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Michael Pineda Newsday 13 hours ago

Michael Pineda's good outing gets overshadowed

The holidays apparently bring out something special in Michael Pineda.
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Albert Pujols Akron Beacon Journal 13 hours ago

Baseball in June: Old memories from a slugger, a new face on a bad team and a whole lot of strikeouts

The month of June belonged to a slugger remaining us of his former greatness, an unexpected offensive surge from a rookie and multiple historic pitching performances. It’s been a while since Albert Pujols was The Machine, as he was in St. Louis. The last couple of years, he’s mostly be associated with having one of the worst contracts in baseball, along with former teammate Josh Hamilton. We finally saw the Pujols of old in June, and what a sight it was. He slugged 13 home runs in June, and it was actually 13 home runs in a 22-game span. Only once before June 22 did Pujols go three games...
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Michael Pineda New York Post 14 hours ago

There wasn’t anything to dislike in Pineda’s stellar start

Sometimes, you simply can pick up a pattern. Take right-hander Michael Pineda’s start for the Yankees against the Rays on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. So what did you like about...
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Felix Hernandez Oakland Tribune 15 hours ago

A's beat King Felix and Mariners 2-0

Felix Hernandez hadn't lost in Oakland since 2008, a string of 13 starts, but A's rookies Kendall Graveman and Billy Burns end the streak
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago

Five internal candidates who could replace Miguel Cabrera at first base

The Tigers need a first baseman in light of the devastating news that Miguel Cabrera is expected to be sidelined until mid-August with a left calf injury. So who will be his replacement? Heres a list of five internal candidates who will be considered.
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Felix Hernandez Athletics Nation 16 hours ago

Game Thread #84: Oakland A's vs. Seattle Mariners

The A's try to free the United States from the tyranny of King Felix on July 4th. Happy baseball, and happy birthday to America! In my opinion, there's no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by staying inside and watching baseball. It's probably uncomfortably hot out there, so, imo, sit in an air conditioned room and ignore your family. Today's pitching matchup is Kendall Graveman (5-4, 3.47) vs. Felix Hernandez (10-4, 3.05). We should all know how brilliant Graveman's been since his short stint in the minor leagues: 8.27 ERA in April, 2.01 ERA in the 53 innings since. Obviously...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago

Detroit Tigers react to Miguel Cabrera's injury: 'I don't think anyone is going to feel sorry for us'

A half-dozen Tigers players, as well as manager Brad Ausmus, spoke about the devastating injury to Miguel Cabrera, and the impact itll leave on the ballclub.   DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers aren't just a different team without Miguel Cabrera. They a worse team without Cabrera. And with the nine-time All-Star sidelined for six weeks, they'll have a significantly harder time scoring runs and winning games. But they made it clear Saturday that they're not going to wave the white flag. In wake of Cabrera's injury, the Tigers busted out 13 hits, and offered David...
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Stephen Strasburg Washington Post 20 hours ago

Nationals win, but without Strasburg

For an hour Saturday at Nationals Park, things felt perfect for the Washington Nationals. They pounced on sleepy San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, one of the most fearsome starters in baseball. Five pitches into the game, both Michael A. Taylor and Bryce Harper had smashed home runs, Harper using a stars-and-stripes-decorated bat to commemorate the Fourth of July. Stephen Strasburg breezed through the first three innings until he couldn’t anymore.Read full article >>
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Miguel Cabrera Baltimore Sun 21 hours ago

Cabrera likely to go on DL after Tigers top Jays 8-6

Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers.
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Stephen Strasburg Washington Post 22 hours ago

Nats Journal: Stephen Strasburg leaves the game in the fourth with apparent injury

The whole thing was going so well. Stephen Strasburg was in the midst of a near-perfect July 4 outing, backing the Nats’ three first-inning runs against Madison Bumgarner with his usual stuff and strong command. Then, with two outs in the fourth, it was over. Strasburg put his right hand to his left side, the rib cage area, then seemed to adjust his torso as if in discomfort. Trainer Lee Kuntz, manager Matt Williams and pitching coach Steve McCatty came out to check on him. After a long conversation, which appeared to be dominated by Williams, Strasburg left the game.Read full article >>
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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys 23 hours ago

Could the Tigers be sellers at the trade deadline with Miguel Cabrera sidelined?

With Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list for six weeks and the Tigers looking up at the Royals and Twins in the AL Central, could they start looking towards 2016? It has been a long time since the Detroit Tigers were considered sellers at the July trade deadline. The team has been contending at the end of July, with a .500 record or better every season for the past 10 years. Only once in that span has the team made deadline deals that did not improve their chances of winning that season. With Miguel Cabrera out of action for the next several weeks, the playoff picture got considerably...
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Josh Hamilton Orange County Register Jul 4, 2015

Erick Aybar jump-starts Angels' offense in 8-2 win over Rangers, Josh Hamilton

ARLINGTON, Texas – Before the Angels began a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday, their manager talked at length about the offensive “stall” his team is in, stall being the most recent of many words used to describe baseball’s...
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Carl Crawford Orange County Register Jul 4, 2015

Crawford can't wait to return to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Carl Crawford strolled into the locker room and then onto the field. He shook hands with teammates, chatted with others, then stepped inside the batting cage at Dodger Stadium. It was good to be back, even if it was for just a few...
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Josh Hamilton Los Angeles Times Jul 4, 2015

Josh Hamilton has moved on as Rangers lose to Angels

On Thursday night, before playing the Angels for the first time since being abruptly traded earlier this season, Josh Hamilton slept fitfully. He got only a few hours' rest.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Jul 4, 2015

Detroit Tigers awaiting second opinion on Miguel Cabrera, won't rule out stint on disabled list

The Tigers were awaiting a second opinion on the results of an MRI, but based on Brad Ausmus postgame comments, theres reason to be concerned about Miguel Cabrera. DETROIT -- Make no mistake about it, Miguel Cabrera has an abnormally high pain tolerance. He's played through a sports hernia, and he's played on a cracked foot. A 13-year veteran, Cabrera hasn't missed more than 14 games in a single season, and is widely viewed as one of the toughest players in Major League Baseball. So imagine Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' surprise when Cabrera signaled to Detroit's...
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Josh Hamilton Orange County Register Jul 3, 2015

Josh Hamilton on facing Angels: 'There's nothing significant about it'

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels are facing Josh Hamilton on Friday for the first time since Sept. 30, 2012. That day, he launched four hits against them and struck out five times -- the teams played a double-header. Activated by the Rangers this week...
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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys Jul 3, 2015

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera exits game with left calf strain, will undergo MRI

Cabrera pulled up while attempting to take second base in the fourth and was pulled from the game. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera was pulled in the fourth inning after an apparent injury to his left leg on Friday night at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers later announced that Cabrera suffered a left calf strain and will undergo an MRI. Cabrera was 2-for-2 with an RBI up to that point. Following a leadoff single to start the fourth, Cabrera took off during Victor Martinez's at-bat. While the ball was fouled off, Cabrera suddenly pulled up lame, grabbing at his left calf and waved for the...
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Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News Jul 3, 2015

Josh Hamilton ready for facing Halos

ARLINGTON — Josh Hamilton will start in left field and bat fifth for the Texas Rangers on Friday in his first meeting with the Los Angeles Angels since a messy split with the club. A furious Angels owner Arte Moreno …
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Albert Pujols Angels Blog | Orange County Register Jul 2, 2015

Angels Albert Pujols wins AL Player of the Month

Albert Pujols was named American League Player of the Month, taking the award for the first time in his four seasons with the Angels. Pujols hit .330 with 13 homers and 26 RBI in June, tying the Angels record for homers in a month. Pujols won the...
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Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News Jul 2, 2015

Josh Hamilton on facing Angels: ‘All the guys were behind me’

BALTIMORE – Angels manager apparently gets a lot of things he wants these days and, on more than one occasion, he’s indicated he wants an apology from Josh Hamilton. Good luck with that. On the eve of the first game …
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Chad Billingsley Express-Times Jul 2, 2015

Phillies' Aaron Harang headed to disabled list with foot injury, Chad Billingsley added to rotation

Billingsley makes his fourth start of the season Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park.
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Stephen Strasburg Washington Post Jul 2, 2015

DC Sports Bog: ESPN’s Curt Schilling says Stephen Strasburg should be 100,000 times better

Like a lot of people, Curt Schilling had lofty expectations for Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg when the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft was tearing through the minor leagues during his rookie season.Read full article >>
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Albert Pujols St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul 2, 2015

Bernie: the Cardinals need to fix first base

Remember when Albert Pujols played first base here? Four years after Pujols left as a free agent, the Cardinals are starved for offense at the position.

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