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

    May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    George Springer

    After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.

  2. Coco Crisp is developing a game in which you catch baseballs in his hair

    May 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp

    Coco Crisp is developing a game in which you catch baseballs in his hair. He wants some help coming up with a name for it.

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

    May 23, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Boston has lost seven straight. Mark Buehrle has eight wins.

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

    May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Al Alburquerque

    Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

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

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  6. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

  7. Down with the pitchers win, up with the Tango

    May 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    ARGENTINA-TANGO-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That’s not great policy but hey, if we’re going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.

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

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  9. The Athletics are killing it in the run differential department

    May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick

    The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.

  10. Athletics pick up Jeff Francis off of waivers from the Reds

    May 18, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Jeff Francis, designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday, has been picked up off of waivers by the Athletics.

  11. Scott Kazmir ejected in the second inning for correctly questioning umpire Jerry Lane’s judgment

    May 17, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Umpire Jerry Layne let his pride get in the way of an otherwise good ballgame.

  12. Daric Barton clears waivers, stays with A’s at Triple-A

    May 17, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    A’s first baseman Daric Barton passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment and has decided to remain in the organization at Triple-A rather than become a free agent.

  13. A’s designate Daric Barton for assignment

    May 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics

    To make room on the roster following today’s trade for Padres outfielder/first baseman Kyle Blanks the A’s have designated first baseman Daric Barton for assignment.

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

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  15. Astros’ Jose Cisnero needs Tommy John surgery

    May 13, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

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    He doesn’t quite carry the profile of a Kris Medlen or Jose Fernandez or A.J. Griffin or Matt Moore, but you can add Astros reliever Jose Cisnero to the long list of young pitchers requiring Tommy John surgery. CSN Houston’s Julia Morales reports that Cisnero is scheduled to undergo the reconstructive elbow procedure next week in Texas.

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

    May 13, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT

    Cubs Celebrate

    The Cubs give Travis Wood more run support in this game than Jeff Samardzija has had in his eight starts combined this year.

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

    May 12, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Derek Norris smacked two homers and Gio Gonzalez flashed some Natitude

  18. Athletics roster shakeup: Drew Pomeranz in, Dan Straily out; Ryan Cook to DL

    May 9, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Drew Pomeranz

    The Athletics made a handful of roster moves on Friday evening, which included sending Dan Straily to Triple-A while cementing Drew Pomeranz in the rotation, at least for now.

  19. Jose Fernandez, Sonny Gray named Pitchers of the Month for April

    May 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    No surprises here, as Fernandez and Gray were on point all April long. And a touch of March.

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

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  21. Athletics may look to bolster starting rotation through a trade

    May 3, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    The back of the Athletics’ starting rotation has been unreliable, so they may deal from depth to address the situation.

  22. Jon Lester strikes out a career-high 15 batters in win over Athletics

    May 3, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jon Lester AP

    Jon Lester struck out 15 batters over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Athletics this afternoon at Fenway Park.

  23. Dustin Pedroia hit his 100th career home run in grand fashion

    May 3, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Dustin Pedroia entered last night’s action homerless over his first 28 games this season.

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