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2:55 PM ET, June 8, 2012


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Associated Press:
Clay Buchholz shuts out Orioles in 7-0 Boston win  —  BOSTON - Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout - all against Baltimore - leading Boston Red Sox [team stats] over the Orioles 7-0 Thursday night.  —  Buchholz (6-2) struck out six and walked one, throwing 125 pitches, two shy of his career high.
Peter Abraham / Boston Globe:
Buchholz's changeup a beauty  —  Resurgent righty shuts out Orioles  —  Clay Buchholz (right) was charged up with batterymate Kelly Shoppach after his four-hit, complete-game shutout against the Orioles.  (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)  —  Clay Buchholz was the worst starting pitcher …
David Pinto /
Top and Bottom  —  The Nationals head to Fenway Park for a weekend series with the Red Sox.  The teams traded roles, as Washington is the first place team and Boston sits in last: … I'll be going to Sunday's game pitting Jordan Zimmermann against Jon Lester.
Associated Press:
Price Ks A-Rod With Bases Loaded, Rays Beat Yanks  —  NEW YORK (AP) — David Price struck out eight over five scrappy innings to become the AL leader in wins and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Thursday night to avert a three-game series sweep.
Discussion: DRaysBay
Zach Berman / New York Times:
Rays 7, Yankees 3: Yankees Miss Chance to Move Into First  —  The Yankees started a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this week trailing them by one and a half games in the American League East.  They gained a game on them in the series, and taking two out of three over a division rival is an achievement.
Discussion: DRaysBay and
Bryan Hoch /   Nerve damage culprit for Teixeira's cough
Quinn Roberts /
Mets said to have deal with top pick Cecchini  —  The Mets and shortstop Gavin Cecchini, whom the team took with the No. 12 pick in the First-Year Player Draft, have agreed to terms on a contract for $2.3 million set to be officially signed on Friday, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Adam Rubin / ESPN:
First-rounder Cecchini agrees to terms  —  Gavin Cecchini, the Louisiana high school shortstop selected by the Mets in the first round, has agreed to terms with the organization, a source familiar with the negotiations told  The deal is pending a physical.  Cecchini tweeted he was headed to New York.
Jayson Stark / MLB:
Stark: Five teams that have shocked the most in 2012  —  Tigers, Mets, Phillies, Rays and White Sox not following the preseason script  —  The game of baseball is a fascinating invention.  Just when we think we might actually understand it, just when we think we might actually know something about it …
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Kristie Rieken / Associated Press:
Lynn wins 9th as Cards beat Astros 14-2  —  HOUSTON—David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer and rookie Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 11 in earning his ninth win as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Houston Astros 14-2 on Thursday night.
Trade candidate Myers on pace to trigger option  —  Brett Myers' $10 million option for 2013 will vest automatically if he finishes 45 games and doesn't end the season on the disabled list, major-league sources told  Finishing 45 games isn't the only way for Myers to guarantee …
Discussion: MLB Rumors and MLB Daily Dish
Associated Press:
Pirates End Chapman's Streak, Beat Reds 5-4 in 10  —  CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael McKenry drove in the first earned run allowed by Aroldis Chapman with an RBI double in the 10th inning on Thursday night, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Associated Press:
Hudson lifts White Sox past Blue Jays, 4-3  —  CHICAGO—Orlando Hudson singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.  —  Dayan Viciedo had a one-out single, and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Discussion: Talking Chop and Bluebird Banter
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