7/28/2013 | Franklin's two homers lift Mariners over Twins
The four runs driven in by Nick Franklin's two homers proved to be the difference as the Mariners knocked off the Twins, 6-4, to split the four-game series in front of a crowd of 35,087.
7/28/2013 | A's storm back to extend lead atop AL West
The A's rallied with a five-run sixth inning in Sunday's series finale against the Angels, a 10-6 affair that gave Oakland the 3-1 series win and increased the lead atop the American League West to a season-high six games.
7/28/2013 | Sveum sees closer potential in reliever Strop
After Pedro Strop escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning Saturday night by striking out the Giants' Hunter Pence, he celebrated with an exuberant fist pump. That's something many closers do, and Strop may be in line for the job.
7/28/2013 | Big days from Ramos, Span back Jordan's first win
Wilson Ramos hit his first career grand slam, Taylor Jordan picked up his first Major League win, and for at least one afternoon the Nationals played up to their lofty preseason expectations with a 14-1 rout of the Mets on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park.
7/28/2013 | All signs point to quiet Trade Deadline for Reds
The Reds don't figure to be active leading into Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, as they are banking more on injured players returning than adding outside help.
7/28/2013 | Segura 'fine,' but sits out Sunday
All-Star shortstop Jean Segura was out of the Brewers' lineup on Sunday, as expected, but he did not need X-rays on the right forearm injury that forced his early exit from the previous night's game.
7/28/2013 | Marlins hitting coach Martinez resigns
Tino Martinez resigned as Marlins hitting coach on Sunday afternoon, following the release of published reports that outlined patterns of verbally abusive behavior by the 45-year-old former big league first baseman.
7/28/2013 | Battling injury, Harden granted release from Twins
Former Oakland Athletics strikeout thrower Rich Harden has stopped his latest and perhaps final attempt at a comeback from injuries. Harden asked for and was granted a release from the Twins, who signed him as a free agent last December.
7/28/2013 | Papelbon: Phillies need changes from top, down
Jonathan Papelbon had only a couple minutes to talk Sunday morning at Comerica Park, but he said plenty, expressing the need for changes in the organization if things do not improve on the field.
7/28/2013 | Tigers sweep slumping Phils behind eventful sixth
The Tigers saw plenty of drama, comedy and theatrics in their latest act, a 12-4 win against the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park that completed a three-game sweep.
7/28/2013 | In surprise move, Francis called up to join 'pen
A quiet Sunday morning in the Rockies clubhouse grew much more lively when Jeff Francis walked through the door, called up from Triple-A to replace Collin McHugh, who was sent down after his debut on Saturday night.
7/28/2013 | Wedge meets with team for first time since stroke
Before the Mariners' series finale with the Twins on Sunday, skipper Eric Wedge privately met with the team for the first time since having a mild stroke before Monday's game. The earliest he could rejoin the Mariners as manager is Aug. 5 against the Blue Jays.
7/28/2013 | Kubel a late scratch due to back stiffness
The D-backs scratched Jason Kubel from their lineup before Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Padres due to a stiff back.
7/28/2013 | Backed by Stanton, Fernandez fans 13, beats Bucs
Jose Fernandez established a Marlins rookie record with 13 strikeouts in eight innings on Sunday. Backed by Giancarlo Stanton's solo home run in the sixth inning, Miami edged Pittsburgh, 3-2, to take two of three in the series at Marlins Park.
7/28/2013 | Cleveland Police release info on Scheppers altercation
The Cleveland Police Department released more information on Sunday regarding the altercation between Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers and others early Friday morning in downtown Cleveland.
7/28/2013 | Illness sidelines Crawford for second straight day
Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford was feeling ill again on Sunday and was held out of the lineup for the second straight day.
7/28/2013 | Indians sweep Rangers behind stellar Ubaldo
Ubaldo Jimenez tossed eight scoreless innings as the Indians beat the Rangers, 6-0, on Sunday at Progressive Field to complete the sweep.
7/28/2013 | D-backs call up Roe to bolster bullpen
Adding extra bullpen support until Brandon McCarthy returns from the disabled list, the D-backs recalled right-handed reliever Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno on Sunday to take the roster spot of Tyler Skaggs, who was optioned following his rocky start on Saturday.
7/28/2013 | Despite Korea Day in LA, Choo sits for finale
Despite Korea Day at Dodger Stadium, Shin-Soo Choo was given the day off on Sunday.
7/28/2013 | Reynolds DFA'd to make room for Cingrani
As expected, left-hander Tony Cingrani was recalled from the Reds' Arizona League affiliate to start on Sunday against the Dodgers. To make room on the roster, pitcher Greg Reynolds was designated for assignment.
7/28/2013 | Speier enjoyed stint as third-base coach
Throughout the current 11-game West Coast road trip, Mark Berry has been back coaching third base for the first time all season. Berry took leave from his position to undergo cancer treatments in his tonsils and lymph nodes. His return meant that Chris Speier, who filled in as third-base coach, returned to his normal duties as bench coach.
7/28/2013 | Collins says Mets likely to stand pat at Deadline
Terry Collins reiterated on Sunday the growing industry consensus that the Mets will stand pat at the non-waiver Trade Deadline for the second consecutive year. Though the Mets boast an obvious trade chip in veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd, their manager said he doubts the front office will make any moves prior to Wednesday's Deadline.
7/28/2013 | Wright gets a rest in finale against Nationals
David Wright received a routine day off Sunday against the Nationals, his first since sitting out a makeup game in Denver more than a month ago. With Wright on the bench and Justin Turner still recovering from minor shoulder and leg injuries, Josh Satin made his first appearance of the season at third base.
7/28/2013 | Ross' eight-inning gem shuts down D-backs
Tyson Ross allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings Sunday afternoon to lead the Padres to a 1-0 victory over the D-backs in front of a crowd of 24,864 at Chase Field.
7/28/2013 | Cabrera, Leyland ejected after strike-call dispute
For the second time this month, the Tigers had an issue with home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild. This time it cost them American League batting leader and reigning Triple Crown champion Miguel Cabrera, who was ejected from Sunday's game against the Phillies for arguing strikes.
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