Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Can't hang on
The ball flies past the glove of Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki on a swing by Detroit Tigers' Ryan Raburn during the second inning Thursday at O.co Coliseum.
Let's hug it out
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind, right, and third baseman Brett Lawrie celebrate their win over the Minnesota Twins, 6-2, Thursday in Minneapolis.
Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach and Cleveland Indians' Jack Hannahan watch Hannahan's two-run home run in the second inning Thursday in Boston.
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker dives for a ground ball against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Washington Nationals won 4-2.
Tampa Bay Rays' Jeff Keppinger is tagged out at the plate by New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart on Carlos Pena's first-inning RBI-single Thursday at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Crash, no catch
Texas Rangers first baseman Brandon Snyder, left, and shortstop Elvis Andrus collide as they drop a pop fly by Baltimore Orioles' Robert Andino in the seventh inning of the first game of a doubleheader Thursday in Baltimore.
Off the wall
Miami Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison goes high, but cannot make the catch as the Astros' Jordan Schafer hits a fifth-inning double. The Marlins were still able to come away with a 5-3 win in Houston.
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Down and dirty
Colorado's Michael Cuddyer is tagged out at the plate by San Diego's Nick Hundley in the top of the fourth inning on Wednesday. Cuddyer, who tried to score from first on Jason Giambi's double off the center-field wall, finished 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in a 6-2 Rockies win.
Hop to it
The Angels' Erick Aybar jumps over the Twins' Ryan Doumit as he turns a double play in the second inning of a 6-2 Angels win in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Cody Ross loses his bat in the seventh inning of a 4-3 loss against Kansas City.
Seattle's Kyle Seager turns a double play in the ninth inning as the Tigers Austin Jackson runs toward second. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 2-1.
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Full (stretch) Nelson
Colorado third baseman Chris Nelson dives to his left on a sixth-inning ball hit by San Diego's Jesus Guzman at Petco Park. Nelson, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI, came up with Guzman's grounder for a 5-3 putout.
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon throws out San Francisco Giants slugger Melky Cabrera at first in the fourth inning of a 6-2 Dodgers win Wednesday in Los Angeles.
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Go, Johnny, go!
Starter Johnny Cueto fields the ball during Cincinnati's 2-1 victory at Milwaukee on Wednesday. Cueto tossed seven scoreless innings, yielding just five hits and one walk, to lower his ERA to 1.12. However, the right-hander wasn't involved in the decision as the Reds scored their two runs in the top of the ninth.
Cubs' Starlin Castro is tagged out by Braves catcher David Ross while trying to stretch a triple into an inside-the-park home run during the top of the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. Castro's Cubs won 1-0, while his 1-for-3 day dropped his batting average to .347.
Beauty of the double play
Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney avoids a sliding Freddie Freeman of Atlanta in turning a double play in the fourth inning Wednesday at the Friendly Confines. Barney had one of the Cubs' five hits, while Freeman had one of the Braves' four hits.
Oakland's Jemile Weeks swipes third base against Toronto in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday. Weeks, who was 2-for-5 on the day, was stranded at third after the stolen base, while his A's would eventually lose 5-2.
Flip it good
Athletics shortstop Cliff Pennington tosses the ball to second base for a forceout to end the top of the third inning. Pennington finished 1-for-3 with a run in the Oakland loss at home.
Walk it off
The Pirates' Rod Barajas is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run home run off Nationals pitcher Henry Rodriguez in the ninth inning to win Tuesday's game 5-4.
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So it begins
Adam Jones of the Orioles tries to catch the first of Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton's four home runs during the first inning Tuesday.
Dodgers first baseman James Loney goes flat-out toward second base on an RBI double in the second inning against the Giants on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Loney drove in the Dodgers' only run in a 2-1 loss.
Hear him roar
Tigers manager Jim Leyland yells from the dugout after being ejected in the third inning Tuesday against the Mariners for arguing balls and strikes. Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander almost got ejected on the same play, but he settled in to win his 12th straight decision on the road in a 6-4 victory.
Ol' college try
Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin can't quite make the catch on a ball hit by the Rockies' Jordan Pacheco during the first inning Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego. Pacheco got a double on the play, but the Padres scored a 3-1 victory.
A's catcher Kurt Suzuki is looked at by assistant trainer Walt Horn (center) and manager Bob Melvin (right) during the third inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday in Oakland. Suzuki stayed in the game, which the A's won 7-3 on a walk-off grand slam by Brandon Inge in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Another rough day
Angels manager Mike Scioscia leaves the mound as catcher Chris Iannetta confers with new pitcher David Pauley after starter Dan Haren was lifted in the fourth inning against the Twins on Tuesday. Minnesota beat Los Angeles 5-0, dropping the scuffling Angels to 13-18.
Boston's Cody Ross grimaces after fouling a pitch off his left leg during the fifth inning Tuesday against the Royals in Kansas City. Ross stayed in the game, but he went 0 for 3 with a walk as the Red Sox lost 6-4.
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Emilio Bonifacio of the Miami Marlins steals second base Tuesday as Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros can't handle the throw.
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Anibal Sanchez of the Marlins lays down a sacrifice bunt in the third inning Tuesday against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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Clear the way
Tony Campana of the Chicago Cubs takes the field Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.
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Bryce is right
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Now Orr never
Third baseman Pete Orr of the Philadelphia Phillies slides into second base during a game Tuesday against the New York Mets.
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Blame the ball
James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts after giving up a two-run home run in the fourth inning Tuesday to Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees.
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Not so fast
Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays is tagged out trying to steal second by Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
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Designated hitter Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox hits a double during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday at Progressive Field.
'It's time for Dodger Baseball!'
New Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson speaks to the crowd at Dodger Stadium before Monday's game against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers didn't disappoint in their first home game under new ownership, as they routed the archrival Giants 9-1. Said Dodgers star Matt Kemp: "Magic's right by the on-deck circle, so I could probably give him a high-five whenever I want to."
Jordany Valdespin gets a postgame shaving-cream pie in the face from Mets teammate Justin Turner after his pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning sent New York to a 5-2 victory Monday over the Philadelphia Phillies. The homer was Valdespin's first major league hit.
Cubs relief pitcher James Russell delivers during the ninth inning of the Cubs' 5-1 victory Monday over the Braves at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Rockies starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz flexes his right leg after being hit by a line drive from Padres batter Edinson Volquez during the second inning Monday in San Diego. Pomeranz then hit his first career home run in the third inning, but he left the game in the fourth with a bruised right quad.
Slip 'n' slide
The Giants' Angel Pagan slides safely into second base during the fifth inning Monday as Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon bobbles the throw. Gordon's throwing error to first base had allowed Pagan to advance to second on the play. Gordon committed two errors in the Dodgers' 9-1 victory and has nine this season.
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What an impression
Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos makes a stellar catch against the Target Field wall on a ball hit by the Twins' Brian Dozier in the second inning Monday. Bourjos and the Angels beat the Twins 8-3.
The Cardinals' David Freese slides safely around the tag of Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero to score on a RBI double by Yadier Molina during the first inning Monday night in Phoenix. St. Louis won 9-6 to maintain its 2 1/2 game lead in the NL Central.
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Mariners left fielder Mike Carp makes a sliding catch in foul territory on a ball hit by the Tigers' Brennan Boesch in the second inning Monday in Seattle. It turned into a foul night for Detroit, which took a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning before the Mariners scored three times off reliever Octavio Dotel to win 3-2.
Brewers center fielder Norichika Aoki leaps out of the way of a pitch during Monday's game against the Reds. Milwaukee lost 6-1 to Cincinnati; the Brewers' only run came on a home run by Ryan Braun, his ninth of the season.
Cubs right fielder David DeJesus stands in a doorway under the ivy as a home-run ball hit by the Braves' Jason Heyward bounces out of the Wrigley Field bleachers during the second inning Monday. Heyward's solo shot accounted for the Braves' only run in a 5-1 loss.
Break it down
Rangers leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler busts his bat but singles in the first inning Monday against the Orioles. It was a sign of things to come as Texas pounded out 19 hits in a 14-3 rout in Baltimore.
The Braves' Michael Bourn beats the throw from Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro to first baseman Bryan LaHair during the third inning Monday in Chicago.
May 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Justin Upton dives back to first base during a pick off attempt to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig in the first inning at Chase Field.