5/12/2012 | Angels get message in lopsided loss to rivals
Against a Rangers team that has made it to two straight World Series and came in with baseball's best record, the Angels were pounded from the get-go on Friday night, suffering an eye-opening 10-3 loss at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington that saw them drop to eight games back in the American League West standings.
5/12/2012 | C.J. to start Sat.
After being charged with four earned runs and suffering the loss in a 10-3 defeat, throwing 22 pitches, C.J. Wilson will start for the Angels again on Saturday afternoon.
5/12/2012 | Brewers closer Axford's save streak ends at 49
After converting 49 save opportunities in a row, Brewers closer John Axford could not close out a 50th on Friday night.
5/12/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Fri., May 11
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out. Here are the May 11 Mane Men of the Day.
5/12/2012 | Justice: Hamilton at center of something special
Josh Hamilton had another monster game on Friday. If you're keeping score, that's eight home runs in a mere 18 at-bats and 17 in 33 games. Just when you think you've seen something he can't possibly top, he does something else.
5/12/2012 | Legends say Tony made them better players
Players from several generations who played for Tony La Russa at all three of his managerial stops recalled a man who respectfully pushed and prodded them, and who ultimately made them better players.
5/12/2012 | Red Sox hope Fenway cures recent struggles
Boston starter Felix Doubront will take the mound following Clay Buchholz's strong 6 1/3-inning performance in Friday's 7-5 victory against the visiting Indians, who will counter with Josh Tomlin as they look to take control of the four-game series.
5/12/2012 | Matusz, Moore continue division battle
Young left-handed starters Brian Matusz and Matt Moore look to show that they can live up to some of the high praise they've received over the last few years. The Rays will try to tie the series after the Orioles won the first game, 4-3.
5/12/2012 | Pitching matchup could slow down offenses
Doug Fister takes the mound for Detroit and hasn't allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings this year. Brandon McCarthy gets the call for Oakland and although he's allowed a few, his 2.96 ERA still ranks him at the 16th lowest in the American League.
5/12/2012 | Nicasio, Harang face off in tangle between rivals
The Dodgers will send right-hander Aaron Harang to the mound on Saturday to face the Rockies' own righty, Juan Nicasio, in the middle contest of a three-game weekend set between the National League West foes.
5/12/2012 | C.J. going back-to-back against former mates
A day after a 1-hour, 56-minute rain delay and a 10-3 Rangers win, Saturday's contest will mark Texas' eighth consecutive sellout. Getting the start for the Angels will be, C.J. Wilson -- again. Wilson started Friday's game, but he faced only five batters before the rain delay cut his night short. Going up against Wilson will be left-hander Matt Harrison.
5/12/2012 | Beachy, Wainwright to meet in matchup of hot arms
Brandon Beachy will look to continue his strong start to the season when he takes the ball for the Braves on Saturday against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals.
5/12/2012 | Brewers look to continue home dominance of Cubs
On Saturday afternoon, the Cubs, who have lost nine straight in Milwaukee and haven't won there since April 9, 2011, aim to put an end to their struggles at Miller Park. Chris Volstad starts for Chicago, opposing the Brewers' Shaun Marcum.
5/12/2012 | Nolasco faces Mets with wins record on the line
The Marlins beat the Mets, 6-5, in walk-off fashion on Friday night. However, the Mets have won five of their past six and are playing their best baseball of the young season. And with Ricky Nolasco's poor track record against them -- 5-7 with a 5.03 ERA in 22 appearances, 20 of them starts -- the odds don't exactly stack in his favor.
5/12/2012 | Sale back in starting saddle as White Sox battle KC
Saturday will be left-hander Chris Sale's first career start against the Royals, as the White Sox go for back-to-back wins in the weekend set at U.S. Cellular Field. Luke Hochevar toes the rubber for Kansas City.
5/12/2012 | Walters to make Twins debut against former club
Former Blue Jay P.J. Walters will make his Twins debut Saturday after being called up from Triple-A Rochester to replace a struggling Francisco Liriano in the rotation. Youngster Drew Hutchison will start for the Blue Jays.
5/12/2012 | Giants could be a welcome sight for Cahill
Trevor Cahill has had success against the NL West this year, and the right-hander looks to keep that going when the D-backs take on Matt Cain and the Giants on Saturday at Chase Field.
5/12/2012 | MLB goes to bat in Mother's Day tradition
Mother's Day is a special event across baseball as players honor not just their own moms, but women all over who have been or may be affected by breast cancer.
5/12/2012 | Strained hamstring sends Marmol to DL
The MRI on Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol showed minimal damage and the right-hander could return at the end of his 15-day stint on the disabled list. Right-hander Casey Coleman was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
5/12/2012 | Bonifacio running away with Marlins' records
A couple of Marlins' stolen-base marks have now been swept away by Emilio Bonifacio. The center fielder swiped two bags on Friday night against the Mets, making him 17-for-17 in stolen-base attempts.
5/12/2012 | Cubs' Johnson was Friday's next pitching option
If Friday's game had gone any longer, Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson would've been called on to pitch. Manager Dale Sveum used all of his relievers in the 13-inning marathon against the Brewers.
5/12/2012 | Rangers push Holland back to next Saturday
The Rangers are giving Derek Holland extra rest in the rotation and pushing him back to Saturday against the Astros.
5/12/2012 | Collins not down after Francisco's blown save
Mets manager Terry Collins did not seek out Frank Francisco after Friday's blown save, nor the following morning. He did not harp on the pitches that cost the Mets their sixth straight victory.
5/12/2012 | MLB Notebook: Hamilton off to historic start
With his two home runs Friday, Rangers star Josh Hamilton became just the third player in big league history to club 17 homers in his team's first 33 games.
5/12/2012 | X-rays negative on Brewers' Weeks' left wrist
While he was out of the lineup on Saturday, the good news with Rickie Weeks is that X-rays on his left wrist came back negative.
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