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Lackey, Red Sox silence slumping Padres

Lackey, Red Sox silence slumping Padres

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Jul 2, 2013
Brandon Snyder hit a bases-loaded double and John Lackey struck out six over eight strong innings for the Boston Red Sox in a 4-1 win over the slumping San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
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  • Bailey overwhelms Giants for second no-hitter

    Bailey overwhelms Giants for second no-hitter

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Jul 2, 2013
    Less than a year ago, right-hander Homer Bailey threw the 15th no-hitter in Reds history. On Tuesday against the Giants, he was just as sensational in repeating the feat, throwing the club's 16th no-no and the first in the Majors since his historic effo…
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  • Rehabbing Crawford, Lilly nearing return to big leagues

    Rehabbing Crawford, Lilly nearing return to big leagues

    MLB.com Jul 2, 2013
    Carl Crawford could rejoin the Dodgers as soon as this weekend and Ted Lilly could be one rehab start behind him, but manager Don Mattingly indicated neither automatically gets his job back.
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  • Colorado places outfielder Fowler on disabled list

    Colorado places outfielder Fowler on disabled list

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jul 2, 2013
    DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise on his right hand.
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  • Bradley sentenced to nearly 3 years in jail

    Bradley sentenced to nearly 3 years in jail

    ESPN.com Jul 2, 2013
    Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley has been sentenced to nearly three years in jail for abusing his estranged wife.
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  • Grumpy Hater Jonathan Papelbon Doesn't Think Yasiel Puig Is An …

    Grumpy Hater Jonathan Papelbon Doesn't Think Yasiel Puig Is An All-Star

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Jul 2, 2013
    Everyone loves Yasiel Puig, because Yasiel Puig has done nothing but be completely awesome since being called up by the Dodgers one month ago. Everyone except Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, that is, who thinks that it would be "a joke" if …
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  • Cubs trade Marmol to Dodgers for Guerrier

    Cubs trade Marmol to Dodgers for Guerrier

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jul 2, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs traded former closer Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers for reliever Matt Guerrier on Tuesday.
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  • Miguel Montero shows us how to pick the best bat — with his mou…

    Miguel Montero shows us how to pick the best bat — with his mouth

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 2013
    Miguel Montero has an, umm, interesting method of finding the right bat to use, as he showed us Monday when the Arizona Diamondbacks played the New York Mets. He sticks it right up in his face and lets his nose, tongue and mouth decide. This is how we i…
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  • The Juice: Intentional walkoff: Mets’ Andrew Brown’s single bea…

    The Juice: Intentional walkoff: Mets’ Andrew Brown’s single beats D-backs in 13

    yahoo.com Jul 2, 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. After the Arizona Diamondbacks took great care to avoid pitching to John Buck an…
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  • Reds pound Giants in rain-shortened game

    Reds pound Giants in rain-shortened game

    ESPN.com Jul 2, 2013
    Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs Monday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a game shortened to six innings because of rain.
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  • Video - Bailey Throws No-Hitter 01:05

    Bailey Throws No-Hitter

    Jul 2
    Highlight Of The Night: Homer Bailey throws the second no-hitter of his career, the first no-no of the season, to lead the Reds to a 3-0 win over the Giants.
  • Video - Lackey Dominates Padres 00:28

    Lackey Dominates Padres

    Jul 2
    John Lackey struck out six in the Red Sox's 4-1 win over the Padres.
  • Video - Puig's All-Star Candidacy A 'Joke' 03:08

    Puig's All-Star Candidacy A 'Joke'

    Jul 2
    Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon said it would be a "joke" to put Yasiel Puig on the NL All-Star team.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Trade Bait 03:53

    SweetSpot TV: Trade Bait

    Jul 2
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at Chase Utley, Andre Ethier and the Yankees as the trade deadline nears.

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  • Sacramento Kings make Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according …

    Jul 2
    The Sacramento Kings have made Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according to sources familiar with Sacramento's thinking.
  • Report: Sacramento Kings abruptly pull offer to free agent Andre Iguodala

    Jul 3
    The Sacramento Kings, after making Andre Iguodala their top free-agent priority, have abruptly pulled their lucrative offer to the Denver Nuggets swingman, according to USA Today.
  • Sources: Martin, Wolves reach 4-year deal

    Jul 2
    Free-agent swingman Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Sources -- Tiago Splitter agrees to re-sign with San Antonio Spurs

    Jul 2
    The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement in principle to re-sign power forward Tiago Splitter, according to sources close to the process.