6/17/2013 | Rangers end slide with Cruz's big day, clutch relief
Nelson Cruz drove in four runs with two home runs and a double to carry the Rangers to an 8-7 victory over the Athletics at the Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night.
6/17/2013 | Crawford surprised to bat third for Giants
When Brandon Crawford arrived at AT&T Park for Monday's game against the Padres, he found himself penciled into the No. 3 slot of the lineup for the first time this season as the Giants battle injuries and Buster Posey was given a day off.
6/17/2013 | Kennedy drops appeal, begins serving suspension
D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy dropped his appeal and began serving his 10-game suspension Monday night.
6/17/2013 | Arrieta struggles in spot start, optioned after O's loss
Jake Arrieta struggled with his location, allowing five runs over 4 2/3 innings, and was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk following the Orioles' 5-1 series-opening loss to the Tigers in front of 32,525 at Comerica Park.
6/17/2013 | Padres in holding pattern with Quentin, Cabrera
There were few answers to be had Monday in regard to the health of shortstop Everth Cabrera and left fielder Carlos Quentin. The news Monday on both was that they're still getting treatment and that a disabled-list stint is still a possibility.
6/17/2013 | 10-0: Max matches 104-year-old mark in Tigers' win
With six innings of one-run ball in Monday's 5-1 Tigers victory over the O's, Max Scherzer not only became the first Major League starter since Roger Clemens in 1997 to go 10-0 to begin a season. He became just the second starter in the Tigers' illustrious history to do it, challenging the 104-year-old standard of George Mullin.
6/17/2013 | Miller exits early, but Cards cruise vs. Cubs
Shelby Miller earned the win in the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over the Cubs on Monday, but he lasted only five innings because of cramping in his right leg. He was picked up by four relievers who preserved the lead.
6/17/2013 | Myers' big league dream 'finally coming true'
Wil Myers sounded eager to get his Major League career started as he talked to reporters on a conference call Monday night.
6/17/2013 | No surgery needed for Coghlan
Chris Coghlan saw a spine specialist on Monday in Dallas and the doctor confirmed that the 27-year-old won't need surgery on his injured back.
6/17/2013 | Bay sidelined by sore hamstring
An already thin Mariners roster took another hit Monday when outfielder Jason Bay was held out of the series opener against the Angels with a sore hamstring muscle.
6/17/2013 | All eyes on Wheeler as Mets prospect debuts
Matt Harvey did this, you know. The crush of expectations, the weight of a franchise -- Harvey endured it all a year ago and succeeded brilliantly in the face of it. Eleven months later, it is top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler's turn to debut for the Mets on Tuesday against the Braves, in the nightcap of a doubleheader in which Harvey will start the matinee.
6/17/2013 | Freeman ends Gee's shutout bid with walk-off blast
Dillon Gee was bidding for his first career shutout before Freddie Freeman drilled a two-run ninth-inning home run that gave the Braves a 2-1 walk-off win over the Mets on Monday at Turner Field.
6/17/2013 | Peavy not yet cleared to begin working out
Jake Peavy feels "a whole lot better moving around" where the fractured rib on his left side is concerned, an injury that sent him to the disabled list retroactive to June 5. But the fact that he still has to protect against sneezing, coughing or laughing shows the four-to-six-week projection for his return probably won't be sped up.
6/17/2013 | Cespedes plays as DH for fourth straight game
The Athletics hope to get Yoenis Cespedes back in the outfield soon. Athletics manager Bob Melvin wanted to put Cespedes in the outfield Monday, but he wants to see Cespedes run around before he makes the change.
6/17/2013 | Reyes, Morrow suit up for rehab game Monday
Both Brandon Morrow and Jose Reyes will continue their pursuit to put their injury woes behind them on Monday.
6/17/2013 | Izturis' clutch play edges Rox in pitchers' duel
Maicer Izturis broke up the Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa's no-hit bid in the sixth, knocked the winning hit in the eighth and played excellent defense as the Blue Jays topped the Rockies, 2-0, on Monday in Toronto. Josh Johnson held Colorado scoreless in 7 1/3 innings of work.
6/17/2013 | Stanton's two blasts propel Marlins in desert
Giancarlo Stanton tied the game in the sixth with a two-run homer, then hit a go-ahead solo shot in the ninth to lead the Marlins past the D-backs Monday at Chase Field, 3-2.
6/17/2013 | Scioscia confident Weaver is making progress
Jered Weaver has made four starts since returning from the disabled list and although the first one -- an impressive six inning, seven strikeout victory over the Dodgers -- electrified the Angel Stadium crowd, the right-hander has yet to return to his dominant self.
6/17/2013 | Costas calls Mets to apologize for comments
Terry Collins heard the quip. How could he not? NBC broadcaster Bob Costas generated headlines Sunday when he called the Mets' walk-off celebration evidence of "the decline of Western civilization." A day later, Costas called Mets public relations guru Jay Horwitz to apologize.
6/17/2013 | Astros 'fully engaged' in talks with No. 1 pick Appel
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday the club is "fully engaged" in contract talks with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, the right-handed pitcher from Stanford, and hopes to be able to complete a deal this week.
6/17/2013 | Hamilton goes deep as Angels rout Mariners
The Angels have now won four out of their last five games after an 11-3 victory over the Mariners on Monday night at Angel Stadium.
6/17/2013 | Lyons on track to make Friday start
A day after rookie Tyler Lyons delivered another subpar start for the Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny indicated that the club planned to keep Lyons in the rotation and have him make his next scheduled start Friday.
6/17/2013 | Soria nearing rehab assignment
Joakim Soria, who has not pitched in the Major Leagues since 2011, is getting ready to go on a medical rehabilitation assignment. Soria threw approximately 30 pitches of live batting practice on Monday without any issues.
6/17/2013 | Shoulder discomfort still limiting Ogando
Alexi Ogando remains limited to throwing on flat ground while waiting for the discomfort in his right shoulder to subside. Ogando last pitched on June 5 in Boston and is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday.
6/17/2013 | Minor setback has Beachy frustrated, but focused
Members of the Braves' medical staff praised Brandon Beachy for the discipline and dedication he showed after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. His hard work was credited to the fact that he went nearly a full year without experiencing any of the expected setbacks. But in a cruel twist of fate, the minor setback came eight days before the one-year anniversary of his surgery.
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