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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 14 (47-52) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (51-49)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (56-45) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (52-47)

San Francisco Giants 7 (55-44) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (43-56)

Texas Rangers 4 (40-59) - New York Yankees 2 (50-48)

Miami Marlins 3 (46-52) - Atlanta Braves 1 (54-45) - 10 Innings

Chicago White Sox 3 (48-52) - Kansas City Royals 1 (48-50)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (55-45) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (51-48)

Minnesota Twins 4 (45-53) - Cleveland Indians 3 (50-49)

Washington Nationals 7 (54-43) - Colorado Rockies 2 (40-59) 

Detroit Tigers 4 (55-41) - Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (43-56)

Seattle Mariners 5 (53-46) - New York Mets 2 (46-53)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (54-44) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 (59-39)

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Red Sox Sweep Royals Behind Lester’s Gem

Red Sox Sweep Royals Behind Lester’s Gem

Lisa Blumenfield/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Jon Lester tossed eight shutout innings, striking out eight batters in a 6-0 Red Sox win over Kansas City on Sunday. The win was the fourth in a row for Boston (46-52), giving them a sweep over the Royals (48-49) at Fenway Park.

The Boston ace dominated, allowing no earned runs for the third time in four starts.

Throughout the 2014 season, the talk about Lester off the field has been surrounding his impending free agency. The southpaw can become a free agent at the end of the season and has been pitching without negotiating a new contract during the year. In his last seven starts, Lester is 4-0 with a 0.85 earned run average.

"You've got to take each one as an individual," Lester said. "If I'm out there thinking about what I did last time, I'm not worried about the right things."

His offense gave Lester more than enough run support, beginning in the first with an RBI groundout from Dustin Pedroia. Daniel Nava drove in three runs on the day, including a two-run double in the third. The game was blown open in the fourth after David Ross' two-run home run made it a 5-0 Red Sox lead.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup Final: Germany 1 - Argentina 0 - F/OT

MLB: Cleveland Indians 3 (47-47) - Chicago White Sox 2 (45-51)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (44-53) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (49-47)

New York Mets 9 (45-50) - Miami Marlins 1 (44-50)

Washington Nationals 10 (51-42) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (42-53)

Kansas City Royals 5 (48-46) - Detroit Tigers 2 (53-38)

Boston Red Sox 11 (43-52) - Houston Astros 0 (40-56)

Atlanta Braves 10 (52-43) - Chicago Cubs 7 (40-54) 

Milwaukee Brewers 11 (53-43) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (52-44) 

Cincinnati Reds 6 (51-44) - Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (49-46)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10 (57-37) - Texas Rangers 7 (38-57)

Oakland Athletics 4 (59-36) - Seattle Mariners 1 (51-44)

San Francisco Giants 8 (52-43) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (40-56)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (54-43) - San Diego Padres 0 (41-54)

Minnesota Twins 13 (44-50) - Colorado Rockies 5 (40-55)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (52-42) - New York Yankees 1 (47-47) F/5 Innings

NASCAR: Brad Keselowski won the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire.

Golf: Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic.

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Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox Contract Sells For One Million Dollars

Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox Contract Sells For One Million Dollars

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- At an auction in Baltimore, Md., Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox was sold for $1.02 million on Saturday night. When it was originally sold almost 100 years ago, the deal was worth just $5,000.

The contract was signed by American League president Ban Johnson, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, and Ruth himself. The price tag eclipsed the record for a bidding price of a sports contract, surpassing the 1919 document that sent Ruth to the New York Yankees, which sold for $996,000 back in 2005.

The item was part of a collection of Ruth memorabilia, designed to honor the 100th anniversary of his professional debut. Other items included a bat from early in his career and a signed ball, both of which fetched more than $95,000. One of the more intriguing items, the very first home run ball Ruth ever hit at Yankee Stadium, did not sell. The ball was collected by a construction worker when Ruth was called over to test out the dimensions of the new ballpark in February of 1923.

Other items that were up for auction on Saturday included ticket stubs from the clinching game of each of New York's 27 championship years ($58,000) and a Super Bowl VIII ring from the 1972 Miami Dolphins perfect season ($19,000).

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Red Sox Walk-Off for Second Straight Night

Red Sox Walk-Off for Second Straight Night

iStockphoto(BOSTON) -- For the second consecutive night, the Boston Red Sox walked-off against the Chicago White Sox in an afternoon affair at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Mike Carp's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the tenth scored Daniel Nava to give Boston (41-51) the win.

For Carp, it was a grateful return to the lineup after missing more than a month with a broken right foot. After being placed on the disabled list back on June 2, Carp was activated Monday before delivering a game-winner on Thursday.

"Some of the nights, I almost had to turn the TV off in those situations because you can't be there to help," said Carp. "It's tough being on the DL with a boot on my foot."

The Red Sox trailed 1-0 early but scored three runs in the sixth against Jose Quintana to take the lead.

Chicago (44-49) tied things up in the ninth when Koji Uehara gave up a two-run homer to Conor Gillaspie, forcing extra innings. 

Nava led off the bottom of the tenth with a pinch-hit walk before being advanced to second on Mookie Betts' sacrifice bunt. Stephen Drew was intentionally walked to set up the double play, but Carp singled to left field for the winning run.

It is the eighth time this season that Boston has won in walk-off fashion.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 6 (39-52) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-43) - 12 Innings

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (41-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-41)

Boston Red Sox 4 (41-51) - Chicago White Sox 3 (44-49) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 6 (58-34) - San Francisco Giants 1 (50-42)

Atlanta Braves 3 (50-42) - New York Mets 1 (42-50) 

Baltimore Orioles 4 (50-41) - Washington Nationals 3 (49-41)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (48-44) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (50-43) 

Cleveland Indians 9 (45-46) - New York Yankees 3 (46-45)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (52-42) - San Diego Padres 1 (40-52)

Minnesota Twins 4 (42-49) - Seattle Mariners 2 (49-43)

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Cruz Leads Orioles in DH Split with Boston

Cruz Leads Orioles in DH Split with Boston

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- After Jonathan Herrera's walk-off, pinch-hit single gave the Boston Red Sox a 3-2 win in Game One of a doubleheader, Nelson Cruz went 5-for-5 to lead Baltimore to a 7-4 win in the nightcap on Saturday. Cruz finished the second game mere inches from the cycle, being tagged out trying to stretch a double into a triple.

The Red Sox (39-48) took the first game on the strength of Jon Lester's impressive pitching. The southpaw tossed eight innings, giving up two unearned runs, while striking out seven in a no-decision. He was matched by Miguel Gonzalez, who struck out six in eight innings. Johnny Gomes beat out an infield single to lead off the ninth. He was sacrificed to second by David Ross before scoring on Herrera's broken bat looper to right.

In the nightcap, the Orioles (47-40) jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Nick Hundley's fourth inning homer. Boston tied things up on Stephen Drew's second homer of the day before adding two more in the home half. Baltimore would then score five unanswered runs en route to a split. Cruz homered in the fifth after doubling and lacing a single in his previous two at-bats. His infield single in the sixth chased Red Sox starter John Lackey. Cruz's fifth hit of the night came in the eighth with a double to left-center but he was thrown out trying to leg it into a triple.

"I had to try and see what happened," Cruz said, smiling. "I don't remember the last time I hit a triple."

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/5/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup: Quarterfinals:  Argentina 1 - Belgium 0

Netherlands 0 (4) - 0 (3) Costa Rica Penalty Kicks

MLB: Boston Red Sox 3 (39-47) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (46-40) - Game 1

Baltimore Orioles 7 (47-40) - Boston Red Sox 4 (39-48) - Game 2

Minnesota Twins 2 (39-47) - New York Yankees 1 (43-43) 11 Innings

Miami Marlins 6 (42-45) - St. Louis Cardinals 5 (47-41)

Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-36) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (44-42)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (46-41) - Philadelphia Phillies 2 (37-50)

Seattle Mariners 3 (48-39) - Chicago White Sox 2 (41-47) 14 Innings

Atlanta Braves 10 (49-38) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (36-53)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (40-50) - Detroit Tigers 2 (48-36)

Washington Nationals 13 (47-39) - Chicago Cubs 0 (38-47)

Colorado Rockies 8 (37-51) - Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (50-40)

Cleveland Indians 7 (42-44) - Kansas City Royals 3 (45-41)

Texas Rangers 5 (38-49) - New York Mets 3 (38-49)

San Francisco Giants 5 (48-39) - San Diego Padres 3 (39-48) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 5 (54-33) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (47-42)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11 (50-36) - Houston Astrps 5 (36-53)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway: Postponed to Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/2/14

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(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 7 (47-39) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (51-35)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (38-49) – New York Yankees 3 (41-42)

Detroit Tigers 9 (47-34) – Oakland Athletics 3 (51-33)

Kansas City Royals 4 (44-40) – Minnesota Twins 0 (38-45)

Seattle Mariners 5 (47-38) – Houston Astros 2 (36-50)

Cleveland Indians 5 (41-43) – Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (48-39)

San Diego Padres 3 (38-47) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (43-41)

Washington Nationals 4 (46-38) – Colorado Rockies 3 (36-49)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (44-40) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (35-51)

Atlanta Braves 3 (47-38) – New York Mets 1 (37-48)

Miami Marlins 5 (41-43) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (36-48)

Chicago White Sox 3 (40-46) – Los Angeles Angels 2 (47-36)

Chicago Cubs 16 (37-46) - Boston Red Sox 9 (38-47)

Baltimore Orioles 6 (45-39) - Texas Rangers 4 (37-47)

Saint Louis Cardinals 2 (45-40) - San Francisco Giants 0 (47-37)

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Napoli’s Homer Helps Sox Beat Tanaka

Napoli’s Homer Helps Sox Beat Tanaka

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Masahiro Tanaka tossed a complete nine innings but took the loss as the Boston Red Sox beat New York 2-1 on Saturday night. Mike Napoli hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth to break a 1-1 tie and cement the win.

Tanaka (11-3) battled hard with Red Sox starter Jon Lester (9-7), who pitched eight innings allowing just one run. Boston (37-44) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a David Ross homer and left the rest in the hands of their ace lefty. Lester struck out six in his eight frames before handing the ball over to Koji Uehara in the ninth.

The Yankees (41-38) tied things up in the home half of the third on a ground out from Derek Jeter. Both pitchers then battled inning-by-inning to maintain the deadlock. Lester held New York hitless until the sixth inning before giving up a single to Brett Gardner.

With Tanaka matching his counterpart, the game look destined for extras. Napoli, who had struck out in his previous two at-bats, took advantage of a mistake for his 10th homer of the season. It was just the third win in nine games for the defending World Series champs. Uehara earned his 17th save by throwing a perfect ninth inning.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/18/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/18/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup - Group A: Croatia 4 - Cameroon 0

Group B: Netherlands 3 - Australia 2 

Chile 2 - Spain 0

MLB: Baltimore Orioles 2 (37-34) - Tampa Bay Rays 0 (28-45)

Kansas City Royals 2 (39-32) - Detroit Tigers 1 (36-32)

Philadelphia Phillies 10 (32-38) - Atlanta Braves 5 (36-35)

Chicago Cubs 6 (30-40) - Miami Marlins 1 (36-35)

Boston Red Sox 2 (34-38) - Minnesota Twins 1 (32-38) - 10 Innings

New York Mets 3 (32-40) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (39-33)

Chicago White Sox 7 (35-37) - San Francisco Giants 6 (43-29)

Oakland Athletics 4 (44-28) - Texas Rangers 2 (35-37)

Washington Nationals 6 (37-33) - Houston Astros 5 (32-41)

Cincinnati Reds 11 (35-35) - Pittsbrugh Pirates 4 (34-37)

New York Yankees 7 (37-33) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (41-32)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (31-44) - Milwaukee Brewers 3 (43-30)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (40-34) - Colorado Rockies 0 (34-38) Clayton Kershaw throws no-hitter.

San Diego Padres 2 (30-42) - Seattle Mariners 1 (37-35)

Los Angeles Angels (38-32) @ Cleveland Indians (36-36) Postponed due to rain.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/16/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/16/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup: Group G: United States 2 - Ghana 1

Germany 4 - Portugal 0

Group F: Iran - Nigeria - draw

MLB: Boston Red Sox 1 (32-38) - Minnesota Twins 0 (32-36)

Cleveland Indians 4 (36-35) - Los Angeles Angels 3 (37-32)

Kansas City Royals 11 (37-32) - Detroit Tigers 8 (36-30)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (28-43) - Baltimore Orioles 4 (35-34)

St. Louis Cardinals 6 (38-32) - New York Mets 2 (31-39)

Chicago Cubs 5 (29-39) - Miami Marlins 4 (35-34) - 13 Innings

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (30-38) - Atlanta Braves 1 (36-33) - 13 Innings

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (42-29) - Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (30-43)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (38-34) - Colorado Rockies 1 (34-36)

Texas Rangers 14 (35-35) - Oakland Athletics 8 (42-28)

Seattle Mariners 5 (36-34) - San Diego Padres 1 (29-41)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs 107 - Miami Heat 86 (Spurs lead series, 3-1.)

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 4 (31-34) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (35-33)

Philadelphia Phillies 7 (28-36) – San Diego Padres 3 (28-38)

Colorado Rockies 10 (31-35) – Atlanta Braves 3 (34-31)

San Francisco Giants 7 (43-24) – Washington Nationals 1 (35-30)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (34-31) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (39-29)

Boston Red Sox 5 (30-36) – Cleveland Indians 2 (33-34)

Detroit Tigers 4 (34-28) - Chicago White Sox 0 (33-34)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (32-34) - Chicago Cubs 0 (26-38)

Houston Astros 5 (31-37) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (29-40) 10 Innings

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (40-27) - New York Mets 1 (29-37)

New York Yankees 6 (34-31) - Seattle Mariners 3 (34-32)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 3 - New York Rangers 0 (Kings lead series, 3-0.)

MLB: Seattle Mariners 3 (34-29) - Tampa Bay Rays 0 (24-41)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (32-30) - Boston Red Sox 0 (28-35)

Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (30-33) - Chicago Cubs 2 (25-36)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (39-26) - Minnesota Twins 4 (29-33)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (34-31) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (29-33)

Cleveland Indians 17 (33-31) - Texas Rangers 7 (31-33)

Chicago White Sox 6 (32-33) - Detroit Tigers 5 (33-27)

Atlanta Braves 3 (33-29) - Colorado Rockies 1 (29-34)

Houston Astros 4 (29-36) - Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (28-38)

Washington Nationals 9 (33-29) - San Francisco Giants 2 (42-22)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4 (35-28) - Oakland Athletics 1 (39-25)

New York Yankees (31-31) - Kansas City Royals (31-32) Postponed due to rain

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Ortiz Homer Lifts Red Sox Past Tigers

Ortiz Homer Lifts Red Sox Past Tigers

Duane Burleson/Getty Images(DETROIT, Mich.) -- David Ortiz launched a three-run home run to right field in the top of the ninth as the Boston Red Sox came from behind to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Sunday night. The win snapped a five game losing streak for Boston (28-34), and was the team's first win against Detroit (33-26) this season.

The Red Sox took the initial lead on a Dustin Pedroia sacrifice fly in the third before Detroit answered with runs in the third and fourth innings. Victor Martinez doubled home Miguel Cabrera to give the Tigers a 2-1 advantage in the fourth. 

Both starting pitchers were able to keep their team in the game as it approached the late innings. Detroit's Anibal Sanchez went six innings before turning things over to the bullpen while John Lackey (7-4) tossed eight frames allowing just two earned runs.

After Mike Napoli homered in his return from the disabled list to tie things up, Eugenio Suarez laced his second RBI single of the night to left to give Detroit a 3-2 lead after eight innings. Boston had a chance to take the lead in the seventh when Brock Holt tripled to begin the inning, however Phil Coke was able to reitre the side, including inducing a deep flyout off the bat of Ortiz.

Joba Chamberlain (1-3) pitched the ninth in favor of struggling closer Joe Nathan, who threw 32 pitches the previous night. Holt again started the rally with a leadoff single before Pedroia worked a one out walk. Then, with Napoli looming on-deck, Ortiz blasted his 14th homer of the year, giving Boston the lead. Koji Uehara threw a perfect bottom of the ninth to earn his 12th save of the season.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings 3 - New York Rangers 2 (Kings lead series, 1-0.)

MLB: Seattle Mariners 2 (31-28) – Atlanta Braves 0 (31-27)

San Diego Padres 3 (27-33) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (28-31)

Oakland Athletics 7 (37-22) – New York Yankees 4 (29-29)

Toronto Blue Jays 8 (36-24) – Detroit Tigers 2 (31-24)

Miami Marlins 5 (31-28) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (23-37)

San Francisco Giants 3 (38-21) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (27-30)

Los Angeles Angels 4 (31-27) - Houston Astros 0 (25-35)

Minnesota Twins 6 (28-29) - Milwaukee Brewers 4 (35-25)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (31-29) - Kansas City Royals 2 (28-31) 11 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 6 (30-27) - Texas Rangers 5 (29-30)

Washington Nationals 8 (29-28) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (24-33)

Chicago Cubs 5 (22-34) - New York Mets 4 (28-31)

Arizona Diamondbacks 16 (25-36) - Colorado Rockies 8 (28-30)

Chicago White Sox 2 (31-30) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (31-30)

Cleveland Indians 7 (30-30) - Boston Red Sox 4 (27-32) 12 Innings

 

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Former Manager Don Zimmer Passes Away At 83

Former Manager Don Zimmer Passes Away At 83

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer passed away on Wednesday. He was 83.

“Like everyone in Major League Baseball, I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Don Zimmer, one of our game’s most universally beloved figures,” MLB commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.  “A memorable contributor to Baseball for more than 60 years, Don was the kind of person you could only find in the National Pastime.”

Zimmer managed the San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. In 13 seasons, he compiled a record of 885-858.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/3/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Cleveland Indians 5 (29-30) – Boston Red Sox 3 (27-31)

Washington Nationals 7 (28-28) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (24-32)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (35-24) – Detroit Tigers 3 (31-23)

Cincinnati Reds 8 (27-29) – San Francisco Giants 3 (37-21)

Seattle Mariners 7 (30-28) – Atlanta Braves 5 (31-26)

Miami Marlins 1 (30-28) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (23-36)

Kansas City Royals 8 (28-30) – St. Louis Cardinals 7 (30-29)

Chicago Cubs 2 (21-34) - New York Mets 1 (28-30)

Oakland Athletics 5 (36-22) - New York Yankees 2 (29-28)10 Innings

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (24-36) - Colorado Rockies 2 (28-29)

Minnesota Twins 6 (27-29) - Milwaukee Brewers 4 (35-24)

Houston Astros 7 (25-34) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (30-27)

Baltimore Orioles 8 (29-27) - Texas Rangers 3 (29-29)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (28-30) - San Diego Padres 1 (26-33)

Chicago White Sox 4 (30-30) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (31-29)

NCAA Women’s College World Series: Florida 6 – Alabama 3 (Florida wins series, 2-0)

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Four Red Sox Ejected in Walk-Off Win

Four Red Sox Ejected in Walk-Off Win

Winslow Townson/Getty Images(BOSTON, Mass.) -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a walk-off triple in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat Tampa Bay, 4-3, on Friday night. The game included four ejections, all against the Red Sox (25-29), and a pair of benches clearing scuffles.

It all began in the bottom of the first inning when David Price plunked David Ortiz on the first pitch. That prompted warnings to be issued to be both teams and for Boston manager John Farrell to be ejected. Price later hit Mike Carp in the forth, clearing the dugouts for the first time. When Price did not get tossed for hitting his second batter of the game, bench coach and interim manager Torey Lovullo expressed his displeasure by throwing his hat to the ground.

Red Sox starter Brandon Workman retaliated by throwing behind Tampa Bay's (23-32) Evan Longoria in the sixth. Both Workman and then-manager Brian Butterfield to also be ejected, making hitting coach Greg Colbrunn the fourth skipper of the day.

"When we have four people ejected and also have three people hit by pitches, and they have none, that's a hard one to figure out," said Farrell.

Boston would get the last laugh though. Trailing 2-0 in the fifth, Ortiz laced an RBI single to left before Xander Bogaerts doubled home the tying run in the seventh. It would remain scoreless until the tenth when Jonny Gomes walked ahead of Pierzynski's game-winning hit. It was the Red Sox fifth straight win after losing 10 in a row.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat 117 - Indiana Pacers 92 (Heat win series, 4-2)

NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Los Angeles Kings 3 (Series Tied, 3-3)

MLB: Washington Nationals 9 (26-27) - Texas Rangers 2 (28-27)

Atlanta Braves 3 (29-25) - Miami Marlins 2 (28-26)

Minnesota Twins 6 (25-27) - New York Yankees 1 (28-25)

Kansas City Royals 6 (26-28) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (32-24)

Cleveland Indians 5 (25-30) - Colorado Rockies 2 (28-26)

Milwaukee Brewers 11 (33-22) - Chicago Cubs 5 (19-33) 

San Diego Padres 4 (25-30) - Chicago White Sox 1 (28-28)

Boston Red Sox 3 (25-29) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (23-32) - 10 Innings

Houston Astros 2 (24-32) - Baltimore Orioles 1 (26-27) 

San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (24-28) - New York Mets 5 (25-29) - 14 Innings

San Francisco Giants 9 (36-19) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (29-26)

Cincinnati Reds 6 (24-29) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (23-34)

Detroit Tigers 6 (31-20) - Seattle Mariners 3 (26-28)

Oakland Athletics 9 (33-22) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (30-24)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (25-29) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (29-27)

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