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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.Upvote Share TweetOne 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.Upvote Share TweetYankees 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Buchholz bristles about 'weak' talk, eyes returnSidelined 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Aug 1, 2013This 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Adam Jones’ birthday cake is the most ridiculous and most mouth-watering thing you’ll see todayyahoo.com Updated Aug 1, 2013Like 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Phils stonewalled Yanks on YoungThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetWith 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Left fielder Jonny Gomes pulls off unassisted double play for Red Soxyahoo.com Updated Aug 1, 2013Wednesday 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…Upvote Share TweetClayton 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Kuroda's gem tees up Yankees' rally in LALyle 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.Upvote Share TweetStephen 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros Seriesdeadspin.com Updated Aug 1, 2013Before 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox beat M's in 15 innings, top AL EastStephen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox Walk Off With WinAug 1The Red Sox scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to complete the comeback against the Mariners 8-7.
State Of The Nation: Pitching PowerAug 1Gordon Edes takes a look at the Jake Peavy trade and the importance of starting pitching depth.
The GM's Office: Sox On TopAug 1Jim Bowden likes the trades the Red Sox and GM Ben Cherington made by the deadline.
Showalter: A-Rod Ban Benefits YanksAug 1Stephen 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.
Sources -- Greg Oden plans to choose next team FridayAug 1Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
Greg Oden plans to choose next team Friday -- sourcesAug 1Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
Don Banks: Jennings' newest Rodgers comments just make things worseAug 1MANKATO, 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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