6/8/2013 | Rehab assignment could be soon for Jackson
Austin Jackson, who has missed about four weeks with a pulled left hamstring, could finally be nearing a Minor League rehab assignment as the hamstring frees him to run at full speed.
6/8/2013 | Hechavarria lifts Marlins to 20-inning marathon win
Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI single in the 20th inning lifted Miami to a 2-1 win over the Mets in a game that matched the longest in Marlins history. A crowd of 20,338 witnessed the most innings ever at Citi Field in a game that lasted six hours and 25 minutes.
6/8/2013 | Hurdle: 'It's just the right time' for Cole's promotion
Gerrit Cole spent much of Spring Training forcing the Pirates to imagine how special he could be as a big league pitcher. Imagination will make way for realization Tuesday night, when Cole will make his Major League debut, starting at PNC Park against the San Francisco Giants and Tim Lincecum.
6/8/2013 | Felix looks to deliver season series win over Yanks
Heading into the seventh of seven games between the two clubs Sunday, a victory for the Mariners behind Felix Hernandez would mean the first time Seattle has taken a season series from the Yankees since 2002. If the Yankees and right-hander David Phelps win, the Mariners will have to wait another year.
6/8/2013 | Pettitte dominates Mariners for 250th career victory
Andy Pettitte held the Mariners to just three hits over 7 1/3 innings, logging the 250th victory of his career in leading the Yankees to a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Safeco Field.
6/8/2013 | Davis' walk-off single gives Blue Jays marathon win
After an entire game's worth of extra innings in a scoring gridlock, Rajai Davis' single down the left-field line drove in Emilio Bonifacio, and sent the Blue Jays to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Rangers on Saturday at Rogers Centre.
6/8/2013 | Harvey exits early with lower back tightness
Mets starter Matt Harvey was forced to exit his start vs. the Marlins on Saturday after experiencing lower back tightness while warming up for the eighth inning.
6/8/2013 | Nationals eyeing June 16 return to hill for Strasburg
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who is on the disabled list because of a lat strain, threw a bullpen session Saturday afternoon and said he didn't have any problems throwing. He will throw in a simulated game Monday in Colorado. If things go well, the club is hoping Strasburg will be ready to start June 16 vs. Cleveland.
6/8/2013 | Karstens undergoes surgery, further weakening staff
Dr. Neal ElAttrache debrided Jeff Karstens' rotator cuff and labrum Friday in Los Angeles. The initial prognosis is for Karstens to be able to begin a throwing program in 10-12 weeks -- the latest in a string of disheartening developments for the popular and combative pitcher.
6/8/2013 | Doumit stays hot, delivers game-winning hit in 11th
Ryan Doumit continued his recent tear, as he delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning to lead the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday evening at Nationals Park. Kevin Correia got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings, while Joe Mauer hit his 100th career homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle.
6/8/2013 | Zimmermann, Diamond get split twin bill going
In the opener of a split doubleheader Sunday, Washington's Jordan Zimmermann will try to continue his stellar season against Minnesota's Scott Diamond, then the Nats' Nathan Karns, seeking his first big league win, opposes the Twins' Samuel Deduno in the nightcap at Nationals Park.
6/8/2013 | Ventura committed to honoring his contract
White Sox manager Robin Ventura has one year left on his deal after the 2013 season, and he made it clear during Saturday afternoon's pregame media session that he is entirely committed to honoring that deal.
6/8/2013 | Area kids show off talent at Nationals Park
Boys and girls ages 7-14 competed Saturday at Nationals Park in the local MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition presented by Scotts, the official lawn care company of Major League Baseball.
6/8/2013 | Sucre placed on DL as Triunfel gets recalled
Rookie catcher Jesus Sucre was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Mariners on Saturday as infielder Carlos Triunfel was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take his spot on the 25-man roster.
6/8/2013 | Santiago steps in for Peavy against A's in Chicago
Hector Santiago heads to the mound as the White Sox take on A.J. Griffin and the A's on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
6/8/2013 | Talented kids display skills at Coors Field
Boys and girls ages 7-14 competed Saturday a Coors Field in the MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Denver Championship presented by Scotts, the official lawn care company of Major League Baseball.
6/8/2013 | 'Funny or Die' to invade @MLB, @Dodgers, @Braves
"Funny or Die" will take over the @MLB, @Dodgers and @Braves Twitter accounts during the Braves-Dodgers game in Los Angeles on Sunday.
6/8/2013 | Anibal scratched from next start with stiff shoulder
Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced prior to Saturday's game against the Indians that Anibal Sanchez has been scratched from his start tomorrow due to a stiff shoulder.
6/8/2013 | Bucs place Hughes on DL, recall Presley
The Pirates on Saturday placed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation and recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A.
6/8/2013 | Hawpe back in big leagues after two-year hiatus
Outfielder Brad Hawpe was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to trade places with reliever Dane De La Rosa because the Angels wanted to go back to 13 position players, and because Hawpe proved himself worthy.
6/8/2013 | McGowan activated from 60-day DL
Major League Baseball is a vessel for incredible stories of perseverance and second chances. Dustin McGowan has spent so much time with the letters "DL" beside his name, it's sometimes hard to remember that the right-hander was once ranked as Baseball America's No. 1 prospect in the Blue Jays organization in 2005.
6/8/2013 | Masterson tasked with getting Tribe on winning track
As the Indians continue to slide and the gap between them and Tigers in the AL Central widens further, they have one saving grace coming on Sunday: They'll have their horse on the hill, with Justin Masterson opposing Jose Alvarez, who makes in MLB debut in place of the ailing Anibal Sanchez.
6/8/2013 | Tigers come through with support for Porcello
Rick Porcello did not get the seventh inning this time. Instead he got run support. The way Porcello has been pitching lately, that's just about all he needs for a win. He finally got it on Saturday with six early runs, enough for the bullpen to hold on for a 6-4 win over the Indians at Comerica Park.
6/8/2013 | Trumbo, Aybar lead Angels to Game 1 victory
Playing their first game in three days, and first of a split doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Angels got a solid start from Tommy Hanson and used a four-run seventh inning to distance themselves in a 9-5 win over the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.
6/8/2013 | Morrison nearing return as rehab stint winds down
Logan Morrison belted a two-run homer for Double-A Jacksonville on Friday night. The Marlins are hoping the first baseman is close to making an impact at the big league level.
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