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Cabrera, Tigers rudely welcome Dice-K back

Cabrera, Tigers rudely welcome Dice-K back

ESPN.com Updated Aug 23, 2013
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Torii Hunter also connected and the Detroit Tigers tagged Daisuke Matsuzaka early in his return to the majors, beating the New York Mets 6-1 on Friday night.
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  • Phils down D-backs on bases-loaded walk

    Phils down D-backs on bases-loaded walk

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
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  • Trio of homers helps Fister cruise against Mets

    Trio of homers helps Fister cruise against Mets

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Tigers gave Doug Fister plenty of run support, but he certainly didn't need it all in a 6-1 win over the Mets on Friday at Citi Field.
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  • Nats would listen to trade offers for Haren

    Nats would listen to trade offers for Haren

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he would listen to trade offers regarding right-hander Dan Haren. Rizzo would want a lot in return, however.
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  • J-Up ejected by plate umpire after groundout

    J-Up ejected by plate umpire after groundout

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    Braves outfielder Justin Upton was ejected from Friday night's game against the Cardinals after screaming an expletive that could have been directed toward the frustration he felt after grounding out. Home-plate umpire Paul Nauert did not share this opi…
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  • Wheeler's clutch hit gives Chacin, Rockies win

    Wheeler's clutch hit gives Chacin, Rockies win

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Rockies started the first of a three-game series against the Marlins with a 3-2 win that earned Jhoulys Chacin, who threw seven strong innings, his first career win in Miami. Ryan Wheeler drove in the winning run in the eighth.
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  • Beachy placed on DL with elbow inflammation

    Beachy placed on DL with elbow inflammation

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves have placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
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  • Braves acquire righty Garcia from Orioles

    Braves acquire righty Garcia from Orioles

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Braves purchased right-hander Freddy Garcia from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, a move that could ultimately provide depth for a team that holds a commanding lead in the NL East.
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  • Idiots on the field thwarted by own idiocy: Two Phillies fans p…

    Idiots on the field thwarted by own idiocy: Two Phillies fans promised to run on the field if their

    deadspin.com Aug 23, 2013
    Idiots on the field thwarted by own idiocy: Two Phillies fans promised to run on the field if their tweet got 200 RTs. Unfortunately for them, stadium security was on Twitter too. [Crossing Broad]Read more...
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  • Cards’ Joe Kelly unearths essay from elementary school that pre…

    Cards’ Joe Kelly unearths essay from elementary school that predicted his future

    yahoo.com Aug 23, 2013
    Right-hander Joe Kelly of the St. Louis Cardinals probably would say he got away with having "C" stuff against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Taking away any advantage of hindsight, Kelly deserves an "A," retroactively, for ac…
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  • Thon reflects on injury after Stassi, Heyward are hit

    Thon reflects on injury after Stassi, Heyward are hit

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    Dickie Thon watched the replays of Braves outfielder Jason Heyward getting hit in the face by a pitch Wednesday night and immediately had memories of April 8, 1984. Later that night, another Astro, Max Stassi, took a fastball off the face as well.
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  • Carlos Villanueva’s 57-mph eephus pitch vexes Jayson Werth

    Carlos Villanueva’s 57-mph eephus pitch vexes Jayson Werth

    yahoo.com Aug 23, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Using one of the oldest tricks in a pitcher's bag, Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Villanueva knocked Washington Nationals slugger Jayson Werth for a mental loop. So much so, Werth told the Washington Post on Thur…
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  • On move again, DeJesus proud to join Rays

    On move again, DeJesus proud to join Rays

    MLB.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Rays acquired acquired veteran outfielder David DeJesus on Friday from the Nationals for a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rays designated outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment to make room on their roster.
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  • In need of catcher, Athletics bring back Suzuki

    In need of catcher, Athletics bring back Suzuki

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.
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  • The Juice: Cards’ Joe Kelly beats Braves ‘without any good stuf…

    The Juice: Cards’ Joe Kelly beats Braves ‘without any good stuff’

    yahoo.com Aug 23, 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. Joe Kelly might not have written home about his performance Thursday night, but …
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  • Video - Web Gems 00:58

    Web Gems

    Aug 23
    Does Andrelton Simmons' sliding catch top Jose Iglesias' barehanded pick and flip?
  • Video - Phillies Get 3rd Straight Walk-Off 00:31

    Phillies Get 3rd Straight Walk-Off

    Aug 23
    Chase Utley walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to give the Phillies a 4-3 win against the Diamondbacks.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Rough Up Dice-K In Win 00:31

    Cabrera, Tigers Rough Up Dice-K In Win

    Aug 23
    Miguel Cabrera hit his 41st home run as the Tigers earned a 6-1 win in Daisuke Matsuzaka's Mets debut.
  • Video - Wainwright Tosses Complete Game 00:32

    Wainwright Tosses Complete Game

    Aug 23
    Adam Wainwright went the distance and struck out nine Braves to help the Cardinals win 3-1.

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