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  1. Johnny Cueto threw eight shutout innings, but only because Jay Bruce robbed a homer

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Jay Bruce

    Pretty good reaction from the fan trying to catch a would-be homer, too.

  2. Hunter Pence threw his bat at a ball, got a hit anyway

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    He’s a weird dude. But weird works for him.

  3. Dustin Pedroia underwent wrist surgery

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    You’ll be shocked to learn that it was “successful”

  4. Chris Sale shuts down the A’s, lowers ERA to 1.99

    Sep 11, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    At what point does Sale become a very real alternative to Felix Hernandez for the Cy Young award?

  5. Two minor leaguers suspended

    Sep 11, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    Two minor league players are gonna do hard time. Well, for baseball players anyway.

  6. Johnny Cueto shuts down the Cardinals, lowers ERA to 2.15

    Sep 11, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto AP

    Cueto’s excellence has gotten somewhat overlooked just because Clayton Kershaw has been so ridiculously amazing for the Dodgers, but the Reds ace now has a 2.15 ERA in a league-leading 222 innings this season.

  7. Major League Baseball should act in the Jeff Wilpon matter. Not later. Now.

    Sep 11, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

    Jeff Wilpon

    Baseball has the power to investigate Jeff Wilpon’s alleged acts. It has the power to suspend him or ban him. It has done so to owners before. It needs to exercise its power now.

  8. Owner says Rays’ payroll “is clearly going to be lower”

    Sep 11, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    stuart sternberg

    This season the Rays spent $78 million, to rank 26th among 30 teams.

  9. HBT Daily: What can Major League Baseball learn from the Ray Rice scandal?

    Sep 11, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

    Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL, speaks at a news conference announcing the Head Health Initiative, a collaboration between GE and the NFL, in New York

    The most important thing: be proactive, not reactive.

  10. Indians clear Mike Aviles to return from concussion

    Sep 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Indians AP celebration

    Aviles experienced nausea and dizziness following a diving catch in the outfield, but passed MLB’s concussion protocol this morning.

  11. Jason Kipnis thinks pressure of contract extension led to poor season

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    kipnis getty

    After a breakout, All-Star season last year Jason Kipnis has struggled this year, hitting just .248 with six homers and a .664 OPS that represents a 150-point drop.

  12. Phillies expect Cliff Lee to avoid surgery, be ready for Opening Day

    Sep 11, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Lee is under contract for $25 million next season, plus $27.5 million or a $12.5 million buyout for 2016.

  13. Healed or not, Paul Konerko plans to return from hand injury

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    “It’s not like I have to go through a program of building it back up.”

  14. John Jaso not cleared to return from concussion

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    John Jaso AP

    Earlier this week A’s catcher/designated hitter John Jaso was believed to be on the verge of returning from an August concussion, albeit in a limited bench role, but now those plans have been scrapped.

  15. Video: Mike Piazza’s home run from September 21, 2001 will make things better

    Sep 11, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT


    The world sucks in a lot of ways right now. Let’s remember that it doesn’t always have to.

  16. Yasiel Puig’s struggles continue, and the call to bench him grows louder

    Sep 11, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

    yasiel puig getty

    Don Mattingly says he has no better options. The press is not so sure.

  17. Video: Kids giving away foul balls is the new thing

    Sep 11, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT


    I hope this angers some middle-aged memorabilia dealers.

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 6.23.49 AM

    Big Game James Shields shows up big in a big game . . . James . . . etc. etc. infinity

  19. Royals beat Tigers, reclaim American League Central lead

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

    james shields getty

    James Shields struck out eight batters and yielded just two hits over seven scoreless innings and the Kansas City bullpen kept the shutout intact as the Royals beat the Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night at Detroit’s Comerica Park to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central standings.

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