8/24/2012 | Loney, Dodgers bowl for a good cause
Even on their off-day, many of the Dodgers couldn't avoid an evening of balls and strikes.
8/24/2012 | Zito dominates Braves as Giants keep rolling
Powered by a masterful outing from Barry Zito and a four-run fifth inning, the Giants continued their success from their recent six-game road trip by beating the Braves, 5-2, in Thursday's opener of the four-game series.
8/24/2012 | Trout is youngest to reach 40 steals, 20 homers
On Thursday night, Mike Trout (21 years, 16 days) became the youngest player since at least 1901 to record 40 steals and 20 homers in a season.
8/24/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 23
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
8/24/2012 | Wells' homer goes unchallenged by Red Sox
The Red Sox were burned by the red line Friday night in the ninth inning of a 10-inning, 14-13 loss at Fenway Park, when the Angels' Vernon Wells hit a home run that should have been ruled a double.
8/24/2012 | Nationals take road show to Philly for weekend
After extending their lead in the National League East to six games with a series victory against the Braves, the Nationals will head to Philadelphia to open a weekend series against the Phillies on Friday.
8/24/2012 | CC back for series opener in Cleveland
CC Sabathia will return from the disabled list for the Yankees in the opener of a three-game set in Cleveland, a city he called home for the first eight years of his big league career.
8/24/2012 | Vogelsong, Sheets hoping to correct courses
The second game of the four-game series between the Giants and Braves will pit two pitchers who have struggled in their last two starts. Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has allowed 11 runs in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts, while Braves starter Ben Sheets has had struggles of a different sort recently.
8/24/2012 | Angels, Tigers gearing up for key showdown
Angels right-hander Zack Greinke looks to get back on track as he opposes Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello on Friday in the opener of a key three-game series showdown at Comerica Park.
8/24/2012 | Harrison seeks 15th win as Rangers face Twins
No Texas pitcher has been more reliable this season than Matt Harrison, and the Rangers have to like their chances to take a 2-0 series lead over the Twins on Friday as Harrison makes his 25th start.
8/24/2012 | Chen, Royals looking to pin down Sox in opener
Veteran lefty Bruce Chen is bidding to win 10 games for the third straight season as the Royals look to rebound from Wednesday's loss in the series opener against the Red Sox on Friday at Fenway Park.
8/24/2012 | Rising Rays give ball to streaking Moore
Matt Moore is 4-0 with an ERA of 1.16 in his last five starts, and has allowed just four runs during that span. He'll look to continue that pace on Friday against Jarrod Parker and the A's at Tropicana Field.
8/24/2012 | Cards visit Reds with chance to gain ground
With 38 games left on their schedule -- including six against Cincinnati -- the Cardinals believe they can still catch the Reds, who currently own a seven-game lead over St. Louis in the National League Central.
8/24/2012 | Trout's MVP bid could swing on Angels' record
A recent poll of some veteran BBWAA writers revealed that Mike Trout's rookie status won't likely cost him many AL MVP Award votes, but the Angels' record could.
8/24/2012 | Castrovince: If Melky wins, keep 'title' in perspective
Perception and perspective count. Whether or not Melky Cabrera finishes with the NL's highest batting average, I'm guessing that the "title" we're most likely to associate with him is that of drug cheat.
8/24/2012 | MLB Notebook: Trout sets mark with speed, power
Mike Trout, who is in his age-21 season, had two steals Thursday, making him the youngest player in MLB history to have 20 homers and 40 steals in the same year.
8/24/2012 | 'Spaceman' Lee nets CG victory at age 65
Bill "Spaceman" Lee went back into orbit on Thursday night in a professional game at age 65, pitching where his baseball journey began a half-century ago in Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco at a field called Albert Park that's light years from the Majors.
8/24/2012 | Owner says Astros considering Clemens
Astros owner Jim Crane said he's open to the idea of Roger Clemens returning to the Major Leagues for his team this season.
8/24/2012 | NYBC tournament kicks off in Memphis
The Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 HotelPlanner.com National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC) kicked off the annual event at Autozone Park in Memphis on Thursday.
8/24/2012 | Moore: Controversy a way of life for Red Sox Nation
The Red Sox put the "Curse of the Bambino" to rest for good with World Series titles in 2004 and '07, but the club continues to be at the center of controversy.
8/24/2012 | A's acquire Chavez from Blue Jays for cash
The A's acquired right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for cash.
8/24/2012 | Ringolsby: Giants, White Sox, Rays looking good
The Giants haven't been sidetracked by the 50-game suspension of Melky Cabrera for violating baseball's drug policy. They won six of their first eight games without him. And the highlight of the just-completed 5-1 road trip -- their most successful in five years -- was a sweep of the NL West-challenging Dodgers, allowing them to open a three-game lead in the division race.
8/24/2012 | Meggie: Larkin has long list of admirers
From former coaches and teammates to media staff and reporters, support for Reds legend Barry Larkin's Hall of Fame candidacy was widespread in Cincinnati.
8/24/2012 | Samardzija showing no signs of wearing down
One of the bright spots in the Cubs' rough season has been the successful conversion of righty Jeff Samardzija from a hard-throwing reliever into a full-service starting pitcher.
8/24/2012 | LaPorta returns to Indians from Triple-A
The Indians recalled first baseman Matt LaPorta from Triple-A Columbus on Friday for his second stint with the team this season. The move was made after the club optioned right-hander Frank Herrmann to Columbus following Wednesday's game.
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