Carlos Beltran was held out of the starting lineup for the New York Mets’ game against the Florida Marlins on Saturday night. The switch-hitting center fielder came off the disabled list Friday after sitting out with a strained muscle on his left side. Mets manager Willie Randolph said Beltran isn’t where he wants to be
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was out of the lineup for the second straight game Saturday because of a sore neck, which was improving with treatment and probably won’t sideline him much longer. Posada, who is on a 14-for-28 hitting tear, was hit hard by a foul tip and slept awkwardly while in Toronto earlier this
Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, ending his worst year in the major leagues. Gibbons has a torn labrum, which restricts his ability to throw. He is still able to swing a bat and has been used primarily as a designated hitter. Having the surgery now will enable him to return for
The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handed reliever Brian Wilson on Saturday, bringing up the pitcher the club once thought could be its closer of the future. That’s still a possibility, too. Wilson is in the big leagues for the first time this season after making his major league debut in 2006 for the Giants.
CINCINNATI (AP) –The San Diego Padres placed catcher Michael Barrett on the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Jack Cassel to Triple-A Portland on Saturday. Pitcher Mike Thompson was recalled from Portland, and San Diego also purchased the contract of catcher Pete Laforest from Portland. Barrett was diagnosed with concussionlike symptoms after being kneed in
Barry Bonds is adding to his home run record in a hurry. Rookie Rajai Davis got everything but a homer against his old team. Bonds connected for career homer No. 758 and his third clout of the week and Davis singled, doubled, tripled and scored a career-best four runs Friday night in the San Francisco
With one swing, Corey Hart made the Milwaukee Brewers forget all about how badly they’ve played away from home lately. Hart hit an RBI triple off Brian Moehler in the top of the 11th inning on Friday night and the Brewers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros. Chris
Just because Trevor Hoffman blows a save doesn’t mean the San Diego Padres have to lose the game. Khalil Greene homered and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the 11th, and San Diego overcame a rare Hoffman failure with a 12-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. David Weathers (2-4),
A compelling pitching duel between Baltimore ace Erik Bedard and Boston rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka turned into a wild affair with an ending the Orioles could not have possibly imagined. Brian Roberts led off the ninth inning with a double and scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis, giving Baltimore a 6-5
Even grizzled old Bobby Cox found this one strange. Phillies starter Cole Hamels and Braves starter Chuck James each gave up four runs in the first inning, then kept the opposing lineup off the scoreboard — and without a hit — the rest of their outings. Jayson Werth finally scored the go-ahead run on a
Billy Wagner barely got out of trouble in his previous outing. Not this time. Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run double off Wagner in the ninth inning and the Florida Marlins rallied past the New York Mets 4-3 on Friday night. “Just one of those nights where I didn’t make the pitches,” Wagner said.
Thrown into the middle of a heated playoff chase, the 21-year-olds pitched like they belonged. The New York Yankees might not be aging so fast after all. Phil Hughes dominated Cleveland for six innings and reliever Joba Chamberlain overwhelmed hitters with a searing fastball as the Yankees began a challenging stretch with a 6-1 win