1. Cards Hit a Nerve with Dodgers

    Despite Don Mattingly's arm waving and arguing, the Dodgers are happy home plate umpire Ed Hickox didn't eject Trevor Rosenthal after he hit Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning Sunday...

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  2. Cano out of Mariners' Lineup with Hamstring Tightness

    ANAHEIM -- All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano, who has been playing through hamstring issues, was not in the Mariners ' lineup against the Angels on Sunday...

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  3. Niese Returns to Mets as Wright Celebrates Milestone

    For 10 years, David Wright has been a staple on the hot corner for the Mets . On Monday night, when New York opens a three-game series in Seattle , Wright will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Major League debut...

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  4. Maurer Settling Into, Enjoying New Relief Role

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  5. Oduya 'Good to Go' for Camp After Breaking Foot

    CHICAGO — Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks ' annual fan convention...

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  6. Leafs' Franson Asks for $4.2 Million Per Year

    With a salary arbitration meeting looming, Cody Franson has submitted a proposal in which the Toronto Maple Leafs would pay him $4.2 million per season...

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  7. Lee Returns Focused on Helping Phillies Win

    The long-awaited return of Cliff Lee to the Phillies ' rotation may be more of an audition than anything else...

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  8. Rewind: Too Many Drags in Lineup Cost Giants in Miami

    MIAMI -– By the time Tim Lincecum took the mound Sunday afternoon, the roof was sealed tight at Marlins Park, the.....

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  9. With Brandon Belt Out, Giants' Depth Issues Show in 3-2 Loss

    The Giants will play their 100th game of the season in Philadelphia on Monday, counting the suspended affair from Colorado that needs to be finished. Conclusions can and should be drawn...

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  10. Despaigne Shows the Stuff of Legends

    Here's hoping Orlando Hernandez was somewhere near a television set watching the Mets - Padres game on Sunday afternoon...

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  11. "Quack" Getting Closer to Being Closer

    Just like Huston Street, coincidentally, Kevin Quackenbush was a closer before he ever was a professional pitcher. As Street had for the University of Texas , Quackenbush wrapped up games for the University of South Florida ...

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  12. Marte Comes off Bench to Hit After Missing Two Starts

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  13. Huntington Staying Patient as Trade Deadline Approaches

    With less than two weeks to go before the MLB nonwaiver trade deadline, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said “asks” are still predictably high because teams that deal early have to preempt the market...

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  14. Onus Is on Ike Davis to Produce at Plate for Pirates

    As the trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl about possible moves the Pirates could make...

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  15. Ron Cook: Mark Melancon Firmly Belongs as Pirates Closer

    The routine changed Sunday at PNC Park for Pirates closer Mark Melancon. He pitched again against the Colorado Rockies , the first time this season he has worked on three consecutive days...

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  16. Asche Earns Praise for Improved Offensive Approach

    ATLANTA -- Cody Asche will never be accused of not respecting the game of baseball. At the same time, he also refuses to overthink it...

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  17. Cliff Lee Set for Monday Return, Possible Audition

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  18. Quinn Is Best of Phils' Thin Crop of Outfield Prospects

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - If you put together a depth chart of the Phillies ' outfield prospects, the thing that would jump off the page is the lack of depth on the chart...

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  19. Kazmir out to Build on Dominating First Half

    Fresh off his appearance in the Midsummer Classic, Scott Kazmir will oppose Houston's Brett Oberholtzer for the third time this season, as the A's open their series against the Astros on Tuesday in Oakland ...

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  20. Oakland A's Second Baseman Eric Sogard Gets Rare Start

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  21. Rewind: Gray Is Right Man at Right Time for A's

    OAKLAND – Much gets made about Sonny Gray's feel for pitching, but he also has an instinct for when his team needs him the most...

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  22. Return to Field Could Come Soon for Beltran

    NEW YORK -- Designated hitter Carlos Beltran could start a throwing program soon as he tries to work his way back to playing the outfield this season...

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  23. Kuroda Is Last Man Standing for Injury-Plagued Pitching Rotation

    Joe Girardi joked before Sunday's game that he's thought more than once about how it's possible Hiroki Kuroda is the only one left standing from the five-man rotation that opened the season, despite his age...

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  24. Newcomers to Rotation Thriving for Yankees

    You don't have to be a baseball lifer to recognize the ramifications of a team losing four-fifths of its projected starting rotation to injury even before the All-Star break...

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  25. Dice-K Back to Bullpen as Niese Returns from DL

    SAN DIEGO -- Few were surprised Sunday morning when the Mets announced that left-hander Jon Niese will return from.....

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