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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
2 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run Baseball rules Baseball terminology Hit Kansas City Royals Babe Ruth
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
This apathy is just what the Mets need to make playoffs
CINCINNATI — Give the Mets your tired, your poor, so they can continue this scintillating ride in the NL wild-card race. The Reds fit the description Wednesday of a team that wanted to be anywhere but on a ball field, in the suffocating humidity, playing out the string in a lost season. Maybe the lack of...
160 points by New York Post | Baseball statistics Baseball Fielder's choice Baseball terminology Perfect game Official scorer Curtis Granderson Major League Baseball
Angels no-hit Mariners in 4-0 victory
The Angels no-hit a Seattle Mariners split-squad, 4-0, on Friday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium, improving their Cactus League record to 15-12. It was the Angels’ first spring no-hitter since March 16, 1996. AT THE PLATE: In the second inning, shortstop Andrelton Simmons anticipated a breaking ball...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Perfect game Baseball rules Chicago White Sox Arizona Diamondbacks Randy Johnson
Kershaw strikes out 11 Rangers in 6 scoreless innings
Clayton Kershaw showed there's no cause for concern after a mediocre performance in his previous spring training start         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules National League Major League Baseball Baseball terminology Pitcher Chase Utley
Justin Verlander pitches well, but Detroit Tigers fall to Braves
Verlander lowered his ERA to 1.99 this spring. He recorded 15 straight outs after giving up a homer to Freddie Freeman.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball rules Baseball terminology John Smoltz Babe Ruth Hit Home run
Angels drop a 6-2 decision to the Padres
The Angels fell to the San Diego Padres, 6-2, on Thursday at Peoria Sports Complex. The Angels are 14-12 with six Cactus League games left. AT THE PLATE: In the first inning, C.J. Cron singled in Eric Young Jr., who had tripled. … The Angels’ other run scored in the fifth inning, when Ryan LaMarre...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Home run San Diego Padres Baseball rules Baseball terminology Major League Baseball Peoria Arizona
Antonio Senzatela tested in trouble against Cleveland as Rockies eye a rotation piece
Antonio Senzatela huddled with his manager, his pitching coach and catcher at the bottom of the Rockies' dugout steps here Thursday after the fifth inning. Collectively, there were decades of pitching experience. Nearly none of it belonged to Senzatela.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball positions Infielder Home run Baseball terminology Catcher Baseball rules
San Francisco's Joey Carney pitches again after liver donation, and gets his first college win
Less than nine months after stepping away from his baseball career in an effort to save his terminally ill mother, Joey Carney made his return as a college pitcher on Saturday. The senior right-hander pitched three scoreless innings to get the win as San Francisco rallied for a 7-6 victory over...
169 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Pitcher Run Relief pitcher Baseball positions Baseball rules
UNLV roundup: Hall, men’s golf team set pace on final day, place third in Hawaii
Paced by sophomore Harry Hall’s round-best 7-under-par 65, the UNLV men’s golf team closed with a round-leading 14-under 274 and finished third Friday in the 18-team John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Baseball statistics Home run Earned run Baseball rules Baseball terminology Babe Ruth Baseball Alex Rodriguez
Baseball: San Fernando opens with 5-1 win over Banning
San Fernando, hoping to win the Valley Mission League baseball title this season, opened its season on Wednesday with a 5-1 win over Marine League power Banning in a nonleague game. Louie Vargas struck out six, walked none and allowed two hits in six innings. He gave up an unearned run in the first...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Home run Major League Baseball Box score Baseball rules Run
UNLV roundup: Rebels rebound, rout Virginia Tech in season-opening softball tournament
Mara Kemmer had a triple and three RBIs to back Morgan Ettinger’s strong pitching and lead UNLV to a 10-2 win over Virginia Tech in the Sportco Kick Off Classic softball tournament Friday at Eller Media Stadium.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules Tennis English-language films Home run Baseball terminology Grand Slam
Cubs rally in ninth to eliminate Giants 6-5 in NLDS; advance to NLCS
After looking vulnerable in all phases for the first time in three months, the Cubs finally displayed the timely hitting to match the determination they have showcased since their World Series mission started in spring training. After left-hander Matt Moore harnessed them for eight innings and...
7219 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Major League Baseball World Series Major League Baseball postseason Baseball terminology National League Wrigley Field
Cubs show power, finesse in victory over Reds
It was Darya Fowler's birthday Wednesday. Her husband, Cubs leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler, gave her a gift she shared with 40,434 at Wrigley Field when he hit his 13th home run in the fourth inning of a 9-2 victory over the Reds. Fowler was the gift that kept on giving the Reds fits. He was hit...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Baseball rules Single Cap Anson Major League Baseball National League
Tigers-Twins postponed; doubleheader Thursday
Anibal Sanchez will start the first game while Justin Verlander will go in the second for the Tigers.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Baseball All-Star Futures Game players
Rain postpones Tigers-Twins; split doubleheader Thursday
Anibal Sanchez will start the first game while Justin Verlander will go in the second for the Tigers.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Baseball All-Star Futures Game players
Live Tigers blog: Tigers and Twins delayed in 3rd
Bottom 3rd: Tigers 0, Twins 0        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Florida Marlins All-Star Futures Game players Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball terminology Detroit Tigers Softball
Cabrera's baserunning helps Tigers top Twins, 8-1
Boyd pitches a career-high eight innings; Tigers' big bats show up despite key absences        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball rules Baseball statistics Home run Baseball positions Alex Rodriguez Baseball terminology Major League Baseball
Tigers pull within 1½ games of wild card
Tigers’ playoff hopes, put on a respirator just three days ago, are alive and thriving after 8-1 rout of the Twins.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball First baseman Baseball rules Baseball positions Baseball terminology Alex Rodriguez Home run
Things get heated in Angels' 5-4 loss to the Rangers
Rookie Nomar Mazara hit his 20th homer in another testy game with multiple ejections and the Texas Rangers moved closer to their second consecutive AL West title by beating the Angels, 5-4, on Tuesday night.  Texas (90-62) cut its magic number to two to clinch the seventh division title in franchise...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball Texas Rangers Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Relief pitcher Pitcher Mike Scioscia Elvis Andrus
Miggy's baserunning helps Tigers slide past Twins
Boyd pitches a career-high eight innings; Tigers' big bats show up despite key absences        
22 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball rules Baseball statistics Home run Baseball positions Alex Rodriguez Baseball terminology Major League Baseball
Lopsided win pulls Tigers within 1½ games of wild-card spot
Tigers’ playoff hopes, put on a respirator just three days ago, are alive and thriving after 8-1 rout of the Twins.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball First baseman Baseball rules Baseball positions Baseball terminology Alex Rodriguez Home run
Dodgers walk off with a Giant roar
The eyes of Yasiel Puig sparked it all, inspiring the fracas that ended an ace’s bid for a shutout, opened the door for a ninth-inning comeback and handed the Dodgers a stranglehold on the National League West after a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Monday night. The comeback came in the bottom...
2202 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology All-Star Futures Game players San Francisco Giants Handedness Clayton Kershaw Fastball
Playoff hopes fading, but Tigers won't panic
Miguel Cabrera was at the plate with two on and one out, the Tigers trailing 3-1 in the pivotal third game of this crucial series against the Orioles.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules Home run Baseball terminology Run Detroit Tigers players Detroit Tigers
Tigers' Ausmus: No panic despite series loss
Miguel Cabrera was at the plate with two on and one out, the Tigers trailing 3-1 in the pivotal third game of this crucial series against the Orioles.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules Home run Baseball terminology Run Detroit Tigers players Detroit Tigers
Utica Unicorns power to USPBL title with home runs, pitching
Unicorns blank Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers, 5-0, in inaugural United Shores Professional Baseball League championship        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball Babe Ruth Home run Baseball rules Run Baseball terminology Football League Championship
Luis Severino has flipped a switch — and left a pitch behind
Luis Severino’s transformation from struggling starter to dominant reliever — albeit temporary — continued in the Yankees’ 4-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday at the Stadium. Severino came on with two outs in the sixth, immediately after Luis Cessa gave up another homer to put the Yankees in a three-run hole. From there, though,...
88 points by New York Post | Baseball statistics New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball Baseball terminology George W. Bush Yankee Stadium Pitcher
Mark Reynolds’ 250th career homer lifts Rockies over Padres in 10 innings
Good thing for the Rockies that Mark Reynolds is a fast healer.
67 points by The Denver Post | Baseball statistics Baseball Colorado Rockies Home run Major League Baseball Baseball terminology First baseman Baseball rules
Perez slammed by Cespedes early as Mets rout Braves, 10-3

90 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Baseball statistics Rotator cuff Baseball Home run Atlanta Braves Babe Ruth Baseball rules Baseball terminology
Ausmus: No panic despite series loss
Miguel Cabrera was at the plate with two on and one out, the Tigers trailing 3-1 in the pivotal third game of this crucial series against the Orioles.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball rules Home run Baseball terminology Run Detroit Tigers players Detroit Tigers
Tame Tigers go quietly, playoff hopes fading
Miguel Cabrera was at the plate with two on and one out, the Tigers trailing 3-1 in the pivotal third game of this crucial series against the Orioles.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball rules Detroit Tigers Baseball Florida Marlins Baseball terminology Alex Rodriguez Cameron Maybin
Dodgers are the club getting blanked Sunday in a 3-0 loss to Marlins
On Sunday afternoon, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts did not have to worry about a repeat of the previous night’s agony. Kenta Maeda gave up a single on his first pitch of a 3-0 loss to the Marlins, an outcome that Roberts would have preferred on Saturday, rather than dealing with the frustration...
25 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Baseball terminology Baseball rules Home run Baseball positions Babe Ruth Rickey Henderson
Yankees’ magic — and Luis Cessa’s — runs out at bad time
Winners of seven straight games, it would be reasonable to assume the Yankees felt good about themselves in the seventh inning on Sunday. Despite being down two runs, they had the tying run in scoring position with Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate against ex-Yankee Chase Whitley. Prior to the game, Joe Girardi mentioned the optimism...
7 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Baseball statistics Baseball Boston Red Sox Perfect game 2008 Major League Baseball season Baseball terminology 2009 Major League Baseball season
Tigers' late-inning bridge to K-Rod has gotten wobbly
From July 25 through the end of August, manager Brad Ausmus had the back end of his bullpen as set as it’s been in his three years at the helm of the Tigers.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball rules Baseball Catcher Home run Handedness Mariano Rivera Baseball terminology
St. Louis Cardinals score five in eighth to subdue Milwaukee Brewers
By Rob Rains, The Sports Xchange ST. LOUIS -- Stephen Piscotty's two-run double was the big blow in a five-run, eighth-inning rally.
1 points by UPI | St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Baseball statistics United Press International Baseball terminology William Randolph Hearst St. Louis Missouri Major League Baseball
Terry Collins’ strategical blunder costs Mets — and hurts Flores
ATLANTA — You could see the pain in Terry Collins’ eyes. This loss was on him and he knew it. And as soon as the 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Braves was complete Saturday night at Turner Field, Collins fell on his sword. He blew it. He did not pinch run with two outs in...
387 points by New York Post | Baseball Baseball positions Pinch hitter Pinch runner Baseball terminology Pitcher Atlanta Braves Herb Washington
Orioles 11, Tigers 3

-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Home run National League Major League Baseball Detroit Tigers Cy Young Award Baltimore Orioles Baseball terminology
Carlos Rodon on his game again with nine strikeouts in 7-2 victory
The first batter he faced reached first base on a foul ball. Though not immediately, Friday evening improved for White Sox starter Carlos Rodon after a catcher's interference call on an otherwise harmless foul put Royals leadoff man Paulo Orlando aboard. Two singles later, Orlando scored the first...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball Baseball statistics Chicago White Sox Baseball terminology Tampa Bay Rays U.S. Cellular Field Bobby Thigpen Major League Baseball