Updates & News
All-Star forward Kevin Love missed Minnesota's game against Portland because of a bruised left quadriceps.
During halftime, Love told The Associated Press he would receive treatment Saturday night and hoped to play Monday night against Houston.
''I knew that my quad was bothering me pretty bad so I went out there and tried to move around a little bit and it just wasn't quite right,'' Love said.
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender