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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/11/14

Photos.com​/Thinkstoc​k(NEW YORK) — MLB: New York Mets 5 (57-62) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (53-66)

Pittsburgh Pirates 11 (63-55) – Detroit Tigers 6 (63-55)

Baltimore Orioles 11 (68-50) – New York Yankees 3 (61-57)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (68-52) – Atlanta Braves 2 (60-58)

Miami Marlins 6 (58-60) – St. Louis Cardinals 5 (62-55)

Kansas City Royals 3 (64-53) – Oakland Athletics 2 (72-46)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (58-60) – Texas Rangers 0 (46-72)

Minnesota Twins 4 (53-64) – Houston Astros 2 (49-70)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (66-53) – Chicago Cubs 1 (50-67)

Seattle Mariners 11 (63-55) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (63-57)

San Diego Padres 4 (55-62) – Colorado Rockies 3 (46-72)

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Kershaw Wins 11th-Straight Game

Kershaw Wins 11th-Straight Game

Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on six hits in eight innings of work, picking up his 11th consecutive win in a 5-1 victory over Milwaukee. The Los Angeles (67-52) southpaw struck out six and walked two in what his manager called a “struggle”.

“It was a struggle for him all day long,” said manager Don Mattingly. “It felt like he was working hard but he kept battling and giving us chances.”

Kershaw (14-2) tied for the league lead in wins while lowering his earned run average to a National League best 1.78. He gave up the lone run in the first inning before watching his offense help avoid a sweep at the hands of the Brewers (65-53).

Adrian Gonzalez tied things up in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly, plating Kershaw, before Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth. Kershaw even helped himself out, driving in a run in the eighth on a single. 

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Blue Jays Win MLB’s Second-Straight 19-Inning Game

Blue Jays Win MLB’s Second-Straight 19-Inning Game

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) — One day after the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox in 19 innings, the Toronto Blue Jays got a walk-off single from Jose Bautista in the bottom of the 19th to down Detroit, 6-5 on Sunday. It is the first time in MLB history that two 19 inning games have been played on consecutive days. 

The 6-hour, 37-minute marathon saw the Blue Jays (63-56) comeback from an early 5-0 deficit to earn a series win over the Tigers (63-52). Detroit jumped on starting pitcher Mark Buerhle, knocking him out of the game in the fourth after Ian Kinsler’s ground rule double drove in Austin Romine for the fifth run of the day.

Toronto’s bullpen then took over and held off the Tigers long enough for the comeback. Dioner Navarro opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth before Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera hit consecutive singles in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-4.

Reyes added another RBI in the ninth, scoring Anthony Gose to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Both teams’ bullpens were able to work in and out of trouble in the 12 extra frames before Munenori Kawasaki started the 19th with a single.

Reyes then reached after Ian Kinsler couldn’t handle a throw from pitcher Rick Porcello on a bunt attempt. Cabrera was then intentionally walked to load the bases with nobody out, setting up Bautista’s heroics. It is only the second walk-off hit of Bautista’s career.

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Tigers Place Sanchez, Soria on 15-Day DL

Tigers Place Sanchez, Soria on 15-Day DL

iStockphoto(DETROIT) — The Detroit Tigers placed stating pitcher Anibal Sanchez and right-handed reliever Joakim Soria on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Sanchez is dealing with a right pectoralis major strain while Soria is out with a left oblique strain.

Sanchez suffered the injury in the fifth inning during Friday night’s 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In 21 starts this season, he is 8-5 with a 3.53 ERA.

Soria left Saturday’s game while warming up in the 10th inning. He is 2-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA and 17 saves. The Tigers acquired the former closer in a trade with the Texas Rangers on July 23 for right-handed pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

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L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day DL

L.A. Dodgers Place SS Hanley Ramirez On 15-Day DL

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain. The move is retroactive to August 9.

Ramirez was removed during the first inning of Friday night’s 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. In 100 games this season, he’s batting .277 with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs.

The Dodgers recalled infielder Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Ramirez’s roster spot. The 2012 Gold Glove award winner was acquired on July 28 from the Chicago Cubs for minor league-right-handed pitcher Jonathan Martinez. He’s batting .230 with two homers and 16 RBIs in 72 games.

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Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Even with a rain delay and extra innings, the Washington Nationals still found a way to win.

Wilson Ramos hit a three-run single in the top of the 11th inning to help the Nationals outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn’t recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Tyler Clippard (7-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the victory, and Rafael Soriano closed the door on the Braves in the bottom of the 11th for his 26th save.

“Considering all that happened today, and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We fought all the way.”

David Carpenter (4-2) took the loss for Atlanta.

The Braves have now lost nine of their past 10 games.

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Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Even with a rain delay and extra innings, the Washington Nationals still found a way to win.

Wilson Ramos hit a three-run single in the top of the 11th inning to help the Nationals outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn’t recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Tyler Clippard (7-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the victory, and Rafael Soriano closed the door on the Braves in the bottom of the 11th for his 26th save.

“Considering all that happened today, and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We fought all the way.”

David Carpenter (4-2) took the loss for Atlanta.

The Braves have now lost nine of their past 10 games.

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Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Even with a rain delay and extra innings, the Washington Nationals still found a way to win.

Wilson Ramos hit a three-run single in the top of the 11th inning to help the Nationals outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn’t recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Tyler Clippard (7-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the victory, and Rafael Soriano closed the door on the Braves in the bottom of the 11th for his 26th save.

“Considering all that happened today, and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We fought all the way.”

David Carpenter (4-2) took the loss for Atlanta.

The Braves have now lost nine of their past 10 games.

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Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Nationals Clip Braves 4-1 in 11 Innings

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Even with a rain delay and extra innings, the Washington Nationals still found a way to win.

Wilson Ramos hit a three-run single in the top of the 11th inning to help the Nationals outlast the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn’t recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Tyler Clippard (7-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the victory, and Rafael Soriano closed the door on the Braves in the bottom of the 11th for his 26th save.

“Considering all that happened today, and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We fought all the way.”

David Carpenter (4-2) took the loss for Atlanta.

The Braves have now lost nine of their past 10 games.

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Angels Top Red Sox in 19 Innings

Angels Top Red Sox in 19 Innings

Rob Carr/Getty Images(ANAHEIM) — In the longest game of the season to date, Albert Pujols sent the home crowd home happy with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 19th as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated Boston 5-4 early Sunday morning.

The game took a total of 6-hours and 31-minutes with 558 pitches being thrown by nine different arms. The Angels (68-48) had stranded 16 batters through the first 18 innings before the solo shot from Pujols. 

“I had the opportunity twice to give the team the lead and I didn’t come through, but you just need to stay positive all the time and look for a pitch to hit,” said Pujols. “I did, and I put my best swing of the second half on it.”

Pujols originally gave his team the lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the first before the Red Sox (51-65) scored three runs in the seventh to take the lead. Los Angeles knotted the score in the bottom of the eighth on Mike Trout’s solo homer.

Boston plated the go-ahead run in the top of the 14th on a David Ortiz sacrifice fly but the Angels loaded the bases with nobody out in the home half of the inning. Trout again provided the tying run with a fielder’s choice, helping to set up Pujols’ heroics.

“A game like this can hopefully turn things around for us. And if that’s the case, it’s worth it to play 19 innings,” Pujols said.

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Derek Jeter Passes Wagner for Sixth on All-Time Hits List

Derek Jeter Passes Wagner for Sixth on All-Time Hits List

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Derek Jeter passed the only shortstop remaining on the all-time hits list on Saturday in the bottom of the sixth inning with a base hit off Indians pitcher Corey Kluber.

Jeter is set to retire at the end of the season and Honus Wagner was the last person he could probably reach when the season started.

“Honus Wanger, he is the last one on the list who has played shortstop,” Jeter said. “That one hits home a little bit. Anytime you pass guys that have had the careers that they’ve had, it is kind of overwhelming.”

The 40-year-old shortstop collected his 3,431 hit off of Kluber, but the Indians shut out the Yankees, 3-0.

Tris Speaker, who sits at No. 5 on the all-time hits list, has 3,514 hits.

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Pitcher Michael Pineda Set to Start on Wednesday for Yankees

Pitcher Michael Pineda Set to Start on Wednesday for Yankees

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a lengthy absence from the team, starting pitcher Michael Pineda is set to start for the New York Yankees on Wednesday against Baltimore Orioles.

Pineda has been out of action since late April following a suspension as well as shoulder and back issues.

The 25-year-old Pineda has been dominant in his rehab starts, and the team has determined he is ready to rejoin the starting rotation.

The Yankees acquired Pineda in a trade with the Seattle Mariners back in 2012, but due to various injuries, was unable to make his team debut till this season.

Before getting hurt, Pineda was finally showing Yankee fans why he was worth the wait. In four starts, Pineda went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.

His return could not have come at a better time for the Bronx Bombers. With injuries to Ivan Nova, C.C. Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, and others, the Yankees pitching depth has taken a serious hit this season, yet they are still in the thick of the American League Wild Card race.

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Yankees’ Derek Jeter Moves Into Tie for 6th on All-Time Hits List

Yankees’ Derek Jeter Moves Into Tie for 6th on All-Time Hits List

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The milestones continue to pile up for Derek Jeter. On Friday night, the New York Yaknees shortstop went 1-for-4 and in the process moved into a tie for sixth on the all-time hit list.

Jeter tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on the career list with his 3,430th hit in the first inning.

This will be the final season for the 40-year-old Jeter, his 20th with the Yankees. Among his many career accomplishments, Jeter keeps climbing up the hits list.

Jeter may have a hard time moving up to the fifth spot, as he trails Tris Speaker by 84 hits.

“Big names. I mean really big names,” manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s been fun to watch him go through it this season.”

Even more important for the Yankees was Jeter’s hit helped lead the team to a 10-6 win over the New York Yankees. Despite dealing with a slew of injuries, the Yankees still find themselves in the Wild Card hunt in the American League.

They trail the Kansas City Royals by just .5 games for the final Wild Card spot heading into Saturday.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays 4 (56-59) – Chicago Cubs 3 (49-64) 10 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 12 (66-49) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (61-53)

New York Mets 5 (55-61) – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (52-64)

Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (62-53) – San Diego Padres 1 (52-62)

Miami Marlins 2 (56-59) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (59-57)

Detroit Tigers 5 (63-50) – Toronto Blue Jays 4 (61-56)

New York Yankees 10 (61-54) – Cleveland Indians 6 (57-59) 

Kansas City Royals 4 (61-53) – San Francisco Giants 2 (62-54)

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (64-52) – Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (66-51)

Atlanta Braves 7 (59-56) – Washington Nationals 6 (62-52)

Houston Astros 4 (48-68) – Texas Rangers 3 (45-70)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (50-66) – Colorado Rockies 3 (45-70)

Oakland Athletics 6 (71-44) – Minnesota Twins 5 (51-63)

Seattle Mariners 4 (61-54) – Chicago White Sox 1 (55-62)

Boston Red Sox 4 (51-64) – Los Angeles Angels 2 (67-48)

NFL Preseason: Atlanta Falcons 16 (1-0) – Miami Dolphins 10 (0-1)

Jacksonville Jaguars 16 (1-0) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 (0-1)

Buffalo Bills 20 (1-0) – Carolina Panthers 18 (0-1)

Minnesota Vikings 10 (1-0) – Oakland Raiders 6 (0-1)

New Orleans Saints 26 (1-0) – St. Louis Rams 24 (0-1) 

Chicago Bears 34 (1-0) – Philadelphia Eagles 28 (0-1)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/7/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/7/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: New York Yankees 1 (60-54) – Detroit Tigers 0 (62-50)

Washington Nationals 5 (62-51) – New York Mets 3 (54-61) 13 Innings

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (63-52) – San Francisco Giants 1 (62-53)

Chicago Cubs 6 (49-64) – Colorado Rockies 2 (45-69)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (52-63) – Houston Astros 5 (47-68)

Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (61-53) – Miami Marlins 2 (55-59)

Baltimore Orioles 2 (65-49) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (61-55)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (59-56) – Cleveland Indians 0 (57-58)

Kansas City Royals 6 (60-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (49-66)

Oakland Athletics 3 (70-44) – Minnesota Twins 0 (51-62)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (61-52) – Boston Red Sox 2 (50-64)

Seattle Mariners 13 (60-54) – Chicago White Sox 3 (55-61)

Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (66-50) – Los Angeles Angels 0 (67-47)

NFL Preseason: New York Jets 13 (1-0) – Indianapolis Colts 10 (0-1)

Washington Redskins 23 (1-0) – New England Patriots 6 (0-1)

Baltimore Ravens 23 (1-0) – San Francisco 49ers 3 (0-1)

Kansas City Chiefs 41 (1-0) – Cincinnati Bengals 39 (0-1)

San Diego Chargers 27 (1-0) – Dallas Cowboys 7 (0-1)

Denver Broncos 21 (1-0) – Seattle Seahawks 16 (0-1)

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Troy Tulowitzki Is Tired of Losing

Troy Tulowitzki Is Tired of Losing

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has begun to take swings as he makes his return to the lineup.

Tulowitzki was hurt after running out for a ground ball last month in Pittsburgh and has seen his team fall to last in the National League. The Rockies have dropped their last nine out of ten games.

“I think that’s why I came out numerous times and said I want to win,” Tulowitzki told the Denver Post on Wednesday. “It doesn’t mean I want out of here. It means I’m sick and tired of losing.”

Before the injury, Tulowitzki was putting up fantastic numbers leading baseball in batting average (.340) and on-base percentage (.432) while scoring 71 runs, hitting 21 homers and knocking in 52 runs.

“Something needs to change. Hopefully that comes fairly quickly,” Tulowitzki continued. “You can’t force it. But at the same time, we’re all frustrated with this year — especially me.”

“I don’t see any quit,” Tulowitzki added. “They come out here and play hard every single day. We’ve had some deficits we’ve overcome. And I think we would have (team) meetings if we didn’t sense that. We’re playing hard. And (manager) Walt (Weiss) has said the same thing.”

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/6/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/6/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB:  San Diego Padres 5 (52-61) – Minnesota Twins 4 (51-61) 10 Innings

Texas Rangers 3 (45-69) – Chicago White Sox 1 (55-60)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (55-59) – Oakland Athletics 3 (69-44)

Seattle Mariners 7 (59-54) – Atlanta Braves 3 (58-56)

New York Yankees 5 (59-54) – Detroit Tigers 1 (62-49)

Philadelphia Phillies 10 (51-63) – Houston Astros 3 (47-67)

Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (60-53) – Miami Marlins 3 (55-58)

Washington Nationals 7 (61-51) – New York Mets 1 (54-60)

Toronto Blue Jays 5 (61-54) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (64-49)

Cincinnati Reds 8 (58-56) – Cleveland Indians 3 (57-57)

San Francisco Giants 7 (62-52) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (62-52)

Colorado Rockies 13 (45-68) – Chicago Cubs 4 (48-64)

Boston Red Sox 2 (50-63) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (60-52)

Kansas City Royals 4 (59-53) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (49-65)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (65-50) – Los Angeles Angels 1 (67-46)

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Nationals Claim LHP Matt Thornton Off Waivers

Nationals Claim LHP Matt Thornton Off Waivers

iStockphoto(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals claimed left-handed reliever Matt Thornton off waivers from the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

In 46 games with the Bronx Bombers this season, Thornton compiled a record of 0-3 with a 2.55 ERA. He has struck out 20 batters and walked just six in 24 2-3 innings of work.

During his 11-year career with the Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Yankees, Thornton is 32-45 with 23 saves and a 3.49 ERA. His career batting average against left-handed batters is .233.

The Yankees promoted left-handed pitcher Rich Hill from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Thornton’s roster spot.

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Biogenesis Founder Tony Bosch Surrenders to the DEA

Biogenesis Founder Tony Bosch Surrenders to the DEA

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WESTON, Fla.) — One year after Major League Baseball handed down the suspension to Alex Rodriguez, federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents filed charges against Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch as well as others connecte…

Dan Uggla Rejects Assignment to Triple-A, Released by Giants

Dan Uggla Rejects Assignment to Triple-A, Released by Giants

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the second time this season, second baseman Dan Uggla is a free agent as the San Francisco Giants have released the former All-Star after he rejected an assignment to Triple-A.
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