7/4/2012 | Indians trump Angels' rally with one of their own
The Indians rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning after giving up five in the top half of the frame as they beat the Angels, 9-5, on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
7/4/2012 | Colvin's homer the difference for Colorado
Tyler Colvin, obtained this winter from the Cubs in a four-player deal, hit his 10th home run of the season, for all of the team's runs, and left-hander Jeff Francis, reclaimed from the obscurity of Triple-A, threw five solid innings in a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
7/4/2012 | Padres' Cashner exits with strained lat muscle
Andrew Cashner left the game early against the D-backs with a strained right lat muscle while warming up for the bottom of the third.
7/4/2012 | Homer-happy Twins streak to fifth straight win
Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe both homered early, and Ryan Doumit provided a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to help lead the Twins to an 8-6 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
7/4/2012 | For your consideration: Big night for Bourn
Michael Bourn knows he can't control the outcome of the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote ballot presented by Firestone, and said before Tuesday's game that he was just focused on playing baseball. Bourn did a pretty good job of that in the Braves' 10-3 victory over the Cubs.
7/4/2012 | Andino saves O's after Chen flirts with perfection
Wei-Yin Chen retired the first 19 Mariners batters he faced before Casper Wells broke up his perfect game bid with a solo home run, then saw the bullpen lose a three-run lead in the eighth before Robert Andino's solo home run in the ninth gave the Orioles a 5-4 victory Tuesday at Safeco Field.
7/4/2012 | Newcomer Cruz helps Dodgers rally past Reds
In his second day with the club, Luis Cruz doubled in the tiebreaking run and stole home as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Reds and Johnny Cueto on Tuesday night, 3-1.
7/4/2012 | Crisp rally: A's walk off vs. Red Sox on sac fly
Making up for lost time after struggling for the better part of the season, Coco Crisp continued his torrid stretch from the leadoff spot, starting off his club's contest against the Red Sox with a home run and capping the 3-2 affair with a walk-off sacrifice fly on an 0-2 pitch from closer Alfredo Aceves, marking Crisp's third career game-ending RBI.
7/4/2012 | Padres offense breaks out vs. D-backs' Bauer
Andrew Cashner was pulled with a strained right lat muscle early in the Padres' fourth straight victory, 9-5, over the D-backs at Chase Field.
7/4/2012 | Haren struggles vs. Tribe; ailing back a concern
Dan Haren was hit around from the start, failed to complete five innings for the first time since May 8, couldn't hold onto a lead the offense fought hard to gain and put the Angels on track for a 9-5 loss.
7/4/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, July 3
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
7/4/2012 | Cubs seek rebound as Braves harness momentum
The Cubs will look to bounce back after the Braves snapped their four-game win streak Tuesday night. Paul Maholm, coming off a win in which he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings, will duel with Randall Delgado, who hopes to go deeper than he has in recent games.
7/4/2012 | Angels begin 'second half' in rubber game with Tribe
The Angels fell to the Indians on Tuesday, completing their first half with a 45-36 record, five games behind the Rangers in the AL West and leading the AL Wild Card race. Ervin Santana will take the mound for the Angels in Wednesday's rubber match against the Indians, opposite Derek Lowe.
7/4/2012 | Kennedy looks to lift D-backs in finale vs. Padres
After losing four straight games -- including the first two of this series with the Padres -- the D-backs are looking for ways to bounce back before the All-Star break.
7/4/2012 | Tillman, Noesi looking for fresh starts
Chris Tillman will make his season debut for the Orioles against Hector Noesi and the Mariners in the series finale between the two teams on Wednesday. Tillman is looking to stick in the big leagues, while Noesi looks to find consistency.
7/4/2012 | Cook looks to put kibosh on Oakland's sweep dreams
The Red Sox need another dominating performance from Aaron Cook on Wednesday to avoid a sweep by the Athletics.
7/4/2012 | Mets look to keep Lee winless, Phils reeling
Cliff Lee will look to notch his first victory of the season and put an end to the Phillies' six-game losing streak, while the Mets aim to keep the Phils reeling behind Chris Young on Wednesday.
7/4/2012 | Reds, Leake face old teammate Harang in LA
After spending eight seasons with the Reds, Dodgers righty Aaron Harang will face his former team Wednesday for the first time since leaving Cincinnati in 2010. Mike Leake starts for the Reds.
7/4/2012 | Villanueva makes second start as Jays host Royals
Converted reliever Carlos Villanueva will make his second start of the season in Wednesday's rubber match against Luis Mendoza and the Royals.
7/4/2012 | Mauer vs. Verlander makes for compelling matchup
Brain Duensing opposes Justin Verlander on Wednesday at Comerica Park, and all eyes will be on Joe Mauer, who owns a strong record at the plate against the Tigers' ace.
7/4/2012 | Guthrie grateful for opportunity to start
Jeremy Guthrie will have a chance to show his mettle as a starter on Wednesday, when the Rockies and Cardinals meet for the third game of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright starts for St. Louis.
7/4/2012 | Young White Sox go after second straight vs. Texas
Despite having nine rookies on the roster, the White Sox have positioned themselves for a playoff run. Dylan Axelrod, one of seven rookie hurlers, squares off against the Rangers' Scott Feldman on Wednesday.
7/4/2012 | Hill collects two more hits in bid for Final Vote
Teammates wore T-shirts emblazoned with #FinHillVote during batting practice as a way of showing their support.
7/4/2012 | Fourth of July represents new benchmark this year
The corn should be as high as an elephant's eye. The lighting of not only barbecues but fireworks is encouraged. Americans are gathering at ballparks, national parks and neighborhood parks to celebrate a birthday. Those are historic givens. But what does the Fourth of July mean in relation to the baseball season these days?
7/4/2012 | MLB Notebook: Pierzynski finds fountain of youth
Perhaps lost amid the resurgence of Adam Dunn, the continued and consistent excellence of Paul Konerko, the emergence of Chris Sale as one of the best young pitchers in the game, and even the success of first-year manager Robin Ventura, A.J. Pierzynski has put together an exceptional first half.
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