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9:20 AM ET, May 20, 2012

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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
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
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Michael Baron / MetsBlog.com:
Manny Acosta has a 10.53 ERA!
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: True Blue LA
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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: Camden Chat
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:
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 …
Bob Raissman / NY Daily News:
Truth is absolute when it comes to NY Mets skipper Terry Collins  —  The Week in Sports Media: The Tao of Terry  —  In times when coaches are known for keeping thoughts close to vest, Mets manager Terry Collins oozes emotion and honesty.  —  While The Prince of Darkness, John Tortorella …
Associated Press:
McCutchen Homers Twice as Pirates Beat Tigers 4-3  —  DETROIT (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.  —  A day after Detroit's Justin Verlander took …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
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
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:
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: Associated Press and Royals Review
Associated Press:
Plouffe's HR in 11th Leads Twins Past Brewers 5-4  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.  —  Plouffe's fourth homer of the season came off Manny Parra (0-1) with two outs.
Associated Press:
Giants Extend Home Dominance Over Athletics, 4-0  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and played a key role in San Francisco's go-ahead rally as the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics for the 11th straight time at home, 4-0 on Saturday.
Discussion: McCovey Chronicles
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Associated Press:
Barry Zito beats his old team as Giants take Bay Bridge opener vs. A's
 
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