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

    May 30, 2011, 5:30 AM EST

    Florida Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Yes, it’s Memorial Day. But it’s also Monday, and that still happened.

  2. Gary Carter’s brain tumors likely inoperable

    May 29, 2011, 9:12 PM EST

    Gary Carter

    While the official results won’t be known until Tuesday, doctors are “99 percent sure” Gary Carter has Grade 4 Glioblastoma and his brain tumors are inoperable, the New York Post reports. An MRI on May 21 showed that Carter had four small brain tumors, and a biopsy performed on one last week had doctors saying…

  3. Padres acquire infielder Steven Tolleson from Athletics

    May 29, 2011, 8:42 PM EST

    steven tolleson

    With the Scott Sizemore acquisition giving the A’s more infielders than they can play at Triple-A Sacramento, Oakland sent Steve Tolleson to the Padres today for a player to be named. Tolleson went unclaimed on waivers this spring despite a nice track record.  The 27-year-old was hitting .274/.388/.394 with five homers and eight steals for Sacramento…

  4. Clayton Kershaw fans 10 Marlins in second career shutout

    May 29, 2011, 7:33 PM EST

    Clayton Kershaw versus Marlins

    Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 Sunday in the Dodgers’ 8-0 defeat of the Marlins. It was his second career shutout and complete game, the other coming last Sept. 14 against the Giants. Manager Don Mattingly decided it was fine to let Kershaw throw 116 pitches even though the game wasn’t in doubt.  The…

  5. Orioles demote two-fifths of rotation in Brad Bergesen, Chris Tillman

    May 29, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

    Chris Tillman

    With Brian Matusz coming back Wednesday and a few off days coming up, the Orioles shipped out both Brad Bergesen and Chris Tillman on Sunday and will go with a four-man rotation for now. Bergesen, who had the highest ERA of the Orioles’ five starters this year, was the obvious choice to go to make…

  6. Rangers defeat Royals after no collision at home plate

    May 29, 2011, 6:32 PM EST

    Mike Napoli slide

    Seriously, that’s why they won. In a 6-6 game in the ninth, Mike Napoli tried to score all of the way from first on an Elvis Andrus single to right.  The relay from Mitch Maier to Eric Hosmer to Brayan Pena got to the plate in plenty of time. In fact, there was so much…

  7. Buster Posey ruled out for season after ankle surgery

    May 29, 2011, 6:08 PM EST

    Buster Posey injured

    Buster Posey has two screws inserted into his ankle in surgery Sunday and was officially ruled out for the season, Giants trainer Dave Groeschner said. Posey also had three torn ligaments in his left ankle repaired by Giants physicians. He is slated to have a second surgery in 8-10 weeks to remove the hardware from his…

  8. Ryan Doumit leaves Pirates’ game after collision at home plate

    May 29, 2011, 5:55 PM EST

    Ryan Doumit injury

    7:40 p.m. EDT: The Pirates are calling the injury a sprained left ankle.  No timetable was given for his return. /// The Pirates’ Ryan Doumit, who might be one of the candidates to step into Buster Posey‘s shoes in San Francisco, left Sunday’s game against the Cubs with an apparent knee injury following a collision with…

  9. Yovani Gallardo handcuffs Giants in Brewers’ 6-0 victory

    May 29, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

    Yovani Gallardo

    Yovani Gallardo tossed eight scoreless innings to become baseball’s fourth seven-game winner as the Brewers beat the Giants 6-0 on Sunday. Gallardo, who opened the season with a 6.10 ERA in seven starts, joined Jon Lester, Kevin Correia and Cole Hamels at seven victories.  He’s 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last five outings. With…

  10. Evan Longoria a success in leadoff spot as Rays shut out Indians

    May 29, 2011, 5:25 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    Seeking to pull his third baseman out of a slump, manager Joe Maddon shifted Evan Longoria to the leadoff spot in the order Saturday.  He went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk his first game there and then went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks Sunday in a 7-0 win over the Indians.…

  11. Big Papi’s first pinch-hit homer since 2003 wins game for Red Sox

    May 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    David Ortiz

    Hitting for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Ortiz delivered his first pinch-hit homer since April 27, 2003 to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth and lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Tigers in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Ortiz’s previous pinch-hit homer came in his first month with…

  12. Corey Patterson keeps on rolling with four more hits Sunday

    May 29, 2011, 4:38 PM EST

    Corey Patterson, Mike McCoy

    Corey Patterson followed up his 5-for-7 day Saturday by going 4-for-5 with another homer as part of the Blue Jays’ 13-4 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He’s the first player to collect nine hits in two games since Minnesota’s Denard Span did it Aug. 7-8, 2009.  He’s the first player to do it…

  13. Props to ESPN: Red Sox-Tigers tilt to be shown tonight

    May 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EST

    Josh Beckett

    When the Tigers opted to schedule a split-doubleheader with the Red Sox on Sunday following Saturday’s rainout, they left the second game to fall under MLB’s blackout rules.  ESPN has exclusive coverage of Sunday night games, and since they were showing Atlanta-Cincinnati, no one was going to get to see what figured to be a…

  14. Matt Holliday misses sixth straight start with quad discomfort

    May 29, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    holliday batting

    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is out of the St. Louis starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Rockies. Holliday has been able to serve as a pinch-hitter the last two nights in Colorado, but he is still apparently battling discomfort in his left quadriceps muscle…

  15. A’s finally get closer Andrew Bailey back from disabled list

    May 29, 2011, 3:34 PM EST

    bailey wide

    As expected, the A’s have activated right-hander Andrew Bailey from the 15-day disabled list and will have him available out of the bullpen for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Orioles. Bailey missed the first two months of the regular season after suffering a forearm strain in the middle of spring training. Brian Fuentes has filled…

  16. Pablo Sandoval could begin rehab assignment this week

    May 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v San Francisco Giants

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided an update Sunday on the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was placed on the disabled list in late April with a fractured hamate bone. According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval will take batting practice with his Giants teammates when the club arrives in…

  17. Cubs place Reed Johnson on DL, activate Geovany Soto

    May 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson watches a 2-RBI against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB Interleague baseball game at Fenway Park

    The Cubs had a busy little Sunday morning, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, making four 25-man roster moves. Outfielder Reed Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury, catcher Geovany Soto was activated from the 15-day disabled list, outfielder Brad Snyder was called up from Triple-A Iowa and catcher Welington…

  18. MLB fines, suspends Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr.

    May 29, 2011, 12:18 PM EST

    Jerry Hairston Jr.

    Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington’s Nats Insider passes along notice that Nationals infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball and fined an undisclosed amount for his “aggressive actions” toward home umpire Ed Hickox on Friday against the Padres. Hairston was ejected in the seventh inning Friday evening after arguing…

  19. Vernon Wells runs bases, nearing rehab assignment

    May 29, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    wells runs

    Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has made significant progress this weekend in his rehabilitation from a strained muscle in his right groin. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wells ran “the curve of the basepaths on the outfield grass at nearly full speed” on Saturday afternoon and also performed some agility drills. Wells…

  20. Jaime Garcia shelled for career-high 12 runs in loss to Rockies

    May 29, 2011, 10:33 AM EST

    garcia throws

    Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia entered Saturday’s action with one of the top stat lines in all of Major League Baseball. He had a 5-0 record, a 1.93 ERA, and a 57/13 K/BB ratio through his first 65 1/3 innings of the 2011 regular season. Unfortunately, just about everything went wrong Saturday night at Denver’s Coors…

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