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  1. Yu Darvish becomes first rookie since Daisuke Matsuzaka to reach 200 strikeouts

    Sep 15, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Yu Darvish outdueled fellow countryman Hisashi Iwakuma last night by holding the Mariners to just one run on two hits over seven innings as part of a 9-3 victory. He struck out nine en route to his 15th win and now has 205 strikeouts over 176 2/3 innings this season. Darvish is the 16th rookie…

  2. Wilson Betemit likely done for season with wrist injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

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    While it’s not quite on the level of Nick Markakis‘ thumb injury, the Orioles did get some bad news after last night’s loss to the Athletics. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Wilson Betemit is likely done for the season after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right wrist during batting practice last night. Betemit missed…

  3. Ozzie Guillen rips Buster Olney on Twitter

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

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    Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen returned to Twitter earlier this month after taking a few months off. It didn’t take him long to create some controversy. After the Marlins defeated the Reds 4-0 last night behind an excellent pitching performance by rookie Jacob Turner, Guillen unleashed the following Tweets in the direction of ESPN’s Buster Olney.…

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 15, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The Yankees lost 6-4 to the Rays last night, so the Orioles had yet another chance to gain sole possession of first-place in the American League East. They failed to make it happen. In front of a packed house at O.co Coliseum, the Athletics topped the Orioles 3-2 last night. Yes, the Orioles actually lost…

  5. Aroldis Chapman feels “a lot better” after recent bout with shoulder fatigue

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman is currently getting a bit of a break due to a fatigued left shoulder, but he’s confident he’ll be blowing away opposing batters again real soon. According to Christina De Nicola of MLB.com, Chapman said he felt “a lot better” after making 40 throws earlier today while playing long toss from a distance…

  6. Clayton Kershaw could be scratched from Sunday’s start due to continued hip pain

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT

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    Here’s some rough news for the Dodgers, who begin play tonight 7 1/2 games behind the Giants in the National League West and two games back in the Wild Card race. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said tonight that Clayton Kershaw is questionable for Sunday’s start against the Cardinals due…

  7. Derek Jeter passes Willie Mays for 10th place on all-time hits list

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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    After tying Willie Mays last night against the Red Sox, Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list tonight against the Rays. Jeter, who is currently playing through a bone bruise in his left ankle, collected hit No. 3,284 with a single off the glove of second baseman Elliot…

  8. Ted Lilly to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Sep 14, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Ted Lilly has been trying to work his way back to the Dodgers since May, but numerous setbacks have kept him off the mound. Now his season is officially over. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Lilly has opted to undergo shoulder surgery. Lilly went 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA over his…

  9. Albert Pujols starting at first base tonight for the first time since August 22

    Sep 14, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    After serving as the designated hitter for the past 16 games, Albert Pujols is back at first base for tonight’s game against the Royals. Pujols hasn’t started at first base since he injured his right calf while running the bases on August 22, but he’s feeling much better now. While the Angels have played things…

  10. Mike Napoli on track to be activated from disabled list Saturday

    Sep 13, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

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    After missing the past month with a strained left quad muscle, Mike Napoli is on track to be activated from the disabled list Saturday. Napoli is 1-for-6 with a homer in two rehab games this week with Double-A Frisco. Perhaps more importantly, he has caught 15 innings without incident. He is scheduled to get one…

  11. Dr. Lewis Yocum clarifies his comments on the Stephen Strasburg shutdown

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg AP

    After being quoted as saying that he “wasn’t asked” about the Stephen Strasburg shutdown, Dr. Lewis Yocum clarified his comments to the Los Angeles Times late this afternoon. Yocum is now saying that all parties involved — including himself, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, Strasburg and agent Scott Boras — agreed last year that the…

  12. Jered Weaver excellent in first start back from right biceps tendinitis

    Sep 13, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    It looks like some rest was just what the doctor ordered for Jered Weaver, as he helped the Angels avoid a sweep by blanking the Athletics 6-0 this afternoon. Weaver, who was skipped in the rotation last week due to right biceps tendinitis, allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings while striking out nine…

  13. Astros release Francisco Cordero and his 19.80 ERA

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Francisco Cordero‘s disastrous stint with the Astros is officially over, as he was given his release by the club today. After being acquired from the Blue Jays in July as part of a 10-player deal, Cordero allowed 11 runs on 13 hits and four walks in five innings over six appearances. That’s a 19.80 ERA.…

  14. Roger Clemens says he will not pitch for the Astros this year

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: So much for that. Roger Clemens told Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston tonight that he will not pitch for the Astros this season. While Astros owner Jim Crane didn’t rule out the possibility of Clemens making a start this month against a non-contending team, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner said he…

  15. Chris Carpenter nearing return from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

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    When Chris Carpenter underwent surgery in mid-July to alleviate symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, it was assumed that he would miss the rest of the season. However, it’s now realistic that he could play a critical role for the Cardinals down the stretch. Carpenter threw around 70 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon in…

  16. Jered Weaver to rejoin Angels rotation on Thursday

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Here’s some good news for the surging Angels. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange-County Register, Jered Weaver will rejoin the Angels’ rotation Thursday for the finale of a critical four-game series against the Athletics. Dan Haren will start the series opener tonight while Jerome Wiliams will make a spot start tomorrow and Ervin Santana…

  17. Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo explain the Strasburg shutdown

    Sep 8, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT

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    We learned earlier today that the Nationals have decided to shut Stephen Strasburg down for the rest of the season rather than have him make one final start Wednesday against the Mets. Here’s how it went down. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he made the decision after Strasburg gave…

  18. Matt Harvey has two more starts left this year

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

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    This isn’t quite on the level of Stephen Strasburg, but another talented young right-hander will be shut down soon. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Harvey will make two more starts before being shut down for the season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Nationals while his season will likely…

  19. Matt Kemp undergoes MRI on shoulder, will miss rest of weekend series with Giants

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    If the Dodgers are going to make up any ground in the playoff race this weekend, they are going to have to do it without Matt Kemp. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kemp will undergo a dye contrast MRI on his left shoulder today which will force him to miss the…

  20. Jered Weaver not sure when he’ll return to Angels’ rotation

    Sep 8, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

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    The Angels topped the Tigers 3-2 last night and have won 13 out of their last 16 games to improve to 75-63 on the year. While they currently sit just two games back in the Wild Card race, they will be without their ace for a little while longer. Jered Weaver is currently shut down…

  21. The Nationals could still make a run without Stephen Strasburg

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals enter today’s action with the best record in baseball at 85-53. Yet with the attention given to the unique situation involving the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, one would think they would be doomed without him. That’s just not the case. And it’s really a discredit to a well-balanced ballclub. Nationals starters are first…

  22. J.A. Happ done for season with foot injury

    Sep 8, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays haven’t been able to catch a break with their pitching staff this season, so it makes perfect sense that J.A. Happ is done for the year with an injury to his right foot. According to Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said a fracture was found in…

  23. Davey Johnson blames the Stephen Strasburg shutdown on the media

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson just confirmed that Stephen Strasburg has been shut down for the season effective immediately. And his motivation for doing so was a little curious. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, the team pulled the plug early in part due to the media hype surrounding his impending shutdown. “He’s had a great…

  24. The Nationals have shut down Stephen Strasburg effective immediately

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: From Davey Johnson’s comments after last night’s game, it sounded like Stephen Strasburg might get an extra start, but the Nationals are actually pulling the plug early. According to Byron Kerr of MASN, Johnson just announced that Strasburg has been shut down effective immediately. Strasburg was previously scheduled to make his final start of…

  25. Brett Jackson made a pretty ridiculous catch last night

    Sep 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Cubs rookie Brett Jackson was involved in a scary play last night in Pittsburgh, as he sprinted to rob Andrew McCutchen of extra bases before crashing into the chain-link fence in center field. It looked pretty bad and Jackson did have to leave the game, but you’ll be happy to know that he ended up…

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