7/27/2013 | Anderson simulates game warmup in rehab session
A's left-hander Brett Anderson, working his way back from a stress fracture in his right foot, threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday morning at O.co Coliseum.
7/27/2013 | Peterson sent back to Triple-A as Holliday returns
Brock Peterson spent Saturday morning not preparing for an afternoon game at Turner Field, but packing his bags in the clubhouse so that he could soon return to the Minors. The Cardinals activated Matt Holliday from the disabled list Saturday.
7/27/2013 | Pujols leaves club to have ailing foot examined
Albert Pujols was out of the Angels' lineup and back in Southern California for Saturday's game against the Athletics, having his nagging left foot evaluated after aggravating it Friday night.
7/27/2013 | Jordan, Nats take on emerging Torres, Mets in finale
The defending National League East champion Nationals might be finding their footing again after a rough go of it out of the All-Star break, and they'll be turning to a rookie starter to keep the momentum going Sunday. Taylor Jordan will get the ball with the Nationals seeking a four-game series win over the Mets, who will counter with Carlos Torres.
7/27/2013 | Dodgers, Rays push their way to front of pack
The Dodgers and Rays may not share much in common from their pasts, but the two hottest clubs in the big leagues know how to win.
7/27/2013 | Simmons delivers double to reward stellar pitching
Andrelton Simmons' bases-loaded double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth broke a scoreless tie and lifted the Braves to a series-clinching 2-0 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. Julio Teheran tossed seven scoreless innings.
7/27/2013 | Rays' roll continues as Archer throws another shutout
The way Chris Archer and Ivan Nova were pitching Saturday afternoon, one run looked pretty significant. And as it turned out, one run proved to be enough for the Rays thanks to Archer, who pitched his second shutout in his last three starts as the Rays defeated the Yankees, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium.
7/27/2013 | Maurer recalled from Tacoma; Noesi optioned
The Mariners recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer from Triple-A on Saturday to bolster the team's bullpen. To make room for the 23-year old, right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi was optioned to Tacoma.
7/27/2013 | Rays try to extend run behind equally hot Moore
The Rays have gone from last place in the AL East to first largely because of their starting pitching, and Matt Moore is a prime example. The All-Star lefty will try to keep a struggling New York offense down Sunday at Yankee Stadium opposite Phil Hughes.
7/27/2013 | Struggling Hafner lands on DL with rotator cuff strain
Some time after Travis Hafner's last at-bat Friday, Joe Girardi got word that the slumping designated hitter had a sore shoulder. Hafner was out of the lineup for Saturday's game, and the Yankees announced afterward that he would go on the 15-day disabled list.
7/27/2013 | Astros send Clemens to Triple-A Oklahoma City
The Astros optioned right-handed pitcher Paul Clemens to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday morning and called up left-hander Brett Oberholtzer.
7/27/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 27
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/27/2013 | Gee aims to continue mastery over Nationals
Something about facing the Nationals this season has brought out the best in Mets right-hander Dillon Gee. In three starts against Washington, Gee is 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA. He'll look to keep up that pace on Saturday as the two clubs square off at Nationals Park after they split Friday's doubleheader. Washington will counter with Dan Haren.
7/27/2013 | Cubs rally in ninth with help from Giants' error
Before Friday's game, Cubs manager Dale Sveum talked about how Anthony Rizzo needed to deliver with runners on. The first baseman did that in the ninth, with an assist from Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. Two runs scored on an error by Belt with two outs in the ninth to give the Cubs a 3-2 victory over the Giants.
7/27/2013 | Timing is only surprise in Rays' climb to top
To play almost perfect baseball for almost a month is pretty good, even by the Rays' high standards. But that is what they have done. Since June 29, they are 20-3. In that time, their starters are 16-3 with a 2.13 ERA.
7/26/2013 | A's all-around efforts secure Colon's 14th win
Jed Lowrie homered and compiled three RBIs on a three-hit night to lead the A's to a 6-4 victory over the Angels on Friday night. Oakland ace Bartolo Colon recovered after a shaky first inning to tie for the Major League lead in wins.
7/26/2013 | D-backs rout Padres behind Delgado's shutout
Right-hander Randall Delgado turned in his first-career complete game, a three-hit shutout, and was one of seven D-backs with multiple hits in Friday night's rout of the Padres at Chase Field.
7/26/2013 | Turner day to day with sore right shoulder
Mets infielder Justin Turner left Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader with a sore right shoulder, the product of an earlier collision with left fielder Andrew Brown.
7/26/2013 | Mets option Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas
Confident in Juan Lagares as their everyday center fielder and needing to clear roster space for Jenrry Mejia, the Mets optioned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas following Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals. That move allows Mejia to remain on the active roster, in what should become a six-man rotation.
7/26/2013 | Active Cubs pleased with moves, open to more
Since July 2, the Cubs have traded Scott Feldman, Scott Hairston, Carlos Marmol, Matt Garza and now Alfonso Soriano. Are they done dealing?
7/26/2013 | Fans rock out in compacted Target Field
Target Field is no stranger to hosting concerts, but Friday night the venue was the setting for a more relaxed experience with an unparalleled backdrop as it played host to the inaugural Skyline Music Festival.
7/26/2013 | Schierholtz hoping to remain with Cubs
How long Nate Schierholtz will stay with the Cubs is a question mark. Teams looking for a left-handed-hitting outfielder who will deliver with runners on and can play solid defense are scouting Schierholtz.
7/26/2013 | Morton, Koehler try to carry torch in Miami
Pittsburgh's pitching staff boasted the best team ERA and opponents batting average in baseball entering Friday, while the Marlins ranked ninth and eighth in those categories this month. Miami starting pitchers have allowed three runs or fewer in 30 of their last 34 outing, as well. Charlie Morton will take the ball for the Pirates against Tom Koehler on Saturday, both trying to build upon the success their clubs have had off the mound.
7/26/2013 | Hill likely out until Sunday with tight hamstring
Aaron Hill was removed from the D-backs' 10-0 win over the Padres after two innings on Friday night with right hamstring tightness. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said he'll likely sit the veteran second baseman until Sunday.
7/26/2013 | Cubs speak fondly of Soriano after trade
The Cubs didn't follow their normal work schedule Friday. Meetings, extra hitting and the pregame media session were all delayed so they could watch Alfonso Soriano's at-bats with the Yankees in the Eastern time zone.
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