TOP NEWS : Carlos Beltran sat out Wednesday night's game after getting a cortisone shot to ease the pain in his knee. He is however, expected back in the Mets lineup on Friday.
TOP NEWS : Alfonso Soriano admitted Wednesday that he's been battling a sore left knee all month. ''I've been battling with my knee for three or four weeks,'' Soriano told the Chicago Sun-Times. ''Nothing serious. A little sore, but I'm fine. Nothing to worry about. I get treatment every day to feel better because this game is not easy to play with pain.''
American League News :
After trying to tackle the outfield wall, Melky Cabrera will have to sit out 5-7 days after an MRI revealed a bruised shoulder.
The Orioles placed Koji Uehara on the 15-day DL.
Joe Crede missed his third consecutive game on Wednesday with a bruised hand.
Jorge Posada, recovering from a hamstring injury, is hoping to return from the DL Friday.
Ben Francisco went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI.
Hideki Matsui homered twice and drove in three runs.
Josh Anderson went 4-for-5 and stole his 10th base of the season.
Rick Porcello improved to 6-3 on the season after limiting the Royals to two runs and four hits over six innings.
Russell Branyan, batting .311, went 2-for-4 and hit his 11th homer of the season.
Erik Bedard pitched six and two-thirds innings of one-run ball for the win Wednesday night.
This just in, David Ortiz struck out again. Ortiz was in the sixth hole Wednesday night and went 0-for-4.
Denard Span, batting .316 in the leadoff spot for the Twins, went 4-for-4 with two runs scored.
Kevin Slowey walked one and struck out five in a victory over the Red Sox; improving to 7-1.
A.J. Burnett won his third game of the season after pitching six shutout innings against the Rangers.
Andy Sonnanstine gave up eight runs over three innings for the loss.
National League News :
Congrats to the "Big Unit", Randy Johnson, for winning his 299th game against the Braves Wednesday night.
Ryan Freel had to leave Wednesday's game early due to a strained left hamstring.
Rafeal Furcal had to miss his third consecutive game because he has a pain in his butt (no joke).
Adam Dunn hit his 16th homer of the season. Too bad he plays for the Nats.
Edinson Volquez, recovering from back spasms, cleared himself, and is expected to make his next start on Monday.
Brandon Backe is expected to come off the DL on Friday.
Jake Peavy gave up four runs over six and a third innings to win his fifth game of the season.
Justin Upon has been on fire in the month of May. Upton is hitting .388 with seven homers and 21 RBI.
Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a homer Wednesday night. He will split time with Fernando Tatis at first base according to Manager Jerry Manuel.
HUGE NEWS! Johan Santana won again. Santana is now 7-2 on the season after beating the Nats.
Dan Uggla went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and continues to try and show case his skills for a potential trade.
Brett Myers had to leave Wednesday's game in the sixth inning because of inflammation in his right hip.
Jay Bruce hit two homers and drove in four runs.
Dump him now if you can. Roy Oswalt had numbness in his right index and middle fingers in his sixth inning of Wednesday night's game. This is not good news.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his 18th homer of the season.