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Nathan leans on sharp slider to strike out side

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 02:15
Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in order for just the second time this season Thursday night, and he needed just 12 pitches to do it. After drawing just six swings and misses from May 12-28, he saw six whiffs in his latest outing. Four of those came on a slider that has become a project of his in recent weeks.
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Arenado exits game early for unknown reason

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 02:00
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was removed in the top of the fifth of Friday's game against the Pirates for reasons that are currently unclear.
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Ichiro's first homer rallies Yanks past Blue Jays

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 01:49
The Yankees chased veteran Mark Buehrle after three innings and uncharacteristically slugged their way to a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki's first homer of the season led the way for New York.
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Pitching staff shows grit as Cubs power past Cards

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 01:47
Ryan Sweeney drove in four runs, including three on his second homer of the year, Travis Wood hit a solo shot and Luis Valbuena smacked a go-ahead two-run blast with one out in the seventh to power the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Friday in front of 41,534, the largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field.
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Morales surprised by return to Mariners (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-07-26 01:39
When Kendrys Morales returned to Seattle earlier this month as a member of the Minnesota Twins, he said that he'd ''moved on'' after his one season with the Mariners. It's a surprise and I'm glad to be here.'' The Mariners traded minor league pitcher Stephen Pryor to get the 31-year-old Morales. ''I just want him to be a stabilizer, drive in runs, good at-bats, productive at-bats,'' Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. He'll be a nice piece to have in our lineup.'' Morales hit 23 home runs with 80 RBIs last year in his one season with the Mariners.
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LA gets Puig, Hanley back; Wild Horse to CF

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 01:24
All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the Giants after missing all three starts in Pittsburgh with hand injuries.
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Giants call up Dan Uggla to start vs. Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-07-26 01:13
Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce. A week after being released by the Atlanta Braves and just days after signing a minor league deal with San Francisco, the Giants purchased Uggla's contract from Triple-A Fresno. They put him in the starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
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Cole to make first rehab start on Monday

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:55
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will begin his rehab assignment Monday following his hefty 60-pitch bullpen session Friday in Indianapolis as he works his way back from right lat soreness.
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Giants' injuries open door for Uggla's debut

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:32
Injuries to infielders Ehire Adrianza and Marco Scutaro forced the Giants to call up Dan Uggla after only a two-game tuneup at Triple-A. The three-time former Braves All-Star started at second base and batted seventh on Friday against the Dodgers' Zack Greinke.
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Braun moving past injuries, heating up at plate

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:28
After being hampered by a series of injuries earlier in the season, outfielder Ryan Braun is starting to resemble his past self.
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Twins to bring up Darnell to start Saturday (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson.
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Morales joins Mariners, slots in at cleanup

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:11
Designated hitter Kendrys Morales came full circle on Friday, returning to the Mariners team that he left last winter when he tried his luck on the free-agent market.
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Astros hope Appel's latest start sign of things to come

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-07-26 00:02
Mark Appel notched his second win for Class A Lancaster on Thursday night, much to the delight of Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.
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Elbow discomfort sends Dice-K to New York

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 23:59
After experiencing discomfort in his elbow during his outing Thursday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka was back in New York on Friday afternoon getting checked out by team doctors.
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Nostalgic Francoeur enjoys return to Atlanta

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 23:55
Jeff Francoeur has played at Turner Field since the Braves traded him to the Mets in July 2009, but this return to his hometown is not as uneasy as previous trips.
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Sizemore reaches 1,000-hit milestone

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 23:25
Grady Sizemore chopped up a single up the middle in the first inning on Friday for his 1,000th career hit.
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Mauer hits soft toss, but no live pitching yet

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 23:21
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has progressed to hitting soft toss on Friday, but he's still not sure when he'll hit against live pitching.
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Myers takes first swings since injuring wrist

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 23:04
Rays outfielder Wil Myers has started swinging a bat for the first time since fracturing his right wrist against the Red Sox in late May.
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Chris Capuano moves into Yankees rotation Saturday (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-07-25 22:47

Newly acquired left-hander Chris Capuano will join the New York Yankees' rotation and take the spot of Chase Whitley, who is being moved to the bullpen. Capuano will start Saturday against Toronto, with Shane Greene pushed back to Sunday. David Phelps, Brandon McCarthy are Hiroki Kuroda are New York's other starters, with only Kuroda left from the original rotation that was decimated by injuries to CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda.

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Cox's induction a proud moment for Yost

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-07-25 22:45
Legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, a proud moment for Royals skipper Ned Yost, who spent 12 seasons on Cox's coaching staff in Atlanta.
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