Friday Aug 22
Post and Courier
Rome routs RiverDogs
The Rome Braves scored in each of the first three innings, including a seven-run rally in the third, to pull away early in a 9-2 Braves victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Friday night at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action.
McCarthy, Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros
New York Yankees starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
The Washington Post
Matt Thornton arrives, excited to join the Nationals
Upon hearing that he had been claimed by the Nationals and was heading to Washington, Matt Thornton was floored.
Report: Indians open to moving DL'd Masterson
Despite being only 3½ games out of a wild-card spot, the Indians are "very willing" to trade Opening Day starter Justin Masterson before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports .
Don't Trade Glen Perkins
Elite closers aren't all that easy to come by, and the Twins might really wish they had one in a year or two.