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Giants relief pitcher 7 outs away from MLB record

A perfect game is a rarity in baseball — only 23 have happened since MLB's inception — but in a way, San Francisco Giant Yusmeiro Petit has thrown one and more.

Op-Ed: Upside down AL East should push Orioles to trade

Baltimore - The American League East standings have looked relatively the same for the past 10 years. While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees tussled at the top for division supremacy, the Baltimore Orioles generally sat at the bottom of the division.

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

2014 MLB All-Star Game preview

Minneapolis - The 2014 MLB All-Star Game should provide the people of Minneapolis with some great entertainment over the next week as the city prepares to host the event on July 15th at Target Field.

2014 MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serving beer

Minneapolis - The best action of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game may not be on the diamond of Target Field next Tuesday night. Delaware North, the ballpark concession operator, has installed — wait for it — self-serving beer machines.

Baseball fan caught sleeping on camera sues MLB for defamation

New York City - A man was seen on camera sleeping during an April baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. He is now suing several sports bodies for defamation, alleging that commentators called him "fatty" and "unintelligent" among other words.

New additions make Oakland A's armed and very dangerous

Oakland - If the Oakland A's weren't on the short-list of teams likely to win the 2014 World Series a week ago they are now, thanks to a trade of monumental proportions with the Chicago Cubs.

Jose Abreu fastest player in history to 25 home runs

The Chicago White Sox rookie First baseman Jose Abreu hit two home runs on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the fastest player to hit 25 home runs.

A.J. Pierzynski tells ump, 'Give me a new ball. One you can see'

In early June Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and umpire Quinn Wolcott were working together behind home plate. Following a walk to Asdrúbal Cabrera, Pierzynski turned to Wolcott and said, "Give me a new ball. One you can see." He was promptly ejected.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Masahiro Tanaka loses his second game of the season

Masahiro Tanaka lost Sunday, for only the second time in his short MLB career. The Yankee pitcher has been outstanding this season, with an 11-2 mark and a 2.11 ERA, both stats including Sunday's loss.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the mystery of the AL East

Toronto - For more than a decade it has been the most difficult division in the Major Leagues. With the Toronto Blue Jays leading the AL East, a new champion could be crowned.

MLB: Toronto's Encarnacion ties Mantle for most AL HRs in May

Toronto - Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, tying the American League record for most home runs hit in the month of May.

Op-Ed: How are the Toronto Blue Jays doing so far?

This year, the conversation about the Toronto Blue Jays is largely different from last year's much-hyped and ultimately ineffective run

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson a big hit at Rangers game

Surprise - Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Russell Wilson switched uniforms and took the field as a Texas Ranger Monday, thrilling both football fans and baseball fans alike.

New rule to cut down home plate collisions

An experimental rule aimed at averting dangerous home plate collisions has been adopted for the upcoming Major League Baseball season, MLB and the Players Association jointly announced on Monday.

MLB should blame itself for steroid problem, new report says

While the headlines have focused on individual ballplayers punished for using illegal performance-enhancing drugs, a new report suggests Major League Baseball and its profit-driven culture is to blame.

Op-Ed: Josh Satin — Top 1st baseman?

Josh Satin only played for a short amount of time in the majors last year, but can his performance label him as one of the best 1st basemen to head into the 2014 season?

Op-Ed: NHL is a major sport while baseball is a cheater's sport

Baseball writer Peter Gammons took a look at the hockey fight in Vancouver Saturday and declared, via Twitter, that the scrap and Canuck coach John Tortorella's attempted run at Calgary coach Bob Hartley, shows NHL hockey as a "minor" sport.

Former Baltimore Oriole great Paul Blair, 69, dies suddenly

One of the great center-fielders in major league baseball history and a well-loved teammate, Paul Blair has died. The 69-year-old collapsed while at a celebrity bowling tournament and was later pronounced dead at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital.

MLB: Bidding starts for Japanese pitcher Tanaka

It has begun: MLB teams are now able to bid for Masahiro Tanaka. His claim to fame as a pitcher is his unhittable splitter, and his ability to throw a complete game. He threw 53 complete games and 18 shutouts during his time in the Japanese League.

WATCH the 50 best sports plays of 2013

From Auburn's miraculous last-second win over Alabama to Messi's magical soccer footwork to the slam dunk heard around the world, a new video of the 50 most impressive sports highlights is making the rounds online.

MLB Trade Rumors: Billy Butler to Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto - The MLB Winter Meetings came and went without many moves by teams, but that doesn't mean more trades won't occur before the start of the 2014 season.

MLB: Roy Halladay to retire as a Toronto Blue Jay

Orlando - Two-time Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay, whom some sports writers speculate will be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame one day, has retired from baseball. The pitcher will first sign a one-day contract to retire as a Toronto Blue Jay.

Pittsburgh Pirates Minor Leaguer Evan Chambers dead at 24

Evan Chambers, a Minor League baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, has passed away at the age of 24, the team announced Monday.

Tigers trade Prince Fielder to Rangers

In what is being called a "blockbuster" trade, the Detroit Tigers have first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Former MLB outfielder gets 7-15 years for sexual abuse

Hastings - Chad Curtis, 44, was sentenced after being convicted of inappropriately touching three teen girls in 2011 and 2012. Curtis blamed the girls for the incidents.

Andy Pettitte announces retirement from baseball

Veteran New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte on Friday announced his retirement from baseball. His last trip to the mound at Yankee Stadium falls on Sunday, a day the Yankees will pay tribute to also-retiring pitcher Mariano Rivera.

MLB Scores: Braves continue to roll with 4-1 win over NY Mets

New York - Atlanta continued their winning ways on Wednesday as third baseman Chris Johnson blasted a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lead the Braves over the NY Mets 4-1.

MLB Scores: Max Scherzer leads Tigers to 12th straight victory

Cleveland - The Detroit Tigers are on a role as the hottest team in the American League as they won their 12th straight game on Thursday night with a convincing 10-3 win on the road over the Cleveland Indians.
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File photo: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks up in frustration after popping up a ball in the infield while Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis eyes the ball as well. The Tigers slugger struggled and went 0-for-4 on the afternoon
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Screenshot of Minnesota Twins' third baseman tracking a foul ball as it goes into the visitors' dugout. He leans over, falling into the dugout, and makes the amazing catch.
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