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2 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

Tanaka likely to start against Toronto on Sunday

15, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. . New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, smiles as he shags baseballs before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Sept.

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4 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Braves new stadium: SunTrust Park

When the Atlanta Braves open their new stadium in Cobb County and leave Turner Field behind, the venue will also have a new name: SunTrust Park. The Braves will play at Turner Field in Atlanta until 2016, before the stadium built in 1996 for the Olympics -- the Braves' first season there was 1997 -- shuts its doors.

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8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Another 1-0 Victory For Rays As Zobrist Walks Off In The 9th

Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season.

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12 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Nats beat Braves close in on NL East title

Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, National League East, Freddie Freeman, Baseball Players, Stephen Strasburg, Craig Stammen, Wilson Ramos, Drew Storen

16 hrs ago | Red Deer Advocate

Jays can't ground soaring Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes slides past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph for a run on a single by Danny Valencia in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Baltimore.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Caleb Joseph, Baseball Players, Marcus Stroman, Wei-Yin Chen

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. David Freese and Brennan Boesch homered for the big league-leading Angels , who reduced their magic number to three in the AL West race with their 11th victory in 12 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Seattle Mariners

WTOL-TV Toledo

Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. . Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker, center, gets a fist bump from a coach in the dugout before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Sept.

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News Herald

Cleveland Indians' wild-card hopes continue to fadeCleveland Indians' ...

Cleveland Indians' wild-card hopes continue to fade Zach McAllister allowed seven hits, two runs in six innings in his first start since July 31. Check out this story on portclintonnewsherald.com: http://ohne.ws/1s4rhCm Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, left, stretches to catch the throw for an out as Houston Astros' Matt Dominguez runs toward first base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Houston.

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ClickOnDetroit

Hunter, Cabrera homer in 9th; Tigers top Twins 8-6

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. The Tigers lost a 6-0 lead they built by the fifth, but after Joe Mauer's second two-run single tied the game for the Twins in the eighth inning, Hunter hit the first pitch of the ninth from Casey Fien into the bullpen behind left-center field.

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DurhamRegion.com

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement distributed by his agent that he would immediately begin serving the suspension, and that he regrets making contact with umpire Joe West on Sunday.

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KTVN Reno

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

14, 2014, in Philadelphia. . EDS NOTE: LEWD GESTURE - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon gestures to the crowd after giving up four runs to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept.

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WSB-TV

Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986.

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Whittier Daily News

Time Warner to air final 6 Dodger games on broadcast TV and basic cable as team chases pennant

Dodgers fans who don't have Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA network should be able to see pitcher Clayton Kershaw and other players on TV now that the team's final six regular-season games are set to be aired on over-the-air station KDOC-TV , which is also available on all pay TV services. The outcome of the final six games will determine the team's playoff chances.

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SFGate

Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees . Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

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CBS Local

Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Rockies With 4-1 Win

Rookie Marco Gonzales struck out nine, Jhonny Peralta homered and the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 Sunday for their third straight win. The Cardinals held their 3 1-2-game division lead over Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, National League Central, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Rosenthal

San Bernardino County Sun

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros end Los Angeles Angelsa 10-game win streak 6-1

Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick, left, dives to third after being tagged out by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar while being caught in a rundown play between second and third during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Naples Daily News

Pearce, Harrison among game'sa

The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.

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St. Cloud Times

Rookie May fans 10 as Twins beat White Sox 6-4Rookie May fans 10 as...

Rookie May fans 10 as Twins beat White Sox 6-4 The right-hander walked none while allowing three runs and five hits in his seventh start. Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/2014/09/14/mlb-twins-sox/15638923/ The Minnesota Twins' Jordan Schafer steals third base under Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie during the ninth inning Sunday in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Eduardo Escobar, Baseball Players, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Trevor May, Jose Abreu, Adrian Nieto

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Albany Times Union

Victory gets yanked away

Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the American League East division title. Any number of Orioles wins and Toronto Blue Jays losses totaling three will give Baltimore its first division title since 1997.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Dellin Betances, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Quintin Berry

The Washington Post

Ortiz leaves game for family emergency

Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He's fine.

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Related Topix: Sports, David Ortiz, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, American League, American League Central, Xander Bogaerts, Danny Duffy, Eric Hosmer

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