7/21/2013 | Nats' hitters hope for breakout against Bucs
The Nationals hoped the All-Star break would give them some life in the second half of a season that began with high expectations. But their offense struggled all weekend against the Dodgers, and Washington will start a four-game set at home on Monday against Pittsburgh, which leads baseball in team ERA and batting average against.
7/21/2013 | Mariners pound Astros to earn sixth straight win
One day after winning a game in which they got just one hit, the Mariners found an easier avenue to victory Sunday as they rolled over the Astros, 12-5, to complete their second straight series sweep.
7/21/2013 | Kemp delivers in return from DL, exits with injury
The Dodgers activated center fielder Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, and although he injured his left ankle in the ninth inning of a 9-2 victory, he is not expected to need a return trip to the DL.
7/21/2013 | Dodgers carry hot streak North of the border
Two teams with high preseason expectations are heading in different directions as the scorching-hot Dodgers head to Toronto to face the faltering Blue Jays in an Interleague matchup.
7/21/2013 | Scorching-hot Rays open pivotal series at Fenway
All-Star Matt Moore takes the ball for the red-hot Rays in the opener of a crucial four-game series at Fenway Park against the first-place Red Sox.
7/21/2013 | Archer on target as Rays complete sweep of Jays
Chris Archer allowed five hits in seven innings of one-run ball and Evan Longoria, Luke Scott and Kelly Johnson all homered off R.A. Dickey in the Rays' 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, their 17th win in 19 games.
7/21/2013 | Harvey dazzles, Mets flash power to top Phils
The Mets displayed power in the form of three homers, and behind Matt Harvey's overpowering performance, defeated the Phillies, 5-0, on Sunday at Citi Field.
7/21/2013 | Harvey has earned respect of National League peers
During his time working on Bruce Bochy's coaching staff at the All-Star Game, Terry Collins took the opportunity to get an assessment on Matt Harvey from a few of the National League's best players. All of them complimented Harvey, for good reason.
7/21/2013 | Doc takes big step in return from shoulder injury
Roy Halladay threw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since having surgery on his shoulder. He threw 20 pitches, all of them fastballs.
7/21/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 21
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/21/2013 | O's aim to sweep Rangers behind All-Star Tillman
Chris Tillman didn't pitch in the All-Star Game, but he'll make his first start Sunday since having the "All-Star" designation added to his resume. He'll face Martin Perez and the Rangers as the Orioles look for the three-game sweep in the series finale.
7/21/2013 | D-backs seek answers against Bumgarner
Arizona has totaled just four runs over its last three contests, all losses. The task doesn't get any easier Sunday, when the D-backs will try to avoid a sweep against Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner.
7/21/2013 | Giants hold off D-backs, gain more ground
The Giants never trailed Saturday night but endured considerable adversity before claiming a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With their second straight victory over the D-backs, the Giants trimmed the gap separating them from the National League West leaders to 4 1/2 games.
7/21/2013 | Pair of afternoon games feature Ace-Offs
Two of Sunday's games feature matchups between teams' respective aces, as past Cy Young Award winners and 2013 hopefuls meet in the day's Ace-Offs.
7/20/2013 | C.J. silences A's at Angel Stadium
Left-hander C.J. Wilson held the A's scoreless on three hits over 8 1/3 innings to lead the Angels to their second straight victory over the American League West leaders to start the second half of the season.
7/20/2013 | Tribe does not expect hip soreness to sideline Kluber
Corey Kluber exited the game on Saturday night with left hip soreness after pitching five scoreless frames. The Indians do not expect the injury to sideline the righty for an extended period of time.
7/20/2013 | Disabled list possible after Affeldt strains groin
Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt strained his left groin during the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and could be headed for the disabled list.
7/20/2013 | Zimm-Kershaw duel to cap Nats-Dodgers series
It's been no fun for opposing clubs over the past year when Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill at Nationals Park. That's because the Nats right-hander hasn't lost a game at home since May 17, 2012, a span of 22 starts. He'll look to keep that streak going in Sunday's series finale in an ace-off with Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
7/20/2013 | Early barrage carries Orioles past Rangers
The Orioles piled on Rangers starter Ross Wolf, with Henry Urrutia going 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his big league debut and Miguel Gonzalez tossing 6 2/3 solid innings of one-run ball in the 7-4 series-clinching victory in front of 41,660 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday night.
7/20/2013 | Locke gets back on hill, trying to stop a Cincy sweep
Pirates starter Jeff Locke returns after missing a start due to back tightness, and he'll duel with Homer Bailey, who will try to lead the Reds to a series sweep of their fellow National League Central contenders at Great American Ball Park on Sunday.
7/20/2013 | Yost secures 700th victory against Tigers
Ned Yost notched the 700th victory of his managerial career when his Royals beat the Tigers, 6-5, on Saturday night. His first win came on April 8, 2003, his first season as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.
7/20/2013 | Hanley delivers in 10th as Dodgers close in on first
Hanley Ramirez's RBI double in the 10th inning capped a 3-for-5 night and brought home the go-ahead run as the Dodgers beat the Nationals, 3-1, for their 19th victory in 24 games. Los Angeles moved to within a half-game of NL West-leading Arizona, which lost to San Francisco.
7/20/2013 | Nicasio shows encouraging signs as Rox gain ground
Juan Nicasio held the Cubs to one run on three hits in five powerful, if not totally efficient, innings at Coors Field on Saturday, making the Rockies' runs count in a 9-3 victory.
7/20/2013 | Pair of full-count pitches hurt Villanueva in loss
It's an age-old axiom in baseball: Don't walk the pitcher. But Carlos Villanueva broke that cardinal rule, giving Rockies counterpart Juan Nicasio a free pass to extend the fourth Saturday as his night unraveled and the Cubs fell to the Rockies, 9-3, at Coors Field.
7/20/2013 | Jackson tries for fourth straight win in rubber match
Edwin Jackson won three straight starts entering the All-Star break, rebounding from an up-and-down first half in his first year with the Cubs. He'll oppose the Rockies' Tyler Chatwood in Sunday's rubber match at Coors Field.
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