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Red Sox rebound vs. Tigers behind Victorino

Red Sox rebound vs. Tigers behind Victorino

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jun 21, 2013
Shane Victorino homered and hit three singles, driving in five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
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  • Jays win 9th straight, now .500 on season

    Jays win 9th straight, now .500 on season

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    Rajai Davis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for their ninth straight win, 7-6 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
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  • Almonte impresses in first start as Yanks roll

    Almonte impresses in first start as Yanks roll

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.
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  • Depleted Yanks get infielder Lillibridge from Cubs

    Depleted Yanks get infielder Lillibridge from Cubs

    CNNSI.com Jun 21, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The New York Yankees have acquired minor league infielder Brent Lillibridge from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Red Sox closer job: Uehara in, Bailey out

    Red Sox closer job: Uehara in, Bailey out

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox named Koji Uehara their closer Friday, replacing the struggling Andrew Bailey.
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  • Mariano Rivera honored on special New Era cap marking his retir…

    Mariano Rivera honored on special New Era cap marking his retirement

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    Mariano Rivera, in the middle of his MLB "farewell tour," has been receiving gifts from opposing teams when his New York Yankees visit. Rivera's final stop in cities has earned him prizes such as a surfboard and a gold record. Cap maker New Er…
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  • Why Baseball Needs Troy Tulowitzki

    Why Baseball Needs Troy Tulowitzki

    deadspin.com Jun 21, 2013
    On Monday night, the Colorado Rockies lost to the Blue Jays. Despite getting a strong effort from starter Jorge De La Rosa, the Rockies just couldn't muster any offense—they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position—and eventually fell 2-0. Tuesday,…
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  • Yankees Using Mark Teixeira's Sweat To Sell Pricey Legends Seat…

    Yankees Using Mark Teixeira's Sweat To Sell Pricey Legends Seats

    deadspin.com Jun 21, 2013
    The sales world is full of creepy pitches, but this one we got from a Yankees ticket rep hawking $1,000 Legends suite seats is especially weird. Have you ever wanted to be so close you could floss Robinson Cano's smile? (No.)Read more...
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  • Pitching staff's turnaround the key for Red Sox

    Pitching staff's turnaround the key for Red Sox

    MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Red Sox lead the Major Leagues in runs scored. But the primary reason that they are a first-place team now, as opposed to the last-place team they were in 2012, can be found in the transformation of their pitching staff.
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  • A new generation of star first baseman has taken over

    A new generation of star first baseman has taken over

    CNNSI.com Jun 21, 2013
    A new generation of young first basemen has quietly taken over the position, and they're ready to invade New York for next month's All-Star Game, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski uses family dog to instruct…

    Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski uses family dog to instruct young son on sliding (video)

    yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013
    Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski has pitched for 17 different organizations in four countries, most notably with the Detroit Tigers. At this point in his life, at age 40, he's probably more likely to be invited to a Yankees' Old-Timers' day than to m…
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  • O's agree to terms with first-round pick Harvey

    O's agree to terms with first-round pick Harvey

    MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    A day after inking No. 37 overall selection Josh Hart, the Orioles have agreed to terms with the No. 22 pick, right-hander Hunter Harvey.
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  • Yankees honor Gandolfini with moment of silence

    Yankees honor Gandolfini with moment of silence

    MLB.com Jun 21, 2013
    The Yankees paid tribute to actor James Gandolfini with a moment of silence prior to the team's 8-3 loss to the Rays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
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  • The Juice: Bullpens implode as Tigers beat Red Sox on Jhonny Pe…

    The Juice: Bullpens implode as Tigers beat Red Sox on Jhonny Peralta walk-off homer

    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. This was a welcome role change for the Detroit Tigers — it wasn't their closer o…
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  • Video - Blue Jays Walk Off Against Orioles 00:31

    Blue Jays Walk Off Against Orioles

    Jun 21
    The Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 7-6.
  • Video - Blue Jays Walk Off Against Orioles 01:30

    Blue Jays Walk Off Against Orioles

    Jun 21
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 7-6.
  • Video - Closer Problems For Red Sox And Tigers 01:14

    Closer Problems For Red Sox And Tigers

    Jun 21
    Baseball Tonight Minute: Baseball Tonight looks at which team has the bigger problem at closer, the Red Sox or the Tigers.
  • Video - Almonte Shines In First Start 00:31

    Almonte Shines In First Start

    Jun 21
    Zoilo Almonte homered and recorded three hits to lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Rays.

Sports Columnists

  • Doc Rivers-to-Los Angeles Clippers talks off again, according to sources

    Jun 21
    The on-again, off-again talks between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics -- this time regarding Boston coach Doc Rivers -- are off again as far as the Celtics are concerned, according to sources close to the process.