6/7/2013 | Wainwright, Cards cruise past Reds, pad Central lead
The Cardinals opened a nine-game road trip on Friday night by cushioning their NL Central lead by another game and flexing their division superiority with a 9-2 victory over the Reds in front of 38,874 at Great American Ball Park. Now 5-2 against Cincinnati this season, St. Louis now enjoys a season-high four-game division lead.
6/7/2013 | Archer silences potent O's lineup in opening win
Right-hander Chris Archer held the Orioles in check over seven innings of one-run ball on Friday, allowing only two hits in the Rays' 2-1 victory at Tropicana Field.
6/7/2013 | Hudson re-injures elbow in first rehab start
Daniel Hudson wasn't at Chase Field on Friday, but manager Kirk Gibson said the D-backs right-hander was "pretty crushed" when he learned that he had again torn the recently repaired ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
6/7/2013 | Minnesota nabs tall Indiana hurler Slegers
Aaron Slegers typically throws his fastball about 90 mph and has touched 95. He has a good approach on the mound and is able to add and subtract from his fastball as needed.
6/7/2013 | Jeanine Duncan, wife of former Cards coach, dies
The Cardinals on Friday announced that Jeanine Duncan, the wife of former Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan and mother of former Cardinals pitcher Chris Duncan, has died at the age of 64.
6/7/2013 | Liriano shuts down Cubs for Bucs at Wrigley Field
Francisco Liriano allowed two singles in seven shutout innings to make Russell Martin's run-scoring double in the sixth stand up as the difference maker as the Bucs held off the Cubs, 2-0, to snap a three-game losing streak on Friday at Wrigley Field.
6/7/2013 | Cancer diagnosis doesn't faze high school coach
Despite being diagnosed with testicular cancer in late March, coach Jon Tuscan didn't let that stand in his way as his South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C., players rallied around him en route to a state baseball title.
6/7/2013 | Day 2 of Draft delivers bevy of talent
The Astros got the second day of the First-Year Player Draft out to a familiar start on Friday by picking a college pitcher at the top. Houston selected southpaw Kent Emanuel with the top pick in the third round, giving the Astros three pitchers in the first three rounds of the Draft.
6/7/2013 | O'Neill, nephew of Yanks star, drafted by Bombers
Michigan outfielder Michael O'Neill, nephew of former All-Star Paul O'Neill, makes consistent hard contact and sprays line drives to all fields.
6/7/2013 | Rockies tab two-way standout Shouse in Round 5
With their fifth-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Rockies selected right-handed pitcher Blake Shouse out of Middle Georgia College.
6/7/2013 | Royals select Farrell's son in sixth round
With their sixth-round pick in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Royals went with a familiar name, selecting Luke Farrell, the son of Red Sox manager John Farrell.
6/7/2013 | Padres take Hofstra righty Verbitsky in third round
Right-hander Bryan Verbitsky said he was surprised the Padres selected him with their third-round Draft pick Friday. He never had a workout with them specifically, though he had been in contact with their scouts. Verbitsky was the first pitcher chosen by the Padres after they took two outfielders and a shortstop Thursday.
6/7/2013 | In fourth round, Seattle nabs St. John's lefty
With the 117th overall pick, the Mariners made left-handed pitcher Ryan Horstman their fourth-round Draft choice. The Massachusetts native played his college ball at St. John's University, but not before taking a year off from the game.
6/7/2013 | First-round pick Anderson not lacking in confidence
Add fearless (if not crazy) to the tools checklist on Dodgers first-round pick Chris Anderson.
6/7/2013 | Pudge elected to Rangers Hall of Fame
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, a superstar catcher for the Rangers for more than a decade, was elected to the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday.
6/7/2013 | Dodgers open Day 2 haul with Arizona 3B Dixon
The Dodgers selected Arizona third baseman Brandon Dixon with the 92nd pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Friday.
6/7/2013 | Blue Jays promote Thole, LaRoche from Minors
The Blue Jays promoted catcher Josh Thole and infielder Andy LaRoche from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, opening up a 40-man roster spot for LaRoche by designating veteran catcher Henry Blanco for assignment.
6/7/2013 | Tribe adds reliever Romero on Minor League deal
The Indians added an experienced left-handed reliever to their depth chart on Friday, signing veteran J.C. Romero to a Minor League contract. Romero has been assigned to Triple-A Columbus.
6/7/2013 | Brewers use third-round pick on college righty Astin
With their third-round pick (No. 90 overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday, the Brewers selected college right-hander Barrett Astin. Astin served as Arkansas' closer in 2012 and helped his team reach the College World Series, but he was converted mainly to a starter this year.
6/7/2013 | Wang said to be close to joining Blue Jays
The Blue Jays reportedly are on the verge of signing veteran right-hander Chien-Ming Wang to a contract, and reportedly he is expected to start on Tuesday.
6/7/2013 | Foul weather postpones Mets-Marlins opener
As rain continued to soak the East Coast, Friday's Mets-Marlins game at Citi Field was postponed and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sep. 14.
6/7/2013 | Red Sox nab complete catcher to open Day 2
Jon Denney was the only player at the MLB Draft telecast not selected Thursday, but the high school catching prospect didn't have to wait long to hear his name on Day 2.
6/7/2013 | Mets take OF Wilson with first pick of third round
At the end of Day 2 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets looked at their new group of players with significant satisfaction. As each round passed, they found themselves taking players they were legitimately pleased to welcome to the organization.
6/7/2013 | Halos-Sox rained out; Saturday twin bill set
Friday's series opener between the Red Sox and Angels at Fenway Park has been postponed due to continued rain and inclement weather expected throughout the day in Boston.
6/7/2013 | Alonso has fractured hand, out at least a month
Yonder Alonso said it best late Thursday night on his Twitter account: "No fun having a broken hand."
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