6/27/2013 | Kazmir feels better day after back spams
Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir felt much improved on Thursday -- a day after exiting his start against the Orioles after seven innings due to back spasms. Kazmir went through a workout, but the lefty did not throw on Thursday.
6/27/2013 | Lawrie to stay in Minors until bat is ready
Manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the Blue Jays may have rushed Brett Lawrie this season. After missing the World Baseball Classic due to a rib injury, Lawrie returned on April 16 without any Minor League games under his belt.
6/27/2013 | Gordon shakes slump with clear head, positive outlook
Alex Gordon seems to have awakened from his June swoon. After hitting .329 through May, Gordon went through the first 18 games of June with a .149 (10-for-67) mark with just two doubles and five RBIs.What did the Royals' left fielder do about that?
6/27/2013 | Safeco Field hosting fireworks show after Friday's game
A 10-person crew from Pyro Spectaculars was busy at work on Thursday setting up the approximately 1,500 charges that will be used for Friday night's fireworks show at Safeco Field, which will be the first such event in the park's 14-year history.
6/27/2013 | For third time in as many starts, Deduno baffles KC
In a game that featured fast-paced outings by both starters, the Twins' Samuel Deduno and the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie, Minnesota pulled out a 3-1 victory over Kansas City on Thursday night at Target Field. Deduno gave up just one run over seven innings, improving to 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA in three career starts against the Royals.
6/27/2013 | Former top pick Tate rebooting Padres career
Donavan Tate, the third-overall pick in the 2009 Draft whose career has been derailed by injuries and substance abuse, finally feels he has his life together and is getting another shot with the Padres organization at the club's Arizona training facility.
6/27/2013 | Wagner, Perez playing vital roles in bullpen's revival
Since Neil Wagner and Juan Perez were added to the Blue Jays' bullpen from Triple-A Buffalo on May 29, Toronto's relievers have posted a 0.95 ERA over 95 innings, best in the Majors over that time.
6/27/2013 | Cuddyer extends hitting streak to Rox record 24 games
Michael Cuddyer etched his name into Rockies history Thursday at Coors Field, dropping a single into center field in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak to a franchise record 24 games.
6/27/2013 | Tulowitzki playing catch, but still can't swing a bat
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is making steady progress as he nurses a broken right rib, and he said Thursday that he has taken part in light catching but still can't swing a bat.
6/27/2013 | MRI shows Buchholz has shoulder inflammation
Almost three weeks since he last pitched, Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz has been shut down for the next two to three days.
6/27/2013 | Rehabbing Roberts could return this weekend
Brian Roberts continued his rehab with Triple-A Norfolk with a pair of games on Thursday, and he could rejoin the Orioles on Saturday or Sunday -- more likely Sunday -- manager Buck Showalter said.
6/27/2013 | McFarland, not Gausman, to start Friday vs. Yanks
Orioles rookie T.J. McFarland will make the first Major League start of his career on Friday night against the New York Yankees. McFarland, a Rule 5 Draft pick from Cleveland this winter, made the Opening Day roster in the bullpen and has been pitching in long relief.
6/27/2013 | Mets, MLB assist New York soup kitchen
Volunteers from Major League Baseball and the New York Mets took time out Thursday to assist the staff at Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen, a Manhattan-based institution that averages more than 1,000 meals served every day.
6/27/2013 | Win $5.6 million on Friday with BTS in a Day
Much of society works for years without sniffing millionaire status. But thanks to Beat the Streak in a Day, you could become one on Friday in just a several-hour span.
6/27/2013 | Valverde clears waivers, heads to Triple-A
Jose Valverde might not be finished with the Tigers just yet, even after being designated for assignment a week ago.
6/27/2013 | Lefty Pierce, ace of '50s Sox, to be honored Saturday
Billy Pierce, who is arguably the greatest southpaw in White Sox history, will be honored in a pregame ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday.
6/27/2013 | Mariners to fly pride flag at Safeco on Sunday
The Mariners will fly the rainbow flag at Safeco Field on Sunday, the day of Seattle's Pride Parade.
6/27/2013 | Batterymates Navarro, Garza power Cubs to win
Dioner Navarro belted a three-run homer to back Matt Garza and power the Cubs to a 7-2 victory Thursday against the Brewers for their first series win at Miller Park since Sept. 10-12, 2010.
6/27/2013 | Cubs receive OK for certain Wrigley renovations
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a master plan for 45,000 square feet of "new or existing" signage for Wrigley Field, but withheld approval of the signs proposed for left and right field during a Thursday meeting in Chicago.
6/27/2013 | Weaver finds form as Angels sweep Tigers
Jered Weaver turned in seven stellar innings and Albert Pujols delivered the decisive RBI as the Halos pulled out a 3-1 win in 10 to finish a three-game sweep in Detroit.
6/27/2013 | Former Phillie Daulton having surgery for brain tumors
Former All-Star and Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week, according to an Associated Press report out of Philadelphia.
6/27/2013 | Blanks making most of his opportunity
Kyle Blanks had the first four-hit game of his career and three RBIs on Monday to continue his hot month at the plate. Blanks enters Friday's game against the Marlins hitting .301 with five homers and 18 RBIs in June.
6/27/2013 | Phillies acquire infielder McDonald from Tribe
The Indians traded veteran infielder John McDonald to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
6/27/2013 | Holland turns Yanks into languid spectators
Derek Holland was brilliant on a warm humid Thursday afternoon, pitching a complete-game performance in the Rangers' 2-0 victory over the Yankees in the Bronx.
6/27/2013 | Harper rounding into form on rehab stint
Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple and two RBIs, displaying patience at the plate and flashing his typical all-out baserunning in a rehab game Thursday with Double-A Harrisburg.
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