6/1/2012 | Twins' Parmelee thriving in first Triple-A stint
The Twins have been impressed with the way first baseman Chris Parmelee has been swinging the bat since being optioned to Triple-A Rochester on May 15.
6/1/2012 | Ryan Doumit gets nod behind the plate
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire decided to switch things up on Friday, as Ryan Doumit caught right-hander Carl Pavano for the first time all season.
6/1/2012 | Indians go as starting pitching goes
When the Indians swept the Tigers May 22-24, their starting pitching was a big reason why. Unfortunately for the Indians, when they dropped the next two series, starting pitching was also a major factor.
6/1/2012 | Stitches removed, Tribe's Marson good to go
The Indians kept catcher Lou Marson out of the lineup for three days for fear a foul tip off his mask would knock loose the stitches in his mouth. So to get him back behind the plate Friday night, they had Marson do the only logical thing: have the stitches removed.
6/1/2012 | Braves-Nats rained out; Minor's start skipped
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez shuffled his rotation after Friday night's game against the Nationals at Nationals Park was postponed because of torrential wind and rain.
6/1/2012 | With Tracy out, Nats looking for bat off bench
With Chad Tracy expected to be out six to eight weeks because of a right abductor strain, the Nationals are looking for a bat to acquire for the bench, according to a baseball source. They want that position player to be able to play the corner infield and outfield spots.
6/1/2012 | Nationals continue to seek center fielder
According to a baseball source, there is a feeling that Bryce Harper is not the long-term answer in center field for the Nationals.
6/1/2012 | Harrelson apologetic over broadcast outburst
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was apologetic on Friday of his emotional outburst aimed toward home-plate umpire Mark Wegner during Wednesday's broadcast, but he couldn't offer any guarantees of it never happening again.
6/1/2012 | Braun exits game with right hip strain
Add a strained right hip to the nagging Achilles issue that has bothered Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
6/1/2012 | 'A little weird' for McGehee in return to Milwaukee
Casey McGehee, who led the Brewers in RBIs during the 2010 season before a season-long slump in 2011 prompted a December trade to Pittsburgh, returned to his former home on Friday for the first Pirates-Brewers matchup of 2012.
6/1/2012 | Lucroy has pin inserted into fractured hand
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy rejoined his Brewers teammates on Friday, a day after undergoing a 30-minute procedure to insert a pin into his fractured right hand.
6/1/2012 | Morgan snaps '12 RBI drought with homer
Nyjer Morgan logged his first RBI of 2012 when he homered off Pirates starter Kevin Correia in the first inning on Friday night at Miller Park to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. It came in Morgan's 139th plate appearance this season.
6/1/2012 | Rays blank Orioles to take top spot in AL East
Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore, 5-0, in the opening game of a weekend series at Tropicana Field between the division's two top teams.
6/1/2012 | Kipnis' slam powers Tribe, Lowe to victory
Jason Kipnis' fourth-inning grand slam provided right-hander Derek Lowe an early working margin and the Indians' starter made it stand over 6 2/3 innings in a 7-1 victory against the Twins in Friday's series opener at Progressive Field.
6/1/2012 | Rivals continue battle in tightly contested East
The Blue Jays and Red Sox continue their three-game set in an afternoon affair at Rogers Centre on Saturday after Boston took the series opener on Friday night.
6/1/2012 | Tomlin, Walters look to stabilize inconsistent staffs
Josh Tomlin and the Indians face P.J. Walters and the Twins in the second game of their series Saturday at Progressive Field. Both clubs hope their young right-handers can stabilize what have been inconsistent starting rotations this year.
6/1/2012 | Talented righties Strasburg, Beachy face off in DC
After Friday night's series opener was rained out, the Nationals will go with Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, while the Braves will skip Mike Minor and hand the ball to Brandon Beachy at Nationals Park.
6/1/2012 | After no-hitter, another pitchers' duel on tap
Statistically-speaking, the series' prime matchup figured to come in Saturday afternoon's clash at Citi Field. The Cardinals will call on Lance Lynn (8-1, 2.54 ERA), while the Mets will turn to R.A. Dickey (7-1, 3.06) to follow-up Johan Santana's historic performance.
6/1/2012 | TV ratings may precede White Sox attendance jump
Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president, sales and marketing, thinks the club will see an uptick in attendance during the current nine-game homestand based on recent television ratings.
6/1/2012 | White Sox Danks nearing return or rehab starts
White Sox left-hander John Danks (left shoulder strain) would like to return from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and start for the White Sox on Tuesday against the Blue Jays. But the southpaw isn't in charge of said schedule.
6/1/2012 | Youth serving White Sox well during run
White Sox captain Paul Konerko believes the emergence of the club's younger players is a big part of the team's recent winning ways, and will continue throughout the season.
6/1/2012 | Wash wouldn't have used Moreland on mound
Manager Ron Washington said he considered the possibility of using a position player to pitch on Wednesday in the Rangers' 21-8 loss to the Mariners.
6/1/2012 | Kirkman better, but Perez, Ramirez struggle
Triple-A Round Rock pitcher Michael Kirkman continues to undergo treatment for skin cancer, but it doesn't seem to impact his pitching.
6/1/2012 | Feeling better, Hamilton gets in some early BP
Josh Hamilton was out on the field Friday for early batting practice. That's a sign that his upper respiratory infection is subsiding.
6/1/2012 | Rangers on track to face Zito, Lincecum in SF
The Rangers are looking at facing Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum during their three-game series with the Giants next weekend at AT&T Park.
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