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Castro's two homers power Astros past Blue Jays

Castro's two homers power Astros past Blue Jays

MLB.com Updated Aug 24, 2013
All-Star catcher Jason Castro clubbed a pair of home runs to back the starting pitching of Brad Peacock and help the Astros win their first home series in more than two months with an 8-5 victory over the Jays at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.
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  • Angels place reliever Jepsen on 15-day DL

    Angels place reliever Jepsen on 15-day DL

    ESPN.com Aug 24, 2013
    The Los Angeles Angels have placed reliever Kevin Jepsen on the 15-day disabled list after he had surgery to remove his appendix.
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  • Crisp HR snaps tie as Parker, A's edge O's

    Crisp HR snaps tie as Parker, A's edge O's

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 24, 2013
    Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Saturday.
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  • Washington appreciates CRG's impact

    Washington appreciates CRG's impact

    MLB.com Aug 24, 2013
    Rangers manager Ron Washington spent Saturday morning at Chicago's Magnificent Marriott on Michigan Avenue for the Beacon Awards Luncheon as part of the events for Saturday's Civil Rights Game.
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  • Stassi offers update on recovery from concussion

    Stassi offers update on recovery from concussion

    MLB.com Aug 24, 2013
    Astros catcher Max Stassi, who suffered a concussion Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch, felt well enough Saturday to address the media for the first time since he took a Tanner Scheppers fastball to the face.
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  • Chris Sale pummels unfortunate cooler after rough outing agains…

    Chris Sale pummels unfortunate cooler after rough outing against Rangers

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Aug 24, 2013
    Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was not in a good mood following his outing against the Texas Rangers on Friday night. And for good reason. In seven innings of work, Sale was tagged for eight runs (all earned) on eight hits (four home runs), in…
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  • Jays call up Wang to start Saturday vs. Astros

    Jays call up Wang to start Saturday vs. Astros

    ESPN.com Aug 24, 2013
    Pitchers Chad Jenkins and Chien-Ming Wang are back with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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  • Mitch Williams’ wild first pitch highlights 90’s night in Phila…

    Mitch Williams’ wild first pitch highlights 90’s night in Philadelphia

    yahoo.com Aug 24, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. They didn’t call Mitch Williams “Wild Thing” for nothing. It’s a nickname he earned during his 11-year career, six of which were spent as a closer for the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. It’s…
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  • Ian Kinsler gets inside-the-park home run after ball disappears…

    Ian Kinsler gets inside-the-park home run after ball disappears at U.S. Cellular Field

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 24, 2013
    Every now and then the hidden ball trick will catch a base runner of guard and result in an easy out for the defense. Just ask Juan Uribe of the Los Angeles and Max Stassi of the Houston Astros how that works. Of course, just as frequently, a hidden bal…
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  • Report: Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols nearly fought in Angels …

    Report: Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols nearly fought in Angels clubhouse last season

    yahoo.com Aug 24, 2013
    The turmoil surrounding the Los Angeles reached a new level on Friday when Fox Sports Jon Morosi reported that the team was expected to replace either manager Mike Scioscia or general manager Jerry Dipoto before the 2014 season. Morosi noted that philos…
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  • Richards blanks M's as Nelson delivers decisive blow

    Richards blanks M's as Nelson delivers decisive blow

    MLB.com Aug 24, 2013
    Chris Nelson's two-run homer provided the Angels' only offense, and Garrett Richards took care of the rest with 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's 2-0 win over the Mariners.
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  • Video - Crisp HR Lifts Athletics 00:29

    Crisp HR Lifts Athletics

    Aug 24
    Coco Crisp hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to help the Athletics beat the Orioles 2-1.
  • Video - White Sox Walk Off To Top Rangers 00:31

    White Sox Walk Off To Top Rangers

    Aug 24
    Despite Yu Darvish striking out 11, the Rangers fell to the White Sox 3-2.