7/27/2013 | No shortage of save chances now for Cishek
When your closer is getting plenty of opportunities, it's a good thing. On the flip side, the concern of winning close games nightly is that your closer might be getting too much work.
7/27/2013 | Tribe goes for sweep of Rangers behind Ubaldo
Ubaldo Jimenez heads to the mound as the Indians go for the sweep against Alexi Ogando and the Rangers on Sunday at Progressive Field.
7/27/2013 | Deduno's timely dominance lifts Twins
Samuel Deduno allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings to lead the Twins to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.
7/27/2013 | Drew's huge night propels Red Sox past Orioles
Stephen Drew's recent slump became a distant memory on Saturday night, as the shortstop basically put the Red Sox on his back en route to a 7-3 victory over the Orioles. Drew cranked two homers and drove in five runs, helping to fuel an offense that had sputtered in recent days.
7/27/2013 | Cheek's wife accepts Frick Award with moving speech
Tom Cheek, the voice of the Blue Jays for nearly three decades, became a permanent part of the fabric of the game on Saturday. Cheek, who passed away in 2005, was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award in recognition of his passion, skill and ability to connect with the common fan.
7/27/2013 | Hall inductees White, O'Day have intertwined history
James "Deacon" White, a 19th-century catcher, and Hank O'Day, an umpire for nearly 40 years, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. It's not the first time their paths crossed, however.
7/27/2013 | Spink honoree Hagen credits family for career
Paul Hagen -- this year's J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner -- credited his family for allowing him to have a long and distinguished career as a baseball writer. "I literally couldn't have done it without you," Hagen said to his family during his speech.
7/27/2013 | Fans take in thrill of Hall's 'Parade of Legends'
Cooperstown, normally a tiny hamlet that boasts less than 2,000 yearly inhabitants, swelled to several times its size Saturday as the Hall of Fame's Induction Weekend took full swing. Hundreds of baseball fans of all stripes and allegiances crowded the sidewalks of Main Street on Saturday.
7/27/2013 | Miggy doesn't miss beat back in Tigers' lineup
Miguel Cabrera was back in his usual third spot in the Tigers' batting order and starting at third base against the Phillies on Saturday at Comerica Park. He homered and drove in three runs as the Tigers cruised to a 10-0 win.
7/27/2013 | Infante off baseball activities for at least week
Although the Tigers hoped infielder Omar Infante would be able to rejoin the club this weekend, his recent setback with a sprained left ankle may delay his return to mid-August.
7/27/2013 | Norris' pinch-hit go-ahead blast sparks A's
Pinch-hitter Derek Norris belted a two-run homer to put the A's on top Saturday in one of the better starts of the season for left-hander Tommy Milone, a 3-1 victory over the Angels.
7/27/2013 | Phillies staying active with Deadline looming
Despite their recent skid, the Phillies remain busy. A source told MLB.com on Friday they had agreed with Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez on a six-year, $48 million contract. The team also is trying to sign second baseman Chase Utley to an extension.
7/27/2013 | Ruf's offensive prowess key to increased role
Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf has an excellent opportunity to prove himself while Ryan Howard recovers from left knee surgery. If Ruf can show consistent production offensively, he could work more into the team's plans next season.
7/27/2013 | Hunter returns following sound pregame drills
Outfielder Torii Hunter returned to the Tigers' lineup on Saturday night against the Phillies after missing Friday's game due to ongoing soreness in his left Achilles. Hunter collected three hits in a 10-0 win at Comerica Park.
7/27/2013 | Santiago gets rare opportunities at plate, field
Infielder Ramon Santiago, a switch-hitter, was only 1-for-12 against left-handed pitchers before Tigers manager Jim Leyland put him in the lineup against a lefty on Friday.
7/27/2013 | Hanson, Parker square off in finale of four-game set
Tommy Hanson will take the ball for the Angels on Sunday and is looking to build on an outing that prompted manager Mike Scioscia to say, "That's the best stuff I've seen Tommy have." The A's counter with Jarrod Parker, who has registered a quality start in 11 of his past 12 outings.
7/27/2013 | Cosart, Redmond square off in series finale
The Astros will send rookie Jarred Cosart to the mound for Sunday's finale with the Blue Jays looking to secure a split of the series. Toronto will counter with Todd Redmond, who will look to give his team its first series win since July 5-7 against Minnesota.
7/27/2013 | Porcello set to deal in Tigers' bid to sweep Phillies
Right-hander Rick Porcello is looking to help the red-hot Tigers keep rolling as they seek a series sweep of Jonathan Pettibone and the Phillies on Sunday at Comerica Park.
7/27/2013 | Scherzer gifted with 15th win in Miggy's return
Right-hander Max Scherzer had to go to work on his 29th birthday. His surprise gift from the office was the return of Miguel Cabrera and an eight-run lead after two innings as the Tigers cruised to a 10-0 win over the Phillies on Saturday night.
7/27/2013 | Price's impact on Archer has rookie dominating
It's not one thing with Chris Archer. It's never that simple. It's confidence. It's trusting his stuff and controlling his emotions. It's some basic mechanical adjustments, too. And it's the impact of David Price.
7/27/2013 | Jeter could start for Yanks on Sunday after sim game
Derek Jeter's simulated game Saturday was clouded in secrecy, but after the Yankees' 1-0 loss to the Rays, manager Joe Girardi revealed some details, including one big one: The shortstop could rejoin the Yankees on Sunday.
7/27/2013 | Keuchel, Veras give lift to Astros' weary bullpen
Jose Veras converted his 11th consecutive save opportunity by recording the final five outs of the Astros' 8-6 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday at Rogers Centre to snap a three-game losing streak. Dallas Keuchel pitched a season-high 7 1/3 innings to pick up his fifth win.
7/27/2013 | Scheppers assaulted Thursday night in Cleveland
Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained a contusion and bruise on his left eye when he was "sucker-punched" by a group of young men on a downtown Cleveland street Thursday night.
7/27/2013 | Finale may be playoff preview between Braves, Cards
The Braves send Kris Medlen to the mound against Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller as they shoot for a series sweep against the NL Central leaders.
7/27/2013 | Niese begins rehab assignment for Gulf Coast Mets
Though he still remains a ways off from active duty, left-hander Jon Niese made his first Minor League rehab appearance Saturday for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets. Niese, who has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a partial tear of his left rotator cuff, allowed three hits and four runs (two earned) in two innings against the Nationals' affiliate, striking out one.
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