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5:05 PM ET, June 20, 2013


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Associated Press:
Jennings, Hellickson Help Rays Top Red Sox, 6-2  —  BOSTON — Desmond Jennings homered, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their drought at Fenway Park, beating the Red Sox 6-2 Wednesday night.  —  The Rays had scored a total of five runs in losing …
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays win first of season at Fenway  —  BOSTON — Jose Molina provided the entertainment by racing home with the go-ahead run.  Wil Myers produced some history with his first extra-base hit and RBIs.  —  But the most important development in Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox …
Discussion: USA Today and HardballTalk
Troy Renck / On the Rox:
Jeff Francis accepts minor-league assignment for Rockies, heads to Colorado Springs; Chris Volstad placed on waivers  —  Jeff Francis pitches in spring training a few years back.  He accepted a minor-league assignment to remain with the Rockies organization.  (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)
Discussion: MLB Rumors and HardballTalk
Troy E. Renck / Denver Post:
Jeff Francis leaves Colorado Rockies to make room for Roy Oswalt
Discussion: Purple Row and MLB Rumors
Lester Munson / ESPN:
San Jose suit appears to be strong  —  Major League Baseball should be taking the city's antitrust lawsuit very seriously  —  San Jose's lawsuit against Major League Baseball could easily become commissioner Bud Selig's worst nightmare.  —  Unless the Lords of Baseball voluntarily pave …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Fox Sports:
Astros' Norris a good bet to be moved
Master Tesfatsion /
Soria begins rehab assignment in Double-A  —  ARLINGTON — Joakim Soria will begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.  Soria is scheduled to pitch an inning in the first of multiple appearances with the team.  —  Soria threw two live batting-practice sessions during …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Yankees Impressed With First Look at LA's Puig  —  NEW YORK — The New York Yankees had a first-hand look at Cuban rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday and came away mightily impressed.  —  “He hits the ball hard, I can tell you that.
Discussion: True Blue LA
Associated Press:
Mattingly, Dodgers Salvage Split at Yankee Stadium
Discussion: and True Blue LA
John Harper / NY Daily News:
Mets manager Terry Collins, now armed with pitchers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, should stay with Mets  —  Harvey and Wheeler on Tuesday provided a reminder that talent has been the issue, and if that is finally going to change now, Collins surely deserves the chance to make something of it.
Discussion: Metsblog
Alden Gonzalez /
Pujols finally feels like the Albert of old  —  ANAHEIM — It was Saturday, June 8 at Fenway Park, a little after 1:05 p.m. ET, when Albert Pujols believes he reverted back to the prolific hitter of his St. Louis days.  It seemed so uneventful, a plate appearance against lefty Felix Doubront that resulted in a lineout to first base.
Discussion: HardballTalk
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Sox's Ventura in Manto's corner  —  White Sox manager Robin Ventura on the team's mood during its slump.  —  MINNESOTA — Manager Robin Ventura endorsed hitting coach Jeff Manto in the wake of the Chicago White Sox's offensive struggles.  —  “Even when it goes like this, you look at me …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Fox Sports:
Manny ‘invigorated’ for return to US  —  Manny Ramirez wants to make another comeback to major league baseball.  —  Ramirez, 41, batted .352 this season with eight home runs and 43 RBI for the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.  The Rhinos — based in Kaohsiung City …
NY Daily News:
Joe Torre's daughter Cristina saves falling baby with perfect catch  —  Good fielding by Cristina Torre saves a year-old boy who tumbles off awning of a Brooklyn building.  —  Cristina Torre's good fielding, meant no hitting the pavement for a lucky baby boy.  —  She never took her eye off the baby.
Bill Ladson /
Unlike last year, Nats may be Deadline players  —  PHILADELPHIA — Last year at this time, manager Davey Johnson said the Nationals didn't need to make a move before the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31.  At the time, the Nationals had one of the best records in baseball, thanks to their timely hitting and stalwart pitching staff.
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Canadian Press:
Johnson's three-run homer helps Braves beat Mets  —  ATLANTA — Chris Johnson homered for the first time in more than a month, Kris Medlen overcame a defensive blunder and the Atlanta Braves bounced back from a doubleheader sweep, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Wednesday night.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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