4/21/2012 | Vogelsong out to slow hot-hitting Wright in matinee
David Wright is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, and on Saturday San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong will get his crack at slowing the hot-hitting third baseman as the Giants and Mets square off in the second of four games at Citi Field.
4/21/2012 | Workhorses get the call for Twins, Rays
Right-hander Carl Pavano will get the ball on Saturday for the Twins against the Rays' own righty, James Shields, in a battle of innings-eating pitchers at Tropicana Field.
4/21/2012 | Humber, Beavan match up for White Sox, Mariners
Philip Humber and Blake Beavan square off on Saturday for the White Sox and Mariners, respectively, as the two clubs, sitting near .500, try to find the formula for an extended run.
4/21/2012 | Weiland has tough assignment vs. Kershaw
After facing Stephen Strasburg in his last start, things only get tougher for right-hander Kyle Weiland as he faces off against reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and a hot-hitting Matt Kemp.
4/21/2012 | Castro relieved he will not face criminal charges
A relieved Starlin Castro arrived at Wrigley Field on Saturday, a day after Cook County prosecutors said they will not file charges against the young shortstop for criminal sexual assault.
4/21/2012 | Rangers dealing with day-night complexities
Rangers manager Ron Washington wasn't particularly thrilled with the idea of playing a day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
4/21/2012 | Dempster placed on DL with right quad strain
The Cubs placed starter Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday because of a right quad strain.
4/21/2012 | Ike scuffling, but Mets not concerned
Ike Davis entered Saturday afternoon's game hitting .140 with a .204 on-base percentage. In the eyes of manager Terry Collins, Davis is close, but not quite right at the plate.
4/21/2012 | MLB Notebook: Young arms steal spotlight
From Ross Detwiler and Chris Sale to Ivan Nova and Brandon Beachy, young pitchers were impressive throughout the Major Leagues on Friday.
4/21/2012 | Zimmerman out with mild shoulder inflammation
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was a late scratch on Saturday because of mild right shoulder inflammation. There is no structural damage and he is listed as day to day.
4/21/2012 | Beltre hopes hamstring strain isn't severe
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is hoping to miss only a few games after straining his left hamstring in the Rangers' 10-4 win over the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
4/21/2012 | LoMo returns to starting lineup after night off
Left fielder Logan Morrison returned to the Marlins' lineup for Saturday's game, as the team is taking things slowly with him due to recurring right knee issues.
4/21/2012 | Recovered from illness, Theriot to join Giants
Ryan Theriot, who did not fly with the team on Thursday due to an illness, was expected to arrive at Citi Field sometime during Saturday's game, though he was delayed and won't be available until Sunday.
4/21/2012 | Cubs deal Byrd; Jackson callup not expected
The Cubs announced on Saturday night that they've acquired right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named from the Red Sox for outfielder Marlon Byrd and a cash consideration.
4/21/2012 | Red Sox finalize deal with Cubs for Byrd
With two-thirds of their projected starting outfield on the disabled list for the foreseeable future, the Red Sox acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd on Saturday in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
4/21/2012 | No timetable after Pineda suffers setback
Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda suffered a setback in an extended spring start on Saturday, feeling discomfort behind his pitching shoulder.
4/21/2012 | Wednesday in Trenton Pettitte's next step
Andy Pettitte's comeback trail to the big leagues will take him through Trenton, N.J., as the left-hander suits up to start on Wednesday for the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
4/21/2012 | Texas rides eight-run first to eighth straight win
The Rangers made Matt Harrison wait about 20 minutes while they scored eight first-inning runs off of Tigers starter Rick Porcello, and they ran their winning streak to eight games with a 10-4 victory on Saturday afternoon.
4/21/2012 | Burnett activated from DL to make debut
A.J. Burnett, who was acquired in an offseason deal with the Yankees, will make his Pirates debut Saturday after being activated from the 15-day DL to replace Kevin Correia, who was scratched due discomfort in his left side.
4/21/2012 | Maholm puts brakes on Cubs' six-game skid
Saturday's game didn't look like a promising matchup for Paul Maholm, but he pitched his best game of the season to end a pair of streaks. Maholm held the Reds to four hits and one run over six innings as the Cubs snapped their six-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory at Wrigley Field.
4/21/2012 | Balance drills helping Dunn at the plate
Recently, Adam Dunn has started to find his stride. One of the drills Dunn has been doing is taking swings in the batting cage with a medicine ball between his legs.
4/21/2012 | Pleskoff: Bucs' Watson, Lincoln growing
Former scout Bernie Pleskoff was impressed by what he saw in a recent series from Brad Lincoln and Tony Watson, both of whom could play bigger roles for the Pirates this season.
4/21/2012 | Desmond delivers to lift Nats over Fish in 10
Ian Desmond's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning helped the Nationals edge the Marlins, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon.
4/21/2012 | After wild finish, Mets have final say vs. Giants
The Giants tied it in the ninth on Kirk Nieuwenhuis' misplay, but a throwing error on Nieuwenhuis' grounder allowed the winning run to score in the Mets' 5-4 victory.
4/21/2012 | Ichiro settling into role as run producer
Ichiro Suzuki leads the Mariners with nine RBIs in 15 games, which means he's on pace to drive in 97 runs this year. That would eclipse his previous single-season Major League high by 28.
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