Rafael Furcal #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals slides past Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals as he scores on a Matt Holliday sacrifice fly during an interleague game in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Rockies shortstop Jonathan Herrera jumps over Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre during the game at Rangers Ballpark. After combining for 18 runs a day earlier, the Rangers beat the Rockies 4-2 in Sunday's rubber match to take the series 2-1.
Leaps and bounds
Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre hops over a sliding Carlos Gonzalez of Colorado during the sixth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Sunday. Texas won 4-2 and took two of three from Colorado. The Rangers finished with the season's best interleague record of 14-4. The Rockies were the worst at 2-13.
Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez collides with Philadelphia catcher Brian Schneider and scores in the sixth inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. The Rays won 7-3 to complete the DH sweep. They took the opener 3-2.
Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins breaks up a double play as Tampa Bay shortstop Sean Rodriguez throws to first in the third inning of the nightcap. With the doubleheader sweep, the Rays finished interleague play at 9-9, while the Phillies stumbled at 5-10.
Safe at home
Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey scores a run as Yankees catcher Chris Stewart cannot make the play as the ball shoots loose in the fifth-inning at Citi Field on Sunday. Dickey, who is 11-1, yielded five runs over six innings, but wasn't involved in the decision. The Yankees won 6-5.
Mets relief pitcher Tim Byrdak holds the chicken 'Little Jerry Seinfeld' before the series finale with the Yankees. As a prank, Byrdak brought a live chicken into the clubhouse on Friday in response to closer Frank Francisco calling the Yankees 'chickens.' The Mets were able to find a home for 'Little Jerry Seinfeld' through a Twitter post.
Hurling in New York
Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey lets a pitch fly in the second inning of the Mets' one-run loss. Dickey's ERA climbed to 2.31 from 2.00 after yielding five runs in six innings. The Mets closed out their interleague schedule with an 8-7 mark. The Yankees finished 13-5.
Won't end well
Arizona's Justin Upton has nowhere to go as Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs is ready to apply the tag at Chase Field on Sunday. The Diamondbacks won 5-1 to complete the three-game sweep.
Smoke to Smoak
Padres pitcher Edinson Volquez brings the heat to Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak at Petco Park on Sunday. Volquez tosses 6 2/3 of scoreless ball in San Diego's 2-0 win.
Dodgers second baseman Adam Kennedy drops a fly ball hit by Mike Trout in what turns out to be a fielding flub-fest between the Dodgers and Angels on Sunday. The Angels prevailed 5-3 to take two of three in the weekend series.
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Hey, that's fair
San Francisco's Brandon Belt comes up empty with a face full of dirt after diving for this grounder from Oakland's Coco Crisp on Sunday. The A's won 4-2.
Bryce is right
You can't catch Washington's Bryce Harper slipping that easy. The rookie gets back safely on a throw to first base at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday. However, the Nationals lost to the Orioles 2-1.
Baltimore's Steve Pearce isn't happy after going down on strikes against Washington, but his team gets out with a win. The Orioles finished interleague play 11-7, while the Nationals closed at 10-8.
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Goodbye and good luck
Longtime Red Sox fan favorite Kevin Youkilis blows a kiss to the Fenway Park faithful when he's lifted from the game in the seventh inning. As it turns out, Youkilis was dealt to the Chicago White Sox.
Braves center fielder Michael Bourn starts the game against the Red Sox with a single. But it goes downhill from there, as Bourn finishes 1 for 5 and Atlanta falls to Boston.
Nope, not quite
Boston's Darnell McDonald gives it his all, but he can't get to this double from Eric Hinske in the third inning.
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Safe in the glove
Rafael Furcal struggles with this infield pop, but he puts it away for an out in the ninth inning. The Cardinals take out the Royals 11-8.
He's in there
Rafael Furcal manages to slide home safely on a sacrifice fly by Matt Holliday in the eighth inning.
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Check it twice
Alex Rios shows off his athleticism on this impressive grab against the Brewers.
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera takes flight while completing a double play against the Astros.
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Gotta have the ball
Tampa Bay's Jeff Keppinger is safe at first when Philly's Ty Wigginton is unable to apply the tag in the fourth inning. The Rays beat the Phillies 3-2.
Come up short
The Pirates get a good effort from Josh Harrison on this play, but he still fails to come up with this ground ball.
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You have to give credit to Detroit's Ryan Raburn for saving a home run while dealing with some excited fans on the opposite side of the wall.
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Just get on
Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla tries to bunt his way to first base against the Reds. Minnesota ends up taking the game 4-3.
Get up there
Marlins first baseman Greg Dobbs leaps high for this throw, but it's too late anyway. Jose Bautista reaches first safely on an infield single for the Blue Jays.
He's got him
Toronto's Brett Lawrie is coming home with a full head of steam, but Miami's John Buck is there to apply the tag. The Marlins snap their losing skid with a 9-0 victory.
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Shane Victorino gives Jim Thome a face full of shaving cream after the latter hits a walk-off homer against the Rays on Saturday.
Mets infielders Omar Quintanilla and Jordany Valdespin (1) collide as Quintanilla catches a pop fly by Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
No time to chat
The Cardinals' Daniel Descalso rounds second and heads for third while the Royals' Alcides Escobar can only watch.
Power from Pierre
You don't usually see Juan Pierre hit for power, but he unleashes a three-run bomb on the Rays.
Gordon gets there
Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon slides into home to score, avoiding the tag of Los Angeles Angels catcher John Hester in the first inning Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Gordon singled, stole second, took third on a fielder's choice and scored on a throwing error by Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre playfully throws a kick at Colorado Rockies second baseman Marco Scutaro in the ninth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rockies defeated the Rangers 11-7. Beltre (.322) went 3-for-5 with an RBI.
Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava slides safely into home plate against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning Saturday at Fenway Park. Nava, who got on base by being hit by a pitch, scored on a double by teammate Dustin Pedroia.
Across the body
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve throws a runner out at first against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning Saturday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Astros beat the Indians, 8-1, to end Cleveland's four-game winning streak. Eight runs for the Astros must be a relief, considering they'd only scored a total of one run in their three previous games.
Flop, then a backhanded flip
Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins makes the play at shortstop Saturday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Reds shut out the Twins, 6-0, ending their four-game losing streak.
From the links to the mound
Pro golfer Tom Watson throws out the first pitch Saturday before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Cardinals went on to beat the Royals, 8-2.
Gray in Beantown
Rain clouds gather near Fenway Park in Boston Saturday before the game between the Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves.
Casey at the mike
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame inductee Sean Casey addresses the crowd before the start of the game between the Reds and the Minnesota Twins at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Reds beat the Twins, 6-0. Casey hit .305 in eight years as a Red.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame inductees Sean Casey (left) and Dan Driessen share a laugh during a press conference Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Colorado Rockies' Jonathan Herrera steals third base ahead of the throw to Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre in the first inning Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The Rockies won the game, 11-7, ending the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.
Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton poses with his player of the month awards prior to the game Saturday against the Colorado Rockies at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. It was recently reported that Hamilton's life story is scheduled to be made into a movie, written and directed by Casey Affleck.
Kendrick kicks it off
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick delivers to the plate during the first inning Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies won, 7-6, on a walk-off home run by Jim Thome in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Throw isn't close
Colorado Rockies' Jonathan Herrera steals second base ahead of the throw to Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler in the first inning Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rockies won, 11-7.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn signs autographs before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Cards won, 8-2.
Atlanta Braves' Matt Diaz tosses the bat as he grounds out, driving in Freddie Freeman during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, June 22, 2012.
Houston Astros catcher Chris Snyder, left, waits with the ball to keep Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana from scoring in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 22, 2012, in Houston. The Indians won 2-0
Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier, left, hits a single as sunlight comes through the stadium in the second inning of the Dodgers' baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, June 22, 2012.
Santana gets key to the city
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks Friday before presenting New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana with a key to the city for Santana's June 1 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. "He is a true competitor," Bloomberg said of Santana. "He was out for more than a year, sidelined with an injury, and he didn't let it bother him. That's the spirit of New York."
Scoring on an error
Pittsburgh Pirates' Rod Barajas scores after a throwing error by Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister, front left, during the second inning Friday in Pittsburgh. The Pirates beat the Tigers, 4-1.
Making the play
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese fields a ground ball against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning Friday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Cardinals beat the Royals, 11-4.
Cleveland Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera leaps over Houston Astros' Chris Johnson to make a throw to first base in the fifth inning Friday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Indians shut out the Astros, 2-0.
Joe Morgan, Hall of Famer
Former Houston Astros second baseman Joe Morgan (left) greets current second baseman Jose Altuve before the game Friday against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Morgan, a Hall of Famer, was inducted into the Astros Walk of Fame on Friday.
Phenom gets ready
Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper prepares for an at-bat against the Orioles Friday in Baltimore. The Orioles won the game, 2-1. Harper (.280) went 0-for-4 and struck out once.
Unwrapping Big Apple
Members of the New York Mets grounds crew pull the tarp off the field after a one-hour rain delay Friday before the game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. The Mets ended up winning the game, 6-4.
Rain delay in Philly
A member of the Philadelphia Phillies grounds crew squeegees water off the tarp during a rain delay Friday prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Can't play in this
Rain stops the start of the Tampa Bay Rays against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday in Philadelphia.