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Felix dominates in Toronto with help from two blasts

Felix dominates in Toronto with help from two blasts

MLB.com Updated May 3, 2013
Felix Hernandez shut down the Blue Jays in eight scoreless frames in the Mariners' 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday. Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Jason Bay added a solo shot.
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  • Davis upbeat after hurting knee, to have MRI

    Davis upbeat after hurting knee, to have MRI

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Friday night's game against the Angels in the top of the fifth inning with a right knee injury
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  • Rangers rock Red Sox with 18-hit attack

    Rangers rock Red Sox with 18-hit attack

    ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    Adrian Beltre had a three-run double among his four hits, Derek Holland pitched eight scoreless innings for his fifth consecutive victory over Boston and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox 7-0 Friday night.
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  • Young remains sidelined with strained quad

    Young remains sidelined with strained quad

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Chris Young, sidelined by a strained left quad, didn't have a pain-free running session Friday, making him not only unavailable in his club's 2-0 win over the Yankees, but questionable for Saturday.
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  • Griffin handles Yanks in outdueling CC in NY

    Griffin handles Yanks in outdueling CC in NY

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    A.J. Griffin pitched seven-plus shutout innings against the Yankees, allowing six hits with one walk and four strikeouts to guide his club to a 2-0 series-opening victory in New York on Friday.
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  • Price looks to put dispute with Hallion behind him

    Price looks to put dispute with Hallion behind him

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    DENVER -- David Price is now focusing on his fastball, not a feud with umpire Tom Hallion.
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  • Bailey improved, likely will return to action Saturday

    Bailey improved, likely will return to action Saturday

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey felt significant improvement with his recently ailing right biceps on Friday, but he's likely to be held out until Saturday's game against the Rangers.
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  • Buchholz, Red Sox unfazed by allegations

    Buchholz, Red Sox unfazed by allegations

    A day later, the Red Sox remained unfazed by allegations from by Blue Jays analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris that Clay Buchholz was doctoring the baseball in his Wednesday start.
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  • Napoli enjoys return to Rangers Ballpark

    Napoli enjoys return to Rangers Ballpark

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was busy before Friday night's game with the Rangers, talking with the media and saying hello to his many former teammates.
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  • Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A's

    Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A's

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    NEW YORK -- The Yankees' injury bug has moved to the bullpen.
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  • Victorino returns to Red Sox's starting lineup

    Victorino returns to Red Sox's starting lineup

    ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    Shane Victorino is back in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox.
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  • The Angels Game Was Delayed By Bees

    The Angels Game Was Delayed By Bees

    deadspin.com May 3, 2013
    First pitch of the Orioles-Angels game last night was briefly delayed when a swarm of bees descended on a camera behind home plate. This screengrab, from Fox Sports West's Jose Mota, is just messing with perspective-they're not actually 15-foot bees. We
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  • Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votes

    Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votes

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Derek Jeter is a 13-time All-Star who probably has one or two more trips to the Midsummer Classic left before he's done. But the Yankees captain is not an All-Star this year. There are presently better candidates.
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  • Mike Trout crashes into the wall, helps a homer over the fence

    Mike Trout crashes into the wall, helps a homer over the fence

    yahoo.com May 3, 2013
    Mike Trout pulled a Bryce Harper on Thursday night. And not in a good way.In the ninth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Nate McLouth blasted a deep fly to center. Trout took off, lept toward the wall - and if you're like
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  • Tillman twirls gem as O's cruise vs. Angels

    Tillman twirls gem as O's cruise vs. Angels

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    Chris Tillman fired a season-high eight scoreless innings, becoming just the second Orioles starter to make it that far this year in a dominant 114-pitch effort that highlighted Baltimore's 5-1 win in front of 35,118 at Angel Stadium on Thursday.
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  • Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in season

    Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in season

    nydailynews.com May 3, 2013
    Ordinarily, the one-sixth pole of the baseball season is not nearly enough of a sampling to make any definitive judgments about our local nines. Forgive me then for declaring I’ve already seen enough. The Yankees are a lot better than a lot of people th
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  • Video - A's Blank Yankees 00:36

    A's Blank Yankees

    May 3
    A.J. Griffin tossed seven scoreless innings in the Athletics' 2-0 win over the Yankees.
  • Video - King Felix Shuts Down Blue Jays 02:12

    King Felix Shuts Down Blue Jays

    May 3
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Felix Hernandez struck out seven over eight shutout innings to guide the Mariners to a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Rays Outlast Rockies In Extra Innings 00:31

    Rays Outlast Rockies In Extra Innings

    May 3
    Desmond Jennings hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Evan Longoria came through with an RBI single in the 10th to lift the Rays.
  • Video - Angels Blank Orioles 00:35

    Angels Blank Orioles

    May 3
    Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout both homered, helping Jason Vargas and the Angels to a 4-0 win over the Orioles.

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    May 3
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    May 3
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    May 3
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    May 3
    With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.