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  1. David Price threw a one-hitter against the Rays. And lost.

    Aug 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    One unearned run was all he allowed against his old mates. Tough way to lose.

  2. Brandon McCarthy tosses a four-hit shutout as the Yankees top the Astros

    Aug 21, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Work fast. Throw strikes. If anyone has come up with a better way to win games, I haven’t heard of it yet.

  3. Chris Rock catches a foul ball at Yankee Stadium, gives it to a kid

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

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    That’s kind of the whole story, but there’s nothing else going on right now.

  4. Masahiro Tanaka to throw against live hitters Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka’s attempt to avoid Tommy John elbow surgery with the rest-and-rehab approach has gone well enough that the Yankees right-hander will face live hitters for the first time Saturday.

  5. Cano, Puig, Pujols to participate in an All-Star series in Japan in November

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

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    It’s better than no baseball in November, right?

  6. Rangers pull back Neal Cotts off waivers, won’t trade him

    Aug 21, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Texas not trading impending free agent reliever Neal Cotts before the July 31 deadline was surprising and now they’re going to hang onto the left-hander for the rest of the season.

  7. HBT Daily: Can’t stop the Nats

    Aug 21, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    A nine game winning streak and a bunch of walkoff wins. Do they have a weakness right now?

  8. When will Ryan Zimmerman return to Nationals? “Sometime in September”

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Ryan Zimmerman AP

    There’s only a week or so remaining in the minor-league season, so if Zimmerman wants to go on a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list he’s running out of time.

  9. The Cubs defend their grounds crew

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Wrigley Tarp

    The Cubs have their grounds crew’s back.

  10. Yankees plan to shift David Phelps from the rotation to the bullpen

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Phelps started 17 games with a 4.28 ERA before being shut down with elbow problems three weeks ago.

  11. Cubs place struggling Edwin Jackson on the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v St. Louis Cardinals

    After signing a four-year, $52 million contract with the Cubs last offseason Edwin Jackson struggled last season and has now been a mess this year, giving him a combined 14-32 record and 5.47 ERA in 57 starts for Chicago.

  12. Miguel Cabrera aggravated an ankle injury last night

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

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    He’ll rub some dirt on it and play through, but the Tigers really don’t need this.

  13. Nationals’ nine-game winning streak is “absolutely epic”

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    The events taking place each evening on South Capitol Street are beginning to defy explanation.

  14. Kris Bryant reclaims minors leads with 41st homer

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    According to MLB.com the last minor leaguer with more than 41 homers in a season was Dallas McPherson of the Marlins with 42 at Triple-A in 2008.

  15. Salvador Perez to have an MRI on his knee

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    He was hurt Monday. Played Tuesday. Out yesterday. Now it’s MRI time.

  16. Justin Verlander has avoided the disabled list and expects to start Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    Dating back to mid-May he has a 5.85 ERA in 17 starts, including an ERA higher than 4.50 in May, June, July, and August.

  17. ESPN Dallas guy says Yu Darvish should pitch through elbow pain

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    When you put a football analyst on the baseball beat, you’re gonna have a bad time.

  18. A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks.

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

    Play Clock

    It feels like baseball is interested in continuing its bad habit of solving minor problems in the most disruptive and gimmicky way possible.

  19. Video: Brewers broadcast booth sends fan a beer after he loses his in a foul ball scrum

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Replacement Beer

    Doing good deeds is not part of a TV broadcaster’s job, but people are friendlier in the Midwest.

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    No one can stop the Nats. Who, as one young lad on their team says, are playing “absolutely epic” baseball right now.

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