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  1. Red Sox strike early, improve to 6-1 versus Yankees

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:33 PM EST

    David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez

    The Red Sox jumped all over Freddy Garcia on Tuesday, knocking him out in the second inning before holding on to win 6-4 over the Yankees.  They’ve taken six of seven games from the Bombers this season. Jacoby Ellsbury started the contest with a leadoff homer to right.  After that, a Dustin Pedroia walk, an Adrian Gonzalez…

  2. Brett Anderson to receive second opinion on elbow from Dr. James Andrews

    Jun 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    After being shutout 4-0 by the Orioles earlier tonight, the Athletics have now lost eight consecutive games. Could things get even uglier soon? Well, maybe. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Anderson will soon get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews. Anderson underwent an MRI with…

  3. Delmon Young’s error proves difference as Indians edge Twins 1-0

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:36 PM EST

    Carlos Santana sliding into third

    One of baseball’s worst fielders broke the stalemate in this one. Delmon Young allowed Carlos Santana‘s basehit to left field to start the fourth inning get past him in left field, and Santana went on to score from third on a groundout as the Indians topped the Twins 1-0 on Tuesday night. The play was…

  4. Angels activate Vernon Wells from disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    As expected, the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list earlier today. He has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right groin strain. Wells was cleared to return after playing in back-to-back rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday and Monday. The Angels aren’t exactly easing him back into action, as he’ll…

  5. Paul Konerko’s odd streak: home runs in nine straight vs. Mariners at the Cell

    Jun 7, 2011, 9:01 PM EST

    Paul Konerko

    Shannon Drayer points out on Twitter that Paul Konerko made it nine in a row tonight.  He’s taken Mariners pitching deep that last nine times he’s faced the team in home games at U.S. Cellular. The streak dates back to April of last year.  The Mariners and White Sox played seven times in Chicago last…

  6. UPDATE: Top prospect Anthony Rizzo gets MRI on thumb, scratched from lineup

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:45 PM EST

    Anthony Rizzo spring training

    8: 45 p.m. EDT: Well, this isn’t so encouraging.  Rizzo was scratched from Tucson’s lineup tonight.  He’s expected to have his thumb evaluated in San Diego on Wednesday. /// The Padres are holding off on that Anthony Rizzo callup for now after the Triple-A Tucson first baseman underwent an MRI on his left thumb Tuesday.…

  7. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:25 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    UPDATE: Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after X-rays came back negative, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow. 7:38 PM: The Yankees are crossing their fingers are the moment. Mark Teixeira was pulled from tonight’s game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the first…

  8. Jake Peavy is indeed headed to the disabled list

    Jun 7, 2011, 7:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    All that stuff we were hearing last night? Forget it. According to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, Jake Peavy conceded this afternoon that he will need to be placed on the disabled list. “I just saw the doctor, and I think we’re going to have to go the conservative route,” Peavy said. “Obviously, I wanted to…

  9. Who does Joe Girardi think he’s kidding?

    Jun 7, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

    Derek Jeter, Joe Girardi

    Hours after listing Derek Jeter as his designated hitter for Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he won’t deviate from the plan in order to help his superstar reach 3,000 hits as home. But… that’s like… right after he listed Jeter as a DH… The Yankees play their next 10 games at home…

  10. Nationals’ Jason Marquis, D-backs’ Esmerling Vazquez suspended

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    Jason Marquis post-ejection

    It was a very calm first two months for the MLB discpline department, so apparently Joe Torre and company are making up for lost time. The Nationals’ Jason Marquis drew a five-game suspension today for throwing at the Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton in Sunday’s game.  Arizona’s Esmerling Vazquez got three games for retaliating as a result…

  11. Jonathan Papelbon gets three-game suspension for ump bump

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:25 PM EST

    Jonathan Papelbon, Tony Randazzo

    A rather severe penalty for an incident that was actually incited by the ump. Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended three games and fined for bumping home plate umpire Tony Randazzo after being ejected from Saturday’s game against the Athletics. Papelbon is appealing the penalty and will be available to pitch tonight. Papelbon has maintained…

  12. Giants beat writer Hank Schulman thinks he’s better than you*

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

    Simpsons Mob

    *Assuming you happen to play fantasy sports, of course. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Giants beat writer just tweeted: Future tip: if you want me to answer a question, never include “fantasy team.” RT @NickJBurrows: Panda return? My fantasy team needs him. Yeah, Hank, it’s an insult to your whole prefession, being asked a question by…

  13. 2011 Draft – Rounds 6-10 wrapup: Trevor Gretzky to the Cubs

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Trevor Gretzky

    The Cubs picked one of the draft’s biggest names in the seventh, grabbing Wayne Gretzky’s son, Trevor, a high school first baseman. Trevor Gretzky, who was the backup quarterback to Nick Montana (Joe’s son) on his Oaks Christian high school football team, is thought to be on his way to San Diego State.  At 6’4″ and…

  14. Jimmy Rollins diagnosed with deep bone bruise, may be headed for DL

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:43 PM EST

    Jimmy Rollins

    As recently as yesterday Jimmy Rollins indicated that his injured right knee was feeling better, but an MRI exam revealed a deep bone bruise and Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Phillies shortstop may be bound for the disabled list if things don’t improve within the next 48 hours. According to Gelb “the…

  15. A.L. All-Star balloting update: Teixeira and Gonzalez are neck and neck

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:30 PM EST

    Mark Teixeira

    Major League Baseball has announced the latest in the A.L. All-Star balloting and the most interesting voting race is at first base, where  Mark Teixeira and Adrian Gonzalez are neck and neck. Teixeira has 1,333,445 votes. Gonzalez has 1,268,706. Otherwise it’s all the same as it was last week, with Yankees holding just about every position. Josh…

  16. Collision with catcher leaves Denard Span dizzy, out of the lineup, and “definitely scared”

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

    Denard Span

    Denard Span‘s collision at the plate with Royals catcher Brayan Pena didn’t look like much Friday night and he was able to play yesterday, but the Twins’ center fielder is now out of the lineup and will head back to Minnesota to have his dizziness examined. Span chose to slide hard into Pena rather than…

  17. Aroldis Chapman is heading in the wrong direction

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    chapman getty

    Reds’ flamethrower Aroldis Chapman was sent down to AAA because he couldn’t locate the strike zone.  Well, his control improved a tick once he went down to Louisville, but it came at the expense of his stuff, because he got tattooed there: nine hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings.  As a result, the Reds…

  18. A’s place Mark Ellis on DL, call up Jemile Weeks from Triple-A

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:42 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics Photo Day

    Mark Ellis is headed to disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered last night, so the A’s have called up Jemile Weeks from Triple-A to take over as the starting second baseman. Weeks will be in the lineup tonight as Oakland’s leadoff hitter, which has primarily been Coco Crisp‘s spot in the batting order. Weeks…

  19. 2011 MLB Draft – Rounds 3-5 wrap: Nationals gamble on Matt Purke

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:15 PM EST

    Matt Purke

    Matt Purke, who was drafted 14th overall by the Rangers coming out of high school in 2009, went to the Nationals with the No. 96 pick as a draft-eligible sophomore today.  It was a big tumble for the left-hander, who was a candidate to go first overall before a rough season. Purke agreed to a $6…

  20. Jim Leyritz wrote a book

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Jim Leyritz

    I wouldn’t want to read a book written by Jim Leyritz even if hadn’t been involved in an accident that resulted in someone’s death, so you can be more sure of anything in the universe that I won’t be reading a book written by Jim Leyritz that focuses on that tragic accident. Someone disagrees, however, because…

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