8/27/2013 | Red Sox riding their rotation into crunch time
If the most deafening roars heard around Fenway Park on Tuesday were after the majestic home run by Mike Napoli or the second long ball of the night by Shane Victorino, the most significant occurrence continued to be on the mound -- where the Red Sox have dominated of late.
8/27/2013 | Missed chances, miscues cost Reds in loss to Cards
Manager Dusty Baker tried to paint the archnemesis as normal on Tuesday afternoon. "You have to realize they put their pants on the same way we do," Baker said. That might be true, but by Tuesday evening, it was again clear who has been wearing the pants in the Reds-Cardinals relationship. St. Louis claimed a 6-1 victory over Cincinnati to ensure another series win with one game left.
8/27/2013 | Rangers score on balk to prevail in 10th
Ian Kinsler scored on a balk by pitcher Danny Farquhar with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Rangers to beat the Mariners, 4-3, on Tuesday night and remain 2 1/2 games in front of the Athletics in the American League West.
8/27/2013 | Cards continue to win behind Kelly, pad Central lead
The Cardinals continue to win when Joe Kelly is on the mound, with Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Reds the latest in Kelly's growing list of quality starts. The victory, which came in front of 35,201 fans at Busch Stadium, improves the Cardinals to 10-4 against the Reds and sets them up for a shot at a series sweep against a team they are trying to bury in the standings.
8/27/2013 | Offense keeps quiet as Kershaw's win streak ends
The Dodgers still have a comfortable lead in the National League West, but they lost to the Cubs on Tuesday night, 3-2, with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. That's five Dodgers losses in the last 10 games, with a total of nine runs scored in the losses.
8/27/2013 | Wood outshines Kershaw under Los Angeles lights
Travis Wood stole the spotlight from Clayton Kershaw, this season's favorite for the National League Cy Young Award, as the Cubs posted a 3-2 win and snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
8/27/2013 | Zunino begins Triple-A rehab assignment
Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, who played Tuesday night at Triple-A Tacoma in his first game since breaking the hamate bone in his left hand, could be back in the Majors next week.
8/27/2013 | Seventh wonder: Victorino powers rout
Shane Victorino had a career-high seven RBIs as the Red Sox knocked around Wei-Yin Chen for eight runs, scored five more off Baltimore relievers and rolled to a 13-2 victory to open a three-game series with the Orioles at Fenway Park.
8/27/2013 | Chen's worst start leads to blowout loss
Coming off Sunday's series win over the A's that brought them within two games of the American League Wild Card, the Orioles squandered a chance to gain ground Tuesday, starting a pivotal three-city road trip off with an ugly 13-2 loss to the American League East-leading Red Sox.
8/27/2013 | Torres to have surgery for bone spurs in foot
Outfielder Andres Torres will undergo surgery Wednesday to have bone spurs removed from his left Achilles tendon. The surgery will be performed in Charlotte, N.C., by Dr. Robert Anderson, the Carolina Panthers' orthopedist and a foot specialist, who examined Torres on Tuesday.
8/27/2013 | Hitting well, Rizzo stays away from LA's Kershaw
Anthony Rizzo is looking much better at the plate, which is why Cubs manager Dale Sveum didn't want the first baseman to get out of whack Tuesday against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
8/27/2013 | Oswalt eager to return after simulated game
Many would look at 35-year-old Roy Oswalt's aging body and, with less than a month left in the season, say he should start planning for next year. But after throwing his second simulated game at Coors Field on Tuesday as he rehabs a strained left hamstring, Oswalt is much more optimistic.
8/27/2013 | A's take it to Verlander in rain-shortened win
The A's scored five runs against Justin Verlander in a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The game ended in the sixth after an 80-minute rain delay.
8/27/2013 | Niese does it all in second career shutout
Jon Niese was sensational Tuesday night, giving the Mets a spark on the mound with a complete game and at the plate with a three-run double to lead New York to a 5-0 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.
8/27/2013 | Pettitte, Soriano turn back clock in rout of Jays
The Yankees flexed some serious right-handed muscle while celebrating a sterling effort by left-hander Andy Pettitte, slugging four home runs in a 7-1 pounding of the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.
8/27/2013 | Washington fine with Kinsler bunting ahead of Beltre
Rangers manager Ron Washington said he's not going to stop Ian Kinsler from trying to bunt for a base hit, even if it leaves the Rangers in a situation where the opponent intentionally walks Adrian Beltre.
8/27/2013 | CarGo feels 'way better' in batting practice
For the first time in nearly three weeks, Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez took batting practice before Tuesday's game against the Giants. Gonzalez has not played since Aug. 4 due to a sprained right middle finger that has bothered him since July 7.
8/27/2013 | Ohlendorf, Nationals four-hit Marlins
Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf gave the Nationals five quality innings and helped them edge the Marlins, 2-1, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
8/27/2013 | Mo shares 'Boss' memories with Toronto staffers
As Yankees closer Mariano Rivera stepped into the executive lounge at Rogers Centre on Tuesday to meet with 20 Blue Jays employees, there were more than just a handful of smiles.
8/27/2013 | Sarah's Take: Scully's 2014 return is great news
When Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, announced on Friday that he will return for his 65th season, every Dodgers fan rejoiced. Many people dislike their jobs and can't wait to retire. At 85 years old, Scully still enjoys what he has done since 1950, when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn. He has excelled at his job, making everyone believe that he is the greatest sports broadcaster who has ever lived.
8/27/2013 | Uggla homers in possible final rehab tuneup
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went 2-for-4 in what is expected to be his final rehab game before he is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
8/27/2013 | Rodney blows save as Rays lose ground to Boston
Fernando Rodney blew his eighth save of the season as the Rays squandered a late four-run lead en route to a 6-5 loss to the Angels on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
8/27/2013 | Aybar's double caps Angels' rally vs. Rodney, Rays
Erick Aybar's go-ahead double in the ninth capped an Angels rally from four runs down in a 6-5 win over the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
8/27/2013 | Kubel designated for assignment by D-backs
Relegated to a pinch-hitting role less than a year after posting a 30-home run season, Jason Kubel's gradual descent from lineup mainstay to expendable asset came to an end Tuesday as the D-backs designated the veteran outfielder for assignment.
8/27/2013 | Erlin to take Volquez's spot in rotation
The Padres named a replacement for Edinson Volquez in the starting rotation -- left-hander Robbie Erlin, who will start Wednesday against the D-backs at Chase Field.
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