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Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:10

Jose Bautista used his bat and his glove to keep the Blue Jays in the wild-card race for at least one more day. Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's playoff hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night. ''He's definitely one of the best hitters in baseball and he's one of the best defenders in baseball,'' manager John Gibbons said of Bautista. Bautista went 3 for 3 with a walk and drove in two runs before getting the rest of the night off.


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Hamilton, Shoemaker remain iffy for ALDS

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-09-23 02:09
The Angels still aren't sure when Josh Hamilton and Matt Shoemaker will return to full baseball activities, how much action they'll get before the start of the postseason or if they'll even be healthy enough to play when the American League Division Series starts on Oct. 2.
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Hammel rejoins A's, set to start on Thursday

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:39
A's right-hander Jason Hammel, who spent the weekend with his family in Massachusetts for the birth of his second child, a girl named Colby Jane, returned to the team Monday and is scheduled to make his next start Thursday in Texas.
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Puig has found stride at key time for Dodgers

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:34
Since a series in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14, Yasiel Puig has played every day, batting .419/.479/.651 with two home runs and six RBIs in 10 games, entering Monday's rematch with the Giants.
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Mets near extension with GM Alderson

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:53
The Mets are close to announcing a three-year contract extension with general manager Sandy Alderson, according to a club source. The team has not confirmed the extension.
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White Sox announce dignitaries for Paul Konerko Day

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:20
The 2005 World Series champion White Sox will be well represented at U.S. Cellular Field this Saturday for the festivities encompassing Paul Konerko Day before the 6:10 p.m. CT first pitch with the Royals.
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Returning from DL today, Anibal to pitch in relief

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 22:43
Anibal Sanchez will return from the disabled list Tuesday. He will not be returning to the Tigers' rotation. With the right-hander feeling OK following his 45-pitch simulated game Sunday, the Tigers are going ahead with plans to add him to their bullpen for the stretch run and postseason. He will not make a start this week.
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Girardi plotting fitting farewell for Jeter in home finale

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 22:38
With Derek Jeter's final Yankee Stadium regular season game scheduled for Thursday against the Orioles, manager Joe Girardi said that he has been giving some thought to how best to acknowledge Jeter's departure, though Girardi is not ready to share those specifics.
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Tribe holds off Royals to complete suspended game

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 22:26
It took the Indians more than three weeks to record three critical outs against the Royals. On Monday, Cleveland completed a suspended game with Kansas City, picking up an important 4-3, 10-inning victory over its American League Central rivals before beginning a key late-season series at Progressive Field.
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Wren dismissed by Braves; Hart named interim GM

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 20:33
Nearing the end of their most disappointing season in more than two decades, the Braves have decided to begin altering the organization's culture by relieving general manager Frank Wren of his duties. Longtime baseball executive John Hart was named interim GM.
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New committee to study pace of game

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:05
Commissioner Bud Selig has appointed a committee to examine the pace of the game. The members will look for ways to decrease the time of games and improve the overall pace of play beginning next season.
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