1. A's, Angels, and Agony

    For one more week, baseball will have Sunday all to itself. On September 7 comes the NFL, and the summer game's annual retreat from back pages around the country...

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  2. Athletics Recall Evan Scribner; Option Drew Pomeranz to Beloit

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  3. Notes: Matt Garza Comes a Step Closer to Returning

    San Diego — If Matt Garza is able to clear one final hurdle, the right-hander will indeed rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers ' rotation next week...

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  4. Catching Hoffy: Batterymates Share Best Memories

    SAN DIEGO -- Long before "Hells Bells" ever blared through the speakers at the Padres ' ballpark, before he developed that nasty changeup grip and well before he had reason to give ...

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  5. Giants Win on Posey's Homer in Ninth

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey put the Giants on his back two summers ago, and he has the MVP trophy and World Series ring to prove it. As the season's final month approaches, Posey once again appears ready to do the heavy lifting...

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  6. Who Will Finish Second to the Reinvented Mike Trout in the AL MVP Voting?

    Whilst watching Robinson Cano in person for a couple of games this week, I started wondering about a question. Before we get to that question, though, a related question .....

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  7. Freeman Intends to Play Every Game: 'That's My Job'

    NEW YORK – The way that Freddie Freeman sees it, there's no reason he shouldn't be in the lineup every game at this stage of his career if he's fortunate enough to stay healthy...

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  8. Let's Talk About Alex Gordon's Defense

    If you live in the Kansas City area, and I suppose to narrow the population band down, if you listen to sports talk radio, you've probably heard some discussions regarding Alex Gordon recently...

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  9. Takeaways from Tanaka's Latest Sim Game

    DETROIT — Recovering Yankees ace Mashiro Tanaka threw a 49-pitch simulated game at Comerica Park Thursday morning...

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  10. Crasnick: Rough Road Continues for Harper

    Baseball insiders with a glass-half-full orientation can still envision a day when the light bulb clicks for Bryce Harper and he refrains from inflicting bodily harm upon himself and takes his game to a different level...

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  11. Wainwright Optimistic Despite Losing Again

    PITTSBURGH • What any wallet-sized schedule or calendar on his smartphone will tell him, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright can also sense in his valuable right arm and the familiar spark he felt flicker at times Wednesday afternoon...

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  12. Cosart in Exclusive Company with Strike-Zone Pounding Win

    Jarred Cosart Monday joined Kevin Brown and Josh Beckett as the only starters in Marlins ' history to total 80 or more strikes in an outing of 107 or fewer pitches...

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  13. Sociedad Eliminated from Europa League

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  14. Mets GM Sandy Alderson Sees Plans for Curtis Granderson Falling Apart

    Remember when Sandy Alderson recently said that he thought the Mets should be better than their record? Well, he probably still feels that way, and regardless of what you think of the mathematical predictability of run differential, he has a point...

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  15. Family Sacrifice Helps Kris Bryant in His Big-League Journey

    Mike Bryant sits in the stands at Principal Park on a summer day, closely watching every swing and every play made by his son Kris, a third baseman for the Iowa Cubs ...

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  16. Dylan Axelrod to Start Today vs. Cubs

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  17. Roenicke Blasts Umpire After Falling to SD

    San Diego — The Milwaukee Brewers ' first extra-inning game in more than two months wound up being one to forget...

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  18. 8/28 Rizzo still sidelined

    Anthony Rizzo did not start for a second straight day Thursday because of tightness in his lower back but hoped to return to the Cubs lineup for the start of a three-game series against the Cardinals ...

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  19. Theo Epstein: Money Will Be There for Cubs

    Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein doesn't necessarily believe his plan for a winning team has been "accelerated," but he's confident the franchise will have the wherewithal to add payroll as soon as it's needed...

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  20. Nine Prospect Starters Who Took Control in the Second Half

    Throwing strikes is essential to the success of any starting pitcher, so much so that roughly 85 percent of righthanders who qualified for the major league ERA title in the past two decades walked fewer than 4...

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  21. Colby Lewis Could Be No-Brainer for 2015 Rotation

    SEATTLE — The match would seem to be pretty perfect. The Rangers need starting pitchers for 2015. By trade, Colby Lewis just happens to be one of those. He also happens to want to return...

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  22. How Macho Baseball Culture Wants to Ruin Yu Darvish's Arm

    The Texas Rangers are almost certain to shut down Yu Darvish for the season, because that's what a smart team would do, and the Rangers are no dummies...

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  23. A's Billy Beane: No Regrets on Trading Cespedes for Lester, Gomes

    HOUSTON -- The most dynamic moment of the A's season, the trade of left fielder Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for pitcher Jon Lester and left fielder Jonny Gomes, continues to reverberate even through Wednesday night's 5-4 win over the Houston Astros ...

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  24. Angels' Albert Pujols Is Again Showing Stellar Form

    Every now and then, Albert Pujols reminds us of what he once did on a remarkably regular basis, unleashing the efficient, potent swings that were his trademark when he was voted the ...

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  25. Jose Bautista Drives the Bus When He's Not Under It

    If the Jays had proceeded to win Sunday's game against the Rays , there would have been little notice or discussion of Jose Bautista's ejection in the sixth inning by home plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing a called third strike...

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