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‘Pitch’ Stars Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Want the Show to ‘Empower’ Young Girls
The Paley Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PaleyFest Fall TV Previews on Thursday night in Beverly Hills with a panel for Fox’s new sports drama “Pitch.” Moderated by TV Guide staff writer Marisa Roffman, the panel included actors Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mo McRae, as well as executive producers Rick Singer and Kevin Falls with the... Read more »
127 points by Variety | Major League Baseball Baseball National League Pitcher San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter
New York Mets signing Tim Tebow is a stunt -- unless he can be the unicorn
By Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange It was just a month ago that Tim Tebow issued invitations to a football-style showcase to all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
4 points by UPI | Major League Baseball Minor league baseball Baseball Heisman Trophy National League San Francisco Giants World Series New York Mets
Who was the greatest Chicago manager?
With your help, the Chicago Tribune is creating the greatest Chicago baseball team of all time. We've narrowed it down to several players for both Cubs and White Sox but need your help in choosing the best of the best. Vote for your favorite manager below. Read more about the Greatest Team of All...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs National League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox Chicago WGN-TV
Schimp's 4 RBIs and Richard's gem lifts Padres to 14-1 win
SAN DIEGO — Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run homer and tied a career-high with four RBIs and Clayton Richard pitched seven scoreless innings as the San Diego Padres crushed the Colorado Rockies 14-1 on Thursday night.Schimpf, a rookie second baseman, hit his 18th home run of the season, all coming since July 1.Richard (2-3) was sharp as he scattered six hits, walked two and had eight strikeouts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Baseball San Francisco Giants National League San Diego Padres Chicago Cubs
Arcia, Perez power Brewers past Cardinals 12-5
ST. LOUIS — Orlando Arcia is finding his balance.Domingo Santana and Arcia hit back-to-back homers as the Milwaukee Brewers continued their recent road dominance routing the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 on Thursday night.Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics St. Louis Cardinals Florida Marlins Major League Baseball Baseball National League Milwaukee Brewers Arizona Diamondbacks
Kid stuff: Austin's homer gives young Yanks 5th straight win
NEW YORK — Tyler Austin wasn't sure if Yankees manager Joe Girardi would let him face a right-hander in the ninth inning.Switch-hitting veteran Mark Teixeira was still on the bench, and the right-handed hitting Austin isn't far removed from a long slump.Girardi stuck with the rookie, and he came through, helping the Baby Bombers continue their unlikely push into postseason contention.Austin hit a solo homer in the ninth to give New York its season-high fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
-1 points by Boston Herald | New York Yankees Baseball Joe Girardi Major League Baseball CC Sabathia Relief pitcher Pitcher Home run
Astros' Paulino loses major league debut 10-7 to Indians
CLEVELAND — David Paulino's major league debut was brief, yet quite eventful.The right-hander pitched three innings, allowed four runs and threw two wild pitches Thursday as the Cleveland Indians outslugged Houston 10-7. The Astros dropped 2 1/2 games behind Baltimore for the final American League wild-card spot.Paulino (0-1), who was promoted from Triple-A Fresno two days earlier, allowed four hits, two walks and hit a batter. He failed to strike out any of the 15 batters he faced.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Baseball Cleveland Indians Home run Baseball rules World Series Boston Red Sox
Seager, Lee power Mariners past Texas 6-3
SEATTLE — Struggling right-hander Taijuan Walker finally turned in a much-needed positive start and the Mariners bullpen made sure it didn't go to waste.Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer and Dae-Ho Lee added a solo shot to back Walker's five solid innings and lift Seattle to a 6-3 victory over Texas on Thursday night, the Rangers' fourth loss in five games.Walker (5-10), who lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his previous start, shook off two game-opening walks to finish five innings, giving up three runs and seven hits to win for the first time in six starts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Yu Darvish Single Run Mariner
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
General manager of Lagasse’s Stadium is a team player
Jerry Rodriguez combines his love for sports with his hardworking ethos.
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Major League Baseball Baseball Chicago White Sox Margarita Cointreau Las Vegas Sands National Football League Boston Red Sox
Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler eager to see fellow Cuban Yulieski Gurriel
The sight of Yulieski Gurriel playing first base surprised fellow Cubans Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler.But Chapman and Soler have no doubts Gurriel will succeed with the Astros as he has in an impressive international career."He's an excellent athlete," Chapman said. "He has been a great asset,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Baseball World Series New York Yankees World Baseball Classic Cuba National League
Umpire Jim Joyce makes call that propels Indians
The Indians took advantage of a controversial bases-loaded wild pitch in their 10-7 victory over the Astros on Thursday.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules Baseball terminology Base on balls Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Terry Francona
Hernan Perez leads hits parade as Milwaukee Brewers blast St. Louis Cardinals
By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- In his career, St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been very tough against the Milwaukee Brewers.
9 points by UPI | St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Baseball Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Florida Marlins Milwaukee Brewers San Francisco Giants
Dodgers' breakup with Don Mattingly has worked out pretty well for all concerned
While the Dodgers were in Colorado early last month, third baseman Justin Turner and since-traded catcher A.J. Ellis slipped into a restaurant a couple of blocks from the team hotel. There, they shared a table with Tim Wallach and Lorenzo Bundy, a couple of former Dodgers coaches now with the Miami...
907 points by Los Angeles Times | National League San Francisco Giants Florida Marlins New York Yankees First baseman Baseball Clayton Kershaw Joe Torre
Hey, Tim Tebow-to-Mets haters: Chill out, nobody died here
It is part of the Tim Tebow canon that cynicism will shadow him and stalk him, wherever he goes, whatever he says, whatever the year, whatever the subject, whatever the sport. That says more about a cynical time and a skeptical society than it does about Tebow. In a world of hashtags, the wide-eyed, gosh-darn-golly-gee-willikers...
139 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Major League Baseball Baseball Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford World Series San Francisco Giants
Nationals say Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Washington Nationals don't know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament.Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI did not reveal ligament damage. Strasburg had Tommy John surgery in August 2011.
-1 points by Boston Herald | National League Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves Cy Young Award National League East Washington Nationals Baseball Pitcher
Astros passed on Kris Bryant in draft, but future looks bright
Despite passing on Kris Bryant with the first pick in the 2013 draft, the Astros aren't exactly lacking talented young players. The Cubs visit Houston this weekend in a matchup that one national publication forecast as a 2016 World Series preview back in the spring. A slow start and a failure to...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National League Major League Baseball World Series Chicago Cubs Houston Astros Boston Red Sox San Francisco Giants Baseball
Monee mayor accused of striking youth umpire pleads not guilty
The south suburban mayor who admitted he made contact an umpire at a youth baseball game pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony battery charges in Will County court. Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar told police he acted in self defense during a June 4 incident that the umpire, Tim Nelson, said required...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Battery Criminal law Felony Bodily harm Legal terms Baseball Pleading Assault
Cubs' Joe Maddon has no problem with postseason roster guessing game
The Jason Hammel decision has seemingly been made much easier by Hammel's recent first-inning nightmares in Denver and Milwaukee, leaving Cubs manager Joe Maddon with one fewer postseason roster problem to ponder.If Hammel has issues in his first inning — he has a 5.00 ERA — he is of no use out...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics Baseball Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon Handedness Wrigley Field Left-handedness Run
Former big league pitcher endorses Maine's 'Wrigley Field'
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher is embracing a Wrigley Field replica that's being constructed in Maine. Lee Smith was on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony held by the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville for the refurbished Purnell Field. The former player considered one of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field Chicago White Sox National League Fenway Park Chicago
Astros' Hinch ejected after 2 runs score on wild pitch
CLEVELAND — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was ejected after the Cleveland Indians scored two runs on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the third inning and took a 4-1 lead.Lonnie Chisenhall attempted to check his swing on a pitch in the dirt from David Paulino on Thursday. The ball bounced away from catcher Jason Castro and rolled toward the on-deck circle near the Indians dugout.Play was allowed to contiue, although replays showed Chisnehall fouled off the pitch. All three runners — Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez — crossed the plate.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Baseball Houston Astros Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Baseball terminology Cy Young Award Craig Biggio Pitcher
Joe Maddon has no problem with roster guessing game
The Jason Hammel decision has seemingly been made much easier by Hammel’s recent first-inning nightmares in Denver and Milwaukee, leaving manager Joe Maddon with one less postseason roster problem to ponder. If Hammel has issues in his first inning, where has a 5.00 earned-run average, he certainly...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics Baseball Joe Maddon Run Handedness Chicago Cubs Home run Left-handedness
Braves prospect Albies injures right elbow

178 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Major League Baseball Batting average Chicago White Sox Playoffs Sports league Atlanta Braves Base on balls
Mets explain why Tim Tebow signing isn’t a stunt
ATLANTA — Tebow Time for the Mets begins in 10 days. What Tim Tebow can be on a baseball diamond is unclear, but the former Jets and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will begin finding out Sept. 18 when he reports to the Mets’ instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 29-year-old Tebow signed a...
166 points by New York Post | Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow Florida Gators football Sam Bradford Major League Baseball Baseball Port St. Lucie Florida Maxwell Award
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus sticking with his struggling relievers
Shane Greene and Justin Wilson combined to allow four runs on five hits in Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the White Sox.        
56 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Baseball Mariano Rivera Detroit Tigers Babe Ruth
Travis Shaw, David Price lift Red Sox into first place
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was sat down by manager John Farrell in favor of a 21-year-old rookie without a day in the bigs, Yoan Moncada.Shaw didn’t take that sitting down.The third baseman twice gave the Red Sox the lead last night in a 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres, the first time with a statement home run, the second time with a base hit that put the Sox ahead for good.
77 points by Boston Herald | Baseball statistics Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball Toronto Blue Jays National League Major League Baseball Oakland Athletics
Koji Uehara strikes out two in first outing back
SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox aren't only headed to Toronto in first place, they're headed to Toronto with a sign that Koji Uehara can once again help their bullpen — their weakest link of late.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants Baseball Cy Young Award San Diego Padres Atlanta Braves
Smith’s single leads New Hampshire to 3-1 win over Portland
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Dwight Smith hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Monday.Jason Leblebijian scored on the play to give the Fisher Cats a 2-1 lead after he reached base on a walk and stole second.The Fisher Ca...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Portland Sea Dogs New Hampshire Fisher Cats Baseball Baseball rules New Hampshire Portland Maine Eastern League
Fans enjoy Labor Day at Ripken Stadium as IronBirds close season with win
On a sunny Labor Day, thousands of people took advantage of the last of the holiday weekend to fill Ripken Stadium for the final Aberdeen IronBirds game this year. Most of the seats were filled as the team closed on a positive note, with a 2-0 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades, whom the IronBirds...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Labor Day Harford County Maryland Coming out Aberdeen IronBirds Cal Ripken Jr. Major League Baseball Minor league baseball Baseball
No magic wand: Tigers shut out by White Sox
Detroit held to seven hits but doesn't lose any ground in AL Central race (4½ games back) as Cleveland falls to Houston.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers 2005 World Series Florida Marlins Handedness Left-handedness
Strong outing puts Boyd in mix for next season
Rookie left-hander yielded two earned runs in Tuesday's loss but but has a solid 3.89 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 85? innings.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball rules Chicago White Sox U.S. Cellular Field Pitch Fastball Pitcher
Zimmermann will start Saturday vs. Orioles
After a torrid April, Tigers right-hander saw performance dip before landing on DL with neck ailment.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cy Young Award Detroit Tigers Pitcher Catcher Baseball Chicago White Sox Pitch Major League Baseball
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13 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Baseball San Francisco Giants Women's National Basketball Association National League Sprint Cup Series St. Louis Cardinals Home run
Tigers unable to get big hit late, lose to White Sox, 2-0
Detroit left them loaded in seventh and stranded two in the ninth; Boyd allows two earned runs over seven innings        
6 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run Baseball rules Babe Ruth Baseball terminology Left-handedness Detroit Tigers
Braves rally but fall to Nats

112 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Washington Nationals Baseball positions Atlanta Braves Ryan Zimmerman Chicago White Sox
Pedro Baez rejoins Dodgers as bullpen continues to grow
The Dodgers expanded their bullpen to 14 relievers on Tuesday by recalling right-hander Pedro Baez from double-A Tulsa. The team had sent Baez to the Texas League last week to give him a rest after heavy usage and ineffective outings in August. A talented but maddening pitcher, one who often grinds...
60 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Pitcher Relief pitcher Roberto Clemente Bullpen San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres Pedro Martínez
Stanton returns in limited role
The Miami Marlins, hoping to energize a faltering playoff bid, reinstated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list Tuesday, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Manager Don Mattingly said the three-time All-Star initially will be...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Major League Baseball First baseman Minor league baseball Don Mattingly Babe Ruth Baseball positions Joe Carter
Joe Maddon says Cubs don't miss a beat even when regulars rest
 As far as manager Joe Maddon is concerned, it's just another night for the Cubs even when Kris Bryant and Addison Russell receive a rest. "Truthfully, I don't think it's hard," Maddon said Tuesday night of the balance between resting his regulars and fielding a competitive team. "We have so many...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions Chicago Cubs First baseman Major League Baseball Baseball rules Catcher
Former Harvard-Westlake basketball player Henry Vogel is Allan Malamud scholarship winner
Henry Vogel, a former Harvard-Westlake basketball player who also was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, has been named recipient of the Allan Malamud Memorial Award given annually by the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Vogel will be honored during the newest induction ceremony...
75 points by Los Angeles Times | High school Basketball United States National Basketball Association California Center Brazil Baseball
Dodgers are looking like the real deal
Are you ready to buy into a team without a starting rotation? Are you ready to embrace the big-bank version of Andrew Friedman’s small-market approach? Are you ready to open your heart again to a franchise that has virtually banished Vin Scully from local television sets? In other words, are you...
1423 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Baseball Pitcher San Francisco Giants National League Tampa Bay Rays Relief pitcher Baseball statistics
Dodgers put enough hits together in 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks to maintain their edge in NL West
There were no fireworks at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening, nothing capable of replicating the previous night’s power display against former teammate Zack Greinke. The Dodgers used a less explosive but just as effective tack in a 5-2 victory, batting aside the Diamondbacks with a combination...
62 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions First baseman Catcher Cap Anson San Francisco Giants Baseball rules
Jason Hammel's October plans take a hit in lopsided loss to Brewers
 Manager Joe Maddon insisted Tuesday night that Jason Hammel isn't auditioning for a spot on the Cubs' postseason roster after Hammel suffered one of his worst outings in a 12-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. "It's not necessarily an audition," Maddon said after Hammel allowed nine runs on...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball National League Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Milwaukee Brewers
Yankees’ no-name reliever ‘super stoked’ after 1st MLB save
Just think of how many times Mariano Rivera felt the same way. “Great, awesome,” said Blake Parker, who was absolutely gushing about getting the save in the Yankees’ 7-6 victory over Toronto last night. But then, this was Parker’s first. And he got it by coming in relief of a beleaguered Dellin Betances and throwing...
16 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Mariano Rivera Baseball Pitch English-language films Pitcher Tommy John
Tigers minors: West Michigan wins playoff game on walk-off in 11th
A look at how the Tigers’ minor league affiliates fared Wednesday        
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Kinsler on return from injury: ‘It’s not a big deal’
Three days after a ground ball smashed into the middle finger of his right hand, Ian Kinsler was back in the lineup.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Alex Rodriguez U.S. Cellular Field Florida Marlins Baseball terminology 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Detroit Tigers
Back from DL, Strasburg leaves game in 3rd inning
WASHINGTON – Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg had been sidelined due to right elbow soreness. In his first start since Aug. 17, he gave up a double to rook...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Atlanta Braves Babe Ruth National League Cy Young Award
Greene on bullpen crash: 'This one's on me'
For a team seemingly on a September streak, this one stung.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Chicago White Sox Baseball statistics Playoffs 2005 World Series Baseball Brad Ausmus U.S. Cellular Field Atlanta Braves
Tigers' bullpen implodes in 7-4 loss to Chisox
Greene, J. Wilson could protect one-run lead as Detroit drops second straight; Upton homers again        
39 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball Babe Ruth Earned run Alex Rodriguez
Dodgers keep rolling along, a 3-1 win giving them a sweep of the Diamondbacks
An autumnal chill did not envelop Chavez Ravine Wednesday night — it was 74 degrees, not an October-like 54 degrees, at first pitch — but Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts sensed a different feeling in the stadium, one that has grown with each passing day of September. “There’s that anticipation,” Roberts...
386 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Pitcher Left-handedness San Francisco Giants Pitch Right-handedness Baseball terminology
‘Folty’ strong but Nats sweep Braves with walk-off in 11th

155 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball positions Babe Ruth Barry Bonds