3/15/2013 | Pence, Torres provide thump as Cain shines
Hunter Pence drove in three runs with a homer and a double to back Matt Cain's pitching and propel the San Francisco Giants to a 5-2 Cactus League victory Friday over the Texas Rangers.
3/15/2013 | Jeter set to man shortstop in consecutive games
Derek Jeter plans to be in the Yankees' lineup playing shortstop on Saturday against the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field, marking his first defensive duty in consecutive games.
3/15/2013 | Manuel looking for more from young relievers
The Phillies have been looking for relievers who can pitch more than an inning. So far this spring, they've used seven different relievers in a longer role.
3/15/2013 | Hudson acknowledges he has work to do
When Tim Hudson exited his start against the Tigers on Feb. 27, he was confident that he would have plenty of time to build necessary arm strength. But with two weeks left until the regular season, the veteran is growing a little more concerned.
3/15/2013 | Morban crushes two homers as Mariners top Halos
Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak broke an early tie with an opposite-field homer in the fourth inning, and a split Seattle squad topped the Angels, 8-5, on Friday afternoon in Tempe.
3/15/2013 | Bottom of order comes up clutch in Brewers victory
Chris Narveson was let off the hook after a two-run first inning when Blake Lalli drove in Jean Segura with a suicide squeeze to tie the game in the Brewers' 4-3 victory on Friday. Segura went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Lalli was 1-for-1 with a walk and the other two RBIs.
3/15/2013 | Pujols on track to play first base within the next week
Even with all the speculation about when Albert Pujols' knee will be fully healthy and when he'll be able to play in the field, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the timetable for his star first baseman is relatively clear in his mind. According to Scioscia, Pujols is nearly ready at the plate and will play in the field within the next week.
3/15/2013 | Trout enjoying first full Major League Spring Training
Mike Trout has already won a Rookie of the Year Award, a Silver Slugger and finished second in the voting for the American League Most Valuable Player. One thing the Angels outfielder hasn't done yet, however, is partake in a full big league Spring Training.
3/15/2013 | No one sure what to expect from post-prime Pujols
Still hobbled five months following right knee surgery, Albert Pujols is no sure thing to be ready to play first base on Opening Day. Will the veteran slugger rebound from a down first year in the AL or decline further in 2013?
3/15/2013 | White Sox optimistic, but won't rush Danks
In the matter of John Danks breaking camp as part of the White Sox starting rotation, pitching coach Don Cooper remains optimistic but realistic.
3/15/2013 | Baez predicted walk-off homer vs. Japan
As Javier Baez was headed to the plate in the ninth inning Friday with the Cubs tied at 5 against Team Japan, he told Welington Castillo, who was on deck, to relax.
3/15/2013 | Baez, Cubs rally to top Japan's Classic squad
Team Japan surprised some of the Cubs with their power but in the end, Chicago shortstop Javier Baez stole the show. Baez hit a pair of home runs, including a walk-off two-run shot in the ninth, to power the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over Team Japan in an exhibition game Friday.
3/15/2013 | McCarthy, bullpen impress in tie with A's
Unable to score in the final five innings, the D-backs and A's played to a 2-2 tie Friday in front of a sellout crowd at Salt River Fields.
3/15/2013 | Cubs-White Sox rivalry among game's most unique
Derrick White. Mike Caruso. Brant Brown. Felix Diaz. Each is relatively unknown in baseball circles, but all will be remembered with temporary hero status in the context of one of the game's liveliest rivalries, the Cubs versus the White Sox.
3/15/2013 | Viciedo, Sox slam Cubs in final spring meeting
As rivalry games between the Cubs and White Sox go, Friday's 15-3 White Sox victory at Camelback Ranch wouldn't rank on the list of Top 10 matchups.
3/15/2013 | Porcello solid in five as Tigers top Blue Jays
Rick Porcello pitched as if he had something to prove Friday, tossing five solid innings as the Tigers topped the Blue Jays, 4-2.
3/15/2013 | After questionable call, Aybar strikes back
Erick Aybar delivered for the Dominican Republic on Thursday, despite a two-strike count. And the second strike called was deemed questionable by Aybar and his team.
3/15/2013 | Sutter helping out at Cards camp for first time
This year there's a new face at Cardinals camp, as the organization finally convinced Hall-of-Fame closer Bruce Sutter to return to uniform as an extra coach.
3/15/2013 | Sabathia in good shape after spring debut
The Yankees have been in no hurry to see CC Sabathia pitching against an opposing lineup, but as the ace left-hander made his Spring Training debut on Friday, he said there should be no issue getting ready to start on Opening Day.
3/15/2013 | Hafner hits first spring homer to back strong CC
CC Sabathia pitched five innings in his spring debut while Francisco Cervelli and Travis Hafner homered as the Yankees defeated the Marlins, 7-3, on Friday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/15/2013 | No reason for Manuel not to keep managing
It's really a no-brainer. If Charlie Manuel wishes to keep managing the Philadelphia Phillies slightly beyond forever, then he should be able to do just that.
3/15/2013 | Positive mental attitude fuels C.J.'s success
With his dedication to having a positive mental attitude and his ability to use varied off-field activities to relax, C.J. Wilson has developed into one of the game's premiere starters.
3/15/2013 | Wandy to start Saturday for Dominican Republic
Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been tabbed to start for the Dominican Republic on Saturday at Marlins Park at 1 p.m. ET, in the final game of Pool 2 in this year's World Baseball Classic.
3/15/2013 | Time short for Greinke to be ready for season
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke and his cranky elbow resumed playing catch Friday and it appeared to go well, only hours after manager Don Mattingly indicated the window is quickly closing for Greinke to be ready for his first scheduled regular-season start April 2.
3/15/2013 | Lincoln nearing return to bullpen competition
Right-hander Brad Lincoln is nearing a return from his brief absence with shoulder soreness, but he is coming back to a crowded competition for spots in the Blue Jays' bullpen.
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