5/12/2013 | Rutledge happy to don pink gear for Mother's Day
Josh Rutledge's older brother, Michael, lives in Alabama, but works for the St. Louis-based Edward Jones investment company. So this was a good weekend for Michael to see his little brother play and bring along the parents, Tony and Cheryl.
5/12/2013 | Astros hope to build momentum in Motown
The Astros may not know what they're going to get from game to game, but manager Bo Porter has begun to see one theme: All-out effort. Houston will begin its first road series in Detroit as an American League team on Monday, and Porter hopes to see the same intensity.
5/12/2013 | Middlebrooks grateful for mother's role in career
His mom "doesn't have an athletic bone in her body," Will Middlebrooks said, but he took some time on Mother's Day to remember the important role that she did play in his career.
5/12/2013 | Heyward drives in three for Triple-A Gwinnett
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in his third rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday
5/12/2013 | Aybar eyeing Monday return against Royals
Angels shortstop Erick Aybar missed his third straight game on Sunday because of soreness in his right hamstring, but if all goes well Monday, he'll be in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals.
5/12/2013 | Hanson to miss another turn in rotation
Angels starter Tommy Hanson will miss at least a second consecutive turn through the rotation while on the restricted list to deal with the aftermath of his step-brother's death.
5/12/2013 | Granderson gets three hits in latest rehab appearance
An early day game following a night game proved to be no challenge for Curtis Granderson in his fourth rehab game with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. He inched closer to returning to New York, recording three hits and playing all nine innings.
5/12/2013 | Cano homers on Mother's Day using pink bat
Robinson Cano cleared the right-field wall with a two-run homer off the Royals' Ervin Santana in the Yankees' 4-2 win on Sunday, doing so with a pink Louisville Slugger bat that simultaneously celebrated Mother's Day while helping to raise awareness for breast cancer.
5/12/2013 | Homers back Lincecum's superb outing
Tim Lincecum allowed two hits in seven shutout innings and received powerful offensive support Sunday as the Giants surged to their third consecutive victory over the Atlanta Braves, 5-1.
5/12/2013 | Shuffled lineup comes up big behind sharp Saunders
Manager Eric Wedge shuffled his lineup a bit on Sunday hoping to ease the pressure on struggling sluggers Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse, and the early results were promising as the Mariners topped the A's, 6-1, at Safeco Field.
5/12/2013 | Krejci honored on Sunday as Twins' Honorary Bat Girl
Cheri Krejci was the primary caregiver for her parents as they endured battles with cancer, so she knew what she was up against when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Krejci was honored on the field on Mother's Day as the Twins' Honorary Bat Girl.
5/12/2013 | Dodgers deliver Capuano's first win, take series
Behind a strong start from Chris Capuano and a balanced offensive attack, the Dodgers beat the Marlins, 5-3, on Mother's Day at Dodger Stadium.
5/12/2013 | Mendoza, Blanton square off seeking first victories
After being swept at home by the Yankees over the weekend, the Royals will look to get back on track Monday when they embark on a nine-game road trip, starting in Anaheim against the Angels. Kansas City will send Luis Mendoza to the hill for the opener, while the Angels counter with Joe Blanton.
5/12/2013 | Davis, O's wear pink gear to celebrate Mother's Day
Chris Davis, Adam Jones and other Orioles players joined hundreds of their MLB peers and used pink bats made by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo.
5/12/2013 | Amarista's homer highlights pink bats' productivity
Pink bats were not just a popular choice for the Padres on Sunday at Tropicana Field. They were productive as well, none more so than in one swing by second baseman Alexi Amarista, who drilled a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Rays.
5/12/2013 | Mother's Day pink bats serve Giants well
The five Giants hitters who swung pink bats Sunday -- Pablo Sandoval, Gregor Blanco, Brandon Crawford, Buster Posey and Marco Scutaro -- combined to go 6-for-15 with the special sticks in San Francisco's 5-1 victory over Atlanta.
5/12/2013 | Red Sox honor brave survivor on Mother's Day
Christie Cantara, a 41-year-old mother of three from southern Maine battling breast cancer, served as Boston's Honorary Bat Girl on Mother's Day.
5/12/2013 | Shuler is feisty, selfless, brave in the face of cancer
Honorary Bat Girl Josie Shuler is nothing if not stubborn. Twice, the 55-year-old Fairfield Township resident has been told by doctors that she only had months to live. Twice, she told them that idea didn't fly with her.
5/12/2013 | Royals salute Mariano with video tribute
On Yankees closer Mariano Rivera's last day as a player in Kansas City, the Royals gave him a video tribute on the Kauffman Stadium board prior to the game.
5/12/2013 | Chen leaves game with right oblique strain
Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen exited Sunday's series finale against the Twins with a right oblique strain after tossing 73 pitches in five scoreless innings.
5/12/2013 | Crisp to run bases Monday, could return Wednesday
A's manager Bob Melvin doesn't want to make any promises, but he's also not ruling out the possibility of a Coco Crisp return on Wednesday.
5/12/2013 | Prospect Bauer, rookie Nuno to square off in Game 2
Trevor Bauer, who the Indians acquired this offseason in a blockbuster trade, will take the mound in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees at Progressive Field. Vidal Nuno pitches for the Yankees, who've won five straight.
5/12/2013 | Upton set to face former team in Arizona
Outfielder Justin Upton, traded by the D-backs to the Braves this offseason after nearly two years of trade rumors, returns to Chase Field on Monday for the first time as a visitor when the D-backs and Braves begin a three-game series.
5/12/2013 | Still bothered by neck strain, Adrian sits for finale
Adrian Gonzalez was held out of the lineup Sunday as the Dodgers hope to avoid aggravating a neck strain that has bothered the first baseman for more than a week.
5/12/2013 | Red-hot Indians, Yankees play makeup doubleheader
New York and Cleveland got rained out on consecutive days in April, and so they'll play a doubleheader on Monday at Progressive Field. The Game 1 pitching matchup features Justin Masterson for the Indians and David Phelps for the Yankees.
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