The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list, and he'll wear a special face mask to protect his jaw when he bats leadoff Friday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was livid, veins bulging in his neck, as he peppered home plate umpire Brian O'Nora with profanity after Boston's Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the left elbow on a 3-0 pitch.
Heyward was struck by a 90 mph fastball from New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning Wednesday. The impact made a loud noise, and the crowd groaned as Heyward crumpled to the ground.
The Washington Nationals have said all the right things. They've pledged that they're close to clicking, close to breaking out, close to being the type of offensive team that they can truly be when everyone gets hot at the same time.
Andre Ethier singled in the first inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the New York Mets on Friday night, becoming the first major league player in two years with a 30-game hitting streak.
Tim Lincecum won his third straight start following a career-high, five-game losing streak and had a two-run single as the San Francisco Giants roughed up San Diego ace Mat Latos to win 6-1 Sunday and cut the struggling Padres' lead to less than one percentage point atop the NL West.