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Angels file protest after pitching change

Angels file protest after pitching change

MLB.com Updated May 9, 2013
The Angels played Thursday's series finale at Minute Maid Park under protest, because manager Mike Scoscia argued Astros skipper Bo Porter wasn't allowed to make two pitching changes before the first reliever fired an official pitch.
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  • Orioles put RHP Gonzalez on 15-day disabled list

    Orioles put RHP Gonzalez on 15-day disabled list

    CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    The Baltimore Orioles placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right thumb blister.
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  • Tribe knocks three homers, Kazmir dazzles in sweep

    Tribe knocks three homers, Kazmir dazzles in sweep

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    One day after the replay ruling heard 'round the baseball world, Cleveland clubbed a trio of homers to cruise to a 9-2 rout over the A's at Progressive Field. The lopsided win supported a strong outing from left-hander Scott Kazmir.
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  • MLB's Crappy Replay Tech: It's A Miracle Umps Ever Get A Call R…

    MLB's Crappy Replay Tech: It's A Miracle Umps Ever Get A Call Right

    deadspin.com May 9, 2013
    Much has been made of umpire Angel Hernandez's botching of replay review in last night's Oakland-Cleveland game, a mistake that might have cost the A's the game. You've doubtless already seen the play numerous times on your home TV or computer screen, b…
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  • Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: ‘Put t…

    Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick stars in Vine video PSA: ‘Put the cart in the CART BIN!’

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Slugger Josh Reddick of the Oakland Athletics finds himself on the disabled list right now because of a right wrist injury. That gives him extra time to go to Target and resume his role as a consumer, which are vital to the United States economy. But Re…
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  • MLB says umpires made 'improper call'

    MLB says umpires made 'improper call'

    ESPN.com May 9, 2013
    Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.
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  • MLB: A's-Indians replay ruling to stand

    MLB: A's-Indians replay ruling to stand

    MLB.com yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    Major League Baseball issued a statement Thursday regarding the disputed instant-replay ruling in the ninth inning of Wednesday's A's-Indians game, acknowledging the call was "improper," but saying it will stand as final.
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  • MLB admits umpires missed home run call

    MLB admits umpires missed home run call

    CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Major League Baseball acknowledges an "improper call" was made by umpires in the ninth inning of a game between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.
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  • The seven worst things about the blown call in Wednesday's Indi…

    The seven worst things about the blown call in Wednesday's Indians-A's game

    CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    A bad umpire, a faulty system and a tense situation added up to one of the worst replay disasters ever for baseball, and one that could have serious repercussions, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson gets engaged to supermodel Lisalla M…

    Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson gets engaged to supermodel Lisalla Montenegro

    yahoo.com May 9, 2013
    While the 2013 baseball season hasn't been too kind to the Los Angeles Angels, pitcher C.J. Wilson seems to be doing pretty all right lately. He's in a shampoo commercial, made that cooler-than-everything foul ball catch on Sunday and he won his first r…
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  • Rangers' Pierzynski (oblique strain) DL-bound

    Rangers' Pierzynski (oblique strain) DL-bound

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 9, 2013
    Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a Grade 1 right oblique strain.
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  • Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded Warriors

    Rangers' Baker salutes Wounded Warriors

    MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Jeff Baker, son of an Army colonel, has great admiration for military members and has become involved in the Wounded Warrior Project.
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  • Botched home run review helps Indians steal victory from A’s (V…

    Botched home run review helps Indians steal victory from A’s (Video)

    yahoo.com MLB.com May 9, 2013
    Here we go again. Even with the aid of instant replay, Angel Hernandez and his crew of umpires managed to botch the most important call in the A's-Indians game at Progressive Field on Wednesday night, which ultimately resulted in the Indians holding on …
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  • Video - Angels' Win Nullifies Controversy 01:15

    Angels' Win Nullifies Controversy

    May 9
    The Angels played Thursday's game under protest after Mike Scioscia argued Astros skipper Bo Porter wasn't allowed to make two pitching changes before the first reliever fired an official pitch.
  • Video - Indians Rout Athletics 00:32

    Indians Rout Athletics

    May 9
    The Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Athletics with a 9-2 victory.
  • Video - Angels Top Astros Despite Controversy 00:31

    Angels Top Astros Despite Controversy

    May 9
    The Angels scored three runs in the eighth inning to top the Astros 6-5 and avoid finishing the game under protest.

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