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Brawl mars Pirates-Brewers game

Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers is restrained by Homeplate Umpire Fieldin Culbreth during the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 20, 2014 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA verbal exchange between Pittsburgh pitcher Gerrit Cole and Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez sparked a brawl that saw Gomez tossed from their Major League Baseball game. "It's too hard for me to see exactly what happened," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. Pittsburgh's Travis Snider also was thrown out of the game and Pirates catcher Russell Martin was shepherded back to the dugout by a teammate. Gomez was replaced by Elian Herrera in center field for the rest of the game, which the Brewers won 3-2 in 14 innings.


Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:27 am

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday’s MLB games

(Adds late games) April 20 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s Major League Baseball games. – - – Twins 8, Royals 3 Phil Hughes pitched a solid six-plus innings and helped the Minnesota Twins salvage the final game of a three-game series with an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the offense as Minnesota (9-9) avoided being swept and snapped a five-game Kansas City (9-8) winning streak. – - – Brewers 3, Pirates 2 (14 innings) Khris Davis’ first home run of the season, leading off the top of the 14th inning, lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 3:57 am

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s MLB games

(Adds later games) April 19 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s Major League Baseball games: – - Blue Jays 5, Indians 0 Left-hander Mark Buehrle pitched four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and catcher Dioner Navarro had two hits and three runs batted in to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to victory over the Cleveland Indians. In the first inning right fielder Jose Bautista singled to right, giving Toronto a 1-0 lead and then was driven home by Navarro to make it 2-0. The Blue Jays extended their lead to 3-0 in the second inning while the Indians threatened to score in each of the first two innings, but Buehrle pitched out of trouble both times, then settled in to dominate the Cleveland lineup over his last five innings.

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:30 am

Cuban Cepeda signs pro deal with Japanese team

Cuba's Cepeda reacts after hitting an RBI double against Japan in the fourth inning at the WBC qualifying first round in FukuokaLeading outfielder Frederich Cepeda has become the first player from the Cuban baseball league to sign for a Japanese professional team since the communist government relaxed its player rules last year. The 34-year-old Cepeda, who has played in three World Classics, is set to travel to Tokyo next month after signing a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League, Cuban state Radio Rebelde said on Saturday. "During the national series, the (Japanese) team's manager (Tatsunori Hara) saw me playing here as an outfielder.


Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:53 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Friday’s MLB games

(Adds late games) April 18 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Fridays’ Major League Baseball games: – - Nationals 3, Cardinals 1 Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and his team mates scored two runs on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1. St. Louis starter Michael Wacha (2-1) uncorked the wild pitch that allowed Ian Desmond, the Washington shortstop, to score from third. When Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina threw wildly to Wacha in an attempt to get Desmond, the ball rolled into the St. Louis dugout as Washington second baseman Danny Espinosa, who had been on second, came in to score to make it 3-1.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:55 am

South Korean MLB prospect Choi banned for doping

(Reuters) – Seattle Mariners prospect Choi Ji-man has been suspended for 50 games after the first baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball said on Thursday. South Korean Choi was on the Mariners’ 40-man roster and was hitting .394 with one home run and five RBIs in 10 games for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate Tacoma this season. The 22-year-old, who signed with the Mariners in 2009, tested positive for methandienone and his suspension was effective immediately, MLB said. “I do not know what I could have taken that caused me to test positive,” Choi said in a statement.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:28 am

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday’s MLB games

(Adds later games) April 17 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Thursdays Major League Baseball Games – - Yankees 10, Rays 2 Left-hander CC Sabathia produced his first solid performance of the season while Tampa Bay’s David Price was hit hard as the New York Yankees hammered the Rays 10-2. Designated hitter Alfonso Soriano and catcher Brian McCann homered for New York. – - Phillies 1, Braves 0 The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves combined for just nine hits through the first seven innings as the starting pitchers cruised and even when the Phillies got some offense, it was enough to secure a 1-0 victory.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 3:48 am

Mariners’ Choi hit with 50-game doping ban

Choi Ji-Man of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during spring training photo day on February 20, 2014 in Peoria, ArizonaSeattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Choi was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster in November but has started this season with Seattle's top developmental club, the Tacoma Rainiers, based near the Mariners in Washington state. In 10 games this season, Incheon-born Choi batted .394 with one home run and five runs batted in while walking seven times and striking out six in 33 plate appearances. The Mariners fell to 7-8 this season with an 8-6 loss Thursday at Texas, their third loss in a row to the Rangers.


Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:30 pm

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday, April 17

Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday: – - – - SOCCER Premier League Suarez primed to torment Norwich again LONDON – It would be a brave gambler who wagered against Luis Suarez becoming the first Liverpool player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season when the leaders head to struggling Norwich City on Sunday. …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s MLB games

April 16 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League Baseball games. – - – Yankees 3, Cubs 0 (first game) Masahiro Tanaka allowed a pair of bunt singles and struck out 10 in eight dominant innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a day-night double-header. Despite chilly and breezy afternoon conditions, Tanaka (2-0) ran his strikeout total to 28 in just three starts. Carlos Beltran homered in the first inning for the Yankees (9-6), who added runs in the fourth and fifth against Chicago (4-10) starter Jason Hammel. …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:01 am

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Grand Slam Classic baseball tournament one of South Jersey’s top diamond … – The Bridgeton News – NJ.com


Grand Slam Classic baseball tournament one of South Jersey's top diamond
The Bridgeton News – NJ.com
But the Minutemen are also annual participants — and hosts — of what is perhaps the next premier event for baseball fans in South Jersey, the eight-team Grand Slam Classic which began play Saturday at the high school and nearby Washington Lake Park.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:06 am

Cal baseball drops two of three to Washington – Daily Californian


Cal baseball drops two of three to Washington
Daily Californian
Cal baseball's freshmen are reckless at the plate, they are aggressive on the bases and they possess raw talent in the field. This weekend, the young Bears' potential was put on display at Evans Diamond in the final game of the three-game series
California avoids sweep, beats Huskies in baseballThe Seattle Times

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Posted on 21 April 2014 | 4:01 am

Baseball: Mississippi State finishes off three-game sweep of Missouri with 9-7 … – Mississippi Press (blog)


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Baseball: Mississippi State finishes off three-game sweep of Missouri with 9-7
Mississippi Press (blog)
Baseball: Mississippi State finishes off three-game sweep of Missouri with 9-7 victory in 11 innings. ct-bradford-vs-missouri.jpg. C.T. Bradford had two hits and three RBIs in Mississippi State's 9-7 victory over Missouri on Sunday. (HailState.com
Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer – vs. #22 Mississippi StateMUTigers.com
Mississippi State at Missouri: Baseball Preview, Pitching Matchups, Television For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
Missouri baseball team is still in search of offenseColumbia Daily Tribune

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 11:43 pm

Early Fantasy Baseball Keeper League Prospects ‘Watch List’ – Bleacher Report


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Early Fantasy Baseball Keeper League Prospects 'Watch List'
Bleacher Report
In the wake of Wednesday's promotion and debut of outfielder George Springer, one of the top prospects in a loaded Houston Astros system—not to mention, all of Major League Baseball—it's time to put together a batch of some other youngsters who are …

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 11:37 pm

No. 4 FSU baseball falls short of sweeping Wake Forest – Orlando Sentinel (blog)


No. 4 FSU baseball falls short of sweeping Wake Forest
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
The No. 4 Seminoles took the first two games of the series but lost 5-2 on Sunday. FSU (30-9, 16-5 ACC) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but the Demon Deacons (25-17, 12-9 ACC) tied the game with a two-run fourth inning and pulled ahead by scoring …

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 10:59 pm

Former Bills WR Donald Jones trying to make it as baseball player – CBSSports.com


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Former Bills WR Donald Jones trying to make it as baseball player
CBSSports.com
“My love of baseball started back when I was little,” Jones told mycentraljersey.com. “I played Little League, and I played all the way through high school. But I just loved the football atmosphere, so I really stuck with football. Plus, it was a

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 10:40 pm

Fantasy daily notes for April 21 – ESPN


Fantasy daily notes for April 21
ESPN
GS: The pitcher's projected Game Score, from Bill James' original formula, which accounts for past history (three years' worth as well as past 21 days), opponent and ballpark. A Game Score of 50 is typically regarded as a quality start; anything over

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:29 pm

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus ‘baffled’ by Major League Baseball’s catch-and … – MLive.com


Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus 'baffled' by Major League Baseball's catch-and
MLive.com
Ausmus offered his early evaluation of instant replay through the first three weeks of the season, telling reporters that Major League Baseball needs to "clean up" a couple rules. "There have certainly been some calls that have completely baffled me

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 10:13 am

Maldonado hits cover off baseball in Brewers win over Pirates – Fox News


Maldonado hits cover off baseball in Brewers win over Pirates
Fox News
PITTSBURGH – Though it wasn't a clean effort, it was a win for the Milwaukee Brewers, and they'll take it. Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night.
Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawlMiamiHerald.com
Brawl erupts in Brewers-Pirates game | Baseball notebookThe Seattle Times
Watch: Milwaukee Brewers Player Literally Tears Cover off BaseballSI.com
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 5:53 pm

Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball — literally – Yahoo Sports (blog)


Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball — literally
Yahoo Sports (blog)
You'll often hear a baseball player going through a good stretch at the plate described as “hitting the cover off the baseball.” What you never hear is someone described as “hitting the cover off the baseball,” followed by no, seriously, he hit the

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:50 pm