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One small step for man, four MLB moon-landing facts

Fri, 2014-07-18 18:52
Forty-five years ago, at 11:56 p.m. ET on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. He said, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," was followed by astronaut teammates Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, and they helped change human history. There were things happening that day on the surface of Earth, too, such as 20 teams in action in Major League Baseball.
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Today's MLB starting lineups: July 18

Fri, 2014-07-18 18:38
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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Zimmermann likely to avoid DL stint

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:58
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will not go on the disabled list after suffering a right biceps strain last Friday against the Phillies, according to a baseball source. The All-Star break allowed Zimmermann to rest his arm, and he was able to work out with the Nats on Thursday.
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Angels reach deal with top pick Newcomb

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:52
The Angels agreed to terms Friday with first-round Draft pick Sean Newcomb, just hours before the deadline to do so.
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Tigers, Lakeland extend partnership through 2036

Fri, 2014-07-18 16:20
The longest-running partnership between a Major League team and a Spring Training home will reach a 100th season. The Tigers and the City of Lakeland, Fla., announced an agreement on Friday that will keep the team in the city through 2036.
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Visions of 20: Milestone in reach for hurlers

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:02
As the 2014 season starts up again after the All-Star Game, there are 21 pitchers already halfway to the milestone of 20 victories, and we're only a little more than halfway through the season.
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Pipeline preview: Big Apple prospects to square off

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00
A few years from now, Yankees' No. 1 prospect Gary Sanchez and Mets' No. 4 prospect Brandon Nimmo could be playing leading roles in New York. For now, however, both are in the Eastern League, Sanchez catching for Double-A Trenton and Nimmo patrolling the outfield for Binghamton. The pair will meet on Friday on the second game of a four-game set.
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Mariners lefty Paxton returns from injury

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00
James Paxton, the Mariners' No. 3 prospect, landed on the disabled list due to a strained lat muscle in early April. The left-hander returned to the mound Thursday to make a rehab start for Short- Season Everett.
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Cards have what it takes to overcome obstacles

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00
Even with the setbacks and questions the first half brought, St. Louis still has the makeup to provide answers for another postseason run.
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Pipeline Inbox: Would a Combine have affected Aiken?

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00
If MLB had some sort of predraft medical combine, and teams would have known about Brady Aiken's elbow anomaly in advance, where would he have ended up going in the Draft? Jim Callis responds to this questions and more about baseball's top prospects.
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Testing the waters to improve pace of games

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00
These days, in addition to being a senior advisor for the Phillies, Pat Gillick is working on his latest passion. He is a member of a committee that this week made recommendations to the independent Atlantic League designed to improve the pace of games. The league will begin implementing those ideas next week.
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What to watch for in the second half

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:04
Today is our Opening Day, Part Deux, our return to normalcy, and here's a list of some of the best things to look for in the second half of the season.
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Daniels: Club not rushing Holland's recovery

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:45
If the Rangers weren't struggling mightily this season, left-hander Derek Holland could have potentially returned to the club already. General manager Jon Daniels said Holland, who underwent left knee surgery in the offseason, is expected to rejoin the rotation by late August.
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In 20th big league season, Hawkins never better

Fri, 2014-07-18 03:57
LaTroy Hawkins, 41, is among the game's elite relievers this season despite operating in a little house of horrors for pitchers called Coors Field. He is on the verge of becoming just the 15th pitcher ever to appear in 1,000 games, and he has never been better. This only makes sense if you know about Hawkins' difficult baseball journey.
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Bryant pads MiLB lead as Cubs 'Big 3' all homer

Fri, 2014-07-18 03:52
Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, the Cubs' top three prospects, all homered Thursday. Bryant moved into first by himself with his 32nd in the Minors this season. He had been tied with Futures Game MVP Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 2 prospect.
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Gattis pleased with first test in Triple-A rehab

Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10
Braves catcher Evan Gattis played the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett pain-free on Thursday night. He went 0-for-4 as he works to regain his timing after an absence of nearly three weeks.
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Twin bill forces Tribe to get creative with rotation

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:34
The Indians' front office is always trying to find creative ways to get the most out of the team's roster. With only three active starting pitchers to begin the second half, Cleveland is at it again, calling up Zach McAllister for Saturday's twin bill in Detroit, then T.J. House for Monday's opener in Minnesota.
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Masterson pleased with progress but needs more time

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:30
Justin Masterson may not have wanted to go on the disabled list, but the Indians' sinkerballer is willing to accept that it was the right decision for the team. While sidelined, the pitcher has worked diligently on both his delivery and his recovery.
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Cahill set for return after more than a month in Minors

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:08
Trevor Cahill hasn't played a Major League game in more than a month. But he will get a second chance when he gets the ball against the Cubs on Friday night at Chase Field.
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Victorino could rejoin Red Sox this weekend

Thu, 2014-07-17 23:00
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 on Thursday night for Triple-A Pawtucket, and if all goes well over the next two days, an activation from the disabled list could come this weekend.
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