8/16/2013 | MLB Notebook: Carpenter sparks Cardinals' offense
Matt Carpenter came up just a homer shy of hitting for the cycle Thursday, and his production out of the leadoff spot this season ranks among the best in Cardinals history.
8/16/2013 | Two aces needed for a winning October hand
With an expanded postseason and fewer days off during short series, teams can no longer ride one ace horse in the postseason. Now, one-two punches are more important than ever.
8/16/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 16
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/16/2013 | Contenders gear up for start of the stretch run
Down the stretch they come! At baseball's quarter pole, the excitement of the pennant races is only beginning. Be prepared for a photo finish or two, and untold moments of heartbreak and joy.
8/16/2013 | Royals replay: Shields, Hoz power DH sweep
Ace James Shields fired seven shutout innings and Eric Hosmer hit his second homer of the twin bill to help power the Royals to a 3-0 win and a doubleheader sweep of the Tigers on Friday night.
8/16/2013 | Royals hoping they don't skip beat in Motown
Coming off a doubleheader sweep, right-hander Wade Davis and the Royals aim for their third straight win in the series against Doug Fister and the Tigers on Saturday night.
8/16/2013 | Third to first? Reds like chances in tough division
If these Reds are at the moment a third-place team, they are the best third-place team in baseball. More to the point of their current undertaking, they are the only third-place team currently in a position to qualify for the postseason.
8/14/2013 | Grossman, Astros pull off heist in Oakland
Robbie Grossman's game-saving catch in the 10th inning and Carlos Corporan's RBI double in the 11th gave the Astros their second straight win over the A's on Wednesday night in Oakland.
8/14/2013 | Lights-out Liriano masters Cards in complete game
Recovering from Tuesday's 14-inning dagger had to be hard -- but that's exactly the feat the Bucs turned, stopping the Cardinals, 5-1, Wednesday night to keep 40,644 quiet in Busch Stadium.
8/14/2013 | Astros plan to focus on upgrading bullpen
Astros manager Bo Porter said on Wednesday that upgrading the bullpen will be one of the team's top tasks this offseason. The Astros began play Wednesday with a league-worst 5.37 ERA from their relievers and 21 blown saves, the most in the American League.
8/14/2013 | Norris expects to be behind the plate Thursday
Derek Norris is still on pace to start at catcher for the A's in Thursday's series finale against the Astros as he continues to recover from back spasms that made standing up a challenge just three days ago.
8/14/2013 | Injury ends Lannan's outing vs. Braves early
Left-hander John Lannan left Wednesday's game against the Braves in the second inning because of an injury to his left knee.
8/14/2013 | Nats win fifth straight thanks to Span's catch
Outfielder Denard Span has been inconsistent at the plate, but he is one of the best center fielders in the game and it was his glove that helped the Nationals edge the Giants, 6-5, on Wednesday evening at Nationals Park.
8/14/2013 | Hefner placed on DL to rest injured elbow
A follow-up examination on Jeremy Hefner's right elbow Wednesday revealed that he has a partially torn MCL in the joint, which should require nothing more than rest and rehab, and the Mets expect him to pitch again this season.
8/14/2013 | Hanley returns to lineup from shoulder injury
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was back in the starting lineup Wednesday for the first time since injuring his right shoulder chasing a popup into the stands Aug. 4 in Chicago.
8/14/2013 | Ethier cracks pinch-HR after avoiding scare
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Wednesday night because of a left calf issue, but he delivered a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning to tie the game before the Dodgers went on to beat the Mets, 5-4.
8/14/2013 | Puig, Adrian double up in 12th to sweep Mets
Adrian Gonzalez delivered a walk-off double to score Yasiel Puig in the 12th inning Wednesday night as the Dodgers rallied from four runs down to beat the Mets, 5-4, and extend their win streak to eight games.
8/14/2013 | Giants could be open to Pill playing left field
Acknowledging the intent to create more playing opportunities for Brett Pill, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that playing him in left field "might be an option."
8/14/2013 | Harrison frustrated by persistent back issue
Left-hander Matt Harrison could best describe his 2013 season as forgettable. He started just two games this year due to a back problem that carried into his rehab start on Friday. The Rangers decided to shut him down for the season on Tuesday.
8/14/2013 | Segura displays wheels for unconventional steal
Of his 35 stolen bases this season, Juan Segura's second steal on Tuesday night had to be one of his most memorable -- and least conventional.
8/14/2013 | Owners to be briefed on replay recommendations
An MLB committee examining expanding replay beyond the current boundary calls on home runs will report to owners on Thursday at the quarterly Owners Meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y.
8/14/2013 | Buchholz calls Wednesday 'best day' of recovery
In his two months of trying to get back on the mound for the Red Sox, Clay Buchholz labeled Wednesday's bullpen session as his "best day."
8/14/2013 | Remarkable plays overshadowed by 14-inning loss
The Pirates' 4-3, 14-inning loss in the opener of this series with the Cardinals cheated fans of full appreciation of several extraordinary moments, buried in the rubble of the upsetting finish.
8/14/2013 | Strasburg shares advice for teammate Jordan
Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan has about three more starts before he is shut down for the season because of the Tommy John surgery he had in 2011. Teammate Stephen Strasburg knows what it's like to be shut down for the season.
8/14/2013 | Lawrie's walk-off RBI single lifts Blue Jays in 10
After Brett Cecil blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, denying Esmil Rogers of his fourth victory of the season, Brett Lawrie stroked a single off the glove of Stephen Drew to score Rajai Davis in the 10th, as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox, 4-3, at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night.
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