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Case closed: Bailey seals comeback victory vs. A'sUpdated Apr 24 Share Tweet
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…
Share TweetBoston 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.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetStephen 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.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetRobbie 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.
For Northwestern, a Second Home at WrigleyUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetIn a new deal with the Cubs, the Northwestern University baseball team played a game at Wrigley last weekend, and football will follow.Source: nytimes.com
Jeff Baker leads with his knees to make great playUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetJeff 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…Source: yahoo.com
Gordometer returns: Scouts weigh in on possible breakout playersUpdated Apr 24 Share TweetAlex 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.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe 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…Share TweetHouston 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.Source: MLB.com
Can Anyone Explain Why the A's Are Good?Updated Apr 24 Share TweetThe 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...Source: grantland.com
Red Sox Hold Off A's 6-5Apr 24Jon Lester improves to 4-0 in the Red Sox's win over the A's.
Darvish, Rangers Overwhelm AngelsApr 24Yu 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.
Pirates Rally Against Phillies' BullpenApr 24Pinch hitter Brandon Inge drove in Starling Marte in the eighth inning to help the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Phillies.
Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draftApr 24Tackles 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 playingApr 24Those who criticize Derrick Rose for not playing should consider the risk of returning too soon from ACL surgery.
Peter King: My 2013 Mock DraftApr 24I 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…