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Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremonies Updated Apr 5, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt both say they're undecided if they'll attend this summer's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.
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  • Astros’ Norris, Harrell to start against A’s; Bedard Tuesday against Mariners Apr 5, 2013
    Astros No. 1 righthander Bud Norris will start Saturday against Oakland and No. 2 righty Lucas Harrell will throw Sunday against the A’s, manager Bo Porter said Friday. Astros lefthander Erik Bedard - who’s yet to start this season - had been list
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  • Astros’ Alex White to undergo Tommy John surgery; E. Gonzalez to OKC Apr 5, 2013
    Astros righthander Alex White will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Friday. White, 24, was limited to just one inning against the Chicago Cubs in an exhibition start last Friday at Minute Maid Park. He and the Astros spent the week conside…
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  • Aging aces slowing down and may take teams with them Apr 5, 2013
    The season has barely begun but already some high-payroll teams have to be concerned about the low velocities and poor performances of former aces, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Friends, the sky isn’t falling, it’s been only three games Apr 5, 2013
    Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears. It’s been three games. Only three games…and those three against a recent two-time AL champ. Reading comments and listening to the on-air scuttlebutt, you’d think that Drayton McLane had shot the Ast
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  • Video - Straily, Athletics Shut Down Astros 00:30

    Straily, Athletics Shut Down Astros

    Apr 5
    Dan Straily struck out 11 batters to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-3.