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  1. Derek Jeter: best shortstop in baseball history?

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    derek jeter and kevin long yankees

    You know what I don’t much care for?  When folks overly-denigrate Derek Jeter. He will be and should be a first ballot hall of famer and stands among the best ever, so it bugs me a bit when people overstate his flaws by way of pointing out that, yes, he does indeed have some flaws.…

  2. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jun 13, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    What you missed while, once again, paying attention to the lesser sports.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2011, 5:30 AM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers

    Brewers 4, Cardinals 3: Milwaukee makes a statement, sweeping the formerly-first-place Cardinals. Shaun Marcum pitched seven strong innings and the Brewers came back from being down 3-0 after five and a half innings to taking the lead after six. The Brewers are the hottest team this side of Boston, methinks. Speaking of them … Red…

  4. Padres lose starters Aaron Harang, Dustin Moseley to the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2011, 7:32 PM EST

    Aaron Harang

    With no lineup to speak of, the Padres appear to be in really deep trouble now.  On Sunday they indicated that both their winningest starter, Aaron Harang, and the member of their rotation with the lowest ERA, Dustin Moseley, were going on the disabled list. Harang, who is 7-2 with a 3.71 ERA, is being…

  5. Royals shut out Angels; Vin Mazzaro lowers ERA from 17.47 to 10.80

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    Vin Mazzaro

    I’ll assume Vin Mazzaro is more upbeat about this one than his last start, when he gave up six runs in five innings and yet still lowered his ERA from 22.74 to 17.47. Mazzaro pitched seven scoreless innings despite failing to strike out a batter Sunday as the Royals beat the Angels 9-0 to win…

  6. Ryan Zimmerman expected to return to Nationals on Tuesday

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:25 PM EST

    zimmerman pose getty

    Matt Holliday is on the way. Joe Mauer is just around the corner. And there’s another big star who could be arriving back in the major leagues this week. According to beat writer Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a double and played a full nine innings…

  7. Brewers finish sweep of Cardinals to move into first place

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:58 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    Prince Fielder homered in the bottom of the sixth to give the Brewers their first lead of the day, and Milwaukee held on from there, winning 4-3 to complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals. With the victory, the Brewers moved a half-game up on St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. Shaun…

  8. Elvis Andrus yanked from game for lack of effort

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:41 PM EST

    Elvis Andrus

    Rangers manager Ron Washington pulled shortstop Elvis Andrus from Sunday’s loss to the Twins after the youngster made what looked like a lazy throw on a grounder in the bottom of the eighth. “I didn’t like his attitude,” Washington told the Dallas Morning News. “The inning before there were a couple of plays he didn’t make,…

  9. Matt Holliday aiming to return to Cardinals’ lineup Thursday

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Colorado Rockies

    According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Matt Holliday is targeting a Thursday return from the 15-day disabled list. The left fielder has been out since June 1 with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle. He took batting practice and went through a strenuous workout before Saturday’s game at Miller Park in Milwaukee…

  10. Tommy Hanson fans career-high 14 as Braves top Astros

    Jun 12, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

    Tommy Hanson

    The Braves have never given Tommy Hanson a whole lot of help since he debuted two years, but he’s consistently gotten just enough this year.  On Sunday, he improved to 8-4 by striking out a career-high 14 in the Braves’ 4-1 victory over the Astros. Hanson pitched seven innings and allowed one run on three hits. …

  11. Yankees win third in a row by routing Indians

    Jun 12, 2011, 4:33 PM EST

    Carlos Santana, Curtis Granderson

    There were no fireworks today. After Friday’s benches-clearing incident and Saturday’s ejection of Mitch Talbot following an Alex Rodriguez plunking, the Indians and Yankees played a calm one Sunday that again sent the Yankee faithful home happy. The Bombers broke open a 1-0 game in the fifth, scoring five times on their way to a…

  12. Red Sox trounce Blue Jays again, win ninth straight game

    Jun 12, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz

    A day after scoring 16 times, the Red Sox settled for 14 runs in this one while beating the Blue Jays for their third straight series sweep.  With nine straight victories, they’ve put together the longest winning streak for a major league team this season, overtaking the Indians’ streak from back in April. What’s really…

  13. Liriano’s attempt at another no-hitter broken up in eighth

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins

    Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano has thrown a no-hitter through seven innings this afternoon against the Rangers, who currently sit atop the American League West standings and boast one of the highest run totals in all of baseball. The only baserunner he has allowed came via an error by third baseman Luke Hughes in the seventh.…

  14. Twins could activate Joe Mauer from disabled list Thursday

    Jun 12, 2011, 2:52 PM EST

    Twins Mariners Baseball

    Some things are finally starting to go right for the Twins. They’ve won eight of their last 10 games and even managed a decisive 8-1 victory over the AL West-leading Rangers on Saturday at Target Field. They’re also starting to get healthier. From John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press comes word that catcher…

  15. Barry Zito pitching well through two minor league rehab starts

    Jun 12, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

    zito throws

    Giants left-hander Barry Zito allowed just two hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings last Monday in his first rehab start at Single-A San Jose. He struck out six batters and did not issue a walk while reporting no discomfort in his once-sprained right foot. Zito was back at it again on Saturday at…

  16. Bartolo Colon lands on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring

    Jun 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    colon dl getty

    As expected, the Yankees placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left hamstring. The official news comes via Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. Colon suffered the injury in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of the Indians. He allowed only two hits over 6 2/3 frames…

  17. Rangers place Mike Napoli on disabled list with oblique strain

    Jun 12, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

    napoli homer

    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram passes along notice that the Rangers have placed catcher Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle and recalled Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Round Rock. Napoli is likely to miss at least three weeks and could be out for as long as a month.…

  18. Moustakas, Rizzo hit first big league homers on same day

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:39 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Saturday had a celebratory feel for two of baseball’s most prominent young prospects. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who was promoted from Triple-A Omaha Friday, launched his first career major league home run Saturday against the Angels. He’s 2-for-6 with two walks and two runs scored since meeting up with Kansas City. Padres first baseman…

  19. Mark Ellis to return soon, but might have lost starting job

    Jun 12, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    ellis sun

    A’s second baseman Mark Ellis told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend that he expects to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on June 22, the first day he’s eligible. Ellis was shut down just five days ago with a sore right hamstring, but he ran at about 75 percent effort…

  20. LAPD finds Andre Ethier jersey carrying blood of Bryan Stow

    Jun 12, 2011, 9:22 AM EST

    Antonio Villariagosa, Charlie Beck

    From Patrick Healy of NBC Los Angeles comes a major update in the still unsolved Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow: A blood-stained jersey dropped off at a cleaning establishment may be linked to the severe beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, NBC LA has learned. The jersey triggered suspicion at the cleaners,…

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