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Rangers survive shaky start by Holland (10 hits)

Rangers survive shaky start by Holland (10 hits)

ESPN.com Updated May 8, 2013
Derek Holland allowed one run over seven shaky innings and the Texas Rangers benefited from two Milwaukee baserunning blunders to beat the Brewers 4-1 Wednesday night.
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  • Umpire blows home-run call twice in Oakland's loss to Cleveland

    Umpire blows home-run call twice in Oakland's loss to Cleveland

    CNNSI.com May 8, 2013
    A blown call in the ninth inning by umpire Angel Hernandez, which he missed on replays as well, cost the A's a game-tying home run against Cleveland in a 4-3 loss to the Indians.
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  • A's-Indians tilt takes controversial turn in ninth

    A's-Indians tilt takes controversial turn in ninth

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The A's thought Adam Rosales had homered off Indians closer Chris Perez, but the umpires ruled differently following a video review. Oakland manager Bob Melvin vehemently disagreed, resulting in his ejection.
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  • Florimon shines as Twins outslug Red Sox

    Florimon shines as Twins outslug Red Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Pedro Florimon had a solo homer and a two-run double in Minnesota's season-high, seven-run second inning that carried the Twins to a 15-8 rout over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
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  • Zimmermann gets 6th win; Harper hits 10th HR

    Zimmermann gets 6th win; Harper hits 10th HR

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Bryce Harper hit a solo homer and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, Jordan Zimmermann won his
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  • Werth remains out of lineup due to hamstring

    Werth remains out of lineup due to hamstring

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Nationals manager Davey Johnson was hoping right fielder Jayson Werth would be back in the lineup on Wednesday, but Werth wasn't able to play because of right hamstring tightness.
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  • Rays' Moore improves to 6-0; Longoria 3 RBI

    Rays' Moore improves to 6-0; Longoria 3 RBI

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Matt Moore won his sixth straight decision to start the season, Evan Longoria
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  • Norris' gem gives Astros series win vs. Angels

    Norris' gem gives Astros series win vs. Angels

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Bud Norris twirled a gem and Chris Carter hit his eighth home run of the season as the Astros secured a series victory over the Angels with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night in Houston.
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  • Solid in return, Peavy gets plenty from bats

    Solid in return, Peavy gets plenty from bats

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Jake Peavy returned to the mound with a stellar performance in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Mets at Citi Field, where Alejandro De Aza sparked the White Sox offense.
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  • Indians edge A's with help of controversial call

    Indians edge A's with help of controversial call

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    An apparent game-tying homer by Oakland's Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians
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  • Putz goes on DL; Diamondbacks recall Harris

    Putz goes on DL; Diamondbacks recall Harris

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday because of a right elbow strain and recalled reliever Will Harris from Triple-A Reno before the finale of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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  • Giants recover from Phillies' rally, win in 10th

    Giants recover from Phillies' rally, win in 10th

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Giants squandered a two-run, ninth-inning lead Wednesday but rebounded in the 10th inning on Andres Torres' two-out RBI single to outlast the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3.
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  • Weeks dropped to seventh in Brewers' lineup

    Weeks dropped to seventh in Brewers' lineup

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, who has batted second, fourth and fifth this season, entered Wednesday's game batting .193 with a .308 on-base percentage and .298 slugging percentage.
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  • Happ has skull fracture, placed on 15-day DL

    Happ has skull fracture, placed on 15-day DL

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ said he had a skull fracture behind his left ear that doctors believe will heal on its own, as well as a sore right knee that he tweaked when he dropped to the ground Tuesday night.
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  • Orioles' Roberts to have hamstring surgery

    Orioles' Roberts to have hamstring surgery

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will undergo surgery on his ailing right hamstring, a procedure that will add an extra six weeks to his time on the disabled list.
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  • Citing lineup limitations, Girardi hits pitcher eighth

    Citing lineup limitations, Girardi hits pitcher eighth

    MLB.com yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    David Phelps batted eighth on Wednesday night, the first Yankees starting pitcher to do so since Don Larsen on Aug. 28, 1957, and the first AL starting pitcher since the Royals' Zack Greinke on June 23, 2009.
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  • A Day Later, Everyone Still Talks About Harvey

    A Day Later, Everyone Still Talks About Harvey

    After his one-hit, nine-inning performance against the White Sox on Tuesday, the superlatives keep piling up for Matt Harvey.
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  • Casilla exits game with right knee injury

    Casilla exits game with right knee injury

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Giants right-hander Santiago Casilla left Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning with an injured right knee.
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  • Fan dies after choking incident at Wrigley

    Fan dies after choking incident at Wrigley

    MLB.com yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Middle-school teacher Maureen Oleskiewicz was pronounced dead Tuesday morning, two days after she had gone into cardiac arrest after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field.
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  • Lewis scheduled for 45-pitch target in first rehab start

    Lewis scheduled for 45-pitch target in first rehab start

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will begin his medical rehabilitation assignment on Thursday when he pitches for Triple-A Round Rock against Las Vegas.
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  • Red Sox to sit Middlebrooks, Ross vs. Twins

    Red Sox to sit Middlebrooks, Ross vs. Twins

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said medical tests showed no rib fracture for Will Middlebrooks in the aftermath of Tuesday night's collision with catcher David Ross.
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  • Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th

    Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Walk-off warriors: Giants take out Phillies in 10th
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  • Astros switch Humber, Bedard in rotation, 'pen

    Astros switch Humber, Bedard in rotation, 'pen

    CNNSI.com May 8, 2013
    HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have moved struggling starter Philip Humber out of the rotation and into the bullpen.
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  • A's lose OF Reddick (wrist) to 15-day disabled list

    A's lose OF Reddick (wrist) to 15-day disabled list

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- The Athletics are running out of healthy outfielders.
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  • Marquis outduels Nolasco as Padres top Marlins

    Marquis outduels Nolasco as Padres top Marlins

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Jason Marquis outpitched Ricky Nolasco, Yonder Alonso had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
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  • Felix, Mariners take battery-charged victory

    Felix, Mariners take battery-charged victory

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    A seventh-inning Jesus Montero homer was the difference as Felix Hernandez won a pitchers' duel in the Mariners' 2-1 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday. Hernandez struck out five in eight innings.
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  • Beltran, Jay wrap up Cards' win over Cubs

    Beltran, Jay wrap up Cards' win over Cubs

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals capped an impressive trip with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
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  • Key DPs, timely hits cap Cards' winning trip

    Key DPs, timely hits cap Cards' winning trip

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Capitalizing against a Cubs bullpen that has been nearly as unsettled as their own this season, the Cardinals escaped with a split of the brief two-game series on Wednesday. The victory capped a 5-1 road trip that was highlighted, in particular, by the …
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  • Braves' three homers enough to defeat Reds

    Braves' three homers enough to defeat Reds

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
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  • The Nationals' New Rainout Policy Is Only A Problem If You Have…

    The Nationals' New Rainout Policy Is Only A Problem If You Have A Job (UPDATE)

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    The Nats game was rained out last night; it happens. Fans can exchange their unused tickets for tickets to a future game; as is standard. Unfortunately, that "future game" is very specifically Thursday afternoon's game, no substitutions. Read more...
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  • Hernandez dominant as Mariners trip Pirates

    Hernandez dominant as Mariners trip Pirates

    ESPN.com May 8, 2013
    Felix Hernandez scattered six hits t to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Wednesday.
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  • Brandon McCarthy on pitching headgear: ‘there is nothing accept…

    Brandon McCarthy on pitching headgear: ‘there is nothing acceptable out there’

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Brandon McCarthy weighing in on pitching headgear after J.A. Happ's brutal liner-to-the-head Tuesday night is important for two reasons: (1) McCarthy is one of baseball's more thoughtful players. (2) He, too, was struck in the head by a line drive last …
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  • Doc set for surgery, hopeful for 2013 return

    Doc set for surgery, hopeful for 2013 return

    Phillies starter Roy Halladay will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff, frayed labrum and bone spurs in his right shoulder, but he is optimistic he can return to the mound this season.
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  • Need to protect pitchers now urgent for MLB

    Need to protect pitchers now urgent for MLB

    CNNSI.com May 8, 2013
    After yet another pitcher was beaned by a comebacker, Major League Baseball needs to ramp up its efforts to keep moundsmen safe from batted balls, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Clay Buchholz: ERA of 1.60, SPF of 1,000

    Clay Buchholz: ERA of 1.60, SPF of 1,000

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Yahoo! Sports' own Jeff Passan found out what Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz was putting on his arm recently. It wasn't only rosin, as Buchholz claimed, and the reason it looks like sweat is because it goes on clear. And - depending on your d
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  • Here’s a hilarious Kiss Cam break-up at a Triple-A game - but a…

    Here’s a hilarious Kiss Cam break-up at a Triple-A game - but are you buying it?

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    This video of a Kiss Cam session gone awry has all the ingredients of a viral sensation: It's funny, it has a splash scene, there's a hero and a villain and even some social commentary. Are you too obsessed with our phones to even smooch it up with our …
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  • Heyward slated to begin rehab with Triple-A

    Heyward slated to begin rehab with Triple-A

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Braves will fly to San Francisco for a four-game series with the Giants after Wednesday's series finale against the Reds. Jason Heyward, meanwhile, will fly to Atlanta.
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  • Rookie mistake: Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves ar…

    Rookie mistake: Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna loses fly ball, waves arms around, doesn’t realize it’s a homer

    yahoo.com deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes.Welcome to the big leagues, Marcell Ozuna.Ozuna, a Miami Marlins rookie recently called up after Giancarlo Stanton's injury, has been hitting pretty well. But Tuesday night in the Marlins game against the San Diego …
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  • Cueto set to start rehab assignment Thursday

    Cueto set to start rehab assignment Thursday

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Reds ace Johnny Cueto will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Dayton, pitching a home game against Lansing. Cueto threw 25 pitches in the bullpen on Monday and felt no ill-effects in his oblique area.
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  • Dodgers can take heart in magic of past teams

    Dodgers can take heart in magic of past teams

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The high-profile, high-payroll Dodgers are down, and their fans are out of sorts, if not hope. Perhaps they can take heart in history. There is this fascinating quarter-century anniversary matter that mystics, numerologists and eternal optimistics in th…
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  • Honorary Bat Girls for Mother's Day revealed

    Honorary Bat Girls for Mother's Day revealed

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced the 30 winners of the 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease.
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  • Wild first pitch breaks glass at Citi Field

    Wild first pitch breaks glass at Citi Field

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. This is why the New York Mets can't have nice things! Gary Green, a lifelong Mets fan who also happens to be CEO of the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers, got a chance to throw a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night be…
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  • Ackley finds consistency at plate

    Ackley finds consistency at plate

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Dustin Ackley has been on a tear for two weeks now, and his batting average has climbed from .145 in mid-April to .248 heading into Wednesday's action.
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  • Minute Maid Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to th…

    Minute Maid Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Houston Astros

    yahoo.com May 8, 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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  • Miami Marlins closing upper deck of mostly empty new stadium fo…

    Miami Marlins closing upper deck of mostly empty new stadium for several dates

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    It didn't take long for a brand-new ballpark to start looking like the place the Miami Marlins used to call home. Because of weak attendance at Marlins Park, the club announced Tuesday it will be closing the upper deck for several upcoming home dates. T…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 8

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 8

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Forgets His Turn To Bat

    White Sox Pitcher Hector Santiago Forgets His Turn To Bat

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Hector Santiago pitched so well last night that the Mets' Matt Harvey didn't even get the win even though he took a perfect game into the seventh inning. But when he was due to hit with two outs in the sixth, Santiago was nowhere to be found. Stupid int…
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  • The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open Nearby

    The Marlins Are So Bad, Businesses Don't Want To Open Nearby

    deadspin.com May 8, 2013
    Apologies if it seems that we're dwelling on the failures of Marlins Park-but there are oh so many of them, each more embarrassing than the last. This one's about that huge "economic impact" the new stadium was supposed to bring to the area. More than a
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  • The Juice: Cincinnati Reds home runs stun Atlanta’s Craig Kimbr…

    The Juice: Cincinnati Reds home runs stun Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel in ninth-inning comeback

    yahoo.com May 8, 2013
    Your 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. One strike away from his 100th career sav…
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  • Kendrick leads Phillies to win over Giants

    Kendrick leads Phillies to win over Giants

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Kyle Kendrick has been pulling his weight since the season started, outpitching the more highly paid and highly touted Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels. His excellent season continued Tuesday in a 6-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park, whe…
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  • Gold standard: Slugger's homer lifts D-backs

    Gold standard: Slugger's homer lifts D-backs

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer in the ninth led the D-backs past the Dodgers, 5-3, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Brewers snap skid on strength of five-run first

    Brewers snap skid on strength of five-run first

    MLB.com May 8, 2013
    The Brewers struck for five runs in the first and got six solid innings from Wily Peralta en route to a 6-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday at Miller Park.
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  • The All-MLB Network Pitching Staff

    The All-MLB Network Pitching Staff

    grantland.com May 8, 2013
    A couple weeks ago, I posted a starting lineup of the most entertaining players in baseball, and Jonah Keri objected to my including only one pitcher,...
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  • Video - White Sox Double-Up Mets 00:32

    White Sox Double-Up Mets

    May 8
    Jake Peavy went 6 2/3 innings to lead the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Mets.
  • Video - A's Edge Indians After Controversial Call 00:37

    A's Edge Indians After Controversial Call

    May 8
    After a controversial call in the ninth inning, the Athletics beat the Indians 5-4.
  • Video - Inside the ESPN Production truck 00:18

    Inside the ESPN Production truck

    May 8
    MLB - Inside the ESPN Production truck during the Twins-Red Sox on Wednesday Night Baseball
  • Video - Orioles Top Error-Prone Royals 00:32

    Orioles Top Error-Prone Royals

    May 8
    J.J. Hardy homered and the Orioles took advantage of three Royals errors in a 5-3 win.

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