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  1. Matt Szczur slugged his first major league home run

    Sep 14, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Matt Szczur was ranked a Top 100 prospect by Baseball America in 2012, but he never quite met that hype and batted just .261/.315/.312 with one home run in 116 games this season at Triple-A Iowa. So knocking one out of PNC Park was both a relief and a surprise for the 25-year-old.

  2. Video: Torii Hunter saves two runs on sprawling catch

    Sep 14, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Torii Hunter is 39 years old and his defense has rated very poorly this season in the outfield, but he made a game-saving catch in the Tigers’ 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday night at Comerica Park …

  3. Bruce and Brett Bochy make MLB history

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    The Giants didn’t have a whole lot worth celebrating in Saturday night’s 17-0 blowout loss to the visiting Dodgers, but this was a pretty cool moment in the top of the seventh inning …

  4. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Tigers were trailing the Indians heading into the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park and a loss would have put them back behind the Royals — who defeated the Red Sox on Saturday — in the American League Central standings. That’s when Alex Avila came through with probably his biggest hit of what has been a tough 2014 …

  5. Royals beat Tigers, reclaim American League Central lead

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    James Shields struck out eight batters and yielded just two hits over seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City bullpen kept the shutout intact as the Royals beat the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central standings.

  6. Masahiro Tanaka scheduled to start instructional league game in Tampa on Monday

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka threw around 44 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday and came out of it feeling fine, so he’s been given clearance to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

  7. Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Watch as Pirates star Andrew McCutchen races around the bases for a game-tying stand-up inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning Wednesday night at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park …

  8. Yasiel Puig was late on Wednesday … because he had to take his mother to the hospital

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

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    Yasiel Puig’s issues with tardiness are well-chronicled on this website and he showed up late to Dodger Stadium again on Wednesday. But there was a good reason for that …

  9. Jose Iglesias cleared for lower-body workouts

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was given the go-ahead to begin lower-body workouts on Wednesday, six months after being diagnosed with stress fractures in both of his shins. He should be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

  10. Sean Doolittle due back from disabled list Friday

    Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Oakland manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that closer Sean Doolittle, who has been sidelined since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle, is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  11. Josh Hamilton gets two more cortisone shots in shoulder, out for sixth consecutive game

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Angels manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged to reporters on Tuesday evening that there is growing concern about the status of Josh Hamilton’s injured right shoulder, noting that the recovery process “doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction.” The hope is that another round of cortisone injections will help the cause.

  12. Matt Moore throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.

  13. Mike Scioscia on Josh Hamilton’s shoulder: “It doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction”

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton is missing a fifth straight game Tuesday due to discomfort in the back of his right shoulder and his lack of progress with the injury is beginning to worry Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

  14. Video: Kolten Wong makes an outstanding catch

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong tracks down this Billy Hamilton lopper into shallow right-center field to save a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night in Cincinnati …

  15. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

  16. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Ryan Braun’s thumb issue is now a full hand issue

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    As if the free-falling Brewers needed any more bad news …

  17. Josh Harrison back in Pirates’ lineup after ankle injury

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Pirates super-utilityman Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle Saturday at Wrigley Field after pivoting awkwardly to make a throw following an impressive over-the-shoulder catch. But all is well now …

  18. Carlos Carrasco is on fire for the Indians

    Sep 7, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco came one out short of his first career shutout on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, firing 8 2/3 scoreless innings against the visiting White Sox. His run of dominance actually dates back to late April.

  19. Mets will call up 40-year-old Bobby Abreu this week

    Sep 7, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Bobby Abreu will get another shot with the Mets after being released by the team in early August.

  20. Video: Derek Jeter introduced on Derek Jeter Day

    Sep 7, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

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    It’s Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium and the pregame ceremony was pretty spectacular …

  21. Alex Rodriguez is a Notre Dame football fan

    Sep 7, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Look who showed up at Saturday night’s Michigan vs. Notre Dame football game …

  22. Josh Harrison sitting Sunday with left ankle injury

    Sep 7, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Pirates infielder Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle after making an over-the-shoulder catch on Saturday at Wrigley Field and is not in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale. Brent Morel is at third base and Jordy Mercer is playing shortstop.

  23. Rangers discussing long-term contract with GM Jon Daniels

    Sep 7, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

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    The Rangers are 33 1/2 games behind the Angels in the American League West with a record of 53-89 and could very well wind up with their first 100-loss season since 1973. But the failures of this 2014 club have largely been injury-related and the foundation of the organization is still strong, so there is talk of keeping the front office intact for years to come.

  24. J.J. Hardy aiming to return from back injury on Monday

    Sep 7, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was hoping that a day off last Tuesday would solve his lower back spasms, but he did not feel well enough to play on Saturday and he is out of Baltimore’s starting lineup again for Sunday afternoon’s series finale in Tampa Bay.

  25. Masahiro Tanaka threw a successful bullpen session

    Sep 7, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka stepped back on a mound Saturday for the first time since a bout of arm fatigue shut down his rehab program. He’s trying to avoid surgery for a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow.

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