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Gentry keys Rangers' victory over Red Sox

Gentry keys Rangers' victory over Red Sox

ESPN.com Updated May 4, 2013
Craig Gentry had an infield hit that produced two runs and later hit a two-run homer as the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Saturday night.
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  • Fernandez dazzles in first win; Marlins one-hit Phils

    Fernandez dazzles in first win; Marlins one-hit Phils

    MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 4, 2013
    Jose Fernandez may have made his big league debut on April 7. But the 20-year-old phenom arrived on Saturday night.
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  • Ogando leads way in another strong pitching effort

    Ogando leads way in another strong pitching effort

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    For the second straight game, Texas' pitching put Boston's red-hot bats in the deep freeze Saturday and the Rangers iced the Red Sox, 5-1.
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  • Cabrera (4-for-4, 6 RBIs) ignites Tigers' rout

    Cabrera (4-for-4, 6 RBIs) ignites Tigers' rout

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs, finished 4-for-4 and tied a career high with six RBIs to lead the Detroit Tigers' 17-2 mauling of the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
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  • Royals blank White Sox on Guthrie's 4-hitter

    Royals blank White Sox on Guthrie's 4-hitter

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    Jeremy Guthrie ran his unbeaten streak to a club record 17 consecutive starts with a four-hitter in the Kansas City Royals' 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
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  • Pearce's single lifts Orioles over Angels in 10

    Pearce's single lifts Orioles over Angels in 10

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Steve Pearce's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.
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  • Rays SS Escobar leaves after pitch hits wrist

    Rays SS Escobar leaves after pitch hits wrist

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Saturday night's game against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch from Colorado starter Jon Garland.
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  • Bailey's ailing biceps may need more time

    Bailey's ailing biceps may need more time

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    In a bit of a surprise, closer Andrew Bailey, who has not pitched since April 28 with a biceps injury, was not available for Saturday's game against the Rangers.
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  • Posey shrugs off eventful night at home plate

    Posey shrugs off eventful night at home plate

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    A day after being involved in two important plays at the plate during the Giants' series-opening 2-1 win against the Dodgers on Friday, catcher Buster Posey offered insight into both.
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  • Rotation could get boost soon with Lewis, Perez

    Rotation could get boost soon with Lewis, Perez

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Not that Rangers pitching isn't more than holding its own, leading the American League with a 3.09 ERA heading into Saturday night's game against the Red Sox, but reinforcements are just around the corner if needed.
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  • Jay drives in go-ahead run, leads Cardinals

    Jay drives in go-ahead run, leads Cardinals

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Jon Jay homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth and Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso each hit home runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
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  • Nats top Pirates; no-decision for Strasburg

    Nats top Pirates; no-decision for Strasburg

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    Stephen Strasburg struck out eight in seven innings and the Washington Nationals won a game he started for the first time since opening day by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Saturday.
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  • Zimmerman helps Nats swipe win in Pittsburgh

    Zimmerman helps Nats swipe win in Pittsburgh

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Ryan Zimmerman led a double steal in the ninth inning and scored on Tyler Moore's sacrifice fly as the Nationals grabbed a 5-4 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday. Stephen Strasburg allowed four runs, on a pair of two-run homers, and struck…
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  • Manuel weighs in on Dubee criticism

    Manuel weighs in on Dubee criticism

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    When former Phillies closer Mitch Williams criticized pitching coach Rich Dubee on Friday, right-hander Roy Halladay quickly came to his defense. Before Saturday night's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, it was Charlie Manuel's turn.
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  • Recovering Greinke appears ahead of schedule

    Recovering Greinke appears ahead of schedule

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list, appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken collarbone after throwing a full bullpen session Saturday at AT&T Park, exactly three weeks after surgery.
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  • Dodgers' Ramirez (hamstring) back on DL

    Dodgers' Ramirez (hamstring) back on DL

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly doesn't expect injured shortstop Hanley Ramirez back from the disabled list any time soon.
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  • Corporan gets back-to-back starts behind the plate

    Corporan gets back-to-back starts behind the plate

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Carlos Corporan was behind the plate again for the Astros on Saturday for his second consecutive start. But it isn't only because Lucas Harrell is the starting pitcher.
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  • Iwakuma rides power surge to comfy win in Toronto

    Iwakuma rides power surge to comfy win in Toronto

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Michael Saunders hit a pair of homers and Dustin Ackley belted his first grand slam to lift Hisashi Iwakuma and the Mariners to a comfortable 8-1 victory over the Blue Jays Saturday at Rogers Centre.
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  • Boston Red Sox are underdogs, but sit atop the AL East

    Boston Red Sox are underdogs, but sit atop the AL East

    nydailynews.com May 4, 2013
    With apologies to the great songwriter George Gershwin, who told us how “they all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. They all laughed when Edison recorded sound,” they also all laughed when Larry Lucchino referred to the
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  • Metallica rocked AT&T Park with awesome national anthem on …

    Metallica rocked AT&T Park with awesome national anthem on Friday night

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    More times than not it’s the horrendously over-the-top or out of tune versions of the national anthem that get the most play in our world.I’d like to change that right now by drawing your attention to the incredible full metal rendition performed by M
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  • Kazmir gets rare win as Indians trump Twins

    Kazmir gets rare win as Indians trump Twins

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
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  • Frazier, Mesoraco rally Reds past Cubs in 8th

    Frazier, Mesoraco rally Reds past Cubs in 8th

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco each had a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati's four-run eighth inning, and the Reds rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
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  • Hughes gets 1st win as Yanks double up A's

    Hughes gets 1st win as Yanks double up A's

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    Phil Hughes pitched eight shutout innings of four-hit ball for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.
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  • Ryan Howard delivers home run at request of blind young Phillie…

    Ryan Howard delivers home run at request of blind young Phillies fan (video)

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Here's your feel good story of the weekend courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. On Friday night, the Phillies hosted Teacher Appreciation Night at Citizens Bank Park, which is a cool enough …
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  • Reds auction off baseball stained with Jeff Samardzija’s blood

    Reds auction off baseball stained with Jeff Samardzija’s blood

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    It doesn't quite pack the historical punch of a Mickey Mantle corked bat, but a baseball stained in the blood of Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija could have been yours for a reasonable price had you placed a bid on it in a Cincinnati Reds aucti…
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  • Padres' Headley: Contract discussions distracting

    Padres' Headley: Contract discussions distracting

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 4, 2013
    SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres third baseman Chase Headley ran into club executive chairman Ron Fowler at Petco Park on Friday and explained why he doesn't want a contract extension to be negotiated during the season.
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  • A's place OF Young on DL with quad strain

    A's place OF Young on DL with quad strain

    ESPN.com May 4, 2013
    The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
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  • Athletics put OF Young on DL; Taylor replacement

    Athletics put OF Young on DL; Taylor replacement

    CNNSI.com May 4, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 4

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 4

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Darwin Barney survives violent crash into Wrigley Field bullpen…

    Darwin Barney survives violent crash into Wrigley Field bullpen bench (video)

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    How Darwin Barney walked away from his violent collision with the visiting bullpen bench at Wrigley Field without bruised or broken ribs is beyond me.The nasty spill happened as the Cubs hosted the Cincinnati Reds in rain soaked Chicago on Friday aftern…
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  • Jason Motte to undergo Tommy John surgery; Gavin Floyd could be…

    Jason Motte to undergo Tommy John surgery; Gavin Floyd could be next

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    Despite efforts to rehab the tear in his ulnar collateral ligament without having to undergo a dreaded Tommy John operation, St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte is left with no choice after feeling continued discomfort in his elbow following a thro…
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  • The Juice: Clayton Kershaw dominates in emotional outing, Dodge…

    The Juice: Clayton Kershaw dominates in emotional outing, Dodgers still fall on Buster Posey walkoff homer

    yahoo.com May 4, 2013
    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.Pitching with a heavy heart following the passing of his father, Clayton Kershaw …
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  • Hurting Dodgers lose on Giants' walk-off homer

    Hurting Dodgers lose on Giants' walk-off homer

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    The Dodgers' injury epidemic reclaimed shortstop Hanley Ramirez Friday night, and the left-on-base epidemic continued, too, as they stranded 13 more and lost the series opener to the Giants on Buster Posey's walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the …
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  • Longoria, Johnson power Rays to extra-inning win

    Longoria, Johnson power Rays to extra-inning win

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    An RBI single from Evan Longoria and a two-run homer from Kelly Johnson gave the Rays a 7-4 extra-inning victory over the Rockies on Friday night.
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  • Tulo sits vs. Rays with leg discomfort

    Tulo sits vs. Rays with leg discomfort

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Troy Tulowitzki reported his legs felt "heavy," but indicated it wasn't serious. Still, manager Walt Weiss decided not to put Tulowitzki in the starting lineup for Friday night's game against the Rays. It would be Tulowitzki's third time out o…
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  • Vargas twirls shutout, holding Orioles to three hits

    Vargas twirls shutout, holding Orioles to three hits

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    Jason Vargas pitched the first shutout for the Angels this season, limiting the Orioles to three hits and two walks and keeping a short-handed bullpen bored in a 4-0 win at Angel Stadium.
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  • Towers wants more from D-backs' bullpen

    Towers wants more from D-backs' bullpen

    MLB.com May 4, 2013
    There may come a time when D-backs general manager Kevin Towers becomes sick and tired watching the work of his bullpen, but he's not there yet.
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  • CC Sabathia pitched well enough for Yankees to win, but velocit…

    CC Sabathia pitched well enough for Yankees to win, but velocity makes one wonder if he still has ace makeup

    nydailynews.com May 4, 2013
    You sure couldn’t blame this loss on CC Sabathia. And yet even while surrendering only two runs over six innings to the A’s, the big lefthander did give you more reason to wonder if he can continue to live up to his role as the Yankees’ ace.
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  • Video - Cabrera's Six-RBI Night 00:31

    Cabrera's Six-RBI Night

    May 4
    Miguel Cabrera tied a career high with six RBIs in the Tigers' 17-2 win over the Astros.
  • Video - Guthrie, Royals Shut Out White Sox 00:36

    Guthrie, Royals Shut Out White Sox

    May 4
    Jeremy Guthrie's first career shutout leads the Royals to a 2-0 win over the White Sox.
  • Video - Orioles Top Angels In 10 00:32

    Orioles Top Angels In 10

    May 4
    Steve Pearce's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Orioles to a 5-4 win over the Angels.
  • Video - Remembering 'Fernandomania' 06:55

    Remembering 'Fernandomania'

    May 4
    Former Cy Young winner Fernando Valenzuela looks back on his career and the "Fernandomania" craze of the early 1980s.

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