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  1. Matt Kemp has a shot at the triple crown

    Sep 23, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

    At the outset, I’d like to remind people that I saw Matt Kemp play in a spring training game back in February, observed that he was in great shape and hustled his ass off even though he was with a decidedly B-squad Dodgers team that day and that he looked primed for a big season.…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 23, 2011, 5:49 AM EDT

    New York Mets v St Louis Cardinals

    Mets 8, Cardinals 6:  Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles, the Mets saved the Braves’ bacon, at least for another day. The Cards had a 6-1 lead after seven, but the bullpen — obviously channeling April — blew it. Or La Russa blew it with the parade of relievers and intentional walks to load the…

  3. Matt Moore dominates Yankees in first MLB start

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Rays left-hander Matt Moore took the mound Thursday night at Yankee Stadium for the first start of his major league career. And it went about as well as any prospect evaluator could have imagined. The 22-year-old southpaw fanned 11 batters over five scoreless innings, yielding only four hits and issuing just one walk as the…

  4. Stephen Strasburg will start the Nationals’ season finale

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    strasburg wide getty

    It looks like Davey Johnson will get his wish. From Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post comes word that the Nationals have decided to give right-hander Stephen Strasburg two more starts before the end of the 2011 season. The first will come this Friday night against the Wild Card-leading Braves. The second will be in…

  5. Report: Leo Nunez has been playing under fake identity

    Sep 22, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    leo nunez getty

    Marlins closer Leo Nunez was suddenly placed on Major League Baseball’s restricted list Thursday and sent back to his native Dominican Republic. And now we know why. According to the Associated Press, the right-hander has been pitching under a fake name and a fake birth date since arriving in the United States back in 2001.…

  6. Adam Wainwright throws two-inning bullpen session

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    wainwright getty

    The Cardinals suffered their worst loss of the season Thursday afternoon to the Mets, but the organization did get some positive news earlier in the day. According to MLB.com’s Matthew Leach, righty Adam Wainwright threw a two-inning bullpen session on Thursday morning at Busch Stadium and reported no issues with his surgically-repaired elbow. Wainwright, who…

  7. Russell Martin hates the Red Sox

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    The funny thing is that if Boston had offered him an extra $1 million, he’d likely be playing for the Red Sox right now. Martin, who chose instead to try to resurrect his career with the Yankees last winter, told ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand, “I hate the Red Sox.” “Anything to get the Red…

  8. Mariners shut down Casper Wells due to head issue

    Sep 22, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Larry LaRue of the Tacoma News Tribune comes word that the Mariners have put an early end to Casper Wells‘ 2011 season due to ongoing complications with his head. The mysterious ailment, which is affecting Wells’ equilibrium, was originally diagnosed as a “severe sinus issue.” But that was ruled out this week…

  9. Cardinals fall apart in ninth, lose to Mets 8-6

    Sep 22, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman

    New Cardinals closer Jason Motte picked a bad time to suddenly lose it. Up 6-1 after seven against the Mets, the Cards allowed one in the eighth and six in the ninth to lose 8-6 on Thursday. A win would have left the Cardinals one game back of the idle Braves with both teams having…

  10. Should MLB credit Manny Ramirez with time served?

    Sep 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    If Manny Ramirez hadn’t been stupid enough to file retirement papers when he learned he was getting slapped with a 100-game PED suspension back in April, he would have been eligible to resume playing in the majors last month.  That’s not to say anyone would have taken him — the Rays almost certainly would have…

  11. Leyland: Justin Verlander won’t go on short rest in ALDS

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland has already decided his ALDS rotation and won’t consider bringing Justin Verlander back on short rest, even if the Tigers are behind after three games. “Verlander will pitch Game 1 and Game 5,” Leyland said. “All the second-guessers can come out and say I should pitch him in the fourth game…

  12. MVP candidate Matt Kemp likely to seek extension with Dodgers

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp, Ryan Vogelsong, Chris Stewart

    While speculation has Andre Ethier potentially on the way out this winter, Matt Kemp is looking to stay in Los Angeles.  Asked about a contract extension by ESPN Radio’s Beto Duran, Kemp replied that we “haven’t started talks… but I plan on being with the Dodgers the rest of my career.” Kemp would be the obvious choice…

  13. CC Sabathia done for regular season, Phil Hughes a maybe

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that CC Sabathia, who pitched effectively but failed to get his 20th victory Wednesday against the Rays, won’t get another start before the postseason. With the first game of the ALDS falling nine days after Sabathia’s start Wednesday, there was no good way to have him pitch again during…

  14. Alec Baldwin sells baseball caps by peeing on John Krasinski’s floor

    Sep 22, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    I’m not sure how Alec Baldwin peeing on your living room floor is supposed to sell baseball caps, but then again, I never really have understood advertising. Maybe this is genius. Ah, screw it. I’d watch Alec Baldwin in just about anything, so here you go. And don’t get offended at this: it’s purely fiction. I…

  15. What should one do with ignoramuses like Jason Whitlock?

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jason Whitlock

    If you want to read a dumb, reactionary column about how statistics have ruined sports and that people who use statistics should “STFU,” by all means, go read Jason Whitlock’s latest thing over at Fox.  Just know ahead of time that it  is aggressively stupid, profoundly lazy and provides no insight whatsoever.  Even if you hate…

  16. GM says Reds’ payroll will rise in 2012, but don’t expect big free agent signings

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

    Walt Jocketty

    General manager Walt Jocketty said earlier this week that the Reds will exercise their $12 million option on Brandon Phillips for next season and today he revealed that the team’s payroll will rise from the current $80 million mark. “Our preliminary projections are that we’ll bump it up a little,” Jocketty told John Fay of…

  17. Leo Mazzone retracts the John Smoltz pine tar allegation

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    leo mazzone braves phone

    Yesterday Leo Mazzone kinda sounded like he admitted that John Smoltz used to put pine tar on baseballs.  Today he kinda sorta retracted it. His comments on WNNX radio in Atlanta today: “We were trying to have some fun on the air and in trying to have some fun somebody took a story and ran…

  18. Manny Ramirez wants MLB to reinstate him, may play in Japan

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez, Scott Boras

    MLB ruined Manny Ramirez’s plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic by pointing out that retiring in April rather than serving a 100-game suspension means he’s banned from participating in all MLB-affiliated leagues. Instead of just playing in a league that has nothing to do with MLB or actually retiring Ramirez told Enrique…

  19. Twins snap 11-game losing streak, Astros clinch No. 1 pick

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

    foam-finger

    It wasn’t pretty, but the Twins managed to snap their 11-game losing streak with a walk-off win over the Mariners today, as Rene Tosoni went 3-for-4 and delivered the game-winning double after coming into the day with a .164 batting average. With the win Minnesota improves to 60-95, which means Houston has officially clinched the…

  20. The Dodgers can still spend freely this winter

    Sep 22, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    dodgers logo

    Well, “freely” may be a relative term — they may not want to spend much money — but nor are they likely to be prohibited from doing do by the bankruptcy court: The Dodgers’ status as a bankrupt company should not prevent owner Frank McCourt from offering big contracts this winter, according to parties involved…

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