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Case closed: Bailey seals comeback victory vs. A's

Case closed: Bailey seals comeback victory vs. A's

MLB.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
If the closer's job was taken away from Andrew Bailey over the winter, he is doing everything in his power to make sure that doesn't happen again. Bailey turned in perhaps his most dominant performance of the season while closing out Wednesday's 6-5 vic…
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  • Red Sox option struggling Aceves to Triple-A

    Red Sox option struggling Aceves to Triple-A

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves, who had a dismal start in a 13-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.
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  • Drew, Ortiz power Red Sox past Athletics

    Drew, Ortiz power Red Sox past Athletics

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon to take a three-game series.
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  • Astros break out for series win against Mariners

    Astros break out for series win against Mariners

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Robbie Grossman's Major League debut was a huge success, and he was not the only Astros player to have a big game in Wednesday's 10-3 victory against the Mariners.
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  • For Northwestern, a Second Home at Wrigley

    For Northwestern, a Second Home at Wrigley

    nytimes.com Apr 24, 2013
    In a new deal with the Cubs, the Northwestern University baseball team played a game at Wrigley last weekend, and football will follow.
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  • Jeff Baker leads with his knees to make great play

    Jeff Baker leads with his knees to make great play

    yahoo.com Apr 24, 2013
    Jeff Baker of the Texas Rangers made one of the best diving-catch/throws you could want to see an outfielder make Tuesday night. What a genius move, giving himself maximum springiness by using both knees on the fence! But sometimes, when you sacrifice y…
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  • Gordometer returns: Scouts weigh in on possible breakout player…

    Gordometer returns: Scouts weigh in on possible breakout players

    CNNSI.com Apr 24, 2013
    Alex Gordon is the perfect example of a hyped prospect who took awhile to fulfill expectations. Ben Reiter talked to scouts to gauge which of these five players will be next.
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  • The Juice: Howie Kendrick’s second home run walks off Rangers i…

    The Juice: Howie Kendrick’s second home run walks off Rangers in 11th; Brewers win ninth straight

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more.Kendrick's no schmendrick: The Los Angeles Angels hope their walk-off party again…
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  • Norris solid, but Maxwell injured in Astros' win

    Norris solid, but Maxwell injured in Astros' win

    MLB.com Apr 24, 2013
    Houston starter Bud Norris gave up just one run in five frames Tuesday, and the Astros benefited from a home run by Marwin Gonzalez to beat the Mariners, 3-2, at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Can Anyone Explain Why the A's Are Good?

    Can Anyone Explain Why the A's Are Good?

    grantland.com Apr 24, 2013
    The 2011 Oakland A's offense was, in a word, inept. As a team, the Athletics hit .244/.311/.369. They finished 20th in runs scored and 24th in home ru...
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  • Video - Red Sox Hold Off A's 6-5 00:32

    Red Sox Hold Off A's 6-5

    Apr 24
    Jon Lester improves to 4-0 in the Red Sox's win over the A's.
  • Video - Darvish, Rangers Overwhelm Angels 00:31

    Darvish, Rangers Overwhelm Angels

    Apr 24
    Yu Darvish struck out 11 batters over six scoreless innings and Lance Berkman drove in four runs in the Rangers' 11-3 win over the Angels.
  • Video - Pirates Rally Against Phillies' Bullpen 00:31

    Pirates Rally Against Phillies' Bullpen

    Apr 24
    Pinch hitter Brandon Inge drove in Starling Marte in the eighth inning to help the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Phillies.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls shouldn't be second-guessed for not playing

    Apr 24
    Those who criticize Derrick Rose for not playing should consider the risk of returning too soon from ACL surgery.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…