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Arizona's Jackson Tosses Year's 4th No-Hitter

Year of the Pitcher continues in MLB...

(Newser) - Edwin Jackson was so wild early there was no reason to think he would even finish the game, forget throw the fourth no-hitter of the season. This being the Year of the Pitcher, though, anything was possible. Jackson made it happen, all right, throwing a whopping 149 pitches—the most... More »

Mom of Former Mets Pitcher Kidnapped

Victor Zambrano's mother snatched off his Venezuelan farm

(Newser) - The mother of former Major League Baseball pitcher Victor Zambrano has been abducted in Venezuela. Elizabeth Mendez Zambrano was kidnapped yesterday morning from her son's farm in central Venezuela, reports AP . Dozens of US major leaguers come from Venezuela, where families of wealthy athletes are targeted by kidnappers. Zambrano pitched... More »

A Baseball Nerd Turns to Election Stats

Nate Silver was right on the Rays; he's now calling the presidency

(Newser) - Give the sheer number of political polls being produced, and the history of many of them proving wrong, it takes a seriously smart statistician (and something of a nerd) to predict the presidential race with any authority. Nate Silver, the man who "revolutionized the interpretation of baseball stats,"... More »

Sox a Game Away From Twins Showdown

5-1 win over Indians leaves tough Tigers last obstacle to playoff

(Newser) - The American League Central Division crown is still up for grabs with the resounding White Sox win yesterday over the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Sox—a half game behind the Minnesota Twins—play a make-up game against the Detroit Tigers today. If the Sox lose,... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Twins Win in Hunter's Return to Minnesota

Elsewhere, Rays get win at Baltimore while Mariners top Rangers

(Newser) - New Twins centerfielder Carlos Gomez proved up to the challenge of replacing Torii Hunter on this day, getting two hits, stealing two bases, and scoring twice to spark Minnesota to a 3-2 win over Los Angeles. Livan Hernandez mixed his pitches well, scattering seven hits and two runs over seven... More »

Yanks Nail Top Payroll in Bigs

New York Again Sets Record for Highest Payroll at $218.3M

(Newser) - The New York Yankees may have been bounced in the first round of the playoffs this past season but at least fans of the Bronx Bombers can boast the team is first in something: payroll. New York set a record with its $218.3 million payroll last season—and collected... More »

Veteran Pitcher Joe Kennedy Dead at 28

Agent cites heart attack or brain aneurysm as possible cause

(Newser) - Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy died unexpectedly today while visiting the Tampa Bay area for a wedding. The cause of death is unknown, although his agent speculated that a brain aneurysm or heart attack may be responsible. Kennedy, 28, pitched for five major league teams in 7 years, finishing last... More »

Papi Puts Away the D-Rays With Just 2 Swings

Walk-off homer boosts Sox to 5-4 win

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon got the win, but it was David Ortiz who had all the RBIs in Boston's 5-4 defeat of the Devil Rays last night at Fenway, AP reports . Ortiz went deep in the third inning to narrow Tampa Bay's 4-0 lead to 4-3, and came through again in the... More »

Sox Slugfest Surmounts Sorry Start

Down 7, Sox pull off 16-10 comeback over Devil Rays

(Newser) - The Red Sox trailed 8-1 last night after Tim Wakefield and his immediate relief were pounded by the Devil Rays, but Boston's bats kicked into gear to score four runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and six in the sixth, and finally a season high of 16 to... More »

Wakefield, Sox Blank Rays

The knuckleballer posts his 15th win of the season; Boston looks to secure the AL East

(Newser) - Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield surrendered only four hits in a seven-inning outing last night, leading Boston past the Devil Rays 6-0. Wakefield, whose 15 wins tie him for the most in  Major League Baseball this year, got some big offense from his teammates. Though slugger David Ortiz sat out, Mike Lowell... More »

Orioles Blast Yanks as Rivera Melts Down

Baltimore scores 3 off faltering pitcher in extra-inning triumph

(Newser) - The Yankees lost a heartbreaker in the Bronx yesterday. After rookie Shelley Duncan's three-run shot leveled the score in the bottom of the ninth, ace reliever Mariano Rivera faltered, handing the Orioles a 6-3 win in the tenth. "I'm a human being," admitted the normally reliable closer, whose... More »

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