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  1. Tim Lincecum misses celebration, scratched from start

    Sep 23, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

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    The Giants celebrated their second National League West title in three years on Saturday night at AT&T Park without a certain eccentric right-hander. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Tim Lincecum was sent home early so that he could rest up for his scheduled Sunday start. Once the Giants clinched with an 8-4 victory over…

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 23, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    The Giants are in. The Reds are in. Now we wait for the rest of the postseason picture to fully develop. The Cardinals took a step toward the National League’s second Wild Card spot on Saturday at Wrigley Field, bouncing back from a crushing Friday loss to capture a 5-4 extra-innings victory over the Cubs.…

  3. Michael Bourn will be out Sunday due to jammed thumb

    Sep 22, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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    From David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution comes word that Braves center fielder Michael Bourn jammed his left thumb during Saturday’s 8-2 defeat of the Phillies and has been ruled out of Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Bourn finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in the victory and made it all nine innings,…

  4. Angels owner says Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto are safe

    Sep 22, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported earlier this week that Angels owner Arte Moreno had been “expressing unhappiness behind the scenes” with the performance of both longtime skipper Mike Scioscia and first-year general manger Jerry Dipoto. But that unhappiness isn’t going to lead to much. Moreno spoke directly with MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez on Saturday afternoon and…

  5. Roy Halladay saw a doctor Friday for shoulder issue

    Sep 22, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did not look right on Saturday afternoon, allowing seven earned runs to the Braves without making it past the second inning. And there’s apparently a good reason for that. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Halladay paid a visit to a doctor on Friday after experiencing mild muscle spasms…

  6. Reds beat Dodgers, clinch National League Central

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The first division crown of 2012 has been claimed. Mat Latos fanned seven batters over eight shutout innings and Jay Bruce hit his 34th home run of the season as the Reds rolled to an easy 6-0 victory on Saturday afternoon over the Dodgers, locking up the National League Central in front of a crowd…

  7. Andrew Cashner shut down for the season

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Padres starter Andrew Cashner was shelled for six earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings last week against a weak Rockies lineup. He did not look right. And he apparently wasn’t feeling right either. From the San Diego Union-Tribune comes word that Cashner has experienced more problems with his troublesome right lat muscle and is…

  8. Brett Anderson pulled from start with right oblique strain

    Sep 19, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT

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    Unfortunate bit of news here for the Athletics. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, left-hander Brett Anderson was lifted in the third inning of his start Wednesday night against the Tigers after straining his right oblique while delivering a pitch. Oblique injuries often take more than two weeks to recover from and they’re typically prone…

  9. Aroldis Chapman throws successful bullpen session

    Sep 19, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was shut down last Tuesday after complaining of shoulder fatigue and hasn’t pitched since. But his return is imminent. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the hard-throwing lefty tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field without experiencing any problems with his shoulder. “It went real…

  10. Danny Espinosa only has a bone bruise and is hoping to return to action Wednesday

    Sep 18, 2012, 11:09 PM EDT

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    Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa sounded pretty concerned when asked about his injured left shoulder on Sunday. But news comes this evening that the situation is not so dire. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that an MRI taken Monday on Espinosa’s shoulder revealed only a bone bruise and no hint of structural damge. He was…

  11. Chris Young aggravates right quad in first game back

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Chris Young was back in the Diamondbacks’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres for the first time since September 3. But the injury that put him on the shelf apparently never fully healed. According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the center fielder was removed in the top of the first inning after…

  12. Indians reliever Rafael Perez shut down for the season

    Sep 18, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian comes word that Indians left-hander Rafael Perez has been shut down for the remainder of the 2012 season after experiencing a setback in his throwing shoulder. Perez landed on the disabled list in late April with a strained left lat muscle, then suffered an ankle sprain when nearing a return to…

  13. Max Scherzer departs start with right shoulder fatigue

    Sep 18, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Troubling news here for the second-place Tigers. Max Scherzer, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past few months, was removed from his start Tuesday night against the A’s because of right shoulder fatigue. An MRI has already been scheduled, indicating that the Tigers medical staff believes the matter might…

  14. Clayton Kershaw diagnosed with right hip impingement

    Sep 18, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw paid a visit to Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Tuesday afternoon for an examination of his right hip, then rejoined his teammates in the nation’s capital with decent news. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kershaw was diagnosed during that exam with a right hip impingement. He…

  15. Adrian Beltre departs game vs. Indians with strained left shoulder, will undergo MRI

    Sep 12, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

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    Some potentially awful news here for the Rangers. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, third baseman Adrian Beltre was lifted in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Indians after feeling  discomfort in his left shoulder following a stellar defensive play at the hot corner in the second. Beltre dove hard to his…

  16. Cardinals fall again as Padres complete sweep in San Diego

    Sep 12, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

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    Kyle Lohse tallied a season-high eight strikeouts over six strong innings, but the Redbirds’ offense continued its prolonged slump on Wednesday in San Diego as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions. Matt Holliday finished 0-for-4 and is now batting just .204 over his past 14 games. Yadier Molina went…

  17. Adam Dunn’s right oblique is not making much progress

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

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    White Sox manager Robin Ventura suggested to reporters after Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers that designated hitter Adam Dunn might be ready to return to the starting lineup Wednesday evening. But Dunn failed to make it through batting practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, and has experienced little to…

  18. Anthony Rizzo leaves game following awkward collision

    Sep 11, 2012, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Cubs youngster Anthony Rizzo was attempting to beat out a hopper up the middle on Tuesday night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park when he made contact with the leg of Astros first baseman Brett Wallace. Rizzo completely lost control, first jamming his knee on the first base bag and then landing hard on his head…

  19. Jason Hammel makes early exit after aggravating his surgically-repaired right knee

    Sep 11, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

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    Orioles starter Jason Hammel looked sharp and healthy in his return from right knee surgery last week, holding the Yankees to one run over five innings in a 10-6 Baltimore victory. But the right-hander may suddenly be back to square one. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel was diagnosed with an aggravation…

  20. Daisuke Matsuzaka will take next turn in Red Sox rotation

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters this past weekend that struggling right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka might be dropped from the starting rotation. But it won’t happen just yet. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox announced Tuesday evening that Matsuzaka will make his scheduled start Friday against the Blue Jays despite…

  21. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ starting lineup Tuesday

    Sep 11, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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    From Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the past two games because of discomfort in his left shoulder. Kemp has been given two cortisone injections since slamming into the center field wall…

  22. Indians activate Lonnie Chisenhall from 60-day DL

    Sep 9, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that the Indians have activated third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from the 60-day disabled list and intend to start him on Monday evening in their series finale against the Twins. Josh Tomlin was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list…

  23. Johnny Cueto makes it just four innings against Astros

    Sep 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    R.A. Dickey is the NL’s new ERA leader. Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, who had been wearing the crown, was hammered for four earned runs on nine hits Sunday afternoon against the Astros before exiting after just four frames. He struck out six and issued only one walk, but the typically light-hitting Houston lineup took advantage…

  24. Adam Dunn might not return for another five days because of strained right oblique muscle

    Sep 9, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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    White Sox slugger Adam Dunn was not in the lineup Saturday, is not in the lineup Sunday and is not expected to return to action anytime soon. Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dunn “could miss another five days” as he continues to battle through a strained right oblique muscle. Which means that…

  25. Jake Westbrook out for next start due to oblique strain

    Sep 9, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

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    The badly-slumping Cardinals have dropped three straight games and five of their last eight. And now they’ve also lost a member of their starting rotation for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time. According to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, right-hander Jake Westbrook suffered a strained right oblique during his start Saturday night against the Brewers. He has been…

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