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Kershaw nearly Madduxes

By;  Gerry Schwartzmeyer

“It just feels good to win!”

That’s how Clayton Kershaw responded when asked about his reaction to throwing his 13th career complete game shutout with a pitch count of 101 (a complete game shutout in which the pitcher throws less than 100 pitches is referred to as a Maddux, whose namesake, Greg, “The Professor” and current Dodgers consultant did 14 time in his career — 2/3 of the total amount of times it’s been done since 1973).   336 more words

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Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello should have known better

A player getting busted for using performance enhancing drugs on the same team where Barry Bonds is employed as a hitting coach might break the very concept of irony. 620 more words

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Mazara Hits Tiebreaking HR, Rangers Beat Blue Jays

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TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off being named the American League’s top rookie in April, Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara started making his case for a repeat victory in May. 699 more words

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'Not executing good enough to win': Toronto Blue Jays lose pitching duel against Texas Rangers

TORONTO — The roof was closed at the Rogers Centre on Monday night, but that didn’t stop the rain from falling on Troy Tulowitzki.

The Blue Jays’ shortstop, who was the hero in Toronto’s 5-1 victory in Tampa on Sunday afternoon when he hit a three-run home run in the ninth, probably wished he had stayed in bed on Monday. 840 more words

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Saunders Squanders

I am sorry but Michael Saunders has no idea how to run bases and he is the key to the missed opportunity to win Monday night. 196 more words

The Afternoon Skate, May 2: Bat-flip payback for Joey Bats, and will you follow the Giants to Langley?

On a wild weekend where the hockey world’s attention landed squarely on Toronto, a much quieter story in the baseball world — also about Toronto — landed quickly and disappeared just as fast. 1,555 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays face Texas Rangers for first time since bat flip heard around the world

The headline in Monday’s Dallas Morning News read: ‘Rangers have chance Monday to retaliate for Jose Bautista’s haughty bat flip, but should they?’

“Well, if you look where we’re standing right now, not much,” said Gibbons with a laugh, before adding that it wasn’t really until the off-season that he got to really appreciate that highly-charged, emotional series against Texas. 735 more words

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