8/22/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 21
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
8/22/2012 | In freakish season, Lincecum's win a 'good sign'
Tim Lincecum has been challenged this season in unanticipated ways, mentally and emotionally. But this latest effort -- Lincecum recorded 17 outs and was dominant for five innings on Tuesday -- should hearten all those fans who have been in despair.
8/22/2012 | After staking claim to first, Giants eye LA sweep
The Giants will leave Los Angeles in first place, and they'll be looking to finish off a three-game sweep as Matt Cain and Chris Capuano square off on Wednesday.
8/22/2012 | Eyeing playoffs, Cards not overlooking Astros
Right-hander Kyle Lohse, carrying the best winning percentage (.857) in the National League, will start for the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. He'll oppose Astros righty Bud Norris, who is 0-7 in his past 10 outings.
8/22/2012 | Hendriks looks to prove he belongs in big leagues
Liam Hendriks will try to take Wednesday's series finale to earn a series victory, but is up against a tough opponent in Tommy Milone and the Oakland A's.
8/22/2012 | Werner debuts as Padres look to sweep Pirates
The Padres tabbed Andrew Werner to make his big league debut on Wednesday against James McDonald and the Pirates as San Diego seeks a series sweep.
8/22/2012 | Facing Yanks, Sale eyes 15th win and a sweep
Chris Sale will take his second shot at win No. 15 on Wednesday night when the White Sox seek a sweep of the visiting Yankees, who will counter with Phil Hughes.
8/22/2012 | Hunter faces former team as O's seek series win
The Orioles haven't lost in six consecutive series, and right-hander Tommy Hunter will look to make that seven when he gets the ball for Wednesday's series finale in Arlington opposite Derek Holland.
8/22/2012 | Indians to contend with savvy Iwakuma
Zach McAllister starts for the Indians opposite Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners as the teams complete a series in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon.
8/22/2012 | Touted prospects open Marlins-D-backs twin bill
Miami and Arizona were originally scheduled to complete their four-game series Thursday, but a scheduling issue resulted in a day-night doubleheader Wednesday. The first game of the twin bill will feature the Marlins' top prospect, Jacob Turner, and the No. 3 player in the D-backs' system, Tyler Skaggs.
8/22/2012 | Sanchez seeks to reverse fortunes vs. Toronto
Anibal Sanchez will look to change his fortunes within the confines of Comerica Park on Wednesday, when the Tigers and Blue Jays play the second of a three-game set. Aaron Laffey starts for Toronto.
8/22/2012 | Bauman: Joyce shines in lifesaving moment
Officially, numerically, Jim Joyce is 1-1 in moments that would lead to fame, or at least notoriety. But in the larger, human scheme of things, he is better than that.
8/22/2012 | Not in Kansas anymore: Norris makes jump for A's
Derek Norris is fulfilling a dream that started in a small Kansas town, where there wasn't a baseball diamond within a 10-mile radius of his home. Now he's working his way into the Majors as a catcher for the A's.
8/22/2012 | Castrovince: MVP eluded some true greats
The Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, having another big season, is just one of many All-Stars and Hall of Famers who have never won a Most Valuable Player Award.
8/22/2012 | Cutting ties with Wolf, Brewers decide to go young
The Brewers released starter Randy Wolf on his 36th birthday. They play to use Shaun Marcum in his rotation spot and mix in younger pitchers.
8/22/2012 | MLB Notebook: Price leaves duels empty-handed
Twice this month Rays starter David Price has tossed eight shutout innings on three hits or fewer only to come away with a no-decision.
8/22/2012 | Colon suspended 50 games
A's pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
8/22/2012 | Moore: Bourn among best Braves center fielders
Soon after Michael Bourn spent another game on defense turning the spectacular into the routine, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said to reporters of his two-time Gold Glover: "Unless you see him play center field every day, you can't appreciate him."
8/22/2012 | Hochevar takes lot of sting out of Rays' hitters
After Tuesday night's epic pitching duel, Luke Hochevar said he was primarily focused on making quality pitches but, make no mistake, he was well aware of what David Price was doing for the Rays.
8/22/2012 | Justice: Competitive fire continues to fuel Clemens
Why would Roger Clemens, at 50, want to return to the mound to pitch in an Independent League game? Because he loves playing the game more than just about anyone in big league history.
8/22/2012 | Mets shut down Johan for rest of season
Following a remarkable comeback from shoulder surgery, a no-hitter and, more recently, days of deliberation, Johan Santana's season is finished.
8/22/2012 | Shields deflects Royals as Rays win rubber game
Right-hander James Shields went seven-plus strong innings for his seventh career win against the Royals as the Rays earned a 5-3 win in the rubber game on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
8/22/2012 | Completing sweep, Gallardo, Brewers in top form
Ryan Braun doubled and homered, and Yovani Gallardo tossed seven stellar innings as the Brewers edged the Cubs on Wednesday. to complete a sweep.
8/22/2012 | Tight quad to cost Darvish his next start
Yu Darvish was scratched from his start Thursday against the Twins with tightness in his right quad. His next start will come next Tuesday against the Rays.
8/22/2012 | Nova to have shoulder examined in New York
The Yankees sent Ivan Nova back to New York for tests on his right shoulder, which he injured in the sixth inning of a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
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