8/7/2012 | Fiers put to test against first-place Reds
Boasting a 1.88 ERA entering Tuesday, Mike Fiers will test his pitching prowess against the National League Central-leading Reds when the clubs meet for the second game of the three-game series. Cincinnati will counter with Johnny Cueto, who is going for his 15th win.
8/7/2012 | Colon takes on Wilson as AL West foes battle on
C.J. Wilson starts for the Angels opposite Bartolo Colon of the A's as the teams continue their series with AL playoff implications on Tuesday night in Oakland.
8/7/2012 | Hughes back in Detroit, where season turned
Phil Hughes, who has struggled to keep the ball in the park this season but delivered the second complete game of his career at Detroit in June, will face Rick Porcello on Tuesday night as the Yankees resume their four-game set with the Tigers.
8/7/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Mon., Aug. 6
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
8/7/2012 | Spencer: Right now, Weaver is the best in baseball
Jered Weaver doesn't overpower hitters the way, say, Justin Verlander does. But nobody in baseball is pitching better than the Angels ace, who notched his MLB-best 15th win on Monday night with a four-hit blanking of the A's.
8/7/2012 | Take 20 percent off at new-look MLB.com Shop
Every Major League Baseball fan's favorite online shopping experience just got even better as almost everything is now 20 percent off through Monday to celebrate the MLB.com Shop's grand relaunch.
8/7/2012 | Specter of position switch persists for top catchers
Some of the elite offensive players of this era who happen to be catchers are always the subject of one question that doesn't seem to go away: When will they move to another position?
8/7/2012 | Justice: Oswalt's stance doesn't fit with Rangers
When he declined to pitch a third inning of relief on Sunday, Roy Oswalt did the very thing the Rangers simply won't tolerate. He appeared to put himself in front of the team.
8/7/2012 | Jays' Hutchison, McGowan to undergo surgery
Drew Hutchison and Dustin McGowan are both visiting Dr. James Andrews on Thursday for right arm surgery, and both could miss about a year while they recover.
8/7/2012 | Cardinals' 1982 title was product of different era
The 1982 Cardinals didn't need home run threats to win the World Series. They relied on speed, defense and pitching -- the fundamentals of "Whiteyball," a style of play implemented by Whitey Herzog.
8/7/2012 | 'Bucks on the Pond' tests out Yankee fans
It was a typical night at Yankee Stadium. CC Sabathia was in the process of earning the win and "God Bless America" was being played to a crowd of 40,194 fans.
8/7/2012 | MLB Notebook: Verlander and Weaver, great at 29
Justin Verlander and Jered Weaver have each put up phenomenal numbers through age-29 seasons. Since 1920, 370 pitchers have thrown at least 700 innings and, among that 370, Verlander and Weaver are in the top 25 in WHIP, winning percentage, strikeout to walk ratio, lowest hits per nine and ERA+.
8/7/2012 | Stanton makes it back from surgery in four weeks
For the first time since July 7, slugger Giancarlo Stanton was stationed in right field. The 22-year-old All-Star was reinstated from the disabled list, where he had been out with a right knee injury.
8/7/2012 | Mets unveil official 2013 All-Star Game logo
The 2013 All-Star Game has a date and a venue, and now it has a face.
8/7/2012 | Astros collecting building blocks for future
Bobby Heck has experienced this before. The whole rebuilding thing can be a thankless task and you're not always there to reap the benefits, but the Astros' assistant general manager of scouting knows exactly how to operate in this setting.
8/7/2012 | Selig announces MLB support for BASE program
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced support of an initiative promoting healthy living and discouraging the use of performance-enhancing drugs at an event for the national PLAY campaign at Miller Park on Tuesday.
8/7/2012 | Indians designate Lopez, call up Herrmann
The Indians designated infielder Jose Lopez for assignment and recalled right-hander Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. The Indians have also designated Johnny Damon, Derek Lowe and Jeremy Accardo for assignment within the past week.
8/7/2012 | Moore: Instant replay expansion still isn't necessary
Though there have been several examples of significant blown calls, a recent contested decision in Los Angeles proves why we don't need an expansion of instant replay.
8/7/2012 | Reyes extends streak to 25 in second trip to Citi
When he was last in New York in late April, Jose Reyes was struggling at the plate and the Marlins were off to a rough first month of the season. Much has changed in Reyes' second trip to Citi Field, where he once again faces his former team.
8/7/2012 | Oswalt still learning ropes of life in bullpen
Roy Oswalt said a heavy workload over the previous week was why he did not want to pitch a third inning in relief on Sunday against the Royals.
8/7/2012 | Johan feels rested, ready to return from DL
Johan Santana returned to the Mets' clubhouse on Tuesday with his sprained right ankle nearly recovered and his rehabilitation outing in the rearview mirror.
8/7/2012 | Polanco feeling better, but not yet ready to return
Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco said on Tuesday that although his back was feeling better, he was unsure of when he will return to the field.
8/7/2012 | Rays' roster starting to get a lot healthier
A total of 14 Tampa Bay players have been on the disabled list this season while only four remain after the team reinstated Evan Longoria from the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday.
8/7/2012 | Revere on fire as he extends hitting streak to 21
With four hits against the Indians on Monday, Ben Revere extended his hit streak to a career-high 20 games and has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball over that stretch. Revere extended his streak to 21 games in his first at-bat vs. the Indians on Tuesday.
8/7/2012 | Amid Tribe's struggles, Santana delivering with bat
While the Indians have struggled lately, one of the few bright spots for the Tribe has been catcher Carlos Santana's improvement at the plate.
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