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  1. Las Vegas hands South Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis her first Little League World Series loss

    Aug 20, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Mo’ne Davis and the South Philadelphia Taney Dragons took their first blow Wednesday evening in the double-elimination Little League World Series.

  2. Starlin Castro excused from Cubs after death of cousin and three friends in car accident

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was a late scratch from Wednesday night’s game against the Giants because what was called a family emergency. Now the heartbreaking details are out …

  3. Garrett Richards suffers ugly left knee injury

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

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    The Angels just got dealt a potentially-major blow. Garrett Richards — who has suddenly developed into an ace this season at age 26 — was taken off on a stretcher Wednesday evening at Boston’s Fenway Park after suffering what looked to be a very serious right knee injury in the bottom of the second inning of his start against the host Red Sox.

  4. Video: Billy Hamilton pulls off heads-up double play

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Watch as Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton pulls off a sensational double play Wednesday in St. Louis …

  5. Giants win protest, will complete rain-halted game at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon

    Aug 20, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT

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    A sudden torrential downpour Tuesday night in Chicago — and complications with applying the tarp — left Wrigley Field unplayable even after four hours of maintenance by the grounds crew, so the Cubs were awarded a 2-0 victory over the visiting Giants because that was the score when was play was halted after the top of the fifth inning. The Giants protested, and it actually worked …

  6. Padres reinstate Cameron Maybin from suspension

    Aug 20, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has officially been reinstated from his 25-game amphetamine suspension.

  7. Masahiro Tanaka throws all his pitches in bullpen session

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed in early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — the injury that almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery — but he’s trying the rest and rehab route first and it’s actually going pretty smoothly so far.

  8. Jacob deGrom to return to Mets’ rotation Saturday

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Mets rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom threw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday in Oakland without experiencing any discomfort in his shoulder and has been cleared to return to the starting rotation Saturday night against the Dodgers.

  9. Nationals rout Diamondbacks for eighth straight win

    Aug 19, 2014, 10:22 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are the hottest team in the majors. Stephen Strasburg yielded just three hits over eight inning of one-run ball and shortstop Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with four RBI in an 8-1 stomping of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

  10. Orioles demote Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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    The Orioles’ four-year, $50 million deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez is already looking like a disaster. Jimenez registered a 4.83 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over his first 20 outings this season and now MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli reports that the right-hander has been demoted to the bullpen for the stretch run.

  11. Tony La Russa denies that Kirk Gibson’s job is safe

    Aug 19, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

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    USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Tuesday morning that the Diamondbacks “currently plan to bring back” manager Kirk Gibson next season. But the club’s new chief baseball officer — Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa — is now denying that anything has been decided on the Gibson front.

  12. Padres option Jesse Hahn to Double-A as part of designed plan to limit his innings total

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Jesse Hahn has been optioned to the minor leagues as part of a planned-out strategy to limit the rookie’s innings total in 2014.

  13. Yadier Molina hopes to resume swinging this week

    Aug 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Great news here for the second-place Cardinals. Injured catcher Yadier Molina told Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest on Tuesday afternoon that he is hoping to be cleared to begin swinging a bat on Wednesday or Thursday.

  14. Kris Bryant doubles in return to lineup for AAA Iowa

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant sent a scare through the organization on Saturday when he had to leave a game at Triple-A Iowa with pain in his left big toe. But all is well with the budding superstar.

  15. Video: Rockies’ number retirement tribute for Todd Helton

    Aug 17, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Here’s the video that played Sunday at Coors Field during Todd Helton’s jersey retirement ceremony …

  16. Mike Matheny addresses turmoil in Ferguson: “It’s a sad situation. It’s a tough situation for our city”

    Aug 17, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    The St. Louis Cardinals play about 10 miles down Interstate 70 from where an unarmed black teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight last Saturday by a white member of the Ferguson Police Department. Mike Matheny addressed the story Sunday morning.

  17. Dodgers table contract talks with Hanley Ramirez

    Aug 17, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

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    It appears Hanley Ramirez will reach free agency. Dodgers president Stan Kasten told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times that contract talks with the injury-prone 30-year-old shortstop have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

  18. Gerrit Cole to return to Pirates’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 17, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

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    The Pirates have lost four straight games and would not have a spot in the playoffs if the regular season ended today, but a big boost is coming this week. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that right-hander Gerrit Cole is due back from the disabled list on Wednesday.

  19. Yonder Alonso done for the season with forearm strain

    Aug 17, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Yonder Alonso was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right forearm strain and now Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the first baseman has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season. Surgery might be coming.

  20. Cardinals recall Carlos Martinez from AAA Memphis

    Aug 17, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As first relayed by MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, the Cardinals have recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis, optioning lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  21. Yankees activate Brian McCann from concussion disabled list

    Aug 17, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Yankees catcher Brian McCann is back in action Sunday after missing eight days with a concussion.

  22. Michael Wacha throws off mound for first time since June

    Aug 17, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    There are still quite a few hurdles to leap over, but Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha looks to be progressing toward a mid-to-late September return.

  23. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos to be retained for 2015

    Aug 17, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is expected to be back for the 2015 season despite a disappointing second half (so far) in 2014 …

  24. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant getting MRI on left big toe

    Aug 17, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

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    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant made an early exit from a game Saturday at Triple-A Iowa, leading to speculation on blogs and Twitter that he might be on the way to the majors. But that’s not happening.

  25. Video: Wilson Ramos smacks walkoff ground-rule double

    Aug 17, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Watch as Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos beats the Pirates on Saturday with this walkoff ground-rule double …

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