CAPTION: June 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) makes a diving catch in the fourth inning of the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Boston glee party
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and closer Alfredo Aceves enjoy Boston's 7-4 victory at Wrigley Field on Sunday night. The Cubs won on Friday, but the Red Sox took the next two to claim the weekend interleague series.
The Friendly Confines
Fans in the Wrigley Field crowd watch the Red Sox and Cubs under the lights on Sunday night on the north side of Chicago. Boston center fielder Ryan Kalish broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single in the top of the seventh. The Sox added two more runs before the inning ended.
Walk of shame
St. Louis closer Jason Motte can't believe he just gave up a two-out, game-tying solo homer to Kansas City's Billy Butler in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday. The Royals ended up winning 5-3, thanks to Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run shot in the 15th.
Not in the Cards
Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso dives but cannot reach a ball hit for a single by the Royals' Mike Moustakas in the second inning at Busch Stadium. With the extra-inning loss, Descalso and St. Louis dropped two of three to Kansas City.
Up in arms
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly argues with home plate umpire Gary Darling after a run was taken away when it was ruled Matt Treanor left third base too early on an attempted sacrifice fly against the White Sox on Sunday. Mattingly's club won 2-1 on Dee Gordon's walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning. The Dodgers took two of three in the series.
Los Angeles right fielder Andre Ethier makes a diving catch against Alex Rios for the final out of Chicago's sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Two innings earlier, Ethier robbed Dayan Viciedo of a hit on a similar play.
The Brewers' Nyjer Morgan reacts after hitting a first-inning double against the Twins' Nick Blackburn on Sunday. Morgan finished 3-for-4 with two runs, but Milwaukee lost 5-4 on Denard Span's RBI single in the bottom of the 15th inning. The Brewers still took two of three over the weekend.
Attempting to steal second base, San Diego's Cameron Maybin is tagged out by Oakland's Jemile Weeks in the top of the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on Sunday. The Padres avoided a three-game sweep with a 2-1 victory.
Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons makes a diving stop in the fourth inning to rob Baltimore's Adam Jones of a hit Sunday at Turner Field. Jones still managed to finish 2-for-3 with a run as the Orioles claimed a 2-0 victory, shutting out the Braves on back-to-back days. The O's also took two of three to win the series.
Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart slides past New York Mets catcher Josh Thole to score during the fifth inning Sunday at Citi Field. Cozart, who had doubled, scored on a single by Wilson Valdez to tie it 1-1. The Reds scored all three of their runs in the inning and won 3-1 to complete the three-game sweep.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws out the ceremonial first pitch with his daughter Eva Manning before the Mets-Reds game at Citi Field.
Cleveland third baseman Jack Hannahan falls over Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen after a force out at second base in the fourth inning Sunday at Progressive Field. Hannahan was covering the base because the Indians played a defensive shift with left-handed hitter Garrett Jones batting. McCutchen helped prevent a double play, as Jones reached first base safely. The Pirates won 9-5.
Members of the Comerica Park grounds crew put the tarp on the field as the Tigers and visiting Rockies wait out a rain delay Sunday. When play resumed, Detroit closed with a 5-0 victory to take two of three over the weekend. Tigers starter Max Scherzer struck out 12 Rockies over eight scoreless innings, while yielding seven hits and no walks.
Pitcher makes a run
Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey (left) runs to first base as New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis (29) loses control of the ball during the seventh inning Saturday in New York. The Reds beat the Mets 4-1 as Bailey (5-4) pitched his way out of trouble for eight innings, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out three.
Ortiz is out
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out at home by Welington Castillo of the Chicago Cubs in the first inning Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Red Sox beat the Cubs 4-3.
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It's all in the tongue
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts is the picture of concentration while making a play on the ball against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The Diamondbacks only managed one hit the entire game and lost to the Angels 2-0.
Happy with one-hitter
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jason Hammel shares a laugh with catcher Matt Wieters after pitching a one-hit shutout Saturday against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Orioles defeated the Braves 5-0.
Giants colors in Seattle
Autograph-seeking fans of the San Francisco Giants try to get players' attention during batting practice before a game Saturday against the Mariners in Seattle. The Mariners beat the Giants 7-4.
Oakland Athletics left fielder Coco Crisp catches a fly ball hit by San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin during the fifth inning Saturday in Oakland, Calif. The A's beat the Padres 6-4 for their fifth consecutive win.
Got your back
Miami Marlins second baseman Omar Infante (right) runs in to back up first baseman Gaby Sanchez who grabs the pop-up from Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist to end the sixth inning Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Too hot to handle
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuvel (left) can't handle the pickoff throw as Texas Rangers Craig Gentry steals second base during the seventh inning Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 8-3.
A little awkward
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera watches as Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich cannot handle the throw at third base in the fifth inning Saturday in Detroit. The Tigers beat the Rockies 4-1.
Pups at the park
In a photo provided by Purina, Bailey, an 8-year-old Yorkie, joins its owner at the eighth annual "Purina Pooches in the Park" day Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. More than 200 dogs joined their owners for the game between the Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals.
New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira dodges a pitch during the seventh inning Saturday against the Washington Nationals in Washington. The Yankees finally won the game 5-3 in 14 innings after Teixeira hit a two-run double to the right-field corner for the Yankees' eighth consecutive win.
Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana walks past a member of the Marines silent drill platoon before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Pirates won 9-2.
Racking up empties
Fans watch the game from their Toronto hotel window in the outfield during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Phillies 6-5.
About to get tossed
The St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7, but St. Louis manager Mike Matheny, shown arguing with umpire Dana DeMuth, wasn't around to see it — he was ejected in the first inning. Umpires at first ruled the Cardinals had turned a triple play, but after a protest by the Royals and a three-minute conference the umps reversed their call and that got Matheny upset — and thrown out.
Kansas City Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur leaps but cannot catch a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday in the second inning Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cards went on to win 10-7.
Toronto Blue Jays' Rajai Davis leaps in celebration after hitting a game-winning two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 10th inning Saturday in Toronto. The Blue Jays beat the Phillies 6-5.
Let's both watch
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ramon Santiago (top) and Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez watch after Santiago threw to first base to complete a double play in the sixth inning Saturday in Detroit. The Tigers won the game 4-1.
Pitcher makes the tag
Minnesota Twins' Denard Span, right, is tagged out by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Michael Fiers as first baseman Taylor Green looks on during the fifth inning Saturday in Minneapolis. The Brewers won 6-2.
Where's the tomahawk?
A lovely member of the Atlanta Braves tomahawk crew dances on the dugout during the seventh inning Friday of the Braves' game against the Baltimore Orioles at Turner Field in Atlanta. The inspiration must've worked because the Braves defeated the Orioles 4-2.
Breaking up double play
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval slides into Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan to break up a double play during the second inning Friday at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Gordon goes up the ladder
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon makes a leaping catch of a line drive hit by Chicago White Sox's Orlando Hudson in the second inning Friday at Dodger Stadium.
Little help, please?
Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist reacts after his fifth-inning home run off of Miami Marlins relief pitcher Chad Gaudin Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays ran away with the game, 11-0, and the Marlins only managed one hit.
Can't bear to look
Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka covers his face after Chicago Cubs' David DeJesus hit an RBI single during the second inning Friday in Chicago. The Cubs won 3-0 and Dice-K took the loss.
Hanging on for the win
Chicago Cubs closer Carlos Marmol, right, celebrates with catcher Steve Clevenger after they defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Friday in Chicago. The Red Sox loaded the bases against Marmol in the ninth inning, but he got out of it when Dustin Pedroia forced the runner at third to end the game. That gave Marmol three saves in five chances and the Cubs a dramatic win after they cruised through the first eight innings.
Kirk can't come up with it
New York Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis loses control of a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Wilson Valdez during the seventh inning Friday in New York, allowing two runs to score. The Reds beat the Mets 7-3.
Let's hug it out
Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs and Darwin Barney celebrate the Cubs' 3-0 victory Friday over the Boston Red Sox at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Red Sox made it interesting in the ninth inning by loading the bases, but the Cubbies were able to preserve the win and shutout.
Do a little dance
Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes forces out Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist who was trying to steal in the third inning Friday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay had plenty of other luck in the game, clobbering the Marlins 11-0.
Eye on the ball
Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Bourn makes a diving catch against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning Friday at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Orioles 4-2, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Birds in flight
Toronto Blue Jays outfielders (left to right) Rajai Davis, Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus celebrate their team's 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday in Toronto. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Blue Jays.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park Friday in Washington. The Yankees won 7-2.
Tag not in time
Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Young scores on Los Angeles Angels catcher Hank Conger during the first inning Friday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. (left) and center fielder Tony Gwynn stretch before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Dodger Stadium.