6/14/2013 | Franklin's rise in Seattle is no surprise
Nick Franklin made an impression on MLB.com columnist and professional scout Bernie Pleskoff during the 2012 Arizona Fall League, and the Mariners' prospect turned starting second baseman has continued his rise all the way to Seattle.
6/14/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 14
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/14/2013 | Aces riding high for Cardinals, Tigers
The Cardinals and Tigers have built deep staffs around their big-name stoppers in 2013, and it's led to plenty of success. Both clubs feature several arms pitching like aces -- not to mention a couple of the league's most consistently dominant pitchers for the past few seasons, too. Clearly their first-place standing is no fluke.
6/14/2013 | 'Bossman' set the tone early on for Uptons
B.J. and Justin Upton not only learned the game of baseball from their father, Manny, the man better known by family and friends as "Bossman" taught the future Atlanta Braves stars how to carry themselves on and off the field.
6/14/2013 | Orioles send Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk
The Orioles optioned rookie Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday's game. A corresponding roster move will be made Friday.
6/14/2013 | Chavez preserves A's bullpen in marathon win
A's reliever Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed just one hit in 5 2/3 innings in helping Oakland complete a three-game sweep of New York.
6/13/2013 | After relieving bullpen, Odorizzi back to Minors
Jake Odorizzi threw 3 1/3 innings against the Royals and gave the Rays' overworked bullpen a rest after Jeremy Hellickson's short start. After the game, he was optioned back to Triple-A Durham as Tampa Bay reinstated Alex Cobb from the bereavement list.
6/13/2013 | Cano upset by A's suspicion of sign stealing
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was involved in a minor flare-up in the 13th inning of New York's 3-2 loss to the Athletics in 18 innings on Thursday when he was accused of stealing signs.
6/13/2013 | Injured fan Stow moves home with family
Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten at Dodger Stadium, returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, according to The Associated Press.
6/13/2013 | Noonan denied first homer by video review
Nick Noonan lost his first Major League home run in Thursday night's ninth inning when umpires reviewed the ninth-inning, leadoff drive he hit off Pittsburgh right-hander Vin Mazzaro.
6/13/2013 | Martin injures wrist diving for ball; X-rays negative
Leonys Martin left the Rangers' 3-1 loss against the Blue Jays on Thursday with a mild left wrist sprain in the eighth inning.
6/13/2013 | Field dedication highlights trip to Dominican
Not even a sustained downpour could dampen the spirits of nearly 100 youngsters and 30 D-backs front-office members when they dedicated a new youth baseball field during their goodwill trip to the Dominican Republic.
6/13/2013 | Donaldson exits marathon with sore hamstring
A's third baseman Josh Donaldson exited Thursday's 3-2, 18-inning victory over the Yankees because of soreness in his right hamstring.
6/13/2013 | Cain delivers strong win on perfecto anniversary
Matt Cain didn't duplicate the wondrous effort he delivered last June 13 -- the 22nd perfect game in baseball history. But he still generated plenty of zeros while allowing two hits in 6 2/3 shutout innings Thursday as the Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-0.
6/13/2013 | Phillies rally just in time to secure win for Lee
The Phillies racked up 16 hits Thursday night without much to show for it until a two-run eighth, picking up a 3-2 victory at Minnesota and snapping a five-game skid.
6/13/2013 | Sharon Robinson speaks at CareFirst event
Sharon Robinson, a former nurse who now serves as vice chairperson of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and as an educational consultant for Major League Baseball, returned to her healthcare roots Thursday as a guest speaker at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's event in Washington.
6/13/2013 | A's walk off in 18th for 11th straight home win
The fact that they won their 11th consecutive game at the Coliseum by sweeping the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings after 5 hours and 35 minutes of grueling play Thursday -- against a future Hall of Fame closer in Mariano Rivera -- it really just amounted to yet another typical work day for these unstoppable A's, who are still carrying around the Mary Poppins-size bag of magic they discovered last year.
6/13/2013 | Lopez, Wright tossed for arguing pair of balk calls
Reliever Wilton Lopez and pitching coach Jim Wright were ejected for arguing a pair of balk calls in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals.
6/13/2013 | Shields won't pitch vs. Rays, but his presence still felt
How big is James Shields' return to Tampa Bay? Big enough that a press conference was held to accommodate all of the interview requests. Shields, after all, was a big part of the Tampa Bay franchise for seven years.
6/13/2013 | Royals interrupt pitchers' duel with big sixth
While Ervin Santana stymied Tampa Bay with tight pitching, the Kansas City offense roared to a 10-1 victory over the Rays on Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
6/13/2013 | Mendoza returns to Trop for Game 2 of series
Luis Mendoza will face Matt Moore in Mendoza's second career start at Tropicana Field on Friday in Game 2 of the four-game set between the Royals and the Rays.
6/13/2013 | Thomas fitting in while Hicks rests hamstring
Aaron Hicks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained left hamstring, said he's feeling better but that it's still too early to pinpoint a return date. With Hicks out, Clete Thomas will be the Twins' regular center fielder.
6/13/2013 | Pressly ready to return from strep throat
Twins reliever Ryan Pressly left Sunday with arm issues and was sent home Wednesday with strep throat but said he should be ready to pitch Thursday.
6/13/2013 | Twins sign Eppley to Minors deal, release Slama
The Twins released Triple-A reliever Anthony Slama on Thursday and signed right-hander Cody Eppley to a Minor League deal, assigning him to Rochester.
6/13/2013 | Adcock grateful for time with Royals
Nate Adcock will resume his career in Reno, pitching for the D-backs' Triple-A team in the Pacific Coast League. He was claimed on waivers by the D-backs from the Royals on Thursday.
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