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

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  2. Matt Moore throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.

  3. David Wright shut down for the season with left shoulder inflammation

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The Mets will be without their seven-time All-Star the rest of the way.

  4. Mike Scioscia on Josh Hamilton’s shoulder: “It doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction”

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton is missing a fifth straight game Tuesday due to discomfort in the back of his right shoulder and his lack of progress with the injury is beginning to worry Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

  5. Video: Kolten Wong makes an outstanding catch

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong tracks down this Billy Hamilton lopper into shallow right-center field to save a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night in Cincinnati …

  6. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

  7. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Ryan Braun’s thumb issue is now a full hand issue

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    As if the free-falling Brewers needed any more bad news …

  8. Josh Harrison back in Pirates’ lineup after ankle injury

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Pirates super-utilityman Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle Saturday at Wrigley Field after pivoting awkwardly to make a throw following an impressive over-the-shoulder catch. But all is well now …

  9. Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice

    Sep 9, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    And I somehow get emotional about this.

  10. Red Sox may shut down Dustin Pedroia for the season

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Pedroia has hit a career-low .278 with seven homers and a career-worst .712 OPS in 135 games after posting an OPS above .780 in each of his first seven full seasons.

  11. More shoulder problems for David Wright

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Just last week David Wright was saying his season-long shoulder problems finally felt improved and he had a few good games in a row, but now the Mets third baseman is again out of the lineup for tonight’s game.

  12. Brett Gardner diagnosed with an abdominal strain

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Gardner is having arguably the best season of his career, hitting .269 with a career-high 16 homers and a career-high .784 OPS in 133 games.

  13. Masahiro Tanaka throws another simulated game

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    He’s not yet up to the same number of simulated games as real games this year, but it’s getting close.

  14. Presented without comment: A Chief Wahoo kippah

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    On the bright side, they may be running out of things to put a logo on at the MLB offices.

  15. Jeff Samardzija is open to re-signing with the Cubs in 2016

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    “That is absolutely something that is on my list.”

  16. 1,750 fans are hurt by foul balls each year

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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    That’s way more than I expected.

  17. A’s activate Nick Punto from the disabled list

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Surely this will turn things around for the free-falling A’s.

  18. HBT Daily: The A’s are in free fall

    Sep 9, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    It’s not one thing with the Oakland Athletics’ ongoing collapse: it’s everything.

  19. This is not a repeat: don’t expect the Mets to spend big this offseason

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Sandy Alderson preaches prudence and patience. A lot of Mets fans are probably getting tired of this.

  20. Baseball America names Kris Bryant minor league player of the year

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Bryant, who was selected second overall in last year’s draft out of the University of San Diego, hit .325 with a 1.098 OPS and minor league-leading 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 22.

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