6/17/2013 | A's finding fans in latest Power Rankings
Continuing their run of strong play, the A's surged toward the top of the latest Power Rankings. But did they do enough to get past powerhouses from the NL Central and AL East?
6/17/2013 | Harper cleared to begin strength work on knee
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper saw Dr. Wiemi Douoguih, the team medical director, on Monday morning, and Harper was cleared to begin strengthening activities, which means he can walk and jog. The team is hoping Harper can soon progress toward running.
6/17/2013 | Utley nearing rehab stint; Ruiz nearing return
Chase Utley took swings toward the end of the Phillies' batting practice Monday, and it may not be too long before he is doing the same thing in a game at Citizens Bank Park.
6/17/2013 | Brown's RBI single walks off Phils vs. Nats
Domonic Brown hit a two-out single up the middle to score Ben Revere from third base to give the Phillies a 5-4, walk-off win over the Nationals on Monday night.
6/17/2013 | Three up, three down: Royals' moves working
While the Royals' revamping of their starting rotation has begun to take effect, the Yankees have started to feel the effects of injuries to their star players.
6/17/2013 | Twins' Perkins a rarity: a stathead pitcher
Lefty closer Glen Perkins is a fan of advanced statistics, becoming the club's stat maven. But that doesn't mean he agrees with everything the numbers say.
6/17/2013 | Yanks nearing deal with first-rounder Clarkin
Moments before Ian Clarkin was chosen in the First-Year Player Draft, a video showed the southpaw confessing his dislike for the Yankees. But that didn't dissuade the Bombers from taking him with the 33rd overall pick, and it hasn't stopped the 18-year-old southpaw from closing in on signing with New York.
6/17/2013 | Some of game's best pitchers starving for run support
Sure, pitchers control a great deal of what happens in a baseball game, but they can't determine the outcome all by themselves. They need help from their teammates. Just ask Kris Medlen, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale.
6/17/2013 | MLB Notebook: Mets get Nieu life with walk-off
Down, 3-0, heading into the bottom of the ninth on Sunday, the Mets got a solo homer from Marlon Byrd and then a game-ending three-run homer from Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
6/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/17/2013 | Fifty years later, Downing recalls '63 season fondly
Al Downing was a major factor in the Yankees' run to the 1963 AL Pennant, 50 years ago. And he had a front-row seat as Dodgers' pitchers dominated the Bombers in an historic World Series.
6/17/2013 | The Week Ahead: Trio of clubs shifting scope of races
For Major League Baseball's hottest teams, this week offers an opportunity to add legitimacy to recent events. With plenty of division matchups on the docket, there is more ground to be gained -- or lost -- for the Padres, Royals and Blue Jays.
6/17/2013 | NC State's Rodon looks like top pick, future ace
For some stars, the College World Series serves as a capper, a last hurrah before professional baseball beckons. For North Carolina State sophomore Carlos Rodon, it may be the springboard to much bigger things next year and down the road.
6/17/2013 | UCLA continues strange CWS with win over favored LSU
An upside-down College World Series continued on Sunday night as UCLA beat LSU, 2-1, on a pair of unearned runs.
6/16/2013 | Padres' turnaround begins with pitching, timely hitting
In a division that seems wide open, the Padres have breathed life into their season since their 5-15 start. Their 30-19 run has been triggered by outstanding pitching, timely offense and a belief throughout the organization that they could win.
6/16/2013 | Teheran turns in strong outing to beat Giants
Julio Teheran escaped two bases-loaded threats unscathed and Freddie Freeman highlighted his three-hit night against Tim Lincecum with a first-inning single that proved decisive for the Braves during Sunday night's 3-0 win over the Giants at Turner Field.
6/16/2013 | Ballpark fare more than first-rate at AT&T Park
Baseball fans go to AT&T Park in San Francisco to watch a contending ballclub, but foodies can also go to delight their taste buds.
6/16/2013 | Drainage creates postgame issue for A's, Mariners
After the A's topped the Mariners on Sunday, both teams had to deal with an immediate issue: Pipes on the clubhouse level of O.co Coliseum were backing up and flooding both teams' showers and the Mariners' training room.
6/16/2013 | Upton family throws out first pitches for Braves
Braves outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton were joined by their father, Manny "Bossman" Upton, and B.J.'s 3-year-old son, Riley, as the four took the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday night's Father's Day game against San Francisco.
6/16/2013 | Rodon pitches NC State past rival UNC at CWS
Carlos Rodon was brilliant in recording his third complete game of the season as North Carolina State defeated rival and No. 1 overall national seed North Carolina, 8-1, in Game 3 of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park on Sunday.
6/16/2013 | Pagan eschews surgery, hopes to return soon
Though Angel Pagan acknowledged Sunday that surgery was mentioned as an option for fixing his strained left hamstring, the Giants center fielder and leadoff hitter continued to believe that he can heal sufficiently and rejoin the lineup in the relatively near future.
6/16/2013 | Cabrera injures hamstring in finale vs. D-backs
Shortstop Everth Cabrera injured his hamstring trying to steal second base in the eighth inning on Sunday, an attempt that was negated by a Chase Headley foul ball. He was taken out in the ninth for Pedro Ciriaco.
6/16/2013 | Strasburg's reality needs time to meet perception
Stephen Strasburg has always had to balance reality vs. the public perception. While his big league performance has not yet lived up to the tremendous hype, the Nationals right-hander continues to grow as a pitcher.
6/16/2013 | Buster and Yadi battling for NL ballot lead
The debate has been raging for a couple years now: who is the best catcher in the NL -- Buster Posey or Yadier Molina? All-Star voters have given Posey a slight edge thus far, but there is plenty of time left for Molina to claim the top spot.
6/16/2013 | A's slug away to back Colon's sixth straight win
After allowing the Mariners to score two runs on five hits in the second inning, Bartolo Colon was nearly unhittable for the rest of his outing as the A's cruised to a 10-2 win Sunday.
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