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  1. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

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    Zack Greinke finally resembled the ace pitcher the Angels thought they were getting at the trade deadline, limiting the Tigers to one run over 7 2/3 innings last night as part of a 2-1 victory. Greinke was fantastic, allowing just five hits while striking out five and walking two. He held the Tigers off the…

  2. Dodgers set to get Gonzalez, Crawford and Beckett from Red Sox

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

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    8:23 a.m. EDT update: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the deal is “pretty much done.” Beckett and Crawford have waived their no-trade rights and both teams have signed off on medicals, so we’re presumably waiting on approval from the commissioner’s office. 6:40 a.m. EDT update: According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the blockbuster deal…

  3. Watch the Mariners lose a game on an outfield collision

    Aug 25, 2012, 12:08 AM EST

    Eric Thames, Michael Saunders

    It looked like Mariners right fielder Eric Thames managed to grab Paul Konerko‘s fly to deep right-center with one out in the ninth inning tonight. Alas, that all changed when center fielder Michael Saunders plowed into him, giving the White Sox a 9-8 win. Here’s the video. The game was tied at 8 before Dewayne…

  4. Chris Davis hits three homers in Orioles’ victory

    Aug 24, 2012, 11:55 PM EST

    Chris Davis' third home run

    Chris Davis was further phased out of the Rangers’ plans two years ago by the Adrian Beltre signing. Now an Oriole, he watched Wednesday as Beltre hit three homers against his club in a Rangers rout. Davis, though, didn’t take it lying down. He joined Beltre and became the ninth player this year to hit…

  5. CC Sabathia dispatches Indians in return from disabled list

    Aug 24, 2012, 11:22 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia never thought his elbow issue was of major concern, and he dealt a blow to anyone who doubted him by holding the Indians to one run in 7 1/3 innings and striking out nine in a victory Friday night. Sabathia allowed just four hits in improving to 13-3 on the season. An Asdrubal…

  6. X-rays on Michael Morse’s hand come back negative

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:48 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that X-rays on Morse’s hand came back negative. He’ll likely have to miss a few days, but it looks like the Nats caught a break. 8:09 PM: The Nationals just announced that Morse left the game with a right hand contusion. We’ll likely hear more on his status after…

  7. Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle against the Twins

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

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    While Matt Harrison‘s no-hit bid was broken up with two outs in the seventh inning tonight against the Twins, the fans at the Ballpark in Arlington still got to witness a little history. Adrian Beltre hit for his second career cycle as part of an 8-0 victory. He had an RBI triple in the bottom…

  8. Joe Saunders has cleared waivers

    Aug 24, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

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    According to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix, Joe Saunders has cleared waivers. The upshot is that the Diamondbacks can now trade him to any team. Saunders, 31, has a 4.22 ERA and 89/31 K/BB ratio in 130 innings over 21 starts this season and is due to hit free agency this winter. The…

  9. Updated: Where would the Red Sox go minus Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett?

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

    Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez

    The deal isn’t yet official, but it looks like Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are all Los Angeles bound in exchange for four minimum-salaried players and  free-agent-to-be James Loney. That would cut $58.25 million in 2013 salaries from Boston’s payroll and leave the Red Sox committed to only four players for…

  10. Breaking down the Red Sox-Dodgers megadeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    If FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct, the Red Sox and Dodgers have agreed to the following nine-player deal: To L.A.: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto To Boston: Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney It’s not official yet, as the Red Sox still need Crawford and…

  11. Scott Diamond suspended six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton, will appeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:29 PM EST

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MLB has suspended Twins right-hander Scott Diamond six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton last night. He was also fined an undisclosed amount. Diamond intends to appeal, but the worst-case scenario is that his next start will be pushed back one or two days. No…

  12. Chad Tracy gets a one-year extension from the Nationals

    Aug 24, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

    Chad Tracy

    Chad Tracy has only logged 68 plate appearances this year, but he has apparently made a pretty good impression on the Nationals. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced before tonight’s game that the club has signed Tracy to a one-year contract extension. No word yet on the terms, but he…

  13. Michael Young placed on paternity leave

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:55 PM EST

    Michael Young

    A batting line of .271/.304/.350 can’t knock Michael Young out of the Texas Rangers lineup, but the stork can:  the Rangers have placed Young on paternity leave. He left last night’s game to be with his wife and new baby and can remain on leave for up to 72 hours. The Rangers called up Luis…

  14. The 2012 and 2013 Dodgers if the megadeal goes through

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:45 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Shane Victorino

    Assuming the Josh Beckett-Adrian Gonzalez-Carl Crawford trade gets done, here’s what the Dodgers are going to look like as they go down the stretch in 2012 and what the Opening Day 2013 lineup could look like: 2012 Rotation: Clayton Kershaw Chad Billingsley Chris Capuano Josh Beckett Aaron Harang Lineup: LF Shane Victorino 2B Mark Ellis…

  15. Mark Grace was arrested for DUI again, off air indefinitely

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

    daron sutton and mark grace

    6:20 p.m. EDT update: And now we know why Mark Grace is, at least temporarily, out as the Diamondbacks’ color guy. He got arrested on DUI charges for the second time this year on Thursday night. According to the Arizona Republic, he was pulled over in Scottsdale for having expired plates at about 9 p.m.…

  16. Mariners’ Triple-A pitcher David Pauley suspended for “drug of abuse”

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

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    David Pauley, who’s currently at Triple-A in Seattle’s farm system and has pitched in the majors for the Red Sox, Mariners, Tigers, Blue Jays, and Angels, has been suspended 50 games for a “drug of abuse.” According to MLB the 50-game punishment comes as a result of this being Pauley’s second violation for an undisclosed…

  17. Jose Bautista returns from DL, rejoins Blue Jays lineup

    Aug 24, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

    Does this look like a doubles swing to you?

    As expected the Blue Jays have activated Jose Bautista from the disabled list and he’s batting third for tonight’s game against the Orioles. Bautista smacked a pair of homers in a minor-league rehab game yesterday, leaving little doubt that his wrist is feeling good after sitting out five weeks. Prior to being shut down Bautista…

  18. Not just Adrian Gonzalez: The Dodgers have claimed Josh Beckett too

    Aug 24, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

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    Claiming Adrian Gonzalez is one thing, but claiming Josh Beckett too?  Yep, the Dodgers have done that, Sean McAdam of CSNNE confirms. This is a little different than the Adrian Gonzalez claim.  For one thing, the Red Sox may very well just want to be rid of Josh Beckett. The fan base has turned on…

  19. Joey Votto on return timetable: “I don’t think it will be too much longer.”

    Aug 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

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    There’s still no official timetable for Joey Votto‘s return, but the Reds first baseman finally sounds confident that he’ll be back in the lineup fairly soon. Here’s some of what he told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: I’ve come a long way. I feel like I can’t put day on it. But I feel…

  20. One and done (for now): the Mets demote Collin McHugh

    Aug 24, 2012, 4:19 PM EST

    Colorado Rockies v New York Mets

    Unless I’m missing something, there have been three good things for the Mets in the second half: 1. R.A. Dickey continuing to be R.A. Dickey; 2. The emergence of Matt Harvey; and 3. Yesterday’s spiffy debut of Collin McHugh, who tossed seven scoreless against Colorado. Number three will be on hold for a while, unfortunately,…

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