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Don’t hold your breath waiting for Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeir…

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter to come to Yankees rescue

nydailynews.com Updated Jun 22, 2013
For nearly three months now, the Yankees have been muddling along with a runs-challenged lineup full of retreads, justifiably proud of the fact they have been able to hold their own in the wide open and wildly mediocre American League East until, as the…
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  • Argument against DH doesn't hold up

    Argument against DH doesn't hold up

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    The designated hitter remains a point of contention in Interleague Play. In general, the American League likes it. The National League folks, not so much. Maybe everybody should take a deep breath.
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  • Greinke strikes out 8 as Dodgers top Padres

    Greinke strikes out 8 as Dodgers top Padres

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Zack Greinke allowed one run over eight sharp innings, Adrian Gonzalez ended a wild Edinson Volquez's no-hit bid with a homer in the sixth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 Saturday night.
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  • Scherzer wins MLB-best 11th as Tigers roll

    Scherzer wins MLB-best 11th as Tigers roll

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Max Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
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  • Kubel, D-backs rally past Chapman in 9th

    Kubel, D-backs rally past Chapman in 9th

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Jason Kubel hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
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  • Mets' Duda on DL with left intercostal strain

    Mets' Duda on DL with left intercostal strain

    The New York Mets have sent Lucas Duda to New York for an MRI of his left side after the first baseman/left fielder complained of discomfort following Friday's win.
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  • Phillies win on Frandsen's walk-off homer

    Phillies win on Frandsen's walk-off homer

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Kevin Frandsen hit a monster, walk-off homer in the ninth as the Phillies beat the Mets, 8-7, on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
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  • The Toronto Blue Jays Are Out Of The AL East Basement, Barely

    The Toronto Blue Jays Are Out Of The AL East Basement, Barely

    The Blue Jays were so far south of their preseason projections that even after a 10-game winning streak they're still the most disappointing team in baseball this season. But! After a wild 11-day charge, they've gone from 12 games back in the AL East to…
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  • Astros squeeze comeback win away from Cubs

    Astros squeeze comeback win away from Cubs

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    After falling behind 3-0 early, the Astros rallied behind J.D. Martinez's tying three-run homer in the sixth and Ronny Cedeno's safety squeeze bunt in the ninth, winning 4-3 Saturday at Wrigley Field.
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  • Yankees and Mets struggle to score, whiffing on hitting prospec…

    Yankees and Mets struggle to score, whiffing on hitting prospects

    nydailynews.com Jun 22, 2013
    Summer in the city has arrived and the worst fears of last winter-into-early spring for the Yankees and Mets have been realized: Woefully inadequate offenses that have made for increasingly unwatchable games. (See: the declining TV ratings and attendanc…
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  • Kelly replaces rookie Lyons in Cardinals' rotation

    Kelly replaces rookie Lyons in Cardinals' rotation

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    ST. LOUIS (AP) A day after working five scoreless innings in relief, Joe Kelly got promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. They're still figuring out when they'll need their new fifth starter.
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  • Buchholz to miss next start, status still unclear

    Buchholz to miss next start, status still unclear

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    DETROIT (AP) Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is not expected to start Tuesday, and there's no timetable for when the unbeaten right-hander might be ready to return from a strained neck.
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  • Giants win in 11th after Zito's clutch start

    Giants win in 11th after Zito's clutch start

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Pitching with a heavy heart after his father died Wednesday, Barry Zito tossed seven innngs and allowed just one run to the Marlins, giving the Giants the opportunity to win. It took until the 11th inning Saturday, but the Giants ultimately won, 2-1, on…
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  • Papelbon blows save but walk-off HR lifts Phils

    Papelbon blows save but walk-off HR lifts Phils

    ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    Phillies pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the ninth, lifting Philadelphia to an 8-7 victory over New York on Saturday that wiped out the Mets' comeback from a six-run deficit.
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  • K-Rod closes out Brewers' win for 300th save

    K-Rod closes out Brewers' win for 300th save

    ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th save Saturday, finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers' second straight 2-0 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves.
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  • Mets tie it after trailing big, but lose to Phils in 9th

    Mets tie it after trailing big, but lose to Phils in 9th

    CNNSI.com Jun 22, 2013
    Mets tie it after trailing big, but lose to Phils in 9th
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  • AL All-Star outfield, catcher races heating up

    AL All-Star outfield, catcher races heating up

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    With Adam Jones and Mike Trout neck-and-neck at the top of the American League outfield race in the most recent voting tally, the Orioles' Nick Markakis has a tenuous hold on the coveted No. 3 spot, in a tight race with the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista and …
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  • Hand it to Brewers: Huge start leads way over Braves

    Hand it to Brewers: Huge start leads way over Braves

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Donovan Hand tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his first Major League start and the bullpen guaranteed back-to-back shutouts in the Brewers' 2-0 victory over the Braves on Saturday.
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  • Wells comes off bench to deliver big hit, win for Yanks

    Wells comes off bench to deliver big hit, win for Yanks

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    With the Yankees trailing by one run with two outs in the seventh, Vernon Wells delivered a pinch-hit three-run double to the right-center-field wall, giving the Yankees their lead back en route to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday.
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  • Padres place Richard on DL with shoulder strain

    Padres place Richard on DL with shoulder strain

    ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    The San Diego Padres placed starting pitcher Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
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  • Bautista's homer pushes Blue Jays' win streak to 10

    Bautista's homer pushes Blue Jays' win streak to 10

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Jose Bautista's two-run homer in the eighth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and pushed the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Saturday at Rogers Centre. The win was Toronto's 10th straight.
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  • De Aza's sac fly lets White Sox edge Royals

    De Aza's sac fly lets White Sox edge Royals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Alejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
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  • Myers rips first big league homer in grand fashion

    Myers rips first big league homer in grand fashion

    MLB.com deadspin.com Jun 22, 2013
    Opposing teams might want to reconsider pitching around Evan Longoria when Wil Myers is standing in the on-deck circle. In the sixth inning Saturday, Myers belted a grand slam off CC Sabathia for his first career homer after an intentional walk to Longo…
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  • Pettibone exits in seventh with back tightness

    Pettibone exits in seventh with back tightness

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone left Saturday's game against the Mets with lower back tightness
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  • Redmond earns first managerial ejection

    Redmond earns first managerial ejection

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    In the fifth inning of the Marlins' 74th game of the season, Mike Redmond was ejected for the first time as a big league manager. The 42-year-old former catcher was tossed by first-base umpire Mark Wegner after a disputed fan interference call Saturday …
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  • Mike Trout adds to impressive highlight reel with sensational d…

    Mike Trout adds to impressive highlight reel with sensational diving catch (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    Regardless of which outfield position Mike Trout is playing, his electric speed, athleticism and sheer determination to keep every baseball from hitting the ground is going to create some magical defensive plays. We saw yet another one of those during t…
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  • Lefty reliever Takahashi acquired from Cubs

    Lefty reliever Takahashi acquired from Cubs

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    The Rockies added to their bullpen depth by acquiring left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced Saturday.
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  • Charlie Manuel’s frustration with Phillies offense boils over i…

    Charlie Manuel’s frustration with Phillies offense boils over in postgame press conference (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Few managers do surly and agitated better than Philadelphia Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel. And let's be honest, no sports media is better at pushing buttons than those in the City of Brotherly Love. It makes for …
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  • Giants' Pagan to see specialist for hamstring

    Giants' Pagan to see specialist for hamstring

    ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will seek a second opinion from a specialist on his injured left hamstring, which he says sustained a small tear when he re-aggravated the leg during a rehab game with Class-A San Jose on Thursday night.
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  • Angels' Hamilton out until Tues. with wrist injury

    Angels' Hamilton out until Tues. with wrist injury

    CNNSI.com Jun 22, 2013
    Angels' Hamilton out until Tues. with wrist injury
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  • Chacin sharp as Rockies pummel Nationals

    Chacin sharp as Rockies pummel Nationals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and had an RBI single and the Colorado Rockies snapped their season-high five-game losing skid by beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Denard Span blows bubble while catching flyball, brings back me…

    Denard Span blows bubble while catching flyball, brings back memories of Adam Jones (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    Walking and chewing bubblegum at the same time isn't nearly as difficult as it's made out to be. Blowing bubbles and tracking down big league fly balls, on the other hand, that would seem to be a different story, but apparently there are some major leag…
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  • Beckham out of lineup, gets chance to rest hand

    Beckham out of lineup, gets chance to rest hand

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Gordon Beckham wasn't in the White Sox lineup on Saturday, as Jeff Keppinger got the start at second base.
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  • Maddon encouraged by Price's rehab start

    Maddon encouraged by Price's rehab start

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Rays manager Joe Maddon was encouraged about the reports on David Price, who made his first rehab start Friday night. Pitching for Class A Charlotte at Bradenton, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner allowed one earned run on two hits and …
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  • Royals activate OF Dyson, send Getz down

    Royals activate OF Dyson, send Getz down

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    The Kansas City Royals created a logjam in the outfield and shortage of depth across the infield on Saturday when they activated outfielder Jarrod Dyson from the disabled list and sent second baseman Chris Getz to Triple-A Omaha.
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  • Another Angel Hernandez controversy leads to classic Buck Showa…

    Another Angel Hernandez controversy leads to classic Buck Showalter ejection (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    <span class="mceItemHidden">Your browser does not support <span class="mceItemHiddenSpellWord">iframes</span>.</span> If I gave you one guess as to which umpire was involved in the most controversial call and …
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  • Jeter rejoins Yankees in NYC, temporarily

    Jeter rejoins Yankees in NYC, temporarily

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jun 22, 2013
    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hopes to start running on the field in the next few days as he continues to progress in his rehabilitation from a broken left ankle.
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  • Harper, Johnson differ on rehab schedule

    Harper, Johnson differ on rehab schedule

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Outfielder Bryce Harper said Saturday that he has no pain in his injured left knee and that it feels better every day. But that doesn't necessarily mean that he's ready to play a rehab game at Class A Potomac on Tuesday, as Nationals manager Davey Johns…
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  • Marlins Player Eats At Least Three Cheeseburgers Before Game, D…

    Marlins Player Eats At Least Three Cheeseburgers Before Game, Doesn't Shit Himself

    deadspin.com Jun 22, 2013
    Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins doesn't look that fat. He definitely eats like a fat guy, though.Read more...
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: June 22

    Today's MLB starting lineups: June 22

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Colin Kaepernick brings the heat with 87 mph first pitch in San…

    Colin Kaepernick brings the heat with 87 mph first pitch in San Francisco (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Colin Kaepernick taking over the reigns from injured and ineffective incumbent quarterback Alex Smith and leading the San Francisco 49ers to within one completed pass of a Super Bowl Championship is undoubtedly one…
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  • Zombies take over Petco Park for Walking Dead Night (Video)

    Zombies take over Petco Park for Walking Dead Night (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 22, 2013
    We're closing in on July and the San Diego Padres are very much alive and well in the National League West. That's a bit of a surprise if you ask most experts, but their unexpected success wasn't enough to stop the Walking Dead from showing up and takin…
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  • Ozuna leads charge as Marlins top Giants

    Ozuna leads charge as Marlins top Giants

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    For the second straight night, the Marlins responded in the eighth inning, scoring three times Friday night to claim a 6-3 victory over the Giants. Marcell Ozuna and Greg Dobbs each collected two-out RBI singles in the eighth, and the Marlins won their …
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  • SoCal native Cole bests Weaver at Angel Stadium

    SoCal native Cole bests Weaver at Angel Stadium

    MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Rookie Gerrit Cole threw four-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings in the Pirates' 5-2 victory over the Angels, relying on several 100-mph fastballs to help him become the second pitcher in Pittsburgh history to win each of his first three appearances.
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  • Goldschmidt hits 2 HRs for D-backs again

    Goldschmidt hits 2 HRs for D-backs again

    ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-5 on Friday night in Johnny Cueto's worst outing in three seasons.
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  • Colon wins 7th straight as A's top Mariners

    Colon wins 7th straight as A's top Mariners

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 22, 2013
    Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of two-run homers and Bartolo Colon won his seventh straight start to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.
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  • Clutch Cruz lifts rallying Rangers to win in ninth

    Clutch Cruz lifts rallying Rangers to win in ninth

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 22, 2013
    The Rangers, down three runs after one inning, emerged victorious in their return to St. Louis with a 6-4 win over the Cardinals. The Rangers have won four of their last five after snapping a six-game losing streak.
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  • Video - Scherzer Improves To 11-0 00:32

    Scherzer Improves To 11-0

    Jun 22
    Max Scherzer struck out six Red Sox, giving him at least six K's in each of his first 15 starts this season.
  • Video - Rockies Batter Haren, Nationals 00:31

    Rockies Batter Haren, Nationals

    Jun 22
    The Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Nationals 7-1.
  • Video - White Sox Edge Royals In Ninth 00:31

    White Sox Edge Royals In Ninth

    Jun 22
    Alejandro de Aza hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox past the Royals 3-2.
  • Video - Frandsen's Walk-Off Homer Lifts Phils 00:32

    Frandsen's Walk-Off Homer Lifts Phils

    Jun 22
    Pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a walk-off homer to lead off the ninth inning and lead the Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Mets.

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