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Players OK More Drug Tests

Tougher doping rules kick in immediately

(Newser) - Baseball players agreed to more frequent drug tests yesterday and gave more clout to the drug program's independent administrator, the AP reports. The tougher guidelines follow recommendations made in the Mitchell Report and mark the third time the league has toughened its doping policy since 2002—each time under the... More »

Tomko, Soria Help Royals Beat Slumping Marlins

(Newser) - Brett Tomko pitched six innings Friday for his first victory in nearly six weeks, and two unearned runs helped the Kansas City Royals extend their winning streak to five games by beating the slumping Florida Marlins 7-6. Closer Joakim Soria allowed a run for the first time this season when... More »

Royals Sweep Tigers for Second Time This Season

(Newser) - Jose Guillen homered and drove in three runs, Gil Meche pitched seven solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 8-4 yesterday to sweep the Tigers. Kansas City won its season-best fourth straight and improved to 6-0 this season against the Tigers, who have lost four in a row... More »

Guillen Leads Royals Past Tigs

(Newser) - Jose Guillen drove in a pair of runs to help the Kansas City Royals rally to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. With the game tied 2-2 in the eighth inning, Guillen doubled with two outs off Francisco Cruceta (0-1). Esteban German ran for Guillen. After Billy Butler... More »

Guillen Leads Royals to Win Over Rangers

Texas loses on manager's birthday

(Newser) - Jose Guillen drove in five runs and the Kansas City Royals held off the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Tuesday night. The Royals have won three of their last four games after snapping a seven-game losing streak. Texas has lost 14 of its last 18 games to fall to a major... More »

Rolen Homers, Helps Jays Snap Losing Streak

Toronto's Rios collects four hits, raises average to .330

(Newser) - Scott Rolen homered and drove in two runs, Alex Rios collected four hits and scored three times and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. Rios, who raised his average to .330, scored the go-ahead run in the fifth from... More »

Guillen Helps Power Royals Past Blue Jays

Hochevar gets first win in majors against slumping Toronto

(Newser) - Luke Hochevar picked up his first big league victory in his third career start, Jose Guillen homered and the Kansas City Royals edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 last night. The Blue Jays have lost six straight and 10 of 13, and fell five games below .500 for the first... More »

Buck's Doubles Lift Royals Over Blue Jays

Kansas City posts a season-high with eight runs scored

(Newser) - John Buck doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs, helping the Kansas City Royals rally for an 8-4 victory Friday night over the Toronto Blue Jays that snapped a seven-game losing streak. Buck's double in a six-run eighth inning scored pinch-runner Esteban German with the go-ahead run. The... More »

Suzuki Leads A's to Comeback Win Over Royals

Barton goes 3-for-5 as Oakland beats up Kansas City's bullpen again

(Newser) - Kurt Suzuki singled home Chris Denorfia with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics knocked around Kansas City's bullpen for a second straight day in a 6-5 win over the Royals yesterday. Daric Barton went 3-for-5 with a single, double and triple to make up for... More »

Baseball Owners, Players Toughen Drug Policy

They agree to more tests; players in Mitchell Report are spared

(Newser) - Clubs and players agreed yesterday to toughen Major League Baseball's anti-doping policy, the AP reports. Players will be tested more frequently without notice, and the game's outside administrator—a position created in 2005 to oversee testing—will get more authority. As part of the deal, all of the players named... More »

Yankees Avoid Royals Sweep

Three go deep for New York in 6-1 win

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte picked up his first victory and Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera each homered and drove in two runs, helping the New York Yankees defeat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night and avoid a series sweep. Jorge Posada also homered for the Yankees. Pettitte held the Royals to... More »

Two Players Suspended for PED Buys

15-day penalties may indicate severity of Mitchell punishments

(Newser) - Baltimore's Jay Gibbons and Kansas City's recently signed José Guillén were publicly given 15-day suspensions for having acquired HGH and steroids; Commissioner Bud Selig passed the sentences despite any positive drug tests from either player. Instead, documentary evidence indicates they received shipments after baseball's drug rules went into effect,... More »

Clinic Tries to Block Steroid Revelations

Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center wants to protect clients

(Newser) - The Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center has filed suit to seal the results of a sweeping probe into its operations, an investigation in which 10 individuals have already pleaded guilty to abetting illegal prescription drug distribution. Leaks from the case have implicated several baseball players as customers,  including Indians pitcher... More »

MLB Stars Bought 'Roids From Fla. Clinic

Latest leak names three, including Matt Williams, Jose Guillen

(Newser) - Three more baseball players, including outfielder Jose Guillen and retired third baseman Matt Williams, have been named as buying steroids from a Florida anti-aging clinic that has since been raided for suspected illegal drug sales, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, citing records. Prescriptions at the clinic were written by a... More »

Sox Submarine Seattle In Fenway Debut

Weaver undone by Boston bats; Beckett shines in home opener

(Newser) - After four snowed-out days in Cleveland, the Mariners' nightmare roadtrip continued at Fenway. The Sox chased former Cardinals World Series hero Jeff Weaver with seven runs in two innings en route to a 14-3 win; Boston leadoff man Julio Lugo got on base four times in the first four frames.... More »

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