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Houston Astros to join Major League Baseballs American League West starting 2013 season

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As reported by yahoo.com: It’s official: After a 2012 season that will be their 51st as a member of the National League, the Houston Astros will symbolically pack up and join the American League in 2013. The long-rumored move was announced by commissioner Bud Selig in Milwaukee on Thursday as the owners unanimously approved the…

Verlander wins 2011 AL Cy Young

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Verlander wins AL Cy Young Justin Verlander, who went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA for the Tigers, earned the AL’s top pitching award in a unanimous vote.

Matt Kemp close to signing largest deal in Dodgers history

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As reported by yahoo.com: Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to completing a long-term contract. ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported that the All-Star center fielder is on the verge of signing an eight-year, $160 million deal, but Kemp said no agreement has been finalized.  “We’ve still got a little bit…

Mariano Rivera now part of the 600 save club!

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As reported by the associated Press and Yahoo.com: Mariano Rivera’s 600th save ended with a perfect strike. Only this one was thrown by his catcher. Russell Martin cut down Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second for the final out Tuesday and with that, Rivera became the second major league pitcher to reach the relief milestone….

Washington Nationals Beer vendor saves childs life

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As reported by feduptoday.com: A season filled with unspeakable tragedy and unfortunate accidents both on and off the field finally has a potentially serious story with a very happy ending. Emmanuel Marlow, a 49-year-old Washington, D.C., native who works as a vendor at Nationals Park and other stadiums in the district, was making his normal…

Major problems possibly in store for Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez’s reported participation in an illegal poker game that involved violence and drug use could end with the New York Yankees star being suspended by Major League Baseball. That’s what ESPN’s Wallace Matthews is reporting after a Radar Online article on Wednesday morning cited A-Rod’s appearance at a high-stakes Hollywood game that involved other…

Weaver suspended 6 games for throwing at Detroit Tigers player head.

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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver has been suspended six games for throwing a pitch near the head of Detroit’s Alex Avila on Sunday, and his manager Mike Scioscia has been suspended for one game.  Weaver was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning of a testy 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Sunday….

After loosing no-hitter Verlander calls play with Erik Eybar “Bush League”

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Ahh those unwritten rules: And that unwritten rule is this: Bunting during a no-hit bid can no longer be considering a violation of an unwritten rule. Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels delivered his disruptive bunt on Sunday afternoon. With Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander staked to a three-run lead and aiming for the…

Verlander almost throws another no-hitter, Beats Angels 3-2,Weaver ejected

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Superstar pitcher Justin Verlander came within 4 outs of throwing his 2nd no hitter of the season as the Detroit Tigers topped the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. Jered Weaver was also ejected for throwing a pitch above the head of Tiger Alex Avila right after Carlos Guillen of the Tigers showboated on a solo homerun…

Braves go scalping and land National League Stollen base leader Michael Bourn!

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As reported by yahoo.com: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqpyBswGetJiwv1QdxuRB3w5nYcB?slug=ti-brown_braves_astros_trade_bourn_073111 Down two outfielders, a catcher and half a third baseman, the Atlanta Braves on Sunday morning agreed to acquire outfielder Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros for four minor leaguers. Five games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East, 4½ ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the wild card,…

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