8/23/2013 | After dash home, Jeter feels he's 'ready to go'
Playing in his second rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday night, Yankees captain Derek Jeter found himself breaking hard for home plate on a wild pitch and sliding in safely just ahead of the throw. If all goes according to plan, Jeter will play one more game at Triple-A, on Saturday, before joining the Yankees in Toronto on Monday.
8/23/2013 | Padres erase six-run deficit in win vs. Cubs
Will Venable's solo home run in the seventh gave the Padres their first lead, and Jedd Gyorko hit two homers to fuel a comeback from a six-run deficit as the Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs, 8-6, in the opener of a three-game series at Petco Park.
8/23/2013 | Wainwright goes distance, first in NL to 15 wins
With the aid of a timely home run from Matt Holliday and an impressive outing from Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals closed to within two games of baseball's best record Friday.
8/23/2013 | Trio of homers helps Fister cruise against Mets
The Tigers gave Doug Fister plenty of run support, but he certainly didn't need it all in a 6-1 win over the Mets on Friday at Citi Field.
8/23/2013 | Papi sets record straight on Dempster, A-Rod
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wanted to make one thing clear a day after his comments in the USA Today drew plenty of attention: He is not taking the side of Alex Rodriguez over teammate Ryan Dempster.
8/23/2013 | Nats would listen to trade offers for Haren
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he would listen to trade offers regarding right-hander Dan Haren. Rizzo would want a lot in return, however.
8/23/2013 | J-Up ejected by plate umpire after groundout
Braves outfielder Justin Upton was ejected during the sixth inning of Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Cardinals for screaming an expletive that he contends was a product of the frustration he felt after sending a ground ball toward second baseman Kolten Wong.
8/23/2013 | Offensive outburst lets Lyles cruise against Blue Jays
The Astros broke open a close game by scoring five times in the fourth inning Friday, highlighted by a two-run triple by Jonathan Villar, and Jordan Lyles took it from there, holding the Blue Jays to 10 hits and four runs in 7 1/3 innings for a 12-4 win at Minute Maid Park.
8/23/2013 | Trout back in lineup after missing three games
Mike Trout returned to the Angels' lineup for Friday's series opener at Safeco Field, batting third and serving as the designated hitter as he eases his way back from the tight right hamstring that prompted him to miss the last series.
8/23/2013 | Bobblehead a fitting tribute for Mets' Horwitz
Folks purchasing tickets for the Mets game against the Tigers on Friday evening received a Jay Horwitz bobblehead. Some of the proceeds go to the "Hope Shines for Shannon" fund that supports longtime Mets employee Shannon Forde, who is fighting cancer.
8/23/2013 | Rays' four homers plenty to end Yanks' run
The Rays got their bats working early and often in a 7-2 win over the Yankees on Friday night at Tropicana Field, smacking four home runs to snap New York's winning streak at five games.
8/23/2013 | Deduno stymies Tribe as Twins roll in opener
Samuel Deduno allowed a run to the Indians in the first inning, but the Twins quickly answered with a pair of runs in the second and added on later as Minnesota won its second game in a row, taking the first of three games in Cleveland, 5-1.
8/23/2013 | Wedge returns to Mariners after recovering from stroke
Saying he is rested and ready, Eric Wedge returned to his managerial role with the Mariners on Friday, one month and a day after having a stroke during batting practice prior to a game at Safeco Field.
8/23/2013 | Stuck ball leads to inside-the-park HR, Ventura ejection
White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected for the second time this season and sixth time in his career, arguing a call that produced an inside-the-park home run for Ian Kinsler in the third inning of Friday night's game against the Rangers.
8/23/2013 | Barmes' blast backs Morton's commanding start
Clint Barmes jacked a three-run home run in the seventh, and the Pirates received 7 2/3 stellar innings from Charlie Morton in a 3-1 win over the Giants on Friday night.
8/23/2013 | O's outslug A's to gain ground in Wild Card race
Adam Jones homered and Brian Roberts hit a grand slam as the O's overcame an early deficit to down the A's, 9-7, on Friday at Camden Yards.
8/23/2013 | Sizzling Davis carries Crew with pair of homers
In a game that couldn't have been any tighter through seven innings, homers from Khris Davis and Scooter Gennett in the top of the eighth made the difference, as Milwaukee beat Cincinnati, 6-4, at Great American Ball Park.
8/23/2013 | Phils are walk-off winners again on Utley's walk
Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to deliver a 4-3 walk-off win for the Phillies against the D-backs on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
8/23/2013 | With Franklin still hobbled, Ackley starts at second
Dustin Ackley started at second base in place of Nick Franklin for the Mariners in Friday's homestand opener against the Angels. Franklin has been out since he injured his knee in a home-plate collision with A's catcher Derek Norris in Tuesday's win.
8/23/2013 | 'Mission October' show has spotlight on Bucs
MLB Productions' stretch-drive series of up-close and all-access looks at postseason contenders -- "Mission October" -- is leading off with the Pirates. A crew is sticking close to the Bucs this weekend, preparing for the show's Monday debut on Fox Sports 1.
8/23/2013 | Rays confident Delmon has matured
Manager Joe Maddon was Delmon Young's first Major League manager, and he's happy to have the veteran outfielder back with the Rays organization, even if the two had their differences of opinion the first time around.
8/23/2013 | Beachy lands on DL with elbow inflammation
After broadcasting Thursday night's game against the Cardinals for MLB Network, John Smoltz returned to the Braves' team hotel and gave manager Fredi Gonzalez further reason to hope Brandon Beachy is simply experiencing one of the many pitfalls a pitcher can experience when returning from Tommy John surgery.
8/23/2013 | Padres not ruling out surgery for Quentin
Carlos Quentin could be headed for surgery on his injured right knee, Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes and manager Bud Black said Friday. It would be the third knee surgery for Quentin since March 2012.
8/23/2013 | Wilson ready for home debut at Dodger Stadium
Brian Wilson has a World Series ring, so the Dodgers' newest reliever knows a good club when he sees one. And this Dodgers team has all ready made an impression on the former Giants closer.
8/23/2013 | Corporan, Stassi taking time in concussion recoveries
Astros catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi, both of whom were recently placed on the seven-day disabled list for concussions, are at different points in recovery. Corporan said Friday he's at about "50 percent," while Stassi is still trying to get his legs under him.
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