5/11/2012 | Angels backstop Iannetta to have wrist surgery
Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will undergo surgery on his right wrist Friday that will keep him out of action an estimated six to eight weeks, the club announced Thursday.
5/11/2012 | Inge 'slams' former club
Brandon Inge had to make a whole different catch than he's known for when he was asked Thursday if any of his old Tigers teammates sent him a cool text message about his grand slam the other day.
5/11/2012 | Tribe tees off on Beckett
The Indians stepped into the middle of a controversy at Fenway Park and took full advantage. Cleveland's bats broke out early against Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, powering the Tribe to an 8-3 victory on Thursday night in Boston.
5/11/2012 | Blue Jays top Twins
Right-hander Henderson Alvarez allowed only one earned run in seven innings of work, allowing seven hits and striking out two as the Blue Jays cruised to a 6-2 win against the Twins on Thursday.
5/11/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thurs., May 10
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are the May 10 Mane Men of the Day.
5/11/2012 | KC's rehabbing Holland starts combined no-no
Greg Holland must be ready to go. Holland, in a one-inning start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, struck out all three Springfield batters he faced on Thursday night and set the tone for what became a combined no-hitter by four Naturals pitchers.
5/11/2012 | Tigers' 8-spot sinks A's
Of course manager Jim Leyland predicted Thursday his team was going to hit. He didn't necessarily mean that night, but he'll take it. By the time closer Jose Valverde had to enter to finish off Thursday's 10-6 win over the A's, the Tigers truly needed all that offense, having watched ex-teammate Brandon Inge turn a runaway into a slugfest with his second grand slam this week.
5/11/2012 | Looking at Hamels through four-homer prism
Before modern players talk about old-school concepts, and with Josh Hamilton's recent four-homer game fresh, it's worth remembering Joe Adcock, who hit four homers in one game, then was beaned the next day.
5/11/2012 | A's seek long outing from Milone to spell taxed 'pen
A night after Bartolo Colon lasted just 2 1/3 innings in the series opener against the Tigers, the A's will look for a much needed quality start out of Tommy Milone on Friday night. He'll be up against right-hander Rick Porcello, who has won back-to-back starts after making an adjustment in his delivery.
5/11/2012 | Drabek, Blackburn both looking to bounce back
Kyle Drabek will oppose Nick Blackburn at Target Field on Friday, as both hurlers are looking for bounce-back efforts when the Blue Jays visit the Twins.
5/11/2012 | Felix leads Mariners into the Bronx
The Mariners moved out of the basement with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday and they will have a day off before taking on New York for three games at Yankee Stadium, which begins a 10-game, four-city road trip.
5/11/2012 | Tied atop AL East, Rays battle O's in Baltimore
The Orioles and Rays -- both 20-12 -- sit atop the American League East and are one game behind the Rangers for the top record in the Majors. Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson will take the mound for Tampa Bay on Friday, and left-hander Dana Eveland will make his 2012 debut for Baltimore in the series opener.
5/11/2012 | Marlins' Hayes eyes Turnpike gunman
Marlins catcher Brett Hayes was driving with his wife Thursday when he passed the Florida Turnpike gunman suspected of shooting two law enforcement officers.
5/11/2012 | Votebook: Potential All-Stars second to none
Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler are among the best players the game has to offer, regardless of position. And while they don't take part in intense rivalries between themselves, unlike those that exist between their teams, they do keep tabs on one another.
5/11/2012 | Lopes spreads wisdom on running to Dodgers
A forceful, straightforward voice on the coaching staff of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, Davey Lopes takes exceptional talent and shapes and molds it into winning performance on the field. He has done it repeatedly, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
5/11/2012 | MLB Notebook: CC in legendary company
With his win Thursday, CC Sabathia joined Jim Palmer and Greg Maddux in notching 181 victories through 362 career appearances.
5/11/2012 | Castrovince: Nats' rotation has it all under control
The members of the youthful, powerful and altogether successful Nationals starting rotation -- Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson and Ross Detwiler -- all rank among the top 20 hardest-throwing starters in the NL. Together, they've compiled a staff ERA worthy of the dead-ball era.
5/11/2012 | A's Donaldson named Hitter of the Week
A's farmhand Josh Donaldson was named the Prospect Watch Hitter of the Week after going 10-for-19 two homers in six games.
5/11/2012 | Phillies promote Diekman, Valdes and Luna
The Phillies on Friday promoted Jake Diekman, Raul Valdes and Hector Luna from Triple-A, optioned Joe Savery and Brian Sanches, placed Laynce Nix on the 15-day DL and transferred Justin De Fratus to the 60-day DL.
5/11/2012 | Moore: Rare feats have been common in '12
From perfect games to four-homer games, and from two position players pitching in the same game to a team beginning a game with three straight homers, rare feats have been common thus far this season.
5/11/2012 | Nunez sent to Minors; Chavez activated
The Yankees have optioned infielder-outfielder Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, making room for Eric Chavez on the club's active roster.
5/11/2012 | Iannetta has successful surgery; Hester up
Chris Iannetta had right wrist surgery in Los Angeles on Friday, a procedure that took 40 minutes, removed the pisiform bone -- one of the smallest in the area -- and reportedly went well.
5/11/2012 | Bauman: Beckett not living up to ace status
Josh Beckett has been paid like a true ace. The four-year, $68 million extension he signed in 2010 was in the ace range for the market at that time. But his performance hasn't always lived up to the expectations, and neither has his behavior.
5/11/2012 | Dodgers place super-sub Hairston on DL
The Dodgers placed infielder Jerry Hairston on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a strained left hamstring and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Albuquerque.
5/11/2012 | Flying high, Mariners' 'pen trio visits Fan Cave
Brandon League, Steve Delabar and Charlie Furbush visited the MLB Fan Cave on Friday amid a hot streak that has the Mariners' bullpen among the best in the game.
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