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Danny Knobler / CBSSports.com:
After optioning Lind, Blue Jays put struggling first baseman on outright waivers  —  A day after optioning Adam Lind to Triple-A, the Blue Jays put the struggling first baseman on outright waivers on Friday, a move that shows their frustration with him and one that would allow them to remove him from the 40-man major-league roster.
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Michael Baron / MetsBlog.com:
Final Score: Blue Jays 2 Mets 0
Discussion: MLB Rumors and Bluebird Banter
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Manny Acosta has a 10.53 ERA!
Bill Chastain / MLB.com:
Fuld to sit in on Sunday's game broadcast  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Outfielder Sam Fuld will be joining Rays broadcasters Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson in the booth for the finale of Tampa Bay's Interleague series with Atlanta.  Fuld will primarily provide sabermetric analysis throughout the game.
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Associated Press:
Cobb, Joyce Lead Rays Over Atlanta 5-2
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A's place Brandon McCarthy on DL with sore shoulder  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Oakland Athletics have placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder in the latest injury setback to the franchise's opening day starter.  —  The A's recalled right-hander Jim Miller …
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Source: Sox set to sign Orlando Hudson  —  In a curious move, the Chicago White Sox appear set to sign four-time Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson.  —  “Apparently, it's going to happen,” said a team source Saturday, 90 minutes before the Sox were set to play the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Associated Press:
David Ortiz leads Red Sox past Phillies 7-5  —  PHILADELPHIA - David Ortiz [stats] homered, singled and drove in two runs to lead the Boston Red Sox [team stats] to a 7-5 win over Philadelphia, snapping the Phillies' six-game winning streak Saturday night.  —  Mike Aviles, Will Middlebrooks …
Associated Press:
Kershaw Tosses 6-Hitter as Dodgers Blank Cards 6-0  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw outdueled Jake Westbrook with a six-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night.  —  Justin Sellers triggered a four-run seventh inning …
Discussion: Associated Press and True Blue LA
Kristie Rieken / Associated Press:
Astros hit 3 homers to outlast Rangers 6-5  —  HOUSTON—Justin Maxwell hit one of Houston's season-high three homers to put his team on top in the fifth inning and the Astros held on for a 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.  —  Maxwell's second home run of the year …
Associated Press:
Jones Has 3 Hits in Orioles' Win Over Nationals  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Jones and Nick Markakis hit two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles matched a season high with their fifth straight win, 6-5 over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.  —  Jones had three hits as the AL East leaders improved to 15-5 on the road.
Discussion: Federal Baseball and Camden Chat
Jordan Bastian / MLB.com:
Perez calls for more support from Tribe fans  —  CLEVELAND — Chris Perez turned in one of the most dominant performances of his young career as the Indians closer to seal Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Marlins.  Then, as Perez headed off the mound, he noticed something different.
Discussion: Let's Go Tribe and Getting Blanked
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
Games of the Day  —  The Reds and Yankees play the rubber game of their series as Johnny Cueto faces CC Sabathia Sunday.  Cueto makes his sixth start on the road out of nine, where he's posting a 2.16 ERA.  Overall, Johnny's doing a great job of stopping the running game, as both attempts against him resulted in caught stealings.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Joe Frisaro / MLB.com:
Gaby optioned to Triple-A New Orleans  —  CLEVELAND — Gaby Sanchez, the Marlins' lone All-Star in 2011, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday.  —  The 28-year-old Miami native had his batting average dip to .197 after going hitless in three at-bats in a 2-0 loss to the Indians at Progressive Field.
Discussion: Fish Stripes
Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com:
Berkman exits with knee injury, to have MRI  —  LOS ANGELES — Already severely bitten by the injury bug this week, the Cardinals watched another starter hobble off the field on Saturday.  This time it was first baseman Lance Berkman, who left with a right knee injury after catching a routine throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal.
Discussion: HardballTalk and Baseball Nation
Associated Press:
Butler, Moustakas Lead Royals Past D-Backs 7-3  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.  —  Butler homered to left-center in the third with Alcides Escobar aboard.
Discussion: Royals Review and Associated Press
 
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