4/17/2013 | Nationals' win over Marlins is battery powered
On Tuesday, Nationals manager Davey Johnson spoke about how much Ross Detwiler has matured, how much he's learned and how much he's still growing. On Wednesday night, Detwiler proved his manager right with his third straight excellent start to begin the season.
4/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: April 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
4/17/2013 | Dodgers facing big-money challenge
It's not how much money a baseball team spends. It's how the money is spent. The Dodgers have been on a spending spree that has them challenging the Yankees for the highest payroll in the game. Now, however, comes the hard part -- trying to translate the payroll into wins.
4/17/2013 | Capuano exits with strained left calf
Filling in for injured starter Zack Greinke, Chris Capuano left Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Padres in the top of the third inning due to a strained left calf. He'll have an MRI Wednesday or Thursday.
4/17/2013 | Dodgers' depth being tested early
As the old adage goes, a team can never have enough pitching, and the Dodgers are finding that out. A sudden wave of injuries to L.A.'s starting rotation has turned what was once a Spring Training surplus into an April shortage.
4/17/2013 | Amarista's four RBIs back Marquis' gem in LA
Jason Marquis allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings and Alexi Amarista drove in four runs as the Padres defeated the Dodgers, 9-2, and earned their first series win of the season at Dodger Stadium.
4/17/2013 | Rockies pay tribute to Boston with 'Sweet Caroline'
The Rockies joined baseball teams across the Major Leagues in tribute to those killed and injured in the bombing at Monday's Boston Marathon by playing "Sweet Caroline" -- a Fenway Park staple -- before the eighth inning of Tuesday's second game against the Mets.
4/17/2013 | Avilan injures left hamstring delivering a pitch
Braves reliever Luis Avilan left Tuesday night's game after delivering a pitch in the ninth inning of Atlanta's 6-3 win over the Royals. The left-hander grabbed his left leg and fell to the ground while throwing a pitch, with the Braves later saying Avilan sustained a hamstring strain and cramping. He'll be reevaluated on Wednesday.
4/17/2013 | Dodgers borrow Fenway ritual to honor Boston
The Dodgers paid tribute to the city of Boston by playing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" on the public-address system between the seventh and eighth innings of Tuesday night's game against the Padres.
4/17/2013 | Twins place Mastroianni on DL, recall Arcia
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni, who was a late scratch from the lineup in the Twins' 8-6 victory over the Angels on Tuesday night, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left ankle after the game. With Mastroianni going on the DL, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
4/17/2013 | Fister cruises in Seattle against former club
Doug Fister had to move out of town 1 1/2 years ago, but he's still making himself at home at Safeco Field, tossing seven sharp innings in the Tigers' 6-2 victory Tuesday night.
4/17/2013 | Reds pay tribute to Boston with 'Sweet Caroline'
"Sweet Caroline" has traditionally been played during the eighth inning at Red Sox home games. Many teams around Major League Baseball paid homage to Boston and the Red Sox by playing the song, including the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
4/17/2013 | Fenway tradition played in honor of bombing victims
The Indians wanted to let everyone back in Boston know that the Cleveland community is keeping them in their thoughts, and shortly before the start of Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" played through the speakers around Progressive Field.
4/17/2013 | For Yanks, losing Cano not worth the risk
Yes, Robinson Cano is 30 and will be 31 at the start of his next contract. Yes, he plays second base, a position that seems to see more than its share of drastic declines. Anything else? Because if those are the counterarguments, they shouldn't be enough to keep the Yankees from retaining the star slugger.
4/17/2013 | With Boston in their hearts, Sox beat Tribe
For their entire existence, the Red Sox have always hailed from Boston, but it would be hard to imagine an occasion in which they played more for their city than in Tuesday night's 7-2 victory over the Indians.
4/17/2013 | Tribute to Boston victims at Giants-Brewers game
Miller Park paid a musical tribute on Tuesday to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing the day before. After the bottom of the third inning, those in attendance sang along to the theme song from the Boston-based sitcom "Cheers." A message on the scoreboard read, "To our friends in Boston, our thoughts are with you tonight."
4/16/2013 | Game of zeroes suspended in ninth after Bailey's gem
The Reds and Phillies dueled in a scoreless deadlock into the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday, but the conclusion will have to wait until Wednesday, when play resumes at 5:30 p.m. ET.
4/16/2013 | Washington eager to catch '42'
Manager Ron Washington had a day off on Monday. He was hoping to see "42," the new movie about Jackie Robinson, but other business called.
4/16/2013 | Duda exits with back tightness, says he's fine
In nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader, outfielder Lucas Duda left in the Mets' 9-8 extra-innings loss in the fifth because of lower back tightness. Duda said he first felt the tightness three innings earlier and fully expects to play on Wednesday.
4/16/2013 | Barney back from season-opening DL
Darwin Barney's personal Opening Day came a little later than that of his teammates, but he was nonetheless excited. The second baseman was activated from the disabled list before the Cubs' series opener against the visiting Rangers on Tuesday, after spending three games with Triple-A Iowa over the weekend.
4/16/2013 | Pirates' second game against Cardinals postponed
The Pirates and Cardinals saw Game 2 of their three-game series postponed because of inclement weather Tuesday night at PNC Park.
4/16/2013 | Target Field plays 'Sweet Caroline' in tribute to Boston
To show their support for Boston after the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Twins played "Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the seventh inning of their game against the Angels at Target Field on Tuesday.
4/16/2013 | Rockies walk off in 10th to sweep doubleheader
A parade of good at-bats ended with Jordan Pacheco's walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning and a 9-8 victory over the Mets in Game 2 at Coors Field on Tuesday to complete a doubleheader sweep.
4/16/2013 | Mets wear '93 home uniforms in Game 2
White was gray and gray was white when the Mets and Rockies played Game 2 of their doubleheader on Tuesday, with both teams wearing throwback uniforms to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the inaugural season in Rockies history.
4/16/2013 | Hit by pickoff throw, Ramirez exits with back contusion
Left fielder Wilkin Ramirez, who was officially reinstated from the paternity list before Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Angels, left the game early with a back contusion. He's considered day to day.
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