5/2/2012 | Snyder's blast his second longest in Houston
Chris Snyder's home run on Tuesday off the railroad tracks was the catcher's first homer with the Astros and the second longest he's hit at Minute Maid Park.
5/2/2012 | Jays' Snider placed on seven-day DL with wrist injury
Travis Snider was placed on the seven-day disabled list, but Blue Jays manager John Farrell said it was more of a precautionary move than anything else.
5/2/2012 | Collins has concerns about Mets' pitching
The Mets' pitching staff issued eight walks in a 6-3 loss on Tuesday, the second most it has allowed in a game this year. Over the last five games, Mets pitchers have allowed 22 walks. New York ranks seventh in the Majors with 82 walks and has issued four bases-loaded free passes this season, including one during Tuesday's game.
5/2/2012 | Cook to start Saturday in place of Beckett
The Red Sox aren't letting right-hander Aaron Cook leave the organization. In fact, he will start Saturday's 1:10 p.m. ET contest against the Orioles, replacing Josh Beckett for one turn in the rotation.
5/2/2012 | Blue Jays' bats finish off series with win
The Blue Jays used a six-run fourth inning, highlighted by Yunel Escobar's bases-clearing triple, to defeat the Rangers and take the three-game set at Rogers Centre, 11-5 Wednesday afternoon.
5/2/2012 | Schafer exits finale with lower back tightness
Jordan Schafer left Wednesday's game with the Mets prior to the top of the fifth inning with lower back and glute tightness and was replaced in center field by Justin Maxwell. The Astros were ahead, 5-1, when Schafer departed.
5/2/2012 | Getz proves clutch as Royals cage Tigers
Chris Getz's two-out single snapped a tie in the ninth inning and gave the Royals a 3-2 victory over reliever Joaquin Benoit and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
5/2/2012 | Johnson, Astros proving to be tough foes
Chris Johnson broke out of his home run drought in a big way with a pair of blasts on Wednesday as the Astros beat the Mets, 8-1, to sweep a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
5/2/2012 | Hamilton, Darvish both win AL monthly awards
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the American League Player of the Month and teammate Yu Darvish was named Rookie of the Month in voting by writers and broadcasters.
5/2/2012 | Peavy tabbed as AL's top hurler for April
White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy won the American League's Pitcher of the Month Award for April after going 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA and two complete games in five starts during the month.
5/2/2012 | Noble: A-Rod late in recognizing Mays
Alex Rodriguez knows from Willie Mays. Even if all he knows is that Willie used the basket catch and chose to lose his cap on the bases, that's enough. But we all know A-Rod knows much more than that about the man many consider the game's greatest player.
5/2/2012 | Rockies' Guthrie makes progress with shoulder
Rockies right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, out with a shoulder injury that he suffered while riding his bicycle to the park, hopes to throw off the mound "a couple times" between now and May 8 -- the day he is eligible to return from the disabled list.
5/2/2012 | Padres place Luebke on disabled list
Left-hander Cory Luebke was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left elbow as right-hander Jeff Suppan was added to the 25-man roster.
5/2/2012 | Gardner's return to Yanks delayed a few days
Joe Girardi said left fielder Brett Gardner's return has been pushed back at least a couple days, which will keep the Yankees' outfield shuffle going at least until then.
5/2/2012 | D-backs' Wiley named NL Rookie of the Month
After being thrust into the rotation due to Daniel Hudson's shoulder injury, D-backs left-hander Wade Miley was named the National League Rookie of the Month for April on Wednesday.
5/2/2012 | Reds, Bruce team up to honor late scout
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce and team CEO Bob Castellini were at the Batavia Township Community Center on Wednesday to announce plans for the construction of Brian Wilson Field, a tribute to the late scout who signed Bruce.
5/2/2012 | Strasburg takes home NL's April pitching honor
While all eyes in the nation's capital have been on Bryce Harper lately, the Nationals' other prodigy was putting on a show of his own in April.
5/2/2012 | Giambi wins wild one with walk-off homer
Carlos Gonzalez hit two home runs, the second a two-run shot in the eighth, but needed Jason Giambi's three-run, pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth for an 8-5 victory over the Dodgers at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon in front of 30,276.
5/2/2012 | Back strain forces Thome to disabled list
It surprised nobody Wednesday when the Phillies placed Jim Thome on the disabled list with a strained lower back.
5/2/2012 | Weeks sits out finale with groin tightness
After snapping his three-game hitless streak with two hits in the A's 5-3 win over the Red Sox, Jemile Weeks was forced to sit out Wednesday's series finale because of groin tightness.
5/2/2012 | Brewers' Gamel to have surgery for torn ACL
Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel needs surgery for a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss a significant amount of the remaining regular seaso.
5/2/2012 | Jesus Montero catching fire when behind the dish
Mariners rookie Jesus Montero has hit the ball much better when he's been catching so far this season, as opposed to when he's at designated hitter.
5/2/2012 | Hart among Brewers' options at first base
Right fielder Corey Hart spent a significant amount of time during batting practice Wednesday taking grounders at first base, the most public sign of the Brewers moving on in the wake of Mat Gamel's significant knee injury.
5/2/2012 | Struggling Smoak dropped to seventh in order
Struggling first baseman Justin Smoak was dropped to seventh in the Mariners batting order Wednesday, as manager Eric Wedge said he wanted the youngster to take a break from being the clean-up hitter.
5/2/2012 | Kawasaki assuming role of M's emergency catcher
With veteran Miguel Olivo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin, the Mariners are going with rookie Jesus Montero and veteran John Jaso as their only two catchers, leaving Munenori Kawasaki as the emergency backstop.
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