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Halos soar past Tigers with eight-run fifth

Halos soar past Tigers with eight-run fifth

MLB.com Updated Jun 25, 2013
Josh Hamilton had three hits in his return from wrist soreness and drove in a run in the Angels' eight-run fifth inning in Tuesday's 14-8 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.
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  • Yanks beat Rangers on Ichiro's walk-off HR

    Yanks beat Rangers on Ichiro's walk-off HR

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Ichiro Suzuki homered off Tanner Scheppers with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
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  • Weeks provides pop in Crew's lineup to top Cubs

    Weeks provides pop in Crew's lineup to top Cubs

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Brewers found the pop in the middle of their order Tuesday without their three injured stars, riding a five-run fifth inning to a 9-3 win against the National League Central-rival Cubs at Miller Park.
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  • Season-high 20 hits lift Red Sox to win in opener

    Season-high 20 hits lift Red Sox to win in opener

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Boston combined for season-high 20 hits Tuesday, including 12 in the first three innings, en route to an 11-4 victory over the Rockies in the series opener at Fenway Park.
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  • Moore strikes out 11 as Rays again top Blue Jays

    Moore strikes out 11 as Rays again top Blue Jays

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Rays busted the Blue Jays' 11-game win streak on Monday and may have started a streak of their own as they prevailed again, 5-1, on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field for their third consecutive win.
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  • Giants GM Sabean biding time for possible trades

    Giants GM Sabean biding time for possible trades

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Giants general manager Brian Sabean intends to strengthen his struggling ballclub by engineering a trade, but he insisted Tuesday that now's not the time.
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  • LaRoche homers in five-run frame to lead Nats

    LaRoche homers in five-run frame to lead Nats

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Gio Gonzalez allowed just two runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings to guide the Nationals to a 7-5 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
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  • Rookie quartet lifts Marlins over Twins

    Rookie quartet lifts Marlins over Twins

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Jose Fernandez and A.J. Ramos shined on the mound, while Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich provided the offense to push Miami past Minnesota, 4-2, before 14,581 fans at Marlins Park on Tuesday.
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  • Davis hits 28th HR as O's snap 4-game skid

    Davis hits 28th HR as O's snap 4-game skid

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Chris Davis and Alexi Casilla homered in a five-run seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 6-3 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.
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  • Maxwell dives for ball, suffers mild concussion

    Maxwell dives for ball, suffers mild concussion

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was activated from the disabled list a week ago after missing nearly two months with a fractured bone in his left hand, was removed from Tuesday's game with a mild concussion after diving for a ball in the outfield.
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  • Kemp starts for Dodgers after missing 24 games

    Kemp starts for Dodgers after missing 24 games

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Dodgers activated Matt Kemp from the disabled list on Tuesday night, and the All-Star outfielder was in the starting lineup against San Francisco after missing 24 games because of a right hamstring strain.
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  • Fed-up Cashman: A-Rod should just shut up

    Fed-up Cashman: A-Rod should just shut up

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Livid over Alex Rodriguez's decision to tweet an update on his rehab process, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a message for the third baseman.
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  • Nats' Harper (knee) begins rehab assignment

    Nats' Harper (knee) begins rehab assignment

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper started in left field and batted second in the lineup as he began his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Potomac on Tuesday.
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  • Pair of former Mets to manage Futures Game

    Pair of former Mets to manage Futures Game

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    A pair of popular Mets from the past will be the managers for the Futures Game.
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  • Reds' Phillips on paternity list; Heisey back

    Reds' Phillips on paternity list; Heisey back

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Cincinnati Reds have placed second baseman Brandon Phillips on the paternity list, and he will miss the team's two-game series in Oakland before rejoining the club Friday at Texas.
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  • McDonald, Wandy slowed on comeback trail

    McDonald, Wandy slowed on comeback trail

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Two cogs of the Pirates' rotation have hit snags of various severity in their rehab work from injuries. James McDonald continues to have difficulty getting his shoulder loose, and Wandy Rodriguez reported some soreness after his first outing for Triple-…
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  • Orioles bash their losing streak to bits

    Orioles bash their losing streak to bits

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Orioles snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Indians, 6-3, on Tuesday at Camden Yards on the strength of a five-run seventh inning.
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  • Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 22 games

    Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 22 games

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Michael Cuddyer extended his Major League-best hitting streak to 22 games as the Rockies played the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.
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  • Trenton Children's Chorus caps HOPE Week

    Trenton Children's Chorus caps HOPE Week

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Trenton Thunder concluded HOPE Week with a heavenly sound, with the Trenton Children's Chorus taking their moment in the spotlight.
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  • MLB reduces suspension time for D-Backs' Hinske

    MLB reduces suspension time for D-Backs' Hinske

    Eric Hinske's suspension for participating in a June 11 brawl at Dodger Stadium has been reduced to one game from five.
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  • Top prospect Taveras back on DL with ankle injury

    Top prospect Taveras back on DL with ankle injury

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Outfielder Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' No. 1 prospect according to MLB.com, is on the seven-day disabled list with an ankle injury for a second time this year.
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  • Knee problems persist for rehabbing Hart

    Knee problems persist for rehabbing Hart

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Corey Hart will head to Los Angeles on Wednesday to get a second opinion on his left knee, further complicating the outfielder's return from right knee surgery in January.
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  • With Gutierrez on DL, Mariners recall Ackley

    With Gutierrez on DL, Mariners recall Ackley

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Mariners recalled Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday and will play the former first-round pick primarily in the outfield. In a corresponding move, Franklin Gutierrez was placed back on the 15-day disabled list due to another hamstring iss…
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  • Fan at Fenway Park manages to catch foul ball while on the phon…

    Fan at Fenway Park manages to catch foul ball while on the phone

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. You're supposed to pay attention when you're in the stands for a baseball game. A ball could come flying your way. Heck, even a bat. If you're sitting in the first row from the field, that's even more of a danger (…
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  • Yankees Say Desire to Cut Payroll Won’t Hinder This Season’s Sp…

    Yankees Say Desire to Cut Payroll Won’t Hinder This Season’s Spending Needs

    nytimes.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Yankees want to cut about $30 million in payroll before 2014, but Randy Levine, the team’s president, said that would not keep them from adding salary this season if needed.
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  • Cubs sit slumping Castro, end NL-best streak

    Cubs sit slumping Castro, end NL-best streak

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum is giving shortstop Starlin Castro his first day off in 269 consecutive games on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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  • Berkman back in lineup after missing 4 games

    Berkman back in lineup after missing 4 games

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman returned to the lineup on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees after missing the previous four games due to lower back and right knee issues.
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  • Busch Stadium: A local’s guide to enjoying a trip to the home o…

    Busch Stadium: A local’s guide to enjoying a trip to the home of the St. Louis Cardinals

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Have a baseball road trip coming up? Well, in a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. That's right, we've been hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoying each of t…
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  • Pedro Martinez plays ice cream man in Boston

    Pedro Martinez plays ice cream man in Boston

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    We all know how glorious the ice cream man can be on a hot day. So imagine being in Boston, being a Red Sox fan, seeing an ice cream truck, then recognizing the perm inside handing out cool deliciousness. Pedro Martinez! Yep, one of baseball's more fear…
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  • Orioles agree to terms with top 2 draft picks

    Orioles agree to terms with top 2 draft picks

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement with their top two draft picks, high school players Hunter Harvey and Josh Hart.
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  • Tex to visit doctors; threat of surgery lingers

    Tex to visit doctors; threat of surgery lingers

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Yankees are bracing for the possibility of more bad news for injured first baseman Mark Teixeira, who was sent to have his right wrist evaluated by team doctors on Tuesday and could be facing season-ending surgery.
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  • Royals send struggling RP Herrera to minors

    Royals send struggling RP Herrera to minors

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Kansas City Royals optioned struggling right-hander Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha as part of a series of moves.
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  • Red Sox demote struggling 3B Middlebrooks

    Red Sox demote struggling 3B Middlebrooks

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Red Sox on Tuesday sent the struggling Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, a move that makes the surprising Jose Iglesias the team's everyday third baseman.
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  • Hill returns to D-backs after breaking hand

    Hill returns to D-backs after breaking hand

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated second baseman Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: June 25

    Today's MLB starting lineups: June 25

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Cubs designate struggling Marmol for assignment

    Cubs designate struggling Marmol for assignment

    CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs designated former All-Star Carlos Marmol for assignment on Tuesday, parting ways with the struggling reliever.
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  • Yasiel Puig’s highs and lows against the Giants — his night in …

    Yasiel Puig’s highs and lows against the Giants — his night in GIFs

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig showed both of his sides in Monday night's 3-1 win against the rival San Francisco Giants — the electric bat that has Dodgers fans drooling and the overzealousness that comes with being so young and inexperienced.P…
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  • Nude Matt Harvey to flaunt curves in ESPN Magazine’s ‘Body’ iss…

    Nude Matt Harvey to flaunt curves in ESPN Magazine’s ‘Body’ issue

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    New York Mets ace Matt Harvey hasn't shown Major League Baseball everything yet. But once ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue" publishes on July 12, we will get to see more of him than at any other point. Harvey and 20 other athletes from across t…
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  • Globetrotter Mo? Hoops troupe 'drafts' closer

    Globetrotter Mo? Hoops troupe 'drafts' closer

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Mariano Rivera can add a post-retirement job offer to the list of gifts he's received on his farewell tour through the Majors this season.
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  • 'Apples on Parade' hits NYC in honor of All-Star Game

    'Apples on Parade' hits NYC in honor of All-Star Game

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    On the 10th anniversary of the first placement of All-Star statues and the fifth anniversary of the positioning of replica Statues of Liberty for the Yankees' All-Star Week in 2008, Major League Baseball continued a tradition Tuesday by announcing that …
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  • Cubs release third baseman Stewart

    Cubs release third baseman Stewart

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Cubs parted ways with Ian Stewart on Tuesday, granting the third baseman his unconditional release.
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  • Hard-nosed Buck catching on nicely with Mets

    Hard-nosed Buck catching on nicely with Mets

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    John Buck doesn't want any attention. But the Mets backstop is getting his fair share of it for his actions both behind and at the plate.
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  • Matt Carpenter's improbable path to becoming an All-Star talent

    Matt Carpenter's improbable path to becoming an All-Star talent

    CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    He almost ate his way out of baseball ... in college. Then the late-blooming Matt Carpenter got serious, taking a very improbable path to All-Stardom, Tom Verducci writes.
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  • Derek Holland gets himself ejected — from Counting Crows concer…

    Derek Holland gets himself ejected — from Counting Crows concert

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Taking advantage of a night off Monday, Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland expressed excitement in anticipation of a concert he was to attend in Red Bank, N.J. Off to enjoy a sweet lol concert of the counting crows. Should be a good time — Derek Ho…
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  • Popular Science catalogs 43 Jose Canseco tweets about, well, sc…

    Popular Science catalogs 43 Jose Canseco tweets about, well, science

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    We all should be circumspect of anything that comes from the Twitter account of Jose Canseco. I think it's a public relations intern who's tweeting on his behalf most of the time. At least the "good" stuff. However, no matter if it's the roide…
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  • View From Studio 3: Yadier's metamorphosis continues

    View From Studio 3: Yadier's metamorphosis continues

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Yadier Molina has long been a premier backstop who was worth his weight in gold just for his game-calling and defensive skills. Today, he's a frontrunner for the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
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  • Wil Myers homers in first Tropicana Field at-bat; He might as w…

    Wil Myers homers in first Tropicana Field at-bat; He might as well get used to playing there

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Rookie slugger Wil Myers hit a home run in his first career at-bat at Tropicana Field on Monday night. Good job, youngster. The sooner you get accustomed to what probably will be your home stadium for the next 15 y…
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  • O's prospect Bundy (forearm) has setback

    O's prospect Bundy (forearm) has setback

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Baltimore Orioles prized pitching prospect Dylan Bundy will visit a specialist Tuesday due to lingering pain in his right forearm.
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  • Minor League Baseball raises $27,500 for Oklahoma tornado survi…

    Minor League Baseball raises $27,500 for Oklahoma tornado survivors

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Though heavily subsidized by its major league parents, Minor League Baseball isn't exactly awash in cash to hand out. That's why it's worth pointing out the effort made by the minors to raise $27,500 for the survivors of the tornado devastation happenin…
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  • Blue Jays, Padres show fight to pull off turnarounds

    Blue Jays, Padres show fight to pull off turnarounds

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    In case you missed it -- and it happened so quickly, there's a chance many did -- the Padres and Blue Jays have seemingly come out of nowhere and established themselves as contenders. Left for dead by many, they have battled back from 10 games under to …
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  • The Juice: Kyle Blanks’ fourth hit completes Padres comeback ag…

    The Juice: Kyle Blanks’ fourth hit completes Padres comeback against Phillies in 10

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. 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. Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies ne…
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  • UCLA claims first game of CWS finals at Omaha

    UCLA claims first game of CWS finals at Omaha

    MLB.com Jun 25, 2013
    The UCLA Bruins once again were solid, methodical and nail-biting on Monday night, as they beat Mississippi State, 3-1, in Game 1 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park.
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  • First Place, for at Least One Met, as All-Star Break Nears

    First Place, for at Least One Met, as All-Star Break Nears

    nytimes.com Jun 25, 2013
    David Wright has pushed ahead of the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval in voting for the starting spot as the National League’s third baseman in next month’s All-Star Game.
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Team Needs 03:42

    SweetSpot TV: Team Needs

    Jun 25
    David Schoenfield and Tristan Cockcroft pick their MLB team that has to make a deal before the trade deadline.
  • Video - "Doc: A Memoir" 06:45

    "Doc: A Memoir"

    Jun 25
    Dwight Gooden discusses his recently released book and reflects on his career.

Sports Columnists

  • Los Angeles Clippers discussing trading Eric Bledsoe to Orlando Magic, sou…

    Jun 25
    The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing the possibility of completing a trade headlined by Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and prized Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources
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    Jun 25
    The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing the possibility of completing a trade headlined by Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and prized Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources
  • Wilbon: LeBron James' market share

    Jun 25
    Not many brands are as high profile as LeBron James' these days. There was discussion during the playoffs about whether he was underexposed. That was by design. Look at the numbers. Now, will his team keep him from being overexposed?