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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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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...
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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.
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Clayton Kershaw return sets up brutally high stakes for Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw returns to pitch Friday night for the Dodgers, and that is terrific in the way that the NFL season will be better when Tom Brady returns. As long as you don’t have a rooting interest, the sport is always best when the elite play, and Kershaw is the greatest in the world at...
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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
Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum takes a loss in desert home sale
With his season having come to an end, Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum has wrapped up some business away from the field, selling his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., for $3 million. The modern-style house, which boasts a gymnasium with a retractable batting cage, returned to market earlier this year...
79 points by Los Angeles Times | Tim Lincecum Los Angeles Kings World Series San Francisco Giants Rooms Major League Baseball Los Angeles Clippers Cy Young Award
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.
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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.        
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Zimmermann will start Saturday vs. Orioles
After a torrid April, Tigers right-hander saw performance dip before landing on DL with neck ailment.        
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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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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...
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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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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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American League East capsules
American League East preview capsules         
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Game thread: Tigers fall to Braves, 2-1
6:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit; Verlander takes the ball for Detroit        
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Cubs' Jake Arrieta relishes reunion with Olympics teammate Brett Anderson
Jake Arrieta was amused that he's been reunited with 2008 U.S. Olympic teammates Brian Duensing, Trevor Cahill and Dexter Fowler since joining the Cubs. And the latest addition is Brett Anderson, who was named Thursday as the Cubs' fourth starter. "He's very cerebral, a very smart pitcher," Arrieta...
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Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation
As Hyun-Jin Ryu clomped down a rain-slicked hill, headed for his first session of live batting practice this spring, a group of fans gathered nearby perked up. “Good luck this year,” one said as Ryu walked by. “Stay healthy! Stay healthy!” That task has proved challenging for Ryu in the last two...
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Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw earns seventh straight Opening Day start
The Sports Xchange Clayton Kershaw is the no-brainer decision to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day when the left-handed ace will tie a franchise record.
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David Rollins finds relief with Cubs after offseason in flux
Spending the first four days in spring training camp with the Cubs feels like a pleasant eternity for left-hander David Rollins. Rollins, 27, was a non-roster invitee after clearing waivers following the Cubs' decision to designate him for assignment on Feb. 8 after acquiring pitcher Alec Mills...
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Eric Gagne, 41, makes Team Canada WBC roster
The Sports Xchange Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has not pitched in the major leagues since he was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.
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As MLB camps open, the 10 players changing teams that matter most
New faces in new places this spring.         
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Max Scherzer dealing in pain
National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is dealing with pain from a broken knuckle on his pitching hand that arose late last year, and Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker says the team is making plans in case his ace isn’t ready for Opening Day.
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Watch: Greg Maddux pranks Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant
Alex ButlerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Maddon's Chicago Cubs clubhouse promotes perennial pranking.
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Michael Kopech tries to pace himself during 1st White Sox spring training
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Michael Kopech threw his first bullpen session of spring training Wednesday with pitching coach Don Cooper standing nearby, chirping comments and instructions.White Sox executives and coaches also were scattered around to watch the line of pitchers throw, though undoubtedly many...
156 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Baseball Cleveland Indians Spring training Cy Young Award
Kris Bryant gets pranked by Cubs great Greg Maddux
Kris Bryant got the best of a many top pitchers last season, but it took a Cubs Hall of Famer to totally punk him. Greg Maddux disguised himself as a bearded, scraggly TV sound man for a Red Bull commercial and zipped a few pitches by the unsuspecting National League MVP while hurling some zingers...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cy Young Award Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Greg Maddux St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Roger Clemens Pitcher
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...
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Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two pitchers.The Braves traded away left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a "Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.""We are thrilled to 'welcome home' Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans," Coppolella said.
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Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Cardinals in trade
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two pitchers.The Braves traded away left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a "Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.""We are thrilled to 'welcome home' Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans," Coppolella said.
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Plenty of movement in Cubs' Baseball America top 30 prospect list
There are plenty of newcomers in the Chicago Cubs' top 30 prospect list in Baseball America's recently published 2017 Prospect Handbook. Seven of the 30 players from last season's list have dropped out, in addition to four players (led by top prospect Gleyber Torres) who were dealt to other teams,...
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Who's in, who's out with the Cubs and White Sox in 2017
Cubs and White Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week. In case you missed it, here are each team's most significant additions and subtractions from the offseason. 
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Former Grandview star Kevin Gausman agrees to $3.45 million deal with Orioles
Pitcher Kevin Gausman and the Baltimore Orioles avoided an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday by agreeing to a $3.45 million, one-year contract.
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What a healthy super rotation would mean to Jacob deGrom
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob deGrom is smiling again — ear to hair. This could be his biggest year yet on the mound. That is saying something. What really brought a smile to the right-hander’s face is that the Mets’ stable of stud starters could be together at some point this season in the rotation....
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Mets sign lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny to minor-league deal
Mets have signed lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny, 34, to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman.
75 points by Daily News | National League Baseball Major League Baseball Cy Young Award Cleveland Indians Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Arizona Diamondbacks
For Astros, 22 & 13 = 10 in a row
On and on it went, two baseball managers in a chess match, running out of pawns. By the time the Astros' Rafael Ramirez delivered his fifth extra-inning game-winning hit of the season - off a pitcher who had started the game at third base and off the glove of a pitcher who was playing first base - not more than 5,000 of the paying crowd of 34,425 were still at the Astrodome. [...] as Bill Doran crossed the plate with the first run in 16 innings, the bleary-eyed spectators stood and cheered wildly for a team that had stretched its winning streak to nine games with this stretched-out victory. Howe used seven pitchers Saturday, not counting Jim Deshaies, his No. 2 starter who pinch hit (striking out) for Dave Smith in the 17th inning. The only eligible Dodger whom Lasorda did not call on was Tim Belcher, the starting pitcher in Sunday's series finale. Hershiser, the Cy Young Award winner last season as the league's best pitcher, struck out eight in seven scoreless innings and retired the last 13 batters he faced. [...] Howe was happy to see Hershiser gone. [...] he was radar-clocked at as fast as 92 mph. In the 22nd inning, Hamilton gave up a single to Doran but got cleanup hitter Davis on a grounder and struck out Ken Caminiti swinging. Doran, who had reached second on Davis' grounder, had a big jump and arrived at home plate a step ahead of the throw from right fielder Mike Davis. In the sixth inning, the Astros had tied 4-4, rallying from a three-run deficit left by starting pitcher Bob Knepper. The Dodgers threatened in the eighth, with runners on first and third and one out, but the Astros' Davis dived toward the bag to spear a liner by Scioscia and turn an unassisted double play.
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Justin Verlander defends Kate Upton after swipe from reporter
Alex ButlerDETROIT, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Yes, he led MLB with 22 wins, but many thought it was an upset Wednesday when Rick Porcello won the AL Cy Young Award instead of Justin Verlander.
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Justin Verlander’s defense of Kate Upton’s Twitter tirade
Justin Verlander truly is Kate Upton’s Twitter prince in shining armor. One day after the blonde bombshell blasted two MLB writers over the voting of the American Cy Young Award, the Detroit Tigers pitcher came to his fiancée’s defense on Twitter. “She wasn’t upset about me losing. That’s fine. But turning in a ballot a week...
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Oh, snap! More drama over Kate Upton's MLB rant
Verlander defended his fiancee against a reporter who told Upton to "pipe down."         
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Oh, snap! Kate Upton's MLB rant causes more turmoil
Verlander defended his fiancee against a reporter who told Upton to "pipe down."         
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Justin Verlander fires back after reporter tells Kate Upton to ‘pipe down’
Verlander defended his fiancee against a reporter who told Upton to "pipe down."         
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Nightengale: MLB finds diversity it seeks elusive
No club has hired a minority GM from outside the organization since Arizona hired Dave Stewart on Sept. 25, 2014.         
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Ty Law to Patriots defense: 'You got to have some damn pride'
The former Patriots cornerback appeared on ESPN's 'Undisputed' yesterday.
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Rick Porcello wasn't the clear choice for Cy Young, but he's a deserving one
Rick Porcello's career year earned him Cy Young honors.
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McCosky: Cy Young vote exposes ballot glitch
The problem is the point system. We are tasked with selecting and ranking the top five pitchers and points are assigned from first to fifth – 7, 4, 3, 2, 1.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Cy Young Award Baseball Pitcher Voting Baseball Writers Association of America Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox
McCosky: Cy Young vote exposes glitch in balloting system
The problem is the point system. We are tasked with selecting and ranking the top five pitchers and points are assigned from first to fifth – 7, 4, 3, 2, 1.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Tigers Cy Young Award Baseball Pitcher Voting Baseball Writers Association of America Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox
Cy Young Awards go to Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer
The Sports Xchange Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello edged Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander for the American League Cy Young Award.
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Verlander falls short of 2016 AL Cy Young
Ex-Tiger Rick Porcello edges Verlander, despite J.V. earning more first-place votes        
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Max Scherzer beats out Cubs' Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks for Cy Young Award
Cubs pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks will settle for World Series rings in April as the Nationals' Max Scherzer was more dominant in the eyes of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, which named him as the National League Cy Young Award winner Wednesday. Scherzer — who led the league...
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Fenech: Why I voted Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander for AL Cy Young
BBWAA Tampa Bay chapter's perplexing choices may have kept J.V. from winning        
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Tigers' Verlander falls short of 2016 AL Cy Young
Ex-Tiger Rick Porcello edges Verlander, despite J.V. earning more first-place votes        
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