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Brian McCann backs up AL East title talk in powerful way
Gary Sanchez isn’t the only Yankees catcher capable of hitting long home runs. Brian McCann put on an impressive power display himself Thursday night, blasting a pair of solo homers in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Rays to open a four-game series at the Stadium. “It’s nice. You want to pull your weight around...
22 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi Major League Baseball New York Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals American League Babe Ruth
Sizzling Yankees move within 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Sizzling Yankees move with 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
The Texas Rangers think this Bacardi logo looks an awful lot like theirs
Booze and baseball fit together like a hand in glove — except when it comes to trademark disputes. The Texas Rangers have a beef with Bacardi Ltd., the maker of rum, Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire gin over a new distilled spirit the company introduced in China last year and hopes to distribute worldwide....
24 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Bacardi Gin American League Rum Texas Rangers Distilled beverage World Series
As the home runs pile up for Dozier, so do losses for Twins
MINNEAPOLIS — Not long after Brian Dozier belted his 39th home run of the season, a no-doubter that rocketed into the second deck to give him a homer in his fifth straight game and continue his historic power surge, the Minnesota Twins second baseman was nowhere to be found.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Harmon Killebrew Home run Major League Baseball Minnesota Twins American League Kansas City Royals Ryne Sandberg American League Central
Buckley: Nice to have Red Sox relevant in September again
What you’re about to experience is what we’ve been missing for the last three years.We have us a September playoff race, people. The Red Sox are at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Friday night to open a crucial three-game set against the Blue Jays, beginning a stretch of 23 consecutive games against American League East opponents to close out the regular season. It’s going to be tense. It’s going to be dramatic. It’s going to be September.
238 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Chicago White Sox American League East 2004 American League Championship Series American League
Vegas Play of the Day: Rays at Yankees
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | New York Yankees Major League Baseball American League CC Sabathia San Francisco Giants American League East World Series Tampa Bay Rays
How to watch today's Detroit Tigers-Chicago White Sox series finale
2:10 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit, WXYT-FM (97.1): Sanchez takes the mound in rubber match of three-game set in Windy City        
5 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers U.S. Cellular Field Chicago American League 2008 Chicago White Sox season
Travis Shaw returns in throwback uniform for finale vs. Padres
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was poised to take Yoan Moncada's spot at third base on Wednesday for the series finale against the Padres, as expected.The Red Sox were working out Shaw in left field with the belief that Moncada would see most of the time at third base, but Moncada has struck out in his last seven at-bats and Shaw may wind up seeing more time at the hot corner after all.
1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball New York Yankees American League East Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics American League
Vegas Play of the Day: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins
Let’s ride the wave: Kansas City has gone over the total in nine of the last 10, and that should continue against the Twins.
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Major League Baseball American League Missouri American League West Kansas City Royals Kansas City Missouri 2008 Major League Baseball season Midwest League
As MLB camps open, the 10 players changing teams that matter most
New faces in new places this spring.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox World Series Cy Young Award Boston Red Sox American League Cleveland Indians Atlanta Braves
Watch: Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout shows off insane training session
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- There is a reason why Mike Trout has had one of the most decorated starts to a career in Major League Baseball history.
-2 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Baseball Barry Bonds National League New York Yankees United Press International American League Baseball statistics
Royals reliever falls through a barn roof, carries on tradition of weird spring training injuries
In what appears to be turning into somewhat of a tradition, yet another baseball player has injured himself ahead of spring training in an unusual way. On Tuesday, Kansas City Royals reliever Brian Flynn fell through the roof of his barn in Oklahoma, resulting in a broken rib and three non-displaced...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Texas Rangers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel San Diego Padres St. Louis Cardinals Cy Young Award Chicago White Sox American League
Cuban players: We paid thousands for journey to US baseball
MIAMI – Two Cuban baseball players told a federal jury Tuesday that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate.The players, Jorge Padron and...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Baseball National League American League Chicago Cubs Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox
RHP Jake Odorizzi defeats Tampa Bay Rays in arbitration
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- Knowing that you don't have to move during the Major League Baseball offseason is great. Returning to the same club with a new deal is even better.
-2 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays American League Major League Baseball All-Star Game Kansas City Royals World Series Baseball St. Louis Cardinals
First workouts underway for MLB pitchers and catchers
LAKELAND, Fla. — Winter is over — in baseball, at least.Fifteen major league teams have their first scheduled workouts for pitchers and catchers Tuesday in Florida and Arizona, including the Justin Verlander-led Tigers , the American League champion Indians and a Boston franchise heading into its first season after David Ortiz's retirement.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez Detroit Tigers American League San Francisco Giants
A-Rod, Nick Swisher among Yankees' guest instructors
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher are joining the group of guest instructors at New York Yankees' spring training this year.Both are on the list released by the team Tuesday when New York pitchers and catchers reported for spring training.A-Rod and Swisher were both instructors with the Yankees' instructional league team last fall. This is the first time they'll be in the coaching role at spring training.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award Yankee Stadium American League
AL Central Division preview: Cleveland Indians may be even better
Free Press sports writer George Sipple looks at the Tigers' AL Central rivals        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Boston Red Sox National League Baseball Cleveland Indians World Series American League
New Twins leadership counts on young talent to lead revival
MINNEAPOLIS — The first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas.The revamp stopped there, though, during an inaugural offseason for the new regime that was more methodical than it was a makeover.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Major League Baseball Baseball positions Pitcher Relief pitcher American League Catcher Home run
Dombrowski, Leyland reflect on Ilitch’s legacy
There were a lot of happy memories and heavy hearts among the men who played and worked for Tigers owner Mike Ilitch.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Baseball Michigan Boston Red Sox World Series American League Detroit Red Wings
Report: Tigers add Mike Zagurski, David Lough on minor league deals
Lough, 31, had a short stint with the Phillies last season, hitting .239 with a .342 on-base percentage.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball Minor league baseball World Series Oakland Athletics Promotion and relegation Detroit Tigers American League
Oakland Athletics naming field after Rickey Henderson
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Rickey Henderson is about to 'steal' the name of the field at Oakland Coliseum.
19 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Oakland Athletics New York Yankees Rickey Henderson Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox American League
Texas Rangers bring Mike Napoli back on one-year deal
The Sports Xchange The Texas Rangers and Mike Napoli agreed to terms on a one-year contract that brings the 35-year-old back for his third stint with the club.
5 points by UPI | Major League Baseball American League World Series Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox New York Yankees Texas Rangers Cleveland Indians
Are Yankees a fit for MLB’s unsigned 40-homer monster?
The Yankees are monitoring free-agent 40-homer slugger Chris Carter, according to ESPN. The Yankees’ depth chart at first base currently features youngster Greg Bird, coming off major shoulder surgery, with backup from Tyler Austin or designated hitter Matt Holliday, who has limited experience at the position. Carter, 30, hit 41 homers last season to tie Nolan...
198 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball National League World Series New York Yankees American League Baseball Designated hitter San Francisco Giants
MLB off-season tracker: Dodgers get Romo
Joe Nathan, 42, could be a long-shot addition to Washington’s closer competition after the club lost Mark Melancon        
22 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox New York Yankees World Series American League National League Cleveland Indians
MLB off-season tracker: Indians add another 'pen piece
Joe Nathan, 42, could be a long-shot addition to Washington’s closer competition after the club lost Mark Melancon        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox New York Yankees National League World Series Cleveland Indians American League
After deal, Yankees better be sure Gary Sanchez is for real
The Yankees must really believe that Gary Sanchez is it, considering Thursday's trade of Brian McCann.
102 points by Daily News | Designated hitter Brian Cashman New York Yankees Major League Baseball English-language films National League Batting American League
Familia hires Chapman’s attorney for domestic violence case
CHICAGO — Jeurys Familia has retained the services of a prominent attorney to aid him in his upcoming day of judgment with Major League Baseball, The Post has learned. Jay Reisinger confirmed that he will represent Familia with respect to MLB’s investigation into Familia’s Oct. 31 arrest for domestic violence. Familia, the Mets’ closer, has...
32 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball New York Yankees San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds National League World Series American League American League Championship Series
Benintendi homer helps lift Red Sox to seventh straight win
BALTIMORE – It’s tough enough to beat the Boston Red Sox these days. Give them an extra out to work with, and the task becomes even more difficult.Boston scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning after a throwing error by first baseman Chris Davis and rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore ...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees American League East American League Cleveland Indians Baseball 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Baseball statistics
Mark Trumbo powers Baltimore Orioles' over Tampa Bay Rays
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles control their own destiny for a spot in the playoffs.
2 points by UPI | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays American League Baltimore Orioles American League East New York Yankees 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season
How to watch tonight's Detroit Tigers- Minnesota Twins game
7:10 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit, 97.1 FM; Tigers must take advantage of MLB-worst Twins        
7 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Detroit Tigers Baseball statistics Comerica Park Minnesota Twins American League Toronto Blue Jays Tiger Stadium
Oakland Athletics waive disappointing Billy Butler
The Sports Xchange The Oakland Athletics released designated hitter Billy Butler on Sunday with one year left on his contract.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service Kansas City Royals Oakland Athletics News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Major League Baseball American League
Billy Butler is cut by the Athletics
Designated hitter Billy Butler was released Sunday by the Oakland Athletics, who still owe him $10 million for next season. Butler was batting .276 with four home runs and 31 runs batted in.  Etc. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals agreed to wait a week before deciding whether he...
37 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Kansas City Royals Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics Atlanta Braves American League Baseball Boston Red Sox
Benintendi to practice sliding
Benintendi to slideRed Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is winding down his recovery on an injured knee suffered late last month in Tampa Bay.Boston Manager John Farrell said Saturday the 22-year-old will try sliding during a simulated game at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The announcement came after the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Tampa Bay Rays Fenway Park Chicago White Sox New York Yankees Baseball American League
Don’t think Masahiro Tanaka’s an ace? Check out these numbers
The Baby Bombers have been getting all the love during the Yankees’ surge to within two games of the second AL wild card entering Friday, but Masahiro Tanaka’s dominance may be the biggest reason they have salvaged their postseason dreams. Tanaka, who starts Saturday against the Rays, has pitched over the past month like an...
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