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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT

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    Big Game James Shields shows up big in a big game . . . James . . . etc. etc. infinity

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 …

  5. 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 …

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Pedro Alvarez diagnosed with stress reaction in foot, possibly ending his Pirates career

    Sep 10, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Healthy or not his role was in question after throwing problems got him benched at third base.

  10. Dustin Pedroia to undergo hand surgery, done for the season

    Sep 10, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Dustin Pedroia’s season is over due to a hand/wrist injury and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox second baseman will undergo surgery Thursday.

  11. Red Sox ready to use Koji Uehara again, but not as closer

    Sep 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Uehara was more or less duplicating his amazing 2013 season with a 1.27 ERA and 70/7 K/BB ratio in 57 innings through August 15 this year, but since then he’s allowed 10 runs in 4.2 innings for a 19.29 ERA.

  12. A few thoughts about the discrimination lawsuit against the Mets

    Sep 10, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    One never knows what will happen in a lawsuit, but an initial reading of the complaint in the case against the Mets and Jeff Wilpon should give the Mets reason to be concerned.

  13. Mets activate Daniel Murphy, move him to third base with David Wright shut down

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Daniel Murphy has made all 126 of his starts this season at second base and hasn’t played an inning at third base since 2011.

  14. Former Mets executive sues Jeff Wilpon, alleging he fired her for having a baby without being married

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    It has been a fantastic week for sports figures treating women like crap. Now we have allegations of some more of it.

  15. The 2015 Winter Classic will be at Nationals Park

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

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    I’ll be thinking baseball, lots of you will be watching college football, but the hockey people will have their big regular season game in D.C. on January 1.

  16. Evan Gattis expected back from strep throat this weekend

    Sep 10, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Tonight will be the third straight missed game for Gattis and the Braves have tomorrow off on the schedule.

  17. HBT Daily: The home plate collision rule is still a work in progress

    Sep 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    In which I talk about the tin foil I put on my head to keep the aliens from reading my thoughts. For real.

  18. Joakim Soria rejoins the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Soria appeared in just six games for the Tigers after they acquired him from the Rangers and was horrible with a 10.38 ERA, but prior to the trade he had a 2.70 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio in 33 innings for Texas.

  19. L.A. Times columnist calls for benching Yasiel Puig in favor of Andre Ethier

    Sep 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Would you rather play the slumping superstar or a guy who hasn’t shown a thing all year?

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