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  1. Anibal Sanchez shuts down Marlins, wins AL ERA crown

    Sep 28, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    In what was otherwise a meaningless tuneup for the Tigers, Anibal Sanchez entered Saturday’s start against the Marlins with the slightest of all leads for the AL ERA crown: 2.64 to Bartolo Colon‘s 2.65 mark. The margin is a little wider now: Sanchez threw five scoreless innings and struck out eight in a brisk 66-pitch…

  2. Who do you root for when your team is eliminated?

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    Dodgers Fans

    I’m going to root for my Barves as long as they’re still playing. Nothing will stop that. Not silly unwritten rules enforcement, not dumb “choptober” hashtags on Twitter, nothing. They’re my team and you root for your team until they’re eliminated. That’s how sports works. Even when they annoy you, they’re your guys. But that…

  3. Hisashi Iwakuma (quietly) had a really great season

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma put the finishing touches on a fantastic season last night with eight shutout innings against the Royals, lowering his ERA to 2.66. That ranks sixth among all qualified starters, behind only Clayton Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, and Anibal Sanchez. He also ranks fifth in innings with 219.2, trailing…

  4. Max Scherzer successful in fifth attempt to join the 20-win club

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer, at long last, has joined the 20-win club. In his fifth attempt at the feat, the right-hander held the White Sox to three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings of work. Scherzer only struck out three, but it was besides the point as the Tigers supplied him…

  5. Rangers continue slumping with 1-0 loss to the Athletics

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    September has not been friendly to the Rangers. They wrapped up August with a 79-56 record and a two-game lead in the AL West. Since then, they have lost 10 of 12 and now trail the Athletics by 5.5 games in the division following this afternoon’s gut-wrenching 1-0 loss. Yu Darvish started for the Rangers…

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

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    It’s cool and crisp here in America’s Heartland and there were some games last night that felt like the playoffs. Can we please just skip September and move straight on into October? Would anyone object to this? Red Sox 2, Tigers 1: An ALCS preview? Jon Lester outduels Max Scherzer in a tight game with…

  7. A’s activate Bartolo Colon from the disabled list

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    As expected Bartolo Colon is back with the A’s after spending the past two weeks on the disabled list with a groin injury. He’ll face the Tigers this afternoon in Detroit. Colon has been fantastic for the A’s, improving on what was a shockingly good 2012 season by going 14-5 with a 2.97 ERA and…

  8. Athletics hopeful Bartolo Colon will return from DL on Thursday

    Aug 26, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right groin strain, but the second-place Athletics hope to get the All-Star right-hander back as soon as he’s eligible this week. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Colon threw 38 pitches in a bullpen session this afternoon without incident. If…

  9. Must-Click Link: Gabe Kapler has the smartest take on PED speculation you’ll ever see

    Aug 20, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Gabe Kapler

    Everyone — and I mean everyone — should read Gabe Kapler’s essay about his decision not to use PEDs and his views on speculation about PED-using players over at Baseball Prospectus. It is easily the best take I’ve seen on the matter. For PED hawks, there is an extremely useful lesson about the assumptions we…

  10. Athletics place Bartolo Colon on 15-day disabled list

    Aug 17, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    The Athletics have placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The right-hander apparently suffered the injury while doing flat ground work yesterday. Left-hander Tommy Milone will start in his place tomorrow against the Indians. As a result of Colon’s injury,…

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

    Aug 14, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks 4, Orioles 3: Paul Goldschmidt homered to tie it in the ninth, homered to win it in the 11th. It’s perhaps too late for this, but memo to Buck Showalter: maybe don’t pitch to Paul Goldschmidt. Two walkoff wins in a row for the Dbacks. Their ninth walkoff win of the year. Yankees 14,…

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

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:17 AM EDT

    Alejandro De Aza,

    All kinds of comebacks on Wednesday. Let’s call it “Comeback Wednesday!” — wait, what? Really? OK, sorry folks. The people in the marketing department said that’s impossibly lame. They’re working on something centering around the idea of “Extreme Comebacks” but they want to focus group it first. We’ll let you know. White Sox 6, Yankees…

  13. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  14. Deep thought: A-Rod getting hammered is due in large part to random dumb luck

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    Whether it’s via settlement or via arbitration, by the end of the day there is no escaping the fact that MLB is gonna knock Alex Rodriguez absolutely senseless. Maybe it effectively ends his career. It certainly will cost him tens of millions. No one this side of Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe has ever been…

  15. Is Biogenesis casting a shadow over the trade deadline?

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    It seems like all baseball news has been overshadowed by the looming Biogenesis suspensions and the circus that is Alex Rodriguez‘s, Major League Baseball’s and the New York Yankees’ public feud. Indeed, as this week began it appeared as though today’s trade deadline would be a mere afterthought. Or, if not an afterthought, that it…

  16. Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more. Sources told Passan that the suspensions will come down within 72 hours. The AP is reporting that Friday could be the day. Among those expected to…

  17. Cheating is bad, but are the drugs?

    Jul 30, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    One of the issues many of us have with steroids is that they make players something they’re not. Or so we think anyway. Barry Bonds was practically a superhero in the early part of the last decade. Ryan Braun was probably destined to be a major leaguer, but now we assume that he was never…

  18. Why, exactly, do we suspect Bartolo Colon of using PEDs?

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics Photo Day

    I woke up Sunday morning to see an interesting tweet from Buster Olney: Bartolo Colon is 40 years old and got the win in the 1998 ASG–which is why a whole lot of people in the game wonder if he’s cheating,again. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28, 2013 It struck me funny. Because when I…

  19. Ryan Braun’s suspension may be the easiest of them all: looking at the next Biogenesis targets

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    Ryan Braun‘s suspension was first and, as the alleged public enemy number one — or two — of Major League Baseball, may eventually be seen as the most significant.  But at the moment it sort of seems like small potatoes, all things considered. Why? Because the Brewers season was already effectively over and it will…

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

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:12 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Mets 5, Phillies 0: It’s getting close to the time for us to break out all of that “we are all witnesses” kind of hyperbole for Matt Harvey. Not that it’s really hyperbole. He’s simply toying with hitters at this point, throwing ungodly stuff in just about every count. Seven innings, three hits, ten strikeouts,…

  21. All-Star roster fun: McCann, Melancon, Romo, Balfour, Holland, Tillman added

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Brian McCann AP

    The weekend preceding the All-Star Game festivities is always fun because the list of actual All-Stars expands by about ten players as injured players step down and would-be snubs finally get their call. Today, American League Sunday starters Bartolo Colon of the Athletics, Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners, and Justin Verlander of the Tigers were…

  22. Tigers manager Jim Leyland firmly against using Sunday’s starters in All-Star Game

    Jul 13, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland Getty

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland, in his own way, firmly told the media that he will not use pitchers who start on Sunday to pitch in the All-Star Game. Via MLB.com’s Jane Lee: Leyland on allowing pitchers who start Sunday to throw in ASG: “They can blast me till the cows come home, and I’m not…

  23. Columnist calls for enhanced drug testing, chooses to discredit results of drug testing

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon Getty

    Christine Brennan’s latest column for USA Today decries the fact that Bartolo Colon is in the All-Star Game. Why? Because he tested positive for PEDs last year: Colon, and every other performance-enhancing drug user in baseball, should never be allowed to become an All-Star, or win any MLB award. No Cy Young, no MVP, no…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Brewers 4, Reds 3: Holy moly that was a crazy game-ending catch for Carlos Gomez, robbing Joey Votto of the go-ahead home run: Incredible. Rays 7, Twins 4: The Rays continue to roll, winning their ninth in ten chances. Joe Maddon talked about his team going ten games over .500: “The thing I like is…

  25. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

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