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Mets walkoff White Sox 1-0 in 10 off Baxter RBI single

Mets walkoff White Sox 1-0 in 10 off Baxter RBI single

CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated May 7, 2013
Mets walkoff White Sox 1-0 in 10 off Baxter RBI single
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  • Cubs snap Cardinals' 6-game winning streak

    Cubs snap Cardinals' 6-game winning streak

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Travis Wood pitched impressively into the seventh inning to outduel Lance Lynn, Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs snapped the St. Louis Cardinals' six-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night.
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  • Mesoraco, Choo go back-to-back for wild win

    Mesoraco, Choo go back-to-back for wild win

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    In a thrilling conclusion, Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back-to-back home runs off Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the ninth inning to propel the Reds to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
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  • Happ's injury overshadows win over Rays

    Happ's injury overshadows win over Rays

    Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead solo homer during the top of the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Rays in a game that was marred by a scary situation involving left-hander J.A. Happ, who was struck in the head by a line drive.
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  • Diamond cuts through Red Sox as Twins roll

    Diamond cuts through Red Sox as Twins roll

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Scott Diamond allowed three hits in seven innings, Ryan Doumit hit his first homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • Encarnacion ejected after dispute with umpire

    Encarnacion ejected after dispute with umpire

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was ejected during the ninth inning of Tuesday night's game versus the Rays following a dispute with home-plate umpire Marty Foster.
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  • Wieters' three RBIs lift O's over Royals

    Wieters' three RBIs lift O's over Royals

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Matt Wieters drove in three runs, the last coming on a tie-breaking double in the bottom of the eighth inning that gave the Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
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  • Help from lineup has Cuddyer producing

    Help from lineup has Cuddyer producing

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Last year, the effect of outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer on the Rockies was muted. An oblique strain in July and a lengthy adjustment to the National League after he spent 11 years with the Twins slowed the veteran slugger. This year, Cuddyer i…
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  • For Ventura, return to Queens a 'homecoming'

    For Ventura, return to Queens a 'homecoming'

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    For the White Sox, it's their first trip to Queens. But manager Robin Ventura and two of his coaches, Joe McEwing and Daryl Boston, are quite familiar with this borough of New York City, having played for the Mets. This series is "something like a …
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  • Fill-in starter Gomez earns victory for Bucs

    Fill-in starter Gomez earns victory for Bucs

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Jeanmar Gomez, who replaced the injured James McDonald just hours before first pitch, blanked Seattle for the first five innings of the Pirates' 4-1 Interleague victory at PNC Park on Tuesday.
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  • McAllister arms Indians in shutout of Athletics

    McAllister arms Indians in shutout of Athletics

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Right-hander Zach McAllister logged 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Yan Gomes' sacrifice fly was enough offense for the Indians in a 1-0 win over the A's on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.
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  • After collision in fifth, Ross, Middlebrooks exit

    After collision in fifth, Ross, Middlebrooks exit

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    After Red Sox backup catcher David Ross collided with teammate Will Middlebrooks in pursuit of a foul ball down the third-base line in the fifth inning, both players eventually left Tuesday's game.
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  • With Hairston on DL, Herrera called up from Triple-A

    With Hairston on DL, Herrera called up from Triple-A

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    The Dodgers recalled utility man Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and placed Jerry Hairston on the disabled list with a left groin strain.
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  • Greinke not ready for game situations yet

    Greinke not ready for game situations yet

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Zack Greinke looked impressive throwing another bullpen session Tuesday, but he said advancing to a game situation still depends on the complete healing of the fractured left collarbone that required April 13 surgery and put him on the disabled list.
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  • Boston Marathon victim throws out first pitch

    Boston Marathon victim throws out first pitch

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    The Red Sox continued paying respects to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing before Tuesday night's game against the Twins.
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  • Maddon ejected after arguing call at the plate

    Maddon ejected after arguing call at the plate

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Joe Maddon has been ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Blue Jays. The ejection came after home-plate umpire Marty Foster called out Sean Rodriguez, who was trying to score from third base on a bunt.
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  • Harper won't be penalized by MLB for ejection

    Harper won't be penalized by MLB for ejection

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    On a day when rain postponed the start of a much-anticipated series against the Detroit Tigers, the Washington Nationals got some good news.
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  • Getting better every day, Heyward takes BP again

    Getting better every day, Heyward takes BP again

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Jason Heyward, who is still recovering from an emergency appendectomy, took batting practice on Tuesday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Heyward spent about 30 minutes swinging with B.J. Upton and Ramiro Pena. Heyward also took BP on Monday.
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  • One fan’s crazy Colorado Rockies mohawk - and what it would loo…

    One fan’s crazy Colorado Rockies mohawk - and what it would look like on Rockies stars

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    A Colorado Rockies fan was caught on camera Sunday showing his team a special kind of love - mohawk love. It's one thing to wear a Rockies cap, it's another entirely to devote a mohawk to your favorite team. MLB.com's Cut 4 blog introduced us to this ro
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  • Tulowitzki happy with MRI, sits out vs. Yankees

    Tulowitzki happy with MRI, sits out vs. Yankees

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Troy Tulowitzki was all smiles even with a forced day off.
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  • Big Papi extends hitting streak to 27 games

    Big Papi extends hitting streak to 27 games

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    In the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday's contest against the Twins, David Ortiz raked a hard single to left, extending his career-long hitting streak to 27 games.
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  • Davis returns to lineup Tuesday with new perspective

    Davis returns to lineup Tuesday with new perspective

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Chris Davis was back in the lineup for the series opener with the Royals Tuesday and said his injured right knee is feeling fine. Davis added that this was his first time missing games with an injury, and it made him realize that he's not invincible.
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  • Reds tie it, then walkoff on Choo HR all in the 9th

    Reds tie it, then walkoff on Choo HR all in the 9th

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    Reds tie it, then walkoff on Choo HR all in the 9th
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  • A's OF Reddick day-to-day with a sore right wrist

    A's OF Reddick day-to-day with a sore right wrist

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is expected to be sidelined for a few days with a sore right wrist.
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  • Red Sox's Hanrahan returns to DL (right forearm)

    Red Sox's Hanrahan returns to DL (right forearm)

    BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list for the second time this season.
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  • Motte has elbow surgery; Cards activate Adams

    Motte has elbow surgery; Cards activate Adams

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte had season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
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  • 'Thankful' Peavy displays talents in the Fan Cave

    'Thankful' Peavy displays talents in the Fan Cave

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    On the same day that Gavin Floyd was undergoing Tommy John surgery and John Danks was starting a rehab assignment, Jake Peavy was thankful. Thankful to be playing a guitar set at the Fan Cave, thankful to sink his teeth into video of six or seven Mets g…
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  • Pirates place McDonald on DL with a stiff shoulder

    Pirates place McDonald on DL with a stiff shoulder

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 7, 2013
    PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed struggling right-handed pitcher James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list with stiffness in his right shoulder and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.
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  • Tigers-Nats postponed, to be made up Thursday

    Tigers-Nats postponed, to be made up Thursday

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Tuesday night's game between the Nationals and Tigers was postponed because of inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Thursday at 4:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Park.
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  • San Francisco Giants ordered to pay $700,000 in back wages to c…

    San Francisco Giants ordered to pay $700,000 in back wages to clubhouse workers

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    This is a profitable time for anyone who worked in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse from the 2009 through 2011 seasons.The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday that the hometown San Francisco Giants have agreed to pay at least "$700,000 in ba…
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  • T&R: Phillies mulling trade for replacing Halladay

    T&R: Phillies mulling trade for replacing Halladay

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    T&R: Phillies mulling trade for replacing Halladay
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  • Nova set for spring game, hopes to return soon

    Nova set for spring game, hopes to return soon

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Ivan Nova is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday afternoon at the Yankees' Minor League complex, where he's working his way back from right triceps inflammation.
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  • Cervelli has stitches removed from right hand

    Cervelli has stitches removed from right hand

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    When the Yankees placed Francisco Cervelli on the disabled list, they estimated he'd need a minimum of six weeks to recover. In reality, Cervelli said Tuesday, it could be another five weeks before he even begins baseball activities.
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  • Behold: Bo Jackson’s scouting report from 1985

    Behold: Bo Jackson’s scouting report from 1985

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    As much of a megastar as Bo Jackson was in the 1980s and early '90s before a hip injury turned him mortal, he's going to be even bigger in legend as time passes. Simply because, we'll always wonder what might have been. What if he hadn't gotten hurt pla…
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  • The Dodgers and Blue Jays: From baseball’s offseason darlings t…

    The Dodgers and Blue Jays: From baseball’s offseason darlings to cellar dwellers

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    If you sat down with a notepad and pen the day before the baseball season started and tried to guess which teams would be in last place five weeks into the season, would you put the Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays on the list? Sure, you'd writ…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 7

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 7

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Helton pleads guilty to DUI, given fine, probation

    Helton pleads guilty to DUI, given fine, probation

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Helton pleads guilty to DUI, given fine, probation
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  • Korean-American pop star Tiffany Hwang throws terrible first pi…

    Korean-American pop star Tiffany Hwang throws terrible first pitch before Dodgers game

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Most ceremonial first pitches begin and end without incident, and they fade from memory just as quickly. But some stay with you. Like a wound that just won't close. There's pop icon Mariah Carey in 2008. And there's former Cincinnati major Mark Mallory …
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  • Half of new Mississippi River bridge named for Stan Musial

    Half of new Mississippi River bridge named for Stan Musial

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Other than naming an entire bridge after him, it's unlikely that anyone can think of a more fitting tribute to Stan "The Man" Musial than naming, well, half of a new Mississippi River bridge after the greatest St. Louis Cardinals player of all…
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  • Comedian Delaney takes reins of MLB Twitter feed

    Comedian Delaney takes reins of MLB Twitter feed

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Comedian Rob Delaney, a Massachusetts native and Red Sox fan, took over the MLB Twitter feed (@MLB) on Tuesday from 12-7 p.m. ET.
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  • Matt Kemp gives fan an autograph … then his hat, jersey and sho…

    Matt Kemp gives fan an autograph … then his hat, jersey and shoes (Video)

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    Say what you will about Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp and his stats so far this season, but after watching this fan encounter, Kemp ranks No. 1 on our "nice guys" list. Dodgers blog Vin Scully is My Homeboy uncovered the video, and even t…
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  • Coors Field: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the hom…

    Coors Field: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Colorado Rockies

    yahoo.com May 7, 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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  • Once again, expensive free agents are failing to meet expectati…

    Once again, expensive free agents are failing to meet expectations

    CNNSI.com May 7, 2013
    As another expensive crop of free-agents fails to meet expectations with their new teams, it's clear free-agency is more like a used-car lot than ever before, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Power game defining Indians early on

    Power game defining Indians early on

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    The Indians' offseason acquisitions brought them two things that were obvious in their absence last season -- power and speed -- but thus far only one of those elements has made many headlines.
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  • Draft shaping up to be a challenge for scouts

    Draft shaping up to be a challenge for scouts

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    The depth of available talent might make the 2013 First-Year Player Draft better overall, especially as it winds into the the later rounds, even if it provides a stiffer challenge at the top
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  • Angels fans get chance to earn trivia 'Bucks'

    Angels fans get chance to earn trivia 'Bucks'

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    MLB.com's 'Bucks on the Pond' stopped by Angel Stadium recently to give fans a chance to show off their knowledge and earn some money.
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  • All-Star-worthy outfielders continue to blossom

    All-Star-worthy outfielders continue to blossom

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Has Major League Baseball ever had more exciting young talent? Say hello to Carlos Gomez. And to Mark Trumbo. And Lorenzo Cain. And don't forget Bryce Harper and Adam Jones.
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  • The Juice: J.P. Arencibia’s home run in ninth completes Toronto…

    The Juice: J.P. Arencibia’s home run in ninth completes Toronto Blue Jays eight-run comeback

    yahoo.com May 7, 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. Everything evens out in the end, J.P. Arencibia says, as long as you keep workin…
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  • Football legend Carter tosses out first pitch for Reds

    Football legend Carter tosses out first pitch for Reds

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Recently elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former NFL wide receiver and Ohio State star Cris Carter threw out a ceremonial first pitch Monday night before the Reds played the Braves at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Dodgers place Ellis on DL, activate Capuano

    Dodgers place Ellis on DL, activate Capuano

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed second baseman Mark Ellis on their crowded 15-day disabled list Monday.
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  • Second Guess: Should Ned Yost have taken out James Shields afte…

    Second Guess: Should Ned Yost have taken out James Shields after eight innings in Kansas City Royals loss?

    yahoo.com May 7, 2013
    When appropriate, Big League Stew reviews key decisions to see if the right one was made. The Issue: With his team ahead 1-0 heading to the ninth inning Monday afternoon, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost pulled right-hander James Shields at the 102-p…
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  • Lee, Phillies halt Giants' winning streak

    Lee, Phillies halt Giants' winning streak

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Cliff Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits and the Philadelphia Phillies stopped San Francisco's season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.
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  • Solid Gold-schmidt: Slugger's four hits power D-backs

    Solid Gold-schmidt: Slugger's four hits power D-backs

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt's bat and Trevor Cahill's arm led the D-backs to a 9-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
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  • McCann says shoulder feels 'great' after debut

    McCann says shoulder feels 'great' after debut

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Braves catcher Brian McCann, who was making his season debut after spending five weeks on the disabled list, went 0-for-4 with a walk in Monday's 7-4 win over the Reds. McCann, 29, underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulde…
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  • Feldman's scoreless start leads Cubs past Rangers

    Feldman's scoreless start leads Cubs past Rangers

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo both hit two-run singles in the fourth and Rizzo added a two-run home run in the eighth to back Scott Feldman, who helped himself with an RBI single, to give the Cubs a 9-2 victory over the Rangers.
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  • Cashner's career night silences Marlins

    Cashner's career night silences Marlins

    MLB.com May 7, 2013
    Andrew Cashner tossed 7 1/3 scoreless frames, allowing just four hits to the Marlins in a 5-0 Padres victory Monday night -- a win that marked the club's ninth in its last 12 games.
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  • Drew's double in 11th sends Red Sox by Twins

    Drew's double in 11th sends Red Sox by Twins

    ESPN.com May 7, 2013
    Stephen Drew doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night to stop season-high, three-game losing streak.
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  • About Last Night: You Got Spur'd

    About Last Night: You Got Spur'd

    grantland.com May 7, 2013
    In case you were out meeting the Mets, meeting the Mets, stepping right up and greeting the Mets, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: The Go...
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  • Video - Walk-Off Homer Lifts Reds Past Braves 00:31

    Walk-Off Homer Lifts Reds Past Braves

    May 7
    Shin-Soo Choo hit two home runs, including the walk-off shot, to lift the Reds to a 5-4 win over the Braves.
  • Video - Harvey Stellar, Mets Walk Off 00:31

    Harvey Stellar, Mets Walk Off

    May 7
    Matt Harvey surrendered just one hit over nine innings pitched as Mike Baxter's single in the 10th lifted the Mets to a 1-0 win over the White Sox.
  • Video - Indians Blank A's 00:30

    Indians Blank A's

    May 7
    Zach McAllister tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Indians to a 1-0 win over the Athletics.
  • Video - Wednesday Night Baseball Preview 01:01

    Wednesday Night Baseball Preview

    May 7
    Barry Larkin and Aaron Boone preview Twins-Red Sox at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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  • Don Banks: Jets owner closes door on Tebow era, but not QB competition

    May 7
    PHILADELPHIA -- Opting for dramatic understatement, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson summarized his team's failed Tim Tebow experiment as "something that didn't work for us,'' and acknowledged for the first time "the fit obviously wasn't perf…
  • Peter King: Nobody balances need vs. value better than the Ravens; mail

    May 7
    The fashionable thing to say for men who run drafts is they'll set their boards and honor them and take the best player available. I believe general managers approach drafts that way, but when it comes time to pull the trigger, they're going to pay more…
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett to have surgery, agent says

    May 7
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.
  • 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett undergoes shoulder surgery for SLAP tear

    May 8
    UNLV draft prospect Anthony Bennett will have rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.com.