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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.Share TweetChris 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.Share Tweet
Gibbons wins challenge on stolen-base attemptLeonys 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.Share Tweet
Report: Orioles sign Bell to minor-league dealESPN.com May 16, 2014The Baltimore Orioles signed relief pitcher Heath Bell to a minor-league deal, according to FoxSports.com.Share Tweet
O'Day, Orioles' bullpen ready when called onRight-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.Share Tweet
Victorino sits with left knee issueRed 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.Share TweetThere 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…Share Tweetnytimes.com May 16, 2014The 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.Share TweetNEW YORK -- New York Mets pitchers have ended a strange streak of futility, finally getting a hit this year.Share Tweet
Mets put d'Arnaud on seven-day concussion DLNEW 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.Share TweetANAHEIM, 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.Share Tweet
Pirates-Yankees Postponednytimes.com May 16, 2014The banged-up New York Yankees are getting an unexpected but much-needed rest.Share Tweet
Expected rain causes Bucs-Yanks postponementFriday'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.Share Tweetyahoo.com May 16, 2014It 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…Share TweetMike 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.Share Tweetnydailynews.com May 16, 2014It 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…Share Tweet
Mets cool gift to Derek Jeter: New York subway tiles forming '2' mosaicyahoo.com May 16, 2014The 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share TweetEdwin Encarnacion continued his torrid May with two home runs against the Indians, helping the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win.Share Tweet
Hutchison Outduels DarvishMay 16Drew Hutchison tossed a shutout and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs to carry the Blue Jays to a 2-0 win over the Rangers.
Orioles Blank RoyalsMay 16Chris Tillman tossed his first career shutout, striking out three in the Orioles' 4-0 win over the Royals.
Tigers-Red Sox PreviewMay 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.
Injury Report: RaysMay 16Stephania Bell discusses Ben Zobrist's thumb injury and the return of a Rays pitcher.
OKC's Ibaka (calf) likely out rest of playoffsMay 16Oklahoma 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.