8/31/2012 | Colletti, Mattingly meet with Dodgers newcomers
General manager Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly held a unique meeting with the eight newly acquired Dodgers Friday as the club struggles with the integration of its radical makeover.
8/31/2012 | Braves' Simmons OK to resume baseball activities
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was cleared for all baseball activities beginning Saturday by Dr. Gary Lourie, the Braves announced Friday night. Simmons has been on the 15-day disabled list since the All-Star break with a broken right pinkie.
8/31/2012 | Wolf to be used in bullpen for O's playoff push
The Orioles officially added veteran free-agent pitcher Randy Wolf to their 25-man roster on Friday, giving manager Buck Showalter another left-hander to use out of the bullpen.
8/31/2012 | Offseason to bring more conditioning for Lynn
Once the Cardinals' season comes to an end, the organization is expected to challenge Lance Lynn to undertake a more aggressive offseason conditioning program, much the way Jake Westbrook did last winter.
8/31/2012 | Overbay, Moylan among Braves' first callups
With rosters expanding to 40 players Saturday, the Braves' plan to call up four players, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. First baseman Lyle Overbay, whom the Braves signed to a Minor League contract Aug. 20, will be among the first group of callups.
8/31/2012 | Braves release veteran shortstop Wilson
The Braves announced Friday they released veteran shortstop Jack Wilson. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 15 with a dislocated pinkie finger, but was close to returning.
8/31/2012 | Orioles to add four players in first wave of callups
The Orioles will add four players for Saturday's first round of September callups, with infielder/outfielder Steve Tolleson, outfielder Xavier Avery and catcher Luis Exposito being promoted from Triple-A Norfolk. All three players were with the team in New York on Friday night. Wilson Betemit will also be activated.
8/31/2012 | Giants to add six players when rosters expand
Major League veteran Xavier Nady and first baseman Brett Pill will be among six players the Giants promote when rosters expand on Saturday.
8/31/2012 | Cautious optimism after Carp faces hitters
Chris Carpenter made the aggressive move to face hitters during his side session on Friday, which most expected to be a second mound session that would take place in the confines of the bullpen.
8/31/2012 | Royals gearing up for double duty against Twins
If the Royals had their way, they'd probably prefer to just not flip the calendar to September. Nonetheless, Will Smith will oppose the Twins' Cole De Vries when the teams open their series on Saturday in the opener of a twin bill at Kauffman Stadium.
8/31/2012 | Hefner rides momentum into Miami, where JJ awaits
On Saturday night at Marlins Park, Mets starter Jeremy Hefner will look to build on what was his best start of the season. Marlins ace Josh Johnson will look to rebound from his worst.
8/31/2012 | Lincecum hoping to begin September strong
Despite dropping Friday's opener to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the National League West-leading Giants are coming off their best month of the season.
8/31/2012 | Niemann returns to scene of the crime
After three months on the disabled list, right-hander Jeff Niemann makes his return to the mound on Saturday at Rogers Centre, the place where he injured his leg, forcing him to miss three months. Inconsistent righty Henderson Alvarez will take the ball for the Blue Jays, who are trying to clinch the four-game series.
8/31/2012 | Cards ask Lohse to get them back on track
Kyle Lohse hasn't tallied a loss since the middle of June, and the Cardinals need him to get them back on track against the Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann.
8/31/2012 | Hochevar looks to rebound in nightcap with Twins
Right-hander Luke Hochevar looks to bounce back from a tough outing as he opposes Liam Hendriks when the Royals and Twins play the nightcap of a doubleheader on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
8/31/2012 | Tigers' Scherzer 'fired up' to face White Sox
Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer recognizes the importance of his start Saturday against Francisco Liriano and the division-leading White Sox, who own a two-game edge over Detroit.
8/30/2012 | Asdrubal, Santana exit Wednesday's game early
Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was ejected in the first inning on Wednesday after arguing with home-plate umpire Gary Darling following a strikeout. Manager Manny Acta later pulled Carlos Santana in the seventh for looking "sluggish" while running.
8/30/2012 | Pirates blank Cardinals again, take series
Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and Wandy Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings as the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 5-0, on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
8/30/2012 | Rays snap skid on strength of four homers
The Rays snapped their four-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Rangers Ballpark.
8/30/2012 | Chen zones in on 10 as Royals blank Tigers
Lefty Bruce Chen fired eight strong innings for his 10th victory as Eric Hosmer's RBI single proved to be the difference in the Royals' 1-0 win over the Tigers on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
8/30/2012 | Giants get stellar relief to hold off Astros
The Giants' bullpen-by-committee needed an extra-large boardroom for its Wednesday night meeting against the Houston Astros. And when San Francisco's 6-4 victory was complete, a new chairman emerged: George Kontos.
8/30/2012 | Deduno dominant as Twins offense busts out
Samuel Deduno rebounded from a rough outing to shut down Seattle, throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Twins to a 10-0 victory at Target Field.
8/30/2012 | Offensive outburst puts Wilson back in win column
The last time C.J. Wilson pitched at home, he was given an eight-run lead entering the fourth inning, then gave up seven in the fifth and watched as the Angels suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Rays on Aug. 18. The same scenario played out against the Red Sox on Wednesday night, but the result was totally different.
8/30/2012 | Leach: Mariners won't sweat blowout
This was not pretty, not in the eye of any beholder wearing a gray uniform. It was not fun to be a Mariner during Wednesday night's 10-0 loss to the Twins, but, as big leaguers are programmed to do, they will have let it go by Thursday.
8/30/2012 | Harper's emotions lead to first career ejection
Bryce Harper had very little reason to be upset in the ninth inning Wednesday night. He'd already hit two home runs, the Nationals were on their way to an 8-4 win and he'd clearly been thrown out at first base to complete a double play.
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