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  1. Chipper Jones walks off with bomb off Jonathan Papelbon

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Chipper Jones has no intention of going out with a whimper. Atlanta’s future Hall of Fame third baseman launched a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Braves edged the Phillies 8-7 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 7-3 entering the bottom of the ninth before getting…

  2. Adrian Gonzalez gives the Dodgers a walkoff victory

    Sep 2, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Adrian Gonzalez delivered a two-run double off J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. The Dodgers lost the first two games of the four-game series against Arizona before their newest imports came up big the last two days. Josh Beckett picked up…

  3. Padres get 20 hits, lose to Rockies 11-10

    Sep 2, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT

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    San Diego outhit Colorado 20-11 and scored in seven innings to the Rockies’ three yet still took a loss in an 11-10 game at Coors Field on Sunday. The Padres became the first team in exactly two years to collect 20 hits in a nine-inning game and lose. It last happened on Sept. 2, 2010,…

  4. Nationals make Sept. 12 the Stephen Strasburg shutdown date

    Sep 2, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Despite their placement atop the NL East standings, the Nationals announced after Sunday’s game that Stephen Strasburg will make two more starts and then get shut down for the rest of the season. Strasburg, who struck out nine over six scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Sunday, will pitch Friday at home versus the Marlins…

  5. Stephen Strasburg stellar as Nationals prevail

    Sep 2, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg struck out nine in six scoreless innings Sunday in the Nationals’ 4-3 defeat of the Cardinals. Strasburg departed with a 2-0 lead after six, only to see that get blown right away when Daniel Descalso hit a two-run homer off Sean Burnett in the seventh. The Nationals came back with two runs in…

  6. Jason Bay hits grand slam in first at-bat in eight days

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

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    The game’s most expensive defensive replacement, Jason Bay, launched a grand slam off Mark Buehrle as the Mets topped the Marlins 5-1 on Sunday. Bay hadn’t had an at-bat since Aug. 25 before going yard against Buehrle in the first inning today. He had made four appearances since that date, all as a late-game replacement…

  7. Mark Reynolds comes alive as Orioles top Yankees

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

    Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds had his second two-homer game in three days Sunday as the Orioles beat the Yankees 8-3 to win two out of three games at Yankee Stadium. Reynolds, who entered the series with just 12 homers in 103 games this season, also had two homers in Friday’s 6-1 victory. Baltimore won despite losing starting…

  8. Cards will indeed promote pitching prospect Shelby Miller

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

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    It has been rumored since early last week, and now we can pretty much make the transaction official. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals will call up top pitching prospect Shelby Miller this week from Triple-A Memphis, where he went 5-1 with a dazzling 53/4 K/BB ratio and 2.89 ERA…

  9. Andy Pettitte almost ready to face live hitters

    Sep 2, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

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    Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York has the update: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen session off the mound on Sunday, and says he feels like he’s “over the hump.” Pettitte, on the disabled list since June 27 with a fractured left ankle, came out of the session “feeling good” and said his command…

  10. Jurickson Profar homers in his first major league at-bat and doubles in his second

    Sep 2, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Sometimes it feels like this stuff has to be scripted. Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar crushed a pitch into the right field stands in his first major league plate appearance Sunday at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, becoming the youngest player to homer in a major league game since Adrian Beltre in 1998. MLB.com already has the video highlight. Profar,…

  11. White Sox activate Alejandro De Aza from the disabled list

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:57 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Mark D. Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune comes word that White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza has been activated off the 15-day disabled list. MLB rosters expanded on September 1, so no corresponding move was necessary. De Aza wound up missing a little more than two weeks with a bruised left…

  12. Ian Kinsler is out with a stiff back, so Jurickson Profar will make his major league debut

    Sep 2, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

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    One of the best position prospects in baseball will begin his major league career on Sunday afternoon. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that second baseman Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Rangers’ series finale against the Indians because of stiffness in his back and that 19-year-old Jurickson Profar has been asked…

  13. Curtis Granderson out a “day or two” with sore hamstring

    Sep 2, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

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    An MRI taken Saturday on Curtis Granderson‘s sore right hamstring ruled out any sort of structural damage, but he does have mild tendinitis and isn’t quite ready to return to the Yankees’ starting lineup. According to Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger, manager Joe Girardi said this morning that his center fielder will be sidelined…

  14. Joey Votto goes deep in fourth rehab game

    Sep 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Joey Votto is just about ready for active duty. The 28-year-old first baseman hit a solo home run Saturday in his rehab debut with Triple-A Louisville, finishing 1-for-3 with two strikeouts while feeling no lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired knee. Votto went 1-for-5 with with an RBI and three walks in his first three rehab…

  15. Alfredo Aceves and Dustin Pedroia had an argument Saturday night in the Red Sox dugout

    Sep 2, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Drama continues to surround this Red Sox team. According to Sean McAdam of CSN New England, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right-hander Alfredo Aceves got into a “heated argument” on Saturday in the visitors dugout at Oakland’s O.Co Coliseum. It was all verbal, but they eventually had to be separated by third base coach Jerry Royster.…

  16. Brandon Inge needs shoulder surgery

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Brandon Inge is done for the 2012 season. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the veteran third baseman re-injured his right shoulder on Saturday night in the A’s 7-1 victory over the Red Sox and will undergo surgery in a week that will require six months of recovery time. “My damn shoulder…

  17. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 2, 2012, 8:37 AM EDT

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    In a preview of a potential postseason matchup, the Cardinals topped the Nationals 10-9 on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., snapping a four-game losing streak while moving 1 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates (who lost) and the Dodgers (who won) in the National League Wild Card standings. David Freese, the big hero from last…

  18. Jason Hammel goes five scoreless in rehab start

    Sep 1, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

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    The Orioles currently have a claim on one of the two Wild Card spots in the American League. And their active 25-man roster is about to get a nice boost. According to beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, right-handed starter Jason Hammel threw five scoreless innings Saturday in his rehab debut with…

  19. Asdrubal Cabrera scratched Saturday with sore wrist

    Sep 1, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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    From Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland comes word that Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera had to be scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup against the Rangers because of soreness in his right wrist. Cabrera is listed as day-to-day, though wrist injuries are often unpredictable. Jason Donald got the start in his place and seems likely…

  20. Jason Giambi hoping to return for 19th MLB season

    Sep 1, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Jason Giambi is batting .241/.380/.329 with one home run in 100 plate appearances this season for the Rockies and just spent over a month on the disabled list with a viral infection. But he apparently hasn’t been discouraged. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, the 41-year-old impending free agent told reporters on Saturday…

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