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Jeter an All-Star, more early thoughts

Jeter an All-Star, more early thoughts

CNNSI.com Updated 2 hours ago
Derek Jeter is retiring this season after two decades as the Yankees shortstop, and I can make an easier prediction about him than I can about who is going to win the World Series: Derek is going to have a nice season. As a player, I benefited many time…
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  • Jose Fernandez And Alex Wood Strike Out Everyone

    Jose Fernandez And Alex Wood Strike Out Everyone

    Last night, the Marlins and Braves teamed up to do something that has never been done in the modern era: they combined to strike out 28 times in a nine inning game while failing to draw a single walk. After checking the math real quick, I believe that i…
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  • A national treasure: Wrigley Field turns 100 years old

    A national treasure: Wrigley Field turns 100 years old

    CNNSI.com 4 hours ago
    This story appears in the Sports Illustrated Presents commemorative issue Wrigley: Celebrating 100 Years Of The Friendly Confines. Copies can also be purchased through the Sports Illustrated magazine app on the iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Play and Nook Ta…
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  • The Grand Slam: Adam Wainwright checks out OK after hyperextend…

    The Grand Slam: Adam Wainwright checks out OK after hyperextending knee

    Ace Adam Wainwright put a scare into the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, hyper-extending his right knee trying to cover first base on a grounder to the right side in the bottom of the seventh inning. He was 79 pitches into a shutout against the Me…
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  • Phillies cash in on Dodgers' error in 10th inning

    Phillies cash in on Dodgers' error in 10th inning

    The breaks finally fell the Phillies' way on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, as a two-base error on Carlos Ruiz's fly ball to left field preceded Domonic Brown's game-winning double in the 10th inning, giving Philadelphia its third straight victory.
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  • Pujols Blasts Two Homers to Join 500 Club

    Pujols Blasts Two Homers to Join 500 Club

    Albert Pujols belted two homers to reach the 500 home run milestone as he powered the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2 win over Washington at Nationals Park on Tuesday.
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  • Williams issues unsuccessful challenge vs. Angels

    Williams issues unsuccessful challenge vs. Angels

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    Nationals manager Matt Williams tried to take advantage of replay in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Angels but was unable to get the call reversed.
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  • Photo prompts Harvey to delete Twitter account

    Photo prompts Harvey to delete Twitter account

    MLB.com yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    Backlash over a photo that Mets pitcher Matt Harvey posted Tuesday on Twitter prompted the right-hander to delete his popular social media account.
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  • One more rehab start before Minor's return

    One more rehab start before Minor's return

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Mike Minor was looking forward to the chance to make his regular-season debut this weekend against the Reds. But the Braves have decided Minor will instead make one more Minor League start.
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  • Fister on track for rehab start on Sunday

    Fister on track for rehab start on Sunday

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Doug Fister took another step in his recovery from a right lat strain on Tuesday, throwing his second simulated game in extended spring training in Viera, Fla. The three-inning, 44-pitch outing went well, according to Nationals manager Matt Williams, an…
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  • White Pants Make Mets Troops Tribute Not Even Half-Assed

    White Pants Make Mets Troops Tribute Not Even Half-Assed

    deadspin.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
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  • Matt Harvey Tweets Bird-Flipping Picture, Immediately Deletes A…

    Matt Harvey Tweets Bird-Flipping Picture, Immediately Deletes Account

    deadspin.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey tweeted out this picture today as a way to mark the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. It's a silly and harmless picture, but Harvey, or someone within the Mets organization, thought that its existence was offensiv…
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  • Garrett Richards pitches to himself using wall behind home plat…

    Garrett Richards pitches to himself using wall behind home plate

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Your browser does not support iframes. Countless kids across North America have pitched baseballs against brick walls with a strike zone box painted over an imagined home plate. That's all Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was doing Monda…
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  • Lee strikes out 10 as Phils shut out Dodgers

    Lee strikes out 10 as Phils shut out Dodgers

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Cliff Lee scattered four hits over eight innings, struck out 10 and retired 21 of his last 22 batters to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
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  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Wednesday 04:52

    MLB Daily Download: Wednesday

    Apr 23
    Cary Chow recaps Tuesday night's action from around the league, including some long-ball action from various players, none of whom could overshadow Albert Pujols' memorable night.
  • Video - Pujols Hits 500th Career Home Run 00:59

    Pujols Hits 500th Career Home Run

    Apr 22
    Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs in the Angels' 7-2 victory over the Nationals.
  • Video - Cardinals Cruise Past Mets 00:44

    Cardinals Cruise Past Mets

    Apr 22
    The Cardinals' pitching staff held the Mets to just four hits in St. Louis' 3-0 win over New York.
  • Video - Marlins Blank Braves 00:38

    Marlins Blank Braves

    Apr 22
    Jose Fernandez struck out 14 in the Marlins' 1-0 win over the Braves.

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    Apr 23
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