Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit. In the seventh, Evan Gattis finally came through. Gattis hit a tiebreaking homer off outfielder-turned-pitcher Jason Lane and that was all Santana and the Atlanta Braves…PAUL NEWBERRY (AP Sports Writer)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated reliever Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list and designated left-hander Erik Bedard for assignment.
It doesn't matter to John Jaso whether he's Oakland's leadoff batter, as long as he's playing. For the Athletics, he's extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting. Jaso drove in three runs Sunday night, helping…
Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West. Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort…JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the…JOHN KEKIS (AP Sports Writer)