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Astros downplay reported friction between GM Jeff Luhnow and ma…

Astros downplay reported friction between GM Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter

yahoo.com Updated 56 minutes ago
Though the Houston Astros have shown marked improvement on the field, having already surpassed their 2013 win total before entering the month of September, dysfunction and dissension have reportedly festered behind the scenes, most notably in the relati…
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  • Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen

    Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen

    ESPN.com MLB.com 1 hour ago
    The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team.
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  • Tanaka returns to N.Y. with soreness in arm

    Tanaka returns to N.Y. with soreness in arm

    The Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed "general soreness" in his pitching arm.
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  • All-Star Molina off the DL for the Cardinals

    All-Star Molina off the DL for the Cardinals

    ESPN.com MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Yadier Molina came back ahead of schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals were not surprised one bit.
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  • Rangers tie MLB record, call up 59th player

    Rangers tie MLB record, call up 59th player

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Ryan Rua will become the 59th player used by the Texas Rangers this season, tying a major-league record.
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  • Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

    Gomes back from DL; Gimenez on paternity leave

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Yan Gomes returned from the seven-day concussion disabled list for the start of the Indians' crucial series with the Royals on Friday. Catcher Chris Gimenez was placed on paternity leave.
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  • Family of Jackie Robinson Little Leaguer is homeless

    Family of Jackie Robinson Little Leaguer is homeless

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Now that the Little League World Series is over for Jackie Robinson West, and the players have been welcomed home to Chicago with the city throwing them a parade and a rally, it's back to real life. The return to normalcy will be tougher for some player…
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  • A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

    A's will not protest Thursday's loss to Angels

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    The A's have decided against protesting Thursday's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Angels after determining an obstruction call against them in the ninth inning was a judgment call and not a misapplication of the rules.
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  • Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

    Indians sign Branyan to Minor League deal

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    The Indians on Friday signed veteran infielder Russ Branyan to a Minor League contract. He'll report to Triple-A Columbus after hitting 19 homers in 65 games this season in the Mexican League.
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  • Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI single

    Nuns high five each other after Adam Dunn's RBI single

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    The Chicago White Sox need more starting pitching, improved relief pitching and a better defense in order to get into a winning habit in 2015. Do they also need more prayer, and perhaps even some divine intervention? Not necessarily. But it might not hu…
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  • Reports: Astros' Manager And GM Definitely Not Getting Along

    Reports: Astros' Manager And GM Definitely Not Getting Along

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    It's rarely a good sign when Ken Rosenthal declares that your club is "dysfunctional on multiple levels."Read more...
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  • Mariners address reports of Montero incident

    Mariners address reports of Montero incident

    MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The Mariners issued a statement regarding an incident involving Mariners national cross-checker Butch Baccala and first baseman Jesus Montero during a Boise Hawks-Everett AquaSox matchup in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday night.
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  • Despite falling short, 1964 Phils were beloved

    Despite falling short, 1964 Phils were beloved

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Fifty years ago, in 1964, the Phillies flew home from Cincinnati after the final game of the regular season. They received a rousing reception when they landed, an expression of appreciation for a club that far exceeded expectations by winning 92 games …
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  • Pipeline Inbox: Will Syndergaard find MLB success?

    Pipeline Inbox: Will Syndergaard find MLB success?

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    Who will have a better big league career with the Mets, Noah Syndergaard or Zack Wheeler? Which Arizona Fall League team is the most stacked? Jim Callis answers these questions and more in this week's Inbox.
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  • Sports of The Times: Citi Field Fading Into Another Mets Septem…

    Sports of The Times: Citi Field Fading Into Another Mets September

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    There has been a metronomic regularity to this annual Mets ruination: glimmers of hope in the spring, a nice little run in June or July, then total and profound collapse.
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  • MLB Notebook: Petit's record no small feat

    MLB Notebook: Petit's record no small feat

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    Making his first start in more than a month, Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies hitters he faced to run his streak of consecutive batters retired to a Major League record 46.
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  • Adam Jones gets flak for 'airport shtick' at Orioles social med…

    Adam Jones gets flak for 'airport shtick' at Orioles social media event

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    .@SimplyAJ10 answers questions from our most loyal social followers at our #BirdlandSocial event. pic.twitter.com/NeXqHHFYz1— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 28, 2014 Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones says he was joking when he told fans at the team…
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  • Watch a Japanese baseball player try to hit a 186 mph fastball …

    Watch a Japanese baseball player try to hit a 186 mph fastball (Video)

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    It's tough to figure out exactly what's going on in the video above because it's in Japanese, but we know the important stuff: That's former Nippon Pro Baseball home-run king Takashi Yamasaki guesting on some sort of funny Japanese TV show. His goal is …
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  • Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    Royals Find Right Recipe for Small-Market Success

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over…
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  • Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

    Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Howie Kendrick's 10th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly off Ryan Cook lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night, extending their lead in the American League West to two games.
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  • The Grand Slam: Orioles win again, open up 7 game lead in AL Ea…

    The Grand Slam: Orioles win again, open up 7 game lead in AL East

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    It's nearly September and to the surprise of a lot of people, the Baltimore Orioles have the biggest division lead of any team in baseball. The O's stretched their AL East lead to seven games on Thursday after a 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The s…
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  • Video - Reds Cruise Past Cubs 00:36

    Reds Cruise Past Cubs

    Aug 28
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Reds beat the Cubs 7-2.
  • Video - Avila's Walk-Off Single Lifts Tigers 01:08

    Avila's Walk-Off Single Lifts Tigers

    Aug 28
    Alex Avila hits a two-out walk-off single in the ninth inning to lift the Tigers past the Yankees 3-2.
  • Video - Brewers Manager Rips Umpire 00:53

    Brewers Manager Rips Umpire

    Aug 28
    Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke says umpire Mark Ripperger is terrible behind home plate.
  • Video - Angels Walk Off Against A's 01:05

    Angels Walk Off Against A's

    Aug 28
    Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Angels past the A's 4-3.

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