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Red Sox walk 10 times, ease by Blue Jays

Red Sox walk 10 times, ease by Blue Jays

ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Updated May 2, 2013
Ryan Dempster won his second straight start and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a season-high 10 walks to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Thursday night.
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  • McLouth believes he can handle facing lefties

    McLouth believes he can handle facing lefties

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth, who has been on an offensive tear, hopes there will come a time this season when he can get some consistent at-bats off left-handed pitching.
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  • O's to promote veteran Garcia for Saturday's start

    O's to promote veteran Garcia for Saturday's start

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    As expected, the Orioles will promote right-hander Freddy Garcia to make Saturday's start against the Angels.
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  • Gibbons trying to settle on set batting order

    Gibbons trying to settle on set batting order

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons would like to bring an end to the constant lineup shuffling that went on for the first month of the season and settle on a set batting order.
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  • Madson has scar tissue removed, feels better

    Madson has scar tissue removed, feels better

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    On Thursday, Angels reliever Ryan Madson -- who spent the past week in Arizona getting treatment -- planned to play catch prior to the game against the Orioles.
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  • Back better, Victorino slated to return Friday

    Back better, Victorino slated to return Friday

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Shane Victorino missed his seventh consecutive game Thursday, but he should be ready to return to the Red Sox's lineup vs. the Rangers on Friday in a clash featuring two first-place teams.
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  • Morris accuses Buchholz of throwing spitballs

    Morris accuses Buchholz of throwing spitballs

    Jack Morris, a former World Series hero and a Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster, said Thursday that he watched video after Wednesday night's game between the Jays and Red Sox and came away convinced that Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is throwing a spitball.
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  • Dustin Pedroia asks fans to nickname Mike Napoli - and strikes …

    Dustin Pedroia asks fans to nickname Mike Napoli - and strikes gold with ’80s pro wrestler

    yahoo.com May 2, 2013
    After Mike Napoli's baseball-crushing Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, teammate Dustin Pedroia thought it was time for Napoli to get a nickname. Napoli hit two loooooong home runs - measured at 467 feet and 472, both top five this season, according to
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  • Hallion, Price, Moore fined after weekend dustup

    Hallion, Price, Moore fined after weekend dustup

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Major League Baseball has fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend.
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  • Yanks' Chamberlain to DL; Robertson day-to-day

    Yanks' Chamberlain to DL; Robertson day-to-day

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees' crowded disabled list.
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  • Blue Jays put Johnson on DL; Romero will debut

    Blue Jays put Johnson on DL; Romero will debut

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have put pitcher Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right triceps and say lefty Ricky Romero will make his season debut this weekend.
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  • A-Rod cleared for baseball activities

    A-Rod cleared for baseball activities

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to begin baseball activities, and the three-time American League MVP Award winner said he is "really excited" to join the star-studded assortment of rehabbing players at the Yankees' Florida training complex next week.
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  • Davis honored as AL Player of the Month

    Davis honored as AL Player of the Month

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for April, following his powerful start to the season.
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  • Johnson lands on DL with triceps inflammation

    Johnson lands on DL with triceps inflammation

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    The Blue Jays placed Josh Johnson on the disabled list Thursday with right triceps inflammation.
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  • R.A. Dickey and Stephen Strasburg to make next starts, Matt Har…

    R.A. Dickey and Stephen Strasburg to make next starts, Matt Harrison requires second back surgery

    yahoo.com May 2, 2013
    A lot of news on the injury front over the past 24 hours, especially pertaining to top of the rotation starting pitchers for teams with high expectations this season. • For the Toronto Blue Jays, the news is actually pretty good for two of their ailing
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  • Cain, Butler supply offense in comeback win over Rays

    Cain, Butler supply offense in comeback win over Rays

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Down by five runs early, Kansas City rallied to a 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night at wind-swept Kauffman Stadium. Lorenzo Cain added two runs and two RBIs, and Billy Butler went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run.
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  • Offensive outburst helps Harang earn first win

    Offensive outburst helps Harang earn first win

    MLB.com May 2, 2013
    Aaron Harang put to rest some of the doubts he had created over his first weeks as a Mariner by holding the Orioles to four hits and two runs in six innings in Seattle's 8-3 victory Wednesday night.
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  • Video - Red Sox Top Blue Jays 00:33

    Red Sox Top Blue Jays

    May 2
    Joel Hanrahan picks up his fourth save of the season as the Red Sox top the Blue Jays for their eighth win in 10 games.
  • Video - E:60 -- Fenway's Keeper 11:03

    E:60 -- Fenway's Keeper

    May 2
    Buster Olney profiles Fenway Park's director of grounds, David Mellor and tells his incredible journey to Major League Baseball.
  • Video - Tillman Leads Orioles Past Angels 00:39

    Tillman Leads Orioles Past Angels

    May 2
    Chris Tillman tosses eight scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a 5-1 win over the Angels.
  • Video - ESPNBoston.com Daily Download 04:48

    ESPNBoston.com Daily Download

    May 2
    Prim Siripipat recaps the day in Boston sports that saw the Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox all win in last night's action.

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    May 2
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