Jun 28, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher John Jaso (27) escapes a celebratory pile of teammates following his walk-off hit against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Safeco Field.
Here comes Cabrera
San Francisco Giants' Melky Cabrera scores behind Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan in the first inning Thursday in San Francisco. Cabrera scored on a single by Angel Pagan. Giants won 5-0.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano delivers in the first inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers lost 3-2.
Hit in the head
Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez collects himself after being struck in the head by an errant pickoff throw during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. Seattle won 1-0.
San Diego Padres left fielder Cameron Maybin, center fielder Alexi Amarista and right fielder Will Venable celebrate a victory against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Padres defeated the Astros 7-3.
San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista, right, is welcomed to home plate by Carlos Quentin after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning Thursday against the Houston Astros. The Padres won 7-3.
I got it
Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera catches a pop-up by Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts (not shown) in the seventh inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Indians defeated the Orioles 7 - 2.
Safe at second
Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley dives safely into second on a double as Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy awaits the throw during the fourth inning Thursday in Baltimore. Cleveland won 7-2.
Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp slides under Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus as he steals second base, while umpire Phil Cuzzi watches during the third inning Thursday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 7-6.
Can't catch Kinsler
Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler steals second base as Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks tries to make the tag during the third inning Thursday at Rangers Ballpark. Texas won 7-6.
Double play ends the game
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howard Kendrick turns a double play to end the game as Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista attempts to break it up at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Los Angeles defeated Toronto 9-7.
Out at the plate
Toronto Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus is out at home plate as Los Angeles Angels catcher Bobby Wilson holds on to the ball in the seventh inning Thursday in Toronto. The Angels won 9-7.
All eyes on De Aza
Members of the Chicago White Sox bullpen watch center fielder Alejandro De Aza leaping for New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez's fifth-inning RBI-double Thursday at Yankee Stadium in New York. The White Sox won 4-3.
Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry puts on the brakes as Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena tries to tag him Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tigers won 5-2.
Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza is caught stealing by New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. The White Sox won 4-3.
Did he tag him?
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton tags out Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson at home plate in the fourth inning at Tropicana Field. The Tigers won 5-2.
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann makes a double play with the tag at home plate on Arizona Diamondbacks' Jason Kubel, who is trying to score on a fly-out by Aaron Hill during the second inning Thursday in Atlanta. Arizona won 3-2.
Who has it?
Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley hits the outfield wall while fans reach for a home run ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Hunter Pence in the eighth inning Thursday in Philadelphia. The Pirates won 5-4.
Can't hang on
Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa loses the ball while trying to turn a double play as Colorado Rockies' Jonathan Herrera slides in the first inning Thursday at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies won the slugfest 11-10.
Losing the handle
Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Barmes loses his bat during the eighth inning Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 5-4.
Weaver brings it
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers against the Orioles during the fifth inning Wednesday in Baltimore. Weaver (8-1) got plenty of support, picking up the win in the Angels' 13-1 victory.
Getting up slowly
Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds reacts after being hit by a pitch during the second inning Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels in Baltimore. Reynolds stayed in the game, won by the Angels, 13-1.
Harper safe at third
Washington Nationals rookie phenom Bryce Harper slides into third after stealing second and advancing on an errant throw against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning Wednesday in Denver. The Nats beat the Rockies, 11-5.
Sun sets on Rockies
Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez leaves the field during the fourth inning Wednesday against the Washington Nationals in Denver. The Nationals beat the Rockies, 11-5.
Downs goes down
Houston Astros infielder Matt Downs gets horizontal Wednesday after forcing out Chase Headley out at second base. Downs' throw to first was late, so no double play, but the Astros went on to beat the Padres 1-0 in Houston.
Hamilton's tough day
Texas Rangers designated hitter Josh Hamilton reacts after throwing his bat into the stands during the first inning Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers won the game, 13-9. Every Ranger had a hit or scored except Hamilton, who went 0 for 4 and struck out four times.
Pitcher Fernando Salas of the St. Louis Cardinals tries to cool off in the dugout Wednesday against the Marlins in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Cardinals 5-3.
Nice running catch
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton makes a running catch in the eighth inning Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Diamondbacks, 6-4.
Neil Walker of the Pittsburgh Pirates tries to handle the ball as Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies steals second Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Pirates won 11-7.
Crawford makes the play
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford fields a ground ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning Wednesday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win.
Made in the shades
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. makes the catch against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Giants blanked the Dodgers 3-0.
Chicago's Joe Mather slides into third base as New York's David Wright leaps for the ball at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. It was a tough day for Mather and his Cubs as they were crushed 17-1. Wright went 2 for 3 with two runs and five RBI in the win.
Catcher and the Ray
With the score tied, Kansas City's Salvador Perez tags Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist, who tries to score from third on a fielder's choice, in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. Billy Butler hit a homer in the bottom of the inning as the Royals went on to win 5-4.
Trying to turn a double play, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia leaps over the Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus in the first inning on Wednesday. The batter, Jose Bautista, beat the throw to first, but Pedroia and the host Red Sox won 10-4.
White Sox third baseman Eduardo Escobar receives a spray of cold water during Wednesday's tilt in Minneapolis. Escobar went 2 for 6 and scored three runs in Chicago's 12-5 triumph over the Twins.
New York's Mark Teixeira scores the eventual winning run in the eighth inning at Cleveland on Wednesday. Teixeira beats the throw to Indians catcher Lou Marson on an RBI single by Eric Chavez. The Yankees won 5-4.
Bartman in Cincy?
Milwaukee right fielder Nyjer Morgan fails to catch this foul ball at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. Morgan, whose Brewers avoided being swept by the Reds with an 8-4 victory, exchanged words with the fan, but no major confrontation occurred.
Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman performs a somersault picking up his ninth save in a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. The bush-league move overshadowed the fact that Bronson Arroyo took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, or that Drew Stubbs slugged a tiebreaking homer, and neither the Reds nor Brewers were pleased.
That's more like it
Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol celebrates his save as Chicago defeated the New York Mets 5-3 on Tuesday.
Welcome to the show
Cubs rookie Anthony Rizzo holds a headset after getting a pie in the face from Matt Garza after the Cubs' 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday. Rizzo had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run.
Minnesota's Darin Mastroianni slides in safely in front of White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers on a two-run single by Jamey Carroll in the ninth inning Tuesday. However, the White Sox held on and won 3-2.
Yu Darvish improves to 10-4, striking out 10 Tigers in Tuesday's 7-5 win.
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We're Wise to you, Dewayne
Dewayne Wise of the New York Yankees falls into the stands trying to catch a ball off the bat of Jack Hannahan of the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 6-4 Yankees win. Wise appeared to make the catch and Hannahan was called out, though replays later showed the ball slipped out of Wise's glove. Hannahan was ejected after arguing with ump Mike DiMuro.
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Albert Pujols hits his 12th homer and drives in two runs in Tuesday's 7-3 Angels win at Baltimore.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki dives safely back to first on a pickoff attempt by Oakland on Tuesday. Ichiro went 2-for-3 with a run as the Mariners prevailed at home 3-2.
The Angels' Mike Trout slides past Orioles catcher Matt Wieters to score on a single by Torii Hunter in the third inning.
Day at the park
It was a beautiful evening at Fenway Park on Tuesday, especially for Red Sox fans who got to see a 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar dives for a ball during the first inning.
Melky Cabrera receives high-fives after scoring one of San Francisco's four first-inning runs against the visiting Dodgers on Monday. The Giants added three more runs in the second as they went on to win 8-0 and trimmed LA's NL West lead to two games.
Seattle's Dustin Ackley fires the ball to first base as Oakland's Josh Reddick is forced out at second in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on Monday. The Mariners turned the double play, but lost 1-0 — the lone run coming on Seth Smith's second-inning homer.
A trainer attends to Colorado's Marco Scutaro, who was hit in the helmet by a Stephen Strasburg fastball during the sixth inning at Coors Field on Monday. Scutaro was replaced by pinch-runner Chris Nelson, who scored the eventual winning run three batters later in a 4-2 Rockies victory. After the game, Scutaro said he was 'fine,' but he was listed as day to day.
Eyes on first
Minnesota's Ben Revere looks back after being forced out at second as Chicago's second baseman Gordon Beckham watches his throw complete a double play in the first inning in Minneapolis on Monday. Revere went 4-for-5 with a stolen base as the Twins spoiled Kevin Youkilis' White Sox debut with a 4-1 victory.
Here's the proof
Tampa Bay's Brooks Conrad shows Kansas City's Salvador Perez the ball after applying the tag for the final out in the third at Kaufman Stadium on Monday. Perez was out at second trying to advance on an RBI single, the Royals' fifth run of the inning in an 8-0 win.
San Diego shortstop Andy Parrino makes a diving catch against Houston's Jed Lowrie in the bottom of the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The Padres needed 10 innings to pull off an 8-7 triumph.
Go, Cubs, Go!
Chicago outfielders (from left to right) Alfonso Soriano, Joe Mather and Reed Johnson celebrate their 6-1 win over the New York Mets at Wrigley Field on Monday. Soriano went 2-for-3 with a run, Mather was 1-for-3 with a run and a two-run homer and Johnson finished 1-for-5 in the victory.
St. Louis third baseman David Freese tags Miami's Jose Reyes during the third inning of the Cards 8-7, 10-inning win on Monday. St. Louis scored four times in the top of the ninth to tie it at 6-6.
Upside-down in Cincy
Milwaukee first baseman Corey Hart flips over the dugout rail while trying to catch a foul ball in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park on Monday. At the plate, Hart struck out twice against Cincinnati starter Mat Latos, who fanned 13 and went the distance in the Reds' 3-1 win.
Tag, you're it!
Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez makes sure Toronto's Ben Francisco is out on an infield grounder in the fourth inning at Fenway Park on Monday. Francisco, who went 2-for-3 with two runs, and the Blue Jays got the last laugh with a 9-6 win.
This deep drive in the third inning by Nick Swisher is out of reach for Cleveland left fielder Johnny Damon at Yankee Stadium on Monday. New York hit three homers and won 7-1.