NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while.
Pittsburgh reliever Mark Melancon, filling in for injured NL saves leader Jason Grilli, pitched a scoreless ninth Tuesday. But the former UA star didn't get a save in the 5-1 win at Washington.
WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Wildcats pitcher Mark Melancon will be the Pittsburgh closer after the Pirates placed National League saves leader Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The change of scenery was good for Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, the Texas native who came up through the Rangers organization.
ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg left with a strained right oblique in Washington's 3-2 win over Atlanta on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO - With Ryan Vogelsong sidelined for the foreseeable future, the San Francisco Giants are facing more change and challenges for their struggling starting rotation.
PHOENIX - Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and television analyst Mark Grace has been indicted in a DUI case and could face nearly four years in prison if he's convicted, authorities said Thursday.
A trainer looks at Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister after he is hit in the head with a line-drive single by San Francisco's Gregor Blanco.
SAN FRANCISCO - Doug Fister took the Giants' best shot without even flinching.
San Francisco pitcher Barry Zito has revived his career and is justifying a seven-year, $126 million contract he signed six years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.
DETROIT - There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbeque, Dr Pepper, Budweiser beer or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged following this year's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.
MIAMI - The lingering backlash caused by Ozzie Guillen's praise of Fidel Castro contributed to another Miami Marlins managerial shakeup Tuesday.
DETROIT - Back in April, Delmon Young was charged with a hate crime and suspended by Major League Baseball.
DETROIT - One win from the World Series. Rainy or not, the Detroit Tigers will have to wait.
The grounds crew put the tarp onto the field well before any rain fell. Weather radar showed an undeniable storm heading straight for Detroit. When the game was postponed, there still had been no rain. But the storm began about 15 minutes later.
DETROIT - Derek Jeter will have surgery on his broken left ankle, and the Yankees say the star shortstop could need four to five months to completely recover.
Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp makes a running, leaping catch at the wall to rob Prince Fielder of a home run in the second inning. "Not to be all over-confident or anything, I think I'm going to catch everything out there," Crisp said.
NEW YORK - For all of his home runs, All-Star accolades and huge salaries, Alex Rodriguez finds himself in a most familiar spot this season. A-Rod is an October lightning rod.