7/27/2013 | Ross looking to deliver series victory over D-backs
Right-hander Tyson Ross will try to deliver another strong performance in Sunday afternoon's series finale against southpaw Patrick Corbin at Chase Field.
7/27/2013 | White Sox puzzled over mounting errors
Casper Wells' dropped fly ball in Friday's loss at U.S. Cellular Field was the club's 71st error of the season -- matching the number Chicago totaled all of last season.
7/27/2013 | Sox starters keep dealing despite low support
Chris Sale is only one of a handful of White Sox starters whose paltry win/loss record has, perhaps, overshadowed stellar seasons. Among them is lefty Jose Quintana, who held the Royals to two runs in seven innings on Friday while taking the loss.
7/27/2013 | White Sox aim to make most of last few months
While this season hasn't exactly gone according to plan for the last-place White Sox, that doesn't mean the White Sox are resigned to accept their fate in the American League Central cellar.
7/27/2013 | Smith confident he'll pitch his way out of slump
Joe Smith has gone through slumps in the past. Just to be sure, the Indians' setup man went back and checked his track record on Friday night, reminding himself that he has overcome similar rough patches in his career.
7/27/2013 | McCarthy scheduled to join D-backs in Boston
A day after Brandon McCarthy completed his rehab stint with Triple-A Reno, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson announced the right-hander will rejoin the club's rotation in Boston next week and pitch in place of Tyler Skaggs, who was optioned to Reno following his rough outing Saturday.
7/27/2013 | Rested Montero returns to D-backs lineup
After missing four games with back inflammation, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero returned to the lineup Saturday, batting seventh and catching Tyler Skaggs.
7/27/2013 | All-Star Locke 'not satisfied' in breakout season
Little has gone wrong for left-hander Jeff Locke in this breakout season. The All-Star southpaw has been more than good. He has been elite.
7/27/2013 | Martin expected to be back behind plate Sunday
Russell Martin is expected to play Sunday after he tweaked his left knee in a collision at home plate on Friday night. Michael McKenry started at catcher and batted sixth on Saturday
7/27/2013 | Pirates keep options open in tight trade market
July 31 has been a busy day for the Pirates in recent years. With the club fighting for its first playoff berth since 1992, general manager Neal Huntington could make yet another Trade Deadline move in 2013.
7/27/2013 | Ross hopes to reach next level by improving changeup
There was a lot to like about Tyson Ross' last start against the Brewers, when he won his first game with the Padres, allowing one run over six innings. He'd like for his next start, which comes Sunday against the D-backs, to be even better.
7/27/2013 | Black looking for more innings from his starters
It's no small wonder the Padres head toward Wednesday's non-waiver Trade Deadline with the hopes of adding a starting pitcher -- not just for the rest of the season, but moving into next year.
7/27/2013 | Red Sox's Lester out to resume dominance of O's
In his eight seasons with the Red Sox, Jon Lester can't help but enjoy facing the Orioles. That's because the left-hander is 14-2 in 22 career starts against Baltimore with a 2.86 ERA, his second-lowest against any American League opponent. In Sunday's rubber game, he'll oppose righty Jason Hammel, who is winless since May 27.
7/27/2013 | Harrison throws, likely nearing rehab assignment
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison threw 50 pitches in live batting practice on Saturday and the next step could be a rehab assignment.
7/27/2013 | Padres power past Skaggs, D-backs to even series
Chris Denorfia, Chase Headley and pitcher Andrew Cashner each hit home runs Saturday night to lead the Padres to a 12-3 victory over the D-backs before a crowd of 30,033 at Chase Field.
7/27/2013 | With workload lessened, bullpen may be too rested
There was a time this season when the O's bullpen was overworked, with starters consistently struggling to pitch deep. Now, with starters regularly pitching deeper, coupled with the four-day All-Star break, manager Buck Showalter said some relievers -- including Tommy Hunter -- have too much rest. It's a delicate balance.
7/27/2013 | Lough continues to wield productive bat
David Lough lined a home run and singled with two RBIs in Friday night's 5-1 win over the White Sox, bringing his average up to .304 in his 55 games.
7/27/2013 | Guthrie getting major boost from KC bullpen
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has gotten lots of good help from the bullpen this season. According to Elias, Royals relievers have a combined 1.40 ERA in games started by Guthrie this season -- best in the Majors for pitchers with at least 10 starts.
7/27/2013 | Santana proposes All-Star dodgeball game
Ervin Santana is stirring comments with his proposal that, on the day prior to the All-Star Game, a dodgeball competition should be held for pitchers in addition to the Home Run Derby.
7/27/2013 | E. Beltre gets another start in left for Rangers
Engel Beltre started for the second straight game in left field on Saturday night for the Rangers against the Indians. David Murphy was on the bench even though the Indians had a right-hander on the mound.
7/27/2013 | Three blasts help Haren to first win since May
A little more than a month ago, Dan Haren was booed off the mound as his ERA climbed to among the worst in the Major Leagues. But on Saturday afternoon against the Mets, he had one of his best starts in a Nationals uniform, allowing just three hits and a single run over seven innings as the Nationals toppled New York, 4-1.
7/27/2013 | Rangers might not add bat before Trade Deadline
The Rangers, with just four days left before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, have been linked to every available outfielder. But the Rangers are considering another option. They may not do anything.
7/27/2013 | Double-A Portland soaks up Fenway experience
The chance to sign the inside of the Green Monster was one of the perks the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs enjoyed as part of the eighth annual Futures at Fenway game on Saturday, in which the Red Sox give their Minor League affiliates a chance to play in the ballpark the players strive to call home one day.
7/27/2013 | Marlins putting Yelich in spot to succeed
Christian Yelich already possesses a picturesque swing, a plan at the plate and immense confidence. The Marlins' 22-year-old outfielder also has the benefit of batting second, just ahead of slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
7/27/2013 | Alvarez latest Marlin to show off power pitching
The velocity startled even his manager. In the Marlins' 2-0 win over the Pirates on Friday night, Henderson Alvarez blew a 98-mph fastball by Gaby Sanchez to end the second inning. The strikeout came with a runner in scoring position, but it also was the hardest fastball the right-hander has thrown this season.
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