CHICAGO - The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Quite the timing, too.
SEATTLE - Chris Colabello is a fast learner in the art of slowing down.
The Toronto Blue Jays' first baseman came through in the ninth inning, bouncing a two-run, bases-loaded single to give the Blue Jays an 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
SEATTLE - Felix Hernandez pitching at his best, backed by key hits from Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Mark Trumbo.
It's a scenario the Seattle Mariners got a glimpse of on Friday night and one they expected to see far more than they have this season.
"We're a better club from an offensive standpoint than we showed in the first half and I think it's starting to come to fruition and guys are starting to swing the way they're capable of swinging," Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.
Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.
If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.
Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.