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Nunez homer caps late rally as Twins defeat Blue Jays

MINNEAPOLIS — Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday. 330 more words

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Former Blue Jays prospect Van Kirk trying to make up for lost time with Champions

The pain Brian Van Kirk felt from a constantly aching elbow paled in comparison to the churning in his stomach when he was suspended 50 games in 2013 for smoking weed and getting caught in the snare of two drug tests. 938 more words

Local Sports

Comerica Park crowd cheers on Tigers manager Brad Ausmus after outburst

DETROIT – It’s been a long time since Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has heard the roar of the crowd cheering him on.

While fans have been calling for his job for weeks, Monday’s crowd of 25,925 at Comerica Park was solidly behind Detroit’s beleaguered manager after he was ejected from the game in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Doug Eddings after he hang called third baseman Nick Castellanos out on strikes. 919 more words

Detroit Tigers

Stubbs' 10th-inning HR helps Rangers win after Jays rally

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Drew Stubbs homered with two outs in the 10th inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat Toronto 6-5 on Saturday night after the Blue Jays rallied with consecutive homers in the ninth to force extra innings. 290 more words

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Happy 85th Birthday to Willie Mays, "The Say Hey Kid"

Willie Howard Mays, Jr., ( May 6, 1931) an American former Major League Baseball center fielder, spent almost all of his 22 season career playing for the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants. 328 more words

Sports/Athletics

Bill Young: Manny McIntyre: Breaking through baseball's colour barrier

It’s been 70 years since that April 18, 1946, day when Jackie Robinson first stepped up to the plate in New Jersey as a member of the International League Montreal Royals and formally, irrevocably, absolutely, shattered the obscene colour barrier that had shaped all organized baseball to that moment. 597 more words

West Island Gazette

The Disgusting Greed of Professional Baseball Players

As I write this I am so angry that my hands are shaking.

On Thursday my grandson who goes to Amelia Grade School came home and announced that he needed three dollars to take to school with him the next day.   171 more words