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Price incident exemplifies tricky manager-media relationship

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:51
Reds manager Bryan Price did something on Monday that managers have done hundreds of times through the years: He lost his temper, letting loose a world-class string of profanities, because he was upset about a report that he felt had been helpful to opponents of his club. But no one is at fault here. That's the bottom line. Not the reporter. Not Price. One was doing his job, the other was expressing his displeasure at that job.
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Breaking Barriers essay winners a courageous duo

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:39
Malcolm Venable's essay about overcoming school bullying due to stuttering and Kayla Savory's courageous account of growing up in a difficult home environment were selected as the two Grand Prize winners from more than 16,000 entries in the 2015 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest, announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball and Scholastic.
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Navy grad Harris gets first callup to bigs with Cardinals

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:06
Nearly seven years after graduating from the United States Naval Academy and a little more than two years removed from wrapping up five years of service in the U.S. Navy, Mitch Harris received a new summons. This one was to the Majors.
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Price apologizes for language used in media session

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:42
Reds manager Bryan Price issued an apology on Tuesday morning for his language in a pregame session with media that made the rounds late Monday night. He expressed displeasure and frustration in a spirited session with reporters before the game at what he perceived was too much revealing of details regarding player availability.
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'Fastball' searches for the game's all-time top speed

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:33
It's a question every baseball fan has asked, an argument every baseball fan has had: Who threw the hardest ever? The new baseball documentary "Fastball," which premiered Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, made an attempt to answer that question.
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With name famous for surgery, John supports rest for hurlers

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:00
Twenty-six years after throwing his last Major League pitch, Tommy John remains a daily subject of conversation -- and not in a good way. He is used to hearing his name taken in ... pain.
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Don't count out these Giants

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:00
If you're inclined to write off the San Francisco Giants two weeks into the regular season, here's some free advice from your friendly columnist: You should know better.
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Valiant battle in Seattle goes Astros' way thanks to Valbuena

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:47
Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena slugged two home runs, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning off Seattle reliever Danny Farquhar, and the Astros won their third straight with a 7-5 victory over the Mariners on Monday.
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Myers working hard to prove doubters wrong

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:17
Wil Myers was the young phenom with the Royals. He was the key offensive player Tampa Bay received in the trade of James Shields. Now, with San Diego, he's just one of the guys.
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Bryant plates three to lead Cubs past Pirates

Tue, 2015-04-21 06:57
Rookie Kris Bryant drove in three runs and hustled to score another on an error, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park.
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Homers from Vogt, Semien lead Athletics past Angels

Tue, 2015-04-21 05:58
The A's got home runs from Stephen Vogt and Marcus Semien and relied on a dominant six-inning performance from their bullpen to hold off the Angels, 6-3, on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium.
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What to expect: Russell gets callup to Cubs

Tue, 2015-04-21 05:25
The Cubs promoted third baseman Kris Bryant on Friday, and now it's Addison Russell's turn, as he'll join the Cubs on Tuesday and is expected to start at second base against the Pirates.
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White Sox topple Tribe with four-run ninth

Tue, 2015-04-21 05:18
The White Sox scored four runs off of Indians closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning Monday night to steal a 4-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Bauer drawing success from hard work, curious mind

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:54
Trevor Bauer, 24, is starting to reward the Indians for giving him new life after the Diamondbacks traded him only 1 1/2 years after selecting him with the third overall pick in the 2011 Draft.
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No way, Jose! Jaws drop over shortstop's play

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:48
Omar Vizquel was on his way out of the clubhouse when someone informed the Tigers' infield coach that he has a pretty good shortstop. Vizquel, one of the greatest defensive shortstops of his generation, and others, joked about Jose Iglesias learning tricks from him.
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Orlando makes triples history with 5th in 7 games

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:45
Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is the first Major League player in history to have five triples in his first seven games as his fifth capped a 7-1 Royals win over the Twins on Monday.
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Simon grants mom's birthday wish in latest victory

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:37
Alfredo Simon has never been 3-0 in his career until Monday. The third one, he said, was pretty important. It was his mother's birthday, he said, and she had a specific request. "I want you to strike out Alex Rodriguez and win the game," Simon said.
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Statcast hits home run replays out of the park

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:19
Broadcasters and fans alike often marvel at how quickly a home run ball jumps off the bat or exits the stadium, but they've never been able to precisely quantify such aspects -- until now, that is.
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Fan OK after being struck by foul into net

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:02
A fan injured on a foul ball into the protective net behind home plate during the second inning of Monday night's 5-2 Cubs win over the Pirates was alert and gave a "thumbs up" to nearby fans as she was taken for medical care.
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Rookie stopper? DeSclafani coming up big for Reds

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:02
In his last two starts, Anthony DeSclafani has halted three-game and four-game Cincinnati losing streaks. The four-game skid came to a halt Monday night, when the rookie right0hander pitched eight shutout innings in the Reds' 6-1 victory over the Brewers.
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