7/29/2016 | Comeback shows Indians' improved tenacity
Voiced by Abraham Almonte, Cleveland believes it "can come back from anything," which was proven again on Friday night at Progressive Field when the Tribe roared back from a late three-run deficit to win, 5-3.
7/29/2016 | Bullpen shakes off trade rumors, shuts down A's
With chatter buzzing about the team adding to the bullpen at Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, it would be easy for the current relief corps to seem distracted. But despite the rumors, the 'pen was able to come through at Progressive Field as the Indians came from behind with a four-run seventh inning in a 5-3 victory over the A's.
7/29/2016 | New-look bullpen trio seals deal in opener
So far, so good for the Blue Jays' new-look bullpen. Joaquin Benoit, Jason Grilli and Roberto Osuna tossed the final three innings to secure a 6-5 victory over the Orioles on Friday night at Rogers Centre. Grilli did surrender a solo homer to Manny Machado, but outside of that one blip everything else went according to plan as Toronto moved within a half-game of the first-place O's.
7/29/2016 | Dickerson departs with a right hip contusion
Padres left fielder Alex Dickerson exited Friday's game against Cincinnati after colliding with center fielder Travis Jankowski, He was diagnosed with a right hip contusion.
7/29/2016 | Cervelli exits vs. Brewers with right foot injury
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was helped off the field after taking a pitch off his right foot during the eighth inning of Pittsburgh's game against the Brewers at Miller Park on Friday night.
7/29/2016 | Streaking Tigers pounce early, pile on Astros
The Tigers welcomed the Astros to Comerica Park by putting up Minute Maid Park-type numbers, crushing Houston pitching for nine runs on 11 hits through the first two innings en route to a 14-6 win Friday night.
7/29/2016 | Cardinals outslug Marlins, jump them in standings
On a day in which they finalized a seven-player trade designed to boost their chances at ending a 12-year playoff drought, the Marlins watched the Cardinals elbow past them in the National League Wild Card race by battering starter Jose Urena. Buoyed by a six-run fifth that chased Urena from the game, the Cardinals captured their ninth win in 12 games on Friday with an 11-6 victory at Marlins Park.
7/29/2016 | Rays grab early lead, stifle Yanks for victory
The Rays are hard to beat when they get pitching and the long ball. And that's exactly the recipe they used Friday night to defeat the Yankees, 5-1, at Tropicana Field.
7/29/2016 | Farrell won't use defensive replacement for Hanley
Hanley Ramirez has been involved in two miscues that ended walk-off losses for the Red Sox, including Thursday's overthrow of home. But manager John Farrell, pointing to Ramirez's overall body of work at first base, doesn't plan on subbing him on defense in the late innings.
7/29/2016 | Ichi-throw: No hits, but outfielder gets assist
Fans may have wanted to see Ichiro Suzuki make history with his bat Friday night against the Cardinals, but he instead showed off his arm at Marlins Park.
7/29/2016 | Jays knocking on AL East door after edging O's
The battle for first place in the American League East is officially on after Toronto pulled within a half-game of the Orioles on Friday night. The Blue Jays inched even closer to the top spot in the division after a 6-5 victory over Baltimore at Rogers Centre.
7/29/2016 | Bailey to make return from TJ surgery Sunday
Homer Bailey will start Sunday for the Reds. It will be Bailey's first start in the Major Leagues since April 23, 2015, before he needed Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
7/29/2016 | Roster roulette: Padres add Rondon, Campos
After swinging a seven-player deal with the Marlins earlier Friday, the Padres added infielder Jose Rondon and pitcher Leonel Campos to the roster.
7/29/2016 | Richards isn't expected to return this season
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Friday that he does not see a scenario in which Garret Richards pitches in the Major Leagues this season. The right-hander has been out since April with a torn UCL in his right elbow.
7/29/2016 | Velasquez calm with trade rumors swirling
Matt Klentak made Vince Velasquez the centerpiece to his first major trade as Phillies general manager in December. Could Velasquez really be traded again, fewer than eight months later?
7/29/2016 | Scioscia saw something in Big Papi back in Minors
With David Ortiz in the midst of his final trip to Anaheim, Angels manager Mike Scioscia looked back at the first time he saw Ortiz -- when "Big Papi" was just trying to find his way as a Minor Leaguer in the Minnesota Twins' organization.
7/29/2016 | Chairman addresses trade rumors about Puig
If the Dodgers are on the verge of trading outfielder Yasiel Puig, chairman and controlling owner Mark Walter said it's news to him.
7/29/2016 | Puig pinch-hits after missing five games
Yasiel Puig's status remains murky after another missed start Friday, more than a week since he last appeared in a game for the Dodgers. The outfielder has been out since leaving a game on July 21 with hamstring tightness, effectively leaving Los Angeles with a short roster for eight days.
7/29/2016 | Peralta eager for action after being activated
D-backs outfielder David Peralta was activated Friday after being out of action since June 15 with a lower back strain.
7/29/2016 | Rangers' prized youngsters are Major players
The Rangers continue their search for pitching and the players potential trade suitors want from them continue to make major contributions to a first-place team.
7/29/2016 | Mejia's historic hitting streak reaches 41
Indians prospect Francisco extended his hit streak to 41 consecutive games when he singled in his third at-bat for Class A Lynchburg at Winston-Salem on Friday night.
7/29/2016 | Guerra stymies Pirates over 8 2/3 in Crew win
Chris Carter hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Junior Guerra did most of the rest, treating fans and a slew of rival scouts to 8 2/3 terrific innings in the Brewers' 3-1 win over the Pirates on Friday at Miller Park.
7/29/2016 | Heyward breaks out with HR in 3-RBI showing
It's only one game, but Jason Heyward had to feel a sense of relief on Friday when he launched a two-run homer in the third inning of the Cubs' 12-1 romp over the Mariners at Wrigley Field. It was his first home run since June 11, but it possibly felt like his first of the season.
7/29/2016 | Pence 'feels great,' to rejoin Giants Saturday
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said earlier this week that San Francisco had no plans of rushing Hunter Pence back before the team's homestand concluded.
7/29/2016 | Royals admit postseason runs have taken toll
Right-hander Edinson Volquez looked toward the sky when asked what suddenly came over the Royals in the last two months, a span in which they went from first to fourth place in the American League Central, losing 31 of 50 games.
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