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Derek Jeter Yankees Blog | ESPN New York 11 mins ago

Jeter's last swings vs. Red Sox in Bronx

The long goodbye is now in probably its final month. That means there are aspects of Derek Jeter's career that really are now final. It is one thing when Jeter plays his final games in Chicago or Los Angeles or even Toronto. It is another when it is against the Red Sox. So, this week, Jeter will play his final three games at home against the Red Sox. He will finish his regular season in Boston on Sept. 26-28. But, who knows, by that time the Yankees may be eliminated from the playoffs and Jeter may decide that his final game should be at Yankee Stadium on Sept.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 36 mins ago

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera in lineup as designated hitter; Victor Martinez to start at first

Brad Ausmus said Cabrera said that he was able to play first base but that hes using him as the designated hitter to limit the time he spends on his feet. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (74-62, 2nd in AL Central) at Cleveland Indians (70-64, 3rd in AL Central)When: 4:05 p.m.Where: Progressive Field in ClevelandTV: Fox Sports Detroit, ESPNRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersDavid Price (12-10, 3.32 ERA)Lifetime vs. Indians: 5-1, 3.12 ERA Cleveland IndiansCorey...
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Matt Kemp Sons of Steve Garvey 2 hours ago

And That Is A Pretty Awesome Slide Home From Matt Kemp

Your browser does not support iframes. Seriously? Look, if Matt Kemp is going to get back to "The Amazing" Matt Kemp, it will be slides like these which rejuvenate the legend. This slide home made it 4-1 Dodgers and kept the pressure on the Padres, who ceded two more runs to Darwin Barney on a two-RBI single in the eighth. With Dee Gordon in a mini-slump, this is the kind of baserunning excitement we need out there (especially with this offense). Well done, Bison!
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Matt Garza Rotoworld 5 hours ago

Brewers activate Garza (oblique) from the DL - Matt Garza (S) Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers activated RHP Matt Garza from the 15-day disabled list.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago

5 things to watch: Will Detroit Tigers give break to Miguel Cabrera? Will Kyle Lobstein settle in?

When will Anibal Sanches return from the disabled list? How will the AL Central race shape up? CHICAGO -- The Tigers split four games with a team that has been slumping. Next, they play four games with a team that is hot and is closing in on them in the American League Central Division. Here are five things to keep an eye on this week: Will the Tigers give Miguel Cabrera a chunk of time off to rest his ankle?Manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday night that he and Miguel Cabrera have discussed the idea of giving Cabrera four or five consecutive days off to rest his...
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Derek Jeter New York Daily News 14 hours ago

Derek Jeter gets New Yorker cover

Derek Jeter has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, GQ, ESPN, the Sporting News and even Newsweek during his Hall-of-Fame bound career. And now, he's on the New Yorker.
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Kemp has RBI, run scored in win over Padres - Matt Kemp (OF) Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Padres on Sunday.
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Yu Darvish KFFL 17 hours ago

Rangers | Unsure if Yu Darvish will return

The Texas Rangers are not sure if SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will be able to ...
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Derek Jeter Yankees Blog | ESPN New York 20 hours ago

For Yankees and Jeter, reality is setting in

TORONTO -- When Derek Jeter looked at the New York Yankees lineup card on the wall of the visitor's clubhouse Sunday morning, his eye went not to his spot in the batting order, the customary second, or his position, which on this date was the occasional, DH. It went right to the date. "Tomorrow's September already?" he said, incredulously. "It's flying by." Whether he meant this season, the remainder of his career or the Yankees' playoff chances, only he knows.
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Miguel Cabrera Detroit Free Press 22 hours ago

Tigers' Cabrera (ankle) shelved for series finale vs. ChiSox

Miguel Cabrera, who exited in the fourth inning due to his sore right ankle in the second game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday night, is not in the lineup today. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera is day-to-day.
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Cole Hamels Boston Herald Aug 31, 2014

Mirror images

For nine seasons, ex-Red Sox ace Jon Lester has had a twin in the National League: Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. Aside from being born 11 days apart and debuting within a month of each other, Lester and Hamels have had mirror-image careers with one notable difference: Hamels’ contract runs through 2018, while Lester is eligible for free agency at season’s end. Little wonder that the Sox might consider trading for Hamels as a potential Lester replacement.A look at their parallel existences:COLE HAMELS
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Stephen Strasburg Rotoworld Aug 31, 2014

Stephen Strasburg fans eight in victory - Stephen Strasburg (S) Washington Nationals

Stephen Strasburg struck out eight while limiting the Mariners to one run in 7 2/3 innings in Saturdays's victory.
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Miguel Cabrera Detroit News Aug 31, 2014

Miguel Cabrera's health leaves a dark cloud over Tigers' pennant push

Nothing about his situation in 2014 has been clear or clearly explained. What we know is a superstar who has won three consecutive batting championships and who bashed 44 home runs in each of the past two seasons is today batting .300 with 17 home runs. He has not been right for months. His swings have been uncharacteristically off-key. His power has all but vanished to the left-side pull field. His strikeouts have mounted.
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Matt Kemp Dodgers Blog | Orange County Register Aug 31, 2014

Kemp's power is back in a big way

SAN DIEGO – For all of 2013 and most of this year as well, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp told anyone who questioned his diminished production that he just needed time – time to heal from shoulder surgeries in consecutive falls, time to heal from...
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Stephen Strasburg CSN Washington Aug 31, 2014

Strasburg pitches gem as Nats beat Mariners 3-1

Stephen Strasburg had perhaps his best road outing of the season in a 3-1 win for the Nationals against the Mariners.
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Michael Pineda New York Daily News Aug 30, 2014

Yankees Insider: Useless bats leave Michael Pineda with loss

Michael Pineda gave the Yankees another solid performance on Saturday, but one early mistake doomed him to his first loss since April 23.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Aug 30, 2014

Tigers 8, White Sox 4: Kyle Ryan throws six shutout innings for Detroit in MLB debut

Miguel Cabrera left the game in the fourth inning after apparently aggravating a nagging right ankle injury. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers won the game. Miguel Cabrera was not around to see the end of it. Kyle Ryan threw six shutout innings in his major-league debut Saturday night as the Tigers earned an 8-4 victory to earn a split of their doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox rallied for a 6-3 win in the first game. The Tigers held a 5-0 lead before the White Sox roughed up the Tigers bullpen for four runs in the eighth inning. But J.D....
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Stephen Strasburg Nationals Journal | Washington Post Aug 30, 2014

Jose Lobaton and Stephen Strasburg paired again

Jose Lobaton realized Friday afternoon that he would probably start Saturday night. He had a hunch he would play for one reason: Stephen Strasburg was starting for the Nationals. “They think maybe I can do something better for him in the game,” Lobaton said. “Maybe the way I catch pitches. I don’t know. I would […]
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Aug 30, 2014

Miguel Cabrera leaves game in fourth inning; struggles drop his average below .300

Cabrera went 0 for 3 in the game and has one hit in his past 19 at-bats. His batting average fell to .299, which marked the first time since May 16 that he has finished a game with his batting average under .300. CHICAGO -- Miguel Cabrera is clearly bothered by his right ankle. It appears that the ankle forced him to leave the game early Saturday night. Cabrera was removed from the game Saturday night after trying to beat out a single on a ground ball that deflected off Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt in the top of the fourth inning. There was no...
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Matt Garza KFFL Aug 30, 2014

Brewers | Matt Garza back Wednesday

Updating previous reports, Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza (oblique) will return to start Wednesday, Sept. ...
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Derek Jeter Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 30, 2014

Derek Jeter thankful for 'special' KC sendoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not often Kansas City Royals fans cheer Derek Jeter. But for one night only, why not? On Monday, Jeter, who is retiring after this season, played his final regular-season game against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, and the crowd of 31,758 bid him farewell with a standing ovation after his last at-bat in the top of the ninth inning. read more
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Stephen Strasburg U.S.S. Mariner Aug 30, 2014

Game 134, Nationals at Mariners

Roenis Elias vs. Stephen Strasburg, 7:10pm After several years, the top two picks in the lauded 2009 draft finally meet. Stephen Strasburg’s been healthy this year, and while he’s no longer the superhuman freak he appeared to be when he broke into the league in 2010, he’s still an elite power pitcher, with a K% This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 134, Nationals at Mariners
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Derek Jeter New York Daily News Aug 30, 2014

Madden: Derek Jeter, David Wright not delivering from prime batting order spots

Oh Captain! Our Captains! August has been the unkindest month for Derek Jeter and David Wright, both of whom are finding just hitting the ball hard, for extra bases, to be a yeoman’s task.
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Michael Pineda Rotoworld Aug 30, 2014

Pineda gives up two runs in loss to Jays - Michael Pineda (S) New York Yankees

Michael Pineda gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
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Derek Jeter Rotoworld Aug 30, 2014

Jeter hitless in loss to Blue Jays - Derek Jeter (SS) New York Yankees

Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
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Stephen Strasburg CSN Washington Aug 30, 2014

Strasburg, Nationals look to secure series win vs. Mariners

First pitch at 9:10 p.m. EDT with Stephen Strasburg (10-10, 3.59) going up against rookie lefty Roenis Elias (9-11, 4.01).
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Derek Jeter Newark Star-Ledger Aug 30, 2014

Derek Jeter's main Toronto memory? A bad one

Recalls time he dislocated his shoulder in 2003
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Albert Pujols Rotoworld Aug 30, 2014

- Albert Pujols (1B) Los Angeles Angels

Albert Pujols returned to action on Friday August 29.
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Felix Hernandez Washington Post Aug 30, 2014

Nats Journal: Anthony Rendon is the Nationals’ best player right now

Anthony Rendon explained the approach he carried to the plate against Felix Hernandez on Friday night with clarity and purpose. Hernandez loves to throw his wicked change-up, Rendon said, and so Rendon wanted to avoid swinging over it and missing. “See the ball up,” he told himself — anything headed to the bottom of the zone would only sink lower. He felt eager to face Hernandez, the consensus best right-hander in baseball. Read full article >>
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Josh Hamilton Angels Blog | Orange County Register Aug 30, 2014

Angels Afterthoughts: Fun for Hamilton

ANAHEIM – Josh Hamilton’s offensive numbers have been climbing lately, but perhaps the best sign of where he is came in the field. Hamilton made a diving catch of a foul ball along the left field line in the fifth inning, one of his most...
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Times Aug 30, 2014

Nationals 8, Mariners 3 - Felix Hernandez gives up a career-high four home runs

Given two days worth of extra rest and a packed Safeco Field - something that always brings out the best in him - Felix Hernandez didn't pitch quite like the Felix Hernandez that has been taking the mound for the Mariners much of this season.
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Miguel Cabrera Chicago White Sox Blog | ESPN Chicago Aug 29, 2014

Abreu not in Cabrera's league just yet

CHICAGO – Some similarities between Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu and the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera were evident Friday, but it was their differences that seemed most apparent. It was earlier this week when Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona noted parallels between Abreu and what he remembered of an emerging Cabrera. He was clear not to say they compare right now, since Abreu is five months into his major league career and Cabrera has won the last two MVP awards, picking up a rare triple crown in the process.
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Matt Garza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug 29, 2014

Matt Garza looks strong in simulated game

Matt Garza, who’s been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 5 with a strained left oblique, passed his final test — throwing a high-intensity, 47-pitch simulated game at AT&T Park — on Friday.
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Johan Santana Rotoworld Aug 29, 2014

Ervin Santana fans seven Fish in no-decision - Ervin Santana (S) Atlanta Braves

Ervin Santana racked up seven strikeouts on Friday, but settled for a no-decision after allowing one run on five hits and four walks over his six frames against the Marlins.
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Matt Garza KFFL Aug 29, 2014

Brewers | Matt Garza throws simulated game

Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza (oblique) threw a simulated game Friday, Aug. 29, and is ...
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Miguel Cabrera Detroit News Aug 29, 2014

Fair or Foul: Tigers need pitching more than a full-strength Miguel Cabrera to reach postseason

Hey, Lynn, let's get right to the subject of Miguel Cabrera. August is almost over and it wasn't exactly the best month he's ever had. Does Cabrera need to have a good September — measured by Cabrera standards, of course — for the Tigers to get to the postseason?

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