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Michael Bourn went 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run as the Indians beat the Royals 5-3 on Tuesday.

Bourn's triple in the seventh inning scored a run and helped the Indians stage a comeback, and his home run in the ninth iced the victory. It was the first time he's scored two runs and driven in two runs in the same game since July 24. The outfielder is hitting .261/.315/.352 this season.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 01:21:00 AM

Joaquin Benoit has been diagnosed with a torn muscle in his calf.

He won't pitch again in the regular season, but it sounds like the veteran reliever could be an option at some point in October if the Blue Jays are able to make a deep postseason run. Benoit suffered the injury during Monday's benches-clearing fracas with the Yankees. He had registered a fantastic 0.38 ERA in 23 2/3 innings with Toronto.
Sep 27 - 4:22 PM

Nelson Cruz (wrist) is in the Mariners' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros.

The MRI taken Monday on his sore left wrist apparently showed nothing of concern. Cruz is starting at DH and batting cleanup versus Astros right-hander Mike Fiers.
Sep 27 - 4:19 PM

Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson.
Sep 27 - 4:08 PM

Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor will also sit after the Indians clinched the American League Central on Monday night. Tigers ace Justin Verlander should dominate this particular Cleveland lineup.
Sep 27 - 4:02 PM

Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury, but the severity isn't yet known. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base on Tuesday while Ezequiel Carrera will play right field and bat leadoff.
Sep 27 - 3:44 PM

Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for cash considerations.

Beckham will give the Giants some infield depth this week with Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Crawford banged up, but he will not be eligible for the postseason. The 30-year-old is batting just .217/.300/.354 across 273 plate appearances this season.
Sep 27 - 3:41 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain.
Sep 27 - 3:35 PM

Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday.
Sep 27 - 3:32 PM

Bryce Harper (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

Fortunately, X-rays came back negative on Harper's left thumb, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to give him another day. There's a chance he could play on Wednesday. Brian Goodwin will make another start in right field on Tuesday.
Sep 27 - 3:28 PM

Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup again Tuesday against the Cubs.

Nagging back spasms have kept Marte out of the lineup since Thursday. It's unclear if or when he'll be able to return. Matt Joyce is starting in right field and hitting fifth.
Sep 27 - 3:20 PM

Gregory Polanco (face) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Polanco suffered a left facial contusion when he collided with the outfield fence on Friday, but he's feeling better now. He'll start in left field and bat second against John Lackey.
Sep 27 - 3:18 PM




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