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Royals rally to end slide behind Butler's hustle

Royals rally to end slide behind Butler's hustle

MLB.com Updated Aug 25, 2013
Billy Butler twice hustled to beat potential third-out plays during the Royals' eighth-inning rally that pulled them past the Nationals, 6-4, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. The victory ended the Royals' seven-game skid and lifted them back over the .500…
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  • Braves avoid 4-game sweep behind Minor

    Braves avoid 4-game sweep behind Minor

    ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings and Andrelton Simmons homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
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  • Cabrera homers again as Tigers pound Mets

    Cabrera homers again as Tigers pound Mets

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera hit a mammoth homer, Rick Porcello enjoyed a happy homecoming and the Detroit Tigers polished off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets with an 11-3 victory Sunday.
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  • Halladay wins in return from DL as Phils roll

    Halladay wins in return from DL as Phils roll

    ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Roy Halladay pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list and John Mayberry Jr. homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
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  • Prado delivers on promise to special-needs fan

    Prado delivers on promise to special-needs fan

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    His first name is Josh. D-backs third baseman Martin Prado doesn't know his last name, only that he's a special-needs Phillies fan whom he became acquainted with five or six years ago, when Prado was still with the Braves.
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  • Injuries dictate unusual Braves lineup in finale

    Injuries dictate unusual Braves lineup in finale

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons were the only members of Sunday's Braves lineup who had made more than 34 starts for Atlanta this year.
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  • Brown targets Monday return from Achilles injury

    Brown targets Monday return from Achilles injury

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown has some inflammation in his right Achilles, but he said Sunday it has improved.
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  • Suzuki gets second straight start in return to A's

    Suzuki gets second straight start in return to A's

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    A's catcher Kurt Suzuki started for the second consecutive game since being traded from the Nationals, but manager Bob Melvin said Stephen Vogt will continue to get regular starts behind the plate.
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  • Who’s Next? Wrestling legend Goldberg throws out ceremonial fir…

    Who’s Next? Wrestling legend Goldberg throws out ceremonial first pitch, spears catcher

    yahoo.com Aug 25, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. The Miami Marlins finally hit a home run with one of their endless ticket promotions. On Saturday, the team celebrated Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Ballpark during their 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rocki…
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  • Marlins weighing options for September callups

    Marlins weighing options for September callups

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    With rosters expanding to a maximum of 40 players in a week, the Marlins continue to mull their options in the Minor Leagues. Some possible names include right-hander Sam Dyson and left-hander Brad Hand, both of who are already on the 40-man roster.
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  • As Harvey approaches limit, Mets consider options

    As Harvey approaches limit, Mets consider options

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Manager Terry Collins said the Mets have already placed an innings limit on Matt Harvey, but they are still looking for more ways to lessen his late-season workload.
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  • Marathon men: D-backs outlast Phillies in 18

    Marathon men: D-backs outlast Phillies in 18

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Aug 25, 2013
    A five-inning rally in the top of the 18th -- the longest game in franchise history -- helped the D-backs pull out a 12-7 win that ended their three-game losing streak.
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  • Miller, early blasts boost Cards into tie for first

    Miller, early blasts boost Cards into tie for first

    MLB.com Aug 25, 2013
    Home runs are coming with more frequency these days for St. Louis, and on Saturday night, a pair of solo shots behind Shelby Miller's strong performance laid the foundation for the Cardinals to take a 6-2 win over the Braves.
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  • Video - Web Gems 01:02

    Web Gems

    Aug 25
    Does Roger Bernadina's leaping catch at the wall top Jose Iglesias' bare-handed pick and flip?
  • Video - Halladay Wins In Return 00:32

    Halladay Wins In Return

    Aug 25
    Roy Halladay pitched six strong innings in his first start since May 5 as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 9-5.
  • Video - Royals Edge Nationals 00:29

    Royals Edge Nationals

    Aug 25
    Eric Hosmer scored the go-ahead run to help the Royals beat the Nationals 6-4.
  • Video - Cabrera Homers Again In Tigers Win 00:31

    Cabrera Homers Again In Tigers Win

    Aug 25
    Miguel Cabrera hit his 42nd home run and the Tigers plated seven runs in the ninth inning to beat the Mets 11-3.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag: Three-ring quarterback circus

    Aug 25
    Mailbag: The Jets, Bills and Raiders are putting on a three-ring circus at quarterback, writes John Clayton.