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O's churn out 7-run 3rd to roll past Rockies

O's churn out 7-run 3rd to roll past Rockies

ESPN.com Updated Aug 17, 2013
Brian Roberts and Manny Machado both hit two-run doubles during a seven-run third inning fueled by Colorado miscues, and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Rockies 8-4 Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.
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  • Doc follows rehab start with good bullpen session

    Doc follows rehab start with good bullpen session

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Roy Halladay threw a bullpen session on Saturday to follow up Thursday's rehab start with the GCL Phillies, and pitching coach Rich Dubee deemed both outings "fine."
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  • Cabrera's walk-off HR lifts Tigers by Royals

    Cabrera's walk-off HR lifts Tigers by Royals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    A hobbled Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night, hours after Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended for at least the rest of this season for test…
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  • Kershaw dominates Phils; Dodgers stay hot

    Kershaw dominates Phils; Dodgers stay hot

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight dominant innings and the seemingly unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers won their 10th straight Saturday night, beating Philadelphia 5-0 to keep the Phillies scoreless in two games under new manager Ryne Sandberg.
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  • Pedroia sore after fouling ball off left foot

    Pedroia sore after fouling ball off left foot

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    The Red Sox seem to have survived a foul ball scare as Dustin Pedroia's left foot is sore but checked out OK in preliminary tests.
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  • Jays' Happ wins 1st game since skull fracture

    Jays' Happ wins 1st game since skull fracture

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    J.A. Happ won in his first game at Tropicana Field since a scary injury three months ago and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday.
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  • Lawyer: MLB lacks proof for A-Rod's penalty

    Lawyer: MLB lacks proof for A-Rod's penalty

    The lawyer for Alex Rodriguez alleged that MLB will not have enough proof to uphold Rodriguez's 211-game performance enhancing drug violation in part because its star witness will not be around to testify.
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  • Cain, two-out hits lift Giants in Miami

    Cain, two-out hits lift Giants in Miami

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Another stellar outing from a resurgent Matt Cain and one split-second decision made by Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison changed the Giants' fortunes in a 6-4 win on Saturday night in front of 24,653 at Marlins Park.
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  • Gallardo sharp as Brewers shut down Reds

    Gallardo sharp as Brewers shut down Reds

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits in 6 1/3 innings and Logan Schafer had a two-run double to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
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  • Pitching, homers again push White Sox past Twins

    Pitching, homers again push White Sox past Twins

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Left-hander Chris Sale hit a rough patch during a three-run third inning, but the White Sox ace settled in and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run, game-changing homer in the fourth on the way to an 8-5 victory over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field…
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  • Young exits after second with sore left ankle

    Young exits after second with sore left ankle

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Phillies third baseman Michael Young left Saturday's game against the Dodgers after the second inning because of a sore left ankle.
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  • Athletics' Colon going to the DL with groin injury

    Athletics' Colon going to the DL with groin injury

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.
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  • Red Sox shut down Yanks, stay in first place

    Red Sox shut down Yanks, stay in first place

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz homered and John Lackey held down New York's resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.
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  • Two-out attack propels D-backs past Pirates

    Two-out attack propels D-backs past Pirates

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    The D-backs banged out seven consecutive hits en route to a six-run inning and a 15-5 win over the Pirates on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out crowd at PNC Park.
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  • Mets call up C Travis d'Arnaud for MLB debut

    Mets call up C Travis d'Arnaud for MLB debut

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.
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  • Castro pulled by Sveum as Cubs fall to Cards

    Castro pulled by Sveum as Cubs fall to Cards

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday.
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  • Lackey limits Yankees as bats best Kuroda

    Lackey limits Yankees as bats best Kuroda

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    There remains just one team in the Majors that hasn't endured a four-game losing streak this season -- the Boston Red Sox. John Lackey made sure of that on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park when he put together his best performance in a few weeks, snapp…
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  • Kelly, Cardinals blank Cubs at Wrigley

    Kelly, Cardinals blank Cubs at Wrigley

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    With six scoreless innings, Joe Kelly helped the Cardinals to a 4-0, series-evening win over the Cubs on Saturday. A two-run homer by catcher Yadier Molina and heads-up baserunning by Jon Jay punctuated the victory in front of 41,981 fans at Wrigley Fie…
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  • Rockies' closer Betancourt activated from the DL

    Rockies' closer Betancourt activated from the DL

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    The Colorado Rockies have activated right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Reyes likely out a few days with sore knee

    Reyes likely out a few days with sore knee

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to be sidelined for a few days because of soreness in his right knee.
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  • Korean taekwondoist performs incredible flip before throwing ou…

    Korean taekwondoist performs incredible flip before throwing out first pitch

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    Maybe we're doing it wrong here in America, because our ceremonial first pitches just don't have the same flair as those in Korea. The latest evidence of this came before Saturday's Korean Baseball Organization game featuring the Doosan Bears. On this o…
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  • Rays place Scott on DL due to back spasms

    Rays place Scott on DL due to back spasms

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Rays have put designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back spasms.
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  • Nats' Harper scratched with bruised triceps

    Nats' Harper scratched with bruised triceps

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' lineup against the Braves due to a bruised triceps.
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  • Rangers' Ogando has injection, to miss start

    Rangers' Ogando has injection, to miss start

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando had an injection on Saturday morning and will not make his scheduled start on Monday against Houston.
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  • Jerry Remy heartbroken over Martel's death

    Jerry Remy heartbroken over Martel's death

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Aug 17, 2013
    Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy says he cannot describe his disgust and remorse after his son pleaded not guilty to stabbing his girlfriend to death.
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  • Charlie Manuel leaves Citizens Bank Park — Wawa bag in hand

    Charlie Manuel leaves Citizens Bank Park — Wawa bag in hand

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    In what might be the most depressing photos we’ll see all season, former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was spotted leaving Ciitzens Bank Park with a plastic bag from Wawa — presumably containing a lunch or dinner he was unable to enjoy — …
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  • Nationals put Jordan on DL with back strain

    Nationals put Jordan on DL with back strain

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Taylor Jordan on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower back strain.
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  • Fox Sports Really Wants Bill Simmons To Watch The Red Sox Today

    Fox Sports Really Wants Bill Simmons To Watch The Red Sox Today

    deadspin.com Aug 17, 2013
    The low-key Bill Simmons-Fox Sports Twitter spat has been one of the more amusingly dumb things in sports media in this long summer. Today, we learned that there's only one Simmons — but there are tons of Fox Sports accounts that can correct him.Read mo…
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  • Australian baseball player picks up 7-10 bowling split with bas…

    Australian baseball player picks up 7-10 bowling split with baseballs

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    I feel very confident that what you see in the video isn't one-hundred percent authentic. It almost couldn't be due to the incredibly difficult nature of the tricks involved. But the visual is incredible and the execution is still worth checking out and…
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  • D-backs activate Cahill for Saturday start

    D-backs activate Cahill for Saturday start

    ESPN.com Aug 17, 2013
    Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is scheduled to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • Former MVP Tejada hit with 105-game ban

    Former MVP Tejada hit with 105-game ban

    Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program.
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  • Home plate umpire drills Astros’ pitcher Brad Peacock with ill-…

    Home plate umpire drills Astros’ pitcher Brad Peacock with ill-timed throw

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. If baseball's unwritten rules were actually written down somewhere, I'm sure the first one on the list would be to always keep your eye on the ball. It's a good rule, too, though maybe a little difficult to obey be…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: August 17

    Today's MLB starting lineups: August 17

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Cardinals recall Lyons, option Freeman to Minors

    Cardinals recall Lyons, option Freeman to Minors

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    The Cardinals on Saturday recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and optioned fellow lefty Sam Freeman to Memphis.
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  • Terrible Person Grabs Foul Ball Away From Young Boy At Fenway

    Terrible Person Grabs Foul Ball Away From Young Boy At Fenway

    deadspin.com Aug 17, 2013
    While much of the focus on last night's Yankees-Red Sox game landed on the Fenway faithful's treatment of A-Rod, the true villain in attendance was this gent who celebrated the achievement of grabbing a foul ball away from a little kid.Read more...
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  • Alfonso Soriano ties MLB record with 18 RBIs in four games

    Alfonso Soriano ties MLB record with 18 RBIs in four games

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    When the New York Yankees reacquired Alfonso Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs back on July 26, they did so hoping the 37-year-old veteran would give them the presence they had been sorely lacking from the right side of the plate. For a little pe…
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  • Former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis convicted of sexually assault…

    Former MLB outfielder Chad Curtis convicted of sexually assaulting three teen girls in Michigan

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Chad Curtis, 44, was found guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting three teenage girls while serving as a substitute teacher and weight-room coach at their Lakewood, Mich high school. According to Michigan Live, a Barry Co…
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  • The Juice: Justin Upton’s walk-off home run pushes Braves lead …

    The Juice: Justin Upton’s walk-off home run pushes Braves lead to 15 1/2 games in NL East

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 17, 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. The race in the National League East is all but decided at this point, but the A…
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  • If Alex Rodriguez did rat out Francisco Cervelli, he will lose …

    If Alex Rodriguez did rat out Francisco Cervelli, he will lose respect of everyone

    nydailynews.com Aug 17, 2013
    A couple of minutes after 5 p.m., Alex Rodriguez bounded up the steps from the clubhouse, saw the media swarm waiting for him and laughed a bit nervously. “Is that for me?” he asked, and then called out to Yankees’ PR director Jason Zillo, standing near…
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  • Lucroy solves Chapman, lifting Crew to walk-off win

    Lucroy solves Chapman, lifting Crew to walk-off win

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy had struck out in all five of his at-bats against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before connecting for a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth for a 7-6 win Friday night at Miller Park.
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  • Seager's clutch HR backs Iwakuma's strong start

    Seager's clutch HR backs Iwakuma's strong start

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Kyle Seager ripped a two-run home run off reliever Neal Cotts in the eighth inning and Justin Smoak added a solo shot in the ninth as the Mariners pulled out a 3-1 victory over the red-hot Rangers on Friday.
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  • Sogard protects A's Wild Card lead with clutch double

    Sogard protects A's Wild Card lead with clutch double

    MLB.com Aug 17, 2013
    Eric Sogard's two-out RBI double in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie against the Indians and paved the way for the A's 3-2 win at O.co Coliseum on Friday. Yoenis Cespdes hit his 20th homer in the first inning.
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  • Report: Ryan Braun ready to admit PED use and apologize for his…

    Report: Ryan Braun ready to admit PED use and apologize for his actions

    yahoo.com Aug 17, 2013
    With Alex Rodriguez dominating the headlines following his return to the field and the announcement that he would be allowed to continue playing until the appeals process began for his 211-game suspension is head, the name of Ryan Braun has quietly of f…
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  • Video - Kershaw, Dodgers Dominate Phillies 00:31

    Kershaw, Dodgers Dominate Phillies

    Aug 17
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight shutout innings to help the Dodgers beat the Phillies 5-0 and earn their 10th straight win.
  • Video - Diamondbacks Crush Pirates 00:32

    Diamondbacks Crush Pirates

    Aug 17
    Paul Goldschmidt hit his 30th home run in the Diamondbacks' 15-5 win against the Pirates.
  • Video - Cardinals Blank Cubs 00:31

    Cardinals Blank Cubs

    Aug 17
    Joe Kelly pitched six shutout innings and Yadier Molina homered to help the Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-0.
  • Video - Report: Braun To Admit Using PEDs 01:52

    Report: Braun To Admit Using PEDs

    Aug 17
    T.J. Quinn reacts to the news that Ryan Braun is planning to publicly apologize and admit using performance-enhancing drugs during the 2011 season.