8/18/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 18
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/18/2013 | Vintage Base Ball World Series glossary of terms
The Santa Clara Stogies played the Bay Area Bootleggers on Saturday in Santa Clara, Calif., in the Vintage Baseball World Series, a game full of former Major Leaguers and run by non-profit organization that runs its two weekend series each year based entirely on baseball rules from 1886.
8/18/2013 | LaRoche's blast caps wild, victorious night for Nats
Tension filled the air at Turner Field between the Nationals and Braves on Saturday night. Before anyone knew it, right-hander Stephen Strasburg and manager Davey Johnson were ejected from the game long before the Nationals defeated the Braves, 8-7, in 15 innings. The game was tied at 7 in the 15th, when Adam LaRoche led off the inning and hit a 1-2 pitch over the right-field wall for his 18th home run.
8/18/2013 | Dodgers join elite company with 10th straight win
The Dodgers won yet again on Saturday, this time behind eight strong innings from Clayton Kershaw, blanking the Phillies, 5-0. The victory puts the Dodgers in elite company. They are 42-8 since June 22, matching the 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals for the best 50-game stretch since 1900.
8/17/2013 | Mets get first look at Harvey-d'Arnaud battery
Travis d'Arnaud, baseball's highest rated catching prospect, will team with a fellow youngster who has lived up to his hype in ace Matt Harvey as the Mets seek a series win against Eric Stults and the Padres Sunday in San Diego.
8/17/2013 | Padres' new padre Hundley helps derail Mets
Nick Hundley hit a two-run home run in his first game since becoming a father to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory over the New York Mets in the third of a four-game series at Petco Park on Saturday night.
8/17/2013 | Reds have work to do to ensure best baseball is ahead
Dusty Baker remains firmly convinced that for the 2013 Cincinnati Reds, the best baseball is still ahead. The Reds could continue to play at their current pace and qualify for the postseason. But to win the division, they're going to have to pick up that pace.
8/17/2013 | Hamilton's walk-off shot in 10th lifts Angels
Josh Hamilton delivered a walk-off home run with one out in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 6-5 victory over the Astros on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
8/17/2013 | Giants go for sweep with rolling Bumgarner
Not much has been able to slow down Giants starter Madison Bumgarner in the last two months. And fortunately for Bumgarner, the only thing that prevented him from his 11th consecutive quality start in his last outing won't be a factor when he takes the hill Sunday against the Marlins.
8/17/2013 | Brewers look to notch series win in finale vs. Reds
The Brewers look to take the series victory of the four-game set in the finale against the Reds. Milwaukee's Wily Peralta faces off against Cincinnati's Homer Bailey at Miller Park on Sunday.
8/17/2013 | Mejia's elbow flareup may end his season
Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia left Saturday night's 8-2 loss to the Padres with the score tied at 1 in the fourth inning because of a sore right elbow, which could ultimately end his season.
8/17/2013 | Triple-A season to influence September callups
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter have begun talking about players who could be called up to the Major Leagues when rosters expand on Sept. 1.
8/17/2013 | Porter likes results from reformed outfield
Astros manager Bo Porter has settled into an outfield configuration of Robbie Grossman in left, Brandon Barnes in center and L.J. Hoes in right, with Mark Krauss getting occasional starts in right.
8/17/2013 | Fields, Lo to share closer's role for Astros
For the first time since they traded closer Jose Veras to the Tigers on July 29, the Astros have narrowed the closing duties to rookies Josh Fields and Chia-Jen Lo.
8/17/2013 | Cain, two-out hits lift Giants in Miami
Another stellar outing from a resurgent Matt Cain and one split-second decision made by Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison changed the Giants' fortunes in a 6-4 win on Saturday night in front of 24,653 at Marlins Park.
8/17/2013 | Gallardo returns to outduel Reds with sharp start
Returning from the disabled list with six weeks left to prove he belongs atop the Brewers' starting rotation, Yovani Gallardo delivered 6 1/3 innings in a 2-0 win against the Reds at Miller Park, where 37,046 fans got a glimpse of an Opening Day starter intent on a late-season surge.
8/17/2013 | Miggy delivers late again with walk-off homer
The crowd of 41,850 at Comerica Park was expecting fireworks after the game on Saturday night. Miguel Cabrera provided them a little early with a walk-off home run into the right-field seats to give the Tigers a 6-5 win against the Royals.
8/17/2013 | Red Sox expect Pedroia back after early exit
Dustin Pedroia was removed for the final half-inning of Saturday's 6-1 win against the Yankees after taking a foul ball off his left shin, but manager John Farrell said he has no reason to expect his second baseman will miss any game action.
8/17/2013 | B.J. out of lineup for fourth time in six games
When B.J. Upton returned from the disabled list earlier this month, he took advantage of what he thought was a fresh start by proving productive during his first five games back. But after struggling at the plate during the early portion of this homestand, he has found himself out of the starting lineup in four of the past six games.
8/17/2013 | Uggla seeing clearer after LASIK eye surgery
Dan Uggla dealt with the discomfort that resulted from the LASIK procedure he underwent on Friday afternoon. But by the time he returned to Turner Field on Saturday, the Braves' second baseman was feeling good, and more important, seeing clearer than he had over the past few months.
8/17/2013 | Braves give back at Miracle League skills clinic
An unseasonably cool and rainy August afternoon did not dampen the spirits of the 57 children from local Miracle League teams who participated in a skills clinic put on by the Braves and the Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids on Saturday at Hunter Memorial Park in Douglasville, Ga. Pitchers Alex Wood and Anthony Varvaro, infielder Paul Janish and strength and conditioning coach Phil Falco were on hand to offer instruction and encouragement.
8/17/2013 | Young exits after second with sore left ankle
Phillies third baseman Michael Young left Saturday's game against the Dodgers after the second inning because of a sore left ankle.
8/17/2013 | Happ conquers Trop in return to site of injury
Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ made a triumphant return to the Tropicana Field mound -- where more than three months ago he was felled by a line drive to the head -- riding two home runs by Adam Lind and one by Jose Bautista to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
8/17/2013 | Scioscia supports case for team record in MVP talks
Although Mike Trout's numbers are certainly worthy of keeping him in the MVP discussion, his case won't be helped by the Angels' disappointing record, and manager Mike Scioscia has no problem with that line of thinking.
8/17/2013 | Stras ejected after throwing behind Simmons twice
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg threw three wild pitches in the bottom of the second inning against the Braves and was ejected by home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson on Saturday night. The last two wild pitches were thrown behind Andrelton Simmons, and Strasburg had already hit Justin Upton with a pitch in the first inning.
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