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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis upbeat after hurting knee, to have MRIOrioles first baseman Chris Davis left Friday night's game against the Angels in the top of the fifth inning with a right knee injuryUpvote Share Tweet
Rangers rock Red Sox with 18-hit attackESPN.com May 3, 2013Adrian 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.Upvote Share TweetChris 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.Upvote Share TweetA.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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com May 3, 2013DENVER -- David Price is now focusing on his fastball, not a feud with umpire Tom Hallion.Upvote Share TweetRed 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.Upvote Share TweetA 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.Upvote Share TweetRed 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A'sCNNSI.com May 3, 2013NEW YORK -- The Yankees' injury bug has moved to the bullpen.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com May 3, 2013Shane Victorino is back in the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
The Angels Game Was Delayed By Beesdeadspin.com May 3, 2013First 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. WeUpvote Share Tweet
Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votesDerek 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com May 3, 2013Mike 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 likeUpvote Share TweetChris 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in seasonnydailynews.com May 3, 2013Ordinarily, 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 thUpvote Share Tweet
A's Blank YankeesMay 3A.J. Griffin tossed seven scoreless innings in the Athletics' 2-0 win over the Yankees.
King Felix Shuts Down Blue JaysMay 3Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Felix Hernandez struck out seven over eight shutout innings to guide the Mariners to a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Rays Outlast Rockies In Extra InningsMay 3Desmond 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.
Angels Blank OriolesMay 3Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout both homered, helping Jason Vargas and the Angels to a 4-0 win over the Orioles.
2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder get by Houston RocketsMay 3The Thunder are glad to be done with the Rockets ... for now, writes Marc Stein.
Don Banks: Greg Schiano and other Buccaneers coaches visiting Bill Belichi…May 3Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick and his Tampa Bay counterpart, Greg Schiano, will produce a rather unconventional twist …
Don Banks: Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu pick epitomizes effect of relationshi…May 3One of the more subtle trends emerging from last week's NFL Draft could loosely be described as the 'Power in Numbers' theory. Some teams took a more-the-merrier approach in targeting particular schools and positions in the process of building their roo…
Getting some answers from Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Part 1May 3With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.