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  1. Andy Pettitte gives up five runs in Triple-A start

    May 6, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Making his first Triple-A start since beginning his comeback, Andy Pettitte gave up five runs — three earned — and eight hits in five innings Sunday against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Pettitte wasn’t helped by his defense in the game. First baseman Steve Pearce dropped a foul popup on the very first play of the…

  2. Yu Darvish strikes out 11, takes first loss versus Indians

    May 6, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

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    The Rangers hadn’t lost with Yu Darvish on the mound this season, but the Indians dropped them 4-2 on Sunday, with Darvish taking his first defeat. Darvish struggled with his command early, but he pitched out of jams after giving up a single and a walk to start the first and a walk to start…

  3. Ruben Tejada pulled from game after suffering quad strain

    May 6, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada strained his right quadriceps muscle Sunday after stumbling near the first base bag following a successful bunt. He was replaced on the base paths and at the shortstop position by Justin Turner. This according to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand. Tejada was 2-for-2 before exiting Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks and…

  4. Nick Swisher (hamstring) back in Yankees’ lineup Sunday

    May 6, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record comes word that Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is back in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals. (Though the forecast looks nasty in Kansas City). Swisher had missed six straight games because of a tweaked left hamstring. He is slated to serve…

  5. Matt Kemp scratched Sunday with left hamstring tightness

    May 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Despite piles of evidence to the contrary, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is apparently human. According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the 27-year-old has been scratched from Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs because of a tight left hamstring. There are rainy conditions at and around Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and the Dodgers don’t want to risk…

  6. Grumpy old men: Chipper Jones takes on Jamie Moyer

    May 6, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones was none too happy with Jamie Moyer during Saturday’s game, not after the 49-year-old left-hander accused of him of relaying signs from second base. The incident took place in the fifth inning, when Moyer stepped off the rubber and said a few words to Chipper at second base. MLB.com has the quotes: “That…

  7. Red Sox throw Aaron Cook on DL with left knee laceration

    May 6, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Veteran right-hander Aaron Cook was able to stay in the game Saturday after suffering a nasty cut on his left knee while trying to tag out the Orioles’ Chris Davis at home plate during his Red Sox debut. But it apparently wasn’t a minor injury. According to CSNNewEngland.com‘s Red Sox Talk, Cook was placed on…

  8. Twins name Brian Dozier new starting shortstop

    May 6, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The Twins have just nine total hits in their last four games, which is among the worst stretches of offensive futility in Major League Baseball history. So they’re going to make some changes. According to Dustin Morse, the Twins’ director of baseball communications, manager Ron Gardenhire announced Sunday morning that Brian Dozier will be the…

  9. Derrek Lee “definitely” on Brewers’ radar

    May 6, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported in March that free agent Derrek Lee was open to continuing his career if presented with the right opportunity. Well, that opportunity might finally be here. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Brewers are “definitely” interested in signing Lee to take over as their primary first baseman.…

  10. An Angels first baseman hit a home run last night

    May 6, 2012, 10:54 AM EDT

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    But it wasn’t $250 million man Albert Pujols. With Albert getting his first day off of the season on Saturday night, last year’s starting first baseman Mark Trumbo drew the nod and launched his fourth home run of 2012 as the Angels snapped a two-game losing streak by besting the Blue Jays 6-2. Trumbo now…

  11. Tim Stauffer making third and final rehab start Wednesday

    May 6, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Tim Stauffer is nearly ready to rejoin the Padres. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Trotto, the 29-year-old right-hander is scheduled for one final minor league rehab start Wednesday with either Single-A Lake Elsinore or Triple-A Tucson. If it goes smoothly, he should be activated and thrust back into the San Diego starting rotation early next week.…

  12. Twins to place Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list

    May 6, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hasn’t played in a game since Monday, when he felt discomfort in his left wrist on a strikeout swing. And he’s not going to be ready to change that for at least another week. According to the AP, via NBCSports.com, the Twins are placing the 30-year-old slugger on the 15-day…

  13. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    May 6, 2012, 8:27 AM EDT

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    Rebuilding doesn’t have to be entirely depressing. The Astros — predicted by many to be a 100-loss team — won their fifth straight game on Saturday night in Houston, and their second straight against the defending World Series champion Cardinals. Houston is one game under .500 (13-14), good enough for third place in the National…

  14. Brewers put Carlos Gomez and Alex Gonzalez on 15-day DL

    May 5, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    Milwaukee’s pro ballplayers are dropping like flies. Just a few days after losing first baseman Mat Gamel to a season-ending knee injury, the Brewers have placed outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list. This according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gomez was diagnosed Friday night with a left hamstring strain.…

  15. Former major leaguer Chad Curtis under investigation for touching students

    May 5, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Chad Curtis, who played 10 seasons in the majors before retiring in 2001, has been suspended from his volunteer high school position amid allegations that he inappropriately touched students. Curtis, who denied the allegations, had been volunteering at Lakewood High School near Lake Odessa. He was slated to become the school’s head football coach this fall.…

  16. Albert Pujols not in Angels’ starting lineup Saturday

    May 5, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Thinking that a day of rest might help Albert Pujols both mentally and physically, Angels manager Mike Scioscia is giving the first baseman his first full off-day on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Pujols didn’t even take pregame batting practice and is not expected to be available for pinch-hitting duties. This according to the Orange…

  17. Marlins remove Heath Bell from ninth-inning role

    May 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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    After watching Heath Bell blow his fourth save in seven chances Friday against the Padres, the Marlins are finally ready to make a change. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald brings the breaking news: Heath Bell out as closer for the time being. #marlins — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) May 5, 2012 Edward Mujica, Ryan Webb and…

  18. Another Brewer down: Alex Gonzalez set for MRI on knee

    May 5, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Here’s a streak that might hold up all year: Alex Gonzalez left Saturday’s game with a right knee injury, making it the fourth straight game in which a Brewers starter has gotten hurt. Tuesday: Mat Gamel (torn ACL – out for the season) Wednesday:  Ryan Braun (Achilles’ tendon – returned Saturday) Friday: Carlos Gomez (hamstring…

  19. Huston Street to go on disabled list with shoulder strain

    May 5, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

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    5:30 p.m. EDT update: Street confirmed Saturday that he would go on the disabled list with his strained lat muscle. Miles Mikolas has joined the Padres and is expected to take Street’s roster spot. /// Huston Street immediately knew something was wrong when he threw ball four to Logan Morrison in the 10th inning last…

  20. The error battle is heating up

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

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    When Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon committed his seventh error on the very first play of the bottom of the first inning Saturday, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro knew he’d have to step up his game. Sure enough, he committed his major league-high eighth in the fifth inning. Here’s the up-to-the-minute leaderboard for errors: Starlin Castro (SS…

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