8/22/2012 | Werner wins debut as Friars sweep Bucs
Left-hander Andrew Werner earned a victory in his Major League debut, allowing two runs on four hits over six-plus innings. Carlos Quentin drove in three runs as the Padres completed a sweep of the Pirates on Wednesday, 4-2.
8/22/2012 | Gold medalist, metal robot show mettle at Comerica
The Tigers have had numerous athletes throw out the ceremonial first pitch over the years, but never like the two on Wednesday. The first was an aluminum-and-steel robot named "Cy-ber Young," designed by 20 Michigan high schoolers. The second was another Michigan high schooler, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber.
8/22/2012 | Jays' Cooper day to day with neck, back issues
Blue Jays first baseman David Cooper was forced to exit Wednesday night's 3-2 loss against the Tigers in the sixth inning because of a jammed neck and upper-back spasms.
8/22/2012 | Clause in Myers' contract won't sway White Sox
Brett Myers' contract contains a $10 million option that vests for 2013 if the White Sox right-hander finishes 45 games. That option, though, won't affect how the White Sox decide to use the hard-nosed veteran down the stretch.
8/22/2012 | Astros await Clemens' independent league debut
Houston pitcher Jordan Lyles is among those eagerly awaiting the pitching appearance of 50-year-old Roger Clemens, who will start on Saturday for the Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent team in the Atlantic League.
8/22/2012 | With notions of perfection, Arroyo masters Phils
On '90s night at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, the Reds were wearing the road version of the uniforms from that era. And Bronson Arroyo flirted with perfection on his way to a 3-2 win over the Phillies.
8/22/2012 | Cavan Biggio makes under-18 national team
Cavan Biggio, the youngest son of Astros legend Craig Biggio, is among 20 players who have been selected to play for the United States in the 2012 International Baseball Federation 18-and-under/AAA World Championships in South Korea, Aug. 30-Sept. 8.
8/22/2012 | Rosario's late homer lifts Rockies over Mets
Leading off the seventh inning in a tie game, rookie catcher Wilin Rosario hit his 20th homer to give the Rockies the lead in a 5-2 victory over the Mets on Wednesday night at Citi Field.
8/22/2012 | Orioles optimistic after Betemit's pain-free day
Wilson Betemit had his first pain-free day on Tuesday since going on the disabled list Aug. 16, and that had manager Buck Showalter suddenly more optimistic about whether the infielder could make it back at the end of the month.
8/22/2012 | Dodgers looking for big bats to break out
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier's numbers are nearly identical over the last week. However, they haven't been the numbers the Dodgers have come to expect from the sluggers as the pair are in the midst of their own troubling slumps.
8/22/2012 | Posey scratched with ailing hamstring
Tightness in catcher Buster Posey's right hamstring forced the Giants to scratch him from the lineup for Wednesday night's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, though he's not considered seriously injured.
8/22/2012 | Tennessee, Japan one step closer to LLWS title
Tennessee and Japan are one win away from a berth in the Little League World Series' title game on Sunday thanks to victories in their respective winners' bracket finals on Wednesday
8/22/2012 | Marquis likely headed to DL with broken left hand
Right-hander Jason Marquis will miss his next start and is likely headed to the disabled list after he suffered a fractured trapezium bone in his left hand on Tuesday.
8/22/2012 | Uncertainty surrounds Johan next season
Since his no-hitter, Johan Santana is winless with an unsightly ERA in five starts. Uncertainty for next season already is in place.
8/22/2012 | Chapman ties Reds record with 23rd straight save
For a guy who had no designs on being a reliever, or even a closer, coming into this season, Reds All-Star pitcher Aroldis Chapman has quickly become the best closer in the business.
8/22/2012 | Cardinals look to sweep Astros behind Westbrook
Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel will duel with the Cardinals' Jake Westbrook, another pitcher who relies on inducing ground balls to produce outs, in Thursday's series finale in St. Louis.
8/22/2012 | Reds, Phillies to close series with elite duel
Thursday's contest in Philadelphia will almost surely have implications beyond deciding the series outcome between the Reds and the Phillies.
8/22/2012 | Halos eye first sweep of Red Sox since '08
On Thursday at Fenway Park, the Angels will be looking for their first sweep of Boston since July 2008 as left-hander C.J. Wilson takes the mound opposite Boston's Franklin Morales.
8/22/2012 | Verlander facing Jays after no-hitting them in '11
Justin Verlander, who no-hit the Blue Jays last season, heads to the hill against them on Thursday at Comerica Park. J.A. Happ will start for Toronto.
8/22/2012 | A's go to Plan B as Ross opens against Rays
The A's turn to right-hander Tyson Ross to replace Bartolo Colon, who was suspended 50 games for testosterone use, as they open a three-game series against Alex Cobb and the Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field.
8/22/2012 | Mets' McHugh to make his debut in matinee
Mets righty Collin McHugh makes his Major League debut Thursday afternoon, opposing righty Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies, who seek their fifth straight win and a four-game sweep at Citi Field.
8/22/2012 | Oswalt steps in for Darvish vs. Twins
Scott Diamond will try to stop a powerful Rangers lineup in Thursday's opener. Roy Oswalt will fill in for the injured Yu Darvish.
8/22/2012 | Mariners look to take home surge on road trip
The Mariners, winners of eight in a row, embark on a seven-game swing, starting Friday night at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field, where Jason Vargas will take on Jake Peavy.
8/22/2012 | Brewers face Bucs in Crew's first visit to PNC
Ryan Braun and the Brewers visit Pittsburgh for the first time this year over the weekend, where they begin a three-game set on Friday.
8/21/2012 | Hellickson rocks, Rays roll over Royals
Jeremy Hellickson allowed one run over seven innings for the second straight start, this time at Tropicana Field, in a 5-1 victory for Tampa Bay over Kansas City in the series opener on Monday night.
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