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Homers back Guthrie in win vs. former team

Homers back Guthrie in win vs. former team

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated May 9, 2013
Jeremy Guthrie worked six innings for the victory in Kansas City's 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night at Camden Yards.
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  • Angels file protest after pitching change

    Angels file protest after pitching change

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    The Angels played Thursday's series finale at Minute Maid Park under protest, because manager Mike Scoscia argued Astros skipper Bo Porter wasn't allowed to make two pitching changes before the first reliever fired an official pitch.
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  • Mets top Pirates on Baxter's pinch-hit single

    Mets top Pirates on Baxter's pinch-hit single

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.
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  • Twins take series from struggling Red Sox

    Twins take series from struggling Red Sox

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins capitalized on a costly throwing error by Boston starter John Lackey to beat the struggling Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night.
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  • Ortiz says PED suggestions discriminatory

    Ortiz says PED suggestions discriminatory

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said Wednesday that a Boston Globe column questioning whether his strong start to the season has been aided by performance-enhancing drugs is ethnically discriminatory.
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  • Aybar exits with right hamstring tightness

    Aybar exits with right hamstring tightness

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Leadoff hitter Erick Aybar left Thursday's game vs. the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring, which he seemingly suffered while trying to beat out a slow roller to second base to lead off the fourth inning.
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  • Rivera Returning to Scene of His Injury

    Rivera Returning to Scene of His Injury

    nytimes.com May 9, 2013
    A year after sustaining a season-ending injury shagging flies in the outfield in Kansas City, Mariano Rivera plans to revisit the scene and talk with the people who assisted him that night.
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  • Orioles put RHP Gonzalez on 15-day disabled list

    Orioles put RHP Gonzalez on 15-day disabled list

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    The Baltimore Orioles placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right thumb blister.
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  • Greinke to begin minor league rehab on Friday

    Greinke to begin minor league rehab on Friday

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Zack Greinke will begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment Friday night in a Class-A game and could be ready to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers within two weeks, roughly three weeks ahead of the original timetable.
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  • Walker begins rehab assignment as return looms

    Walker begins rehab assignment as return looms

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Second baseman Neil Walker began his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Thursday night, going 1-for-4 with a double and playing six innings in the field.
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  • Porter in favor of having home runs reviewed by replay

    Porter in favor of having home runs reviewed by replay

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Manager Bo Porter likes the idea of using instant replay to get home run calls correct, but he wasn't ready to make any sweeping generalizations following Wednesday's home run controversy in Cleveland.
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  • Red Sox transfer closer Hanrahan to 60-day DL

    Red Sox transfer closer Hanrahan to 60-day DL

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan will be sidelined at least two months and is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews for an examination that could determine whether the pitcher needs surgery.
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  • CC, Cano lift Yanks by Rockies despite delay

    CC, Cano lift Yanks by Rockies despite delay

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    CC Sabathia and five relievers held Colorado to four hits, Robinson Cano added a solo homer and the New York Yankees beat the Rockies 3-1 on Thursday in a game that was delayed more than two hours by rain.
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  • Frustrated by low attendance, Indians players give out free tic…

    Frustrated by low attendance, Indians players give out free tickets on Twitter, team president follows

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians have the lowest average attendance in baseball. Lower, even, than the Miami Marlins, who most people would assume own that dishonor. In fact, Miami is only fifth worst. Cleveland's average of 14,205 makes places like Miami, Tampa B…
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  • Bullpen rescues Haren as Nats edge Tigers

    Bullpen rescues Haren as Nats edge Tigers

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions.
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  • With Francisco Coming Back, Decisions Loom

    With Francisco Coming Back, Decisions Loom

    nytimes.com May 9, 2013
    Frank Francisco could soon rejoin the Mets, but Bobby Parnell has been pitching well in the closer's role this season.
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  • Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest - and it goes exactly …

    Miami Marlins run ‘ultimate fan’ contest - and it goes exactly as you’d expect

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    If most baseball teams held a social media contest looking for an "ultimate fan" to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City, fans would falling all over themselves to win. A weekend's worth of games? A tour of the MLB Fan Cave? That's a …
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  • Niese downplays Collins' assertion of stiff back

    Niese downplays Collins' assertion of stiff back

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Jon Niese downplayed manager Terry Collins' assertion that he has been pitching with stiffness in his lower back, saying he felt "a knot" in his back after his last start, but that it did not affect him as he gave up seven runs over four innin…
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  • Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy help

    Mets, Baseball Tomorrow Fund pledge Sandy help

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    The Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the Mets Foundation announced Thursday that they will donate up to $1 million through a relief grant program for youth baseball and softball organizations directly affected by Superstorm Sandy. The grant program will provi…
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  • Tribe knocks three homers, Kazmir dazzles in sweep

    Tribe knocks three homers, Kazmir dazzles in sweep

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    One day after the replay ruling heard 'round the baseball world, Cleveland clubbed a trio of homers to cruise to a 9-2 rout over the A's at Progressive Field. The lopsided win supported a strong outing from left-hander Scott Kazmir.
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  • Reds' minor league pitcher banned 100 games

    Reds' minor league pitcher banned 100 games

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Cincinnati Reds pitcher Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games for a third violation for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league drug program.
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  • Watch this adorable 18-month-old name famous New York Yankees

    Watch this adorable 18-month-old name famous New York Yankees

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    My 2-year-old watched a couple Vine videos the Los Angeles Dodgers posted the other night of their players in the on-deck circle. Then he said, "no more base-ball-ball" and went about his toddler business, carrying around sand in a dump truck.…
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  • MLB's Crappy Replay Tech: It's A Miracle Umps Ever Get A Call R…

    MLB's Crappy Replay Tech: It's A Miracle Umps Ever Get A Call Right

    deadspin.com May 9, 2013
    Much has been made of umpire Angel Hernandez's botching of replay review in last night's Oakland-Cleveland game, a mistake that might have cost the A's the game. You've doubtless already seen the play numerous times on your home TV or computer screen, b…
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  • Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: ‘Put t…

    Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: ‘Put the cart in the CART BIN!’

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Slugger Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics finds himself on the disabled list right now because of a right wrist injury. That gives him extra time to go to Target and resume his role as a consumer, which are vital to the United States economy. But Re…
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  • Scott Boras?! Autographed baseball up for bid at ‘Umps Care’ au…

    Scott Boras?! Autographed baseball up for bid at ‘Umps Care’ auction

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Well, this answers a question I had for Scott Boras: "Do people ever ask you for an autograph?" At least one person has asked for the signature - and not on a client's contract - of Major League Baseball's most dreaded, feared and loathed agent. It's
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  • Hyun-Jin Ryu’s rookie card has embarrassing error

    Hyun-Jin Ryu’s rookie card has embarrassing error

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is looking pretty good in his first MLB season, after being imported from South Korea for more than $60 million. While he's doing a good job at baffling MLB hitters, Ryu's also confused some other folks. Case in …
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  • MLB says umpires made 'improper call'

    MLB says umpires made 'improper call'

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.
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  • MLB: A's-Indians replay ruling to stand

    MLB: A's-Indians replay ruling to stand

    MLB.com yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Major League Baseball issued a statement Thursday regarding the disputed instant-replay ruling in the ninth inning of Wednesday's A's-Indians game, acknowledging the call was "improper," but saying it will stand as final.
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  • MLB admits umpires missed home run call

    MLB admits umpires missed home run call

    CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.
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  • The seven worst things about the blown call in Wednesday's Indi…

    The seven worst things about the blown call in Wednesday's Indians-A's game

    CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    A bad umpire, a faulty system and a tense situation added up to one of the worst replay disasters ever for baseball, and one that could have serious repercussions, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson gets engaged to supermodel Lisalla M…

    Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson gets engaged to supermodel Lisalla Montenegro

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    While the 2013 baseball season hasn't been too kind to the Los Angeles Angels, pitcher C.J. Wilson seems to be doing pretty all right lately. He's in a shampoo commercial, made that cooler-than-everything foul ball catch on Sunday and he won his first r…
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  • Romero sent back to minors by Blue Jays

    Romero sent back to minors by Blue Jays

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    The Blue Jays have optioned left-hander Ricky Romero to Triple-A Buffalo and designated right-hander Edgar Gonzalez for assignment.
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  • There's no simple solution for protecting pitchers

    There's no simple solution for protecting pitchers

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    The scary incident involving J.A. Happ being struck in the head by a line drive once again has many in the game looking for answers to better protect pitchers without adversely impacting their ability to do their job.
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  • Rangers' Pierzynski (oblique strain) DL-bound

    Rangers' Pierzynski (oblique strain) DL-bound

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a Grade 1 right oblique strain.
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  • Joe Girardi Batted His Pitcher Eighth And Had Vernon Wells Play…

    Joe Girardi Batted His Pitcher Eighth And Had Vernon Wells Play Third

    I don't know how much of this was Girardi and how much was The Binder, but somehow, for some reason, Joe Girardi managed a May game against the Rockies like it was an 18-inning World Series Game 7. And it...worked?Read more...
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  • Cy (Young) vs. Cy (Young): David Price faces R.A. Dickey in rar…

    Cy (Young) vs. Cy (Young): David Price faces R.A. Dickey in rare meeting of reigning award winners

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    OK, so the illustration sort of looks like the Wicked Witch of the West tangling with Don Fanucci in "Godfather Part II." It's a much better pitching matchup than that, however, at least in theory. And much more rare, too. Not in 14 years have…
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  • Fenway Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the hom…

    Fenway Park: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Boston Red Sox

    yahoo.com May 9, 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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  • Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded Warriors

    Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded Warriors

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Jeff Baker, son of an Army colonel, has great admiration for military members and has become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.
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  • With first-pitch strikes, pitchers gain key edge

    With first-pitch strikes, pitchers gain key edge

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    After almost 15,000 total plate appearances in this season, hitters who take a first-pitch ball have a slash line of .269/.383/.442. Hitters who fall behind at 0-1 are flailing away to the tune of .221/.261/.341. Evidentally the best pitch of all is str…
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  • Padres fans latest to vie for cash on 'Bucks'

    Padres fans latest to vie for cash on 'Bucks'

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Kristen Arena and her boyfriend, Daniel Vinton, of San Diego were each doing their best to answer trivia questions before a recent Padres game at Petco Park, the 15th of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums now featured in the MLB.com game show "B…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 9

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 9

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Nationals overturn new rainout ticket policy following public b…

    Nationals overturn new rainout ticket policy following public backlash

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    The people have spoken and the Washington Nationals have listened to their dissatisfied cries regarding he team's new rainout ticket policy. As we learned following Tuesday night's rainout against the Detroit Tigers, the team had originally reaffirmed i…
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  • The Juice: Anemic Twins offense breaks out at Fenway; Jordan Zi…

    The Juice: Anemic Twins offense breaks out at Fenway; Jordan Zimmermann holds down Tigers

    yahoo.com May 9, 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. runs in his three previous outings. Before fans could settle into their seats at…
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  • Goldy tags two more homers for D-backs sweep

    Goldy tags two more homers for D-backs sweep

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt once again feasted on Dodgers pitching as he homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the D-backs to a 3-2 win Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Mets should consider chasing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at …

    Mets should consider chasing White Sox outfielder Alex Rios at trade deadline

    nydailynews.com May 9, 2013
    For a couple of reasons, the arrival of the underachieving, hitting-challenged Chicago White Sox at Citi Field served as an enlightenment for the Mets.
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  • Yanks snap Coors hex with infield hit in 9th

    Yanks snap Coors hex with infield hit in 9th

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
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  • Papi goes 0-for-5 as 27-game hitting streak ends

    Papi goes 0-for-5 as 27-game hitting streak ends

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    The odd part of David Ortiz's 27-game hitting streak coming to an end Wednesday night wasn't that the slugger didn't get a hit during an 0-for-5 night at the plate. It was that 14 of the 18 players who started in the game did. Ortiz was the only player …
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  • Mo makes latest farewell pitch where he'd never pitched

    Mo makes latest farewell pitch where he'd never pitched

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Mariano Rivera continued his farewell tour in a ballpark he had never pitched in before Wednesday night, meeting with longtime Rockies employees who cherished the opportunity to chat with the future Hall of Famer.
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  • Botched home run review helps Indians steal victory from A’s (V…

    Botched home run review helps Indians steal victory from A’s (Video)

    yahoo.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Here we go again. Even with the aid of instant replay, Angel Hernandez and his crew of umpires managed to botch the most important call in the A's-Indians game at Progressive Field on Wednesday night, which ultimately resulted in the Indians holding on …
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  • Derek Jeter's Diary: Ducks Have No Place in Baseball

    Derek Jeter's Diary: Ducks Have No Place in Baseball

    grantland.com May 9, 2013
    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...
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  • Video - Twins Take Advantage Of Red Sox Errors 00:35

    Twins Take Advantage Of Red Sox Errors

    May 9
    John Lackey made a costly throwing error, and the Twins answered with four unearned runs to beat the Red Sox 5-3.
  • Video - Long Ball Lifts Royals Past Orioles 00:31

    Long Ball Lifts Royals Past Orioles

    May 9
    Alex Gordon homered in his third straight game to help the Royals beat the Orioles 6-2.
  • Video - Yankees Win After Rain Delay At Coors Field 00:32

    Yankees Win After Rain Delay At Coors Field

    May 9
    Robinson Cano hit an infield single in the third for his 1,500th hit and homered to lead the Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Rockies.
  • Video - Nationals Hang On To Edge Tigers 00:32

    Nationals Hang On To Edge Tigers

    May 9
    The Nationals jumped on the scoreboard early and hung on to beat the Tigers 5-4.

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