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1 hr ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Abreu's power surge fuels White Sox' 11-4 win over Tigers

Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Tuesday's 11-4 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park that he "absolutely" believes Abreu can keep up the pace.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Tyler Flowers, Baseball Players, Jose Abreu, Felix Hernandez, Miguel Cabrera, Alexei Ramirez

5 hrs ago | Washington Times

Orioles VP Duquette seeks pitching depth

The AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles are seeking to secure a few good arms before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles, Wei-Yin Chen, Kevin Gausman

10 hrs ago | The State

LA Angels of Anaheim

Jered Weaver played the role of stopper for Los Angeles in the finale of a series against Baltimore nearly a week ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball, American League West, Baseball Players, Jered Weaver, American League East, Chris Tillman

14 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Red Sox shopping Lester

With Boston out of contention in the American League East and the non-waiver trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Red Sox are taking calls about potential trades for Jon Lester, with the likelihood increasing that the ace left-hander could be dealt this week.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Jon Lester, Cole Hamels

16 hrs ago | SFGate

Aa s surrender four homers in 7-3 loss to...

The A's brought in a new guy Monday who specializes in little ball. For one day, it did them no good.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Jason Castro, Baseball Players, Billy Hamilton, Chris Carter, Coco Crisp

20 hrs ago | The Olympian

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney aiming for the moon

This is how the Seattle Mariners closer operates. It's really a 99-1 plan. Rodney is relaxed, jovial and somewhat odd in almost all aspects of his life.

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Related Topix: Sports, Seattle Mariners, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Dominic Leone

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Ugly night for Boston: Sox hammered by Jays 14-1

The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 on Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Baseball Players, Melky Cabrera, Munenori Kawasaki, Clay Buchholz

Contra Costa Times

Novato's Norris family enjoying son's ride as major-league pitcher

Novato's David and Suzi Norris had no idea that their son Bud would become a major leaguer during his tee ball days, but they did start realizing how tenacious of a competitor he was.

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Related Topix: California High School Sports, High School Sports, Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Bud Norris, Adam Wainwright

The State

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees finally got the best of Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish last week, but perhaps owe the weather a little thanks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish, Baseball Players, Brett Gardner

The State

Oakland Athletics

Oakland's Jesse Chavez attempts to beat Houston for the second time in less than a week on Monday night when the Athletics visit the Astros to kick off a three-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Oakland Athletics, Jose Altuve, Baseball Players, Brett Oberholtzer

The State

Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit

He was a daily user of smokeless tobacco dating back to his minor league days, when a dip became an antidote to the off-day boredom faced by starting pitchers, a tasty time-killer and social stress reliever.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

Chico Enterprise-Record

Scott Kazmir, Oakland A's persevere in Texas heat, roll over Rangers

Scott Kazmir fought his way through five innings in a smothering heat Sunday night en route to his 12th win, a 9-3 decision over Texas that left Oakland 3-0 in series played since the All-Star break.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Craig Gentry, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Vogt, Sonny Gray

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Baltimore Orioles

The Seattle Mariners shoot for back-to-back wins for just the third time this month as they close out a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field today.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baltimore Orioles, Dustin Ackley, Baseball Players, Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

Washington Times

Tigers lose finale 2-1, drop 3 of 4 to LA Angels

David Freese homered off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday for their third straight victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Victor Martinez, Baseball Players, Rick Porcello, Miguel Cabrera, Erick Aybar

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Ortiz's 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, and Dustin Pedroia react after Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, David Ortiz, Baseball Players, Chris Archer, Boston Red Sox, Desmond Jennings, Dustin Pedroia

The State

Chicago White Sox

It was another dominating performance by Chris Sale on Saturday for the Chicago White Sox in their 7-0 blanking of the Minnesota Twins and now the visitors try to complete the four-game sweep of the Twins at Target Field this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Tyler Flowers, Chris Sale, Baseball Players, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Daniel Webb

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Toronto Blue Jays

With a 17-game losing streak in the Bronx a thing of the past, the Toronto Blue Jays now set their sights on taking the rubber match of a three-game series against the New York Yankees this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, American League East, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Baseball Players, Drew Hutchison, Derek Jeter

Merced Sun-Star

Gray leads A's over Rangers, 5-1

Sonny Gray has become so good so early in his big league career that it can be easy to overlook that he's just 24 and he's just one calendar year into this whole Major League Baseball thing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sonny Gray, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Yoenis Cespedes

Press-Telegram

Mike Scioscia defies the odds to make Los Angeles Angels contenders again

Mike Scioscia took his customary spot in the Angels' dugout Friday night, arms resting on a white towel on top of a green shelf, fingers interlocked, eyes trained on the action.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, Huston Street, Torii Hunter

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The State

Navarro hits 1st homer, Angels beat Verlander 4-0

After what he's accomplished against some of the top pitchers in the majors, his starting status appears to be secure.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Trout, Matt Shoemaker, Justin Verlander, Efren Navarro, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Austin Jackson

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