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A-Rod heads to Chicago, plans to play Monday

A-Rod heads to Chicago, plans to play Monday

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Aug 4, 2013
Alex Rodriguez says that he is flying to Chicago on Sunday to join the Yankees, and manager Joe Girardi said that he has "penciled" the embattled slugger into the lineup he is formulating in his mind for Monday's game against the White Sox.
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  • Strained right calf could land Jeter on DL again

    Strained right calf could land Jeter on DL again

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Derek Jeter has been limited to just five games this season due to injuries, and the Yankees' captain is facing the possibility of yet another stint on the disabled list. An MRI performed on Saturday in San Diego revealed that Jeter has a Grade 1 strain…
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  • Kennedy victorious in Padres debut, tops Yanks

    Kennedy victorious in Padres debut, tops Yanks

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Ian Kennedy was solid in his first career start for the Padres, and he got plenty of support from his offense in a 6-3 victory over the Yankees in front of 43,504 fans at Petco Park on Sunday.
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  • MLB: Rodriguez can play during appeals process

    MLB: Rodriguez can play during appeals process

    CNNSI.com deadspin.com Aug 4, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with deliberations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday but can play while he appeals the penalty.
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  • Blanco's late blast leads Mariners to series victory

    Blanco's late blast leads Mariners to series victory

    MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Veteran catcher Henry Blanco ripped a two-run homer in the seventh on Sunday to lift the Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Orioles and make a winner of Joe Saunders after a gritty outing by Seattle's southpaw.
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  • Doubront blanks D-backs as Red Sox cruise

    Doubront blanks D-backs as Red Sox cruise

    ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Felix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to continue his run of strong starts and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
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  • D-backs activate McCarthy; Sipp designated

    D-backs activate McCarthy; Sipp designated

    ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    The Arizona Diamondbacks activated Sunday's starter Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list before their game against the Red Sox.
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  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez wants you to believe he's a fighter and…

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez wants you to believe he's a fighter and a victim

    nydailynews.com Aug 4, 2013
    It was the late, great Bill Riordan, a fight promoter at heart who became Jimmy Connors’ manager in the old days, who once said, “You’re only in trouble when you start to believe your own material.” That is exactly where we are with Alex Rodriguez, what…
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  • Offense stays hot to back Weaver vs. Toronto

    Offense stays hot to back Weaver vs. Toronto

    MLB.com Aug 4, 2013
    The Angels gave ace Jered Weaver plenty of run support as they defeated the Blue Jays, 7-3, on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.
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  • Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is…

    Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is near

    CNNSI.com Aug 4, 2013
    With MLB's decision looming, Alex Rodriguez's last night in Trenton felt like the end.
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  • Saunders' monster night launches Mariners to victory

    Saunders' monster night launches Mariners to victory

    MLB.com Aug 4, 2013
    Mariners batters continued mashing for a second straight night on Saturday, and this time got the pitching to support their efforts as Erasmo Ramirez held the Orioles in check for an 8-4 victory. Justin Smoak homered, and Michael Saunders added two with…
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  • Peavy outduels Corbin, wins Red Sox debut

    Peavy outduels Corbin, wins Red Sox debut

    ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Jake Peavy allowed four hits in seven-plus innings to lead the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night, winning his first start since coming to Boston at the trade deadline.
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  • Rays slip past Giants on Myers' RBI single

    Rays slip past Giants on Myers' RBI single

    ESPN.com Aug 4, 2013
    Wil Myers had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
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  • Video - Padres Wins Series With Yankees 00:28

    Padres Wins Series With Yankees

    Aug 4
    Phil Hughes surrendered five runs over 2 2/3 innings in the Yankees' 6-3 loss to the Padres.
  • Video - Doubront, Red Sox Shut Out Diamondbacks 00:39

    Doubront, Red Sox Shut Out Diamondbacks

    Aug 4
    Felix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to guide the Red Sox to a 4-0 win.
  • Video - Mariners Edge Orioles On Blanco's Homer 00:32

    Mariners Edge Orioles On Blanco's Homer

    Aug 4
    Henry Blanco hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Orioles.
  • Video - A-Rod Likely Suspended Through 2014 01:58

    A-Rod Likely Suspended Through 2014

    Aug 4
    Tim Kurkjian and Doug Glanville discuss the looming suspension of Alex Rodriguez, which is likely to be handed down on Monday.

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