Nationals reliever Storen breaks right thumb in angry fit (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 22:25

The stumbling Washington Nationals are now hurting themselves. Right-hander Drew Storen broke his right thumb slamming the lock box in his locker in frustration Wednesday after giving up the go-ahead homer to Yoenis Cespedes in the eighth inning, helping the NL East-leading New York Mets complete a three-game sweep. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Saturday the former closer would likely miss the rest of the season.

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How Scherzer can get his season back on track

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 22:13
At one point this June, Max Scherzer threw a 16-strikeout one-hitter, then came within one hit batter of a perfect game in his next outing. That was the pinnacle of a first half that saw Scherzer introduce himself to the Nationals with a 2.11 ERA through 18 starts heading into the All-Star break. Unfortunately for the Nats, Scherzer's season has encountered some serious turbulence since then, as he has posted a 5.12 ERA in his last 10 outings.
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Kluber not ready to return for Indians (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 21:59
Indians ace Corey Kluber remains slowed by a hamstring injury and it remains unclear when he will make his next start. Kluber hasn't pitched since Aug. 29. Manager Terry Francona said Kluber ''still feels it a little bit'' and the Indians aren't rushing back the right-hander.
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Slumping Cardinals drop third straight to Reds 5-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 21:34

Sometimes, when Lance Lynn makes mistakes, hitters still pop them up. Skip Schumaker popped Lynn's Saturday mistake into the right field seats. Schumaker hit a three-run homer, rookie Anthony DeSclafani pitched six strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds won their second game of the day, beating the struggling St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Saturday.

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Cardinals C Stanley suspended for 80 games by MLB (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 18:52

Cardinals catcher Cody Stanley was suspended Saturday for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Stanley, 26, spent most of this season at Triple-A Memphis, but was promoted to St. Louis when major league rosters expanded on Sept. 1. Major League Baseball said Stanley tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, and the suspension is effective immediately.

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Heaney to issue stock in personal brand

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 18:48
Angels rookie pitcher Andrew Heaney is set to become the first Major League Baseball player to issue stock in his own brand through the company Fantex, the left-hander confirmed Friday.
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Cardinals activate Belisle from DL (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 18:14
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated right-hander Matt Belisle from the disabled list.
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Cardinals lose 4-2 to Reds in resumption of suspended game (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 18:11

This was one really bad bounce for the St. Louis Cardinals. Adam Duvall's drive to right for Cincinnati in the eighth inning bounced off the top of the wall and went over for a tiebreaking two-run homer, sending the Cardinals to a 4-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday in the completion of a game suspended Friday by rain. Eugenio Suarez singled with one out before Duvall connected on a 1-0 pitch from former Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton (2-5).

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Young stars will lead Red Sox back in 2016

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 17:54
When the Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, they knew they'd caught lightning in a bottle, or whatever you choose to call it. They'd had a magical run after hitting on a string of unheralded free-agent signings -- Mike Napoli, David Ross, etc. -- and didn't believe the same group could win again.
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Angels edge Astros to keep pace in WC race

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 07:38
The Angels got to Astros ace Dallas Keuchel for three early runs, and Jered Weaver and the bullpen made them hold up to take Friday's series opener, 3-2, at Angel Stadium.
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Statcast: Pagan sprints, then steals Kemp HR

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 07:16
If there was any remaining doubt on the status of Angel Pagan's knees, those worries were put to rest Friday night in the Giants' 9-1 win over the Padres at AT&T Park.
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Dodgers' lead cut by one after rout in Arizona

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 07:05
The D-backs scored 10 runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 12-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday night at Chase Field.
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Guerrero exits in third inning with calf strain

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 06:10
Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero will have an MRI Saturday after leaving Friday night's 12-4 loss to the D-Backs with a strained left calf muscle.
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Angels creep up on Astros in AL West with 3-2 win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 06:06

At the moment, the Los Angeles Angels have their sights set on overtaking two teams in the race for the AL's second wild card berth. On Friday night, the Angels parlayed a fielding error by Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel into three unearned runs in the second inning and went on to beat Houston 3-2, putting them within 4 1-2 games of first place. ''It's obviously an important series, and the only way we get these guys where we need them is to beat them,'' winning pitcher Jered Weaver said.

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Yankees 1B Teixeira to miss rest of season with broken leg (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 06:04

Mark Teixeira will miss the rest of the season after tests revealed the New York Yankees first baseman has a broken right leg. ''Actually, not surprised,'' Teixeira said. The Yankees have a comfortable lead in the wild card race.

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Lewis flirts with perfecto, Texas rolls over A's

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 06:03
Veteran right-hander Colby Lewis retired the first 21 A's hitters on Friday night before Danny Valencia broke up the perfect game with a double to lead off the eighth inning of the Rangers' 4-0 victory, a win that helped Texas trim Houston's lead in the American League West to 1 1/2 games.
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Lewis perfect into 8th, gets 2-hitter as Rangers top A's 4-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-09-12 05:40

Colby Lewis simply jogged to his spot for defensive positioning after giving up the hit that ended his bid for a perfect game in the eighth inning. ''I don't know, like I guess on any given night, but I don't look at myself like having no-hitter or perfect game stuff,'' said Lewis (15-8), who beat his previous career high in wins from 2011, the last of two straight seasons that the Rangers went to the World Series. The fans gave him a standing ovation after Danny Valencia's leadoff double down the left-field line in the eighth.

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Blue Jays top Yanks to build on AL East lead

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 05:31
The Blue Jays scored an early advantage in a crucial series against the Yankees by homering early and often en route to an 11-5 victory on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
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Rays pounce on Red Sox 'pen to keep pace

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 05:26
Two-run homers by Asdrubal Cabrera and J.P. Arencibia fueled a five-run eighth to lead the Rays to an 8-4 win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Tropicana Field. The Rays (69-71) kept pace in the race for the American League's second Wild Card spot, remaining five games behind Texas.
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Cosart, Marlins' bullpen stymie Nationals

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-09-12 05:19
The Nationals' uphill climb got a little bit tougher on Friday night. Miguel Rojas' sacrifice fly in the seventh inning scored J.T. Realmuto and lifted the Marlins to a 2-1 victory at Marlins Park.
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