| MLB News Index|
| MLB News Index |
- No. 1 Draft pick Appel signs with Astros
Less than two weeks after taking Stanford pitcher Mark Appel with the No. 1 overall Draft pick, the Astros formally welcomed him to the organization.
- Manuel will be challenged to find spot for Frandsen
Manager Charlie Manuel likes to say that if you can hit, he will find a spot for you in his lineup. But will Manuel really find a place for Kevin Frandsen with Chase Utley expected back from the disabled list before the end of the weekend?
- Phillips remains in funk since taking fastball to forearm
It's not hard to trace the origin of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips' recent hitting funk. Phillips hasn't been the same since June 1, when he was plunked on the left forearm by Pirates reliever Tony Watson.
- Giants rally to back Bumgarner's impressive outing
The Giants took Wednesday's series finale against the Padres at AT&T Park thanks to a masterful performance from starter Madison Bumgarner, who threw seven sharp innings. Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead two-run triple in a three-run seventh inning.
- Ross' pinch-hit homer lifts D-backs past Marlins
Cody Ross smacked a three-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to lead the D-backs past the Marlins, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field.
- Soreness gone, Price to make rehab start Friday
David Price was just trying too hard. The Rays left-hander learned his lesson, manager Joe Maddon said, and will take it a little bit slower as he begins a rehab assignment Friday.
- Davis blasts two homers as O's rout Tigers
Chris Davis' two-homer, five-RBI afternoon was the highlight of a dominant 13-3 win for the Orioles against the Tigers on Wednesday in Detroit.
- Mariano impressed by young Puig
Baseball's most electric rookie met the game's oldest active player from a distance of 60 feet and six inches late on Wednesday afternoon, and this intriguing battle between Yasiel Puig and Mariano Rivera did not disappoint.
- Ichiro, Yankees spoil Mattingly's return
When the dust finally settled, it was the Yankees who came out on top. New York spoiled Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's return to the Bronx, fending off Los Angeles, 6-4, in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
- Cahill's start cut short by bruised right hip
The D-backs' already-depleted rotation took another hit when starter Trevor Cahill was forced to leave Wednesday's game in the second inning with a bruised right hip.