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Arencibia's HR clinches Jays' rally over Rays

Arencibia's HR clinches Jays' rally over Rays

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated May 6, 2013
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney and the Toronto Blue Jays completed their comeback from a seven-run deficit, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Monday night.
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  • Simmons homers twice as Braves hold on

    Simmons homers twice as Braves hold on

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.
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  • Gibson, Towers want Kennedy to be more aggressive

    Gibson, Towers want Kennedy to be more aggressive

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers met with right-hander Ian Kennedy prior to batting practice Monday at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Cabrera, Reynolds power Indians past A's

    Cabrera, Reynolds power Indians past A's

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice and Mark Reynolds hit one to the deepest reaches of Progressive Field, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
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  • Middle-relief trio bridging the gap for Rockies

    Middle-relief trio bridging the gap for Rockies

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Middle relievers are often forgotten pitchers in the big leagues. But the Rockies have successfully utilized a working combination of Adam Ottavino, Josh Outman and Edgmer Escalona.
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  • Second baseman Ellis latest Dodger to land on DL

    Second baseman Ellis latest Dodger to land on DL

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Second baseman Mark Ellis became the latest player to land on the disabled list for the Dodgers on Monday afternoon.
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  • Setback behind him, Cueto throws off mound

    Setback behind him, Cueto throws off mound

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Following a setback late last week that prevented him from starting a Minor League rehab assignment, Reds ace Johnny Cueto resumed throwing from a mound on Monday. Cueto long tossed and then went to the bullpen and threw 25 pitches.
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  • Astros DFA Ankiel among handful of moves

    Astros DFA Ankiel among handful of moves

    Rick Ankiel and fellow outfielder Fernando Martinez were designated for assignment Monday, likely bringing an end to their tenure in Houston. The Astros also optioned infielder Brandon Laird to Triple-A Oklahoma City and recalled outfielder Trevor Crowe…
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  • Red Sox's red hot Ortiz: 'I'm still not 100 percent'

    Red Sox's red hot Ortiz: 'I'm still not 100 percent'

    CNNSI.com May 6, 2013
    Red Sox's red hot Ortiz: 'I'm still not 100 percent'
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  • Indians place reliever Pestano (elbow) on DL

    Indians place reliever Pestano (elbow) on DL

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    The Indians will be without one of their most valuable arms for at least 10 days.
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  • Danks' homer helps White Sox avoid sweep

    Danks' homer helps White Sox avoid sweep

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    Jordan Danks atoned for a baserunning blunder in the ninth inning by hitting a solo home run in the 11th that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Monday.
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  • Doggelganger?! Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks like this Bra…

    Doggelganger?! Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks like this Braves-loving dog

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    One of these pictures is Jeff Samardzija, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs who strikes out a lot of hitters. The other is a dog whose owner brought it to the Atlanta Braves' Bark at the Park event Sunday. Which is which? Maybe if they were both thr…
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  • Minnesota Twins bobblehead doll commercial: 10 awesome details

    Minnesota Twins bobblehead doll commercial: 10 awesome details

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. The Minnesota Twins consistently produce great TV commercials, and the one for Josh Willingham bobblehead doll day is one of their better efforts. Producers re-created Target Field in bobblehead form and packed it …
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  • A-Rod takes the field for first time since surgery, says he fee…

    A-Rod takes the field for first time since surgery, says he feels like he’s 8 years old again

    For the first time since his hip surgery, Alex Rodriguez took the field Monday at the New York Yankees spring complex in Florida. He jogged, hit off a tee, signed autographs, talked to the media and even flashed the sign of the horns when he arrived. Wa…
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  • Sox put closer Bailey (biceps inflammation) on DL

    Sox put closer Bailey (biceps inflammation) on DL

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    The Red Sox on Monday put closer Andrew Bailey on the DL with a right biceps strain.
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  • Triple Play: Week 5 Results

    Triple Play: Week 5 Results

    nytimes.com May 6, 2013
    Put your predictive skills to the test each week of the baseball season.
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  • Former OF Otis Nixon arrested on drug charges

    Former OF Otis Nixon arrested on drug charges

    ESPN.com yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Former Major League outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.
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  • Kansas City Royals fans dress in Sunday Best for good reason

    Kansas City Royals fans dress in Sunday Best for good reason

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Kansas City Royals fan Brett Parker isn't the first person to get dressed up for a ballgame, but he's still kind of a genius for organizing "Dressed to the Nines" at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. With the help of Negro League Baseball Museum pre…
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  • He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run …

    He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays, but Mel

    deadspin.com May 6, 2013
    He got the silent treatment yesterday after his first home run as a member of the Blue Jays, but Melky Cabrera still got to high five all of his imaginary teammates.Read more...
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  • Floyd out for season, may miss all of 2014, also

    Floyd out for season, may miss all of 2014, also

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com May 6, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd needs elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
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  • Halladay goes on DL with shoulder woes

    Halladay goes on DL with shoulder woes

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Roy Halladay will visit the office of noted orthopedist Lewis Yocum on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he expects to learn more about his injured right shoulder. The Phillies placed Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday with what they called inflamm…
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  • Peavy expects to make Wednesday start

    Peavy expects to make Wednesday start

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Jake Peavy said Monday he expects to be able to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
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  • Justin Upton, Clay Buchholz among favorites for postseason awar…

    Justin Upton, Clay Buchholz among favorites for postseason awards, says sports betting site

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Online sportsbook Bovada has released new odds on which baseball players are favorites to win MVP and Cy Young awards this season. Early? Sure. But that's kinda the point. So when Willin Rosario is running away with the NL MVP in September, you can brag…
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  • Zimmermann, not Strasburg, leading Nats' rotation

    Zimmermann, not Strasburg, leading Nats' rotation

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Right-hander Stephen Strasburg gets most of the publicity, but his teammate Jordan Zimmermann has been the Nationals' best pitcher this year, with the stats to back it up.
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  • Hamilton at center of Angels' first-month woes

    Hamilton at center of Angels' first-month woes

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Josh Hamilton is confident his swing will come, with the Angels having just gone through a rough first month of the season.
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  • Mike Trout fish hats! Los Angeles Angels giving caps away June …

    Mike Trout fish hats! Los Angeles Angels giving caps away June 18

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Fish hats, get your Mike Trout fish hats! The Los Angeles Angels already sell, or did a season ago, a foam cap shaped like a fish in honor of star slugger Mike Trout. You can buy one on eBay for $24.99. They're solid, if not durable-looking. Good enough…
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  • Three up, three down: Dodgers, Blue Jays struggling

    Three up, three down: Dodgers, Blue Jays struggling

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    While Edward Mujica has stepped in for Jason Motte in leading the Cardinals to the top of the NL Central, the offseason additions by the Dodgers and Blue Jays haven't quite worked out thus far.
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  • Fan hit in the back by Tyler Moore home-run ball

    Fan hit in the back by Tyler Moore home-run ball

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes.Some fans catch home runs bare-handed with a baby in one arm. Some fans make diving catches between the concrete and seats. And then some fans get smacked in the back with a home run ball as they walk away from thei…
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  • Cool C.J. Wilson makes coolest cap grab of foul ball EVER look …

    Cool C.J. Wilson makes coolest cap grab of foul ball EVER look so cool

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    C.J. Wilson cooly and casually catching a bouncing foul ball from the front row of the Los Angeles Angels dugout takes the phrase "act like you've been there before" to nirvana. Notice, though, some of Wilson's teammates cowering as the ball - which adm
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  • Rangers, Cards, Tigers rise to top of rankings

    Rangers, Cards, Tigers rise to top of rankings

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Here's what we know for certain: Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace, never count out the Giants or the Yankees, the Cardinals are on a roll, and the Royals and Pirates look like they are for real. And no one should ever forget that the Tigers are the de…
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  • For Revere, it has never been high, far and gone

    For Revere, it has never been high, far and gone

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has logged 1,172 plate appearances at the Major League level, but has never deposited a pitch beyond the outfield fence.
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  • Players vs. umpires: These players didn't get the calls they wa…

    Players vs. umpires: These players didn't get the calls they wanted, b…

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    These players didn't get the calls they wanted, but that doesn't mean they were wrong, writes Cliff Corcoran. Watch these six player vs. umpire incidents and judge for yourself.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 6

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 6

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Yankee Stadium: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the …

    Yankee Stadium: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the New York Yankees

    yahoo.com May 6, 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. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoyin…
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  • MLB Notebook: Hechavarria racks up the RBIs

    MLB Notebook: Hechavarria racks up the RBIs

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    Batting eighth and playing shortstop on Sunday, Adeiny Hechavarria became the 12th National League No. 8 hitter to have at least seven RBIs in a game in the Marlins' 14-2 win over the Phillies.
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  • Here's A Dog Dressed As A Hot Dog, Eating A Hot Dog

    Here's A Dog Dressed As A Hot Dog, Eating A Hot Dog

    deadspin.com May 6, 2013
    Yesterday was the annual "Bark in the Park" day in Atlanta, the only time-other than when the Reds are in town-when ticketholders must show proof they've been vaccinated against Parvo and Bordetella.Read more...
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  • Who's No. 1? Six leading candidates for first Draft pick

    Who's No. 1? Six leading candidates for first Draft pick

    MLB.com May 6, 2013
    There are six leading candidates to go No. 1 in the First-Year Player Draft on June 6: Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, San Diego third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant, Georgia high school outfielder Clint Frazier, Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray, I…
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  • The Juice: Matt Cain gets first win as Giants sweep Dodgers; Ju…

    The Juice: Matt Cain gets first win as Giants sweep Dodgers; Justin Verlander impeccable for Tigers

    yahoo.com May 6, 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. After two consecutive nights where they needed walk-off wins to beat the rival L…
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  • Video - Simmons Powers Braves Past Reds 00:31

    Simmons Powers Braves Past Reds

    May 6
    Andrelton Simmons hits two home runs and drives in four runs in the Braves' 7-4 win over the Reds.
  • Video - Cabrera, Reynolds Power Indians 00:32

    Cabrera, Reynolds Power Indians

    May 6
    Asdrubal Cabrera hit two homers and Mark Reynolds added a long ball of his own in the Indians' 7-3 win.
  • Video - Back-To-Back Homers Fuel Diamondbacks 00:32

    Back-To-Back Homers Fuel Diamondbacks

    May 6
    Paul Goldschmidt and Cody Ross hit back-to-back home runs to power the Diamondbacks to a 9-2 win over the Dodgers.
  • Video - Blue Jays Rally Past Pays 01:59

    Blue Jays Rally Past Pays

    May 6
    The Blue Jays score eight unanswered runs, capped off by J.P. Arencibia's two-run homer, in an 8-7 win over the Rays.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: By balancing draft philosophies, Vikings hit first-round paydi…

    May 6
    It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today: