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  1. Rangers sac bunt in third, score 11 runs

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

    Leonys Martin

    It was just the way Ron Washington drew it up. Ian Kinsler, the Rangers’ No. 3 hitter, bunted two runners with none out in the bottom of the third with Texas up 2-1 on Houston tonight. An intentional walk to Adrian Beltre followed. Then came the 11 runs. 11! Here’s the whole gory inning: -…

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

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  3. Rosenthal: Dan Haren, Erik Bedard, Brendan Ryan and Matt Lindstrom have cleared waivers

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    dan haren getty

    Loads of baseball players are passed through waivers every August and we only wind up with a handful of acutal waiver trades, but here’s the word anyway from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal: Cleared waivers, can be traded to any team: #Nationals’ Haren, #Astros’ Bedard, #WhiteSox’s Lindstrom, #Cubs’ Guerrier, #Mariners’ Ryan. 1/2 — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

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

    Aug 13, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    Twins 3, Indians 0: In only his second major league start Andrew Albers spins a two-hit shutout on a mere 102 pitches. This goes with his eight shutout innings in his first start. As a person who has been writing about baseball professionally for nearly four years, I can tell you with absolute certainty and…

  5. UPDATE: Yu Darvish loses the no-hitter on a Carlos Corporan home run

    Aug 12, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    UPDATE: And just like that it’s gone. Astros catcher Carlos Corporan just hit a one-out homer to right. No doubt about. Just yanked it out of the park. We now return you to your regularly scheduled ordinary game. Well, apart from the part where Darvish does have 15 strikeouts. Which is pretty darn good. 4:19…

  6. Rays acquire Wesley Wright from Astros

    Aug 12, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v St. Louis Cardinals

    Houston is sending away another veteran, trading left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to Tampa Bay for cash considerations. Wright was the longest-tenured Astro, debuting in 2008 as a Rule 5 pick and appearing in a total of 286 games with a 4.44 ERA. He’s been a pretty solid setup man since the beginning of last season,…

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

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Gardner follows through on walk off solo home run to defeat Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…

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

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

  9. Max Scherzer puts on clinic against the White Sox, improves to 16-1

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer silenced White Sox hitters over seven and two-thirds innings tonight, improving to 16-1 with the 3-0 victory. The right-hander allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.85. Scherzer got two quick outs in the seventh, but was lifted for newly-acquired reliever Jose Veras after Alejandro…

  10. With a suspension for Everth Cabrera looming, the Padres sign infielder Ronny Cedeno

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Ronny Cedeno Getty

    Corey Brock of MLB.com passes along word that the Padres have signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract. He’s scheduled to report to High-A Lake Elsinore tonight. Everth Cabrera is one of a handful of players expected to be suspended for ties to Biogenesis and PEDs, so it appears that the Padres are…

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

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:18 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Giants 2, Phillies 1: A few days ago Jonathan Papelbon watched his team lose another game and said “I definitely didn’t come here for this.” Well, they didn’t show up at the ballpark yesterday expecting Papelbon to give up four singles and blow the lead. Again. Cole Hamels‘ eight shutout innings were for naught and…

  12. The Royals finally use the disabled list again

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Getz, Adam Dunn

    But, don’t worry, it’s just for Chris Getz. The major criticism with the Royals’ decision to buy and not sell at the trade deadline was that they did nothing to address the black hole in their lineup at second base. Now they’ll be forced to try something a little different after Getz suffered a sprained…

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

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:05 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 6, White Sox 5: Living with a Tigers fan is kinda hard sometimes. Like, when you have the Indians-White Sox game on the TV, she wants the Indians to lose, the White Sox blow a two-run lead in the ninth and then Carlos Santana hits a walkoff homer in extras. It’s even more complicated…

  14. Bud Norris to make O’s debut Thursday … vs. Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

    bud norris getty

    As first reported by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, new Orioles starter Bud Norris will make his debut on Thursday night against the team that just traded him, the Houston Astros. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET at Baltimore’s Camden Yards. Norris was dealt to the Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for outfield…

  15. Astros release first baseman Carlos Pena

    Jul 31, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    carlos pena getty

    From Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle comes word that the Astros have released Carlos Pena, who was designated for assignment 10 days ago. Pena was batting just .209/.324/.350 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 85 games this year for the Astros and he hit .197/.330/.354 in 160 games last year for…

  16. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  17. HBT’s Trade Deadline Wrapup

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    jake peavy white sox getty

    The non-waiver trade deadline hit at 4PM EDT today. It was pretty uneventful compared to years past, with lots of chatter but very few deals. Here’s what we had go down today before the non-waiver trade deadline: The Dodgers acquired Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named; The Orioles receive Bud…

  18. Orioles land Bud Norris from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    bud norris getty

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are in the process of finalizing a deal that would net them Bud Norris from Houston in return for outfielder L.J. Hoes and a second player. The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly says the second player is left-hander Josh Hader. The Astros will also get a competitive balance pick…

  19. Royals acquire Justin Maxwell from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have picked up outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Astros. The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton confirmed the deal, adding that the Astros are getting right-hander Kyle Smith in return. Maxwell gives the Royals another outfield option with David Lough having cooled off of late. With Lorenzo Cain primarily…

  20. Astros scratch Erik Bedard from scheduled Wednesday start

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    4:13 p.m. EDT update: According to Julia Morales of CSN Houston, Bedard simply needed an extra day or two between starts. No trade. /// The Astros announced that Erik Bedard has been scratched from his schedule start Wednesday night, replaced by fellow left-hander Brett Oberholtzer. No injury was given as the reason, suggesting that Bedard…

  21. The Astros have “standing offers” for Bud Norris

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Houston Astros

    Bud Norris makes no sense for an Astros team which seems laser-focused on turning veterans who won’t be part of the next winning Houston team into prospects. So this report from Brian T. Smith of the Chronicle should probably be read as “Bud Norris is going someplace today, we just don’t know where yet”: The…

  22. Trade coming? Bud Norris scratched from tonight’s start

    Jul 30, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    bud norris getty

    Bud Norris, like Jake Peavy, has been scratched from tonight’s scheduled start, leading to speculation that the Astros are about to trade the right-hander. Lucas Harrell will start in his place against the Orioles, who’re one of the teams mentioned as a possible landing spot for Norris. Norris doesn’t have the same type of top-of-the-rotation…

  23. Astros trade closer Jose Veras to Tigers

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays

    Jose Veras had never been a closer when he signed with Houston this offseason, but the Astros gave him a chance in the ninth-inning role at age 32 and now they’ve traded him to a team in the market for a closer. Houston sends Veras to Detroit for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player…

  24. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the same inning last night

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    There was a fun baseball rarity in last night’s game between the Astros and Blue Jays, as Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the very same inning. Encarnacion took Paul Clemens deep for a solo shot to lead off the seventh inning and later hit a grand slam off Hector Ambriz to put the exclamation point…

  25. Jake Peavy a “legit possibility” for the Braves

    Jul 26, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    peavy getty

    From the Bud Norris rumor this morning to this from David O’Brien of the AJC: Peavy is a legit possibility. RT @rlukegoddard: @ajcbraves care to go out on a limb and comment on Lohse and/or Peavy speculations? — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) July 26, 2013   O’Brien tends to be a pretty good indicator of what…

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