8/9/2013 | MLB Notebook: Lincecum mowing them down
Among all pitchers with at least 1,000 innings through their first seven seasons, Tim Lincecum's 9.74 strikeouts-per-nine innings rank second all-time to Kerry Wood, and ahead of Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
8/9/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: August 9
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
8/9/2013 | Rays see ray of hope in desire for ballpark
Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and team president Matt Silverman have worked tirelessly to convince St. Petersburg's political leaders to allow them to explore ballpark options across the bay in Tampa. Until recently, they'd gotten nowhere. But this week, for the first time, there's hope that things are about to change.
8/9/2013 | Power arms one factor in sapping bats
Yes, offenses are scoring fewer runs and hitting fewer home runs. But there's no single explanation for the recent downturn. Several factors, including the rise of hard-throwing young hurlers, bullpen specialization and a change in offensive philosophy, are at play.
8/8/2013 | Chen outduels Royals nemesis Lester
Bruce Chen got the better of Jon Lester, shutting out the Red Sox for 7 2/3 innings as Kansas City cruised to a 5-1 victory on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium, their 16th win in 20 games since the All-Star break.
8/8/2013 | Nats place Haren on waivers
The Nationals have placed right-hander Dan Haren on revocable trade waivers, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com. CBS Sports was the first to report that Haren was placed on waivers.
8/8/2013 | Harrisburg claims Senior RBI World Series title
For the first time in program history, Harrisburg, Pa., claimed the Senior Baseball Division RBI World Series title with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Tampa, Fla., on Thursday night at Target Field.
8/8/2013 | Tigers roll to 12th straight win to take series sweep
Thursday's series finale was the exclamation point, fueled by a six-run third inning and seven strong innings from Max Scherzer for a 10-3 victory that extended Detroit's winning streak to 12 games.
8/8/2013 | Tom Kelly Field dedicated in Maplewood
The Twins dedicated a newly-renovated field in Maplewood, Minn., to former manager Tom Kelly in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
8/8/2013 | CCandy fashion line launches at MLB.com Shop
CC Sabathia's family, along with Chris Stewart, Travis Hafner, Lyle Overbay, David Robertson and Brett Gardner, with wives and their kids all turned into runway models at the MLB Fan Cave for the launch of the CCandy children's MLB fashion line.
8/8/2013 | Chat transcript with D-backs CEO Hall
During his August chat with fans, D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall talked about the trade of Ian Kennedy, gave an update on several injured players and when some of the organization's prospects will join the big league roster.
8/8/2013 | Bonderman aiming to provide long-relief contributions
The Tigers signed Jeremy Bonderman in mid-July and called him up Monday to see if he could add some experience in a long relief role. It wasn't simply sentimentality about giving a former player another chance. Both Bonderman and the Tigers are treating it as a pitcher trying to fit a role.
8/8/2013 | Iglesias sits with bruised toe on left foot
Add Jose Iglesias to the list of injured Tigers middle infielders. The new everyday shortstop was out of the lineup Thursday for the first time since joining the team Friday, thanks to a bruised toe on his left foot.
8/8/2013 | Leyland wary of Cabrera's play at third base
As soon as Miguel Cabrera's go-ahead homer had cleared the fence Wednesday night, Jim Leyland was getting his defensive moves in place, including Don Kelly shifting in from the outfield to replace Cabrera at third. It wasn't about the risk of re-injury, at least not primarily. It was about the risk of a rally.
8/8/2013 | Tigers' Russell inducted into scouts Hall of Fame
On Thursday, Mike Russell received some long-overdue recognition for his work. The Tigers' scout became the ninth inductee into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Fort Myers, Fla.
8/8/2013 | Reds, Procter & Gamble rehab community field
The baseball diamond tucked behind the Hirsch Recreation Center in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Avondale used to have a service road running right through the field. There was no fence, as the outfield just kept going, down a hill and toward the trees in the distance. That's all changed now.
8/8/2013 | Francona sticking with Cabrera at cleanup
With how Asdrubal Cabrera has hit lately, it might seem time to some that he's lowered in Cleveland's batting order. Tribe manager Terry Francona doesn't think so. Though Cabrera isn't producing at the moment, Francona is confident he will soon, and when that happens, the manager wants those contributions to come at cleanup.
8/8/2013 | Pestano far from forgotten at Triple-A
Vinnie Pestano was understandably upset when the Indians optioned him to Triple-A Columbus at the end of July. But the reliever's spirits have since lifted, and manager Terry Francona said Pestano is far from forgotten, as much as the Indians are concerned.
8/8/2013 | Johnson's pitching appearance a first for Matheny
Rob Johnson's brief pitching appearance on Wednesday marked the first time in Mike Matheny's managerial tenure that he has asked a position player to take the mound. Johnson has now made two relief appearances in his big league career.
8/8/2013 | O's interested in Reynolds, switching up rotation?
Will the Orioles make a play for Mark Reynolds? What will happen to the rotation over the next few weeks? Beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli answers fans' questions in her latest Inbox.
8/8/2013 | Perez working way back from concussion
Royals catcher Salvador Perez is quickly progressing through concussion testing and still feeling fine. After a 15-minute bike workout on Wednesday, he took a supervised jog and underwent more physical testing on Thursday.
8/8/2013 | Holland joins Royals' elite with 30th save
Closer Greg Holland joined esteemed company on Wednesday night becoming just the fourth pitcher in franchise history to record 30 saves in a season. The other three were Joakim Soria, Jeff Montgomery and Dan Quisenberry.
8/8/2013 | Venice unseats Dominican team as Junior RBI champs
The Boys and Girls Club of Venice, Calif., RBI team, led by pitcher Jay Sterner, toppled Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Junior Division World Series with a 2-0 victory at Target Field.
8/8/2013 | Santana, Peavy set for showdown in KC
Ervin Santana will take the hill for the suddenly playoff-hopeful Royals on Friday night, while Jake Peavy will make his second start in a Red Sox uniform.
8/8/2013 | Rangers claim Rios, but trade with White Sox unlikely
The Rangers have claimed Alex Rios off trade waivers from the Chicago White Sox, though a trade is unlikely, Major League sources told MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.
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