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Play of the day: Tal’s Hill edition

Jun 19, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

I think it was dumb that the Astros put an actual hill in center field when they built their ballpark. But if they hadn’t, we wouldn’t get to see Carlos Gomez climb it and make a great catch. And that’s worth the inevitable broken ankle someone suffers on it someday, yes?

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    The game was pretty much wrapped up at this point for the Giants, but watch Pablo Sandoval go over the Pirates’ dugout railing to make a catch in foul territory in Wednesday night’s NL Wild Card Game …

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  4. Hyun-Jin Ryu throws three-inning simulated game

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  5. Brandon Crawford hits grand slam, Giants lead Pirates in National League Wild Card Game

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  6. Jose Fernandez throws for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May

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    Marlins ace Jose Fernandez picked up a baseball on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on May 16.

  7. Travis d’Arnaud undergoes surgery for bone spur in elbow

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  8. A’s option for Nick Punto vests at $2.75 million

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  9. Kevin Gausman in Orioles’ bullpen for ALDS vs. Tigers

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  10. Royals to start Yordano Ventura in Game 2 of ALDS

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  11. Angels announce ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver in Game 1, Matt Shoemaker for Game 2

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  12. Cardinals leave A.J. Pierzynski, Jason Motte off NLDS roster

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  13. Derek Jeter is afraid of cats. Likes Baskin Robbins. And other important stuff about him.

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  14. The A’s-Royals game did pretty well in the ratings

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  15. Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Pirates lineups

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  17. Odd, and unfulfilling, season ends for A’s

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  18. Cardinals’ playoff rotation does not include Michael Wacha

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