4/28/2014 | Braves find fortune with Harang's improbable start
Through his first five starts with the Braves, the rejuvenated 35-year-old Aaron Harang has posted a Major League-best 0.85 ERA.
4/28/2014 | Gallo, Lively are Pipeline Prospects of the Week
Infielder Joey Gallo of Myrtle Beach (Rangers) and Ben Lively of Bakersfield (Reds) are Pipeline Prospects of the Week.
4/28/2014 | Plate patience leads to walks, runs for efficient Twins
Minnesota leads the Majors with 121 walks entering Monday, as they've walked in 12.9 percent of their plate appearances, which is a major reason why the team also leads the league in runs scored.
4/28/2014 | Zimmer's capabilities could make him future ace
Right-hander Kyle Zimmer has the upside of a starter capable of giving his team consistent, long outings by using a full repertoire of four quality pitches with good command.
4/28/2014 | Braves defying logic with remarkable start on mound
By Thursday, the Atlanta Braves could complete the compiling of the lowest end-of-April starters' ERA in the big leagues in nearly four decades.
4/28/2014 | Three up, three down: Braves humming on hill
The Braves are challenging records in terms of ERA. Having won four in a row and sitting atop the National League East, the Braves have a 2.04 ERA.
4/28/2014 | Hard to stay on top in Power Rankings
The latest Power Rankings are out, and for the third consecutive week, a new team has ascended to the top.
4/28/2014 | For Beltran, job extends beyond on-field duty
Carlos Beltran's official job may be to play right field for the Yankees, but the veteran believes there is much more to it, particularly being an available resource for younger players.
4/28/2014 | For starters, Mets' rotation among best in business
The Mets have transformed into one of the surprise teams in baseball thanks mostly to their starting rotation, whose 3.46 ERA through 25 games ranks sixth in the league.
4/28/2014 | Weiler brings inspiring vision to Hurdle, Bucs
Bryce Weiler is 22, a few weeks from graduating from the University of Evansville. Having been blind since he was born, Weiler has inspired many with his love of sports, which he brought to the Pirates when he visited manager Clint Hurdle.
4/28/2014 | Mets-Phils rivalry adds dynamic to friendship
For Mets prospect Dominic Smith and Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford, who spent much of the past six years playing alongside each other, looking across the field to see such a friend in a rival's dugout may take some adjusting.
4/28/2014 | Book looks at quiet era in Yankees history
As baseball's most storied franchise, there has been enough written about the Yankees to fill a library. Every aspect of one of the world's most recognizable sports team has been studied, examined, chronicled. Well, almost every aspect.
4/28/2014 | MLB Notebook: Abreu enjoying monstrous month
The White Sox -- behind Jose Abreu's homer and four RBIs -- defeated the Rays, 9-2, on Sunday. After Sunday's power display, Abreu has 10 home runs and 31 RBIs. Both marks are the most for any rookie ever through the end of April.
4/28/2014 | Big-time players emerge seemingly out of nowhere
One of the most beautiful parts of an always-stunning, ever-confounding game is the success story that appears from the clouds. Every year, at least a few weeks in, we're tantalized by the stories of the men that make us say, "Who are these guys?" Already, there's plenty to embrace from this year's crop.
4/28/2014 | Pipeline preview: Gray, Biddle headline Monday's slate
Tuning in to Minor League action on Monday will allow fans to check in on two of the game's finer pitching prospects, Jon Gray and Jesse Biddle, can do for an encore performance after impressive outings last time out.
4/28/2014 | Brewers out to make statement in St. Louis
Yes, life has been good for the 2014 Brewers. They have so far beaten both expectations and opponents with real regularity. But now come the hard part, playing the Cardinals. The Brewers will be in St. Louis for a three-game series starting Monday night. This sort of arrangement has generally led to something other than good news for the Brewers.
4/28/2014 | Future hinted by Marlins' strong rotation
When it comes to pitching, the Marlins believe they are well-armed. In time, they also expect to become very formidable. It's just a matter of when they will reach the next level.
4/28/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 28
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/28/2014 | Springer brings perspective to life and baseball
George Springer brings a 1,000-rpm mentality to his game -- a big reason why he's one of the more exciting prospects in baseball and giving the Houston Astros a boost in their outfield. There have been times, though, when his tendency to go a mile a minute has tripped him up. Not between the lines -- though he does need to pace himself there, as well -- but with his speech.
4/28/2014 | Cards option Wong, Robinson to Memphis
Outfielder Randal Grichuk and infielder Greg Garcia will join the Cardinals for their series against Milwaukee. Kolten Wong and Shane Robinson were sent to Triple-A.
4/28/2014 | Pitching across MLB has day of record quality
Home runs and diving catches dominate the highlight reels, but Sunday was all about the pitchers. The day provided a first -- a rarity in a sport that has been around for so long -- as a record 10 pitchers completed at least seven innings while allowing three hits or less.
4/28/2014 | What's Next: Individuals emerge at April's end
The standouts seem to be pulling ahead of the pack while the 30 clubs continue to jockey for position in a campaign that is still in its early stages.
4/27/2014 | Cano ready for first trip back to Yankee Stadium
Robinson Cano's inaugural trip back to New York will include more than one first. Consider: It's his first time wearing another team's uniform in Yankee Stadium, and his first chance to show off the well-manicured beard he's grown since he signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners last offseason.
4/27/2014 | Sore foot keeps Gardner from starting lineup
Brett Gardner's left foot was still sore a day after getting hit by Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri in the eighth inning of Saturday's game.
4/27/2014 | Yankees working to keep suspended Pineda sharp
With Michael Pineda suspended for 10 games following his ejection for having pine tar on his neck in Wednesday's game against Boston, the challenge for the Yankees is keeping Pineda sharp until he can be slotted back into the rotation.
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