5/1/2012 | Hatcher, Pujols get past 'misunderstanding'
Mickey Hatcher said he talked with Albert Pujols, and everything is fine between them, after the hitting coach reportedly relayed some details of a closed meeting with the Angels' hitters.
5/1/2012 | Padres' Luebke to miss start with sore elbow
Left-hander Cory Luebke won't go on the disabled list, though it's unclear when he will reappear in the starting rotation.
5/1/2012 | Hughes returns to the Pirates -- again
Jared Hughes is getting used to riding the Minors-to-Majors shuttle.The right-hander, who is 0-0 with a 1.69 ERA in six Major League appearances this season, joined the Pirates on Tuesday for the third time in four weeks.
5/1/2012 | Papi not puffing his chest out after hot April
After a torrid month that was in complete contrast to the miserable starts David Ortiz experienced in 2009 and '10, it was natural to wonder if this was the best April of Big Papi's career.
5/1/2012 | D-backs' Cahill steals show in Harper's DC debut
Most of the 22,675 at Nationals Park on Tuesday night came hoping to see Bryce Harper do some damage with the bat in his home debut. Instead they were treated to a fine pitching outing from D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill, as he pitched the visitors to a 5-1 win.
5/1/2012 | Porcello, Jackson lead way in Tigers' rout
Austin Jackson led the Tigers' offensive attack with four hits and two RBIs, and Rick Porcello cruised through eight innings in a 9-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
5/1/2012 | Harper can't help Nats bats in home debut
The Nationals' offense continued to struggle on Tuesday night, as they were defeated by the D-backs, 5-1, at Nationals Park in front of 22,675.
5/1/2012 | Joyce's bat provides winning margin
On a night when most wondered what the Rays' offense would resemble without Evan Longoria, Matt Joyce took care of business in leading the Rays to a 3-1 win over the Mariners at Tropicana Field.
5/1/2012 | Dodgers focused on field with sale complete
Reaction in the Dodgers' clubhouse about the news that the club was officially sold on Tuesday was subdued, in part because the players and staff were already introduced to the new ownership group before Sunday's game at Dodger Stadium.
5/1/2012 | Brothers on a hot stretch out of 'pen
Rockies left-hander Rex Brothers shook off a recent slump by simply relaxing his mind.
5/1/2012 | Mets' Dickey laments what might have been
Starter R.A. Dickey will have other games. But the right-handed knuckleballer couldn't help but think of what might have been Monday night.
5/1/2012 | O's click behind Matusz in Buck's 1,000th win
Buck Showalter recorded his 1,000th career win as a manager with the Orioles' 7-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday in New York, thanks to Brian Matusz's 6 1/3 strong innings and homers by Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy.
5/1/2012 | Mayberry's May Day dash lifts Phils over Braves
The Phillies topped the Braves on Tuesday, using a late flurry that was highlighted by John Mayberry scoring on a wild pitch. Cole Hamels tossed six strong innings.
5/1/2012 | Brewers' Gamel exits after banging knee
A dangerous first inning for first basemen claimed the Brewers' Mat Gamel, who exited Tuesday's game at Petco Park with a worrisome right knee injury.
5/1/2012 | Morneau set to rejoin Twins after positive MRI
Justin Morneau flew back to Minnesota for an MRI on his left wrist on Tuesday, was told there is no significant damage and he is slated to rejoin the Twins in Anaheim on Wednesday.
5/1/2012 | Braun's big night fueled by midday snack?
Ryan Braun does not consider himself the superstitious type, but he made a few exceptions on Tuesday.
5/1/2012 | Blackley takes roundabout road back to Giants
Travis Blackley didn't make much of an impression during his brief tenure with the Giants in 2007. He might be better equipped to command attention this time.
5/1/2012 | Mattingly not shocked by Kemp's stellar April
Manager Don Mattingly said nothing Matt Kemp does surprises him and he rejected a suggestion by a local reporter that Kemp is flying under the radar.
5/1/2012 | Guillen close to shaking up Marlins' offense
Flying cross-country gave Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen plenty to think about. He gave serious thought to making dramatic changes to a struggling lineup. But after giving the matter plenty of thought, Guillen decided to stay the course, at least a little bit longer.
5/1/2012 | Leach: Orioles winning with fundamentals
The 2012 Baltimore Orioles, under Buck Showalter, have done the big things en route to their best start in seven years. They're getting strong starting pitching, hitting for power and protecting leads in the late innings.
5/1/2012 | Harrison, Romero have different goals in mind
Matt Harrison will have a chance to replace the sour taste that start left in his mouth Wednesday against the Blue Jays in the rubber match of the clubs' three-game set. Toronto will counter with ace Ricky Romero.
5/1/2012 | Saunders looks to stay hot, keep Nationals cold
Joe Saunders certainly liked the month of April, putting together a 0.90 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 30 innings over four starts. He'll look to keep up his hot start Wednesday night as the D-backs meet Edwin Jackson and the Nationals, who are looking to get back to their winning ways.
5/1/2012 | Schwinden, Mets out to deny Wandy, Astros a sweep
Starting Wednesday's series finale, Chris Schwinden will look to rebound from a rough season debut, while the Astros -- with Wandy Rodriguez getting the nod -- seek their first sweep of the season.
5/1/2012 | Rested Cubs, Reds open rain-shortened series
The Cubs and Reds were happy to flip their calendars to May, but Tuesday's rainout will make the clubs wait another 24 hours before beginning a new month of play.
5/1/2012 | Struggling Mariners face tough task vs. Rays' Shields
Blake Beavan and the Mariners face a red-hot James Shields and the Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field, where Tampa has won seven straight games and Seattle has historically struggled.
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