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Buck Showalter right about Yankees and Alex Rodriguez, but shou…

Buck Showalter right about Yankees and Alex Rodriguez, but should worry about Orioles

nydailynews.com Updated Aug 1, 2013
Buck Showalter is too good at his job of managing the Orioles, too respected around baseball, to come off sounding like a whiner about the big, bad Yankees.
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  • Red Sox rally with 6 runs in 9th to stun M's

    Red Sox rally with 6 runs in 9th to stun M's

    ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    Daniel Nava's long single to center field capped a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boston Red Sox came back to beat the Mariners 8-7 on Thursday night and sweep Seattle in the three-game series.
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  • Norris guides O's to win over former team

    Norris guides O's to win over former team

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    One day after being acquired from the Houston Astros, Bud Norris dominated his former teammates over six innings in his Orioles debut, and Baltimore got a home run from Chris Davis in a 6-3 victory Thursday night.
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  • A-Rod preps for rehab stint with simulated game

    A-Rod preps for rehab stint with simulated game

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez played a simulated game Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field, setting him up to start another Minor League rehabilitation assignment this weekend with Double-A Trenton.
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  • Buchholz bristles about 'weak' talk, eyes return

    Buchholz bristles about 'weak' talk, eyes return

    ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    Sidelined since early June by a strained bursa sac in his right shoulder, Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz said Thursday that he doesn't want anyone to think he's soft.
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  • Peavy eager to chase postseason with Red Sox

    Peavy eager to chase postseason with Red Sox

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    The thirst for wanting to pitch in a pennant race when an entire city is depending on you is just one of the reasons Jake Peavy was so excited that the Red Sox were the team that acquired him in a trade with the White Sox late Tuesday night.
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  • Oh Look, Here's Yasiel Puig Juggling A Baseball With Cristiano …

    Oh Look, Here's Yasiel Puig Juggling A Baseball With Cristiano Ronaldo

    deadspin.com Aug 1, 2013
    This post was supposed to be about how Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, in L.A. for his team's preseason, baddy flubbed the first pitch at last night's Yankees-Dodgers game, and somehow was gifted a second pitch. But fuck all that. This post is …
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  • Adam Jones’ birthday cake is the most ridiculous and most mouth…

    Adam Jones’ birthday cake is the most ridiculous and most mouth-watering thing you’ll see today

    yahoo.com Aug 1, 2013
    Like many people you know, half of what Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones posts on his Instagram account is pictures of food. Pre-game snacks. Post-game meals. On-the-town grub. But he's really outdone himself now.Jones turned 28 on Thursday and p…
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  • Source: Phils stonewalled Yanks on Young

    Source: Phils stonewalled Yanks on Young

    ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    The New York Yankees likely will not acquire Michael Young in a waiver deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a source with knowledge of the conversations between the teams on Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Buck Showalter Says The Yankees Win If A-Rod Is Suspended

    Buck Showalter Says The Yankees Win If A-Rod Is Suspended

    The Yankees want Alex Rodriguez to be suspended for life. They can say all the right things, but it's obvious and understandable they want him to go away and never come back. (Four years and $86 million remaining will have that effect.) So—is it fair if…
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  • MLB said to cut off negotiations with A-Rod

    MLB said to cut off negotiations with A-Rod

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    With suspensions for players involved in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation expected to come no later than Monday, Alex Rodriguez has reportedly lost any negotiating power he held prior to Friday night, when the Yankees' third baseman made…
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  • Yankees sign Dominican prospect Molina

    Yankees sign Dominican prospect Molina

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    The Yankees have added a promising five-tool talent to their prospect pipeline, signing 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Leonardo Molina to a deal that includes a $1.4 million bonus.
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  • Offseason deal with Jays paying off for Marlins

    Offseason deal with Jays paying off for Marlins

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    The Marlins and the Blue Jays both sit in last place in their respective divisions nine months since reaching the offseason blockbuster deal, but at least for Miami, the good has outweighed the bad in recent months.
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  • Left fielder Jonny Gomes pulls off unassisted double play for R…

    Left fielder Jonny Gomes pulls off unassisted double play for Red Sox

    yahoo.com Aug 1, 2013
    Wednesday night was a wild and crazy night at Fenway Park in Boston. Not only did the hometown Red Sox move back into first place in the American League East with a 5-4, 15 inning victory over the Seattle Mariners, which alone drove the city into a fren…
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  • Kershaw is pulling away from the pack

    Kershaw is pulling away from the pack

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    Clayton Kershaw's eight scoreless innings against the Yankees on Wednesday night were good for a mere no-decision in a Dodgers loss, but they further solidified his stature as the Majors' most dominant pitcher this season.
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  • Kuroda's gem tees up Yankees' rally in LA

    Kuroda's gem tees up Yankees' rally in LA

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    Lyle Overbay delivered a pinch-hit RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning before two more runs scored on an error, helping the Yankees take advantage of another Hiroki Kuroda gem with a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Red Sox's 10th walk-off win vaults them into first

    Red Sox's 10th walk-off win vaults them into first

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    Stephen Drew played the role of early-morning walk-off hero on Thursday at Fenway Park, belting a bases-loaded RBI single down the line in right with two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning, capping a 5-4 win over the Mariners. The victory, coupled wi…
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  • Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros S…

    Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros Series

    deadspin.com Aug 1, 2013
    Before Wednesday's game against the Astros, Manny Machado was hit by a batted ball during batting practice. He was fielding grounders at third base when Adam Jones hit a ball that struck Machado's elbow. He was helped off the field as a precaution, thou…
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  • Red Sox beat M's in 15 innings, top AL East

    Red Sox beat M's in 15 innings, top AL East

    ESPN.com Aug 1, 2013
    Stephen Drew singled in the winning run in the 15th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners and back into first place in the AL East on Wednesday night.
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  • Video - Red Sox Walk Off With Win 00:32

    Red Sox Walk Off With Win

    Aug 1
    The Red Sox scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to complete the comeback against the Mariners 8-7.
  • Video - State Of The Nation: Pitching Power 03:11

    State Of The Nation: Pitching Power

    Aug 1
    Gordon Edes takes a look at the Jake Peavy trade and the importance of starting pitching depth.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Sox On Top 01:37

    The GM's Office: Sox On Top

    Aug 1
    Jim Bowden likes the trades the Red Sox and GM Ben Cherington made by the deadline.
  • Video - Showalter: A-Rod Ban Benefits Yanks 06:02

    Showalter: A-Rod Ban Benefits Yanks

    Aug 1
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Orioles manager Buck Showalter's statement that a suspension of Alex Rodriguez would benefit the Yankees, and that Orioles C Matt Wieters would end up in New York in two years.

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    Aug 1
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    Aug 1
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    Aug 1
    MANKATO, Minn. -- If new Vikings receiver Greg Jennings was trying to follow his head coach's orders and steer clear of any distraction-creating talk about his former Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers, he failed quite miserably on Thursday afternoon at Min…
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