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A Record Pace: Alfonso Soriano is on a historic tear after rack…

A Record Pace: Alfonso Soriano is on a historic tear after racki…

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Aug 16, 2013
Alfonso Soriano is on a historic tear after racking up three more hits in the Yankees' Friday win.
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  • J-Up keeps Braves scorching hot with walk-off blast

    J-Up keeps Braves scorching hot with walk-off blast

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    While there is not much intrigue surrounding the National League East race, it appears the Braves are determined to spend the remainder of this season marking their supremacy in an authoritative manner. Justin Upton capped an exciting evening by drillin…
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  • Giants unload offense to outlast Marlins

    Giants unload offense to outlast Marlins

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Giants capitalized on two early errors and did not let up, hammering the Marlins' Nathan Eovaldi in a 14-10 win Friday night at Marlins Park. Fourteen runs and 19 hits were both season-high marks for San Francisco.
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  • Ramirez's HR backs Greinke in Dodgers' win

    Ramirez's HR backs Greinke in Dodgers' win

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Zack Greinke pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Hanley Ramirez homered to lead the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over new manager Ryne Sandberg and the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
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  • Rays walk off on Lobaton's ninth-inning triple

    Rays walk off on Lobaton's ninth-inning triple

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Jose Lobaton's walk-off triple in the ninth pushed the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Tropicana Field in Friday's series opener.
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  • Royals shut out Tigers, sweep doubleheader

    Royals shut out Tigers, sweep doubleheader

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    James Shields allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and was part of a combined four-hit shutout in Kansas City's 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night to give the Royals a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
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  • K-Rod leaves game with right groin strain

    K-Rod leaves game with right groin strain

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Orioles reliever Francisco Rodriguez exited in the eighth inning of Friday's 6-2 loss to the Rockies with a right groin strain.
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  • Rosario's two-run home run leads Rockies to win

    Rosario's two-run home run leads Rockies to win

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Serving as designated hitter instead of catching because of right hamstring pain, Wilin Rosario doubled in the fifth and had an eventful trip around to score the Rockies' first run. But in the seventh, he broke a tie with an opposite field two-run homer…
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  • After Bucs regain lead, Cole stifles D-backs

    After Bucs regain lead, Cole stifles D-backs

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Two innings after throwing back a 2-0 lead, Gerrit Cole shut down the D-backs the second time he had the chance in the Pirates' 6-2 win on Friday night at PNC Park.
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  • Mets call on prospect d'Arnaud with Buck out

    Mets call on prospect d'Arnaud with Buck out

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    New York Mets catcher John Buck is getting an addition to the family. And top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud is getting to make his major league debut as a result -- and perhaps will stick with the big-league club for good.
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  • Angels reinstate OF Bourjos, option SS Field

    Angels reinstate OF Bourjos, option SS Field

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Center fielder Peter Bourjos has been reinstated from the Los Angeles Angels' 15-day disabled list, and shortstop Tommy Field has been optioned to the minors.
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  • Jaso's season in jeopardy due to concussion

    Jaso's season in jeopardy due to concussion

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.
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  • Loyal to Manuel, Dubee ponders own future

    Loyal to Manuel, Dubee ponders own future

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Pitching coach Rich Dubee had been at Charlie Manuel's side for eight-plus years in the Phillies dugout.
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  • A-Rod denies '60 Minutes' report allegations

    A-Rod denies '60 Minutes' report allegations

    Alex Rodriguez has denied a "60 Minutes" report that stated his associates obtained and leaked documents that implicated the Brewers' Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.
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  • Beardervention — an open letter to Brian Wilson as he returns t…

    Beardervention — an open letter to Brian Wilson as he returns to the big leagues

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    Dear Brian Wilson:I'm not one of those people upset that you've joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, the bitter rival of the team you had previously spent your whole career with, the San Francisco Giants. I'm also not one of those people who thinks a man sho…
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  • Manuel contemplates next step after dismissal

    Manuel contemplates next step after dismissal

    The Phillies on Friday dismissed Charlie Manuel as manager following eight-plus seasons, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he has asked Manuel to remain with the organization.
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  • Arrieta leads Cubs' two-hit shutout vs. Cards

    Arrieta leads Cubs' two-hit shutout vs. Cards

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Jake Arrieta struck out seven over seven scoreless innings and drove in a run Friday at Wrigley Field, while Nate Schierholtz knocked in three runs to lift the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals and even their season series at 7.
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  • Lawsuit alleges Braun used PEDs in college

    Lawsuit alleges Braun used PEDs in college

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    A longtime friend of Ryan Braun filed a defamation lawsuit against the Brewers outfielder last month alleging that Braun's use of performance-enhancing drugs dates all the way back to his years at the University of Miami, according to an ESPN.com report…
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  • Pastornicky to undergo ACL surgery, out for season

    Pastornicky to undergo ACL surgery, out for season

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Tyler Pastornicky's opportunity to fill in as Atlanta's starting second baseman proved to be short-lived. Early Friday afternoon, the Braves announced that Pastornicky will undergo season-ending left knee surgery to repair the damage he sustained during…
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  • Pirates sign reliever Farnsworth to Minors deal

    Pirates sign reliever Farnsworth to Minors deal

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Making another move clearly in hopes of adding additional veteran presence for a September drive into the postseason, the Pirates on Friday signed right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth.
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  • Brewers' Gomez day to day with knee sprain

    Brewers' Gomez day to day with knee sprain

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is day to day after he sprained his right knee making a leaping catch at the wall.
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  • Charlie Manuel Takes His Shorti Hoagie And Walks Off Into The S…

    Charlie Manuel Takes His Shorti Hoagie And Walks Off Into The Sunset

    deadspin.com Aug 16, 2013
    The AP's Chris Szagola snapped a couple of photos of Charlie Manuel leaving Citizens Bank Park for the final time after being fired today as the Phillies' manager. That plastic Wawa bag just makes these images that much sadder. Damn. Cholly looks a lot …
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  • Ex-player Curtis guilty in sex assault case

    Ex-player Curtis guilty in sex assault case

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Chad Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury in West Michigan found him guilty Friday on charges that he inappropriately touched three teenage girls.
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  • O's pitching coach Adair on leave of absence

    O's pitching coach Adair on leave of absence

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons, with no timetable for his return.
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  • Son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy charged with murdering gi…

    Son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy charged with murdering girlfriend

    Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has nothing to do with the murder charges brought against his son Jared Remy in Massachusetts, and yet secondary consequences of the alleged crime already are affecting his job. The elder Remy, a popular former play…
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  • Chad Curtis Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Three Teen Girls

    Chad Curtis Convicted Of Sexually Abusing Three Teen Girls

    deadspin.com Aug 16, 2013
    A jury in Barry County, Mich., needed only a few hours of deliberations to find former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis guilty of six counts of criminal sexual conduct against three teenage girls.Read more...
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  • Duffy outduels Verlander as Royals hold on

    Duffy outduels Verlander as Royals hold on

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Danny Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a combined two-hitter Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
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  • SI Now: Did A-Rod's inner circle leak names of other players?

    SI Now: Did A-Rod's inner circle leak names of other players?

    CNNSI.com Aug 16, 2013
    Tom Verducci discusses the latest on Alex Rodriguez, whose camp reportedly leaked doping evidence on Ryan Braun.
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  • José Iglesias Took A 95 MPH Fastball To The Dick

    José Iglesias Took A 95 MPH Fastball To The Dick

    deadspin.com Aug 16, 2013
    Will MLB players ever learn to wear cups?Read more...
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  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are now the favorites to win the World …

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are now the favorites to win the World Series, oddsmaker says

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    All of baseball has taken notice of the Los Angeles Dodgers' remarkable turnaround. So have gambling experts. Online sportsbook Bovada — which sends out updates every few weeks about baseball odds — has made the Dodgers its World Series favorite, markin…
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  • Paulino looks to ramp up next rehab start

    Paulino looks to ramp up next rehab start

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino plans to make his next rehab start for Triple-A Omaha on Sunday at Memphis.
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  • Royals set to put Maxwell on bereavement leave

    Royals set to put Maxwell on bereavement leave

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Justin Maxwell was scheduled to go on bereavement leave from the Royals after Friday's first game of the day-night doubleheader against the Tigers. Left-hander Will Smith has been recalled from Omaha and will be eligible for the Friday night half of the…
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  • Blue Jays reinstate Happ; Kawasaki to paternity list

    Blue Jays reinstate Happ; Kawasaki to paternity list

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Blue Jays on Friday reinstated left-hander J.A. Happ from the bereavement list and placed shortstop Munenori Kawasaki on the paternity list in a corresponding roster move.
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  • MLB Notebook: Carpenter sparks Cardinals' offense

    MLB Notebook: Carpenter sparks Cardinals' offense

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Matt Carpenter came up just a homer shy of hitting for the cycle Thursday, and his production out of the leadoff spot this season ranks among the best in Cardinals history.
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  • Two aces needed for a winning October hand

    Two aces needed for a winning October hand

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    With an expanded postseason and fewer days off during short series, teams can no longer ride one ace horse in the postseason. Now, one-two punches are more important than ever.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: August 16

    Today's MLB starting lineups: August 16

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Chicago newspaper sparked the 'Great Migration'

    Chicago newspaper sparked the 'Great Migration'

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Thanks largely to editorials in the Chicago Defender, many African-Americans moved to the South Side in search of a better life.
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  • Contenders gear up for start of the stretch run

    Contenders gear up for start of the stretch run

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Down the stretch they come! At baseball's quarter pole, the excitement of the pennant races is only beginning. Be prepared for a photo finish or two, and untold moments of heartbreak and joy.
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  • Ichiro's pursuit of 4,000 hits forged by dedication

    Ichiro's pursuit of 4,000 hits forged by dedication

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Even Ichiro Suzuki is not quite sure how to properly evaluate the milestone that he is quickly approaching, ticking off the necessary hits to reach 4,000 for his professional career. Yet he and his peers recognize that it will be a historic, significant…
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  • Red Sox on Ben Affleck’s birthday are 0-14 since ‘Good Will Hun…

    Red Sox on Ben Affleck’s birthday are 0-14 since ‘Good Will Hunting’ premiered

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    How about these apples: The Boston Red Sox have not won on superfan Ben Affleck's birthday in the 14 years since his Oscar-winning film, "Good Will Hunting," appeared in movie theaters for the first time. They're 0 for 14 on Aug. 15, with two …
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  • Head’s up — minor league pitcher’s quick reflexes prevent poten…

    Head’s up — minor league pitcher’s quick reflexes prevent potentially gruesome injury

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    It's the moment pitchers fear. They've released the ball, followed through and, for a few seconds, are defenseless. What if a line drive comes screaming back at them? Best case, it smacks them in the leg. Worst case, their head. We've already seen a few…
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  • The Juice: Pinch hitters to the rescue! Giants and Twins get ga…

    The Juice: Pinch hitters to the rescue! Giants and Twins get game-winning hits off the bench

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. It's not always the guy you expect to get the big hit when his teams needs it. S…
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  • Wheeler fans 12 Padres as Mets end skid

    Wheeler fans 12 Padres as Mets end skid

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Zack Wheeler settled for a no-decision despite striking out 12 Padres in a dominant six innings, but Marlon Byrd's two-run double in the eighth allowed the Mets to take advantage and end their three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win in San Diego.
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  • MLB will go to instant replay including manager challenges, but…

    MLB will go to instant replay including manager challenges, but is that really the best system?

    nydailynews.com Aug 16, 2013
    Finally, baseball is taking a necessary and overdue step by implementing a replay system that should eliminate missed calls by umpires that are as embarrassing to the sport as they can be crucial toward determining wins and losses. So it’s about time, b…
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  • Yankees have to sweep Red Sox to mount serious playoff push

    Yankees have to sweep Red Sox to mount serious playoff push

    nydailynews.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Yanks started their reverse stopper on Thursday, and Phil Hughes did what he has been doing now for three months. He lost. Hughes lost for the eighth time in nine decisions, and the 10th time in 12 decisions, halting the Yanks’ four-game winning str…
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  • Twins walk off on Herrmann's pinch-hit single

    Twins walk off on Herrmann's pinch-hit single

    MLB.com Aug 16, 2013
    Mike Pelfrey recovered from a slow start to deliver a quality outing and after tying the game in the eighth, Chris Herrmann's one-out pinch-hit single in the ninth made the Twins 4-3 walk-off winners Thursday against the White Sox.
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  • MLB Weekend Top 10: Motor City Bias

    MLB Weekend Top 10: Motor City Bias

    grantland.com Aug 16, 2013
    More good news for Detroit — it's in three separate entries this week! Let the good times roll! 10. Hey, Everyone, the Orioles Still Exist (C...
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  • Video - Dodgers Win Ninth Straight 00:25

    Dodgers Win Ninth Straight

    Aug 16
    Ryne Sandberg's debut with the Phillies spoiled by a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.
  • Video - Arrieta, Cubs Blank Cardinals 00:32

    Arrieta, Cubs Blank Cardinals

    Aug 16
    The Cubs snapped their four-game slide behind seven scoreless innings and seven strikeouts from Jake Arrieta.
  • Video - Royals Sweep Doubleheader With Tigers 00:24

    Royals Sweep Doubleheader With Tigers

    Aug 16
    James Shields lead the Royals to a shutout win against the Tigers.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Baseball Treasures 06:12

    Mint Condition: Baseball Treasures

    Aug 16
    In part 2 of Mint Condition's appraisal segment from the National Sports Collector's Convention, Chris Ivy joins Michele Steele to evaluate a baseball autographed by Ty Cobb and a Pete Rose game-used jersey.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Miami Dolphins try to translate on-paper expectations to real-l…

    Aug 16
    DAVIE, Fla. -- The hype and hope of the offseason spending spree was fun while it lasted, but the Miami Dolphins are slogging through a much tougher stage of 2013 at the moment. They're at that point where they're trying to take what looked so good on p…
  • Running in Tandem

    Aug 16
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
  • Other Than the Ring, Nothing's Changed

    Aug 16
    PETER KING: What was the most fun thing you did in your Super Bowl offseason? JOE FLACCO: “The offseason was pretty normal, after the first the week-and-a-half or so. Me and my wife planned on going somewhere. Me, Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap—we went out …
  • Lessons Learned on the Road

    Aug 16
    Thoughts on seeing 20 teams in training camps, seeing two preseason games, seeing America from a 33-foot RV … and tasting that black raspberry milk shake in upstate New York. 1. I think, after flying 6,471 miles and driving 5,498 more (well, Andy DeGory…