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Pair of aces: Scherzer outduels Lester in win

Pair of aces: Scherzer outduels Lester in win

ESPN.com nytimes.com Updated May 16, 2014
Max Scherzer tossed six shutout innings, outdueling Boston ace Jon Lester and leading the Detroit Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Friday night.
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  • Cabrera Lifts Blue Jays to 2-0 Win Over Rangers

    Cabrera Lifts Blue Jays to 2-0 Win Over Rangers

    nytimes.com MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Drew Hutchison outdueled Yu Darvish and Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
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  • Orioles' Tillman throws first career shutout

    Orioles' Tillman throws first career shutout

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Chris Tillman tossed his first career shutout, Nelson Cruz drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles grinded out a 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
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  • Gibbons wins challenge on stolen-base attempt

    Gibbons wins challenge on stolen-base attempt

    MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Leonys Martin had a stolen base taken away in the bottom of the third when Blue Jays manager John Gibbons successfully challenged the call that second base umpire Dan Iassogna made.
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  • Report: Orioles sign Bell to minor-league deal

    Report: Orioles sign Bell to minor-league deal

    ESPN.com May 16, 2014
    The Baltimore Orioles signed relief pitcher Heath Bell to a minor-league deal, according to FoxSports.com.
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  • O'Day, Orioles' bullpen ready when called on

    O'Day, Orioles' bullpen ready when called on

    MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Right-hander Darren O'Day believes the entire Baltimore bullpen brigade has a Boy Scout's motto these days: Be prepared. The O's are in a flexibility mode these days after some uneven outings from closer Tommy Hunter.
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  • Victorino sits with left knee issue

    Victorino sits with left knee issue

    MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was out of the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Tigers because of a left knee injury.
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  • Collins may not be perfect, but he's right for Mets

    Collins may not be perfect, but he's right for Mets

    MLB.com May 16, 2014
    There is no perfect manager for any ballclub, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said this week as his team was in the midst of splitting the four-game Subway Series with the cross-town rival Yankees, but Terry Collins seems to be the right one at this…
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  • Rainout Puts Yanks In Old-Time 2-Game Set

    Rainout Puts Yanks In Old-Time 2-Game Set

    nytimes.com May 16, 2014
    The Yankees-Pirates game on Friday night was washed away, so now the teams will play an old-fashioned, single-admission doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
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  • deGrom snaps hitless streak for Mets pitchers

    deGrom snaps hitless streak for Mets pitchers

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2014
    NEW YORK -- New York Mets pitchers have ended a strange streak of futility, finally getting a hit this year.
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  • Mets put d'Arnaud on seven-day concussion DL

    Mets put d'Arnaud on seven-day concussion DL

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2014
    NEW YORK -- The New York Mets placed catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the 7-day concussion list Thursday, two days after he was hit on the top of his hockey goalie-style mask by Alfonso Soriano's bat on the follow through of a swing.
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  • Zobrist (dislocated thumb) put on disabled list

    Zobrist (dislocated thumb) put on disabled list

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2014
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Tampa Bay Rays put switch-hitting second baseman Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a dislocated left thumb.
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  • Pirates-Yankees Postponed

    Pirates-Yankees Postponed

    nytimes.com May 16, 2014
    The banged-up New York Yankees are getting an unexpected but much-needed rest.
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  • Expected rain causes Bucs-Yanks postponement

    Expected rain causes Bucs-Yanks postponement

    MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Friday's game between the Yankees and Pirates at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to a continued forecast of inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled as the second game of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday.
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  • High schooler goes to prom with Jenny Dell — Will Middlebrooks'…

    High schooler goes to prom with Jenny Dell — Will Middlebrooks' girlfriend

    yahoo.com May 16, 2014
    It worked. "The Movement" actually worked. Cameron Stuart, a 16-year-old student and Boston Red Sox fan at Rockland (Mass.) High School made it happen. Stuart got NESN reporter Jenny Dell, the steady girlfriend of Red Sox third baseman Will Mi…
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  • Trout's 3-Run HR Lifts Angels Over Rays 6-5

    Trout's 3-Run HR Lifts Angels Over Rays 6-5

    nytimes.com ESPN.com May 16, 2014
    Mike Trout is going to have plenty of memorable home runs to look back on before his career is over. Very few will be more dramatic than this one.
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  • Citi Field starting to get into heads of Mets

    Citi Field starting to get into heads of Mets

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2014
    It can’t really be all about the ballpark, can it? You wouldn’t think so, yet the change in venue, from the bandbox in the Bronx to cavernous Citi Field, turned this Subway Series upside down, solving the Yankees’ pitching crisis along the way while tur…
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  • Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2…

    Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2' mosaic

    yahoo.com May 16, 2014
    The New York Mets got creative with their farewell gift to Derek Jeter on Thursday night. Before the New York Yankees took care of business with a 1-0 victory at Citi Field, club exec Jeff Wilpon presented Jeter with a mosaic of New York subway tiles th…
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  • Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2…

    Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2' mosaic

    yahoo.com MLB.com May 16, 2014
    The New York Mets got creative with their farewell gift to Derek Jeter on Thursday night. Before the New York Yankees took care of business with a 1-0 victory at Citi Field, club exec Jeff Wilpon presented Jeter with a mosaic of New York subway tiles th…
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  • Encarnacion continues hot May, boosts Jays over Indians

    Encarnacion continues hot May, boosts Jays over Indians

    CNNSI.com MLB.com May 16, 2014
    Edwin Encarnacion continued his torrid May with two home runs against the Indians, helping the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win.
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  • Video - Hutchison Outduels Darvish 00:51

    Hutchison Outduels Darvish

    May 16
    Drew Hutchison tossed a shutout and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs to carry the Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Rangers.
  • Video - Orioles Blank Royals 00:34

    Orioles Blank Royals

    May 16
    Chris Tillman tossed his first career shutout, striking out three in the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Royals.
  • Video - Tigers-Red Sox Preview 01:03

    Tigers-Red Sox Preview

    May 16
    "Baseball Tonight" previews the weekend series between the Tigers and Red Sox, which features top pitching and the big bats of Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz.
  • Video - Injury Report: Rays 01:15

    Injury Report: Rays

    May 16
    Stephania Bell discusses Ben Zobrist's thumb injury and the return of a Rays pitcher.

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  • OKC's Ibaka (calf) likely out rest of playoffs

    May 16
    Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka is expected to miss the rest of the postseason after suffering a left calf injury in Oklahoma City's series-clinching win Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced Friday.