6/23/2013 | Gomes subs for slumping Nava; Salty gets rest
A bright spot for the Red Sox for most of the season, Daniel Nava now finds himself in a 5-for-37 slump that has brought his average from .300 to .275. Nava got a rare day off against a right-hander on Sunday, as Jonny Gomes instead made the start in left field against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
6/23/2013 | Howard finds his power stroke on homestand
Before this homestand, Ryan Howard had one home run in his last 33 games, but the low power numbers did not seem to worry manager Charlie Manuel too much.
6/23/2013 | Castro's struggles continue with two-error day
Starlin Castro committed his 13th and 14th errors of the season on a short throw to first that allowed the Astros to score a run in the Cubs' 14-6 win Sunday, as well as a dropped-throw error. Castro's 14 errors are the most in the Majors.
6/23/2013 | Sveum ponders expanded replay after close call
Cubs manager Dale Sveum isn't sure he'd like to see more instant replay in baseball. On Saturday, though, a check of the video might have overturned a crucial call at second base.
6/23/2013 | DeRosa marvels at Blue Jays' win streak
Mark DeRosa has been around baseball a long time, but he can't remember a streak quite like this one. DeRosa, who made his Major League debut in 1998 with Atlanta, says the 10-game winning streak the Blue Jays find themselves on entering Sunday is new to even him.
6/23/2013 | Anibal making strides in recovery from shoulder strain
Anibal Sanchez is showing hope that he could be ready to pitch when he's eligible to come off the disabled list on July 1. At this point, though, the Tigers are remaining cautiously optimistic about their injured right-hander, who is working his way back from a shoulder strain.
6/23/2013 | Surging lefties Lee, Stults square off in San Diego
When the Phillies and Padres open their three-game series on Monday at Petco Park, it will be a showdown between two left-handers who haven't done much losing lately, as Philadelphia's Cliff Lee squares off with San Diego's Eric Stults.
6/23/2013 | Alburquerque turns up heat in pressure situation
Yes, those were 90-mph sliders coming from Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque on Saturday night, including on consecutive pitches to strike out the Red Sox's Shane Victorino and escape an eighth-inning jam. Yes, the Tigers are taking that as a good sign.
6/23/2013 | V-Mart showing signs of midseason rebound
Victor Martinez usually doesn't make too much about hitting into luck, good or bad. After his grand slam landed in the first row of seats in right field Saturday night, however, even he couldn't help but believe his karma had taken a turn for the better.
6/23/2013 | Harvey throws scoreless ball as Mets rock Phils
Matt Harvey, coming off a 13-strikeout performance in Atlanta, fanned six and allowed only two hits during the Mets' 8-0 victory Sunday before manager Terry Collins decided not to send his phenom back out following a 20-minute rain delay in the top of the seventh. David Wright homered and collected four of the Mets' nine extra-base hits.
6/23/2013 | Roberts nearing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk
Second baseman Brian Roberts has been working out in Toronto with the Orioles and appears ready to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple-A Norfolk.
6/23/2013 | Reimold knocking off rust in rehab assignment
Nolan Reimold will play in his sixth consecutive game for Double-A Bowie on Sunday, as the outfielder works his way back from a right hamstring strain.
6/23/2013 | Sweeney drives in six as Cubs rout Astros in finale
Ryan Sweeney drove in six runs on a pair of doubles and three-run homer and Jeff Samardzija struck out five in seven innings to get the victory in the Cubs' 14-6 rout of the Astros in the rubber game at Wrigley Field on Sunday.
6/23/2013 | Legends come out to play on 67th Old-Timers Day
Sunday was Old-Timers Day in the Bronx, and for the 67th year, Yankees legends gathered to see old friends, play a little baseball and be recognized in front of the fans who adored them during their playing days.
6/23/2013 | Haren headed to disabled list with sore shoulder
One day after his worst outing in a Nationals uniform, right-hander Dan Haren was headed to the disabled list with a sore right shoulder.
6/23/2013 | Werth pulls left groin, hopes to avoid missing time
Right fielder Jayson Werth left Sunday's game against the Rockies in the fourth inning after pulling his left groin. He doesn't expect to go on the disabled list and hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
6/23/2013 | Streaking Cuddyer keeping it simple at plate
Michael Cuddyer's simple approach has helped him become one of the most successful hitters in the National League. Cuddyer extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a home run in his first at-bat Sunday in Washington.
6/23/2013 | Tigers benefit from call, rally late to sink Red Sox
Another late comeback Sunday afternoon propelled the Tigers to a 7-5 win over the Red Sox at Comerica Park in front of a sold-out crowd of 41,507. Detroit benefited from an umpire's call that went against Boston, leading to Torii Hunter's go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.
6/23/2013 | Nova back in Majors, and out to prove he belongs
When Ivan Nova was sent to Triple-A at the end of May, Joe Girardi said the pitcher had two options -- he could pout about it, or he could work to prove he belongs in the Majors. Nova chose the latter, and it paid off.
6/23/2013 | Girardi sticks with the hot hand of Almonte
On Sunday, for the third straight game, Vernon Wells was out of the starting lineup, his spot taken by hot-hitting rookie Zoilo Almonte.
6/23/2013 | Twins place Pelfrey on DL with back strain
Pedro Hernandez started for the Twins on Sunday in place of Mike Pelfrey, who landed on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain.
6/23/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 23
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/23/2013 | Heroes Classic softball game aids wildfire efforts
A year after the Waldo Canyon fire and days following the Black Forest fire, firefighters and police joined local celebrities and former Major League players to help raise money for firefighting efforts by playing in the Heroes Classic softball game.
6/23/2013 | Delgado to make rotation case in finale vs. Reds
Randall Delgado will face a much more potent offense than in his last start as Arizona takes on Mat Latos and Cincinnati on Sunday in the teams' series finale.
6/23/2013 | Franklin caps Mariners' rally after Ibanez's big blast
Rookie second baseman Nick Franklin's two-run single in the eighth lifted the Mariners to a 7-5 victory over the A's on Saturday night, after Raul Ibanez crushed a game-tying three-run shot in the seventh.
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