• September 18, 2014

Baseball

Angels top M's 5-0, reach brink of AL West title
Posted: September 17, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.

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Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win
Posted: September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.

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Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire
Posted: September 17, 2014

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go.

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Injured Marlins star Stanton finished for season
Posted: September 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is finished for the season because of last week's beaning.

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Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox
Posted: September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will get a look at their future on Wednesday night when rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court
Posted: September 17, 2014

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

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Umpire West suspended 1 game for grabbing jersey
Posted: September 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Umpire Joe West has been suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.

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FSU coach may bench QB Winston after lewd remark
Posted: September 17, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has made lewd comments about women and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is deciding whether to bench the Seminoles' quarterback for his "derogatory" remarks.

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Orioles clinch AL East with 8-2 win over Blue Jays
Posted: September 16, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night before a boisterous crowd of 35,297 at Camden Yards.

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Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title
Posted: September 16, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.

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Arrieta working on no-hitter for Cubs through 6
Posted: September 16, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday
Posted: September 16, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month.

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Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park
Posted: September 16, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park.

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Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1
Posted: September 16, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

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Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB
Posted: September 15, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.

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Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start
Posted: September 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.

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Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league
Posted: September 15, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.

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Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0
Posted: September 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.

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Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2
Posted: September 13, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.

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Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury
Posted: September 12, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder.

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Batters always at risk despite protection
Posted: September 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For all the headgear, padding and other protection, batters are never really 100 percent safe at the plate.

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Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games
Posted: September 12, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason.

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Marlins' Stanton hit in face in loss to Brewers
Posted: September 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Stanton hit in face by pitch, leaves in ambulance
Posted: September 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been driven off the field in an ambulance after being hit in the face by a pitch at Milwaukee.

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