Miss Michigan 2011 Elizabeth Wertenberger throws a ceremonial pitch before a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners in Detroit, Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Chase the clouds away
San Diego Padres' Chase Headley prepares in the on-deck circle before his at bat during the first inning Thursday against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park in San Diego.
Pitching at Petco
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson brings it during the first inning Thursday against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the third inning Thursday against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
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Red Sox teammates Ryan Sweeney (obscured), Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz (right) congratulate Kevin Youkilis (second from right) after he hit a grand slam scoring the three during the third inning Thursday against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
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Who gets a souvenir?
Eric Thames of the Toronto Blue Jays watches fans scramble for a home run hit by Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.
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Southpaw serving it up
Brian Matusz of the Baltimore Orioles throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.
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New York Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis singles to score Josh Thole and win the game 3-2 in the ninth inning Thursday against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New York.
On a roll
Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez runs into the tarp while making a catch in foul territory during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Thursday.
Keeping him close
Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, background, gets back to first base ahead of the ball and tag by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols during the first inning on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Throwing up his hands
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland disagrees with first base umpire Mike DiMuro during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on Thursday.
Tigers by the tail
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush faces the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on Thursday. The M's won the game, 5-4.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto breaks a bat during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ballpark on Thursday.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is presented with the 2011 Tip O'Neil Award, presented to the top Canadian player of the year, prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ballpark on Thursday. Votto, from Port Dover, Ontario, shares the award with Brewers closer John Axford.
Gordon gets back
Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon dives back to first base in the third inning Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp gets out of the way of an inside pitch in the first inning Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium.
Ball and helmet loose
Alexi Casilla of the Minnesota Twins steals second base as the ball gets past Mike Aviles of the Boston Red Sox during the second inning Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn.
Climbing the wall
Minnesota Twins left-fielder Ben Revere climbs high up the wall but can only watch as a three-run home run hit by Boston Red Sox's Mike Aviles goes into the stands during the second inning Wednesday in Minneapolis.
Controversy at second
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler applies the tag as New York Yankees' Derek Jeter slides into second base in the first inning Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Jeter was called safe.
Hamilton gets hit
Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton reacts after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning Wednesday by New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Can't quite catch it
Right-fielder Aaron Cunningham of the Cleveland Indians tries but fails to catch a two-run home run hit by Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals during the first inning Wednesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.
Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians hits a single during the first inning Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tag in time
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria tags out Los Angeles Angels' Howard Kendrick as he attempted to steal Wednesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Pujols still pressing
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols strikes out in the third inning Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Throw too high
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips can't get the tag applied in time on San Francisco Giants' Melky Cabrera during the first inning Wednesday at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I got it! No, me!
Adam LaRoche and Danny Espinosa of the Washington Nationals get wrapped up as they converge on a foul ball hit by Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres during the third inning Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego.
Nice Tiger try
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta watches as second baseman Ramon Santiago fails to field a ground ball in the fifth inning Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Saunders steals second
Seattle Mariners' Michael Saunders steals second base as Detroit Tigers second baseman Ramon Santiago can't handle the throw from catcher Alex Avilla in the third inning Wednesday in Detroit.
New York Mets' Ruben Tejada arrives safely at second base after doubling as Miami Marlins shortstop looks on during the eighth inning Wednesday in New York.
Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Flaherty dives back to first base safely as Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind waits for the attempted pickoff during the second inning Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md.
Not catching this one
Toronto Blue Jays center-fielder Colby Rasmus climbs the wall but fails to catch a home run hit by Baltimore Orioles third baseman Wilson Betemit (not pictured) in the second inning Wednesday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Who called it?
Miami Marlins left-fielder Logan Morrison, left, and center-fielder Emilio Bonifacio almost collide during the first inning Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York.
Out at the plate
Philadelphia Phillies base runner Hunter Pence is tagged out at the plate by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco in the first inning Wednesday at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis throws to first base to complete the double play after forcing out Arizona Diamondbacks base runner Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh inning Wednesday at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes makes a leaping attempt but misses a line drive by Chicago White Sox's Kosuke Fukudome during the seventh inning Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. Fukudome drove in a run with a double on the play.
Squeeze gone wrong
Chicago White Sox's Kosuke Fukudome, left, is tagged out by Oakland Athletics third baseman Eric Sogard in a rundown between third base and home plate on a failed squeeze attempt during the seventh inning Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney leaps for a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the third inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
St. Louis Cardinals' Daniel Descalso crosses home plate safely as Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger can't quite apply the tag in the third inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Look out for flying bat
Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun throws his bat in frustration after striking out against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning Wednesday in Milwaukee.
I'm safe by this much
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve scores on an RBI single by teammate J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning Wednesday of a baseball game against the Brewers in Milwaukee, Wis.
In scoring form
Colorado Rockies' Eric Young Jr. slides around the tag by Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry in the eighth inning Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Young scored from third on a sacrifice fly to right field by Rockies' Tyler Colvin. The Rockies won the first game of the double header 2-1.
Rockies 49-year-old starter Jamie Moyer fails to get his second win of the season when the bullpen lets him down in a 5-4 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park on Tuesday. Moyer, who left with a 2-1 lead, worked six innings and yielded six hits and three walks, while fanning three. He lowered his ERA to 2.28.
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12 and counting
Kansas City catcher Humberto Quintero reacts after being hit by a foul tip during the sixth inning at Cleveland's Progressive Field on Tuesday. Quintero had two of the Royals' 12 hits, but they lost 4-3 and extended their losing streak to 12 games.
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Thief in the night
San Francisco's Angel Pagan slides safely into second base on a first-inning steal as Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is unable to come up with the ball in Cincinnati on Tuesday. The Reds won 9-2.
Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera can't come up with an infield single by Seattle's Alex Liddi in the first inning at Comerica Park on Tuesday. Cabrera did hit a solo homer in the fifth, but his Tigers lost 7-4.
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In the shadows
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley works out before their 8-5 win at the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Utley, on the 15-day DL with a chronic left knee injury, didn't play, but started taking BP and grounders this week.
Safe at second
Texas' Josh Hamilton slides head-first into second as the throw after a wild pitch is a bit high to New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano during the third inning at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday. The Rangers won 2-0 behind Yu Darvish's 8 1/3 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts.
Climbing the ladder
Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda reaches up to grab a high bouncing ground ball off of the bat of Texas' Adrian Beltre on Tuesday. Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings, but lost to Yu Darvish. It was the seventh time in MLB history that Japanese starting pitchers faced each other.
Out of room
Toronto left fielder Eric Thames collides with the outfield wall as he attempts to catch a solo homer by Baltimore's Matt Wieters in the fourth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday. Thames homered earlier in the game, but it was Wieters' blast that was the difference in the Orioles' 2-1 victory.
Toronto's Eric Thames also couldn't come down with this fly ball in the first inning. Baltimore's 2-1 win left both clubs with 10-7 records, placing them in a four-way tie atop the AL East with the Yankees and the Rays. The Red Sox are 6-10 ... but of course, it's still early.
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Are New York's Daniel Murphy (28) and Miami's Josh Johnson hoping umpire Dan Iassogna calls on them as if they're raising their hands in a classroom? No, but both are pleading their cases on a play at the plate in the fourth inning at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Johnson won the call as Murphy was ruled out, but the Mets claimed a 2-1 victory on Lucas Duda's infield RBI single in the eighth.
Chicago Cubs right fielder David DeJesus slides past St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina to score in the first inning at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cubs won 3-2 in the 10th inning on a walk-off RBI single from Alfonso Soriano. The loss snapped the Cardinals' streak of winning 13 consecutive series.
Oakland's Eric Sogard avoids the tag of Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd, but the right-hander throws Sogard out at first base in the fourth inning on Tuesday. Four innings later, Sogard drove in one of the A's two runs in their 2-0 home win.
Washington first baseman Adam LaRoche collides with second baseman Danny Espinosa while catching a foul pop-up for the final out of the third inning at San Diego on Tuesday. The Nationals won 3-1 and sport the best NL record at 13-4.
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That's a stretch
Los Angeles shortstop Dee Gordon loosens up before a game against Atlanta at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. The Braves not only received a solo homer from 40-year-old birthday boy Chipper Jones, they scored a run in the top of the ninth — on Martin Prado's RBI triple — for a 4-3 victory.
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The magic batting glove
Milwaukee's Aramis Ramirez drops his glove after he was doubled off second base to end the fourth inning against visiting Houston on Tuesday. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run as the Brewers claimed a 9-6 victory.
Where's everybody at?
OK, maybe these fans are just sitting in a far corner of the upperdeck at Miller Park — or they're early? — because the announced attendance for the Brewers' 3-run win Tuesday was 38,686.
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Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer fields a throw to force out Boston's Dustin Pedroia in the top of the ninth inning at Target Field on Tuesday night. The Red Sox pounded the Twins with 18 hits in an 11-2 win.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano improves to 2-0 with a 7-2 win over the visiting Braves on Monday. The left-hander worked seven innings, yielding one run on six hits and four walks, while striking out five.
A's second baseman Jemile Weeks jumps over Brent Morel of the Chicago White Sox on a throw to first base to turn a double play in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on Monday. Morel and the White Sox got the last laugh with a 4-0 victory.
Will to score
Josh Willingham beats the throw home in Minnesota's four-run fourth inning against visiting Boston on Monday. However, the Red Sox rallied for a 6-5 victory thanks to Cody Ross, who hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the seventh and a two-out, solo homer for the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Houston catcher Jason Castro might get knocked down, but he holds on to the ball in tagging out Milwaukee's Mat Gamel in the sixth inning at Miller Park on Monday. However, the hometown Brewers won 6-5.
Back in time
Toronto's Brett Lawrie is called safe after returning to third base after a lineout by J.P. Arencibia in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday night. KC third baseman Mike Moustakas doesn't seem to agree with the call ... and he probably wasn't too pleased with the final score, either: Blue Jays 4, Royals 1.
St. Louis' Matt Carpenter is a few steps slow on an attempted steal as Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney waits to apply the tag in the second inning at Wrigley Field on Monday night. Chicago rallied with two runs in the ninth, capped by Joe Mather's two-out, two-run single for a 3-2 triumph.
High-fives all around
San Francisco's Brandon Belt (right) greets Buster Posey, Nate Schierholtz (12) and Pablo Sandoval (48) after Schierholtz's three-run, third-inning homer against the host New York Mets in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Monday. The Giants swept the DH, taking the opener 6-1 and the nightcap 7-2.
Crack of the bat
Texas' Josh Hamilton breaks his bat in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Rangers Ballpark on Monday. Hamilton hit his eighth home run of the season in his previous at-bat, but his Rangers lost 7-4.
Apr 26, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Jose Lopez (left) forces out Kansas City Royals catcher Brayan Pena (27) in the second inning at Progressive Field.
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 26: Aaron Cunningham #2 of the Cleveland Indians dives back to first base as Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals tries to make the catch during the third inning at Progressive Field on April 26, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar flies through the air after forcing out Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings at second base on a fifth-inning fielder's choice during a baseball game, Thursday, April 26, 2012, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Aybar threw to third baseman Alberto Callaspo to tag out Rays' Sean Rodriguez