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Near-cycle built for two: Altuve, Correa 3B shy

Near-cycle built for two: Altuve, Correa 3B shy

MLB.com Updated 13 hours ago
Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each homered, with Altuve and Correa adding a single and a double, to lead the Astros to consecutive wins for the first time this season in a 16-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Castro Homers, Drives in 4 to Help Astros Rout Twins 16-4

    Castro Homers, Drives in 4 to Help Astros Rout Twins 16-4

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    About a week ago Jason Castro was struggling at the plate, batting a paltry .114 and searching for answers to end his woes.
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  • With walk-off hit, Martin recaptures winning feeling

    With walk-off hit, Martin recaptures winning feeling

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    When Russell Martin walked into his postgame scrum after a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, there was a sense of relief in the air. It had been a long time coming, but the veteran catcher finally had something to celebrate.
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  • Martin caps Blue Jays' 2nd straight walk-off

    Martin caps Blue Jays' 2nd straight walk-off

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Russell Martin hit a deep single to right field as the Blue Jays walked off against the Rangers for the second consecutive night with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
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  • Martin Delivers Winning Hit, Blue Jays Beat Rangers 4-3

    Martin Delivers Winning Hit, Blue Jays Beat Rangers 4-3

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night, their second straight last at-bat victory over the Rangers.
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  • Large human Dae-Ho Lee helps keep first-place Mariners rolling

    Large human Dae-Ho Lee helps keep first-place Mariners rolling

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Large human Dae-Ho Lee helps keep first-place Mariners rolling
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  • Nelson Cruz Sent This Pitch To Goddamn Pluto

    Nelson Cruz Sent This Pitch To Goddamn Pluto

    deadspin.com 16 hours ago
    The Seattle Mariners wrapped up a sweep of the Oakland A’s today in the Bay Area, and the club is now first in the AL West (the A’s are weirdly twice as good on the road than at home this season, perhaps owing to the fact that their stadium is a caverno…
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  • Angels' fatigued Richards unsure on next start

    Angels' fatigued Richards unsure on next start

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Angels' fatigued Richards unsure on next start
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  • Vintage Trout reappears during torrid stretch

    Vintage Trout reappears during torrid stretch

    MLB.com nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    It was only 15 days ago that Mike Trout came to bat in Chicago and the scoreboard read .220 next to his batting average. When he came to bat in Wednesday's ninth inning, Angels starter Hector Santiago glanced towards Miller Park's center-field JumboTron…
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  • Boomstick bros: Cruz, Lee crush home runs

    Boomstick bros: Cruz, Lee crush home runs

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Nelson Cruz is a strong man, as evidenced again by a thunderous home run hit by the Mariners' designated hitter in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 9-8 win against the A's at Oakland Coliseum.
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  • Ponytailed A's Fan Robs Other Ponytailed A's Fan With Great Cat…

    Ponytailed A's Fan Robs Other Ponytailed A's Fan With Great Catch

    deadspin.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Fewer than 13,000 fans showed up to watch the A’s get rolled by the Mariners last night, but what they lacked in numbers they made up for in hustle, especially the dude laying out over a bunch of seats.Read more...
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  • Aces all day for MLB.TV's packed slate

    Aces all day for MLB.TV's packed slate

    MLB.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Whether you prefer day games or night games, today's Major League schedule has games -- and aces -- for you. The first seven games all will begin in the afternoon, with the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and the Mariners' Felix Hernandez among the pitcher…
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  • Martin adds surprise jolt to Mariners' power surge

    Martin adds surprise jolt to Mariners' power surge

    MLB.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Leonys Martin isn't supposed to be a power hitter. Nor does he have a history of faring well against A's ace Sonny Gray. So of course it was Martin who launched a two-run homer off Gray in the third inning on Tuesday to kickstart Seattle's 8-2 victory o…
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  • Mariners crush Gray, A's as Kuma cruises

    Mariners crush Gray, A's as Kuma cruises

    MLB.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Robinson Cano, Leonys Martin and Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners, backing a tremendous seven-inning performance from right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma to help Seattle secure an 8-2, series-clinching victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Tuesday night.
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  • The Walk Off: Toronto beats Texas with another big home run

    The Walk Off: Toronto beats Texas with another big home run

    yahoo.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with what else? A walk-off home run. The Toronto Blue Jays ha…
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  • Butler befuddled with lack of playing time

    Butler befuddled with lack of playing time

    MLB.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Billy Butler isn't pouting, but he's certainly perplexed as to why he's been reduced to a platoon role on an A's club that handed him $30 million to be their everyday designated hitter.
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  • Aoki making impact despite struggles at plate

    Aoki making impact despite struggles at plate

    MLB.com May 4 (yesterday)
    The Mariners need leadoff hitter Norichika Aoki to get on base and they don't care how he does it, as long as he's out there running and bothering opposing pitchers and putting himself in position to score.
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  • Mariners Rally Against A's Bullpen for First Sweep of Season

    Mariners Rally Against A's Bullpen for First Sweep of Season

    nytimes.com May 4 (yesterday)
    Even with a four-run deficit, Nelson Cruz hollered through the dugout some words of confidence.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice! 03:33

    Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!

    Mar 18
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
  • Video - Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return 02:10

    Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return

    Mar 13
    Stephania Bell explains the unknown of when Yu Darvish will be able to return and whether he can avoid a second corrective surgery down the line.
  • Video - Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery 01:53

    Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    Mar 13
    Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Yu Darvish's season will end before it even begins as the Rangers' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery.