8/25/2012 | Ringolsby: Dodgers serve notice on rest of NL West
Any question about the financial wherewithal and competitive desire of the new ownership group in Los Angeles has been answered.
8/25/2012 | Minor contributes on mound, at plate to beat Giants
After going three weeks without receiving any offensive support, Mike Minor aided his own cause with a couple of key plate appearances that helped the Braves gain a much-needed 7-3 win over the Giants on Saturday afternoon.
8/25/2012 | Rangers plate nine early runs, cruise past Twins
Ian Kinsler drove in four runs with a home run and a triple, and Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer to lead the Rangers to a 9-3 victory over the Twins on Saturday afternoon. The Rangers scored nine runs in the first three innings against Twins starter Brian Duensing.
8/25/2012 | Thome may need second epidural injection
Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome (herniated disk in neck) isn't progressing as quickly as hoped, and could get a second epidural injection.
8/25/2012 | Red Sox players adjust to 'weird' new clubhouse
The Red Sox clubhouse underwent a significant transformation between Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
8/25/2012 | Sore legs may be behind Asdrubal's slump
There have been a few occasions over the past couple of weeks when Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has run slowly up the first-base line on outs. It could have been perceived as a lack of hustle. On Saturday, Indians manager Manny Acta noted that Cabrera has been playing through some leg soreness of late.
8/25/2012 | After long wait, Bianchi back in action with Brewers
Infielder Jeff Bianchi returned from what amounted to a three-day vacation on Saturday and found himself in the Brewers' starting lineup.
8/25/2012 | Orioles supremely confident when Johnson has ball
How much faith do the Orioles have in closer Jim Johnson, who entered Saturday tied for the Major League-lead with 39 saves? Setup man Pedro Strop puts it best.
8/25/2012 | Miggy at DH gives Tigers' lineup new look
Miguel Cabrera was back at designated hitter for the Tigers on Saturday night, and there's every expectation he'll be there again for their next game Sunday afternoon.
8/25/2012 | Seattle's Thames, Saunders sit out after collision
Center fielder Michael Saunders and right fielder Eric Thames were both out of the lineup Saturday after the two collided on the final play of Friday's 9-8 Mariners loss to the White Sox.
8/25/2012 | Mariners' home run numbers climbing
With 111 home runs, the Mariners have already surpassed their home run total (109) from last season. While that total still ranks near the bottom of the American League, manager Eric Wedge expects the power to only get better and more consistent.
8/25/2012 | Mariners' Wilhelmsen deals with rare blown save
When Tom Wilhelmsen lost the game in the ninth inning of Friday's 9-8 setback to the White Sox, it was just his second blown save since taking over as the Mariners closer at the start of June.
8/25/2012 | Fister works out with encouraging results
Doug Fister, scratched from Saturday's start with an adductor strain in his right groin, isn't ready to say yet that he'll be ready for next Saturday. After his latest workout, though, his chances seem better.
8/25/2012 | Infante motivated to improve timing after play
Omar Infante checked the replay to see the timing on Torii Hunter's collision to break up a double play in thr sixth inning Friday.
8/25/2012 | Tunnell confident Axford will regain command
Lee Tunnell saw John Axford solve his command issues once before, and expressed a high degree of confidence Saturday that Axford will do it again.
8/25/2012 | Tribe pleased with Chisenhall's rate of recovery
Given the progress that Lonnie Chisenhall has made in his recovery from a fractured right forearm, the Indians are optimistic that the young third baseman will be back in their lineup before the season ends.
8/25/2012 | Indians mull six-man staff when rosters expand
Tribe manager Manny Acta said on Saturday the team is considering using a six-man rotation over the season's final month.
8/25/2012 | Bautista exits Saturday, placed on disabled list
Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista left Saturday night's game in Baltimore because of discomfort in his left wrist.
8/25/2012 | Young White Sox arms to work on regular schedule
Young White Sox starting pitchers Jose Quintana and Chris Sale are expected to pitch on regular rest for the final weeks of the season.
8/25/2012 | Sale taking the charge out of U.S. Cellular Field
Chris Sale knows U.S. Cellular Field's reputation as a homer-friendly. But the White Sox southpaw refuses to allow the ballpark to alter his approach.
8/25/2012 | Chicago's Reed puts blown save out of mind
White Sox closer Addison Reed didn't take very long to get over the sting of a blown save in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Mariners.
8/25/2012 | Blue Jays' Cooper placed on 15-day disabled list
First baseman David Cooper was placed on the 15-day disabled list after Saturday night's game because of soreness in his upper-back area.
8/25/2012 | D'backs Bloomquist cautious about back in rehab
On paper, D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist's rehab game in the Arizona League on Thursday went fairly well, as the veteran collected a triple and drove in three runs.
8/25/2012 | After Dodgers' trade, D-backs focus on themselves
On the day the division rival Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and Carl Crawford from the Red Sox in one of the most memorable waiver trades in recent years, the D-backs maintained their mantra of focusing on themselves, not other teams.
8/25/2012 | D-backs' Kubel gaining confidence at plate
Even though he is mired with a .171 batting average in August entering Saturday, D-backs outfielder Jason Kubel came away from his 0-for-4 night at the plate Friday feeling more confident after striking multiple pitches on the sweet spot.
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