Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster received plenty of support from his manager Wednesday night. What would really help is if he got a little more help from Boston's hitters.
Life without All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki isn't going too well for the Colorado Rockies.
Joe Saunders has made two starts against the Los Angeles Angels since they traded him in July 2010, and both of them have been absolute gems.
Edwin Jackson believes he knows what ailed him at the start of his tenure with the Chicago Cubs.
The hits kept coming and Phil Hughes was having trouble figuring out what to do. The Yankees' batters were searching for answers of their own against Chris Capuano.
Derek Norris and the Oakland Athletics were hurting after their latest game with the Texas Rangers.
Houston starter Erik Bedard had perhaps his best performance of the season on Wednesday night. When he left in the eighth inning, it quickly fell apart for the Astros.
The Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 starts without a loss by shutting out the Reds in the second game of their series. With another shutout within reach, they had one of their own pitching streaks busted.
Chris Sale dodged danger when a sharp comebacker in the second inning grazed his glove, then his arm and finally his chin.
PHILADELPHIA - It was a game that could have ended with all of the good tidings that were generated from the previous homestand, and then some.
Rickie Weeks struck the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Minute Maid Park.
ST. LOUIS - Well-traveled pitcher Edwin Jackson faced the Cardinals Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, the third former team he has started against this year.
Justin Morneau felt solid contact, watched the ball reach the Target Field stands and heard fans stand up and cheer for his first home run in nearly two months when his two-run shot in the sixth inning Wednesday provided a needed cushion in the Twins' 7-4 victory over the White Sox.
When the Oakland Athletics were busy winning 22 of 29 heading into this series in Texas, one of the staples of their arsenal was their pitchers' ability to come up with shutdown innings.
The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre made a quick-thinking save Wednesday when she caught a baby who had tumbled off of a second-floor Brooklyn apartment's fire escape, the baseball great has confirmed.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - C.J. Wilson always has at least one long inning in every one of his starts.
MINNEAPOLIS - Kohl Stewart and Stephen Gonsalves were introduced to interested members of the Twin Cities sports media on Wednesday afternoon. The high school pitchers were then escorted to Target Field's home clubhouse. They changed into Twins uniforms and were pointed toward the field to shag in the outfield during batting practice.
PHILADELPHIA - You want to believe, because the summer is a lot less fun without meaningful baseball, and on nights like Wednesday night, when the weather was perfect and the ballpark was filled close to capacity, the Phillies find ways to keep you hanging on.
ST. LOUIS - The Chicago Cubs may not be a strong team on the field, but the one thing they have managed to do is stick together in the clubhouse.
While their rotation has grown stronger, their bats have reversed direction to the point where the current Mariners are starting to resemble their squads of two or three years back.
PHOENIX - Bullpen blowups brought about losses on back-to-back days for the Marlins, the latest occurring Wednesday when Cody Ross rocked Mike Dunn with a knockout homer in the ninth inning.
Brian Dozier clubbed an early three-run home run and Justin Morneau added a two-run blast, as Minnesota took down Chicago, 7-4, in the second edition of a three-game series.
CLEVELAND - The potential consequences of the Royals' still-sputtering attack came into harsh relief Wednesday for a second straight night in a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
MINNEAPOLIS - With two scheduled days off next week, there is a strong possibility shortstop Alexei Ramirez might have the distinction of playing in every inning for the White Sox before the All-Star break.
While lamenting Wednesday afternoon the sudden losses he experienced at Busch Stadium, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum also marveled at the hitter responsible for several of them and how trickier it's become to pitch to Yadier Molina.