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All-Star Game Is Another National (League) Shame

(Newser) - After a 12th consecutive All-Star Game loss last night, even “Charlie Brown thinks the National League stinks,” writes Jeff Passan for Yahoo Sports. And in the 2002 tie that interrupted that streak, the senior circuit blew a 4-0 lead. If indeed the teams are evenly matched, and each... More »

Wang Leads Yankees to 1-0 Win at Cleveland

Righty outduels Sabathia thanks to Cabrera's homer

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday. Wang (5-0) allowed four hits, struck out a... More »

Hoffman Blows Another Save

Greg Maddux still waiting for win No. 350

(Newser) - Trevor Hoffman blew another save and the San Francisco Giants went on to beat the slumping San Diego Padres 3-2 in 13 innings last night. Rookie Emmanuel Burriss doubled leading off the 13th and scored the go-ahead run for the Giants. The rally came four innings after Hoffman couldn't hold... More »

Maddux Leads Padres Past Dodgers

He gets 349th career victory on scorching day in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Greg Maddux recorded his 349th career victory one day before his 42nd birthday and Paul McAnulty drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly, leading the San Diego Padres to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday. Maddux (2-0) threw 68 pitches over five innings in 95-degree... More »

Trevor Hoffman Struggles Again for Pads

Closer blows second save in three games as Dodgers roll, 3-2

(Newser) - Trevor Hoffman was charged with his second loss in his last three games, allowing Chin-lung Hu's tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Hoffman, baseball's career leader with 526 saves, also picked up the loss on... More »

Best Baseball Reads for Opening Day

Slate highlights blogs, articles to kick off the season

(Newser) - Want to get a literary start on the baseball season? Slate sports columnist Josh Levin highlights four great reads appropriate for opening day, including outspoken Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's blog 38 Pitches, where his output hasn't slowed despite the shoulder injury keeping him off the field. Other recommendations: More »

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