4/26/2013 | Rox ride timely hitting, 'pen to win in Arizona
Michael Cuddyer singled in two first-inning runs and Troy Tulowitzki added a three-run double in the fifth as the Rockies maintained their National League West lead by beating the D-backs, 6-3, in the second game of a four-game set at Chase Field in front of 28,801.
4/26/2013 | Veteran Contreras en route to recovery
A close eye is being kept on three Pirates pitchers impressively rehabbing from injuries -- left-hander Francisco Liriano and righties Charlie Morton and Jeff Karstens -- but another veteran flying under the radar figures to beat them all to Pittsburgh.
4/26/2013 | Young hurlers showing promise in Rangers rotation
A surging pitching staff that has shown impressive depth in the season's early goings has rooted the Rangers' furious start. From ace Yu Darvish's near perfect game in the second game of the year onward, the Rangers have allowed three runs or fewer in 15 of their 22 games and hold the lowest ERA in the American League.
4/26/2013 | Gonzalez's double leads Dodgers to victory
Adrian Gonzalez doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Dodgers past the Brewers, 7-5, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. But Mark Ellis left the game after five innings with a strained right quad.
4/26/2013 | Yunel works out, may return to lineup Saturday
Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar worked out prior to Friday's game and said he believed he'd be ready to play on Saturday, but no determination will be made until it's known how his right hamstring reacts to Friday's activity.
4/26/2013 | Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DL
Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa headed to the bullpen Friday for the first time since being put on the disabled list for a strained right forearm.
4/26/2013 | Yanks' battery drained after Cervelli, Nova hurt
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli fractured his right hand on Ivan Nova's fifth pitch on Friday, and by the third inning, the right-hander also departed the game against the Blue Jays with pain in his right elbow.
4/26/2013 | Revere rests sore quad, may miss rest of series
John Mayberry was in center field for the Phillies on Friday night as Ben Revere rested his sore quadriceps muscle for the second consecutive game. Manager Charlie Manuel said a move to the disabled list would be premature, but it appears Revere will be shut down for the three-game series with the Mets.
4/26/2013 | Beachy throws BP for first time since surgery
Brandon Beachy will have a few more hurdles to clear before potentially rejoining Atlanta's starting rotation during the latter portion of June. But the Braves right-hander has at least reached a point where his long return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow does not seem so tedious.
4/26/2013 | McCann belts two homers in first rehab game
Brian McCann began his Minor League rehab stint with a bang. Two, in fact. McCann homered in each of his first two at-bats during Class A Rome's 10-6 win in Greensboro on Friday night. This marked the first rehab game for the six-time All-Star, who handled the catcher's position for the first six innings and then exited after grounding into a double play in the seventh.
4/26/2013 | Hicks starting to show signs of improvement
Despite a slow start to the season that has him hitting just .086 entering Friday, rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks is starting to show signs that he's ready to turn it around.
4/26/2013 | Grimm tosses seven shutout innings to down Twins
The Rangers refused to cool down Friday as they rode seven scoreless innings from rookie starter Justin Grimm to their 16th win of the season in a 4-3 defeat of the Minnesota Twins.
4/26/2013 | Loria says he wasn't involved in twin-bill switch
In response to a report that surfaced Friday morning, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria denied that he was behind the Marlins' late decision to switch starting pitchers for Tuesday's day-night doubleheader at Minnesota.
4/26/2013 | Hechavarria on schedule to return from DL on time
As several Marlins players were working on bunting Friday afternoon, Adeiny Hechavarria was playing catch in left field. The 24-year-old shortstop, on the disabled list with a bruised right elbow, continues to make steady strides to returning.
4/26/2013 | Marcum set to make Mets debut Saturday
Shaun Marcum has been sidelined for nearly a month with nerve inflammation in his neck, but he's ready for his own personal Opening Day. Marcum, who signed with the Mets this winter, will be activated from the disabled list in time to make his season debut on Saturday.
4/26/2013 | Victorino could be out until Tuesday with back spasms
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was out of the lineup Friday night against the Astros, marking the fourth game he's missed due to lower back spasms. Victorino exited two other games early because of the ailment.
4/26/2013 | Bourn resumes light baseball activities in KC
Indians outfielder Michael Bourn rejoined the team on Friday, when he resumed a series of light baseball activities. The All-Star leaned against his locker inside the visitors' clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium and expressed his frustration over being sidelined.
4/26/2013 | Power bats, Peavy pluck win from Rays
A trio of home runs -- by Hector Gimenez, Tyler Greene and Conor Gillaspie -- helped Jake Peavy pick up his third win in five starts as the White Sox rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Rays on Friday night in Chicago.
4/26/2013 | Gordon error-free after league scoring change
An error charged against Royals left fielder Alex Gordon in the fourth inning of Sunday's second game at Boston was removed after a review by Major League Baseball executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre.
4/26/2013 | Royals-Indians opener rained out; DH on Sunday
The scheduled game on Friday night between the Royals and Indians was postponed because of rain about 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. The game was rescheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT on Sunday night as the second half of a day-night doubleheader.
4/26/2013 | Indians rained out in KC; DH set for Sunday
Cleveland's night game against the Royals on Friday was washed out due to steady showers at Kauffman Stadium, and the clubs will make it up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. and 8:10 ET.
4/26/2013 | Anibal sets Tigers record with career-high 17 K's
Not only did Anibal Sanchez beat the Braves for the first time in three years, he shut them out for eight innings while striking out a career-high 17 in Friday's 10-0 victory. Sanchez topped the Tigers' franchise record set by Mickey Lolich on May 23, 1969.
4/26/2013 | Kendrick twirls gem, blanks Mets on just three hits
Kyle Kendrick pitched a three-hit shutout, Ryan Howard unloaded a three-run homer to center to culminate a four-run sixth inning, and the Phillies, winning for only the fourth time in 12 games, opened their five-game trip with a 4-0 victory over the Mets on Friday night at Citi Field.
4/26/2013 | Award nomination motivates Hamels to give more
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, nominated for Philadelphia's 2013 Wanamaker Athletic Award, said that the best thing about being recognized for giving back is the encouragement it provides him to give even more.
4/26/2013 | Rays prospect Disla suspended for PED use
Right-hander Jose Disla, a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays' Dominican Summer League team, received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.
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