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Pirates' Cole wins 4th straight to start career

Pirates' Cole wins 4th straight to start career

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Jun 28, 2013
Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to become the first Pirates pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century in Pittsburgh's 10-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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  • Former MLB pitcher Miller found dead at 35

    Former MLB pitcher Miller found dead at 35

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Justin Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35.
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  • Longoria exits game as plantar fasciitis flares up

    Longoria exits game as plantar fasciitis flares up

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Friday's game against the Tigers before the third inning after irritating the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He is not expected to play Saturday or Sunday.
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  • Rangers continue hot stretch, shut out Reds

    Rangers continue hot stretch, shut out Reds

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Rangers continued their recent success behind Martin Perez's strong start, defeating the Reds, 4-0, in the series opener on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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  • Red Sox squander lead but hold off Jays

    Red Sox squander lead but hold off Jays

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Jonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Friday night.
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  • Nats overcome Mets despite dominant Harvey

    Nats overcome Mets despite dominant Harvey

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied late after a dominant Matt Harvey departed, overtaking the New York Mets 6-4 Friday night.
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  • Scherzer first to start 12-0 in last 27 years

    Scherzer first to start 12-0 in last 27 years

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Major league wins leader Max Scherzer became the first starting pitcher to win 12 consecutive decisions to begin a season in 27 years, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 behind a pair of home runs from Miguel Cabrera on Friday night.
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  • O's break up no-hitter, rally by CC, Yanks

    O's break up no-hitter, rally by CC, Yanks

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Nate McLouth hit a tiebreaking homer off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning, Manny Machado had two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Friday night.
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  • Timely hits, stellar relief carry O's over Yankees

    Timely hits, stellar relief carry O's over Yankees

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Pitching in relief of T.J. McFarland, Kevin Gausman shut down the Yankees for 4 1/3 innings, and the Orioles beat the Yankees, 4-3, on Friday night at Camden Yards. With the win, the second-place Orioles pulled a little farther ahead of the Yankees in t…
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  • Cuddyer extends hit streak to 25 with homer

    Cuddyer extends hit streak to 25 with homer

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer extended his hit streak to 25 games with power -- a two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night's game with the Giants at Coors Field.
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  • Reds drop Prior, ending comeback attempt

    Reds drop Prior, ending comeback attempt

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Right-hander Mark Prior has been released from the Cincinnati Reds organization, ending his latest comeback attempt.
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  • Indians clobber White Sox in opener of DH

    Indians clobber White Sox in opener of DH

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four, and the Cleveland Indians rallied from five down early on to pound the Chicago White Sox 19-10 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Friday.
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  • Tribe outslugs Sox with 14 unanswered runs in Game 1

    Tribe outslugs Sox with 14 unanswered runs in Game 1

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Indians slugged 10 extra-base hits as they came back from a 5-0 first-inning deficit to claim the first game of a twin bill against the White Sox, 19-10, on Friday. Jason Kipnis reached base for the 30th consecutive contest, going 3-for-4 with three…
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  • Braves retire Chipper's No. 10 before game

    Braves retire Chipper's No. 10 before game

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Chipper Jones still can't believe how much he's adored in Atlanta.
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  • Huntsville Stars to hold gun raffle at ‘Second Amendment Night’…

    Huntsville Stars to hold gun raffle at ‘Second Amendment Night’ on July 3

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Ballpark promotions in 2013 can range anywhere from giving away bobbleheads to rewarding one lucky fan an all expenses paid funeral, but the Huntsville Stars —Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers — have decided to go what they’re calling the educ…
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  • ‘Coco Lean’ bobblehead tours the Bay Area with two diehard Oakl…

    ‘Coco Lean’ bobblehead tours the Bay Area with two diehard Oakland A’s fans

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Last week, The Stew ran a giveaway for the very rad Coco Crisp "Coco Lean" bobblehead that the Oakland Athletics will be handing out to the first 15,000 fans at Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. We got so many great submissions …
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: June 28

    Today's MLB starting lineups: June 28

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Lester's hip OK, on track to make next start

    Lester's hip OK, on track to make next start

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Jon Lester showed no ill effects from the right hip ailment that took him out of Thursday's 7-4 victory vs. the Blue Jays after 94 pitches, and he should be on track to make his next scheduled start, on Thursday against the Padres.
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  • Hart to have season-ending surgery on left knee

    Hart to have season-ending surgery on left knee

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Still rehabbing from right knee surgery in January, first baseman Corey Hart now needs surgery on the other knee, a procedure that will end his season and, in all likelihood, his long tenure with the Brewers.
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  • Rockies activate closer Betancourt from DL

    Rockies activate closer Betancourt from DL

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Colorado Rockies have activated closer Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list and optioned righty Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Spring.
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  • Indians minor league right-hander suspended

    Indians minor league right-hander suspended

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Cleveland Indians right-hander Dillon Howard has been suspended for 50 games without pay under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for an amphetamine.
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  • Yankees will get back almost $19 million on Mark Teixeira’s sal…

    Yankees will get back almost $19 million on Mark Teixeira’s salary from insurance policies

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    For the New York Yankees, a team that's been getting bad news upon bad news this year, here's something good: EPSN New York is reporting that insurance will cover close to $19 million of Mark Teixeira's $22.5 million salary this season. The Yankees anno…
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  • Price set to rejoin Rays' rotation on Tuesday

    Price set to rejoin Rays' rotation on Tuesday

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    AL Cy Young Award winner David Price will rejoin the Tampa Bay Rays' rotation Tuesday night at Houston.
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  • White Sox's Konerko (back) remains sidelined

    White Sox's Konerko (back) remains sidelined

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    White Sox slugger Paul Konerko remains sidelined because of pain in the lower right side of his back.
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  • Tigers recall reliever Rondon to bolster bullpen

    Tigers recall reliever Rondon to bolster bullpen

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Detroit Tigers have recalled reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.
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  • Twins take Target practice on Jeremy Guthrie

    Twins take Target practice on Jeremy Guthrie

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    How did right-hander Jeremy Guthrie stay so cool Thursday night at Target Field? Though the Kansas City Royals found themselves on the downside of a 3-1 score to the Minnesota Twins, two positive things occurred involving Guthrie. Basically, it was that…
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  • Padres option lefty Layne, recall righty Smith

    Padres option lefty Layne, recall righty Smith

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Padres optioned left-hander Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson and recalled right-hander Burch Smith from Tucson in a corresponding move on Friday before the opener of a four-game series against the Marlins.
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  • Astros players want kids to have fun and play ball

    Astros players want kids to have fun and play ball

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Houston Astros' Jason Castro, Lucas Harrell and Chris Carter came out Friday morning to help instruct kids at a baseball camp hosted by the Astros Urban Youth Academy.
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  • D-backs executive Hall honored as 'Best Boss'

    D-backs executive Hall honored as 'Best Boss'

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall was named the "Best Boss" by TeamWork Online, the sports industry's online employment recruiting network.
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  • Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig vs. the Dodger Stadium right-field…

    Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig vs. the Dodger Stadium right-field wall

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Yasiel Puig went thumping into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night trying to chase down a home run. Immediately, it brought to mind Bryce Harper slamming into the Dodger Stadium wall in May. Luckily for the Puig — and the newly ener…
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  • Red Sox fan stabbed in neck by Yankees fan gets $4.3 million fr…

    Red Sox fan stabbed in neck by Yankees fan gets $4.3 million from jury

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Boston Red Sox fan Monte Freire and his friends were eating at a Connecticut restaurant in 2010 when another patron — a drunk, angry New York Yankees fan — stabbed him in the neck. The Yankees fan, John Mayor (not to be confused with John Mayer), had de…
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  • MLB Notebook: Holland shuts down Yanks in the Bronx

    MLB Notebook: Holland shuts down Yanks in the Bronx

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Rangers southpaw Derek Holland held the Yankees to a pair of singles in a 2-0 victory on Thursday, putting together his sixth career shutout.
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  • Online-only voting will settle tight races in final week

    Online-only voting will settle tight races in final week

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    As the final week of voting approaches with online-only balloting, several starting All-Star spots remain up for grabs in tight races.
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  • Just A Fire In A Light Tower During A Game At Nationals Park

    Just A Fire In A Light Tower During A Game At Nationals Park

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    No one was injured, and the fire never spread beyond the light tower up in right field, so go ahead and laugh!Read more...
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  • Cabrera on quest for consecutive Triple Crowns

    Cabrera on quest for consecutive Triple Crowns

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera does not have much interest in discussing his individual accolades, but they may become awfully hard to ignore if he continues his torrid pace in his quest for an unprecedented Triple Crown in consecutive seasons.
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  • Wrigley plan gets OK; video board talk ahead

    Wrigley plan gets OK; video board talk ahead

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    After a 4.5-hour meeting, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously approved the majority of the Chicago Cubs' plan for a $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field during a special meeting at City Hall on Thursday.
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  • Pirates, first-rounder Meadows come to terms

    Pirates, first-rounder Meadows come to terms

    MLB.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Pirates agreed to terms with outfielder Austin Meadows, the No. 9 overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft earlier this month, and announced the signing Friday. He will begin his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Pirates.
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  • Yankees offense hitting the wall, but not to many baseballs rec…

    Yankees offense hitting the wall, but not to many baseballs recently

    nydailynews.com Jun 28, 2013
    Amid the continuing mystery as to exactly what Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to do down there in Tampa — rehab games? Simulated games? Poker games? — the Yankees slogged their way through another desultory loss, 2-0, to the Texas Rangers in the south …
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  • Cabrera on DL with knee tendinitis for Blue Jays

    Cabrera on DL with knee tendinitis for Blue Jays

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Melky Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.
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  • Video - Braves Win, Chipper's No. 10 Retired 00:32

    Braves Win, Chipper's No. 10 Retired

    Jun 28
    The Braves blanked the Diamondbacks 3-0.
  • Video - Pirates Win Seventh Straight 00:32

    Pirates Win Seventh Straight

    Jun 28
    The Pirates crushed the Brewers 10-3 for their seventh straight win.
  • Video - Nationals Rally Late 00:31

    Nationals Rally Late

    Jun 28
    The Nationals come back to beat the Mets 6-4.
  • Video - Scherzer Improves To 12-0 01:09

    Scherzer Improves To 12-0

    Jun 28
    Highlight of the night: The Tigers double up the Rays 6-3 for Max Scherzer's 12th victory of the season.