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Orioles 1B Pearce leaves with abdominal strain (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 2 hours 18 min ago

First baseman Steve Pearce has left Baltimore's game against Minnesota with a right abdominal strain. The injury appeared to occur in the third inning when Pearce went to his right to snare a grounder before throwing to pitcher Miguel Gonzalez.


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Mariners' Montero done for year after altercation (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 2 hours 19 min ago
Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were ''unacceptable'' and ''embarrassing'' for the club. Montero was being brought back to Seattle while Baccala was told to return to his home in the Bay Area and await internal discussions regarding discipline. It is unacceptable,'' Zduriencik said.
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Mets call up 2B Herrera, youngest player in MLB (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 2 hours 27 min ago

A big season in the minors put Dilson Herrera on deck as Daniel Murphy's potential replacement at second base for the New York Mets someday. After a rapid rise through the Mets' system, Herrera arrived at Citi Field on Friday and was in the starting lineup against Philadelphia. He was called up Thursday night from Double-A Binghamton when Murphy went on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 25, with a strained right calf. It's a temporary stopgap for now, but the 20-year-old Herrera could be New York's second baseman of the future.


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Cardinals activate Molina from DL (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 2 hours 50 min ago

Yadier Molina came back ahead of schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals were not surprised one bit. The All-Star catcher was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday and was batting sixth in the opener of a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs. ''He's probably one of the toughest guys I've ever seen in the big leagues,'' general manager John Mozeliak said.


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Kansas City Royals cut LHP Bruce Chen (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 3 hours 29 min ago

The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team. The 37-year-old Chen is 2-4 with a 7.45 ERA in 13 games this season. He was in the Royals' rotation when the season began, but went on the 60-day disabled list with a back injury. ''It was hard,'' manager Ned Yost said of his meeting with Chen.


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Yankees ace Tanaka sent home with general soreness (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 3 hours 32 min ago

Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season. ''There's obviously concern, but I think we play it out this week to see where we're at,'' manager Joe Girardi said before Friday night's game at Toronto.


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Pirates recall Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 3 hours 38 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday night before their game against the Cincinnati Reds to add bench depth with first baseman Pedro Alvarez and outfielder Travis Snider both injured.
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Yankees add LHP Outman, cut LHP Hill (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 3 hours 45 min ago
TORONTO (AP) -- The New York Yankees have added left-hander Josh Outman to their roster and designated left-hander Rich Hill for assignment.
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Indians activate C Yan Gomes from concussion list (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 5 hours 27 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the seven-day concussion list and put him in the lineup Friday for the opener of a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals.
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Indians sign Russell Branyan to minor deal (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 7 hours 32 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season.
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Walk-off in 10th pads Angels' AL West lead

Major League Baseball - 18 hours 32 min ago
Howie Kendrick's 10th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly off Ryan Cook lifted the Angels to a 4-3 win over the A's on Thursday night, extending their lead in the American League West to two games.
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Obstruction leads to A's protest in wild ninth

Major League Baseball - 18 hours 39 min ago
Kick-started by an obstruction call that led to a protest and ended by a Mike Trout fielder's choice, the bottom of the ninth inning during the Angels' 4-3, 10-inning win over the A's had everything but a winner.
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Avila's walk-off hit gives Tigers series win over Yanks

Major League Baseball - 19 hours 9 min ago
Kyle Lobstein went six strong innings in his big league starting debut and Alex Avila crushed a walk-off hit in the ninth as the Tigers downed the Yankees, 3-2, on Thursday at Comerica Park.
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Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 19 hours 42 min ago

The Angels and Athletics realize their paths to the World Series are likely to cross repeatedly this fall. Both AL West powers are prepared to grind out wins similar to the one Howie Kendrick delivered in their series opener. Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and Los Angeles opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over Oakland, which finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call. Josh Hamilton had a 10th-inning single as the Angels (80-53) edged Oakland (78-55) to begin a four-game series between the California clubs with the majors' two best records.


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Kendrick, Aybar still at the heart of Halos' success

Major League Baseball - 20 hours 4 min ago
Fixtures with the Angels since 2008 when they encamped in the middle of the infield and made it their own, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar have been a team within the team through thick and thin. In the wake of four lean seasons, they're back in the thick of things again.
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Royals' division lead dips with extra-inning loss

Major League Baseball - 20 hours 15 min ago
Alex Gordon belted a game-tying homer in the seventh, but Bruce Chen was tagged for six runs in the 10th inning as the Royals dropped an 11-5 decision to the Twins on Thursday night.
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Orioles beat Rays 5-4 to stretch lead in AL East (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 20 hours 26 min ago

On a night in which the Baltimore Orioles found all sorts of ways to score, their final run was appropriately the result of an intentional walk to a .188 hitter and an opposite-field bloop. J.J. Hardy put Baltimore ahead with a seventh-inning single, and the Orioles rallied past Tampa Bay 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East. Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles, who took three of four from the sinking Rays. The victory, combined with the Yankees' loss to Detroit, put Baltimore seven games ahead of New York with 30 games remaining.


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Schafer drives in 4, Twins top Royals 11-5 in 10th (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 20 hours 27 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jordan Schafer and the Minnesota Twins finally broke it open in the 10th inning.


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Minor's arm, bat lead Braves over Mets 6-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 20 hours 27 min ago

Atlanta Braves pitchers have always had a knack for being good at the plate, as well as on the mound. Mike Minor is the newest member of the club as he showed off his arm and his bat Thursday night in a 6-1 win over the New York Mets. ''At one point of the game he was everything,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. He was not only pitching well, he was our offense for six innings.'' Minor was perfect for four innings before Lucas Duda led off the fifth with a single that just barely touched the glove of leaping shortstop Andrelton Simmons.


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Carrasco helps Indians keep up playoff push

Major League Baseball - 20 hours 34 min ago
The Indians kept pace in the playoff picture with a 3-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night in Chicago. Jason Kipnis drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning to help Carlos Carrasco, who allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings, post a win.
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