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Lester turns in strong outing to lift Sox past Jays

Lester turns in strong outing to lift Sox past Jays

MLB.com Updated Jun 27, 2013
If only for a moment during the Red Sox's 7-4 victory over the Blue Jays on a misty Thursday night at Fenway Park, the pitching woes of Jon Lester looked like they would continue.
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  • Nats' Harper continues rehab at Double-A

    Nats' Harper continues rehab at Double-A

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was to move up a level Thursday night in his injury rehabilitation assignment, joining Double-A Harrisburg for a game at Bowie, Md.
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  • Cuddyer extends hitting streak to Rox record 24 games

    Cuddyer extends hitting streak to Rox record 24 games

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Jun 27, 2013
    Michael Cuddyer etched his name into Rockies history Thursday at Coors Field, dropping a single into center field in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak to a franchise record 24 games.
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  • Wild fifth inning propels Orioles past Indians

    Wild fifth inning propels Orioles past Indians

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Chris Davis drove in the tiebreaking run on a fielder's choice grounder in a wild five-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
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  • Nats Park light-stand fire caused by 'minor' malfunction

    Nats Park light-stand fire caused by 'minor' malfunction

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    One of the individual bulbs in a light panel caught fire at Nationals Park on Thursday, forcing three sections of seats below the panel to evacuate. There were no known injuries.
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  • Deduno, Twins on winning end of pitchers' duel

    Deduno, Twins on winning end of pitchers' duel

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    In a game that featured fast-paced outings by both starters, the Twins' Sam Deduno and the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie, Minnesota pulled out a 3-1 victory over Kansas City on Thursday night at Target Field.
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  • Adams opts against surgery for now

    Adams opts against surgery for now

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Phillies right-hander Mike Adams will try to rehab his injured right shoulder rather than have surgery, although it remains unlikely he pitches again this season.
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  • A's cut loose at annual Golf Classic

    A's cut loose at annual Golf Classic

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Tommy Milone hooking drives off the first tee, Ryan Cook getting rattled by fans and beer served by Frank Thomas ... welcome to the 31st annual A's Community Fund Golf Classic, where professional athletes are brought down to Earth for a good cause.
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  • D-backs top Nationals on bunt in 11th inning

    D-backs top Nationals on bunt in 11th inning

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Didi Gregorius drove in the go-ahead run with a bunt single in the 11th inning and Aaron Hill homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Thursday night to salvage the finale of a three-game series.
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  • Mets edge Rockies at Coors on late blast from Byrd

    Mets edge Rockies at Coors on late blast from Byrd

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 win against the Rockies on Thursday night at Coors Field.
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  • A-Rod won't go easily, Yankees need him

    A-Rod won't go easily, Yankees need him

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez doesn't want to stop playing and the Yankees are desperate for some offense on the infield. Despite drama, A-Rod being back is best for both sides, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Machado calls first-career ejection justified

    Machado calls first-career ejection justified

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday after arguing with home-plate umpire Will Little that he foul-tipped a third strike.
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  • D-backs manufacture win over Nats in 11

    D-backs manufacture win over Nats in 11

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg battled to a draw Thursday afternoon, but it was the D-backs who eventually came out on top, 3-2, in 11 innings on Thursday at Nationals Park. Didi Gregorius' RBI bunt single in the 11th was the difference.
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  • US Senate approves naming of bridge after Musial

    US Senate approves naming of bridge after Musial

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday to rename the new Interstate 70 bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge" in honor of the Cardinals legend.
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  • Plouffe providing plenty of offense since return

    Plouffe providing plenty of offense since return

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Since his return from the disabled list June 15, third basemen Trevor Plouffe has provided the Twins with some much needed offense in the middle of the order.
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  • Draft pick Krook failed recent physical

    Draft pick Krook failed recent physical

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    A source confirmed reports that lefty Matt Krook, who opted to attend college instead of sign with the Marlins, recently failed his physical.
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  • Buchholz dealing with shoulder inflammation

    Buchholz dealing with shoulder inflammation

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that pitcher Clay Buchholz has bursitis, an inflammation of the bursa sac, in his right shoulder, according to the results of an MRI.
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  • Tejada has to earn shortstop role back from Quintanilla

    Tejada has to earn shortstop role back from Quintanilla

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    According to manager Terry Collins, when Ruben Tejada completes his upcoming rehab assignment, he'll have to battle Omar Quintanilla, who has put a stranglehold on shortstop since coming up to take Tejada's spot on the roster.
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  • Wright out of Mets lineup for second time in '13

    Wright out of Mets lineup for second time in '13

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    At least one element was missing from Thursday's makeup game in Colorado, and that was Mets third baseman David Wright, who missed just his second start of the season.
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  • Kazmir feels better day after back spams

    Kazmir feels better day after back spams

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir felt much improved on Thursday -- a day after exiting his start against the Orioles after seven innings due to back spasms. Kazmir went through a workout, but the lefty did not throw on Thursday.
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  • Safeco Field hosting fireworks show after Friday's game

    Safeco Field hosting fireworks show after Friday's game

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    A 10-person crew from Pyro Spectaculars was busy at work on Thursday setting up the approximately 1,500 charges that will be used for Friday night's fireworks show at Safeco Field, which will be the first such event in the park's 14-year history.
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  • Lawrie to stay in Minors until bat is ready

    Lawrie to stay in Minors until bat is ready

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the Blue Jays may have rushed Brett Lawrie this season. After missing the World Baseball Classic due to a rib injury, Lawrie returned on April 16 without any Minor League games under his belt.
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  • Red Sox fan stabbed by Yanks fan gets millions

    Red Sox fan stabbed by Yanks fan gets millions

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    A Boston Red Sox fan who was harassed and stabbed through the neck by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant in 2010 has been awarded $4.3 million by a jury.
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  • Upon further review: Derek Holland’s trip to New York turned ou…

    Upon further review: Derek Holland’s trip to New York turned out pretty well

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Yeah, Derek Holland got kicked out of a Counting Crows concert during the Texas Rangers' trip to New York for a series with the Yankees. That's funny and all, but it's 2013, it's not like he missed much.After his Jersey concert-going experience went awr…
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  • Indians' Perez activated, to resume closing

    Indians' Perez activated, to resume closing

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Chris Perez has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and will immediately resume his role as closer.
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  • Rockies' Tulowitzki progressing with broken rib

    Rockies' Tulowitzki progressing with broken rib

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki says his broken rib is healing and he hopes to return in time to help his team make a run at a division title.
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  • Foul Ball Scares The Shit Out Of Two Women In Front Row

    Foul Ball Scares The Shit Out Of Two Women In Front Row

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    From last night's Mets-White Sox game in Chicago, OMGWHATWASTHAT!?!!?Read more...
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  • Garza, Navarro deliver Cubs over Brewers

    Garza, Navarro deliver Cubs over Brewers

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Matt Garza struck out 10 in seven solid innings and Dioner Navarro hit a three-run homer, sending the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.
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  • Pujols helps Angels continue hex over Tigers

    Pujols helps Angels continue hex over Tigers

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat Detroit 3-1 on Thursday for their ninth straight victory over the Tigers.
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  • Cubs receive OK for certain Wrigley renovations

    Cubs receive OK for certain Wrigley renovations

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a master plan for 45,000 square feet of "new or existing" signage for Wrigley Field, but withheld approval of the signs proposed for left and right field during a Thursday meeting in Chicago.
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  • Daulton will undergo surgery on two brain tumors

    Daulton will undergo surgery on two brain tumors

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week.
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  • Hawk Harrelson vintage photo: Hamburglar chic

    Hawk Harrelson vintage photo: Hamburglar chic

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Dayn Perry of CBS Eye on Baseball calls it "The greatest photo of Hawk Harrelson you'll ever see," and that's saying something, considering the fashion worn and the actions taken by Harrelson during his "mod" period. That's Harrelson…
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  • Phillies acquire infielder McDonald from Tribe

    Phillies acquire infielder McDonald from Tribe

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Indians traded veteran infielder John McDonald to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
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  • The Milwaukee Brewers’ Racing Sausages celebrate 20-year annive…

    The Milwaukee Brewers’ Racing Sausages celebrate 20-year anniversary

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Etiquette says a 20th anniversary present should be platinum. In the case of this anniversary, though, the proper present is very obvious: condiments. Thursday marks the 20-year anniversary of the Klement's Racing Sausages, who have entertained fans at …
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  • Jeter running outdoors, hopes to run bases

    Jeter running outdoors, hopes to run bases

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken another stride forward in his comeback from a broken left ankle by running outdoors for the first time in two months.
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  • Mariners will fly gay pride flag during game

    Mariners will fly gay pride flag during game

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Seattle Mariners will be flying the rainbow flag on Sunday during their game against the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Sample shifts talents from diamond to big screen

    Sample shifts talents from diamond to big screen

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Billy Sample, who had a solid nine-year playing career and success as a broadcaster, has written a film titled "Reunion 108," which is expected to go into limited release after the All-Star break.
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  • Today in A-Rod: Tabloids report he wants to retire, get paid an…

    Today in A-Rod: Tabloids report he wants to retire, get paid and avoid PED punishment

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Hey, remember when A-Rod was just some injured guy rehabbing somewhere and we weren't talking about him every day? Thems ain't the days no more. A-Rod drama is back. In the current saga we've already seen A-Rod being called names after joining Twitter a…
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  • Hanson to DL, gets good news from MRI

    Hanson to DL, gets good news from MRI

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Angels starter Tommy Hanson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain on Thursday, but there's nothing wrong structurally.
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  • Leg fracture to sideline Soler for at least a month

    Leg fracture to sideline Soler for at least a month

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Third-ranked prospect Jorge Soler has a stress fracture of his left tibia and will be sidelined four to six weeks, but the Cubs are hopeful the Cuban outfielder can return to game action before the season ends.
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  • Nathan hopes to join Mo at All-Star Game

    Nathan hopes to join Mo at All-Star Game

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Joe Nathan's save on Wednesday was his 26th of the season, leaving him tied with Mariano Rivera for second most in the American League. Nathan is hoping he and Rivera will also be joined together in a few weeks at the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New …
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  • Couple vies for cash in 'Bucks' return to Windy City

    Couple vies for cash in 'Bucks' return to Windy City

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Brenda Edwards and Richard Johnson of Gary, Ind., are having a pretty good summer. Exactly how good is not something we can give away here. They star in Episode 17 of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond," at U.S. Cellular Field.
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  • GM Jerry Dipoto: ‘We’re not buyers. We’re not sellers. We’re th…

    GM Jerry Dipoto: ‘We’re not buyers. We’re not sellers. We’re the Angels’

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Who needs a marketing department when the Los Angeles Angels have a GM making awesome statements like: "We're not buyers. We're not sellers. We're the Angels"? If that's not bumper sticker, fridge magnet schedule, quote-board material, nothing…
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  • Choate still going strong with Cardinals

    Choate still going strong with Cardinals

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Veteran Randy Choate has carved out a role for himself as a lefty specialist for the Cardinals, a team that boasts the best record in the Majors
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  • Adam LaRoche And His Son Would Like To Show You Their Very Larg…

    Adam LaRoche And His Son Would Like To Show You Their Very Large Guns

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    No big deal, just the Washington Nationals first baseman and his son enjoying a summer day with their guns. Someone should introduce these two to Brek Shea. I bet they could team up for a kick-ass Fourth of July party. Read more...
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  • Smooth operator: Myers acting the part in bigs

    Smooth operator: Myers acting the part in bigs

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Wil Myers has been in the Major Leagues just over a week, long enough for most to acquaint themselves with his five-tool skill set.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: June 27

    Today's MLB starting lineups: June 27

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Shaun Marcum wins! He will not go 0-10 as Mets beat White Sox

    Shaun Marcum wins! He will not go 0-10 as Mets beat White Sox

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    As most people realize by know, individual won-loss records for pitchers are misleading at best, and slanderous at worst. As if they're the only ones on the field when a game is won or lost! Shaun Marcum of the New York Mets hasn't pitched like it, but …
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  • The Alex Rodriguez Saga Is Turning Ugly

    The Alex Rodriguez Saga Is Turning Ugly

    On Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez revealed to the world that he's been cleared to play in games again. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said A-Rod "should just shut the fuck up." Here's what Rodriguez is thinking: The Yankees should pay the fuck up. Because …
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  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs to give away free funeral on ‘Celebratio…

    Lehigh Valley IronPigs to give away free funeral on ‘Celebration of Life’ night

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Figuratively speaking, the most intense sports fans are known to live and die with the successes and failures of their respective favorite teams. However, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs — Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies — would like to give …
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  • Show of respect: Blue Jays hold team meeting to announce demoti…

    Show of respect: Blue Jays hold team meeting to announce demotion of Munenori Kawasaki

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    In a sign of respect and appreciation you don't often see in professional sports, the Toronto Blue Jays held an impromptu team meeting on Wednesday to announce the demotion of shortstop Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo. Kawasaki's demotion was made…
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  • The Juice: Pirates stay hot with sixth straight win; R.A. Dicke…

    The Juice: Pirates stay hot with sixth straight win; R.A. Dickey and A.J. Griffin throw two-hitters

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 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. The Pittsburgh Pirates are having so much…
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  • Phillies take advantage of miscues to win in 13

    Phillies take advantage of miscues to win in 13

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    A team desperately in need of victories enjoyed an unusual 7-5 victory Wednesday over the Padres in 13 innings at Petco Park. The Phillies scored the game-winning runs thanks to Logan Forsythe's errors on a Ben Revere grounder.
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  • Hanley coming to life, leading Dodgers' charge

    Hanley coming to life, leading Dodgers' charge

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    The nightly highlight reel that is Yasiel Puig has obscured another developing story out of Dodger Stadium: Hanley Ramirez is alive and raking.
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  • Royals follow Gordon's lead in walk-off victory

    Royals follow Gordon's lead in walk-off victory

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Alex Gordon started his night with a leadoff homer and finished with an RBI single in the 10th inning to lift the Royals to a 4-3 walk-off victory against the Braves on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium..
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  • Middle of order leads Rangers past Yanks

    Middle of order leads Rangers past Yanks

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
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  • Dodgers back Kershaw to finish sweep of Giants

    Dodgers back Kershaw to finish sweep of Giants

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Nothing went wrong Wednesday as the Dodgers completed a three-game series sweep of the Giants with a 4-2 victory. They got eight-plus innings from Clayton Kershaw, RBI hits from Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and A.J. Ellis and another save from Kenley Ja…
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  • Cubs narrowly reverse fortunes in win at Miller Park

    Cubs narrowly reverse fortunes in win at Miller Park

    MLB.com Jun 27, 2013
    Anthony Rizzo celebrated the one-year anniversary of his call-up to the Cubs by hitting a two-run single, and Ryan Sweeney added a solo home run to back Scott Feldman and post a 5-4 victory against the Brewers, ending a nine-game losing streak at Miller…
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  • Video - Lester Suffers Injury In Boston's Win 00:32

    Lester Suffers Injury In Boston's Win

    Jun 27
    Jon Lester exited in the eighth inning with an injury as the Red Sox held on to top the Blue Jays 7-4.
  • Video - Mets Rally Past Rockies 00:32

    Mets Rally Past Rockies

    Jun 27
    Marlon Byrd's home run completed the Mets' comeback against the Rockies.
  • Video - Pujols' 10th-Inning RBI Lifts Angels 00:37

    Pujols' 10th-Inning RBI Lifts Angels

    Jun 27
    Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the 10th inning to help the Angels beat the Tigers 3-1.
  • Video - Holland Dominates Yankees 00:38

    Holland Dominates Yankees

    Jun 27
    Derek Holland tossed a two-hit shutout and Jurickson Profar homered as the Rangers beat the Yankees 2-0.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Tight cap limiting $6 million-a-year players

    Jun 27
    A tight salary cap is limiting the number of $6 million-a-year contracts teams can dole out, writes John Clayton.
  • Sources -- Brooklyn Nets seek trade for Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, Pau…

    Jun 27
    The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics are merely waiting on Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause to clinch agreement on a trade that ultimately will land Paul Pierce and Garnett in Brooklyn, according to sources close to the process.