8/3/2012 | Dempster debuts, but Texas bats settle slugfest
After the Rangers pounded out 17 hits on Wednesday, they rapped out 18 hits in Thursday's 15-9 win over the Angels, forcing a split of the four-game series.
8/3/2012 | Royals walk off with series sweep of Indians
Alcides Escobar's first career walk-off hit in the 11th inning plated Eric Hosmer to give the Royals a 7-6 win over the Indians on Thursday and a sweep of the three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.
8/3/2012 | Day 1 of RBI World Series in the books
Two thrilling results in Senior Division play at Toni Stone Field highlighted the first day of the 2012 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series on Thursday.
8/3/2012 | Kershaw's first BBQ and Hoedown a success
On Thursday, Clayton Kershaw brought some home cooking to Los Angeles as he and his wife, Ellen, hosted Clayton's Texas BBQ and Hoedown at Dodger Stadium to raise money for their charity, Kershaw's Challenge.
8/3/2012 | Reddick finds form as A's back Colon's gem
After straying from their winning ways for a couple of days, the A's were back at it on Thursday, shutting down the Blue Jays, 4-1, at the Coliseum.
8/3/2012 | Berkman aggravates right knee, to visit doctor
An already forgettable night turned even more so in the final minutes of Thursday's 8-2 loss in Colorado, as Lance Berkman limped off the field after grounding out in the final at-bat of an 0-for-4 night. His right knee, which was surgically repaired just over two months ago, had given out on him.
8/3/2012 | A's await MRI on Smith's strained hamstring
A's outfielder Seth Smith, serving as designated hitter on Thursday, left Oakland's 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays after sustaining a strained left hamstring while running out a groundout in the fifth inning at the Coliseum.
8/3/2012 | Doubters forget about Rangers' heart
The Rangers have appeared in two consecutive World Series. You don't do that without a whole lot of heart, and they've shown that by splitting their four-game set against the rival Angels.
8/3/2012 | MLB.com Stars of the Game: Thursday, Aug. 2
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out.
8/3/2012 | Road beckons as Rangers open set vs. Royals
Matt Harrison gets the call Friday as the Rangers set out on a quick two-city, six-game road trip, starting in Kansas City against the Royals and Jeremy Guthrie.
8/3/2012 | Sanchez to face former team as Rockies meet Giants
Just three years ago, Jonathan Sanchez tossed the first Giants no-hitter since 1976. Now after two trades sent Sanchez from San Francisco to Kansas City to Colorado, the 29-year-old left-hander will face his former team Friday, when the Rockies open up a three-game weekend set with the Giants in Denver.
8/3/2012 | Greinke leads Halos into Chicago's South Side
After a long road trip, the White Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, where Philip Humber and the South Siders will face off against new Angels pitcher Zack Greinke, who is seeking his first win with his new ballclub.
8/3/2012 | Slumping Tribe, Tigers face off in divisional battle
The Indians and Tigers, who have both been slumping recently, look to right the ship when they meet for the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park on Friday. Justin Masterson starts for Cleveland, while Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez.
8/3/2012 | A's Straily K's way to big league debut vs. Jays
Minor League strikeout leader Dan Straily will face the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at the Oakland Coliseum in his Major League debut.
8/3/2012 | Wolf, Kelly meet up as Crew, Cards open series
On July 17, the Brewers' Randy Wolf and the Cardinals' Joe Kelly took the mound for their respective teams. Milwaukee won that battle, 3-2, behind 6 2/3 solid innings from Wolf. Wolf and Kelly will face off again on Friday as the Brewers and Cardinals start a three-game series at Busch Stadium.
8/3/2012 | Huge strides being made in reducing broken bats
Over the past four seasons, MLB and the Players Association have made a concerted effort to make bats safer through specific programs and regulations. In the process, there has been a steady decline in broken bats.
8/3/2012 | Castrovince: Patience required as Cubs rebuild
The Cubs were open for business at the July Trade Deadline, which was predictable. But for the Cubs, this is going to be a slow and often painful process.
8/3/2012 | MLB Notebook: Jones on track for grand exit
Ted Williams is one of seven players to have at least 300 at-bats and an OPS above .900 in their final season. Chipper Jones is on pave to become the eighth such player.
8/3/2012 | Aspiring MLB umpire Moore living his dreams
Urban Youth Academy alumni Malachi Moore has had a long journey to become what he is now: a professional umpire, with designs on making the Major Leagues.
8/3/2012 | Meggie: More to Dickey than a knuckleball
The Wikipedia entry for R.A. Dickey lists him as "an author and knuckleball pitcher," a combination that is more than a bit unusual.
8/3/2012 | Dempster releases farewell ad to Cubs fans
Ryan Dempster said goodbye to Cubs fans and Chicago on Friday, thanking them for their support of the pitcher and the Dempster Family Foundation.
8/3/2012 | Nats acquire catcher Suzuki from A's
The Washington Nationals on Friday acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Minor League catcher David Freitas.
8/3/2012 | Ringolsby: K-king Straily latest in A's pitching ring
In a look at what's up this weekend and what went down in the past week, the A's latest pitching phenom, Dan Straily, is on center stage.
8/3/2012 | Damon's foresight correct: He's cut by Indians
The Indians designated Johnny Damon for assignment on Friday, ending his brief tenure with the Tribe. To replace Damon on the active roster, the Indians recalled speedy outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Columbus.
8/3/2012 | Moore: Kimbrel continues to dominate in second year
After setting rookie records as one of the top closers in baseball last year, Craig Kimbrel has improbably become more dominant in his second season.
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