June 10, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets right fielder Scott Hairston (left) tries to evade the tag by New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (right) during the third inning at Yankee Stadium.
Detroit Tigers right fielder Quintin Berry dives for a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the second inning of a 7-6 Tigers win at Great American Ball Park.
Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Dee Gordon, Elian Herrera and Tony Gwynn Jr. after hitting a grand slam against the Seattle Mariners.
Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson walks back to the dugout after striking out against Arizona Diamondbacks' David Hernandez during the eighth inning. The Diamondbacks defeated the Athletics 4-3.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum ties his shoe during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at AT&T Park.
Los Angeles Angels' Mark Trumbo celebrates a three-run home run hit off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Christian Friedrich with teammate Torii Hunter.
Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley dives back to first as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams just misses with the tag in the sixth inning.
Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson, left, and Starlin Castro head to the dugout after scoring on a two-run double by teammate David DeJesus in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins. The two combined for six runs as the Cubs won 8-2.
San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin can't get to a ball hit for a home run by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado in the sixth inning at Miller Park.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lucas Harrell tags out Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko at home plate in the sixth inning.
Tag, not out!
The Royals' Johnny Giavotella tries to tag him after the Pirates' Alex Presley was caught in a rundown during the fifth inning. Presley was called safe.
Atlanta Braves' David Ross reacts after striking out to end the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays.
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he hit a double against the Washington Nationals in the second inning during interleague play at Fenway Park.
Shortstop Jose Reyes of the Miami Marlins turns a double play as Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to break it up.
Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run in the 10th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies.
New York Mets right fielder Scott Hairston tries to evade the tag by New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira during the third inning at Yankee Stadium.
Seattle Mariners left fielder Mike Carp is left empty-handed after diving into the stands as a fan snags the foul fly ball from Los Angeles Dodgers' Elian Herrera in the ninth inning Saturday, June 9.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) stands in the on deck circle during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park. The Tigers defeated the Reds 3-2.
Cleveland's Casey Kotchman attempts to double up Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals after catching a line drive at Busch Stadium on Saturday.
Detroit's Jose Valverde celebrates after the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 9 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tigers won 3-2.
Maybe next time
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun strikes out against San Diego Padres' Ross Ohlendorf in the fifth inning on Saturday. Braun finished 1-5 as the Padres beat the Brewers 5-2.
Great job, good effort!
Cards catcher Yadier Molina (4) is congratulated after throwing out a Cleveland baserunner to end the 8th inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Indians 2-0.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Vin Mazzaro gets control of a ground ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley and then throws on to first for the first out in the first inning on Saturday. Pittsburgh won 5-3.
Rafael Soriano of the New York Yankees celebrates after defeating the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on June 9. The Yankees won 4-2.
Odd man out?
Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton sits alone in the dugout during Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park.
San Francisco Giants, from left, Ryan Theriot, Brandon Crawford, Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt celebrate the Giants' 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers Saturday in San Francisco.
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval, waiting on deck, hit an RBI single in his first game since May 2 and went 1-for-4. The switch-hitter came off the disabled list and returned to the starting lineup playing third base and batting third after undergoing May 4 surgery for a broken bone in his left hand.
Colorado Rockies head groundskeeper Mark Razum, center, works over the mound with members of his crew after Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dan Haren complained before the bottom of the sixth inning of the Angels' 11-5 victory over the Rockies Saturday in Denver.
What a catch!
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward makes a diving catch on a fly ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays' Mike McCoy as teammate Michael Bourn is visibly impressed during the seventh inning Saturday in Atlanta. The Braves won, 5-2.
Aybar gets the force
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar runs to scond base to force out Colorado Rockies' Marco Scutaro to end the sixth inning Saturday during the Angels' 11-5 victory in Denver.
One of 17 hits
Eduardo Escobar of the Chicago White Sox runs up the first base line after hitting a single in the eighth inning Saturday against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The White Sox defeated the Astros 10-1. Chicago finished with 17 hits — 16 singles and a grand slam home run by Adam Dunn.
Cubs' long season
Chicago Cubs' David DeJesus tosses his bat after a called strike three in the third inning Saturday against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. DeJesus (.273) went 0-for-3 and struck out twice in the Cubs' 11-3 loss.
New lumber please
Philadelphia Phillies' Jim Thome breaks his bat during the eighth inning Saturday against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Orioles won 6-4 in 12 innings. Thome also homered for the Phillies, who have lost seven of their last eight.
Chin up, Papi
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox walks back to the dugout after grounding out during the sixth inning Saturday against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston. The Nationals won, 4-2. Ortiz (.300) went 1-for-4, a leadoff double in the second inning.
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins can't handle the throw from the outfield as Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy slides into second base before advancing to third on a single in the seventh inning Saturday in Baltimore. The Orioles won 6-4 in 12 innings.
Toronto Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie, center, and Yunel Escobar, left, return to the dugout in the sixth inning Saturday against the Braves in Atlanta. The Braves won the game, 5-2, the third straight loss for the Blue Jays.
Span and his skipper
Denard Span of the Minnesota Twins and manager Ron Gardenhire celebrate an 11-3 win Saturday over the Chicago Cubs at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. For the first six weeks of the season, the Twins and Cubs competed for the title of worst team in baseball. Since then, the Twins have showed signs of life, while the Cubs have lost 20 of their last 24 games.
Safe at the plate
Chicago White Sox's Eduardo Escobar slides safely under the tag of Houston Astros catcher Chris Snyder during the fifth inning Saturday at US Cellular Field in Chicago. The White Sox crushed the Astros, 10-1.
San Diego Padres' Andrew Cashner pitches to Milwaukee Brewers' Corey Hart during the first inning Saturday in Milwaukee. The Padres beat the Brewers, 5-2.
Dice-K, welcome back!
Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers to Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston. The Nationals won, 4-2. For Matsuzaka (0-1), who had been sidelined since undergoing Tommy John surgery a year ago, it was his first start in the majors this season. He gave up four runs and five hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking one and got the loss.
Hunter has White's number
Torii Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after his second home run of the game off of starting pitcher Alex White of the Colorado Rockies to give the Angels a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning Friday during Interleague Play at Coors Field in Denver. The Angels beat the Rockies, 7-2, and White (2-4) took the loss.
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Props for Pennington
Oakland Athletics' Cliff Pennington celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second inning Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Getting it started
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning Friday in Seattle.
RBI for Rangers
Texas Rangers' Craig Gentry hits an RBI-single off San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito in the fourth inning Friday in San Francisco.
Taking second on wild pitch
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday takes second on a wild pitch as Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis can't handle the throw in the first inning Friday in St. Louis. The Indians beat the Cardinals, 6-2.
Kipnis OK, stays in game
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta watches as a team trainer attends to Jason Kipnis after he fouled a ball off of his leg in the first inning Friday against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Kipnis stayed in the game and went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Indians beat the Cardinals, 6-2.
San Diego Padres' catcher Nick Hundley talks with pitcher Edinson Volquez after Volquez gave up a home run and a double to the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning Friday in Milwaukee. The Brewers won the game, 9-5, and Volquez (2-6) took the loss.
Cant' quite catch it
Minnesota Twins center fielder Darin Mastroianni misses his catch attempt as Chicago Cubs' Ian Stewart triples off the wall in the fifth inning Friday in Minneapolis. The Twins beat the Cubs, 8-7.
Jed Lowrie of the Houston Astros is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox Friday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The Astros beat the White Sox, 8-3.
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Andrelton Simmons of the Atlanta Braves is greeted by Brian McCann after scoring against the Marlins in Miami. Atlanta won the game in 10 innings, 4-3.
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Infante is in there
Omar Infante of the Miami Marlins slides safely into second before the tag by Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays at Marlins Park in Miami.
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Smoltz's number retired
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz looks on as his jersey is retired during a ceremony Friday in Atlanta before a game between the Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame earlier in the day.
"It was my life"
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz waves to the crowd after his jersey was retired during a ceremony Friday in Atlanta. Smoltz said he wasn't prepared for the emotions he felt. "Honestly, I thought I was going to lose it when I started talking about playing for the jersey," he said. "That's something I hope more people can take pride in, wearing a jersey. For some people it's just a jersey. For me it was my life."
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Chris Heisey catches a line drive hit by Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry in the first inning Friday in Cincinnati.
Kid does it again
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches the flight of his two-run home run off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront during the fourth inning Friday at Fenway Park in Boston.
Paula Abdul boogies in Boston
Singer Paula Abdul dances with mascot "Wally the Green Monster" prior to the game Friday between the Red Sox and Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston.
Over the fence in Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Endy Chavez tries in vain to catch a two-run home run hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Fontenot during the second inning Friday in Baltimore.
Philadelphia Phillies' Ty Wigginton is caught in a rundown by Baltimore Orioles second baseman Robert Andino during the second inning Friday in Baltimore.
Kansas City Royals right fielder Eric Hosmer misplays a ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Rod Barajas, allowing Barajas to get to second on the error, in the second inning Friday in Pittsburgh. Barajas later scored on a hit by Pirates' Clint Barmes. The Pirates beat the Royals, 4-2.
Two of nine
New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, right, celebrates with Alex Rodriguez after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning Friday against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees clobbered the Mets, 9-1.
Where's the plate?
Home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn watches as Pittsburgh Pirates' Rod Barajas reaches for home plate after trying to avoid the tag from Kansas City Royals catcher Humberto Quintero. Barajas reached home from second on a hit by Pirates' Clint Barmes in the second inning Friday in Pittsburgh, and was called safe by Reyburn. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)