April 19, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (27) slides in to third base on a wild pitch during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon dives back to first base as Houston Astros' Carlos Lee waits for the ball in the first inning Saturday in Houston.
Making a point
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Neftali Feliz points to the sky after the second inning Saturday against the Tigers in Detroit.
Insult to injury
Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista breaks his bat as he hits into a double play during the fourth inning Saturday against the Royals in Kansas City, Mo.
Fans in the Green Monster seats at Fenway Park in Boston vie for the ball on a three-run home run by New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira in the seventh inning Saturday. The Red Sox gave up a 9-0 lead to their archrivals and ended up losing, 15-9.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber pitches to the Seattle Mariners' Brendan Ryan with two outs in the 9th inning Saturday at Safeco Field in Seattle. The third strike got by catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who was able to retrieve the ball and throw to first base for the final out of Humber's perfect game, only the 21st perfecto in major league history.
Boston Red Sox's Mike Aviles (3) steals second base as New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, left, puts on a late tag in the second inning Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey commits a throwing error, allowing the winning run to score in the 9th inning Saturday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Wilson Ramos, left, scores the winning run Saturday after his teammate Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals hit a sacrifice fly to center in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Ian Desmond, right, who hit the game-winning sac fly, is doused with Gatorade by his teammates during an interview after the game.
Ike Davis of the New York Mets doesn't look happy after being tagged out at first base in the eighth inning Saturday against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens in New York City.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney gets hit by a pitch in the eighth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs defeated the Reds 6-1.
In his cap!
A fan makes a nice catch in his cap of a foul ball during the seventh inning Saturday of the Detroit Tigers game against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Safe at second
Detroit Tigers second baseman Brandon Inge, top, falls off of second base in order to catch a throw as Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler steals during the first inning Saturday in Detroit.
Lost in the ivy
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick can't catch a ball hit by Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro that went for a triple during the second inning Saturday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Whaddya mean strike three?
Miami Marlins' Hanley Ramirez argues with home plate umpire Greg Gibson after getting called out on strikes in the first inning Saturday against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.
Tiger tagged out
Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at third base by Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning on a throw from Yorvit Torrealba (not pictured) Thursday at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 10-3.
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Second baseman Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians turns a double play over Michael Saunders of the Seattle Mariners Thursday at Safeco Field in Seattle.
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Fives all around
Juan Pierre (10) and Jimmy Rollins (11) of the Philadelphia Phillies are congratulated after Pierre scored during the first inning Thursday against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego.
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C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning Thursday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
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Jennings jacks one
Desmond Jennings of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of Henderson Alvarez of the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I got this
Jordan Schafer of the Houston Astros makes a catch in centerfield Thursday against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.
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Anthony Swarzak of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the New York Yankees Thursday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
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Napoli's on fire
Mike Napoli of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Yorvit Torrealba after hitting a solo home run in the second inning Thursday against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
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Andino is out
Robert Andino of the Baltimore Orioles is tagged out at second base by Alexei Ramirez of the Chicago White Sox Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The Orioles defeated the White Sox 5-3.
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Future major leaguer
Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox catches a child running on the field before the start of the seventh inning Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. A security guard brought the child back to his family. The family was then asked to leave the ballpark.
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RBI for Reds
Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Reds defeated the Cardinals 6-3.
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Travis Ishikawa of the Milwaukee Brewers is caught in a run-down as he is chased by Matt Treanor, left, of the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 4-3.
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Greg Dobbs (29) of the Miami Marlins celebrates with teammates after defeating the Chicago Cubs, 5-3, Thursday at Marlins Park in Miami.
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This is how ya do it
Melky Cabrera, center left, is hugged by teammate Pablo Sandoval after Cabrera's game-winning hit against the Phillies in the bottom of the 11th inning. Cabrera was the only player in the game with more than one hit, going 3 for 5 and driving in the game's only run in San Fran's 1-0 victory.
Oh yeah, he got it
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford holds on to this foul ball hit by Jimmy Rollins during San Francisco's amazing 11-inning win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
All cracked up
Jason Kipnis shatters his bat on a first-inning infield single against the Mariners on Wednesday. That would be Kipnis' only hit of the night, however, and it drove in Cleveland's only run in their 4-1 loss to Seattle.
Indians shortstop Alex Liddi has to jump over Chone Figgins, who came in hard to break up a double play, which he did successfully in the sixth inning of Seattle's 4-1 win over Cleveland. Figgins also hit his first home run of the season in the first inning, giving the M's the early lead.
Splendor in the grass
Vernon Wells makes a sprawling catch on a Yoenis Cespedes flyball in the fifth inning of Oakland's 6-0 shutout win over the Angels. Wells didn't have a good night at the plate, going 0 for 4, but Cespedes sure did, hitting a three-run homer in the first inning that gave the A's all the cushion they'd need to hand the Halos yet another loss.
Padres third baseman Chase Headley dives safely back to first base after rounding the bag too far and running over Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. Headley went 3 for 4 with a pair of home runs on the day, but the Rockies still pulled out the 8-4 victory Wednesday thanks to a five-run second inning.
Turning the trick
Starlin Castro of the Cubs throws to first to complete a double play during the first inning of their 9-1 loss to the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday. Castro went 1 for 3 on the night and has started the season hitting .367 for Chicago, but Hanley Ramirez was the star of the show on this night, hitting a home run for the third straight game.
All hands on deck
Fans in Kansas City try to catch a foul ball hit by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera during the ninth inning of the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday.
Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta isn't bothered by Chris Getz's attempt to break up the double play, as he tags second and throws to first for the 4-6-3 in Detroit's 4-3 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Andre Ethier can't come up with this double hit by the Brewers' Corey Hart during the second inning of Wednesday's extra innings loss in Milwaukee. The Dodgers fell for the second straight night on the final batter of the game.
Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal turns a double play over Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez can't reach a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp (not pictured) that drove in Mark Ellis, left, in the 1st inning Wednesday at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Safe at second
Brewers' Rickie Weeks reaches 2nd base safely on a double ahead of the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis in the 3rd inning Wednesday at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Ringing up Rios
White Sox's Alex Rios is tagged out on a stolen base attempt by Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy during the second inning Wednesday at US Cellular Field in Chicago.
Marlins' Jose Reyes is forced out at second base by Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro during the first inning Wednesday at Marlins Park in Miami.
Still turned double play!
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro falls over Miami Marlins' Jose Reyes at second base after Castro turned the double play in the first inning Wednesday at Marlins Park in Miami.
Hamilton has RBI
Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton hits an RBI single during the third inning Wednesday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.
Beats the tag
Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar slides in to home to score past Tampa Bay Rays catcher Chris Gimenez during seventh inning Tuesday in Toronto.
Back in time
Houston Astros' Jordan Schafer dives back to first base safely in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals defeated the Astros 1-0.
Watch the leg
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jamey Carroll jumps over New York Yankees' Andruw Jones to complete the double play to end the 1st inning Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Can't break up double play
Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes throws to first to complete the double play after forcing out Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill in the eighth inning Wednesday at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Tyler turns two
Atlanta Braves shortstop Tyler Pastornicky turns a double play over New York Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the seventh inning Wednesday at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Mets 14-6.
Buster Posey steals third in the fifth inning of the Giants' 4-2 victory over the visiting Phillies on Tuesday night. Posey went 3-for-4 and recorded his second consecutive three-hit game to up his batting average to .375.
Secret agent men
Do you want to know a secret? Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood and catcher Jesus Montero talk strategy during their 9-8 home loss to the Indians on Tuesday. Seattle led 8-1 after four innings, but Cleveland scored seven in the fifth and one in the seventh for a fourth consecutive win.
Hug it out
Colorado reliever Rafael Betancourt and catcher Wilin Rosario congratulate each other after a 5-4 win over San Diego at Coors Field on Tuesday. Despite allowing a run, Betancourt picked up his third save. But the story of the night was 49-year-old starter Jamie Moyer, who became the oldest pitcher to win a major league game.
Play at the plate
Chicago's Steve Clevenger beats the tag of Miami's John Buck in the seventh inning at Marlins Park on Tuesday. The Cubs tied the game at 2-all on the play, but the Marlins won 5-2 on Hanley Ramirez's three-run blast in the eighth.
Tag, you're it!
St. Louis' Daniel Descalso tags Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco to conclude a double play and end the top of the 10th inning on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals would score the winning run in the bottom half of the inning for a 2-1 victory.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp can't come up with the ball on a triple hit by Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy during the second inning on Tuesday night. The Brewers rallied for a 5-4, walk-off win on George Kottaras' ninth-inning double.
Safe at home
Detroit's Brennan Boesch slides into home, scoring on a Prince Fielder single in the eighth inning of the Tigers' 3-1 victory at the Royals on Tuesday. Boesch and Fielder each went 2-for-4 as the Tigers won a third game in a row.
Is it magic?
No, it's Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla failing to come up with the ball on a pop fly in the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Turner Field on Tuesday. Uggla's Braves did manage to win 9-3.
Mark it down
Baltimore's designated hitter Mark Reynolds hits a double in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field on Tuesday. It was Reynolds' only hit in four at-bats, but his Orioles came out victorious, 3-2.
Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry breaks up a double play, sliding into Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles in the fifth inning at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Gentry went 3-for-6 with three runs and an RBI as Texas clobbered Boston 18-3.
Toronto's Jose Bautista enjoys his first-inning solo homer with teammate Edwin Encarnacion on Tuesday night. Bautista went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two runs as the Blue Jays defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Rays 7-3.
Houston starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez holds Washington to one run over seven innings but the Astros drop a 1-0 contest at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. Rodriguez, who is 0-2, yielded just five hits and no walks in the loss, while lowering his ERA to 1.96.
New York catcher Chris Stewart ducks as Minnesota second baseman Alexi Casilla throws to first in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Stewart was out at second, but Derek Jeter reached first on the fielder's choice. The Yankees won 8-3.
Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen runs toward third as Arizona shortstop Willie Bloomquist runs down Casey McGehee's infield single in the first inning at Chase Field in Phoenix on Monday. McCutchen scored the first run on a hit by the following batter, but it was the Bucs' only run in a 5-1 loss.
Diamond in the desert
Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders tosses seven innings of one-run ball against the Pirates to pick up his first win of the season. The lefty yielded six hits and two walks, while walking five and lowering his ERA to 0.64 (one earned run in 14 innings).
Arizona's Joe Saunders (top) and Aaron Hill collide while trying to field a bunt by Pittsburgh's Alex Presley on Monday. Presley reached on an infield hit on the play in the Bucs loss
LA Angels starter Jered Weaver recorded his 1,000th career strikeout while shutting out Oakland for 6 2/3 innings in a 6-0 victory at Angel Stadium on Monday. Weaver improved to 2-0, struck out six and surrendered five hits and a walk.
Oakland's Brandon McCarthy fails in his fourth attempt to get his first victory of the season in the 6-0 loss in Anaheim. The 28-year-old right-hander allowed five runs on 11 hits over seven innings. He fell to 0-2, while striking out four with no walks.
You can bet Los Angeles pitching coach Mike Butcher (center) isn't asking reliever LaTroy Hawkins and catcher Chris Iannetta if they need aspirin after Oakland loaded the bases in the ninth on Monday. But Hawkins managed to end the game without allowing a run.
No match for Doc
In a matchup of past Cy Young winners, San Francisco's Tim Lincecum yielded four first-inning runs in a 5-2 loss to visiting Philadelphia and Roy Halladay on Monday. While Lincecum worked six innings, Halladay pitched eight, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks, and striking out six to improve to 3-0.
Did you say 10.54?
Catcher Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum find themselves in a tight spot as the Phillies score out of the gate. Lincecum fell to 0-2 and had his ERA climb to 10.54 after a six-inning performance which included five runs, eight hits, one walk and six strikeouts.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer doubles in the opening frame at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Mauer went 3-for-4 with one RBI as the Twins beat the Yankees 7-3. It was only the Twins' sixth win in their past 34 regular-season games in the Bronx.
Still tied with Jr.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hits an infield single in the first and finishes 2-for-4 with a run in Monday's loss. A-Rod remained tied with Ken Griffey Jr. for fifth on the career home run list with 630.
Kansas City second baseman Chris Getz turns a double play as Detroit's Miguel Cabrera is forced out at second base at Kauffman Stadium on Monday. Justin Verlander went the distance, yielding just two runs on seven hits, while striking out nine as the Tigers picked up a 3-2 victory on the road.
Slugger Prince Fielder takes a big swing during Detroit's one-run victory in Kansas City. Unfortunately for Fielder, he went 0-for-3 and snapped a four-game hitting streak — but he's still batting a very respectable .324.
Washington's Stephen Strasburg improves to 2-0 with a 6-3 win over Houston at Nationals Park on Monday. The right-hander, who hasn't allowed a homer in 50 1/3 innings, yielded just two Astros runs on six hits and one walk over six innings. He also finished with five strikeouts.
Here it comes
Atlanta's Tommy Hanson delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Mets at Turner Field on Monday. Hanson gave up five runs — four earned — on five hits and two walks over seven innings in a 6-1 defeat.
White Sox center fielder Alex Rios slides into third against the visiting Orioles in the second inning on Monday night. Chicago closer Hector Santiago surrendered two solo home runs in the ninth — the tying HR with two outs — and Baltimore added six runs in the 10th for a 10-4 come-from-behind win.
San Diego starting pitcher Cory Luebke drops down a successful sacrifice bunt in the Padres' 7-1 victory at Colorado on Monday. The left-hander also picked up the win with seven innings of one-run ball on six hits and one walk, while striking out four.
Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler can't come up with Chase Headley's first-inning double in the Padres' 7-1 victory at Coors Field. Fowler also went 0-for-3 as his batting average fell to .207.
Over the top
Boston starting pitcher Daniel Bard loses to Tampa Bay 1-0 on Patriots' Day at Fenway Park. Bard pitched well, striking out seven and giving up just one run on four hits and seven walks over 6 2/3 innings. But he was outdone by Rays starter James Shields, who worked 8 1/3-scoreless innings on four hits and two walks.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia makes a diving play and throws to second base in the one-run loss to the Rays. Pedroia went 1-for-3, raising his batting average to .293.
Grab a Mitt
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, places his hand on his chest during the playing of the national anthem.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Darnell McDonald breaks his bat against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning at Fenway Park.
Not so fast
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is tagged out attempting to steal second base by Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles (3) during the eighth inning at Fenway Park.
Baltimore Orioles' Endy Chavez hits the ground after being hit by a pitch from Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)