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Nathan gets 300th save with wild ending

Nathan gets 300th save with wild ending

MLB.com Updated Apr 8, 2013
Joe Nathan's 300th save allowed the Rangers to escape with a 5-4 victory over the Rays in the opener of a three-game series Monday night at The Ballpark in Arlington.
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  • Three up, three down: J. Upton on power trip

    Three up, three down: J. Upton on power trip

    MLB.com Apr 8, 2013
    Justin Upton is enjoying a major power surge and the A's are picking up where they left off a year ago, while things aren't looking as good for Matt Cain and the Pirates early on in 2013.
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  • Rays' bus hit on way to game vs. Rangers

    Rays' bus hit on way to game vs. Rangers

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    A bus taking Tampa Bay players and staff from their hotel to Rangers Ballpark was in a minor accident that didn't result in any injuries.
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  • Baseball Team Loses "Another Game By A Point," Accord…

    Baseball Team Loses "Another Game By A Point," According To Newspaper

    deadspin.com Apr 8, 2013
    Need a statistic to explain exactly what ails the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during their 2-4 start? Look no further than the subhead in Saturday's Los Angeles Times. We're confident the Angels will get it together as soon as they start scoring more …
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  • In a Blue Stadium, Kelley Roots for the Cardinals

    In a Blue Stadium, Kelley Roots for the Cardinals

    nytimes.com Apr 8, 2013
    Derek Jeter is a Michigan fan, and so was the crowd at Comerica Park on Sunday. Shawn Kelley, though, is a Louisville guy through and through.
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  • Triple-A's Clemens joins Astros; Fields to DL

    Triple-A's Clemens joins Astros; Fields to DL

    MLB.com Apr 8, 2013
    The Astros placed right-hander Josh Fields on the 15-day disabled list due to a right forearm strain, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday. The team called up right-handed pitcher Paul Clemens.
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  • Hamilton denies gesture to 'rough crowd'

    Hamilton denies gesture to 'rough crowd'

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    Josh Hamilton said the atmosphere at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was "hectic" and the crowd's constant booing of him "disappointing" but the Los Angeles Angels outfielder denies he took out his frustrations with an obscene gesture.
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  • Video - Rangers Hold Off Late Charge From Rays 00:36

    Rangers Hold Off Late Charge From Rays

    Apr 8
    Joe Nathan picks up 300th career save in Rangers' win.

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  • Peter King: Led by shaky QBs, 2013 draft might not be kind to top-10 teams

    Apr 8
    Now this could be a lot of fun.