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

    Aug 12, 2014, 6:49 AM EDT

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    The Kansas City Royals are in first place. In mid-August. This is nor a drill.

  2. The Royals have moved into first place in the American League Central

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

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    The Royals haven’t been in first place this late in a season since 2003.

  3. Justin Verlander to undergo MRI on shoulder on Tuesday

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Verlander hasn’t looked like himself all season and holds a 4.76 ERA after tonight’s outing.

  4. Watch: Elderly fan at Wrigley Field makes the catch of the night

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Don’t worry, I’m hearing that Ruben Amaro, Jr. is already trying to get in touch with his agent.

  5. Andrelton Simmons could return from ankle sprain as soon as Tuesday

    Aug 11, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Andrelton Simmons has been sidelined since last Tuesday due to a left ankle sprain, but he could rejoin the Braves’ lineup as soon as tomorrow.

  6. UPDATE: Manny Machado suffers right knee sprain

    Aug 11, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Yankees in the bottom of the third inning with a right knee sprain.

  7. VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hit another baseball very far. Because of course he did.

    Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton is now up to 31 home runs on the year, which ties Jose Abreu of the White Sox for the major league lead.

  8. PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” comes across $1 million in 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia

    Aug 11, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

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    The collection, which included signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players, is the largest sports memorabilia find in the 19-year history of the show.

  9. Royals acquire Josh Willingham from the Twins

    Aug 11, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Willingham, 35, is batting .210/.345/.402 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI over 68 games this season.

  10. Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner appears headed for a second Tommy John surgery

    Aug 11, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Jeremy Hefner made 22 starts for the Mets last season prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery and now he has suffered a significant setback in his recovery.

  11. Report: Royals and Tigers interested in trading for Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava

    Aug 11, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Nava is batting just .248/.327/.310 with two home runs and 15 RBI over 71 games this season, but he hit .303 with 12 home runs and an .830 OPS in 2013.

  12. Pirates place reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list

    Aug 11, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

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    After initially holding out hope that Andrew McCutchen could avoid the disabled list–including general manager Neal Huntington saying yesterday that he’d made “remarkable” progress in his recovery–the Pirates have placed the reigning MVP on the shelf with an avulsion fracture of his rib.

  13. Mets place Jacob deGrom on disabled list with shoulder injury

    Aug 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    deGrom came out of nowhere this season to post a 2.87 ERA and 94/33 K/BB ratio in 100 innings as a 26-year-old rookie and hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since June 16.

  14. Michael Pineda will rejoin the Yankees’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 11, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Pineda made just two minor-league rehab starts and logged just 3.1 and 4.1 innings in those outings, so he’ll likely be on a limited pitch count initially.

  15. Padres designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment

    Aug 11, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

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    Dating back to 2012 he’s hit a combined .222 with a .269 on-base percentage and .346 slugging percentage in 239 games for three different MLB teams.

  16. Mets unlikely to call up prospect Noah Syndergaard

    Aug 11, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and he’s racked up 111 strikeouts in 108 innings at Triple-A as a 21-year-old.

  17. White Sox great Paul Konerko feeling “lucky” as 18-year career winds down

    Aug 11, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

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    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko isn’t getting a city-by-city farewell tour like Derek Jeter, but the 38-year-old six-time All-Star is retiring after 18 seasons in the majors.

  18. The White Sox’s plan that can make Carlos Rodon an elite pitcher

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    A month into his professional career the White Sox and their top prospect have made the improvement of Rodon’s changeup one a priority.

  19. Kansas City rolls out the red carpet for SungWoo Lee, a Royals fan from Seoul, South Korea

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    This is a hard story to summarize because there are so many elements to it and the way it has grown and grown — and continues to grow — is pretty unique. The gist is this: A man living in Seoul, South Korea declares himself a Royals fan 20 years ago because he likes underdogs and thinks Kauffman Stadium looks beautiful and wants to use Major League Baseball broadcasts to improve his English skills …

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