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  1. The Cubs grounds crew was short staffed because the Cubs were trying to avoid Obamacare

    Aug 22, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

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    This has been such a fun story so far. So why NOT throw politics into it?

  2. Robinson Cano: “I don’t have any regrets” about leaving Yankees

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Robinson Cano has a $240 million contract, his new team has a better record than his old team, and he’s hitting .329 with an .865 OPS that’s slightly above his career mark.

  3. Adam Loewen is a pitcher again

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Can he make it to the bigs on a new path for a third time?

  4. Twins GM on manager Ron Gardenhire: “He’ll be back”

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    If any team is going to keep a manager after four straight 90-loss seasons the Twins are the one to do it.

  5. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million

    Aug 22, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox paid a lot of money to get this guy. Expect him in the Sox’ outfield early next season.

  6. Position player pitching alert: Skip Schumaker, again

    Aug 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    With the Reds down 8-0 to the Braves last night manager Bryan Price decided to save the bullpen and turned to utility man Skip Schumaker to work the ninth inning.

  7. An important note on nostalgia

    Aug 22, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It’s cool to love what you loved when you were 20. It’s not cool to claim that what you loved when you were 20 is the only thing worth loving.

  8. Aroldis Chapman returns from “achy” shoulder

    Aug 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman gave the Reds a big scare when he walked all four batters he faced Sunday and then was unavailable for several days with an “achy” left shoulder, but the flame-throwing closer was back in action Thursday night.

  9. Even if he’s reinstated, does Pete Rose make the Hall of Fame?

    Aug 22, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

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    I think he’d have a pretty tough sled, actually.

  10. FYI: The “Homer at the Bat” episode will air this morning at 11:30AM Eastern

    Aug 22, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Wade Boggs: Pitt the Elder!
    Barney: Lord Palmerston!
    Wade Boggs: Pitt the Elder!
    Barney: Okay, you asked for it, Boggs!

  11. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Another Washington walkoff. Another dominant Clayton Kershaw start. And some unusual stuff happened too.

  12. Joaquin Benoit expected to avoid the disabled list

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Padres closer Joaquin Benoit hasn’t appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his throwing shoulder.

  13. Report: Rockies pulled Michael Cuddyer back off waivers after hamstring issue

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Impending free agent Michael Cuddyer will almost certainly finish his season in a Rockies uniform.

  14. Report: Red Sox and Tigers are front-runners to sign Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Castillo could reportedly make his decision this weekend.

  15. MRI comes back negative on Salvador Perez’s knee

    Aug 21, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup with tightness in his right knee, but an MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage.

  16. The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s hoping Nationals manager Matt Williams has been practicing his Babe Ruth home run trot, because he has a promise to fulfill.

  17. Yan Gomes exits game with concussion-like symptoms

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

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    Gomes was hit in the mask in the bottom of the fifth inning by a ball that deflected off the arm of Kurt Suzuki on a hit-by-pitch.

  18. Phil Hughes rolls to 14th win, sports third best K/BB ratio ever

    Aug 21, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    But not the best among major league starters this season.

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