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  1. Anibal Sanchez loses no-hitter in seventh

    May 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    3:10 p.m. EDT – So much for that.  Laynce Nix just delivered a line-drive single to right to start the seventh.  Mike Stanton got a great jump on the ball and could have had the diving catch, but the ball popped out as his glove hit the ground. /// Another day, another no-hitter alert. Anibal…

  2. Chris Young lands on disabled list with shoulder tightness

    May 8, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    chris young mets

    The shoulder discomfort that caused Mets right-hander Chris Young to be scratched from his scheduled Saturday start against the Dodgers was still bothering him on Sunday morning, so the Mets have placed him on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season and have called up Pat Misch to fill his roster spot.…

  3. Happy Mother’s Day. “Call your mom.”

    May 8, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT

    Fans take refuge from the heat in Washington on Independence Day

    From Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: On whiteboard in Twins clubhouse, where times for stretch & BP are generally written was one more directive today: “Call your mom.” Perfect, right? Happy Mother’s Day from us here at HardballTalk. Enjoy a full slate of afternoon and evening baseball games featuring pink cleats, pink…

  4. Astros place Jason Bourgeois on DL with oblique injury

    May 8, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Astros utilityman Jason Bourgeois has opened the 2011 season with a stellar .407/.439/.500 batting line through his first 57 plate appearances. He’s also tallied 12 stolen bases in 14 chances. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old is now going to have to put that early offensive momentum on hold. Bourgeois suffered an oblique injury during an at-bat Saturday…

  5. Andrew Bailey throws 30-pitch side session, making progress

    May 8, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Oakland closer Andrew Bailey hasn’t appeared in a major league game yet this season because of a righty forearm injury. He took a step toward changing that yesterday on the road with the A’s. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the right-hander threw 30 pitches — including breaking balls — to Daric…

  6. X-rays on Paul Konerko’s left wrist come back “normal”

    May 8, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been bothered by discomfort in his left wrist for several days now and finally underwent X-rays on Saturday night to rule out the possibility of structural damage. Good news. According to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago, the X-ray results turned up “normal” and Konerko is not expected to…

  7. Blue Jays activate Aaron Hill from the disabled list

    May 8, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays infielder Aaron Hill throws during practice at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin

    As expected, the Blue Jays have activated second baseman Aaron Hill from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tigers. Mike McCoy was optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a 25-man roster spot. Hill spent a little over two weeks nursing a right hamstring injury before heading out…

  8. Red Sox place Scutaro on DL, promote Jose Iglesias

    May 8, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    iglesias wide

    A major league source told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe on Saturday night that the Red Sox are preparing to place Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list with a “left side injury” and that shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias will be promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to provide middle infield depth in Scutaro’s absence. Iglesias,…

  9. Alex White notches first win as Jered Weaver goes without a K

    May 8, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

    Alex White

    It wasn’t the expected result in Anaheim on Saturday night, as Jered Weaver went without a strikeout for just the second time in 152 career starts and was outdueled by rookie Alex White in the Indians’ 4-3 victory. Weaver’s only previous strikeout-less performance came on June 10, 2007, when he allowed three runs in three…

  10. Andre Ethier’s hitting streak ends at 30 games

    May 7, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers batter Andre Ethier reacts in the dugout after he struck out against the New York Mets during their MLB National League baseball game in New York

    It may have looked like Andre Ethier caught a break tonight when Chris Young was scratched from his start against the Dodgers, but that clearly wasn’t the case.  Ethier went 0-for-4 with a walk in a 4-2 loss to the Mets, ending his hitting streak at 30 games. Ethier had actually owned Young, one of…

  11. Justin Verlander hit 100 mph with his final fastball

    May 7, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    verlander gatorade

    Tigers ace Justin Verlander did a number of impressive things over the course of his nine-inning no-hitter Saturday in Toronto. He threw 74 of his 108 pitches for strikes, induced 12 groundball outs, and issued just one walk to the 27 batters that he faced. But the most impressive feat of the historical outing was…

  12. Julio Teheran scuffles against Phillies in debut

    May 7, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    Julio Teheran

    20-year-old Julio Teheran may have turned some heads in his first major league start Saturday, but he won’t come away with a win after allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Phillies. Teheran allowed one run through three innings before Ryan Howard took him way out to right-center in the fourth.  The fifth…

  13. Chris Young scratched Saturday with more arm troubles

    May 7, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    Score another for fans of predictable injuries. From Ken Davidoff of Newsday comes word that right-hander Chris Young has been scratched from his scheduled Saturday evening start against the Dodgers due to renewed problems with his right biceps tendinitis. Young, who spent half of April on the disabled list, wasn’t able to get loose while…

  14. Todd Wellemeyer announces retirement from baseball

    May 7, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    getty wellemeyer

    Todd Wellemeyer was drafted by the Cubs in the fourth round of the 2000 June MLB Amateur Draft and spent six years in the organization. He served primarily as a starter while in the minor leagues but shifted to the bullpen once the Cubs gave him a spot on their 25-man roster. Wellemeyer moved on…

  15. Justin Verlander pitches second career no-hitter versus Blue Jays

    May 7, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander pitched the second no-hitter of the 2011 season and his second career no-hitter Saturday in a 9-0 win over the Blue Jays. Verlander had a perfect game going until catcher J. P. Arencibia worked a walk on an exquisite 12-pitch at-bat with one out in the eighth.  Arencibia, who barely missed a double down the…

  16. No-hitters in progress: Justin Verlander through eight, Yovani Gallardo’s is done

    May 7, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    verlander

    6:43 p.m. EDT: No-hitter! Davis swings and misses at a slider off the plate to end it. 6:41 p.m. EDT: McDonald hits a soft grounder to second for the second out.  Verlander dove for it, lucky not to deflect it to the side and turn it into a hit. Rajai Davis up. 6:39 p.m. EDT:…

  17. UPDATE: Chase Utley had a pretty good first day in Florida

    May 7, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    UPDATE: We have some more details about today’s extended spring training game. Eddie Michaels of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Utley was able to beat out a throw on a single while David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal adds that he played four innings in the field. “It felt pretty good just to…

  18. Nelson Cruz placed on disabled list with strained right quad

    May 7, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    World Series Workout Session

    Be honest, you knew this was coming. Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Nelson Cruz was placed on the disabled list earlier this afternoon with a strained right quad. Cruz hasn’t played since leaving Tuesday night’s game against the Mariners. He has reported some improvement in recent days, but the Rangers decided…

  19. Blake DeWitt, Carlos Pena and Kosuke Fukudome come up big for Cubs

    May 7, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT

    Cubs Dodgers Baseball

    Who saw that headline coming a month ago? Blake DeWitt, who was on the bench for 30 of the Cubs’ previous 31 games this year, homered and scored the winning run. Carlos Pena, who was hitting .159 and slugging .175 at the end of April, hit a game-tying homer in the ninth. Kosuke Fukudome, who entered…

  20. Nationals place Rick Ankiel on disabled list with sprained wrist

    May 7, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist following last night’s win over the Marlins. Ankiel hasn’t played since since jamming his wrist while attempting to make some diving catches in the outfield during Monday’s game against the Giants. An MRI on Ankiel’s wrist came back…

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