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Eckstein Powers Blue Jays in First Game Without Frank Thomas

Eckstein hits a three-run homer, Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3

(Newser) - David Eckstein hit a three-run homer, supplying some of the power Toronto might miss without Frank Thomas, and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Sunday. A.J. Burnett (2-1) issued a season-high six walks in five innings but still managed to win for the first time in... More »

Phillies Prevail in 14, Close In on Mets

Philadelphia only 1.5 back in NL East after 7-4 win in St. Louis

(Newser) - The Phillies' five-hour battle with the Cardinals burned through 20 pitchers—none of whom lasted more than 3 innings—before Philadelphia rallied to win their sixth straight game and shave the Mets' lead to 1 1/2 games in the NL East race. The teams tied a National League record by... More »

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