4/18/2013 | Nunez feels comfortable holding down shortstop
Eduardo Nunez's cell phone buzzes every so often with a text message from Derek Jeter, the continuation of a relationship that filled many Florida afternoons this spring.
4/18/2013 | Dodgers to make rare trip to Camden Yards
The Dodgers will visit Baltimore for the first time in 11 years, and the Orioles are expecting a buzz around Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the three-game series. The teams share the nostalgia of playing in the 1966 World Series, which the Orioles swept in four games.
4/18/2013 | Injured O's progressing through recovery
The Orioles got some encouraging news on the injury front Thursday prior to their series finale against Tampa Bay, with several players, including second baseman Brian Roberts, on the mend.
4/18/2013 | Beltran's homer barely holds up for Cardinals
Inches made the Cardinals a 4-3 winner over the Phillies on Thursday night. Carlos Beltran's line-drive home run in the eighth inning off reliever Mike Adams to break a 3-3 tie barely made it over the left-field railing.
4/18/2013 | MLB announces Breaking Barriers essay winners
The Breaking Barriers program, initiated in 1997, has sought to educate people while keeping the memory of Jackie Robinson alive. The 2013 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life essay contest drew a record 18,700 submissions, and Major League Baseball announced the winners Thursday.
4/18/2013 | Cabrera celebrates 30th among all-time greats
Nobody apparently told Miguel Cabrera about the stresses of the big three-oh. It came up Tuesday night after a seemingly effortless swing at an Aaron Harang fastball well off the plate sent a home run over the center-field fence. He officially reached 30 on Thursday.
4/18/2013 | Gallardo luce en la lomita, pega HR para vencer a S.F.
El mexicano Yovani Gallardo conectó un jonrón y abanicó a seis en su primera salida tras ser arrestado por conducir ebrio, y los Cerveceros de Milwaukee derrotaron el jueves 7-2 a los Gigantes de San Francisco para barrer la serie de tres partidos.
4/18/2013 | Padres CEO Garfinkel apologizes for Greinke remark
Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel apologized on Thursday for comments that he made recently about Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's intention to hit Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch that precipitated a benches-clearing incident and for drawing a comparison between Greinke's social anxiety disorder and autism.
4/18/2013 | Mills eager to return to Houston with new squad
Cleveland Indians third-base coach Brad Mills returns to Houston on Friday night with nothing but good things to say about the city he called home for nearly three years, as well as an Astros organization that gave him a shot to be a Major League manager.
4/18/2013 | Another fine Villanueva outing leads to a Cubs win
Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano became the first Cubs to hit back-to-back home runs this season and Carlos Villanueva turned in another fine outing for Chicago's rotation in a 6-2 win against the Rangers at soggy Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon.
4/18/2013 | Seager's big hit lifts Mariners to win over Verlander
You don't beat Justin Verlander very often, no matter who you are, but the Mariners, sapped from a marathon game the night before, still toughed out a taut 2-0 decision before 15,742 in Safeco Field.
4/18/2013 | Ackley beginning to turn it around at the plate
Dustin Ackley knows his season statistics are still tough to look at. He entered Thursday's game against the Tigers with a .143 batting average. That's seven hits in 49 at-bats. But finally it appears that some things might be turning his way.
4/18/2013 | More to root for: Cave Dwellers out to Beat the Streak
The MLB Fan Cave Dwellers have a simple mission: Watch all 2,430 regular-season games on TV, plus All-Star Week and the postseason. They have found that playing MLB.com's Beat the Streak makes their pursuit even more enjoyable along the way, and another thing they can share with fans everywhere over social media as they tweet their picks.
4/18/2013 | Rangers set up relief efforts for West victims
The Rangers have set up several relief efforts to aid the victims of the devastating explosion and fires that took place in West, Texas, on Wednesday.
4/18/2013 | Leyland in favor of rule against collisions at plate
The topic of home-plate collisions is a sensitive one, and something Tigers manager and former Minor League catcher Jim Leyland hasn't discussed much out of hesitation for stoking the debate. After Brayan Pena's game-ending impact from Justin Smoak, however, Leyland waded into it.
4/18/2013 | Lannan placed on DL with strained tendon in knee
Phillies left-hander John Lannan was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee.
4/18/2013 | Gallardo's pitching puts pressure aside
Winning a baseball game doesn't qualify as redemption for a drunken driving arrest. Weighed on the scale of public safety, the first thing doesn't quite stand up to the second.
4/18/2013 | When big stage calls, Harvey welcomes spotlight
On paper, Friday's game is a clash of two young pitching stars -- Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg -- capable of dominating the division for years to come. In Harvey's mind, it is a chance to plant his flag.
4/18/2013 | Hot Rox fight off Coors' chill for sixth straight
The cold didn't bother Jon Garland, who became the first Rockies starter to pitch seven innings this season as Colorado beat the Mets, 11-3, for its sixth straight victory.
4/18/2013 | d'Arnaud sustains fractured bone in left foot
Potentially weeks away from his Major League debut, Mets top prospect Travis d'Arnaud fractured a bone in his left foot Wednesday while playing for Triple-A Las Vegas.
4/18/2013 | Astros option Wallace to Minors, call up Laird
The up-and-down career of infielder Brett Wallace has him headed back to the Minor Leagues. The Astros optioned Wallace to Triple-A Oklahoma City and called up infielder Brandon Laird.
4/18/2013 | Posey feeling good, waiting for results
Miller Park figured to be a haven for Giants catcher Buster Posey, but it hasn't worked out that way.
4/18/2013 | Brewers see Lohse leading by example
Brewers coaches hope the younger pitchers on their staff have been watching veteran newcomer Kyle Lohse pound the strike zone.
4/18/2013 | Burgos to join rotation; Fiers sent out
The Brewers optioned Mike Fiers back to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday and will take a look at right-hander Hiram Burgos, the club's reigning Minor League pitcher of the year who will make his Major League debut with a Saturday start against the Cubs.
4/18/2013 | Gallardo strong, homers as Crew sweeps Giants
Amid a dreadful week, Yovani Gallardo returned to the calm of the mound and, as it turned out, the comfort of the batter's box, tossing six strong frames and hitting a homer in the Brewers' 7-2, series-sweeping win over the Giants on Thursday.
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