April 24, 2014

MLB: Yankees’ Michael Pineda ejected against Red Sox for foreign substance on neck

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    (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)   —   Yankees righthander Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox for using a foreign substance. The decision by the umpires came after Boston manager John Farrell asked them to check Pineda, who had what appeared to be pine tar on his neck. Pineda was tossed in the [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night.

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BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game at Fenway since leaving the Red Sox to [...]

MLB – American League Roundup: WSox 3 HRs, throw 2-hitter in 16-2 win at Texas

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row. The White Sox went ahead to stay [...]

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 [...]