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December 8, 2011

 

Pujols to sign Angels contract worth about $250M

By Tom Verducci
December 8, 2011


DALLAS — Moreno went all in at the biggest baccarat table in free agency: the Albert Pujols table. Moreno shocked baseball by jumping in late and large to sign Pujols to a 10-year contract worth about $250 million, a development first reported by Yahoo! Sports. Moreno sweetened the deal with a full no-trade clause.

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Angels shrink gap on Rangers by inking Pujols and Wilson

By Cliff Corocoran
December 8, 2011


LOS ANGELES — The Rangers finished 10 games ahead of the Angels in the American League West in 2011. On Thursday morning, the Angels made up that deficit and then some by committing more than $330 million to first baseman Albert Pujols (10 years, $254 million) and left-hander C.J. Wilson (five years, $77.5 million), the top free agent hitter and pitcher available this offseason.

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October 10, 2011

 

Brewers power past Cardinals, 9-6

By Ben Reiter
October 10, 2011


MILWAUKEE — It was the bottom of the fifth inning in Game 1 of the NLCS, and though he had staked his Cardinals to what seemed to be a commanding 5-2 lead over the Brewers, Jaime Garcia had nothing left. Garcia, the 25-year-old St. Louis starter, had at the game's beginning appeared to have little of the feel or command that he'd displayed five days before, when his otherwise brilliant NLDS start against the Phillies had been ruined by one bad pitch, which pinch-hitter Ben Francisco had turned into a three-run home run that proved to be the game-winner.

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Detroit set for Tigers, Lions double-tilt

By Joanne Gerstner
October 10, 2011


Please forgive, in advance, if you meet a distracted Detroiter today, or a sleepy one on Tuesday.

With the Tigers taking on the Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at 4:15 p.m. in Texas, and the Lions facing division rival Chicago in a Monday Night Football game at Ford Field at 8:30 p.m.

The city is abuzz, hoping for wins from both teams.

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October 2, 2011

 

Valverde, Tigers stop Yanks in 9th, tie series

By The Associated Press
October 2, 2011


NEW YORK — Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece.

Down 5-1, the Yankees scored twice in the ninth. Helped when Detroit catcher Alex Avila lost his footing on the slick on-deck circle while chasing a foul pop that would've been the final out, New York got a chance to win it.

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Phillies flip on the switch, drop Cardinals

By Les Carpenter
October 2, 2011


PHILADELPHIA — A few days before the playoffs began and the Phillies were to wade into yet another October that has become so familiar, center fielder Shane Victorino stood by his locker at Citizens Bank Park looking for an imaginary circuit he would not find.

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September 19, 2011

 

Blue Jays shutout Yankees, 3-0

By David Waldstein
September 19, 2011


TORONTO — Derek Jeter was one of three regulars given the day off Sunday as the Yankees completed a challenging 11-day, four-city trip with a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Normally, Jeter wants to play every day, but Manager Joe Girardi said Jeter and several of his teammates had showed signs of fatigue.

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Collapse of Boston makes wild card race worth watching

By Joe Lemire
September 19, 2011


BOSTON — On the morning of Sept. 1, baseball confronted the very real possibility that its final month would be devoid of any compelling playoff races. But now, as the season's final full week begins, both wild-card spots and at least one divisional race remain very much undecided. Here are five things to know as the final 10 days of the season gets underway:

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September 13, 2011

 

Lee's HR leads Astros over Phillies, 5-1

By The Associated Press
September 13, 2011


HOUSTON — Carlos Lee spoiled the Houston homecoming for Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence .

He hit a two-run homer off Oswalt and the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Monday night. Oswalt tried to sneak a curveball past his former teammate.

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Saunders pitches Diamondbacks past Dodgers 7-2

By The Associated Press
September 13, 2011


LOS ANGELES — Gerardo Parra tied a career high with four RBIs to back seven strong innings by Joe Saunders and the Diamondbacks rode a five-run sixth inning to a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, reducing their magic number to seven for clinching the NL West title.

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September 4, 2011

 

Jeter, Sabathia lead Yankees to sweep of Blue Jays

By The Associated Press
September 4, 2011


NEW YORK — No matter how many pitches CC Sabathia throws, his spot is secure atop the Yankees' rotation.

Turns out, all five guys behind him will get another start as well.

Sabathia earned his 19th win, Derek Jeter tied a career high with five RBIs and New York polished off a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 9-3 victory Sunday.

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Hamilton's 3-run triple highlights Rangers' win over Red Sox

By The Associated Press
September 4, 2011


BOSTON — This time, Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers put up the big numbers in a strange season series of blowout games against the Boston Red Sox.

Hamilton capped Texas' seven-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded triple and Matt Harrison had a solid start, carrying the Rangers to an 11-4 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

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August 28, 2011

 

Rays slam Blue Jays 12-0

By The Associated Press
August 28, 2011


TORONTO — David Price struck out a franchise-record 14 in seven dominant innings, Desmond Jennings hit a pair of solo home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-0 on Sunday.

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Dodgers rally for 6-1 win over Rockies

By The Associated Press
August 28, 2011


LOS ANGELES — Aaron Miles scored the tying run on a balk by Esmil Rogers, and James Loney and Matt Kemp followed a second balk with consecutive homers in a six-run seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

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August 21, 2011

 

Tim Hudson, Braves complete sweep of Diamondbacks

By The Associated Press
August 21, 2011


ATLANTA — Two rookies came through in key situations to help Atlanta's Tim Hudson beat Arizona's Josh Collmenter.

Backed by a key defensive play by first baseman Freddie Freeman and two ninth-inning strikeouts by closer Craig Kimbrel with a runner on third, Hudson and the Braves beat Collmenter and the Diamondbacks 1-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

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Young, Martinez homer as Tigers sweep Indians 8-7

By The Associated Press
August 21, 2011


DETROIT — Center fielder Austin Jackson threw out Kosuke Fukudome at the plate to complete a game-ending double play and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a wild game Sunday.

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August 15, 2011

 

Cubs stop Uggla's streak, beat Braves 6-5

By The Associated Press
August 15, 2010


ATLANTA — Dan Uggla was quick to acknowledge he never thought he'd have a hitting streak as long as 33 games.

Now the Chicago Cubs are streaking.

The Cubs stopped Uggla's 33-game hitting streak and rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Sunday for their fourth straight series win.

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Angels stumble, loose to Blue Jays 5-4

By Bill Shaikin
August 15, 2011


TORONTO — The timing could be better. The fate of the Angels' season could be decided in the next two weeks, at a time the team is sputtering badly.

The Angels stumbled home Sunday after a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, defeated in four of their last five games. The Angels play seven of their next 12 games against the Texas Rangers, starting Monday in Anaheim.

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August 5, 2011

 

Yankees bullpen shut down Red Sox in 3-2 win

By The Associated Press
August 5, 2011


BOSTON — Reliever Boone Logan struck out Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning, and the New York Yankees came back to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday night to win their eighth straight game and take over the lead in the AL East.

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Red Sox acquire Bedard in three-team trade

Rick Gano, AP
August 5, 2011


CHICAGO — After a deal with Oakland for Victoria's Rich Harden fell through, the AL East-leading Red Sox were still able to find a starting pitcher to bolster their rotation Sunday.

They got oft-injured lefty Erik Bedard of Ottawa from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade before the deadline. Bedard's stint with the Mariners has been problematic but his years in Baltimore were strong ones. And that's the pitcher the Red Sox hope they will eventually see.

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July 28, 2011

 

Giants aquire Carlos Beltran from Mets

By The Associated Press
July 28, 2011


PHILADELPHIA — Carlos Beltran could provide just the power bat San Francisco needs to make another deep playoff run.

That's general manager Brian Sabean's hope, anyway.

The defending World Series champion Giants finalized a trade Thursday to acquire the All-Star outfielder and cash from the New York Mets, upgrading their inconsistent offense. Beltran first had to approve the deal to the NL West leaders, who parted with top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.

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Indians get Fukudome from Cubs

By The Associated Press
July 28, 2011


CLEVELAND — Spurned by Carlos Beltran, the Cleveland Indians traded for Kosuke Fukudome and hope to keep upgrading their sagging offense.

Cleveland acquired the outfielder from the Chicago Cubs for two prospects Thursday, one day after making an offer to the New York Mets for Beltran, who exercised a no-trade clause in his contract and was instead dealt to the San Francisco Giants.

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July 22, 2011

 

Shields outduels Sabathia, Rays beat Yankees

By The Associated Press
July 22, 2011


ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Joe Maddon perused the box score and wondered aloud how the latest stellar pitching performance by James Shields only improved the Tampa Bay All-Star's record to one game over .500.

"How's that possible?" Maddon asked after the 29-year-old right-hander won for the first time in nearly a month, outpitching CC Sabathia and beating the New York Yankees 2-1 on Thursday night. "You see Sabathia is 14-5. That's what Shields' record should look like."

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PREVIEW: Washington (48-50) at Los Angeles (43-55)

By Brett Huston
July 22, 2011


Game info: 10:10 pm EDT Fri Jul 22, 2011
TV: MASN2, FSPT

LOS ANGELES — The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers were in last place this late in the season, they wound up making the playoffs.

A similar surge seems awfully unlikely this time.

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July 15, 2011

 

Girardi baffled as Blue Jays pound Yankees 16-7

By The Associated Press
July 15, 2011


TORONTO — Joe Girardi was left scratching his head at Bartolo Colon 's latest bad start.

Edwin Encarnacion and Eric Thames had three hits and three RBIs each and the Toronto Blue Jays used an eight-run first inning to beat Colon and the New York Yankees 16-7 on Thursday night.

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Padres' bullpen meltdown leads to Giants' 6-2 win

By The Associated Press
July 15, 2011


SAN DIEGO — All-Star closer Heath Bell was working on a franchise-record stretch of 99 games and 102 at-bats without allowing a home run when he made one costly mistake on an 0-2 pitch.

Aubrey Huff led off the ninth inning with a tying drive into the right-field seats, and the San Francisco Giants went on to a 6-2 victory over the struggling San Diego Padres in 12 innings on Thursday night.

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July 4, 2011

 

Mets rally against Rivera, avoid sweep by Yanks

By The Associated Press
July 4, 2011


NEW YORK — Pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino came through with a tying single off Rivera, Bay drove home the winning run and the Mets ended the New York Yankees ' seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Sunday.

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Reynolds' HR lifts Orioles past Braves, 5-4

By The Associated Press
July 4, 2011


ATLANTA — Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, Nick Markakis had a career-high five hits and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Sunday to end their five-game losing streak.

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July 2, 2011

 

Colon comes off DL to pitch Yankees past Mets 5-2

By The Associated Press
July 2, 2011


NEW YORK — Nunez homered in his latest big game at the plate and Bartolo Colon came off the disabled list to pitch six shutout innings, leading the Yankees past the Mets 5-2 on Saturday for their season-best seventh consecutive victory.

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Unparalleled Verlander coming into his own

By Tim Brown
July 2, 2011


NEW YORK — This is Justin Verlander, our Nolan Ryan, our Tom Seaver.

He’s a fastball with fuzz, a curveball on a joystick, a changeup with a parachute.

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June 4, 2011

 

Arencibia, Blue Jays slam Orioles 8-4 to halt skid

By The Associated Press
June 4, 2011


BALTIMORE — For J.P. Arencibia, Toronto's convincing win over a divisional foe meant significantly more than his first career grand slam.

Arencibia cleared the bases with his ninth homer of the season, Rajai Davis had three hits and the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Friday night to end a two-game losing streak.

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Drew powers Diamondbacks past Nationals 4-0

By The Associated Press
June 4, 2011


PHOENIX — Josh Collmenter is making the most out of being a relative unknown to the rest of the National League.

Collmenter pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Stephen Drew had a three-run triple in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 4-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

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May 28, 2011

 

Guillen frustrated as Jays beat White Sox in 14th

By The Associated Press
May 28. 2011


TORONTO — Another loss and an ongoing lack of timely hitting left White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen feeling worn out.

Corey Patterson hit a game-ending homer in the 14th inning, Jose Bautista connected for his major league-leading 20th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago 9-8 on Saturday.

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Lucroy's squeeze lifts Brewers over Giants, 3-2

By Colin Fly, AP
May 28, 2011


MILWAUKEE — Jonathan Lucroy’s first game-ending hit in his career at any level went all of about 25 feet.

Lucroy’s pinch-hit, bases-loaded suicide squeeze scored Ryan Braun with one out in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a wild 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

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May 20, 2011

 

Cubs return to Fenway for the first time in 93 years

By Dan Shaughnessy
May 20, 2011


BOSTON — Surely, you've heard. The end of the world is coming Saturday. A Christian-based Internet ministry tells us that doomsday unfolds this weekend. It has something to do with Noah and floods and the 17th day of the second month of the biblical calendar.

Or maybe it's just the simple fact that the Cubs are playing in Fenway Park again.

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Jason Giambi hits 3 HRs, Rockies beat Phillies 7-1

By Rob Maaddi, AP
May 20, 2011


PHILADELPHIA — With one mighty cut after another, Jason Giambi looked like the old Giambino.

Giambi became the second-oldest player to hit three homers in a game and tied his career high with seven RBIs, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Thursday night.

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April 26, 2011

 

3 homers in 5th push Jays past Rangers 6-4

By The Associated Press
April 26, 2011


ARLINGTON, TX — Corey Patterson took a big swing at a high 0-2 pitch coming at him about shoulder high - and knocked it out of the ballpark for the Toronto Blue Jays.

What Patterson called a "1 in a 100" shot was the first of three homers in a span of four batters for the Blue Jays in a fifth-inning barrage that pushed them to a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Monday night. Tough-luck rookie starter Kyle Drabek got a much-deserved win.

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Ludwick's 2-run homer lifts Padres over Braves

By The Associated Press
April 26, 2011


SAN DIEGO — Petco Park was messing with both teams until Ryan Ludwick squared up just enough to drive a ball through the cool spring air and into the first row in left-center field.

Ludwick's second homer of the night, a 2-run shot with one out in the 13th inning, lifted the San Diego Padres to a 5-3 win against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

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April 19, 2011

 

Duncan's pinch double leads Indians past KC in 10

By The Associated Press
April 19, 2011


Kansas City, MO — Pinch-hitter Shelley Duncan 's RBI double sparked a four-run 10th inning and the Indians beat Kansas City 7-3 on Monday night to widen their division lead to two games over the equally surprising Royals.

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Sands, Dodgers beat Braves, 4-2

By Dylan Hernandez
April 19, 2011


Dodger Stadium sounded like the set of a particular lowbrow talk show on which the bespectacled host baits guests into trading punches or pulling each other's hair.

"Jer-ry! Jer-ry!"

Called up from triple-A Albuquerque to inject life into the Dodgers' stagnant offense and half-empty stadium, Jerry Sands was one for three with a double and a run batted in in his major league debut, helping his new team secure a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

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April 15, 2011

 

Yanks rally for 6-5 win over Orioles in 10 innings

By The Associated Press
April 15, 2011


NEW YORK — Joba Chamberlain parked his 240-pound frame in front of home plate and waited for Russell Martin's toss from near the backstop. Felix Pie , at a lithe 185 pounds, tried to twist around the Yankees reliever for an insurance run.

No chance. The big Nebraskan wouldn't budge.

Chamberlain's block of the plate in the eighth kept the Yankees within a run of the Orioles, and New York's bats did the rest to complete a comeback from five runs down...

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Lee strikes out 12, Phillies beat Nationals 4-0

By The Associated Press
April 15, 2011


WASHINGTON — Consider the past two games Exhibits 1 and 1A for why the Philadelphia Phillies assembled their ace-after-ace starting rotation.

Cliff Lee produced a 12-strikeout, three-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, a day after Roy Halladay went nine innings to win, too, giving the Phillies consecutive complete games for the first time since 1999.

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April 6, 2011

 

Orioles not shocked by fast start, even if most of baseball is

By Jon Heyman
April 6, 2011


Baltimore, MD — The Orioles were almost everyone's last-place pick in easily baseball's toughest division, yet entering play on Wednesday they are one of only three unbeaten teams in baseball, along with the Rangers and Reds, and sit atop the American League East. Which means there is already a lot of re-evaluation happening by baseball scouts, writers and competing executives.

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Texas still undefeated after 7-3 win over Seattle

By Stephen Hawkins, AP
April 6, 2011


Arlington, TX — Mitch Moreland hit a tiebreaking double off Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez and the Texas Rangers remained unbeaten, defeating the Seattle Mariners 7-3 Wednesday.

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March 31, 2011

 

Granderson, Teixeira help Yanks win opener

By The Associated Press
March 31, 2011


NEW YORK
— Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off Justin Verlander , lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday in the first regular-season game played in the Bronx in March.

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Chipper, Heyward, Lowe help Braves beat Nationals 2-0

By The Associated Press
March 31, 2011


WASHINGTON — Welcome back, Chipper. Nice way to start, Fredi.

Returning from major knee surgery, Chipper Jones doubled before scoring the 2011 season's first run on a chilly, damp opening day, and Derek Lowe allowed three singles in 5 2-3 innings, helping the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Thursday to make Fredi Gonzalez a winner in his debut as Atlanta's manager.

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March 24, 2011

 

New York Mets outline plan for Carlos Beltran

By The Associated Press
March 24, 2011


Port St. Lucie, FL — The New York Mets outlined a plan for Carlos Beltran on Thursday that will hopefully have the All-Star outfielder ready for opening day.

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Fielder is Prince at outset of pivotal Brewers season

By Tim Brown
March 24, 2011


Phoenix, AZ — It’s cold and gray and spitting rain on the corner of 51st and Indian School Road, the kind of morning where a single drop of rain to the back of your neck can ruin the whole day.

Prince Fielder is wearing sunglasses.

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March 17, 2011

 

Chicago Cubs big-money players earn their pay?

By Joe Lemire
March 17, 2011


Mesa, AZ — Three observations after spending time in Cubs camp:

1. Veteran production

The Cubs had the majors' third-highest payroll in 2010 ($147 million) and its 23rd-best win total (75). Much of that budget wrapped up in six players with eight-figure salaries, of whom all but Ryan Dempster had particularly disappointing seasons.

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Yankees start Gardner, not Jeter

By The Associated Press
March 17, 2011


Tampa FL — Derek Jeter may be losing his spot atop the New York Yankees' lineup.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is tweaking his lineup over the final two weeks of exhibition games, and one of the first adjustments is having Brett Gardner hit leadoff against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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March 9, 2011

 

Mechanical flaw may be red flag for Strasburg even after return

By Tom Verducci
March 9, 2011


Jupiter, FL — The next time Washington righthander Stephen Strasburg pitches in the big leagues -- "possibly" at the end of this season, according to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo -- he will be 23 and no longer a phenom. But can Strasburg 2.0 be the same pitcher after blowing out his elbow last season and undergoing Tommy John surgery Sept. 3? And should he be the same pitcher? The growth of the Nationals franchise just might depend on those answers.

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Royals’ star, Joakim Soria needs a name

By Tyler Kepner
March 9, 2011

The open locker is the ultimate status symbol in a baseball clubhouse. The veteran star typically gets an empty stall adjacent to his regular locker, for extra storage space and the chance to spread out. At the Kansas City Royals’ spring training complex, there is only one obvious choice.

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March 1, 2011

 

Looking into a bright future for the Blue Jays

By 'Duk
March 1, 2011


Every day in spring training until we finish the entire league, Big League Stew takes a brief capsule look at each team we visit in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues. Next up is Florida Auto Exchange Park, where the Jays are trying to gauge the glare of their future in the AL East.

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New York Mets closer Rodriguez scratched from game

By The Associated Press
March 1, 2011


Port St. Lucie, FL — New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was scratched from the game against the Nationals on Tuesday because he hasn't thrown the past two days while in New York for a court appearance.

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February 18, 2011

 

Angels' Brandon Wood glad to be out of spotlight

By Sports Illustrated
February 18, 2011


Los Angeles, CA — When 20-year-old Los Angeles Angels infielder Brandon Wood walked into the clubhouse during his first spring training in 2006, it didn't take him long to realize the expectations the organization had for him. The former 2003 first-round draft pick looked up to see his locker placed squarely between two Angels legends: Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad. The message had been sent.

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Is Freddy Garcia pitching for the Yankees?

By Ben Shpigel
February 17, 2011


TAMPA, FL — Freddy Garcia dipped into his memory bank the other morning, his mind drifting to a Seattle special of an afternoon, cool and overcast, during the 2001 playoffs, when he was the 25-year-old ace of the Mariners. Garcia recalled how Bartolo Colon pumped fastball after fastball past his Seattle teammates to secure the division series opener for the Cleveland Indians.

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February 14, 2011

 

Phillies, Red Sox, Yankees open spring training as favorites

By Tom Verducci
February 14, 2011


Forget pitching and defense. The road to the World Series is I-95.

As spring training camps open this week, the axis of power in baseball for a fifth straight year is the Philadelphia-New York-Boston corridor. The latest round of winter spending reminded us that there are two tiers of teams in baseball: the Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox -- teams for which success is nothing less than a World Series title -- and everybody else. The three best available players this winter -- Cliff Lee, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford -- further fortified the I-95 corridor.

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Don Mattingly says Dodgers will be more competitive

By Dylan Hernandez
February 14, 2011


Los Angeles, CA — Will the Dodgers be any good this year?

Once the cackling around him subsided, Don Mattingly said they would be, and offered reasons why he thought they would be more competitive than last season, when they were 80-82 and finished fourth in the National League West.

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February 3, 2011

 

Andy Pettitte is first of Yankees’ Core Four to retire

By Tim Brown
February 3, 2011


During a single month almost 16 years ago, the course of the New York Yankees was forever changed. In a fallow era for the Bombers, when the more murderous rows were publicly held between the man in the owner’s office and those in his clubhouse, along came three young men who put the Yankees back on the field, in body and soul.

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Piniella joins Giants as special assistant

By The Associated Press
February 3, 2011


San Francisco, CA — Lou Piniella is staying right in the baseball mix.

The longtime manager told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants to work as a special assistant for the World Series champions. Sweet Lou will report to general manager Brian Sabean.

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January 25, 2011

 

Mays, Votto offer highlights at annual BBWAA awards dinner

By The Associated Press
January 25., 2011


New York, NY — The annual dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, always a star-studded event, welcomed baseball royalty Saturday night: Willie Mays stole the show -- and from a seat in the audience. Even with luminaries such as Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay, Josh Hamilton, Robinson Cano, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox on the dais, it was the presence of Mays that provided the highlight of the evening.

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Dodgers, Chad Billingsley agree to deal;
Angels agree to terms with four players


By Dylan Hernandez and Mike DiGiovanna
January 25, 2011


Los Angeles, CA — The Dodgers and right-hander Chad Billingsley have avoided a salary arbitration hearing, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year, $6.275-million contract.

Billingsley, who was 12-11 with a 3.57 earned-run average last season, was eligible for arbitration for the second time. He was paid $3.85 million last season.

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January 17, 2011

 

St. Louis Cardinals may not offer Pujols an A-Rod-type deal

By Jon Heyman
January 17, 2011


St Louis, MO — Albert Pujols' decision, via agent Dan Lozano, to set a deadline of spring training for a new multiyear deal with the Cardinals, could be a sign things aren't going all that well in the negotiations. But it could also be an attempt to force a deal.

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Andruw Jones to Yankees could be next bargain move

By Paul White
January 17, 2011


New York, NY — The latest reports are that the Yankees are closing in on a deal with outfielder Andruw Jones. That's a 33-year-old former 51-homer guy getting a job as an extra outfielder, a right-handed complement to lefty regulars Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner.

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The Royals are squirreling away prospects

By Jeff Passan
January 4, 2010


2010 record: 67-95
Finish: Fifth place, AL Central
2010 final payroll: $76.8 million
Estimated 2011 opening day payroll: $45 million

Offseason action

Gone are six of the Kansas City Royals’ seven most expensive players from 2010, a welcome purge in some instances – fare thee well, Jose Guillen, Kyle Farnsworth and Yuniesky Betancourt – and heart-rending in others.

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Beltre, Rangers closing in on agreement

By Jeff Passan and Tim Brown
January 4, 2010


Arlington, TX — Spurned by Cliff Lee, the Texas Rangers didn’t spend the rest of their offseason boo-hooing. They just went for the next-best thing.

And while third baseman Adrian Beltre is more the leftovers from this season’s free-agent elite than a superstar, that he is closing in on an agreement with Texas (sources said it would be for six years and $96 million) shows the Rangers aren’t content being one-year wonders after going to the World Series.

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