April 20, 2014

MLB – American League Roundup: Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians

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DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never [...]

MLB Roundup: Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second [...]

MLB – AL Roundup: New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling.

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    NEW YORK (AP) Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell. Beltran had three hits and was pressed into [...]

MLB – American League Capsules: Ortiz homer leads Red Sox to 4-2 win over Rangers

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BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Ortiz’s second homer was heading down the right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from home plate. [...]

MLB Power Rankings: Detroit Tigers nab top spot in first week of voting

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  (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)    —   The first edition of SI.com’s 2014 MLB Power Rankings is here, and it comes in a brand new format. For this season, we will be polling our MLB experts each week to come up with a comprehensive ranking of all 30 teams. A first-place vote earns a team 30 points, a [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: Napoli’s 4 RBIs lead Red Sox over Orioles 6-2

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Napoli homered and drove in four runs, John Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Baltimore debut of Ubaldo Jimenez by beating the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night. David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Jimenez (0-1) and Dustin Pedroia had four hits for the [...]

2014 MLB Opening Day: What to watch for in MLB’s first full day of the season

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  (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)   —   At last, it’s here: The first full day of the MLB season. March 31 brings us 13 games and 26 teams in action (minus the Dodgers, Padres, Yankees and Astros) over nine consecutive hours of baseball. But don’t feel overwhelmed. Below, you can find a quick guide to every [...]

FISK CHANGES SOX

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March, 18 This Day in Baseball

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On March 18, 1985, Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, who had been banned from baseball for their ties w…

MLB: David Ortiz wants extension, lashes out at ‘haters’

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Story Highlights Ortiz wants a one-year contract extension through 2015 Ortiz doesn’t want it to be a distraction during the season Ortiz was the hero of the 2013 postseason for the Red Sox (PhatzRadio / AP) — FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz is, in his mind, a couple of years away and much more [...]

MLB: Red Sox DH David Ortiz rips critics who complain about his contract status

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — David Ortiz hit bombs in the batting cage this morning and then dropped a few on his critics. The slugging DH is back in camp for his 11th season with the Red Sox, and he’s ready to do damage after an historic World Series that saw him take home MVP honors [...]