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Scherzer hit with rare loss as Red Sox win

Scherzer hit with rare loss as Red Sox win

ESPN.com Updated Sep 3, 2013
Jon Lester outdueled Max Scherzer and the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 2-1 on Tuesday night, ending the Tigers right-hander's chance to become just the second pitcher to open a season with a 20-1 record.
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  • Ubaldo rises to occasion in big game vs. O's

    Ubaldo rises to occasion in big game vs. O's

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    After a stellar start from Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Perez flirted with disaster in the ninth before steadying himself to close out the Indians' 4-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday at Progressive Field.
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  • Yanks rally with 5-run 8th to drop White Sox

    Yanks rally with 5-run 8th to drop White Sox

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Eduardo Nunez's two-run double capped a five-run eighth inning that rallied the New York Yankees past the Chicago White Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night for a crucial victory as they chase an AL playoff berth.
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  • Jeter moves into ninth on all-time hits list

    Jeter moves into ninth on all-time hits list

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Derek Jeter moved into ninth place on the all-time hits list with an infield single during the third inning of Tuesday's New York Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Miguel Cabrera returns to the Tigers lineup — but he really jus…

    Miguel Cabrera returns to the Tigers lineup — but he really just needs to slow down

    yahoo.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Detroit Tigers have a World Series to chase and Miguel Cabrera has a second straight Triple Crown in his sights, so there's no time for rest. Nobody in Detroit is saying those words, but that sure is what the team and its star player seem to be tell…
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  • Roundup: Masterson to miss at least one start

    Roundup: Masterson to miss at least one start

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson will miss at least one start because of a strained left oblique, another blow to a team that's struggling to stay in playoff contention.
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  • Pena, Giavotella, Davis among KC callups

    Pena, Giavotella, Davis among KC callups

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    Veteran left-handed hitter Carlos Pena was among six players called up by the Royals on Tuesday.
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  • Indians activate OF Raburn for stretch run

    Indians activate OF Raburn for stretch run

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Indians closer Chris Perez pleads no contest to marijuana charg…

    Indians closer Chris Perez pleads no contest to marijuana charges, gets probation and $250 fine

    Remember when Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez had a package of pot mailed to his house in June, addressed to the family dog? Then the authorities sniffed it out (literally), did a sting on the Perez home and arrested the pitcher and his wife? Turns…
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  • Austin Jackson does pushups, not quite Willie Mays Hayes-style,…

    Austin Jackson does pushups, not quite Willie Mays Hayes-style, after stolen base

    yahoo.com Sep 3, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. "Now drop and give me three!" That's what the imaginary drill sergeant inside of the head of Austin Jackson told him Monday afternoon in the top of the eighth inning after he stole second base. With the D…
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  • Jimenez, Kazmir willing to return to Indians

    Jimenez, Kazmir willing to return to Indians

    ESPN.com Sep 3, 2013
    Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir, who have helped pitch the Cleveland Indians into postseason contention this year, both said they would be willing to return to Cleveland as free agents next season.
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  • Jose Iglesias adds another defensive gem to his highlight reel …

    Jose Iglesias adds another defensive gem to his highlight reel in his return to Boston

    yahoo.com Sep 3, 2013
    We've been there and done that when it comes to explaining the hype about rookie Jose Iglesias' defensive prowess. Iglesias was acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Boston Red Sox to fill the spot of the suspended Jhonny Peralta, and if Iglesias keep…
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  • Orioles keep pace in playoff race behind Norris

    Orioles keep pace in playoff race behind Norris

    MLB.com Sep 3, 2013
    Bud Norris allowed just one earned run over seven innings in the Orioles' 7-2 victory over the Indians on Monday afternoon. Nate McLouth and Matt Wieters each knocked two-run homers.
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  • Video - Red Sox Hand Scherzer Rare Loss 00:32

    Red Sox Hand Scherzer Rare Loss

    Sep 3
    Max Scherzer was handed a rare loss as the Red Sox edged the Tigers 2-1.
  • Video - Yankees Rally For Late Win 00:32

    Yankees Rally For Late Win

    Sep 3
    Derek Jeter moved into ninth on the all-time hits list, and the Yankees scored five runs in the eighth inning to defeat the White Sox 6-4.
  • Video - Perez Lifts Royals Past Mariners 00:32

    Perez Lifts Royals Past Mariners

    Sep 3
    Salvador Perez's single in the eighth inning lifted the Royals past the Mariners 4-3.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:15

    Web Gems

    Sep 3
    Does Josh Donaldson's diving catch over the tarp top Jose Iglesias' barehanded pick and flip to first.

Sports Columnists

  • On the Defense After Defending Ex-Players

    Sep 3
    As we head into Week 1 of the NFL’s 94th season, I’m playing defense after Monday’s column on Kevin Turner and the plaintiffs’ attorney, Chris Seeger. Your email: GOOD QUESTION. “I’ve enjoyed your NFL work for many years. It’s the first thing I read eve…
  • Michael Beasley will be released by Phoenix Suns, sources say

    Sep 3
    Michael Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, is on course to be a free agent by the end of this week, sources close to the process told ESPN.com.
  • Michael Beasley release former No. 2 pick Phoenix Suns

    Sep 3
    Michael Beasley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft was released by the Phoenix Suns in the wake of his recent arrest on suspicion of marijuana possession.