6/2/2012 | D-backs' Upton gets Saturday off to rest
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson had a closed-door meeting with Justin Upton on Saturday and let the right fielder know that he was getting a day off.
6/2/2012 | D-backs' Gibson frustrated by comparisons to 2011
The 2011 season was a fun year for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they captured the National League West. Yes, it was a team, like this year's, that started slowly, and most of the same players are back this year.
6/2/2012 | Sandoval set to kick off Minors rehab stint
Pablo Sandoval was scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Saturday as the designated hitter for the San Jose Giants (Class A-Advanced) against the Stockton Ports.
6/2/2012 | Giants' Casilla day to day with bruised leg
An MRI on Santiago Casilla's right knee following Friday's 4-3 win against Chicago showed the closer has a bruised tibia, manager Bruce Bochy said before Saturday's game.
6/2/2012 | Karstens to make another rehab start
Jeff Karstens hit all his marks in his third rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday against Syracuse.
6/2/2012 | Tabata able to play despite left leg issue
Six days after leaving a game with discomfort in his left leg, Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata continues to deal with the issue on a daily basis.
6/2/2012 | Twins happy for former teammate Johan
The Twins' game against the Indians on Friday night ended shortly before Mets left-hander Johan Santana finished off his no-hitter against the Cardinals, so Twins players had the chance to see their former teammate accomplish the feat.
6/2/2012 | Dozier finding his groove at the plate
Rookie shortstop Brian Dozier said he's starting to feel better at the plate after falling into a slump over the last two weeks.
6/2/2012 | Pavano to have second MRI on Monday
Carl Pavano is set to fly back to Minneapolis to meet with team physician Dr. Dan Buss on Sunday, and will get a second MRI exam on his right shoulder on Monday.
6/2/2012 | Yanks' untested relievers filling in with ease
What the Yankees envisioned for the back end of their bullpen at the beginning of the season is far from how it looks now. But, all things considered, manager Joe Girardi can't complain.
6/2/2012 | Joba's progress impresses Girardi
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said reliever Joba Chamberlain threw from a half-mound on Saturday as he rehabilitates his injured right ankle.
6/2/2012 | Prowess vs. lefties Grandy's new trademark
Yankees ace CC Sabathia has a unique perspective when it comes to the progress Curtis Granderson has made hitting against left-handed pitchers.
6/2/2012 | Damon catching on with Indians
Derek Lowe was cruising on Friday night, and Johnny Damon wanted to keep it that way.
6/2/2012 | Brantley heating up for Indians
The Indians have gotten production from young infielders Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis recently. The duo combined for two home runs and six RBIs in Cleveland's 7-1 win Friday night. Add Michael Brantley's name to the list, as well.
6/2/2012 | Indians' Santana could return Tuesday
Indians catcher Carlos Santana could return to the lineup as early as Tuesday or Wednesday at Detroit, manager Manny Acta said Saturday. Santana has been on the seven-day concussion list since being hit in the mask by a foul tip on May 25 against the White Sox.
6/2/2012 | Bloom: Upton takes seat in D-backs' victory
If Kirk Gibson was trying to send a message to struggling outfielder Justin Upton by sitting him on Saturday at Petco Park, the D-backs manager wasn't saying.
6/2/2012 | Damon on paternity leave; LaPorta up
The Indians recalled outfielder Matt LaPorta from Triple-A Columbus and placed veteran outfielder Johnny Damon on three-day paternity leave after Saturday's 7-4 loss to Minnesota.
6/2/2012 | McDonald aims to stay hot against Brewers
James McDonald has been one of the hottest pitchers in the Majors, and he'll head to the mound against Michael Fiers and the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.
6/2/2012 | Blanton tries to rediscover form vs. Big Z, Marlins
A few weeks ago, in a start against the Astros at Citizens Bank Park, Joe Blanton looked more like a top-of-the-rotation starter than the fifth man on the Phillies' staff. But since then, Blanton has struggled, allowing at least six runs in three consecutive starts. He faces Miami in Sunday's rubber game.
6/2/2012 | Eovaldi, White do battle in rubber match
Nathan Eovaldi starts for the Dodgers opposite Alex White of the Rockies in the series' rubber match on Sunday afternoon in Denver.
6/2/2012 | Gio looking to maintain mastery of Braves in finale
It doesn't get any easier. The Braves got shut out on Saturday, and they'll have to deal with one of the league's hottest pitchers in the series finale against Washington. Gio Gonzalez has won seven of his last eight starts, and he'll be matched against Atlanta's Tommy Hanson on Sunday.
6/2/2012 | Rolling Giants look to break out vs. Wood
With San Francisco's comeback win over the Cubs at AT&T Park on Saturday and its triumph in the opener Friday night, the team can clinch the series victory Sunday, which would mark the Giants' eighth straight non-losing series.
6/2/2012 | Twins look to get on roll in finale vs. Indians
The Twins have already shuffled through nine starting pitchers this season. Southpaw Scott Diamond (3-1, 2.27 ERA) will take the mound on Sunday at Progressive Field. The Indians will counter with Justin Masterson (2-4, 5.14 ERA), the club's unpredictable Opening Day hurler.
6/2/2012 | Hutchison, Jays look to crush Red Sox's sweep dreams
After climbing out of the American League East basement with Saturday's win over Toronto, Boston will look to finish the three-game sweep on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
6/2/2012 | First place up for grabs in O's-Rays finale
First place in the American League East is at stake when Jake Arrieta and the Orioles take on Matt Moore and the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The two clubs split the first two games of the series, with Tampa winning on Friday and Baltimore on Saturday.
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