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Fernandez could begin throwing soon  —  8/13/14: Jose Fernandez joins the Marlins' broadcast booth to talk about his rehab from Tommy John surgery  —  MIAMI — Months of being on no-throw status could be coming to an end for Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.  The 22-year-old spent Thursday …
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Marlins slugger speaks to media one week after sustaining fractures, dental damage  —  9/18/14: The Marlins broadcast discusses the progress of Giancarlo Stanton as he talks to reporters for the first time since his injury  —  MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton's season may be over …
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Mets' minors not just about the pitchers anymore  —  Kevin Plawecki is one of the Mets' minor league up-and-comers.  —  As the Mets look toward 2015 and beyond, a seismic shift could be occurring within their farm system.  —  After several years of pitchers — specifically right-handed …
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Associated Press:
Rosario 2-Run HR in 9th, Rockies Beat D-Backs  —  DENVER — Wilin Rosario hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday night.  —  Rosario finished with four hits to lift the Rockies into a fourth-place tie with Arizona in the NL West.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Purple Row
Canadian Press:
Mariners boost wild-card bid with ninth-inning win over Angels  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. - Logan Morrison felt no weight on his shoulders from the Seattle Mariners' two-game offensive drought and teetering playoff hopes when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Associated Press:
Erlin, Padres Bullpen Stifle Phillies 7-3  —  SAN DIEGO — Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night.  —  Erlin (4-4), slowed by a sore elbow this season, allowed a run on five hits in his first start since May 17.
Discussion: The Good Phight and Canadian Press
Canadian Press:
Cole, Marte lead Pirates to three-game sweep of Red Sox  —  PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout, Over the Monster and ESPN
Canadian Press:
Nationals continue chase for NL's best record in win over Marlins  —  MIAMI - Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Associated Press:
Jeter begins final homestand with HR in win  —  Recap  —  Box Score  —  Play-By-Play  —  Photos  —  Conversation  —  Derek Jeter ends home homerless drought as Yankees drop Jays  —  NEW YORK — Derek Jeter began his final homestand for the New York Yankees with one more stroll around the bases.
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Angels scratch Weaver, hand start to LeBlanc  —  5/31/14: Wade LeBlanc strikes out John Jaso in his Angels' debut, escaping a jam in relief in the 1st  —  ANAHEIM — One night after clinching the American League West title, the Angels scratched Jered Weaver from his Thursday start …
Marc Carig / Newsday:
Mets sending scouting contingent for Yasmani Tomas showcase  —  The Mets will dispatch three scouts to a showcase for Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas, according to sources.  The event is scheduled for Sunday in the Dominican Republic.  —  Tomas, 23, is a corner outfielder who has developed …
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