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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/19/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/19/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup: Group C: Colombia 2 – Ivory Coast 1 
Japan 0 – Greece 0
Group D: Uruguay 2 – England 1
MLB: Cleveland Indians 5 (37-36) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 (38-33) – 10 Innings
Detroit Tigers 2 (37-32) – Kansas City Royals 1 (39-33)
Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (35-37) – Cincinnati Reds 3 (35-36) 12 Innings
Milwaukee Brewers 4 (44-30) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (31-45)
San Diego Padres 4 (31-42) – Seattle Mariners 1 (37-36)
Atlanta Braves 3 (37-35) – Washington Nationals 0 (37-34)
New York Yankees 6 (38-33) – Toronto Blue Jays 4 (41-33)
Tampa Bay Rays 5 (29-45) – Houston Astros 0 (32-42)
New York Mets 1 (33-40) – Miami Marlins 0 (36-36)
Philadelphia Phillies 4 (33-38) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (39-34)
Oakland Athletics 4 (45-28) – Boston Red Sox 2 (34-39)
Minnesota Twins 4 (33-38) – Chicago White Sox 2 (35-38)
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A’s Have Best Record in MLB After Rolling Past Rangers

A’s Have Best Record in MLB After Rolling Past Rangers

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — For the first time since May 22, Sonny Gray allowed fewer than three runs, helping the Oakland Athletics top the Texas Rangers 4-2 Wednesday and grab the best record in baseball. Gray pitched seven innings allowing six hits, two runs, two walks while striking out seven.
“I don’t think there really is a difference other than I was able to make pitches,” Gray said. “That’s probably it. People sometimes forget that baseball is a pretty hard game and there’s going to be some rough patches that you’re going to go through.

Oakland (44-28) started its scoring in the third inning when John Jaso doubled to center off Rangers starter Nick Tepesch allowing Craig Gentry to score. Jaso crossed home plate just a few batters later when Josh Donaldson slapped a single to center.

The Rangers (35-37) tied the game in the fifth when Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run single, but the A’s answered back in the bottom of the inning scoring twice to take the lead for good.

Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save of the season.
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Kershaw No-Hits Rockies

Kershaw No-Hits Rockies

Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Clayton Kershaw can add another feather to his cap: the 26-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander no-hit the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night, as the Dodgers blanked the Rockies 8-0.
Kershaw, who already is a two-time Cy Young Award winner, struck out a career-high 15 while walking none. He becomes the first pitcher ever to strikeout that many batters without allowing a walk.
The Dodgers’ ace almost had the perfect game. In the seventh inning shortstop Hanley Ramirez fielded a Corey Dickerson grounder and threw wide to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Dickerson to get on base. The play was ruled a throwing error and was the only blemish in Kershaw’s 107 pitch masterpiece.
While Dickerson was the only man to get on base, he also ended the game when he struck out swinging sending the crowd at Dodger Stadium wild.
“To get to do it in front of this crowd with how excited they were, and how into it they were is pretty special,” Kershaw said.
The no-hitter is the second of the season for the Dodgers. Josh Beckett threw one in Philadelphia on May 25. It’s the first time since 1956 two Dodgers pitchers threw a no-hitter in the same season.
“I am so amazed,” Kershaw said. “Beckett told me he was going to teach me how to do that, so I have Josh to thank.”
Kershaw’s no-hitter is the 22nd in Dodgers history.
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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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Hanley Ramirez Listed Day-to-Day

Hanley Ramirez Listed Day-to-Day

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday night’s 4-2 win over the Rockies with a bruised right finger.
X-rays on the finger came back negative and Ramirez is listed as day-to-day.
“We’re playing better, and you don’t want to see one of your middle guys get hurt,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He was swinging well, and you don’t want to see anything happen to anybody. We’re getting close to getting back to full strength.”
“Juan [Uribe] should be back soon, and you don’t want to see it go back the other way,” he added.
Ramirez is batting .260 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs this season.
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Rangers Sign 1B Carlos Pena to Minor League Contract

Rangers Sign 1B Carlos Pena to Minor League Contract

Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers signed first baseman Carlos Pena to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock, the team announced on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Pena split last season between the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals, where he batted .207 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs. During his 13 year big league career, Pena has hit 25 or more homers in a season six times, including a career high 46 with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007.
Pena returns to the club that originally selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 MLB draft. Since that time, he has played for the Rangers (2001), Oakland Athletics (2002), Detroit Tigers (2002-05), Boston Red Sox (2006), Rays (2007-10, 2012), Chicago Cubs (2011), Astros (2013) and Royals (2013).
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Marlins Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Andrew Heaney

Marlins Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Andrew Heaney

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins are set to unveil their latest top prospect as they have called up pitcher Andrew Heaney, who will make his Major League debut Thursday against the New York Mets.
“It’s surreal,” Heaney said. “Yo…

Bronson Arroyo Placed on DL for First Time

Bronson Arroyo Placed on DL for First Time

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(PHOENIX) —  The Arizona Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo on the disabled list for the first time in his career on Monday.  
The 37-year-old starting pitcher was sent to the 15-day DL with right elbow tendonitis, ending Arroyo’s 369 consecutive-starts streak. 
The only player with a longer active starts streak is the Toronto Blue Jays’ Mark Buehrle (443).
“It’s really unfortunate when it’s a guy who has an unblemished record when it comes to posting up each and every time,” Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said. “But it would have been hard to run him back out there again, going to war as he says, against AK-47s with his little .22. He still found a way to win, which was amazing.” 
Arroyo has pitched in 15 major league seasons. During that time, Arroyo pitched 2,364 2/3 innings, compiling a 145-131 record with a 4.53 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 642 walks and 1,526 strikeouts. 
Outfielder Roger Kieschnick was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take Arroyo’s roster spot. 
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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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Matt Wieters to Have Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Matt Wieters to Have Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, the team confirmed on Monday.
Wieters had a .308 batting average, five homers and 18 RBIs in 26 games.
“We were hoping to get real lucky today, but I think we all knew where it was headed,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on Monday. “It really wasn’t making a whole lot of progress.”
Wieters has not played since May 10 and will have the injured ligament replaced by a tendon from the right wrist. 
Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley are the two other catchers Baltimore has on their roster.
“I feel real confident with the two guys that we have here, and the depth we have below,” Showalter said.
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MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

Jmi McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Baseball has lost a true giant. On Monday, former San Diego Padres outfielder and MLB Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died of cancer. He was 54.
Gwynn is truly one of the greatest hitters Major League Baseball has ever seen. He spent all 20 seasons of his career with the Padres.His lowest batting average of his career came his rookie year when he batted .289. He then proceeded to hit over .300 for 19 consecutive seasons. His .338 career average is the highest in MLB since Ted Williams.
“Major League Baseball today mourns the tragic loss of Tony Gwynn,” Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement Monday. “The greatest Padre ever and one of the most accomplished hitters that our game has ever known, whose all-around excellence on the field was surpassed by his exuberant personality and genial disposition in life.
Gwynn was inducted into the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2007.
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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/15/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/15/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs 104 – Miami Heat 87 (Spurs Win Series, 4-1)
World Cup: Group E: Switzerland 2 – Ecuador 1 
France 3 – Honduras 0 
Group F: Argentina 2 – Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 5 (41-30) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (35-33) 
New York Mets 3 (31-38) – San Diego Padres 1 (29-40) 
Miami Marlins 3 (35-33) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (34-35) – 10 Innings
Chicago Cubs 3 (28-39) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (29-38)
Detroit Tigers 4 (36-29) – Minnesota Twins 3 (32-35)
St. Louis Cardinals 5 (37-32) – Washington Nationals 2 (35-33)
Kansas City Royals 6 (36-32) – Chicago White Sox 3 (33-37)
Cincinnati Reds 13 (33-35) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (41-29)
Cleveland Indians 3 (35-35) – Boston Red Sox 2 (31-38) – 11 Innings
Tampa Bay Rays 4 (27-43) – Houston Astros 3 (32-39)
Seattle Mariners 5 (35-34) – Texas Rangers 1 (34-35)
Oakland Athletics 10 (42-27) – New York Yankees 5 (35-33)
Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (30-42) – Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (37-34)
Colorado Rockies 8 (34-35) – San Francisco Giants 7 (43-27)
Atlanta Braves 7 (36-32) – L.A. Angels 3 (37-31)
Golf: Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open.
NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson won the Michigan 400.
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Rollins Sets Phillies Hit Record

Rollins Sets Phillies Hit Record

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-4 for the Phillies in a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at home. His one hit, however, broke Mike Schmidt’s franchise record for hits in a career of 2,234.
The game was briefly delayed in the fifth for a brief celebration that Schmidt participated in. A Hall of Famer, Schmidt retrieved the bat for Rollins before delivering it to him at first, along with a hug and a high-five.
“I told him, `Congrats, it couldn’t happen to a better guy,” Schmidt said later in the game. “I’m glad I was here. My heart is pounding.”
Rollins received a standing ovation in each of his at-bats, but grounded out and lined out in his first two attempts at the record. The shortstop would later score in the fifth on Dominic Brown’s three-run homer that put the game out of reach.
Chase Utley also homered as Philly won their fourth game in five tries. Schmidt’s record had stood since 1989 before Rollins took it over.
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Kenny Lofton Misses Competition

Kenny Lofton Misses Competition

Rob Carr/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former MLB outfielder Kenny Lofton spent 17 years in the league and still misses the competition after retiring in 2007.
Lofton finished his career with a .299 batting average, 622 stolen bases, and 2,428 hits.
“I love to compete and that’s the tough part,” Lofton told ABC Sports Radio on Friday.  “I’m trying to pick up golf now to try and have some competition with something.”
Lofton played for 12 teams during his 17-year run and made six All-Star teams.
“Coming from a college basketball player to end up playing 17 years in the big leagues, that’s something that I never would have dreamed of,” Lofton said of his biggest accomplishment. 
The 47-year-old would jump at the right opportunity to get back into the game he loves in the right coaching situation.
“I would love to,” Lofton said.  “If I have some people who would actually listen, I would want to do something like that.”
“A lot of kids think they know it all and that’s the problem I have,” Lofton continued.  “Coaching and managing would be tough, but as long as you can get some young kids that would listen, I wouldn’t mind doing it.”
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Mariners Recall Jesus Montero

Mariners Recall Jesus Montero

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Jesus Montero is returning to the MLB following a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball’s Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.
The Mariners recalled Montero on Thursday and manager Lloyd McClendon said they will use him against left-handers and as a designated hitter.
“I feel great to be here. I feel like I’ve earned it,” Montero said. “I feel like I learned something. Now I want to be here forever.”
McClendon feels that Montero deserves another shot and believes he’s learned from his past mistakes.
“I think he’s trying to get things back together. He’s been working hard and he’s actually been swinging the bat better than the numbers indicated down there,” McClendon said. “For me he was the logical choice. …It made sense to bring this young man and give him an opportunity.”
The former top prospect was hitting .270 with eight homers and 15 doubles at Triple-A.
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Scherzer Gets First Complete Game Shutout in Tigers Win

Scherzer Gets First Complete Game Shutout in Tigers Win

David Banks/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) — In baseball’s modern era (since 1900), no starting pitcher had gone longer than Detroit’s Max Scherzer before tossing their first complete game. On Thursday night that drought ended as the righty struck out eight batters and scattered three hits in a 4-0 win over the White Sox.
“I was finally able to go nine and finish the deal, so it’s good feeling,” said Scherzer, who made his 179th career start on Thursday.
The Tigers (34-28) provided enough offense for the 2013 Cy Young winner. Victor Martinez put Detroit on top 1-0 in the fifth inning with his 16th home run of the season. Miguel Cabrera later drove in two runs with an infield single in the eighth before Bryan Holaday singled in another run.
It was billed as a matchup of aces with Scherzer dueling opposite Chicago’s Chris Sale. Despite 10 strike outs from the White Sox (33-34) starter, his offense could do nothing against Scherzer.
“I was surprised when I found out that he had no complete games,” said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. “But he wanted this one for sure. He was on his game tonight.”
Scherzer turned in a much needed effort, giving up 20 runs in his last four starts. The six-year hurler tossed nine innings on other time in his career, a ten inning 2-1 loss to Minnesota in 2010.
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Mets’ Matt Harvey Concedes He Likely Won’t Pitch this Season

Mets’ Matt Harvey Concedes He Likely Won’t Pitch this Season

Norm Hall/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a breakout 2013 campaign that was cut short because of Tommy John surgery, New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey will likely not pitch during the 2014 season.
The Cy Young candidate expected to come back late this season, but he realizes it likely won’t happen.
“I’m always going to be on board with what they have to say,” Harvey said. “I can only do so much, and speak my two cents. As a competitor, I’m always going to want to get out there, but I can’t write myself out there and set up my own program, so whatever they have set up is obviously the way we’re going to go.”
Harvey made 26 starts for the Mets last season and emerged as one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. He wound up going 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA. He also struck out 191 batters in 178.1 innings pitched.
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Nationals’ Catcher Wilson Ramos Placed on the DL

Nationals’ Catcher Wilson Ramos Placed on the DL

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite his immense talent, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos just can’t stay healthy. The team has placed him on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury.
Ramos hurt his right hamstring Tuesday night after stretching out a double in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants. He initially thought the injury wasn’t serious.
According to manager Matt Williams, a recent MRI on Ramos’ hamstring showed a Grade-1 hamstring strain.
The team is hopeful that Ramos will be able to return to the lineup once he’s eligible to come off the disabled list.
Ramos has had a lot of trouble staying healthy during his five-year career in Major League Baseball. At 26, Ramos has played over 100 games in a season just once. He missed 84 games this past season, 137 games in 2012, and 49 games in 2011.
Jose Lobaton is expected to start in Ramos’ place, while the team has also called up catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.
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Liriano Placed on DL with Oblique Injury

Liriano Placed on DL with Oblique Injury

Paul Spinelli/ MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a strained left oblique. The 30-year-old Liriano suffered the injury in Tuesday’s game versus the Chicago Cubs. He felt discomfort while throwing a pitch in the fourth inning and was removed from the game. Liriano, who is the reigning National League Comeback Player of the Year, has started 14 games this season, pitching 72 1/3 innings, striking out 77 and walking 36 while compiling a 1-6 record with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Right-handed reliever Stolmy Pimentel was activated off the DL to take Liriano’s roster spot.
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Rockies’ Outfielder Michael Cuddyer Out 6-8 Weeks with Shoulder Injury

Rockies’ Outfielder Michael Cuddyer Out 6-8 Weeks with Shoulder Injury

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Another week, another injury for the Colorado Rockies. This time, outfielder Michael Cuddyer lands on the shelf again as he’ll miss the next 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left shoulder socket.
Cuddyer suffered the injury last Thursday when diving for a ball at third base.
The team was trying the 35-year-old Cuddyer at third base after Nolan Arenado’s injury.
This latest injury will likely keep Cuddyer out of action until August. He’s already been on the disabled list this season with a strained left hamstring.
Despite his talent, Cuddyer has struggled to stay healthy during his time with the Rockies. He missed 61 games in 2012, 32 games in 2013, and he’s played in just 31 games this season for Colorado.
Last season, Cuddyer won the National League Batting Title after he batted .331 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs. This season, Cuddyer is batting .317.
Among the other Rockies on the disabled list are Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Lyles.
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