8/29/2013 | Wright taking slow, steady rehab to Florida
David Wright is heading down to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday to continue his recovery from a strained right hamstring.
8/29/2013 | Asche day to day as Phils rest third baseman
Phillies third baseman Cody Asche tested his right hamstring in running drills before Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Mets, but he did not start as expected.
8/29/2013 | Jimenez returns to Angels on red-eye to replace Nelson
Luis Jimenez, groggy or not, was back in the big leagues, called up from Triple-A Salt Lake late Wednesday night because Chris Nelson strained his right hamstring running down the first-base line and may not return this season. And in the Angels' 2-0 win over the Rays, he went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a run with an RBI single in his first at-bat.
8/29/2013 | Walker is an immense presence on the mound
The past few seasons, I've enjoyed watching Seattle Mariners pitching prospects Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen and James Paxton as they work on the sidelines at the beginning of Spring Training. With the passage of time, I believe the right-handed Walker has the brightest future as well as the biggest upside of the three.
8/29/2013 | Peralta's success forged by craft, deception
Tampa Bay right-hander Joel Peralta entered Thursday's contest among the American League's leaders in appearances (65, tied for first) and holds (34, first). Peralta also leads AL relievers with 212 appearances since joining the Rays in 2011. What makes Peralta a marvel to watch is the fact he's not a hard thrower like many late-inning guys, but he finds a way to get the job done.
8/29/2013 | Indians fans look to reel in some big 'Bucks'
The MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" returned to Progressive Field and gave a couple of Indians fans a shot at winning some cash.
8/29/2013 | Versatile Kelly keeping it cool for Cardinals
Since Joe Kelly permanently rejoined the rotation on July 6, the Cardinals are 8-1 in his starts. But if you ask him -- win, loss or no-decision -- it's just another day at the ballpark.
8/29/2013 | Darvish has No. 1 stuff, but still can improve
There is evidence to suggest Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is close to achieving the title of No. 1 starter. There is also evidence that he is still shy of that mighty badge of pitching honor.
8/29/2013 | No timetable on Mauer's return from concussion
Catcher Joe Mauer was able to do light exercises for the first time on Wednesday at Target Field, and said he's doing better after spending the last week resting at home. But he said he's still feeling some symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound.
8/29/2013 | Chen, three relievers lead KC to fifth straight win
Once the Royals get going, in one direction or another, it's hard to get them to stop. They rolled to their fifth straight victory behind lefty Bruce Chen on Thursday, completing a three-game sweep of the Twins with a 3-1 victory in front of 28,012 fans at sweltering Target Field. The Royals dominated the season series, taking 15 of 19 games from Minnesota.
8/29/2013 | Hochevar transitioning wonderfully to bullpen
Luke Hochevar is heading into the final month of his transitional year from starting pitcher to reliever and the results have been resoundingly good. A starter his entire career, Hochevar has learned to like working out of the bullpen.
8/29/2013 | Mo put past behind him in clinching '98 ALCS
Ask any player on the 1998 Yankees when the club felt the most adversity, and they'll tell you the American League Championship Series against the Indians. Mariano Rivera helped the Yanks prevail, and buried some ghosts from the '97 AL Division Series.
8/29/2013 | Plenty of action ahead in AL homestretch
The last gasps of summer give way to the homestretch of a baseball season with so much still unresolved. This is what we'll be paying particular attention to in the American League.
8/29/2013 | 'Ryno' returns to Wrigley as big league skipper
Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will be back at Wrigley Field this weekend, but he'll be watching from the visitors' dugout as interim manager of the Phillies.
8/29/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 29
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/29/2013 | Pulse of the Postseason: Aug. 29, 2013
After the opening two games of a three-game set at Fenway Park, it's clear the Orioles have some battling to do in order to earn a return to the October promised land -- starting with Thursday's series finale against the Red Sox.
8/29/2013 | Freeman gets short opportunity to rest knee
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez planned to rest first baseman Freddie Freeman -- cranky right knee -- as Joey Terdoslavich got the starting assignment for Thursday night's series finale. But Freeman was pressed into duty when Justin Upton left with a hand injury.
8/29/2013 | Medlen-McCann battery fuels Braves' sweep
Righty Kris Medlen fired seven scoreless innings and Brian McCann belted a decisive three-run homer to power the Braves to a series sweep of the Indians with Thursday night's 3-1 win at Turner Field.
8/29/2013 | Trailblazing umpire Pulli loses battle with Parkinson's
Frank Pulli, an umpire of 28 years in the National League, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Wednesday, USA Today reported.
8/29/2013 | Red Sox transforming into AL's best team
The Red Sox are being transformed right in front of our eyes. They were already a really good baseball team. They scored runs in bunches. They had solid pitching. They had leadership and heart and a lot of the stuff that's difficult to measure. All that said, it was tough to see them as a championship team. No more.
8/29/2013 | Phillips expresses displeasure with reporter
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips launched into a pair obscenity-filled tirades against a Cincinnati newspaper reporter inside the team's clubhouse before Wednesday's game.
8/28/2013 | 'Another run' may already be underway for A's
Bob Melvin, manager of the Oakland Athletics, is firmly convinced that his club will have another stretch of very good baseball. That stretch may have already begun.
8/28/2013 | Desmond makes Marlins pay after intentional walk
Ian Desmond's RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Nationals edge the Marlins, 4-3, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
8/28/2013 | Chacin flirts with no-no as Rockies top Giants
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin didn't allow a Giants hit until Brandon Crawford singled with two outs in the seventh inning to lead the Rockies to a series victory on Wednesday night at Coors Field.
8/28/2013 | First All-Star save was easy as 1-2-3 for Mariano
Mariano Rivera's first All-Star Game was a sign of things to come for the Yankees closer and all-time great. Three up, three down and drive home safely, folks.
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