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  1. Joe Panik’s extreme night: 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 RBI

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Panik Giants

    He’s the first player with zero runs and zero RBI in a game with five or more hits since Adam Kennedy in August of 2009.

  2. The Mets are considering bringing in the fences at Citi Field once again

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Apple Citi Field

    Specifically: bringing in the walls in right-center.

  3. Yusmeiro Petit’s latest feat: 84-pitch complete game

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Yusmeiro Petit

    Last season Yusmeiro Petit missed throwing a perfect game by one batter. Last month he set the all-time record for consecutive batters retired with 46. And last night he threw an 84-pitch complete game.

  4. Paul Auster expands on his three-ball-walk, foul-ball-strikeout plan to speed up baseball

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

    Paul Auster

    And basically says that no one cares about records anymore. Which is the sort of thing a lot of 60-somethings like to say.

  5. The Royals ran themselves out of an inning and back into a tie for first place

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    An out on the basepaths killed a Royals would-be rally.

  6. Debunking the “Mets have it in for Wally Backman” nonsense

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Wally Backman, Tim Teufel

    Wally Backman has been an important part of the Mets organization. Which is a bit of a problem for the people who like to sell the idea that the Mets are blackballing him.

  7. One day in, the new “clarification” on the collision rule seems to have already been messed up

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Drew slide

    We’re still, apparently, in The Land of Murky when it comes to plays at the plate.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  9. Matt Moore throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that Rays left-hander Matt Moore played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery back in April. Moore made around 25 throws from a distance of 50 feet, and Topkin says the 25-year-old had a “big smile on his face” after the successful workout.

  10. David Wright shut down for the season with left shoulder inflammation

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    David Wright

    The Mets will be without their seven-time All-Star the rest of the way.

  11. Mike Scioscia on Josh Hamilton’s shoulder: “It doesn’t look like it’s going in the right direction”

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Josh Hamilton is missing a fifth straight game Tuesday due to discomfort in the back of his right shoulder and his lack of progress with the injury is beginning to worry Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

  12. Video: Kolten Wong makes an outstanding catch

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong tracks down this Billy Hamilton lopper into shallow right-center field to save a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night in Cincinnati …

  13. Rays shut down Drew Smyly at 153 innings

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Drew Smyly has been ace-like for the Rays since they acquired him from the Tigers in the three-team David Price trade, boasting a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in 47 2/3 frames. But this is Smyly’s first year as a full-time starter and he had already logged 105 1/3 innings for Detroit at the time of the July 31 swap, so Tampa Bay will shut him down early.

  14. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Ryan Braun’s thumb issue is now a full hand issue

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    As if the free-falling Brewers needed any more bad news …

  15. Josh Harrison back in Pirates’ lineup after ankle injury

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Pirates super-utilityman Josh Harrison rolled his left ankle Saturday at Wrigley Field after pivoting awkwardly to make a throw following an impressive over-the-shoulder catch. But all is well now …

  16. Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice

    Sep 9, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals

    And I somehow get emotional about this.

  17. Red Sox may shut down Dustin Pedroia for the season

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    Pedroia has hit a career-low .278 with seven homers and a career-worst .712 OPS in 135 games after posting an OPS above .780 in each of his first seven full seasons.

  18. More shoulder problems for David Wright

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Just last week David Wright was saying his season-long shoulder problems finally felt improved and he had a few good games in a row, but now the Mets third baseman is again out of the lineup for tonight’s game.

  19. Brett Gardner diagnosed with an abdominal strain

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Gardner is having arguably the best season of his career, hitting .269 with a career-high 16 homers and a career-high .784 OPS in 133 games.

  20. Masahiro Tanaka throws another simulated game

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    He’s not yet up to the same number of simulated games as real games this year, but it’s getting close.

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