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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.Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetMichael 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.Upvote Share TweetChris 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats Park light-stand fire caused by 'minor' malfunctionOne 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Deduno, Twins on winning end of pitchers' duelIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Adams opts against surgery for nowPhillies 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.Upvote Share Tweet
A's cut loose at annual Golf ClassicTommy 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.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs top Nationals on bunt in 11th inningDidi 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets edge Rockies at Coors on late blast from ByrdMarlon 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.Upvote Share TweetAlex 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Machado calls first-career ejection justifiedOrioles 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.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs manufacture win over Nats in 11Patrick 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.Upvote Share Tweet
US Senate approves naming of bridge after MusialThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Plouffe providing plenty of offense since returnSince 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Draft pick Krook failed recent physicalA source confirmed reports that lefty Matt Krook, who opted to attend college instead of sign with the Marlins, recently failed his physical.Upvote Share Tweet
Buchholz dealing with shoulder inflammationRed 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tejada has to earn shortstop role back from QuintanillaAccording 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Wright out of Mets lineup for second time in '13At 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.Upvote Share TweetIndians 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Safeco Field hosting fireworks show after Friday's gameA 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lawrie to stay in Minors until bat is readyManager 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.Upvote Share TweetA 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.Upvote Share TweetYeah, 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…Upvote Share TweetChris Perez has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and will immediately resume his role as closer.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies' Tulowitzki progressing with broken ribColorado 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Foul Ball Scares The Shit Out Of Two Women In Front Rowdeadspin.com Jun 27, 2013From last night's Mets-White Sox game in Chicago, OMGWHATWASTHAT!?!!?Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Garza, Navarro deliver Cubs over BrewersMatt 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.Upvote Share TweetAlbert 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week.Upvote Share TweetDayn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies acquire infielder McDonald from TribeThe Indians traded veteran infielder John McDonald to the Phillies on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.Upvote Share Tweet
The Milwaukee Brewers’ Racing Sausages celebrate 20-year anniversaryEtiquette 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Jeter running outdoors, hopes to run basesYankees 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.Upvote Share TweetThe Seattle Mariners will be flying the rainbow flag on Sunday during their game against the Chicago Cubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Sample shifts talents from diamond to big screenBilly 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Today in A-Rod: Tabloids report he wants to retire, get paid and avoid PED punishmentHey, 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…Upvote Share TweetAngels starter Tommy Hanson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain on Thursday, but there's nothing wrong structurally.Upvote Share TweetThird-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.Upvote Share Tweet
Nathan hopes to join Mo at All-Star GameJoe 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Couple vies for cash in 'Bucks' return to Windy CityBrenda 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.Upvote Share Tweet
GM Jerry Dipoto: ‘We’re not buyers. We’re not sellers. We’re the Angels’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Choate still going strong with CardinalsVeteran 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 MajorsUpvote Share Tweet
Adam LaRoche And His Son Would Like To Show You Their Very Large Gunsdeadspin.com Jun 27, 2013No 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Smooth operator: Myers acting the part in bigsWil Myers has been in the Major Leagues just over a week, long enough for most to acquaint themselves with his five-tool skill set.Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share TweetAs 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 …Upvote Share TweetOn 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Lehigh Valley IronPigs to give away free funeral on ‘Celebration of Life’ nightFiguratively 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Show of respect: Blue Jays hold team meeting to announce demotion of Munenori KawasakiIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Pirates stay hot with sixth straight win; R.A. Dickey and A.J. Griffin throw two-hittersYour 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies take advantage of miscues to win in 13A 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hanley coming to life, leading Dodgers' chargeThe nightly highlight reel that is Yasiel Puig has obscured another developing story out of Dodger Stadium: Hanley Ramirez is alive and raking.Upvote Share Tweet
Royals follow Gordon's lead in walk-off victoryAlex 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..Upvote Share TweetNelson 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers back Kershaw to finish sweep of GiantsNothing 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs narrowly reverse fortunes in win at Miller ParkAnthony 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Lester Suffers Injury In Boston's WinJun 27Jon Lester exited in the eighth inning with an injury as the Red Sox held on to top the Blue Jays 7-4.
Mets Rally Past RockiesJun 27Marlon Byrd's home run completed the Mets' comeback against the Rockies.
Pujols' 10th-Inning RBI Lifts AngelsJun 27Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the 10th inning to help the Angels beat the Tigers 3-1.
Holland Dominates YankeesJun 27Derek Holland tossed a two-hit shutout and Jurickson Profar homered as the Rangers beat the Yankees 2-0.
NFL - Tight cap limiting $6 million-a-year playersJun 27A 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 27The 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.