8/31/2013 | Leesman, Anderson to join club on Sunday
Left-handed pitcher Charlie Leesman and catcher Bryan Anderson will be called up by the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday when rosters expand.
8/31/2013 | Brewers planning few September callups
With so many of their young prospects already in the Major Leagues, the Brewers were planning Saturday for an extremely short list of September callups. Only one addition is expected Sunday, when active rosters expand from 25 to 40 -- reliever Donovan Hand.
8/31/2013 | Gorzelanny won't compete for '14 rotation
After experimenting with him as a starter, the Brewers have moved left-hander Tom Gorzelanny back to the bullpen and view him as a reliever heading toward next season.
8/31/2013 | Tuiasosopo takes grounders in case of need at third
Long before Matt Tuiasosopo emerged as a power-hitting outfielder in the Tigers' anti-lefty lineup, he was a corner infielder who played third base in Spring Training while Miguel Cabrera was at the World Baseball Classic. His summer made that easy to forget, but with Cabrera dealing with abdominal issues again, it's becoming fresh in Tigers' minds.
8/31/2013 | All-time Twins great Morneau dealt to Pirates
After 11 years in Minnesota, Justin Morneau is heading to Pittsburgh. The Twins traded their longtime first baseman to the Pirates for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named or cash, both clubs announced on Saturday afternoon.
8/31/2013 | Davey thinks Harper's knee could still be an issue
When Bryce Harper didn't run out a routine ground ball in the eighth inning on Friday night, bench coach Randy Knorr questioned the All-Star's effort on some plays this season. Before Saturday's game, manager Davey Johnson agreed that Harper should have sprinted down the line, but also wondered if his left knee was still bothering him.
8/31/2013 | Nats give Rendon a break, start Lombo at second
Steve Lombardozzi started at second base for the second time in four games on Saturday, a move that manager Davey Johnson explained as an effort to give Anthony Rendon some more time off.
8/31/2013 | Morneau, first-place Pirates eye sweep of Cardinals
Justin Morneau, the 2006 American League MVP, is expected to make his Pirates debut at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon, when Pittsburgh tries to sweep Joe Kelly and the Cardinals and extend their National League Central lead over St. Louis to two games.
8/31/2013 | Marlins to shut down Fernandez after two more starts
At last, there is a more clear shutdown date for Jose Fernandez. The energized Marlins rookie will make two more starts, and they won't combine for more than 12 total innings.
8/31/2013 | Reliever Webb composes own walk-out song
With 66 1/3 innings under his belt, Ryan Webb ranks seventh among National League relievers in innings pitched. Still, the Marlins right-hander has found time to pursue a passion -- creating music.
8/31/2013 | Coghlan among callups on first day roster expands
In search of offensive help, the Marlins are hoping some arrives on Sunday afternoon. Miami is planning on calling up Chris Coghlan on the first day rosters can expand.
8/31/2013 | Wilson, Angels look to finish road trip with sweep
On Sunday, C.J. Wilson and the Angels aim to win the eighth contest of their nine-game road trip by sweeping Milwaukee at Miller Park. Kyle Lohse, on the hill for the Brewers, faltered in his previous outing, but the Crew is 9-2 in his last 11 starts.
8/31/2013 | Indians try to solve Tigers in season series finale
The Indians and Tigers will meet for the last time in the regular season Sunday at Comerica Park, with Detroit's AL Central lead at 8 1/2 games. Righty Danny Salazar will take the ball for the Tribe, while right-hander Justin Verlander will pitch for Detroit.
8/31/2013 | Ackley gaining confidence in center and at plate
A year of transition for Dustin Ackley is turning into a breakout second half as the Mariners' new center fielder has begun putting things together both at the plate and in the field.
8/31/2013 | Mariners plan to call up reliever Wilhelmsen
Major League clubs can expand their rosters on Sunday when the September callups are allowed beyond the normal 25-man rosters, and former closer Tom Wilhelmsen will be one of the players the Mariners bring up in the next few days.
8/31/2013 | Walker becomes youngest Mariner to win debut
When Taijuan Walker shut down the Astros for five innings on two hits and one unearned run on Friday, he became the youngest Mariners starting pitcher ever to win his Major League debut.
8/31/2013 | Coke, Perez join Tigers with Castellanos close behind
Phil Coke's trip to Triple-A Toledo wasn't so much a demotion as it was a brief hiatus. Nick Castellanos' season in Toledo was a developmental stop along his maturation to a Major League talent. Both are about to play a role in the Tigers' stretch drive.
8/31/2013 | After big first frame, Saunders, 'pen cruise past Astros
Joe Saunders picked up his first win in nearly a month on Saturday night as the Mariners topped Houston, 3-1, for their third straight victory at Minute Maid Park.
8/31/2013 | Buchholz's dugout visit catches Farrell by surprise
Rehabbing right-hander Clay Buchholz surprised Red Sox manager John Farrell on Friday night, but not with the way he pitched for Triple-A Pawtucket.
8/31/2013 | Struggling Tazawa remains late-inning option
Red Sox manager John Farrell remains confident in and is sticking by struggling reliever Junichi Tazawa, in part because he doesn't have much in the way of other options late in the game.
8/31/2013 | Tigers play it safe by sitting Miggy against Tribe
After early exits the previous two games, Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Cabrera remains day to day with abdominal irritation.
8/31/2013 | Doubront aims to continue Boston's strong pitching
The Red Sox, who are in the midst of a remarkable run of outstanding pitching, will try to close out the White Sox with a sweep on Sunday at Fenway Park behind left-hander Felix Doubront. Rookie right-hander Andre Rienzo will take the mound for Chicago.
8/31/2013 | Peavy beats former mates at Fenway Park
Facing his former teammates for the first time, Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy beat the White Sox, 7-2, on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Peavy allowed two runs over seven innings, while a balanced offense handed John Danks the loss.
8/31/2013 | Morneau energized by atmosphere surrounding Bucs
The Pirates went all-in Saturday, with GM Neal Huntington pushing another stack of chips in the middle of the table to land Justin Morneau. "To look up and see the stands full, and the boys up big ... it was pretty special," Morneau said after the Bucs' 7-1 win over the Cards at PNC Park. "It's something I'll probably never forget."
8/31/2013 | Kendrick faces Arrieta, Cubs, looking to even record
Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick (10-11) matches up against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, who hasn't losing at Wrigley Field this season, in the rubber game of the three-game weekend series and the season finale between the clubs on Sunday.
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