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It's a thirty job: Hawkins has a save vs. every team

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 05:12
LaTroy Hawkins has yet another accolade to put on his already impressive resume after he became the 13th pitcher in Major League history to record a save against all 30 teams in the league.
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W is for Wednesday -- and walk-off

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 05:10
Here's a look back at a wild day of walk-offs.
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DYK: Facts, stats from Correa's 1st 50 career games

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 05:03
The 20-year-old shortstop played in his 50th game on Wednesday night against the Rangers -- and put his all-around talent on full display in the process.
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Bumgarner brings his best in series victory

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:49
Madison Bumgarner looked prepared for the challenge that awaits the Giants. And make no mistake -- it's as formidable a challenge as any that has faced San Francisco during its five-year stretch of World Series success.
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Rangers win 4-3 to complete sweep of AL West-leading Astros (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:47

All that really matters for manager Jeff Banister and the Texas Rangers is getting the victory that finished off a three-game sweep of the AL West-leading Houston Astros. ''It wasn't pretty, typically you don't win a ballgame when you walk eight and hit one,'' Banister said. Chris Gimenez hit what proved to be a deciding home run and Texas held on for the 4-3 win Wednesday night, using five relievers after Nick Martinez allowed one hit and one run over five innings on his 25th birthday.


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Severino exhibits poise in debut

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:39
The evening's happiest snapshot, as seen through Luis Severino's eyes, came as the right-hander passed through the bullpen gate and started his pregame walk across the Yankee Stadium outfield. His teammates seemed to be excited by everything that followed.
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Pillar impresses again with eye-popping grab

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:37
Kevin Pillar has made highlight-reel catches part of his regular routine and he was back to his old tricks with yet another spectacular grab during Thursday night's 9-3 victory over the Twins.
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Bucs to Cubs: Your streak stops here

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:34
Gregory Polanco gave the Pirates an early lead on Wednesday with a game-opening homer. When that lead was gone, Polanco snapped a 4-4 tie with a single in the sixth inning. That lead held up, and the Bucs downed the Cubs, 7-5, to halt their six-game winning streak.
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Grichuk's solo homer in 13th rallies Cardinals over Reds 4-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 04:20

Rookie Randal Grichuk knew that in homer-friendly Great American Ball Park, all it takes is one decent swing to end a game. Matt Carpenter tied it with a solo homer in the eighth, and Grichuk connected in the 13th inning, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. Grichuk was moved up to second in the Cardinals' struggling batting order.


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Polanco, McCutchen homer in Pirates' 7-5 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:58

The Pittsburgh Pirates looked for Gregory Polanco to give them a spark when they moved him to the top of the batting order last month after leadoff hitter Josh Harrison tore a ligament in his thumb. Polanco and Andrew McCutchen homered and the Pirates beat Chicago 7-5 on Wednesday night, ending the Cubs' season-best six-game winning streak. Polanco has hit .282 (28 for 99) with 13 walks in 25 games since Harrison went on the disabled list July 6.


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Mets survive 6-run Marlins 9th, win 6th straight

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:50
For months, the Mets ranked among baseball's worst offensive teams in nearly every major statistical category. Yet over the past two weeks, they've transformed into one of the best. The Mets continued their unstoppable ways on Wednesday night, winning their sixth straight game, 8-6, to complete a series sweep of the Marlins.
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Wright's knucklers stifle Yankees as Ortiz, Red Sox win 2-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:39

Steven Wright had the secret to success against that torrid Yankees lineup. Wright handcuffed New York hitters with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz launched a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night. A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil the debut of prized Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino, who yielded only two hits over five impressive innings.


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Bautista hits slam, Blue Jays beat Twins, win 4th in row (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:33

The Toronto Blue Jays have been piling up home runs and victories. Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also homered and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 for their fourth straight victory. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive and Donaldson had a two-run shot.


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Bumgarner, Tomlinson lead Giants in 6-1 victory over Braves (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:33

Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up. San Francisco is about to begin a month-long stretch that includes eight series against contending teams. Bumgarner likes his team's chances.


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McKenry's walk-off blast in 11th tops Mariners

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2015-08-06 02:35
Catcher Michael McKenry cracked a two-out, two-run walk-off homer in the 11th inning off rookie reliever Mayckol Guaipe as the Rockies concluded a home series against the Mariners with a 7-5 win on Wednesday at Coors Field.
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McKenry's homer in the 11th lifts Rockies past Mariners 7-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-08-06 01:03

Michael McKenry whiffed when he had a chance to be a hero last time. McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday. McKenry ended the 4-hour, 7-minute game when he hit Mayckol Guaipe's 2-2 curveball into the left-field seats for his fourth home run of the season.


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