1. Chen Embodies Team Mentality with Move to Bullpen

    The thing about Bruce Chen is that he's agreeable. Very agreeable. A starting pitcher for the past three years, Chen led the Royals ' staff in victories each year. His combined record was 35-29 for losing teams...

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  2. Escobar Avoids Pickoff Before Scoring Royals' Only Run

    Alcides Escobar got his wind back just in time Wednesday to score the game's only run when the Royals ended Atlanta 's 10-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory at Turner Field...

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  3. Twins Find Themselves with Outfield Surplus

    One day after he found himself so short of outfielders, he had to send an infielder to left field, Ron Gardenhire found himself confronting an unexpected problem: too many outfielders...

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  4. Rick Anderson Away from Team for Personal Matter

    Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson was away from the team Wednesday, April 17, to be with his family in Seattle for what Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said was a "personal matter...

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  5. Joe Mauer's Locked In, and Justin Morneau's Not Surprised

    Twins catcher Joe Mauer, off to a fast start with a .386 batting average after 13 games, is one of only two major league players this season to have two four-hit games. The other is Detroit 's Miguel Cabrera...

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  6. Darin Mastroianni to Miss Three Weeks

    Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Wednesday, April 17, that outfielder Darin Mastroianni will be out three weeks with a "stress reaction" in his left ankle...

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  7. Carroll Adjusting to Limited Role with Twins

    After serving as the Twins' starting shortstop in the early going last year, Jamey Carroll has seen his playing time diminish in a utility role so far this season...

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  8. Grizzlies Beat Jazz, Still Don't Get Home Court

    Let's be honest; asking the Sacraento Kings to do us a favor was along shot, even if they had done once before...

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  9. Pacers Are Suddenly Filled with Uncertainty, Says Bob Kravitz

    In the end, the Indiana Pacers ' first-round playoff opponent, the Atlanta Hawks , isn't the issue here. The issue is the Pacers themselves, the way they've played the past two ...

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  10. Are the Pacers Suddenly Filled with Uncertainty?

    In the end, the Indiana Pacers' first-round playoff opponent, the Atlanta Hawks, isn't the issue here. The issue is the Pacers themselves, the way they've played the past two weeks, ...

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  11. Arencibia Producing at Top of Blue Jays' Order

    Early this season, J.P Arencibia mentioned to manager John Gibbons that he'd love to hit up higher in the order than he has in the past. Add that to a list of hefty responsibilities behind the plate, and the pressure might seem great...

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  12. Happ, Blue Jays off the Mark Against White Sox

    In a week where the Blue Jays ' starting pitching looked ready to turn a corner, the offense remains visibly stalled. Manager John Gibbons likened the quiet bats to sputtering, and paired with pitching mistakes, this engine just won't turn over...

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  13. Blue Jays: Jose Bautista Frustrated by Back Injury

    Jose Bautista says he is as frustrated by his nagging back injury as Blue Jays fans are anxious for his return, but he won't compromise his long-term health by aggravating the injury at this early stage of the season...

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  14. Buck Showalter Applauds Manny Machado's Barehanded Play

    Before today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays , Orioles manager Buck Showalter got on top of his pregame soapbox and talked about how most barehanded plays don't need to be made...

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  15. Flowers, Quintana Lift White Sox Past Jays

    Tyler Flowers and Alex Rios did enough damage against J.A. Happ that Jose Quintana didn't need to be at his best. The Chicago White Sox left-hander was anyway...

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  16. Jason Giambi 3rd Oldest Indian Player to Homer

    Jason Giambi's homer in the sixth inning Wednesday night made him the third oldest player to homer for the Indians . Sam Rice, 44, homered in 1934 and Dave Winfield, 43, homered in 1995 for the Tribe...

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  17. Kipnis Will Miss at Least 2 More Games Before Returning to Lineup

    Indians ' second baseman Jason Kipinis didn't start against the Red Sox on Wednesday night and isn't expected to play Thursday in the series finale at Progressive Field...

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  18. Terry Francona Sticks with Struggling Ubaldo Jimenez

    Ubaldo Jimenez is the talk of the town, and that's not a good thing. As he walked off the field Tuesday night, unable to finish the second inning, boos accompanied his every step, ...

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  19. Patrik Elias: Coaching Staff Not to Blame for 10-Game Losing Streak

    Patrik Elias said coach Pete DeBoer and his staff shouldn’t be blamed for the 10-game losing streak. “It’s not an easy job they have right now,” Elias said...

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  20. Devils Recall Alex Urbom from Albany; Ilya Kovalchuk Won't Play in Philadelphia

    The Devils practiced today with Ilya Kovalchuk at right wing on a line with center Adam Henrique and left winger Dainius Zubrus...

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  21. Ilya Kovalchuk, Bryce Salvador Won't Play Against Flyers

    It is not something the Devils want to contemplate, but by this weekend the season could be over for Ilya Kovalchuk, captain Bryce Salvador, as well as the entire team...

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  22. Martin Brodeur Excited to Face Rangers in Yankee Stadium

    Devils goalie Martin Brodeur said he welcomes the chance to play in an outdoor game against the Rangers on Jan. 26, 2014, at Yankee Stadium...

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  23. Hockey Canada Names Lindy Ruff as Coach of World Championship Team

    Lindy Ruff is getting back behind the bench. Hockey Canada has named the former Sabres coach as its bench boss for the world championships to be held May 3-19 in Finland and Sweden...

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  24. Bruins Back on the Ice, Can Clinch Against Sabres

    Fifth and final meeting of the regular season between these Northeast Division rivals. They've split the first four, with the Buffalo Sabres winning the only prior game played at TD Garden...

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  25. Sabres Miller Returns

    After giving way to Jhonas Enroth for two games, Ryan Miller is back in goal for the Sabres in Boston. Ron Rolston said, “I think he’s one of the best goalies in the league and he’s ready to go...

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