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Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection.

“I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start on Monday night. 754 more words

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Reds get up by 8 runs, hold on for 11-7 win over Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) – Billy Hamilton ran the Minnesota Twins into a hole so big they couldn’t get out of it.

The speedy leadoff hitter scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Twins on Monday night. 572 more words

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Jimenez sharp for 8 innings as Orioles beat Indians 4-0

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles are feeling a whole lot better these days about making Ubaldo Jimenez a $50 million man.

Jimenez pitched eight innings of four-hit ball to win his fourth straight start, Jimmy Paredes and Manny Machado homered and Baltimore defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-0 Sunday in the opener of a split doubleheader. 613 more words

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Matz has record day at plate in debut, Mets beat Reds 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) – In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. 831 more words

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Druidic shrines and first oaths

I will admit it has taken me about three months to get around to doing this particular exercise. I’m following the DP Through the Wheel of the Year schedule, just because I find it a more useful guide in getting the work done, even if I’m not particularly sticking to the actual schedule of getting it done week by week. 1,513 more words

Reds outlast Pirates 5-4 in 13 innings on Phillips' homer

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Guess Brandon Phillips’ thumb is OK.

The Cincinnati second baseman hit a long home run off Pittsburgh’s Rob Scahill in the top of the 13th to lift the Reds to a 5-4 win on Thursday night. 816 more words

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Carrasco, Indians finally top Cabrera-less Tigers 8-2

CLEVELAND (AP) – There was a humongous hole in Detroit’s lineup, and the Indians took advantage of it.

Carlos Carrasco kept the AL’s best hitting team – missing slugger Miguel Cabrera – in check for eight innings and Cleveland won its first home game this season against the Tigers, 8-2 on Wednesday. 810 more words

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