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Astros to honor Boston and West, Texas victims, collecting dona…

Astros to honor Boston and West, Texas victims, collecting donations during week long homestand

yahoo.com Updated Apr 19, 2013
In a week filled with tragedy and heartache, the Houston Astros will do their part to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas by observing a moment of silence prior to Friday night’s game agains
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  • Martinez sustains sprained knee during swing

    Martinez sustains sprained knee during swing

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Astros left fielder J.D. Martinez had to be helped off the field by trainers in the fourth inning on Friday after his right knee appeared to buckle during an at-bat against Indians starter Brett Myers.
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  • In Anaheim, Torii is gone but far from forgotten

    In Anaheim, Torii is gone but far from forgotten

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Torii Hunter's move from Anaheim to Detroit had a rough start, but the veteran outfielder is thriving with a Tigers club that is ecstatic to have him, and his impact in the Angels clubhouse is still cherished by former teammates.
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  • Cold, wind postpone Twins-White Sox opener

    Cold, wind postpone Twins-White Sox opener

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field has been postponed due to a forecast of cold and windy conditions.
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  • Red Sox game is on hold as manhunt continues

    Red Sox game is on hold as manhunt continues

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox players and other team employees have been told to stay home until a decision is made on whether Friday night's game will be played, a club official said.
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  • Quick-rising Sale prompts lofty comparisons

    Quick-rising Sale prompts lofty comparisons

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    For years, the White Sox depth chart showed left-hander Mark Buehrle atop the starting rotation. But there is a new ace in town now, and after signing a five-year contract extension in the offseason, Chris Sale is going to be around for a long time.
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  • Emergency drill set for Tuesday at Progressive Field

    Emergency drill set for Tuesday at Progressive Field

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians will participate in a full-scale emergency exercise and training Tuesday at Progressive Field, an event that is not connected to the terrorist events in Boston that have embroiled the nation.
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  • Video - Angels Crush Tigers 00:36

    Angels Crush Tigers

    Apr 19
    Peter Bourjos' drives in three runs in the Angels' 8-1 win over the Tigers.

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  • Don Banks: For Brandon O'Brien, honor, service, sacrifice more vital than …

    Apr 19
    In the whirlwind aftermath of the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon this week, you may have heard the inspiring story of Brandon O'Brien, the longshot 30-year-old NFL hopeful and former Marine and Iraqi war veteran who felt moved enough by the terr…
  • NBA playoffs 2013 - Will scoring drop in the playoffs?

    Apr 19
    The NBA playoffs are here, so scoring is about to go down, right? Not exactly.