After forcing him out at second, Indians 2B Orlando Cabrera, top, and Reds 1B Joey Votto watch as Cabrera's throw to first doubles up Cincy's Brandon Phillips for a critical ninth inning double play Saturday. The Indians hung on for a 2-1 win, helping them maintain baseball's best record.
Florida's Mike Stanton is unable to field a ball hit by Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria during the third inning Sunday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The play was called a ground-rule double. Longoria scored on another double, and the Rays went on to a 4-0 win.
Waiting for ya
Tampa Bay's Johnny Damon slides into second base as Florida's Omar Infante tags him out trying to steal during the fourth inning Sunday.
Indians center fielder Michael Brantley prepares to catch a fly ball hit by Cincinnati's Paul Janish in the ninth inning Sunday in Cleveland. The Indians won 12-4.
When the dust clears...
The Giants' Andres Torres is safe as he scores past Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki in the first inning Sunday in San Francisco. Torres scored on a double by Freddy Sanchez.
Oakland's Gio Gonzalez allows two runs (one earned) Sunday against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
Padres third baseman Chase Headley tags out Seattle's Carlos Peguero at third base on a fielder's choice Sunday during the third inning at PETCO Park. The Mariners won 6-1 to complete a sweep.
King Felix dealin'
Felix Hernandez ties a career high by striking out 13 through eight innings Sunday.
Torii Hunter hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The Angels won 4-1.
Fightin' the glare
Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar catches a pop fly in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium. The Cards won 9-8.
Way to break it up
White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham forces out the Dodgers' Jamey Carroll on Sunday during the fifth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago won 8-3.
Alexei Ramirez, hitting an RBI double during the second inning, drives in five runs against the Dodgers on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Not good enough
Philadelphia's Roy Oswalt allows just one run in seven innings Sunday against the Texas Rangers at Citizens Bank Park, but is outdueled by Matt Harrison in a 2-0 loss.
Oh come on!
The Yankees' Francisco Cervelli reacts after being called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the New York Mets Sunday at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks won 9-3.
Angels pitcher Joel Pineiro pitches in the first inning against Atlanta Braves. LA jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Braves rallied to tie it at 4-4.
Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks breaks his bat as he hits a ground out during the third inning against the Rockies. Weeks didn't factor into the game, going only 1 for 4 without any RBI.
Out of range
Elvis Andrus and the Rangers offense were shut down again against the Phillies. The Rangers are having trouble getting out of a rough patch after such a hot start.
Derek Jeter celebrates getting brought home on Mark Teixeira's two-run knock. The Yankees head into the rubber match of their series against the Mets tied at 1-1.
Watch it fly
Danny Valencia's second-inning homer gave the Twins an early 1-0 lead against the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard throws during the first inning against the Mariners. Richard was unimpressive in five innings of work, allowing three earned runs and seven hits.
Pirates relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan celebrates a second straight comeback win against the Tigers with catcher Ryan Doumit.
Congratulations in order
Alex Rodriguez gets some love from manager Joe Girardi after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a win against the Mets.
Attempting to connect
Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff hits a solid single against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning. Huff finished 2 for 4.
How ya like us now?
Marlon Byrd and Blake DeWitt take the field in some funky looking throwback unis. The Cubbies exploded for eight runs in the eighth inning to slow down the surging Red Sox, if only for one day.
Tim Lincecum prepares to throw a pitche against the crosstown rival Athletics, who didn't score a single run on Saturday.
Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price suffers his second straight defeat Saturday vs. the Florida Marlins, giving up five runs for the second consecutive outing (6.1 IP, 5 ER, 6 H). The Marlins won 5-3 over the Rays (yep, you guessed it) for the second straight day. Detect a theme here?
Nick of time
Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis connects for an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Markakis went 2-for-5 in Baltimore's 8-3 Saturday, helping to end the Orioles' four-game losing streak.
Gimme a Hanley
Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez (No. 2) is met by Gaby Sanchez (No. 15) after scoring on a two-run, first-inning double by Logan Morrison in Florida's 5-3 win vs. the Rays Saturday. Ramirez also hit his fourth home run of the season later in the game.
Alex the great
White Sox center fielder Alex Rios enjoys his home run trot after breaking a 1-1 tie vs. the Dodgers in the fourth inning with his fourth HR of the season, a two-run shot off ex-ChiSox starter Jon Garland. The White Sox chased Garland with six runs in the inning en route to a 9-2 win Saturday.
After forcing him out at second, Indians 2B Orlando Cabrera (top) and Reds 1B Joey Votto watch as Cabrera's throw to first doubles up Cincy's Brandon Phillips for a critical ninth inning double play Saturday. The Indians hung on for a 2-1 win, helping them maintain baseball's best record.
I'm in there
Cardinals 3B Daniel Descalso reaches second base on a ninth-inning wild pitch, later scoring an insurance run in St. Louis' 3-0 win vs. the Kansas City Royals Saturday. The victory helps the Cards lengthen their lead in the NL Central to 1 1/2 games over the second-place Cincinnati Reds.
Jones-ing for a run
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones scores on a tough head-first slide past Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos to tie the game at 2-2 in the third inning Saturday. The O's would score four in the inning, winning 8-3.
So Soo me
Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo smacks a fourth-inning single against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians' 2-1 win Saturday upped their league-best home record to 17-4.
Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (right) celebrates their 7-5 comeback win vs. the Astros Saturday with left fielder Corey Patterson (left) and center fielder Rajai Davis (center). Bautista kept his hot bat going with two homers in the game, giving him an MLB-best 18 for the young season.
Waiting to exhale
Kansas City Royals phenom Eric Hosmer went 1 for 3 with a walk Saturday vs. the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday. KC's prized prospect has hit in six straight games, and is off to a great start in the big leagues (.315 AVG, 3 HR, 7 RBI in just 54 at-bats).
Sacrifice for greater good
Brayan Pena hits a sac fly in the seventh inning, one of three runs the Royals scored in their 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
Going, going ...
Astros third baseman Chris Johnson hits a two-run shot in the ninth, capping a three-run inning that lifted Houston over the Blue Jays 5-2.
Just enough room
Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo hauls in a long fly ball in the ninth as Cleveland erases a four-run deficit to top the Reds 5-4.
Got something for you
Twins shortstop Trevor Plouffe tags out Willie Bloomquist during a steal attempt in the first inning as the Diamondbacks hold off Minnesota 8-7.
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth blasts one of his two homers during his four-RBI effort as Washington blitzes the Orioles 17-5.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia scores one of the Red Sox's five runs in the eighth in Boston's 15-5 rout over the Cubs.
Anaheim Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo rounds the bases during his three-run blast to highlight a six-run third inning in L.A.'s 9-0 shutout over the Braves.
On the move
Andres Torres races to third base after stealing second and eventually scores the Giants' first run Friday against the Athletics.
Let's get it started
Erik Bedard gets some early run support as the Mariners strike first in the second inning against the Padres on Friday.
First baseman Daniel Murphy, who homered in the game, tags out Derek Jeter at first during the fifth inning in the Mets' 2-1 win over their crosstown rival.
Matt Kemp rounds the bases after hitting his 10th homer of the season in the first inning against the White Sox.
The Rockies' Seth Smith is tagged out at second by Rickie Weeks during a failed steal attempt Friday night.
Remember to stretch
Rays first baseman Casey Kotchman goes 2 for 3 and drives in a run but the Marlins defeat their in-state rival 5-3.
Cubs starter Doug Davis gets roughed up by the Red Sox, allowing seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings in Boston's 15-5 win.
Lack of home security
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus avoids Carlos Ruiz's tag to steal home — his 14th stolen base this year — but the Phillies edge Texas 3-2.