Eddie Butler makes his second career start when the Colorado Rockies continue their four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.

On the other end of the phone line from Indianapolis, Micah Johnson was taking a 20-minute break from remodeling a kitchen. It was ugly before, he said, so he was replacing the cabinets, floors and counters, learning how to do the work as he went along.

Although the Los Angeles Angels' figurative hangover from their division-clinching party stretched into a second game, manager Mike Scioscia is confident they will shake it off well before October.

Padres rookie Odrisamer Despaigne showed nice poise in dominating the San Francisco Giants for the third time this season.

ANAHEIM, Calif.-The Angels do not open the playoffs for another 12 days, but they already are concerned about how to configure an injury-depleted starting rotation for postseason use.

Ryan Howard was able to break through just once against the Oakland Athletics.

Rookie Ryan Rua had the first four-hit game of his career and the Texas Rangers got a two-run homer from Jake Smolinski in a 12-3 rout of the Angels.

The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves.

While the Los Angeles Angels spend this weekend preparing for October, the Rangers are already thinking ahead to 2015.

The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves.

It is July 19, 2003. Old Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium.

Two costly errors led to a seven-run inning that doomed the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Odrisamer Despaigne tossed a gem while Tim Hudson struggled yet again, as the San Diego Padres blanked the San Francisco Giants, 5-0, on Friday.

Michael Cuddyer powered the Colorado offense with a career-high seven RBI, leading the Rockies to a 15-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second of a four-game set on Friday.

Tim Hudson had another rough start, costing the San Francisco Giants ground in the playoff chase and raising some big questions considering that his next scheduled start is against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

HOUSTON-Mike Zunino had a job to do and he was going to do it properly.

Clayton Kershaw's 20th win was his easiest of the season, but he was far away from having his best stuff.

Trevor Plouffe and the Minnesota Twins played spoiler — at the Cleveland Indians' expense.

Justin Bour was happy that he hit his first major league home run. He would have preferred that it came during a win.

Jon Lester rediscovered his curveball last year, and it has been a helpful addition to an already impressive repertoire.

Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings as the Oakland Athletics nabbed a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to open a three-game set.

Chase Anderson knew he was taking the mound for the last time this season so he didn't hold back, hitting 96 on the radar gun a few times.

There was no attempt by Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price to sugarcoat the situation.

Clayton Kershaw became the majors' first 20-game winner and A.J. Ellis hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

In Jason Vargas's opinion, the job of the starting pitcher is to set the right tone.

Paul Konerko is set to finish his career on the field after an injury threatened to keep him a spectator.

As the AL East-champion Baltimore Orioles move closer to the postseason, one question that must be answered in the next week or so is: What to do with rookie Kevin Gausman?

After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs.

HOUSTON - Mike Zunino had a job to do and he was going to do it properly.

Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager hit three-run homers during a seven-run fourth inning, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 10-5 victory over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game series.

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