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David Ortiz collects 2,000th career hit in Red Sox rout of Tige…

David Ortiz collects 2,000th career hit in Red Sox rout of Tigers

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 4, 2013
David Ortiz's big night against Detroit helped him make history, and the Red Sox slugger shows no signs of slowing down.
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  • CC, Rivera help Yankees sweep White Sox

    CC, Rivera help Yankees sweep White Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Struggling ace CC Sabathia pitched effectively into the eighth inning before Mariano Rivera earned his first four-out save in more than two years, helping the New York Yankees hold off the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
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  • Surging Indians unable to draw a crowd on Tuesday

    Surging Indians unable to draw a crowd on Tuesday

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Just 9,962 fans came to Progressive Field to watch them duel a talented and intriguing Orioles team on Tuesday, the smallest September crowd in the park's history.
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  • Justin Masterson brings live chicken to Indians batting practic…

    Justin Masterson brings live chicken to Indians batting practice

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Marlon Byrd to bolster their lineup and handle outfield duties for the September stretch run. Meanwhile, just a ways down the road in Cleveland, it appears the Indians have acquired a bird of their own — or perh…
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  • Castellanos may make first start this weekend

    Castellanos may make first start this weekend

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    The anticipation over top prospect Nick Castellanos' first Major League start might not last much longer. Tigers manager Jim Leyland strongly hinted that he could start Castellanos in left field this coming weekend in Kansas City.
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  • Crowe's walk-off single caps encouraging finale

    Crowe's walk-off single caps encouraging finale

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Trevor Crowe laced a walk-off single in the ninth to lift the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Twins in Wednesday's finale at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Konerko, Dunn caught in retirement spin cycle

    Konerko, Dunn caught in retirement spin cycle

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    One day after Adam Dunn faced questions about retiring after this season, Paul Konerko's desire to play in 2014 became a topic of discussion. Both White Sox players say they won't make any decisions about next season until this winter.
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  • Royals welcome Cain back from disabled list

    Royals welcome Cain back from disabled list

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who has been out with an oblique injury, was re-activated off the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday night's game against the Mariners.
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  • Wedge says Franklin needs a little polishing

    Wedge says Franklin needs a little polishing

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Although infielder Nick Franklin entered Wednesday night's game against the Royals hitting just .219, manager Eric Wedge remains confident that Franklin will be a big part of the Mariners' future.
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  • Increased velocity has Ubaldo finishing fast

    Increased velocity has Ubaldo finishing fast

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Ubaldo Jimenez might never be the overpowering pitcher he once was for the Rockies. Over his past three starts with the Indians, though, the right-hander has showed glimpses of the fastball velocity that made him a dominant starter in the past.
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  • Day after return, Cabrera out of Tigers lineup

    Day after return, Cabrera out of Tigers lineup

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Detroit's third baseman Miguel Cabrera is back out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
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  • Santiago loves to sign and receive autographs

    Santiago loves to sign and receive autographs

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Hector Santiago might be the most accommodating autograph signer in the big leagues, and the White Sox starter has collected about 200 autographs this year from the likes of Cal Ripken Jr. and Hank Aaron.
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  • Twins’ Darin Mastroianni swaps belts with teammate in bullpen a…

    Twins’ Darin Mastroianni swaps belts with teammate in bullpen after his breaks during great catch

    yahoo.com MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    "You can leave your hat on." — Randy Newman The Minnesota Twins deserved a victory Tuesday night, and they got one by a 9-6 score in 12 innings against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Twins had it coming, not because they played go…
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  • Dunn will consider retiring after this season

    Dunn will consider retiring after this season

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Adam Dunn told Fox Sports that he will consider retiring this offseason despite the fact that the Chicago White Sox slugger is under contract for $15 million in 2014.
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  • Leyland backs Scherzer, blasts 'stat stuff'

    Leyland backs Scherzer, blasts 'stat stuff'

    ESPN.com Sep 4, 2013
    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland blasted a statistic that could potentially devalue Max Scherzer's outstanding season, repeatedly saying that he doesn't care about "all that stat stuff."
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  • Royals keep playoff pushing by beating M's

    Royals keep playoff pushing by beating M's

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Catcher Salvador Perez delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth as the Royals moved to 4 1/2 games back in the Wild Card race with Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the Mariners.
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  • Impressive Lester fans nine, holds Tigers to one run

    Impressive Lester fans nine, holds Tigers to one run

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Jon Lester threw seven innings of one-run ball against the streaking Tigers, setting a season high with nine strikeouts, and the Red Sox squeezed a pair of runs out of Max Scherzer to serve him just his second loss of the season in a 2-1 win on Tuesday …
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  • Twins score three in the 12th to take down Astros

    Twins score three in the 12th to take down Astros

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe each hit two-run homers and lefty Pedro Hernandez turned in the first quality start of his career, but it still took 12 innings for the Twins to beat the Astros, 9-6, on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. After blowing a 6-3 le…
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  • Yankees stun White Sox with five-run eighth

    Yankees stun White Sox with five-run eighth

    MLB.com Sep 4, 2013
    The Yankees were shut down by hard-throwing left-hander Chris Sale for 7 1/3 innings, but they turned a five-run eighth inning into a 6-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Indians Take Series With O's 00:35

    Indians Take Series With O's

    Sep 4
    Yan Gomes drove in two runs in the Indians' 6-4 win over the Orioles.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:12

    Web Gems

    Sep 4
    Does Shane Victorino's jumping catch into the stands top Jose Iglesias and Josh Donaldson's reigning Web Gems?
  • Video - Astros Walk Off With Win 00:32

    Astros Walk Off With Win

    Sep 4
    Trevor Crowe's single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Astros past the Twins 6-5.
  • Video - Red Sox Pummel Tigers 03:57

    Red Sox Pummel Tigers

    Sep 4
    Highlight Of The Night: David Ortiz hit two home runs, drove in four runs and collected his 2,00th career hit as the Red Sox crushed the Tigers 20-4.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- There will never be another Gary Payton

    Sep 4
    The NBA may never see another player like Gary Payton, J.A. Adande writes
  • NBA -- Adam Silver and NBA's off-court conduct

    Sep 4
    Adam Silver's first order of business must be addressing the criminal activity afflicting the NBA, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Sources: Chris Mullin to join Sacramento Kings front office

    Sep 4
    Chris Mullin is joining the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to sources familiar with the team's plans.
  • J.J. Watt, Supercharged

    Sep 4
    HOUSTON—It would be easy to tell J.J. Watt he’s crazy if he weren’t so darn imposing. At 6-5 and a chiseled 288, he meets The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King, in a private spot outside the Texans’ locker room at Reliant Stadium … and proceeds to dish…