7/30/2013 | Gregg set to serve as hitting coach in AFL
Tommy Gregg, hitting coach for the Royals' Triple-A club at Omaha, will be the hitting coach for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. Gregg is in his fifth season as Storm Chasers coach and joined the Kansas City organization in 2007.
7/30/2013 | Tempers rise after disputed call in sixth inning
A controversial call awarded the Cardinals' Jon Jay second base Tuesday in the sixth inning of the Pirates' 2-1 win in 11 frames during Game 1 of a doubleheader at PNC Park.
7/30/2013 | D-backs involved in talks as Deadline nears
With fewer than 24 hours to go until Wednesday's 1 p.m. MST non-waiver Trade Deadline, rumors involving the D-backs picked up prior to Tuesday night's game against the Rays.
7/30/2013 | Starting at DH, Davis ends homerless drought
Chris Davis started at designated hitter against the Astros on Tuesday, getting his second off-day of sorts in a scheduled breather by manager Buck Showalter, and clubbed a go-ahead homer to end his long ball drought at 10 games.
7/30/2013 | Porter to employ closer-by-committee approach
With closer Jose Veras having been dealt to the Tigers in exchange for a prospect and a player to be named later, the Astros are going with a closer-by-committee approach for now.
7/30/2013 | Wright: Adversity will make bullpen stronger
Veteran left-hander Wesley Wright and rookie right-hander Josh Fields are the only members of the Astros' bullpen that were on the team on Opening Day.
7/30/2013 | Maryland native Maxwell has Charm City fan club
Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell had a small cheering section in the stands at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which is about 45 minutes away -- "depending on traffic," he said -- from his hometown of Olney, Md., near the University of Maryland, where Maxwell starred for the Terps.
7/30/2013 | Machado OK after taking liner off forearm in BP
Manny Machado was struck with a line drive during batting practice before Tuesday's game against the Astros, but the Orioles' third baseman was deemed OK and stayed in the starting lineup.
7/30/2013 | Sox back Workman's first win with trio of homers
Right-hander Brandon Workman has pitched effectively in all three of his Major League starts, and he earned his first career win on Tuesday, leading the Red Sox past the Mariners, 8-2. Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back Workman, who allowed one run and whiffed nine in six innings.
7/30/2013 | Fresh off DL, Morse eager to be part of club's success
Right fielder Michael Morse returned from a five-week stint on the disabled list Tuesday, eager to rejoin a Mariners club that has caught fire in July. Morse was immediately penciled into the starting lineup in right field and sixth in the batting order for the series opener against the Red Sox.
7/30/2013 | Maurer adjusting to role as long man in bullpen
Brandon Maurer has been a starter most of his career. But then again, his career hasn't been that long, so the 23-year-old is adjusting to his new role after being recalled by the Mariners last weekend.
7/30/2013 | Franklin's impressive rookie season continues
Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin continues putting together an impressive rookie campaign, capped by a two-homer day in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Twins. Going into Tuesday's series opener against the Red Sox, Franklin was tied with Daniel Murphy of the Mets for the Major League lead in RBIs since the All-Star break with 13 in 10 games.
7/30/2013 | Bucs new kings of Central thanks to Presley
If Monday's win by the Bucs was cotton candy, this was a jawbreaker, an 11-inning staredown between two dogged starters -- St. Louis' Lance Lynn and Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett -- and their long line of tenacious relievers. Ultimately, the jaw-dropper belonged to Alex Presley, who lifted the Bucs into first place in the division with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 11th for a 2-1 walk-off win over the Cards.
7/30/2013 | Crawford returns as Kemp's recovery continues
Matt Kemp hasn't made much progress with his sprained left ankle, but fellow Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Yankees after missing three games over the weekend with an illness.
7/30/2013 | Showalter likes what he has as Deadline approaches
With less than 24 hours until Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, Orioles manager Buck Showalter arrived 20 minutes late to his pregame session with reporters on Tuesday as he met with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette to discuss potential scenarios.
7/30/2013 | Red Sox bolster rotation, resume series with Mariners
After adding veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to their rotation in a three-team trade late Tuesday night, the Red Sox will hand the ball to another veteran righty, John Lackey, who will oppose Mariners righty Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
7/30/2013 | Morneau hoping to stay with Deadline close
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was a late addition for the unveiling of the 2014 All-Star Game logo at Target Field on Tuesday, and it caused manager Ron Gardenhire to joke about Morneau's trade status on the eve of the Trade Deadline.
7/30/2013 | Twin papa: Mauer back after daughters' births
All-Star catcher Joe Mauer returned to the Twins on Tuesday after missing the previous six games to attend the birth of his twin daughters, Emily and Maren. He went 2-for-4, including an RBI single in a 7-2 loss to the Royals.
7/30/2013 | Willingham begins taking batting practice
About four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left meniscus on July 3, Twins outfielder Josh Willingham has started to take batting practice and ramping up baseball activities.
7/30/2013 | Royals still in talking stages near Deadline
Speculation about dealing Ervin Santana has simmered and cooled since the Royals came out of the All-Star break with an 8-2 surge that, going into the Minnesota series, left them at the .500 mark and just five games out in the American League Wild Card race.
7/30/2013 | Cain, Getz get extra day to rest leg injuries
Royals manager Ned Yost decided to buy some more time with the leg injuries of second baseman Chris Getz and center fielder Lorenzo Cain, keeping them out of the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Twins.
7/30/2013 | Royals reap overtime rewards with homers
Working overtime has paid off big for the Royals this year. When they beat the White Sox in 12 innings on Sunday, their extra-inning record improved to 7-1. Home runs played a significant role in three of those victories.
7/30/2013 | Moose's two jacks help KC run streak to seven
Mike Moustakas hit a pair of home runs and Ervin Santana logged eight strikeouts to help the Royals win their seventh straight with Tuesday night's 7-2 victory at Target Field.
7/30/2013 | Wood earns first career win in rout of Rockies
While Alex Wood was constructing the finest performance of his young career on Tuesday night, Freddie Freeman extended his dominance against the Rockies with a pair of home runs that allowed the Braves to cruise to an 11-3 victory.
7/30/2013 | Infante feels 'good,' rehab stint on horizon
Omar Infante was walking around the Tigers' clubhouse prior to Tuesday's game with a smile on his face. After his sprained left ankle forced him out of a rehab game at Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, Infante says it feels much better.
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