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Jaso has 3 RBIs as A's beat Rangers 9-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 58 min 43 sec ago

It doesn't matter to John Jaso whether he's Oakland's leadoff batter, as long as he's playing. For the Athletics, he's extremely important at the top of the order, especially with Coco Crisp hurting. Jaso drove in three runs Sunday night, helping Scott Kazmir and Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 9-3. ''I like (leadoff) because I'm in the lineup,'' Jaso said.

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First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 1 hour 44 min ago

Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West. Yet coming off consecutive series losses at St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles needed some sort of spark as August approaches. The Dodgers found it in the ballpark of their biggest rival, and left the Bay Area in first place following an emphatic three-game swing. Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and division-leading Los Angeles beat the Giants 4-3 Sunday night to establish some momentum behind their pitching and offense.

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Athletics scorch Rangers on hot night in Texas

Major League Baseball - 2 hours 6 min ago
The A's shook off sweltering 100-degree temps and got most of their work done early Sunday evening in a five-run second inning that fueled their 9-3 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.
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Sarah's Take: Peavy should give ailing Giants boost

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 03:50
Injuries are a part of baseball, but it seems that the Giants have had more than their share. They should be applauded for how they have handled them. Acquiring Jake Peavy should strengthen the starting rotation. This will make the race in the NL West more interesting.
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Dodgers pad West lead with sweep of Giants

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 03:21
The Dodgers played so well in their sweep of the Giants this weekend that even Jake Peavy couldn't beat them. Sunday's 4-3 victory meant the club is unbeaten in three games since manager Don Mattingly put Yasiel Puig in center field and flipped Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez in the batting order.
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Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 02:45
Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 victory at Coors Field.
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Minor finds form as bats come alive

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 02:30
Backed by a six-run third inning, Mike Minor worked around eight hits and gave up only three runs -- two on solo homers -- as the Braves beat the Padres, 8-3, on Sunday evening at Turner Field.
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Deadline roundup: Much ado about Tulo?

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 02:10
The fact that injured Troy Tulowitzki attended the Yankees-Blue Jays game in New York on Sunday led to all sorts of Internet speculation. Tulowitzki, who has been reported as saying he wouldn't mind playing for a contender, didn't appear too concerned about the situation and told The Denver Post that it was much ado about nothing.
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Quentin heading to DL; Gyorko coming off

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 01:55
Jason Lane will be recalled to start for the Padres in place of Ian Kennedy in Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Brooks Conrad will be sent down, Carlos Quentin will be placed on the DL and Jedd Gyorko will come off the DL.
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Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-07-28 01:46

Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was enthused with the early results. Minor gave up three runs, Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults and the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday.

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O's end West Coast trip with extra-innings victory

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 01:19
Baltimore ended a tremendous three-city trip on the West Coast with Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Mariners at Safeco Field, the latest example of a thriving starting staff backed by solid defense and just enough from the bats.
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Machado, Orioles get past Mariners 3-2 in 10 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-07-28 01:12

Manny Machado and the Baltimore Orioles are working extra hard for their wins lately. Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday. The Orioles took three of four in the series, twice winning in extra innings. Baltimore is 11-3 in extras this season, including six straight wins.

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Change is the name of the game in latest Top 100

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 01:00
It's not even close to Christmas, but nevertheless teams are making their lists and checking them twice. At MLBPipeline.com, we're fine-tuning our lists, as well. Since we last overhauled Prospect Watch in March, much has changed. Various phenoms have improved, regressed, graduated to the big leagues or gotten hurt -- while the recent First-Year Player Draft provided some new names with bright futures.
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Angels collar Tigers with stellar pitching, late HR

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:55
The Angels relied on stifling relief and David Freese's solo home run in the eighth inning to post a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
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The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:31

Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. I know it wasn't easy.'' The 46-year old Thomas, the first player elected to the Hall who spent more than half of his time as a designated hitter, batted .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in a 19-year career mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Ever the diplomat as a manager, Torre somehow managed to assuage the most demanding of owners in George Steinbrenner, maintaining his coolness amid all the Bronx craziness while keeping all those egos in check after taking over in 1996.

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Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:18

Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 1-0 before roughing up Stults (3-13). Back-to-back doubles by Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons started the inning. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI single that skipped between Stults' legs, Johnson had a two-run double before Doumit followed with a two-run single.

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Maddux's Hall speech filled with gratitude, humor

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:10
While serving as his teammate in Atlanta, Tom Glavine watched Greg Maddux prepare for more than 350 starts, many of which took place in the midst of the pressure-packed postseason. But Glavine said he had never seen Maddux nervous until Sunday afternoon, when they sat in front of approximately 50,000 folks who came to Cooperstown to watch this year's Hall of Fame induction speeches.
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Glavine's stubbornness the hallmark to a HOF career

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:08
Tom Glavine was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday for a number of reasons -- 305 victories among them. And it was his practice of playing keep away that enabled him to produce a career that was Cooperstown-worthy.
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Pagan could start rehab assignment soon

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:46
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Angel Pagan's condition has improved and he's close to beginning a rehab assignment.
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David Freese's late HR puts Angels past Tigers 2-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:46

After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer. Nobody was stunned when another dominant pitching performance from the Los Angeles Angels kept them near the top of the majors. Freese homered off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory. Freese's sixth homer of the season helped to finish a tense, pitching-dominated series between teams with two of the majors' top three records.

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