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The Grand Slam: Infielder Leury García takes loss as Red Sox pr…

The Grand Slam: Infielder Leury García takes loss as Red Sox prevail in 14 innings

yahoo.com Updated 12 hours ago
Our first position player pitching alert of the season came to us during the Boston Red Sox 6-4, 14-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox at a chilly U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night. White Sox manager Robin Ventura called upon infielder Leury…
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    Mauer tabbed as MLB's All-Star Ambassador

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Major League Baseball on Thursday named Twins star Joe Mauer as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. In addition, Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva were named as spokespersons of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.
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  • Bradley, Boston win Sox battle in 14

    Bradley, Boston win Sox battle in 14

    Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday night.
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    McAllister strong, and Indians close out Tigers

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    A crucial escape by Zach McAllister in the fourth inning helped pave the way for a 3-2 victory for the Indians on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
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    MLB.com 16 hours ago
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  • Prospect Bauer wins in return to Triple-A

    Prospect Bauer wins in return to Triple-A

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    In his first start back with Triple-A Columbus since making a spot start for the Indians last week, right-hander Trevor Bauer threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday.
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    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
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  • Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Sp…

    Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Springer's debut

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 19 hours ago
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  • Spring Storm Cancels Twins-Blue Jays Game

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    nytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
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  • Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3

    Bautista, Lawrie Lift Blue Jays Over Twins 9-3

    nytimes.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
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  • Royals Down Astros 4-2

    Royals Down Astros 4-2

    nytimes.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
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  • Bourn's return delayed by weather in Motown

    Bourn's return delayed by weather in Motown

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    A light snowfall and frigid temperatures robbed Michael Bourn of his first game of the season with the Indians on Tuesday. Inside the warm confines of Comerica Park's visitors' clubhouse, the center fielder was just thrilled to be back with the team.
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  • White Sox OF Garcia has shoulder surgery

    White Sox OF Garcia has shoulder surgery

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Avisail Garcia's road to recovery began Tuesday, when the 22-year-old Chicago White Sox outfielder underwent successful shoulder surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital.
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  • Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

    Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

    MLB.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)
    Tuesday's scheduled game between the Indians and Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date, but not during the current series, which is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
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  • Video - Indians Hold Off Tigers 00:33

    Indians Hold Off Tigers

    Apr 16
    Yan Gomes' triple helped the Indians top the Tigers 3-2.
  • Video - Red Sox Win In Extra Innings 00:56

    Red Sox Win In Extra Innings

    Apr 16
    Jackie Bradley Jr.'s double in the 14th inning helped lift the Red Sox past the White Sox 6-4.
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    Springer Makes Debut In Astros Loss

    Apr 16
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  • Video - Blue Jays Coast Past Twins 00:52

    Blue Jays Coast Past Twins

    Apr 15
    The Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam as the Blue Jays defeated the Twins 9-3.

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