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Phegley's slam leads White Sox before benches clear

Phegley's slam leads White Sox before benches clear

MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated Jul 11, 2013
With a fight not seen in this team over a four-game losing streak before coming to Comerica Park, Robin Ventura's crew left with a series victory over the American League Central-leading Tigers after Thursday afternoon's 6-3 win. That fight wasn't limit…
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  • Benches clear in White Sox-Tigers game

    Benches clear in White Sox-Tigers game

    MLB.com Jul 11, 2013
    Tempers flared between the two sides in Chicago's 6-3 win on Thursday at Comerica Park when White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez charged the mound toward Luke Putkonen, who threw a pitch behind Ramirez in the sixth inning. No punches were thrown, and Rami…
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  • Ramirez leaves with cramping in right leg

    Ramirez leaves with cramping in right leg

    MLB.com Jul 11, 2013
    It was an eventful Thursday afternoon for White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in a 6-3 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park, and he didn't even make it through six innings.
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  • Jeter sparks Yanks, but exits with tight quad

    Jeter sparks Yanks, but exits with tight quad

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Jul 11, 2013
    By the end of the day, Derek Jeter's tone was more muted, as he and the Yankees both wait the results of a trip into the MRI tube. With Jeter's help, the Yankees rallied for an 8-4 victory over the Royals in the Bronx, but the 39-year-old was unable to …
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  • Salazar makes nearly flawless debut in series win

    Salazar makes nearly flawless debut in series win

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    In his Major League debut, Danny Salazar held the Blue Jays hitless into the sixth, allowing just one run on two hits as the Indians topped the Blue Jays, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field.
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  • Moore Where That Came From

    Moore Where That Came From

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    Matt Moore had a very good day on Thursday. He beat the Twins for his 13th win and was named to the All-Star team. Should he start the Midsummer Classic? Jay Jaffe weighs in.
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  • Bored Baseball Fans Play Baseball Videogames At Baseball Game

    Bored Baseball Fans Play Baseball Videogames At Baseball Game

    deadspin.com Jul 11, 2013
    We've got two bored baseball fans to share today, both of whom find virtual baseball games played on one's smartphone to be more compelling than actual baseball. The image above comes to us from a recent Cubs-White Sox game.Read more...
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  • Lucky 13: Zobrist's walk-off single leads Rays in extras

    Lucky 13: Zobrist's walk-off single leads Rays in extras

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    Ben Zobrist's single in the bottom of the 13th inning pushed the Rays to a 4-3 win over the Twins on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay has now won seven straight games.
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  • Wild ride: Kawasaki sparks Blue Jays' victory

    Wild ride: Kawasaki sparks Blue Jays' victory

    MLB.com Jul 11, 2013
    Righty Esmil Rogers logged seven strikeouts in six solid frames, but it was Munenori Kawasaki's bases-clearing single in the ninth that gave the Blue Jays a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
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  • Tigers pay back White Sox with offensive fireworks

    Tigers pay back White Sox with offensive fireworks

    MLB.com Jul 11, 2013
    One night after getting routed by the White Sox, the Tigers turned the tables on their division rivals with an 8-5 win at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder (homer, three RBIs) and Victor Martinez each had three hits to lead the onslaught.
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  • Video - Pirates Prospect Jameson Taillon 03:14

    Pirates Prospect Jameson Taillon

    Jul 11
    Pittsburgh's ace of the future talks about he Double-A All-Star Game, why he looks up to Justin Verlander, and the Pirates' winning ways.
  • Video - Phillies Prospect Jesse Biddle 03:21

    Phillies Prospect Jesse Biddle

    Jul 11
    Philadelphia's star prospect talks about facing Miguel Sano in the Futures Game, what it's like playing for his hometown team, and what he can bring to the Phillies when he's called up.
  • Video - Phegley's Grand Slam Lifts White Sox 00:36

    Phegley's Grand Slam Lifts White Sox

    Jul 11
    Josh Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam lifted the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Tigers.
  • Video - Rays Extend Winning Streak To 8 Games 00:32

    Rays Extend Winning Streak To 8 Games

    Jul 11
    Matt Moore won his 13th game of the season, Luke Scott and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back homers, and the surging Rays won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 win over the Twins.