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  1. Giancarlo Stanton hits walkoff grand slam versus Mets

    May 13, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

    Giancario Stanton

    The Marlins have had some big ninth-inning struggles this season. Today, they turned the tables on the Mets. Giancarlo Stanton hit a walkoff grand slam as part of a six-run bottom of the ninth as the Marlins topped the Mets 8-4. The game was tied 2-2 entering the ninth when the Mets rallied for two…

  2. Kevin Millwood notches 2,000th strikeout in beating Yankees

    May 13, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Millwood

    One could stump a lot of people with this question: who is the active leader in strikeouts among right-handed pitchers? It will soon by Roy Halladay, who stands at 1,980, but for now, Kevin Millwood is tops. The Mariners veteran fanned six Yankees in a 6-2 win Sunday, upping his career total from 1,998 to…

  3. Andy Pettitte allows four runs in return to major leagues

    May 13, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    Andy Pettitte took the mound Sunday at Yankee Stadium for the first time since October 18, 2010. What followed was a good but not great reunion. After opening with 3 2/3 innings of hitless ball against the Mariners, Pettitte surrendered a walk to Jesus Montero with two outs in the fourth inning and Justin Smoak…

  4. Brian Fuentes taking over A’s ninth-inning role

    May 13, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Another day, another new closer in MLB. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, A’s manager Bob Melvin announced late Saturday night that veteran lefty Brian Fuentes will take over as the team’s new ninth-inning man. Grant Balfour, who is sporting a 4.41 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio through 16 1/3 innings this…

  5. Picture of the Day: Ian Stewart honors the moms in his life

    May 13, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart will pay tribute to his mom, wife and mother-in-law during Sunday’s game against the Brewers with this pink wrist band. You’ll see all sorts of pink bats, cleats and gloves around the majors today as part of MLB’s Going To Bat program, which raises money for breast cancer research.

  6. Yankees call up Andy Pettitte for first start since 2010

    May 13, 2012, 12:23 PM EDT

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    It’s Mother’s Day, sure. But it’s also Andy Pettitte Day. As expected, the Bombers have promoted the veteran left-hander from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will start him on Sunday afternoon in their series-finale with the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Cody Eppley was optioned to the minor leagues on Sunday morning to open a 25-man roster spot…

  7. Cardinals activate Lance Berkman from disabled list

    May 13, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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    From B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest comes word that the Cardinals have activated first baseman Lance Berkman from the 15-day DL and are hitting him fifth in Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves. Diminutive outfielder Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move. Berkman, who was sidelined for around three weeks…

  8. Chris Carpenter could begin throwing program in mid-June

    May 13, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals Photo Day

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak provided an update on the status of Chris Carpenter on Saturday. B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest has the goods: “If I had to guess, sometime in mid-June hopefully we’ll be ready to start thinking about a throwing program,” said the general manager. “His strength is getting stronger and that’s measurable,…

  9. Wilson Ramos needs surgery to repair torn ACL in right knee

    May 13, 2012, 9:58 AM EDT

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    The MRI results are in for Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was removed from Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Reds after twisting his right knee while fielding a passed ball. And it’s not good news. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, a spokeswoman for Ramos revealed Sunday morning that the 24-year-old backstop needs…

  10. Braves sign Felix Pie to minor league contract

    May 13, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

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    From the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Dave O’Brien comes word that the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Felix Pie. The 27-year-old spent spring training with the Indians but got cut just before the start of the regular season. He was batting .353/.386/.608 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 57 plate appearances…

  11. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 13, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

    Brian McCann, Adam Wainwright, Martin Prado

    The Braves spoiled Friday night’s Tony La Russa number-retirement ceremony at Busch Stadium by snatching a 9-7 extra-innings win over the Cardinals. On Saturday evening, they were at it again. With 25-year-old righty Brandon Beachy holding the defending World Series champions to two hits over six innings and the Atlanta offense attacking St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright…

  12. Wilson Ramos exits game with serious-looking knee injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos got a cleat caught in the ground while attempting to field a passed ball in the seventh inning Saturday against the Reds, causing his right knee to twist in an unnatural way. Ramos kept all weight off the knee as he was carried — by a trainer on each side —…

  13. Scott Rolen: “I’m hurting, I’m in pain”

    May 12, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Reds third baseman Scott Rolen was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with pain in his chronically-troublesome left shoulder. And it sure sounds like this is going to be an extended absence: Rolen: ‘I’m hurting, I’m in pain. I’m not healthy right now. As much as I want to help the team, I’m hurting…

  14. Royals sign lefty Doug Davis to minor league deal

    May 12, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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    From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Doug Davis. Davis will report to extended spring training in Arizona and spend a few weeks working out there before joining the rotation at Triple-A Omaha. A 36-year-old former 10th-round pick,…

  15. A’s place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list with hand injury

    May 12, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

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    A’s center fielder Yoenis Cespedes was penciled into the Oakland starting lineup on Saturday evening against the Tigers for the first time in five games. But he had to be scratched after experiencing renewed discomfort in his left hand following a pregame workout and has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Michael Taylor was brought…

  16. Mark Reynolds injures oblique during pregame BP, lands on the 15-day disabled list

    May 12, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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    Orioles third baseman (and part-time first baseman and designated hitter) Mark Reynolds is having a nightmarish 2012. And it just got a little worse. According to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com, the struggling 28-year-old suffered an oblique injury while making a throw during batting practice Saturday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list for…

  17. David Wright has four hits in win over Marlins, now batting .402 on the year

    May 12, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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    David Wright‘s resurgence continued this afternoon, as he went 4-for-6 with a home run, three singles and three RBI in a 9-3 win over the Marlins. Wright had an RBI single in the first, an opposite-field solo homer in the third and another RBI single in the ninth. He now has four consecutive multi-hit games,…

  18. After bat mishap, Bryce Harper is in the starting lineup tonight

    May 12, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Nationals manager Davey Johnson indicated last night that Bryce Harper could get a day or two off after he hit himself in the head with his own bat and required 10 stitches above his left eye, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post passes along word that the rookie outfielder is in tonight’s lineup. While…

  19. Josh Hamilton at it again, slugs home run No. 18

    May 12, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Reuters

    Another day, another home run for Josh Hamilton. After striking out in his first two at-bats against former teammate C.J. Wilson this afternoon, Hamilton just slugged a solo home run to right in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the Angels at 2-2. He is reaching new levels of ridiculousness. Hamilton now has…

  20. Chase Headley denies report of 2011 scuffle over ballpark dimensions

    May 12, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week, ESPN’s Tim Koewn opened a story about ballpark dimensions by relaying an anecdote about a scuffle in the Padres’ clubhouse early last year. Mike Adams, who now pitches for the Rangers, allegedly lashed out in a postgame rant, telling the team’s hitters to stop complaining about the dimensions at the pitcher-friendly PETCO…

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