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Phillips' HR, defense lead Reds by Brewers

Phillips' HR, defense lead Reds by Brewers

ESPN.com Updated May 10, 2013
Brandon Phillips homered and made a spectacular rally-busting play -- using his left knee to get a forceout and start a double play -- as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night.
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  • Overbay, Ichiro HRs power Yanks by Royals

    Overbay, Ichiro HRs power Yanks by Royals

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Lyle Overbay hit a two-run homer and finished with five RBIs, Ichiro Suzuki also hit a two-run shot and the New York Yankees opened their only series in Kansas City with an 11-6 rout of the Royals on Friday night.
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  • Baker's HR, relievers lift Rangers by Astros

    Baker's HR, relievers lift Rangers by Astros

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Jeff Baker hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, and Texas relievers threw 3 1/3 hitless innings to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
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  • Lester, Miller, Cobb turn in eye-opening lines Friday night

    Lester, Miller, Cobb turn in eye-opening lines Friday night

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    On Friday, Jon Lester and Shelby Miller each flirted with perfection, and Alex Cobb turned in one of baseball's weirder stat lines. Joe Lemire breaks down some superlative pitching.
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  • Cobb strikes out 13; Rays rally past Padres

    Cobb strikes out 13; Rays rally past Padres

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Alex Cobb struck out 13 in fewer than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Tampa Bay Rays rally for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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  • One-hit wonder: Miller dominates Rockies

    One-hit wonder: Miller dominates Rockies

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Cardinals rookie Shelby Miller tossed a one-hitter in his first professional shutout and Carlos Beltran slammed his team-leading ninth home run of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rockies in front of 37,800 at Busch Stadium on Friday night.
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  • Heyward feels 'normal' soreness after first rehab game

    Heyward feels 'normal' soreness after first rehab game

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Jason Heyward was kept out of Triple-A Gwinnett's lineup on Friday night after he played his first game in nearly three weeks on Thursday.
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  • Pirates strike for big frames to fuel Wandy's win

    Pirates strike for big frames to fuel Wandy's win

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez disposed with the Mets' lukewarm batting order for six innings, while cleanup man Garrett Jones started one three-run rally with a double and ended another with a replay-reviewed homer in Friday night's 7-3 win.
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  • Nationals control Cubs for fifth straight win

    Nationals control Cubs for fifth straight win

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Ian Desmond's three hits included a two-run homer and an RBI double, and Danny Espinosa and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs with doubles, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.
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  • Offense pours in runs to back Scherzer's fifth win

    Offense pours in runs to back Scherzer's fifth win

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Homers from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera lifted Max Scherzer to his fifth win, powering the Tigers to a 10-4 win Friday night at Comerica Park against the Indians.
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  • Rivera Is Able to Laugh It Off

    Rivera Is Able to Laugh It Off

    nytimes.com yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    Back in Kansas City for the first time since his season-ending injury last May, a healthy Mariano Rivera was able to joke about what happened.
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  • Fielder, Cabrera blast homers in Tigers' win

    Fielder, Cabrera blast homers in Tigers' win

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night.
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  • Cards' Carpenter throws pain-free 'pen session

    Cards' Carpenter throws pain-free 'pen session

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- Former Cy Young award winner Chris Carpenter took another step toward possibly returning to the mound by tossing a pain-free bullpen session prior to Friday night's game with the Colorado Rockies.
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  • Bochy backs Vogelsong amid recent struggles

    Bochy backs Vogelsong amid recent struggles

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy demonstrated his faith Friday in Ryan Vogelsong, announcing that the struggling right-hander will make his next start as scheduled Wednesday at Toronto.
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  • Manuel hopes Aumont cuts down on walks

    Manuel hopes Aumont cuts down on walks

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    More than a month into the new season, Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont boasts a 2.45 ERA, a number few would gripe about. But in his 11 innings, the right-hander has already walked 10 batters.
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  • Young likely nearing rehab assignment in Arizona

    Young likely nearing rehab assignment in Arizona

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    A depleted A's club could soon be welcoming back one of its ailing outfielders, as Chris Young is expected to begin a rehab assignment within a few days.
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  • Motte in good spirits after season-ending surgery

    Motte in good spirits after season-ending surgery

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Injured closer Jason Motte underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and appeared at Busch Stadium on Friday in good spirits.
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  • Adrian returns to Dodgers' lineup

    Adrian returns to Dodgers' lineup

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who exited Wednesday's game after four innings with a mild neck strain, was back in the lineup on Friday.
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  • Jones awarded homer after replay at Citi Field

    Jones awarded homer after replay at Citi Field

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle successfully petitioned the umpiring crew to consult replay, and a brief delay was all it took to reverse a triple to a home run for Garrett Jones against Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum on Friday.
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  • Lasorda defends Mattingly's job with Dodgers

    Lasorda defends Mattingly's job with Dodgers

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda came to the defense of current manager Don Mattingly, who has been under increasing media pressure in Los Angeles with his expensive team being off to a 13-20 start.
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  • Halladay apologetic to fans following shoulder injury

    Halladay apologetic to fans following shoulder injury

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    After sitting with his thoughts for a couple days after finding out he'd need to undergo surgery on his right shoulder, Roy Halladay felt he needed to send a direct message to those he felt had been somewhat ignored.
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  • Oswalt goes three frames in extended spring game

    Oswalt goes three frames in extended spring game

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Veteran three-time All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt, who signed a Minor League contract with the Rockies on May 2, threw three innings and displayed decent fastball velocity Friday during his first extended spring training outing in Arizona.
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  • White Sox's Viciedo off DL, in Friday's lineup

    White Sox's Viciedo off DL, in Friday's lineup

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    The White Sox activated Dayan Viciedo and put him in the starting lineup Friday.
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  • Mo, Yanks make light of last year's injury in KC

    Mo, Yanks make light of last year's injury in KC

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Mariano Rivera jogged out to the spot where his career nearly ended 12 months ago, looked down and smiled Friday. A prankster from the Yankees' clubhouse had painted a white chalk outline of Rivera's body on the warning track, while a banner adorned wit…
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  • The Secret of Baxter’s Success

    The Secret of Baxter’s Success

    nytimes.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Mike Baxter has developed into a pinch-hitting weapon for the Mets. His manager attributes Baxter's success to his attention to detail.
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  • Scioscia moving on from 'isolated incident'

    Scioscia moving on from 'isolated incident'

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia briefly doubted his interpretation of the rules for pitching changes, but he was accurate and is ready to move forward after the umpires were disciplined and Astros manager Bo Porter apologized.
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  • Gardenhire eager to get Arcia more playing time

    Gardenhire eager to get Arcia more playing time

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Rookie outfielder Oswaldo Arcia has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball so far in May, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he will get regular playing time moving forward.
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  • Lewis, Ramirez make progress at Frisco

    Lewis, Ramirez make progress at Frisco

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    The Rangers had two pitchers make significant starts in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday: Colby Lewis at Triple-A Las Vegas and Neil Ramirez at Double-A Frisco. Lewis is on the road back from last year's flexor tendon surgery, and Ramirez is on the road b…
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  • Coke's return imminent after rehab appearance

    Coke's return imminent after rehab appearance

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Phil Coke's eight-pitch inning of relief at Triple-A Toledo on Thursday puts him in position for what could be an imminent return from the 15-day disabled list this weekend, restoring Detroit's bullpen to three left-handed relievers.
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  • Porter issues apology for misinterpreting rules

    Porter issues apology for misinterpreting rules

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Astros manger Bo Porter issued a public apology Friday afternoon for making an illegal pitching change in Thursday's loss to the Angels, a move that led to the two-game suspension and fine of crew chief Fieldin Culbreth and fines for the rest of his cre…
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  • Liriano set to make Pirates debut Saturday

    Liriano set to make Pirates debut Saturday

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Francisco Liriano is set to come off the disabled list and make his Pittsburgh Pirates debut Saturday against the New York Mets.
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  • MLB.com Gave Red Sox Owner A Byline To Respond To Dan Shaughnes…

    MLB.com Gave Red Sox Owner A Byline To Respond To Dan Shaughnessy

    deadspin.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Well, this is ... interesting. MLB.com published a column this afternoon that takes the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy to task for filling precious newspaper space by creating accusations of PED usage for David Ortiz to deny. The author of that MLB.com …
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  • Farrell: Hanrahan mulls season-ending surgery

    Farrell: Hanrahan mulls season-ending surgery

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    Boston Red Sox pitcher Joel Hanrahan was en route to Boston after being examined Friday morning by Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedist he saw for a second opinion regarding the flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.
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  • Just Manny being Manny … and being the Incredible Hulk

    Just Manny being Manny … and being the Incredible Hulk

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    Manny Ramirez's tenure in Taiwan has already given us odd signs and crazy home run reactions. And it keeps giving. Because here's a picture of Manny dressed up as the Incredible Hulk earlier this week. Apparently, his team, the EDA Rhinos, all dressed i…
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  • Harper (toe) sits, Werth (hamstring) likely to DL

    Harper (toe) sits, Werth (hamstring) likely to DL

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is out of the lineup against the Chicago Cubs after having an ingrown right toenail removed, while right fielder Jayson Werth is probably headed to the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Cueto reports no ill-effects after rehab start

    Cueto reports no ill-effects after rehab start

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Reds ace Johnny Cueto reported no issues the day after he threw 50 pitches over three innings in a rehab start for Class A Dayton on Thursday.
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  • Meanwhile in Korea: Pitcher’s funny reaction when ump and catch…

    Meanwhile in Korea: Pitcher’s funny reaction when ump and catcher throw him a ball at the same time

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    While the American baseball scene is consumed lately by gaffes and rule-breaking from MLB umpires, here's a funny miscommunication between an ump and catcher in the Korean Baseball Organization. The result? They both throw balls back to the pitcher, and…
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  • Umpire Fieldin Culbreth suspended two games for misapplication …

    Umpire Fieldin Culbreth suspended two games for misapplication of rules in Angels-Astros game

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    You say you wanted more accountability for the umpires and less transparency from Major League Baseball in terms of how their umpires are disciplined? Good news. The league made a lot of progress in both areas on Friday as they announced that veteran um…
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  • MLB bans ump 2 games for Astros pitcher swap

    MLB bans ump 2 games for Astros pitcher swap

    ESPN.com yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    The rule covering pitching changes was not applied correctly by the umpiring crew in the seventh inning of Thursday's Angels-Astros game in Houston, Major League Baseball said Friday.
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  • MLB Has Disciplined The Umps From Last Night's Angels-Astros Ga…

    MLB Has Disciplined The Umps From Last Night's Angels-Astros Game

    deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    Well, what do you know? MLB has not only decided to swing its shithammer at the crew that screwed up a basic rules interpretation during last night's Angels-Astros game, but that it's publicizing the discipline being meted out.Read more...
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  • MLB admits error in Angels game, suspends ump

    MLB admits error in Angels game, suspends ump

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    MLB acknowledged its umpires messed up for the second straight day. This time, one umpire has been suspended and three more were fined for Thursday's Angels-Astros rules gaffe.
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  • Reds activate Hanigan ahead of Brewers series

    Reds activate Hanigan ahead of Brewers series

    ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    The Reds activated catcher Ryan Hanigan off the disabled list for the start of a series on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, getting them a little closer to full-strength.
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  • Can't afford MLB.tv?

    Can't afford MLB.tv?

    deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    Can't afford MLB.tv? Not to worry, our pals at Gizmodo have you covered. [Gizmodo]Read more...
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: May 10

    Today's MLB starting lineups: May 10

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Zack Greinke’s ahead of schedule in injury rehab - he’s pitchin…

    Zack Greinke’s ahead of schedule in injury rehab - he’s pitching in a minor-league game Friday

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com May 10, 2013
    Saturday is the one-month anniversary of that big Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres brawl, the one in which Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke broke his collarbone crashing into Carlos Quentin.Greinke was supposed to be out eight weeks after surgery. But F…
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  • Van Slyke called up; Herrera optioned

    Van Slyke called up; Herrera optioned

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    The Dodgers selected the contract of Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A on Friday.
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  • Rays place Gomes on DL, call up Lueke

    Rays place Gomes on DL, call up Lueke

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    The Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain and recalled Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham to take his place.
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  • Peter Gammons suspects umpire Angel Hernandez let botched call …

    Peter Gammons suspects umpire Angel Hernandez let botched call stand as objection to replay

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    And the plot thickens. Veteran baseball analyst Peter Gammons went on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday and made a bold claim: Angel Hernandez, the umpire who refused to overturn the botched home-run call in Wednesday's Indians-A's game, did so as an objec…
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  • Cubs activate reliever Fujikawa from disabled list

    Cubs activate reliever Fujikawa from disabled list

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    As expected, the Cubs on Friday activated reliever Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day disabled list prior to the club's weekend series against the Nationals.
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  • Pink-stitched baseballs ready for breast cancer awareness and M…

    Pink-stitched baseballs ready for breast cancer awareness and Mother’s Day

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    The late Ted Williams used to say that his vision was so sharp, he could pick out the stitches on a baseball as it was pitched to him. But how would his eyes do scanning for pink stitches, instead of the 108 traditional red ones? For the cause of breast…
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  • Rivals and pals, Frazier and Meadows create Draft buzz

    Rivals and pals, Frazier and Meadows create Draft buzz

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Georgia high schools have produced a fair share of talent, especially in recent years. Just a year ago, Byron Buxton was drafted No. 2 overall, and Lucas Sims went later in the first round. But the Peach State hasn't seen anything quite like the buzz pr…
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  • Astros Fan Behind Home Plate Really Wants You To See His Fake D…

    Astros Fan Behind Home Plate Really Wants You To See His Fake Dong

    deadspin.com May 10, 2013
    We pride ourselves on vigilance to behind-the-plate fan frivolity, what with jackasses pantomiming blowjobs at Wrigley or dudes outfitting themselves in Marlins gear during non-Marlins postseason games. So when this fan at last night's Angels-Astros gam…
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  • R.A. Dickey on Toronto Blue Jays: ‘We’re playing hard as crud’

    R.A. Dickey on Toronto Blue Jays: ‘We’re playing hard as crud’

    yahoo.com May 10, 2013
    The full quote from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander R.A. Dickey, via the Toronto Star, goes like this:“It’s just sad, because you pour your heart and soul into the game and it doesn’t always end up in a win. We’re playing hard. We’re not maybe pl
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  • To sacrifice or not to sacrifice, that is the question

    To sacrifice or not to sacrifice, that is the question

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    It's a topic that, remarkable as it might seem to outsiders, ignites plenty of passion in the industry of baseball: To bunt or not to bunt?
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  • Several could be 'designated' an All-Star

    Several could be 'designated' an All-Star

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    More often than not, it seems that All-Star voting decisions are a matter of priorities, as much as performance. When fans click that button or punch that hole, they're making a statement as to what they value and what they want to see in the Midsummer …
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  • MLB Notebook: Cano on an elite career pace

    MLB Notebook: Cano on an elite career pace

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Robinson Cano collected his 1,500th career hit Thursday, becoming the 52nd player to accomplish the feat through his first nine big league seasons.
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  • MLB must hold umps more accountable

    MLB must hold umps more accountable

    CNNSI.com May 10, 2013
    Another day, another umpire gaffe. This one, at least, did not affect the outcome of a game. Why does MLB let unaccountable umps insult fans -- and the game? asks Tom Verducci.
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  • The Juice: Tale of two walk-offs - Mets get clutch single while…

    The Juice: Tale of two walk-offs - Mets get clutch single while Rays literally walk away with win

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 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.A pair of walk-off wins Thursday night showed us two very different ways to win a…
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  • Dominance on docket for Darvish in second season

    Dominance on docket for Darvish in second season

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    "Strikeout stuff" is a day at the office for Yu Darvish. In fact, Darvish is a pitcher for whom the term "no-hit stuff" can be not a reach, but a reality.
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  • Kimbrel earns 100th career save

    Kimbrel earns 100th career save

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Braves closer Craig Kimbrel turned in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday night's 6-3 win over the Giants to record career save No. 100, a milestone that proved elusive this week.
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  • McCann leads way as Braves top Giants

    McCann leads way as Braves top Giants

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Brian McCann highlighted a three-hit performance with his first home run of the season and aided the four-run fifth inning that gave Julio Teheran the support he needed in the Braves' 6-3 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
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  • Following controversy, Halos rally past Astros

    Following controversy, Halos rally past Astros

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    In a wild game that featured a controversial call by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, an official protest by manager Mike Scioscia, injuries to shortstop Erick Aybar and reliever Scott Downs and plenty of back-and-forth, the Angels avoided a sweep against t…
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  • Angels' protest of Astros' pitching change rescinded

    Angels' protest of Astros' pitching change rescinded

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 10, 2013
    The Angels' 6-5 victory over the Astros rescinded manager Mike Scioscia's official protest of Thursday night's game at Minute Maid Park, while somewhat downplaying another umpiring controversy one day after the big home run dispute in Cleveland.
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  • Mets could go after Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo in…

    Mets could go after Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo in offseason

    nydailynews.com May 10, 2013
    It’s only May, and yet on the nights when Matt Harvey isn’t pitching, the only real intrigue surrounding the Mets is figuring out how they’re going to turn this team into a contender by next year, never mind this season.
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  • Jays' loss to Rays indicative of disappointing '13

    Jays' loss to Rays indicative of disappointing '13

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    The struggling Blue Jays, who had so much hope and anticipation before the season opened, have been baseball's biggest disappointment.
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  • MLB Mock Draft: Gray looks like best bet at No. 1 -- for now

    MLB Mock Draft: Gray looks like best bet at No. 1 -- for now

    CNNSI.com May 10, 2013
    This year's MLB Draft is unusually difficult to handicap.
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  • Corbin controls Phillies in D-backs' victory

    Corbin controls Phillies in D-backs' victory

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Patrick Corbin threw six-plus strong innings and drove in a run to help lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Thursday night.
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  • Arcia celebrates birthday with big homer vs. Red Sox

    Arcia celebrates birthday with big homer vs. Red Sox

    MLB.com May 10, 2013
    Rookie Oswaldo Arcia celebrated his 22nd birthday by tripling and hitting a two-run homer to lead the Twins to a 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
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  • Video - Desmond Powers Nationals Past Cubs 00:31

    Desmond Powers Nationals Past Cubs

    May 10
    Ian Desmond had a home run and an RBI double the Nationals' 7-3 win against the Cubs.
  • Video - Tigers Snap Indians' Streak 00:30

    Tigers Snap Indians' Streak

    May 10
    Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila each drove in three runs as the Tigers snapped the Indians' four-game win streak with a 10-4 win.
  • Video - Lester, Red Sox Shut Out Blue Jays 00:31

    Lester, Red Sox Shut Out Blue Jays

    May 10
    Jon Lester's one-hitter, his 10th career complete game, leads the Red Sox to a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Torre Addresses Perception Of Umpires 02:42

    Torre Addresses Perception Of Umpires

    May 10
    Joe Torre discusses this week's missed home run call, whether replay would have helped, and the resulting perception of umpires.

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    May 10
    With the retirement of Tampa Bay defensive back Ronde Barber this week, the NFL lost one of its consummate professionals and a player who had become a hallmark of consistency throughout his celebrated 16-year career.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has fresh appr…

    May 10
    Golden State coach Mark Jackson is succeeding with a fresh approach.
  • The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3

    May 10
    Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.