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Schierholtz homers twice as Cubs drub Nats

Schierholtz homers twice as Cubs drub Nats

ESPN.com Updated Aug 19, 2013
Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
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  • Price, Rays grind to win over O's in AL duel

    Price, Rays grind to win over O's in AL duel

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce homered, David Price grinded through five challenging innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Monday night in a duel between AL contenders.
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  • Rangers ride 11-run third to rout of Astros

    Rangers ride 11-run third to rout of Astros

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus each scored three runs for Texas, including twice each in an 11-run inning that was the biggest in the majors this season, and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 16-5 on Monday night.
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  • Phillies use long ball to slide past Rockies

    Phillies use long ball to slide past Rockies

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Aug 19, 2013
    John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz each homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night.
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  • Marlins hand Dodgers second straight loss

    Marlins hand Dodgers second straight loss

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Jose Fernandez bested Yasiel Puig and beat the Dodgers.
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  • Ludwick helps Reds continue August surge

    Ludwick helps Reds continue August surge

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Ryan Ludwick drove in his first run of the season with a double, and the Cincinnati Reds kept up their August surge, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Monday night for their seventh win in nine games.
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  • Offense stays on roll as Reds down D-backs

    Offense stays on roll as Reds down D-backs

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    A 5-3 victory over the D-backs on Monday night made it wins in seven of the last nine games for the Reds, and the fifth time over the past seven games they have scored five or more runs.
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  • Trout out of Angels' lineup to to rest hamstring

    Trout out of Angels' lineup to to rest hamstring

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Mike Trout isn't in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup for their series opener against Cleveland, resting his right hamstring.
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  • Pillar knows first hit may be the toughest

    Pillar knows first hit may be the toughest

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Blue Jays rookie outfielder Kevin Pillar is not panicking about starting his Major League career 0-for-13. Pillar has been through this before in the Minors, but once he gets that first hit, he expects a wave of hits to begin.
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  • Pujols to miss remainder of 2013 season

    Pujols to miss remainder of 2013 season

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Angels slugger Albert Pujols will not return to game action this season. Pujols will continue to rehab the partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
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  • Nats acquire DeJesus from Cubs, place him on waivers

    Nats acquire DeJesus from Cubs, place him on waivers

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    The Nationals acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs in a waiver trade Monday in exchange for a player to be named. DeJesus hit .250 (71-for-284) with 19 doubles, six home runs, and 27 RBIs for the Cubs in 84 games.
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  • Montero catching for first time in rehab stint

    Montero catching for first time in rehab stint

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Injured D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was scheduled to catch for the first time in an Arizona League game Monday night. Montero has been on the disabled list since July 29 with a lower back strain.
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  • Hoyer: Castro among most talented 'when he's right'

    Hoyer: Castro among most talented 'when he's right'

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Though shortstop Starlin Castro has often received the brunt of the negative attention when it comes to the Cubs' miscues, his manager and general manager both cautioned Tuesday against placing too much emphasis on one single player for the team's strug…
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  • Berkman isn't anticipating return until Sept. 1

    Berkman isn't anticipating return until Sept. 1

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Designated hitter Lance Berkman, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 7, said he doesn't expect to be activated until Sept. 1 when the roster is expanded, even though he's ready to be activated now.
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  • Ex-Giants closer Wilson activated by Dodgers

    Ex-Giants closer Wilson activated by Dodgers

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Reliever Brian Wilson has been activated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.
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  • Source: A-Rod plans suit against Yanks' doctor

    Source: A-Rod plans suit against Yanks' doctor

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez's legal team is preparing to file a medical malpractice suit against the Yankees' team doctor, a source in A-Rod's camp told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • A-Rod's lawyer won't release evidence

    A-Rod's lawyer won't release evidence

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball's challenge to make public the evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star.
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  • Lawsuit details Braun's plan to fight failed test

    Lawsuit details Braun's plan to fight failed test

    CNNSI.com Aug 19, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former college classmate sued Ryan Braun, saying the Brewers slugger sought his help in fighting a failed drug test, balked on paying him and then disparaged him when asked why their friendship soured.
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  • The Greatest Yankees Meltdown Ever Captured On Tape

    The Greatest Yankees Meltdown Ever Captured On Tape

    deadspin.com Aug 19, 2013
    Here's a cool old relic from the last great era of Yankees dysfunction. It's a clip of Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage losing his shit in front of the New York media in 1982—the beginning of a miserable, drawn-out decade for the organization, when a…
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  • Heroic Yasiel Puig To Assembled Media: "Fuck The Media"

    Heroic Yasiel Puig To Assembled Media: "Fuck The Media"

    deadspin.com Aug 19, 2013
    Before today's game at Marlins Park, the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig cut right to the chase regarding his thoughts on the people who write about him.Read more...
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  • Phillies' Triple-A affiliate offers free funeral

    Phillies' Triple-A affiliate offers free funeral

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    From the minor-league baseball club that gave you the world's first urinal gaming system comes a promotion that's more 6 feet under than it is over the top: One "lucky" fan will win a free funeral package.
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  • Sources: Tejada also linked to Biogenesis

    Sources: Tejada also linked to Biogenesis

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada, suspended for 105 games last week because of positive tests for amphetamine use this season, was also implicated in the Biogenesis investigation, sources familiar with the case confirmed to ESPN.
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  • Mets’ Juan Lagares makes great catch slamming into Target Field…

    Mets’ Juan Lagares makes great catch slamming into Target Field outfield fence

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. A perception exists that only bad stuff happens to the New York Mets. Well, it's not true, as outfielder Juan Lagares is here to show you. He made an impressive catch running into the fence at Target Field on Monda…
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  • Red Sox promote 20-year-old Xander Bogaerts to major league squ…

    Red Sox promote 20-year-old Xander Bogaerts to major league squad

    yahoo.com MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Honk if you're excited about Xander Bogaerts coming to play ball in the major leagues. Bogaerts, a 20-year-old infielder and the top prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, will join the club in San Francisco, several outlets reported Monday. He's …
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  • Flaws that could derail NL playoff contenders

    Flaws that could derail NL playoff contenders

    CNNSI.com Aug 19, 2013
    Six NL teams are battling for a playoff spot but each has to make a big jump in certain areas before they can win a championship.
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  • Minor league manager Doug Mientkiewicz brawls with opposing ski…

    Minor league manager Doug Mientkiewicz brawls with opposing skipper

    yahoo.com Aug 19, 2013
    No matter his good intentions in sticking up for his own guys, minor league manager and former major leaguer Doug Mientkiewicz forgot that he's not a player anymore and probably shouldn't be fighting. Mientkiewicz, heretofore known as a hard-nosed "…
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  • Three up, three down: Greinke key to Dodgers' run

    Three up, three down: Greinke key to Dodgers' run

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    When Zack Greinke took the mound for the Dodgers on June 22, the Los Angeles was at the bottom of the National League West with a 30-42 record and Greinke was 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA in nine starts. That night, however, a transformation began for Greinke an…
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  • Jeter faces minor leaguer in simulated game

    Jeter faces minor leaguer in simulated game

    ESPN.com Aug 19, 2013
    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has hit in his first simulated game since going on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained right calf.
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  • Premature Korean bat flip can happen to anybody

    Premature Korean bat flip can happen to anybody

    yahoo.com Aug 19, 2013
    Nothing beats that feeling when a batter just knows he has hit a home run, and is so confident the ball will fly away that he joyously flips his bat while still standing in the box. Only, what happens when an outfielder for the other team makes a leapin…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: August 19

    Today's MLB starting lineups: August 19

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Should A-Rod expect more brushbacks?

    Should A-Rod expect more brushbacks?

    CNNSI.com Aug 19, 2013
    Sports Illustrated's Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella discuss the latest from Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees star was the subject of a benches-clearing quarrel.
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  • Roundtable keys Civil Rights Game weekend

    Roundtable keys Civil Rights Game weekend

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Major League Baseball will kick off its Civil Rights Game weekend in Chicago this week with a Baseball & Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion, featuring White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams and a number of other notable figures.
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  • MLB Notebook: Miggy rewriting record book

    MLB Notebook: Miggy rewriting record book

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    In 2013, Miguel Cabrera is turning baseball history around, making a very real run at leading the league in batting, homers and RBIs a year after establishing himself as a Triple Crown winner.
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  • The Week Ahead: Dodgers, Tigers look to stay hot

    The Week Ahead: Dodgers, Tigers look to stay hot

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    They're hot, but are they too hot to handle? In the National League, lately it's been all about the Dodgers, who seem to be winning in more incredible fashion every time they step on a baseball field. In the American League, it's been all about Miguel C…
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  • Sources: A-Rod reps open grievance claim

    Sources: A-Rod reps open grievance claim

    Alex Rodriguez's lawyers contacted the Players Association earlier this month to formally begin the grievance process into claims that the New York Yankees have mishandled his medical treatment since last October's playoffs, sources said.
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  • Red Sox Fans Think A-Rod Is A "Looser"

    Red Sox Fans Think A-Rod Is A "Looser"

    deadspin.com Aug 19, 2013
    Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to more...
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  • Reports: Ryan Braun Claimed Urine Collecter Was Anti-Semitic Cu…

    Reports: Ryan Braun Claimed Urine Collecter Was Anti-Semitic Cubs Fan

    deadspin.com Aug 19, 2013
    Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez. For this brief moment in time, somehow you are not the most unlikable PED user in baseball! It took a heroic effort from Ryan Braun, but holy crap is this a bad look.Read more...
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  • Ten amazing details about Yankees-Red Sox on Sunday night

    Ten amazing details about Yankees-Red Sox on Sunday night

    yahoo.com Aug 19, 2013
    1. The Yankees actually defended A-RodThought to be a certain pariah after "60 Minutes" reported that someone from his own camp gave up the name of Ryan Braun, teammate Francisco Cervelli and others in the Biogenesis investigation, the New Yor…
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  • A-Rod confirms he is filing grievance against Yankees

    A-Rod confirms he is filing grievance against Yankees

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez confirmed early on Monday that his representatives are in the process of filing a grievance against the Yankees for mishandling his medical treatment dating back to last year's postseason.
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  • Nunez's hamstring tight, to be checked out in NY

    Nunez's hamstring tight, to be checked out in NY

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez was forced to leave Sunday's 9-6 victory over the Red Sox with a tight right hamstring and is expected to be re-evaluated in New York on Monday.
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  • A-Rod takes center stage as Yanks top Sox

    A-Rod takes center stage as Yanks top Sox

    MLB.com Aug 19, 2013
    On a night that began with Alex Rodriguez's left elbow absorbing a blow from a 92-mph fastball from Ryan Dempster, Rodriguez exacted his revenge by crushing a deep home run to center field that sparked a four-run sixth inning, leading the Yankees to a 9…
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  • Video - Rodriguez Paid For Bosch Lawyer 05:06

    Rodriguez Paid For Bosch Lawyer

    Aug 19
    Joseph Tacopina, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, discusses the allegation that Rodriguez paid for Tony Bosch's attorney. Tacopina also addresses MLB's investigation into Rodriguez and whether A-Rod would accept a reduced suspension.
  • Video - Braun Called Players For Support 01:04

    Braun Called Players For Support

    Aug 19
    Buster Olney discusses the report that Brewers OF Ryan Braun called players for support during his 2012 appeal.
  • Video - Attorney: Yanks Withheld MRI Result 06:26

    Attorney: Yanks Withheld MRI Result

    Aug 19
    Joseph Tacopina, Alex Rodriguez's lawyer, alleges the Yankees did not tell Rodriguez he had a torn labrum in his left hip during last October's playoffs.
  • Video - DeJesus Surprised By Trade 02:24

    DeJesus Surprised By Trade

    Aug 19
    David DeJesus discusses his experience being traded from the Cubs to the Nationals.

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