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10:00 PM ET, September 14, 2014


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Michael Wagaman / Associated Press:
Greinke pitches, hits Dodgers past Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Zack Greinke smiled wider each time he looked at the scoreboard at AT&T Park.  —  Four runs of support in the first inning, four more in the second and another four-spot in the sixth - highlighted by Greinke's first home run of the season.
Discussion: True Blue LA and HardballTalk
Canadian Press:
Kershaw outpitches Petit for 19th win, Dodgers beat Giants  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw outpitched Yusmeiro Petit for his major league-leading 19th win, and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved three games ahead of San Francisco in the NL West with a 4-2 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Discussion: MLB, McCovey Chronicles and ESPN
Associated Press:
Rangers Sweep Braves With 10-3 Win  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Associated Press:
Bonilla Wins 1st Start as Rangers Top Braves 3-2
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Austin Laymance /
Former Major Leaguer Frank Torre dies at 82  —  9/13/14: Joe Girardi discusses the passing of Frank Torre, who played for the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies  —  Former Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Frank Torre died on Saturday.  He was 82.
Associated Press:
Frank Torre, brother of Joe, dies at 82
Charlie Riedel / Associated Press:
Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie walked out to the mound for the second inning and found he had something rare for a Kansas City Royals pitcher - a two-run lead.  —  Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs …
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
ROCKIES EXPECT FIRST BASEMAN JUSTIN MORNEAU TO RETURN SOON TO LINEUP  —  ST. LOUIS — Justin Morneau's quest for the National League batting title is on hold for a couple of days.  —  The Rockies first baseman injured his left side Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals and was not in the lineup Saturday.
Discussion: and Purple Row
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
Fox Sports:
THE OTHER SIDE OF A BATTER GETTING HIT IN THE FACE … When Mike Fiers hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face with a fastball on Thursday night, our attention was immediately turned to the Miami Marlins slugger — and rightfully so.  The concern for Stanton is warranted, his MVP season is assuredly …
NY Daily News:
With ‘retirement’ of head of development, GM Brian Cashman must overhaul feeble Yankees minor-league system  —  Mark Newman, whose player procurement and development talents produced such notable first-round draft busts as Cito Culver, Slade Heathcott, Andrew Brackman, C.J. Henry, Eric Duncan …
Discussion: New York Post and MLB Trade Rumors
Jake Kring-Schreifels /
Cashman not ready to count out Yankees
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Ben Badler / Baseball America:
Report: Cuban ERA Leader Yasmany Hernandez Defects  —  Lefthander Yasmany Hernandez, who led Cuba's Serie Nacional in ERA this past season, has reportedly left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team.  The news was reported by Diario De Cuba, which spoke with Hernandez.
Discussion: HardballTalk
Todd Frazier having career year on basepath … MILWAUKEE — Todd Frazier's season is Exhibit A in Reds manager Bryan Price's increased emphasis on the running game.  —  Frazier stole his 20th base Friday night.  The last two years he stole a total of nine — three in 2012 and six last year.
Discussion: HardballTalk
Doug Miller /
Now Commenting On:  —  Key connections: Star-Spangled Banner, baseball forever linked  —  Verses that became National anthem celebrates 200 years, is part of baseball's fabric  —  A look back at some of baseball's most memorable performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in recognition of the anthem's 200th anniversary
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Relief pitching, Padres gaffes lead Diamondbacks to win  —  PHOENIX — Zeke Spruill allowed one hit in three shutout innings of long relief, Will Harris escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 Sunday.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Gaslamp Ball
Associated Press:
Avila Hits 2-Run HR in 8th, Tigers Top Indians  —  DETROIT — Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night.  —  The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1.
Game Recap: Nationals 10 - Mets 3  —  Result: The Mets fell behind early and lost to the Nationals at Citi Field on Saturday night, 10-3.  —  Need to Know: Starter Zack Wheeler struggled against Washington's bats on Saturday night, lasting just four-plus innings in his shortest outing since June 25.
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