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Prado the walk-off hero as Yanks win thriller over White Sox

The Yankees broke the bank on free agents in the offseason, but it was one of their newest acquisitions who delivered among the most significant hits of the year on Friday night. Martin Prado, brought over from the Diamondbacks right before the trade deadline, smacked a game-winning single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Yankees a 4-3 win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Joe Girardi: Joe Torre getting his number retired ‘well-deserved’

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a better understanding than most of the challenges of the job Joe Torre did while he was in The Bronx. That’s why he called Torre’s entry into Monument Park and his number being retired on Saturday “well-deserved.” “He meant a ton to the organization,” Girardi said before the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the White Sox at the Stadium. “He...
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Banged-up Beltran could return to Yankees lineup Saturday

Joe Girardi said Carlos Beltran did tee-and-toss Friday before the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the White Sox and he hopes Beltran is available to return to the lineup on Saturday. Beltran still hasn’t taken batting practice, but Girardi said he felt good after picking up a bat. Before the game, hitting coach Kevin Long said Beltran had “intentions” of taking swings in batting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jake Arrieta pitches Cubs to 4-1 victory vs. Orioles

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta hasn’t forgotten his time with the Baltimore Orioles. Instead of simply moving on from that part of his career, he still draws on the positive and negative experiences he had in Baltimore. It was clear during the Cubs’ 4-1 victory Friday against the Orioles that those years haven’t been wasted. ‘‘You think about it all the time,’’ Arrieta...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Do Fear the Reaper: The Yankees have become a nostalgia act

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends/ A chance to share old memories and play our songs again. /When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name. / No one recognized me, I didn't look the same...Today, the Yankiverse honors Joe Torre, the last truly successful Yankee manager - latest in a progression of oldies parties designed to fill the void...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

Dodgers utility man Justin Turner put on a heck of show last night, seemingly doing everything he could to beat his old teammates. Turner turned two key double plays against the Mets, and was no slouch at the plate singling, doubling, drawing a walk and scoring a run. Turner also stole a base and nearly scored another run if not for a botched suicide squeeze by Dan Haren who failed...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Youth baseball and softball heaven now open in Cincinnati

Baseball and softball enthusiasts living in Reds Country won't have to travel far to experience heaven. This is because a sparkling new facility was recently unveiled to serve the Cincinnati area. The following is a press release from the Reds which further details the magnificent facility.CINCINNATI - Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds have officially opened the P...
Via Redlegs Review
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Yankees Injury Update: Carlos Beltran receives another cortisone shot

The right elbow is causing problems again for New York Yankee right fielder, Carlos Beltran.  After having stints on the disabled list and two previous cortisone shots, Caitlin Rogers at Pinstripe Alley is reporting that Beltran has had his third shot. While it is not bad enough to put Beltran on the disabled list, Rogers noted that Beltran admitted that offseason surgery is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Friday, August 22nd: Dusty Coleman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman’s Grand Slam Sends Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Corpus Christi Hooks        8 Midland RockHounds  10 WP – Long 12-8 / 3.25 HR – Coleman 2 (17), Nakajima (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs) Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit 2 home runs, including a...
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Red Sox fan takes out entire row of people going for foul ball (VIDEO)

A desperate Red Sox fan dived across the other fans in his row and was still unable to make the grab on Yoenis Cespedes' foul ball Friday night at Fenway.While the enthusiastic man was willing to sacrifice staining his plaid shorts and taking out a few of the people around him for the sake of a prized souvenir, he might want to show a little consideration for his fellow fans...
Via The Other Paper
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White Sox Injury Update: Adam Eaton to start rehab Saturday

The Chicago White Sox fell to the New York Yankees on Friday by the score of 4-3. The White Sox got all three runs on a Jose Abreu home run, his 33rd of the season. At 59-69, the White Sox are 12 games out in the American League Central. On the injury front, center fielder Adam Eaton is ready to take the next step in his recovery from an oblique injury, as he's scheduled to...
Via MLB Injury News
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San Francisco 10, Washington 3; 22 August 2014 (Washington 73-54, San Francisco 68-59)

Photo Credit: sportschatplace.com Washington came into the weekend series riding high on a franchise-tying 10-game winning streak. The San Francisco Giants came to Nationals Park for the weekend, looking to cause some problems. The hosts sent Doug Fister to the mound, opposed by Giants’ starter Tim Hudson. Rookie second baseman Joe Panik got four hits and three RBI leading the...
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Recap - Koji implodes in Red Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Boston.comKoji Uehara turned in perhaps his worst performance as a major league pitcher, allowing five runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park on Friday night.As disappointing as the 2014 season has been for Boston, this game marked the first time all...
Via RedSoxLife
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Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom to start Saturday

Michael J. Fensom of The Star-Ledger is reporting that the pain in Jacob deGrom's shoulder is gone and he is set to return to the New York Mets' rotation on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.As one of the bright spots of the Mets season thus far, deGrom has exceeded all expectations. While many of the other young Mets starters have come into the to rotation with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Mariners Injury Update: Michael Saunders halts rehab due to illness

The Seattle Mariners entered a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox having lost two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies. At 68-58, the Mariners are eight games out in the American League West and still in the thick of things to make a playoff push down the stretch. In order for a serious push to be made, the Mariners need key components healthy. One player who could help is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Orioles Injury Update: Manny Machado will have surgery, out for season

UPDATE: According to Tim Brown of Yahoo, Machado will have surgery next week, and will miss the rest of the season. Brown also tweeted that small 'abnormalities' have been identified in both knees and will be fixed during the surgery.Original article:Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will not return next week, when he is eligible, according to ESPN. Machado sprained...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-22-14

It was a good night offensively on the farm as the Chihuahuas, Missions, TinCaps, and AZL Padres all scored at least 5 runs. Out of that group, the TinCaps were the only team to lose.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Trea Turner/Nick Schulz Pitching Prospect of the Day: Rafael De Paula   El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Oklahoma City RedHawks 4 Jace Peterson – 3B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K Tyler Greene...
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Collmenter dominated Padres

PHOENIX -- After experiencing a bit of a dead arm in his last outing, Josh Collmenter did not throw his usual between-starts bullpen session. It brought him back to life. Collmenter was as good as he has ever been this season in a 5-1 victory over San Diego. He struck out eight and gave up four singles and an unearned run in 8-1/3 innings, and he retired 15 in a row between giving...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Feels ‘Good’ After Scary Scene At Fenway

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s losing streak extended to six games Friday. And it was their most crushing loss yet. Koji Uehara allowed five runs in the ninth inning as the Red Sox fell to the Seattle Mariners 5-3 at Fenway Park. It was Boston’s first loss of the season when leading after eight innings. The Red Sox had been 44-0 when entering the ninth inning with a lead. They were...
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Inciarte making the most of his time

PHOENIX -- When Philadelphia claimed Cleveland outfielder Ezequiel Carrera three days into the 2013 season, Ender Inciarte was the odd man out. He lost his major league roster spot with the Phillies and was returned to Arizona, per Rule 5 stipulations. It was the best thing that could have happened, Inciarte believes. "I knew I wasn't ready to play" in the majors, Inciarte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Minor League Game Review – 8/22/14

Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Steve Selsky went 1-2 with a double, walk and a run. Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a run. Felix Perez went 1-3 with an RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a walk. Ross Perez went 1-3. Dylan Axelrod allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Game Notes Columbus scored single runs in the first and the third inning to grab a 2-0 lead. The...
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Watch: Red Sox fan gets hit by foul ball after failed attempt to stretch out and catch it

Red Sox SP Joe Kelly had an excellent outing in Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, giving up only 1 hit (0 ER) in five innings. But Koji Uehara's five-run implosion in the ninth inning was the difference in another disappointing loss. And when the pitcher's duel was deadlocked at 0-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning—right before the Sox took the lead...
Via The Sports Daily
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MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 6, Mets 2

The Los Angeles Dodgers bested the Mets 6-2, behind seven strong innings from starting pitcher Dan Haren (11-10).   The Mets got off to a fast start with a lead off solo homerun from right fielder Curtis Granderson (16). However the Dodgers tied the game up in the third inning with a Dee Gordon RBI single in the third.   The tie was broken in the bottom of the fifth inning. A lead...
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Willingham embracing new life with Royals where every at-bat matters

After a hiccup against the AL's worst team, the Kansas City Royals resumed their impressive run against the worst club the AL has to offer. The Texas Rangers could be hard-pressed to slow down Kansas City on Saturday night given the power shown recently by Billy Butler and Josh Willingham. The visiting Royals (71-56) bounced back from Wednesday's 5-2 loss at last-place Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
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Koji Uehara’s Breakdown Ends Red Sox’s One Constant Amid Awful Season

BOSTON — There have been very few constants — positive ones, at least — in the Red Sox’s 2014 season. Nothing has been more stable than Boston’s ability to win games when leading after eight innings. In a year in which new problems continue to arise for the Red Sox, however, closer Koji Uehara became the latest victim of the Baseball Gods’ cruel joke. Uehara surrendered...
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