8/13/2013 | Atlanta, Houston to meet in RBI softball championship
Atlanta will take on Houston in the RBI World Series softball championship game on Wednesday at Target Field.
8/13/2013 | Uggla to have eye surgery, sent to DL
The Braves announced Tuesday that veteran second baseman Dan Uggla has been placed on the disabled list in order to undergo LASIK vision-correcting surgery.
8/13/2013 | Astrodome's fate to be voted on in November
The Houston Astrodome, opened in 1965 as the world's first multipurpose domed sports stadium, will have a chance for a new life this fall. Harris County commissioners approved a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot that will ask voters to authorize up to $217 million in bonds to renovate the Astrodome.
8/13/2013 | De Aza's 11th-inning RBI gives White Sox walk-off win
Alejandro De Aza's walk-off single in the 11th lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field following three Alexei Ramirez errors.
8/13/2013 | Young stars emerging as new faces of MLB
Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki, Derek Jeter, Roy Halladay: These likely future Hall of Famers were all left off the roster for the 2013 All-Star Game in New York. New faces such as Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Bryce Harper filled the starting lineups. Fans are now coming to realize that the transition period has already begun.
8/13/2013 | Twitter pioneer Wilson pays visit to Fan Cave
C.J. Wilson was the first active Major League Baseball player on Twitter -- five years, 125 starts and nearly 17,000 tweets ago. On Tuesday morning, the Angels left-hander talked social media, among other topics, in a visit to the MLB Fan Cave.
8/13/2013 | Super men: Prado, Zobrist star at many positions
The D-backs' Martin Prado and the Rays' Ben Zobrist are redefining what it means to be a utility player, as the versatile veterans are essentially everyday players who change positions from game to game.
8/13/2013 | When it comes to decisions, Fredi has magic touch
He tries it, and it always works. Well, so it seems for Fredi Gonzalez, spending his third season as the Braves' affable manager and ongoing magic man when it comes to decisions.
8/13/2013 | Cardinals recall Curtis to bolster infield depth
Infielder Jermaine Curtis has looked at the big picture and knows his second big league stint won't be an extended stay. With Yadier Molina and Shane Robinson expected to come off the disabled list Thursday, another roster move is pending.
8/13/2013 | Many of this year's draftees off to good starts
A team's Draft can't be truly evaluated until several years later. The objective is to find and develop big leaguers and no rings are handed out for which teams' draftees performed the best in their opening summer. But it's still fun to look to see who has the early lead.
8/13/2013 | Spoiler alert: Also-rans gear up for contenders
Teams like the Astros, Brewers, Cubs and White Sox have long had their dreams of October baseball dashed. But they'll still be playing very meaningful September games against other teams in the hunt.
8/13/2013 | 'Bucks on the Pond' makes return Cleveland visit
The hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford just rolled through its first birthday with a total of $19,075 handed out for extra gameday spending money on the concourses of 24 Major League ballparks to date. Now it's back to Cleveland to see if four fans can become the first Indians contestants to bank some cash.
8/13/2013 | Latecomers Puig, Myers make another big rookie year
The 2012 rookie class, led by Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, was off the charts, so the fairly universal reaction was that we wouldn't see freshmen like those for years to come. Then along came Yasiel Puig and Wil Myers.
8/13/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 13
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/13/2013 | Moustakas diagnosed with strained left calf
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went through tests on Tuesday morning to confirm that he has a left calf strain. He is listed as day to day, but is not expected to play Wednesday against the Marlins.
8/13/2013 | Marlins persevere to give Royals hook in 10th
Rookie Jose Fernandez did his part with seven scoreless innings in a no-decision, as Christian Yelich delivered the go-ahead single in the 10th inning to lift the Marlins in a 1-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night.
8/13/2013 | Urrutia confirms defection of Cuban slugger Abreu
If anyone can understand what Cuban slugger Jose Abreu is going through these days, it's Orioles outfielder Henry Urrutia, who defected from the island two years ago. That's part of the reason Abreu called Urrutia from an undisclosed location outside of Cuba on Sunday.
8/12/2013 | Showalter proud of his tenure as D-backs manager
The last time Buck Showalter managed a game at Chase Field, it was Oct. 2, 2000, and he was finishing up his three-year tenure as the D-backs' first skipper. D-backs fans certainly haven't forgotten. They gave Showalter a warm ovation when he was introduced. Leaning on the dugout railing, Showalter tipped his cap to the crowd.
8/12/2013 | Rockies run away with opener vs. Padres
The Rockies are still fighting to remain in contention in the National League West, chasing a phantom in a Dodgers club that refuses to lose. But Colorado continued to show resiliency Monday night, winning its fourth straight game, this one by a margin of 14-2 against San Diego at Coors Field.
8/12/2013 | Fan dies after fall at Turner Field
A man has died after falling approximately 65 feet from an upper-level platform at Turner Field into the players' parking lot on Monday night before the Braves' game against the Phillies, according to an emailed statement from Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee.
8/12/2013 | Moustakas day to day with left calf tightness
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Monday night's 6-2 win over the Marlins in the fifth inning with tightness of the left calf, sustained while running the bases.
8/12/2013 | Montero, Bloomquist move closer to rehab stints
A pair of injured D-backs position players could begin rehab assignments as soon as the end of the week. Both Miguel Montero (lower back) and Willie Bloomquist (left hand) beegan swinging the bat over the weekend after returning to baseball activities in the field.
8/12/2013 | Cahill likely to rejoin rotation this weekend
D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill appears set to rejoin the rotation in Pittsburgh this weekend following a third rehab start for Triple-A Reno on Sunday. The 25-year-old worked seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. He threw 98 pitches and 55 strikes.
8/12/2013 | Kuroda's stellar start gives Yanks back-to-back wins
It had been a month since the Yankees enjoyed a winning streak of any length, but with Hiroki Kuroda toeing the pitching rubber, there seemed to have been no better choice on their roster to get one going. Kuroda continued his stellar run by whipping eight innings of scoreless three-hit ball on Monday night, leading the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Angels at Yankee Stadium.
8/12/2013 | Albers tops stellar debut with two-hit shutout
Andrew Albers threw a two-hit shutout in just his second big league start, and he was backed by a pair of homers from Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe to lead the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Indians on Monday night at Target Field.
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