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Hector Santiago beats up Gatorade jug, showers in uniform after…

Hector Santiago beats up Gatorade jug, showers in uniform after rough start

yahoo.com Updated 44 minutes ago
Putting a dreadful performance or series of disappointing games out of mind is often times the most difficult part of being a professional athlete. With that in mind, though, perhaps Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels has created a new method for…
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  • Speeding up the game must be the first order of business for in…

    Speeding up the game must be the first order of business for incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    nydailynews.com 1 hour ago
    In his team-by-team, city-to-city long goodbye, which will extend to Yankee Stadium Tuesday night, Bud Selig can give himself one last pat on the back for having implemented as one of his final acts the sudden death “play-in” game wild card system.
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  • Extra Bases: On Cue, the Cardinals Rise in September

    Extra Bases: On Cue, the Cardinals Rise in September

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    For five months, St. Louis never held first place alone, but when the Milwaukee Brewers went into a skid, the Cardinals were there.
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  • Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

    Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    The Royals' lopsided 10-1 loss to the Tigers in Friday night's series opener allowed for a few young players to achieve career firsts. Terrance Gore, called up primarily for his baserunning skills, logged his first Major League at-bat, as did outfielder…
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  • Young girl innocently throws back Derek Jeter foul ball

    Young girl innocently throws back Derek Jeter foul ball

    yahoo.com 3 hours ago
    It appears everything Derek Jeter does over the final 10 days of his career will be newsworthy. Yes, even his innocent foul balls that seemingly only serve the purpose of keeping one of his final plate appearances alive. As we saw in the seventh inning …
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  • Ryu playing catch, but likely out until playoffs

    Ryu playing catch, but likely out until playoffs

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu resumed playing catch Saturday for the first time since a Monday injection for left shoulder inflammation. Manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn't know when Ryu will be game-ready, although it's likely not to be unti…
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  • Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Third baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.
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  • Willingham bats third with Cain getting break

    Willingham bats third with Cain getting break

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Lorenzo Cain has gone 9-for-28 (.321) in the Royals' homestand, but he was not in the No. 3 spot in Saturday's starting lineup against the Tigers. Instead, Josh Willingham batted third as the designated hitter. There were a couple of reasons, according …
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  • Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BP

    Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BP

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Fans hoping to get one more look at Derek Jeter will have the opportunity to arrive early and watch the Yankees captain and his teammates take batting practice during the team's final regular season homestand of the year.
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  • Dodgers rookie makes coffee run in uniform

    Dodgers rookie makes coffee run in uniform

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Joc Pederson is one of baseball's most promising prospects, but he's evidently not exempt from tasks typically assigned to rookies.
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  • Kershaw's 20-win mark under unusual circumstances

    Kershaw's 20-win mark under unusual circumstances

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    What's impressive about this season is that Clayton Kershaw is 20-3 and missed a month. He has one start left so he will win at least 20 games -- possibly 21 -- in 27 starts. He is only the second Major League pitcher to win 20 games in a season of 27 o…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 20

    Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 20

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • The Grand Slam: Tigers take charge in 10-1 win over Royals

    The Grand Slam: Tigers take charge in 10-1 win over Royals

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    The biggest series in nearly 30 years at Kauffman Stadium got off to a very disappointing start for the home-standing Royals. Before the 37.945 fans had a chance to settle in, Detroit struck for three first-inning runs, including an RBI double from Migu…
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  • Rocky start docks Giants' case in NL races

    Rocky start docks Giants' case in NL races

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    A 5-0 loss in San Diego knocked the Giants to 3 1/2 games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West and narrowed their Wild Card lead to one game ahead of Pittsburgh. Tim Hudson struggled over 4 1/3 innings and the returns of Angel Pagan and Brandon…
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  • Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    Postseason Picture for Saturday, Sept. 20

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    The Tigers and Royals have staged a summer-long battle for the American League Central, and it's a fair bet their three-game set this weekend will go a long way toward determining the outcome. If that's the case, Detroit made quite the opening statement…
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  • Rookies shine in rout, as Rangers win seventh straight

    Rookies shine in rout, as Rangers win seventh straight

    MLB.com nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    The Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 12-3 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium. Lisalverto Bonilla earned his second victory in his second Major League start, holding the Angels to two runs in five innings.
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  • Tigers' bats blast Royals to stretch Central lead

    Tigers' bats blast Royals to stretch Central lead

    Justin Verlander fired 7 1/3 strong innings, while Ian Kinsler's two-run homer capped a five-run fifth that sealed the first-place Tigers' 10-1 win over the Royals on Friday night.
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  • Four homers keep Mariners in postseason hunt

    Four homers keep Mariners in postseason hunt

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Baseball managers are fond of saying that it's the little things that make a difference for winning teams. But sometimes big things work just fine, too, such as the three-run homers by Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager that highlighted the Mariners' 10-5 vict…
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  • Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standings

    Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standings

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    The A's are back on top again, at least in the American League Wild Card standings, and they have Jon Lester to thank. The lefty twirled seven innings of one-run ball, lifting the A's out of the loss column with a 3-1 series-opening victory over the Phi…
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  • Kershaw Gets 20th Win as Dodgers Pound Cubs 14-5

    Kershaw Gets 20th Win as Dodgers Pound Cubs 14-5

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.
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  • Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth…

    Russell Martin's home run beats Brewers, clinches playoff berth for Dodgers

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    Your browser does not support iframes. Russell Martin once played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He now plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet with one mighty swing on Friday night, he managed to improve the postseason outlooks for both. With Pittsburgh tr…
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  • Hudson Roughed Up Again in 5-0 Giants Loss

    Hudson Roughed Up Again in 5-0 Giants Loss

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Tim Hudson allowed four runs in the first inning and the San Francisco Giants were held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to San Diego on Friday night that dropped them 3 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.
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  • Lester, A's stifle Phils to regain top WC spot

    Lester, A's stifle Phils to regain top WC spot

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.
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  • Papi passes Williams for most 30/100 seasons with Red Sox

    Papi passes Williams for most 30/100 seasons with Red Sox

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    When David Ortiz's 33rd home run of the season soared over the right-field wall at Camden Yards on Friday night, it gave him RBI No. 100, meaning the slugger had achieved yet another milestone.
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  • Cuddyer's 7 RBIs help Rockies roll

    Cuddyer's 7 RBIs help Rockies roll

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Rockies dropped the D-backs, 15-3, Friday at Coors Field to move out of last place in the National League West for the first time since July 13. Michael Cuddyer had a career-high seven RBIs while rookie third baseman Rafael Ynoa had four hits.
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  • Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    Konerko back in action for final 10 games

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    Paul Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 with a fractured left hand, but No. 14 was penciled into the White Sox lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for Friday's night's series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
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  • Ellsbury strains right hamstring hustling down line

    Ellsbury strains right hamstring hustling down line

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    After beating out an errant throw from Jose Reyes with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays, Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the bag in some pain. He remained in to run the bases, but manager Joe Girardi pulle…
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  • Video - ESPN Sport Science: Alex Avila Caught In The Net 01:36

    ESPN Sport Science: Alex Avila Caught In The Net

    Sep 20
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila's leaping catch into the backstop netting earns MLB Play of the Week honors.
  • Video - Pirates Rally Past Brewers 01:06

    Pirates Rally Past Brewers

    Sep 19
    Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 over seven scoreless innings, but Russell Martin's three-run homer in the eighth lifted the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Ortiz Powers Red Sox Past O's 00:54

    Ortiz Powers Red Sox Past O's

    Sep 19
    David Ortiz homered twice and drove in three runs in Boston's 5-3 win in Baltimore, reaching 30 home runs and 100 RBIs for an eighth season - the most in Red Sox history.
  • Video - Tigers Up 10-0 After Kinsler's Homer 00:09

    Tigers Up 10-0 After Kinsler's Homer

    Sep 19
    Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hits a home run that just stays fair to left versus the Royals.

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