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It's a big September series as Detroit Tigers host Baltimore Orioles
Somehow, against everyone’s predictions, the Orioles are in the second wild-card spot, leading the Tigers by one game.        
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Tigers' sprint to finish begins vs. Orioles
Against all odds, the Tigers hold their fate in their hands        
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Morning Sports Update: Report says Rob Gronkowski is expected to play Sunday
Rob Gronkowski was a limited participant at Patriots practice yesterday, but despite earlier indications he may be a game time decision, more recent reports suggest the tight end will play Sunday night in Arizona. Did Tom Brady stage a silent protest by removing helmet decal?: Tom Brady nearly stirred a new media controversy when it […]
2 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Clay Buchholz Pawtucket Red Sox Portland Sea Dogs Bill Belichick New England Patriots Ned Martin New England Sports Network
Stevie Sunshine finds the good in some bad Cubs play
Stevie Sunshine is here for you this morning. Stevie Sunshine is finding something good amid something bad. No, this isn’t about the White Sox. They appear indecipherable and unsalvageable. Instead, this is about the Cubs. You might not have realized it at the time and might not have thought about...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Roger Goodell Chicago White Sox National Football League Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball The Star-Spangled Banner San Francisco Giants Boston Red Sox
Police probe Dorchester shooting
Police continued their search yesterday for a hooded gunman who opened fire on a Dorchester sidewalk late Wednesday, killing a young father as he stood talking to a group of friends.A K-9 unit scoured Ripley
Road yesterday, but police declined to say whether they had any suspects or a motive for the shooting, which was reported at 
7:47 p.m. Wednesday.“Right now, it’s really 
early in the investigation,” said Myeshia Henderson, a Boston police spokeswoman.
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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
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
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...
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General manager of Lagasse’s Stadium is a team player
Jerry Rodriguez combines his love for sports with his hardworking ethos.
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Sept. 9, 2016, Letters to the Editor
Faith rewardedThanks to the Herald for the wonderful article on Franklin Graham (“Service on common is a rare public display,” Aug. 31). It was so wonderful to read something like that in such a well-known newspaper in such a well-known city! Just have to give kudos to you for doing what many won’t do in this country anymore.— Diane Walker, Newark, Ill.Shame on Big Papi
-1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Cholera Chicago White Sox David Ortiz Jimmie Foxx Alex Rodriguez 2004 American League Championship Series Dominican Republic
Yankees no longer a feel-good story, they’re contenders
After a while, the unexpected becomes routine, and the crazy becomes customary, and that’s when you know you’re in the middle of something special. After a while it doesn’t matter who the hero of the moment is — Brett Gardner at the wall, Bryan Mitchell on the mound, Tyler Austin at the plate — because...
672 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi National League The Bronx Boston Red Sox CC Sabathia Yankee Stadium San Francisco Giants
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
2005 World Series trip culmination of Astros' Killer B's era
From 1998 through 2005, the Killer B's in their various incarnations were the heart and soul of the Astros' most successful period - four National League Central titles, two NL wild cards and the franchise's lone World Series appearance. [...] like Biggio, he never played for any other major league team, finishing his 15-year career as the Astros' all-time leader in home runs (449) and RBIs (1,529). [...] baseman Sean Berry was another integral member of the group from 1996 to 1998. A new B emerged in July 1999 when the Astros called up Lance Berkman, who had been their top draft pick in 1997 out of Rice, where in his final season he hit the astounding collegiate total of 41 home runs. Berkman garnered only 93 at-bats in his first Astros season, but with Bell dealt away in a December 1999 trade to the New York Mets, Berkman batted .297 with 21 home runs and a .949 OPS in 2000 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. The Astros secured the wild card on the season's final day, and a 3-2 NLDS win over the Braves marked the first postseason series victory in franchise history. [...] in 2005, the Killer B's era culminated in the Astros' first World Series appearance. The White Sox won the first two games in Chicago, following a 5-3 victory in Game 1 with a dramatic 7-6 triumph that ended on a ninth-inning walkoff home run by Scott Podsednik, who had no homers in the regular season. A bad shoulder had limited Bagwell to 39 regular-season games, and that final game of the World Series would mark the last time he, Biggio and Berkman played together.
47 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Astros Major League Baseball World Series Boston Red Sox National League Atlanta Braves San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals
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.
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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
The 2 closers Yankees could target this winter: ex-MLB GM
SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel host and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks playoff push and offseason plans for both New York teams with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Is this season a success for Yankees with or without playoffs? A: It’s exciting in that they only had to take a little step back and not...
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Braves set first game in SunTrust Park: exhibition vs. Yankees

54 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Fenway Park Yankee Stadium New York City Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Critics of Mets’ Tim Tebow deal don’t get how this game works
Those who think Tim Tebow’s presence somewhere on a low-level minor league team will block some youngster’s dream don’t exactly know how this wheel works. Understand that teams employ a couple hundred minor leaguers to give a forum for perhaps 20-25 special ones to have teams with which to play and games in which to...
179 points by New York Post | Minor league baseball Major League Baseball New York Yankees Attention span Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine
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
Morning Sports Update: Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’
As the Patriots and Cardinals gear up for Sunday night, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians spoke very highly of his adversaries. Carson Palmer? Not so much… Palmer on Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’: Carson Palmer may have been a little too honest about how he feels about Tom Brady’s suspension. Unlike most players who […]
20 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz Major League Baseball New England Patriots Home run Tom Brady Hanley Ramírez
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.
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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
Silverman: Don Orsillo right at home with Red Sox in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Don Orsillo exit-from-NESN story has been weird from the get-go.Little wonder then that last night marked one more strange-but-true chapter for the still popular Rhode Island native who is now the television voice of the San Diego Padres.
122 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox David Ortiz Alex Rodriguez 2004 American League Championship Series Mariano Rivera
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
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
Scenes throughout Progressive Field during today's Cleveland Indians game: Follow along on Facebook Live, Snapchat
Add cleveland.com on Facebook and Snapchat to see coverage of everything that goes into staging an Indians game. Scenes throughout Progressive Field during a Cleveland Indians game: Follow along Thursday on Facebook Live, Snapchat CLEVELAND, Ohio - Have you ever wondered what goes into staging a Cleveland Indians game - from the all the delicious concessions to the visiting clubhouse crew to merchandising, and more? Follow cleveland.com on Facebook and Snapchat today to see how it all comes together before and during the Indians' day game against the Houston Astros. Cleveland.com will have several reporters stationed all over Progressive Field and social media coordinators Maura Zurick and Hayden Grove will show you all the stations on Facebook Live and Snapchat. Here's how you can follow along: Follow cleveland.com on Facebook here. Add cleveland.com on Snapchat. Our username is clevelanddotcom Tune in to see all the behind-the-scenes work, including preparing food to collecting tickets and getting the gift shops ready. We'll also be spending time with the visiting clubhouse crew, vendors and our favorite drummer, John Adams. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m. but the coverage will begin a couple of hours before the game on Facebook and Snapchat.
23 points by The Plain Dealer | Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Houston Astros Progressive Field Chicago Cubs World Series Boston Red Sox Cincinnati Reds
Morning Sports Update: Don Orsillo on Sox opener: ‘It was good to see everybody’
After scoring a combined 27 runs in the first two games this weekend, the Red Sox’ bats went cold in the latter two. But the team did get to see former play-by-play man Don Orsillo at his new gig in San Diego. Don Orsillo ready to move on from Red Sox: “It was good to […]
5 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Jerry Remy Home run Don Orsillo Red Sox Nation Chicago White Sox Pawtucket Red Sox Alex Rodriguez
Wake Up With Wilbur: Steven Wright Still Not Right
Clay Buchholz starts in place of Steven Wright who was injured pinch running last month. On today’s Wake Up With Wilbur, Boston.com columnist Eric Wilbur wonders why Wright was out there at all. 2016 Patriots schedule    
6 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball 2008 Kansas City Royals season Jon Lester Clay Buchholz Greenville Drive
Cause of fire at $3.1M Narragansett home may never be known
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Fire investigators say the cause of a blaze that gutted a multi-million dollar 1880 oceanfront house in Narragansett may never be determined. Fire Chief Scott Partington says the $3.1 million home owned by the family of late Pawtucket Red Sox co-owner James Skeffington is considered a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pawtucket Red Sox Boston Red Sox Smoke Rhode Island Firefighters Washington County Rhode Island English-language films Providence Rhode Island
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
Angels appear to have found a good fit for ninth-inning role in well-traveled Bailey
With his first pitch at his first home Monday, the Angels’ Andrew Bailey fired an errant fastball. When he received the ball back from his catcher, he surreptitiously glanced at the radar-gun reading flashing near Oakland Coliseum’s left-field foul pole.  Angels second baseman Cliff Pennington...
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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
Mark McGwire marvels at David Ortiz despite issues with DH position
SAN DIEGO — Big Mac thinks the world of Big Papi as a hitter, but less so as a designated hitter.Yes, Mark McGwire seems in awe of David Ortiz’ final season, and even expressed hope the Red Sox win the World Series so that Ortiz can go out truly on top.McGwire, who batted .187 in his final season as a big leaguer with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, never had that chance.At the same time, McGwire also isn’t a big fan of the American League’s use of a designated hitter, a position that has given Ortiz a chance to play until age 40.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Designated hitter Baseball Drugs in sport St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox David Ortiz
Red Sox notebook: Yoan Moncada takes seat on bench
SAN DIEGO — The hot corner has become a revolving door the past week, but Travis Shaw’s great game last night puts him in the driver’s seat for now.So what about Yoan Moncada?His assignment last night was just to sit and watch.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees David Ortiz Toronto Blue Jays 2004 American League Championship Series
The Scoop: Curt Schilling
Red Sox hero hurler Curt Schilling, whose comments on North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law got him canned from ESPN, has signed a syndication deal with the Howie Carr Radio Network.The outspoken conservative ex-player will host a three-hour talk show from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays that will be available for syndication nationwide.
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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
Cleveland Indians halt Houston Astros' win streak with 6-5 victory
By Jim Ingraham, The Sports Xchange CLEVELAND -- It certainly didn't come easy.
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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
Live blog: Another Upton HR has Tigers up after delay
Special writer Josh Mansour is leading the conversation during today's series finale.        
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Live blog: Tigers trail early after delay
Special writer Josh Mansour is leading the conversation during today's series finale.        
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Live blog: Tigers and White Sox underway after delay
Special writer Josh Mansour is leading the conversation during today's series finale.        
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A capsule look at the AL East
Boston Red Sox2016: 93-69, first place, lost to Cleveland in ALDSManager: John Farrell (fifth season)He’s Here: LHP Chris Sale, RHP Tyler Thornburg, 1B Mitch MorelandHe’s Outta Here: DH David Ortiz, 3B Travis Shaw, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brad Ziegler, C Ryan Hani...
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Benintendi, Swanson among MLB’s top rookies this season
Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit’s rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves National League Oakland Athletics
Angels outfielder Ben Revere finds his power in spring training
In the weaker half of two split-squad games Wednesday, while most of his major league teammates played at the Angels’ home base in Tempe, Ben Revere did something at the Peoria Sports Complex that he almost never does. He homered. The 5-foot-9 outfielder’s lack of power makes him unique among modern...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Baseball statistics Baseball Boston Red Sox Home run Baseball positions Babe Ruth Cleveland Indians Baseball rules
A-Rod admits he ‘made an ass’ of self in Francesa interview
At least he finally admitted it.
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Watch: Jake Arrieta takes Zack Greinke deep with 465-foot home run
All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta already owns the mound, but he's not too shabby at the plate either.
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'Odds are' Carlos Rodon will start season on disabled list with biceps tightness
The White Sox scratched left-hander Carlos Rodon from his Cactus League start Friday with tightness in his upper left biceps, and while an initial exam was positive, the third-year starter will undergo an MRI on Friday in Arizona. Sox general manager Rick Hahn said it is still too early to tell...
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American League East capsules
American League East preview capsules         
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Zack Greinke has solid start against Cubs
In an outing he described as "solid," Zack Greinke went five innings plus two batters against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs, allowing three runs and six hits with four strikeouts and one walk         
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