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Tigers' sprint to finish begins vs. Orioles
Against all odds, the Tigers hold their fate in their hands        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Baseball statistics Left-handedness Comerica Park Cleveland Indians
Tigers' sprint to finish begins tonight vs. Orioles
Against all odds, the Tigers hold their fate in their hands        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Baseball statistics Left-handedness Comerica Park Cleveland Indians
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
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
Mark Teixeira having most fun in final year — and he’s not playing
While the Yankees have made an unexpected run into the playoff chase, Mark Teixeira hasn’t had a hit in September in the final season of his career. Though the first baseman is going through the worst full season he’s ever had, Teixeira insisted it’s not bittersweet. “I’m actually enjoying it more,” Teixeira said before Thursday’s...
20 points by New York Post | First baseman New York Yankees Baseball statistics Mark Teixeira English-language films 2009 Major League Baseball season 2009 World Series Texas Rangers
Jeff Hoffman roughed up as Padres shell Rockies
For one inning, Jeff Hoffman flashed his talent. He looked like the pitcher Colorado is counting on in seasons to come.
9 points by The Denver Post | Major League Baseball Baseball statistics San Diego Padres Florida Marlins National League Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants National League West
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
Reds shut down by Pirates' Nova, 4-1, in fifth straight loss
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds picked the wrong time to run into a hot pitcher. Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball statistics Cincinnati Reds Toronto Blue Jays Pete Rose Clint Hurdle Cleveland Indians Christy Mathewson Major League Baseball
Tyler Austin the hero of the night as Yankees keep on rolling
Gary Sanchez has cooled off and Aaron Judge continues to struggle — so leave it to Tyler Austin to do what he can to keep the Yankees’ youth movement going. Austin hit a walk-off homer with two outs in the ninth to give the Yankees a 5-4 win over the Rays. It was the Yankees’...
92 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Baseball statistics Alex Rodriguez 2009 World Series CC Sabathia 2008 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium Baseball terminology
Tigers savor opportunity as Orioles invade town
Against all odds, the Tigers hold their fate in their hands        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Baseball statistics Left-handedness Comerica Park Cleveland Indians
Nova, Kang lead Pirates to 4-1 win over slumping Reds
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Reds' losing streak to five games. Nova (12-6) pitched his second complete ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball statistics Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees Major League Baseball Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians World Series
Serena Williams upset

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Strasburg avoids nightmare scenario, but will he pitch this season?
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the 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 exam did not reveal...
2 points by New York Post | Injury Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Baseball statistics Physical trauma Tommy John surgery Philadelphia Phillies
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
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
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
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
Yankees beat Jays, Red Sox remain one game out of first
NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, Monday.In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Chicago White Sox Joe Girardi Boston Red Sox American League East
Jackson strikes out 11, pitches Padres over Red Sox
SAN DIEGO – Edwin Jackson processed the message, then put it into effect.Jackson struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings to outpitch former Padres ace Drew Pomeranz, leading San Diego over the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, Monday.Jackson (4-5) gave up four hits and ended his three-start losing streak.“We ki...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Roger Clemens Cy Young Award Hanley Ramírez Baseball statistics National League
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
Kluber loses for first time since July, Astros down Indians
Kluber (15-9) had won his previous seven decisions.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cy Young Award Baseball statistics Pitcher Houston Astros Cleveland Indians Roger Clemens Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves
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
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
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
Tyler Austin gives himself the best 25th birthday present
A little more than an hour remained in Tyler Austin’s birthday and the newly turned 25-year-old was making one final birthday wish as Brett Gardner chased Justin Smoak’s shot to deep left field at Yankee Stadium: “Please catch it,” Austin recalled thinking. “Please catch it.” Gardner jumped and barely held on to the ball, giving...
10 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball statistics Mark Teixeira 2009 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium 2009 World Series Yankee Stadium
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
Braves rookie Swanson homers again

2387 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Atlanta Braves Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Inside-the-park home run National League Major League Baseball
White Sox use eighth-inning surge to take series from Tigers
The Tigers rolled into U.S. Cellular Field this week looking to solidify their positioning for a playoff spot, but the White Sox put a crimp in their plans. The Sox used a four-run eighth inning to pull away for a 7-4 victory Wednesday, winning their first series against the Tigers since June 13-15....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics U.S. Cellular Field Chicago White Sox Baseball Alex Rodriguez First baseman Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth
Strasburg feels pinch in elbow, Nats beat Braves in 11th
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg winced and, no doubt, so did everyone else who roots for the Washington Nationals.The Washington ace felt a pinch in the back of his right elbow in the third inning and was forced to make an early exit Wednesday night in his first start since returning from the disabled list.With a stadium full of teammates and fans wondering what went wrong, the NL East leaders went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball National League National League East Baseball statistics Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Barry Bonds
Travis Shaw, David Price put Red Sox in 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.
4 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Home run
Jose Reyes helps New York Mets record 14th straight win over Cincinnati Reds
By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI -- Jose Reyes has hit six home runs in 40 games with the New York Mets, including a homer in each of the past two contests.
5 points by UPI | New York Mets Cincinnati Reds National League Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians Shea Stadium 2000 Major League Baseball season
Jose Abreu fuels Chicago White Sox to series win over Detroit Tigers
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Most players offer a simple greeting or share a joke with the opposing first baseman when they reach base safely.
2 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Home Run Derby Alex Rodriguez Baseball Chicago White Sox Home run Florida Marlins Baseball rules
Brian Dozier guides Minnesota Twins past Kansas City Royals
By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Dozier is making a habit of hitting home runs in bunches.
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Cleveland Indians halt Houston Astros' win streak with 6-5 victory
By Jim Ingraham, The Sports Xchange CLEVELAND -- It certainly didn't come easy.
3 points by UPI | Cleveland Indians Baseball Baseball statistics Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Home run Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Jung Ho Kang's late blast lifts Pittsburgh Pirates over St. Louis Cardinals
By Shelly Anderson, The Sports Xchange PITTSBURGH -- Two outs. Ninth inning. One-run lead. St. Louis' Matt Carpenter at the plate.
4 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals National League Baseball rules
Live Tigers blog: Tigers rally to take lead in 7th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball First baseman Florida Marlins Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball positions