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Marlins' Cishek: Players skipping charity event not an organized protest

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Something was fishy to fans who attended the Marlins' annual Fish N'Chips charity casino night Thursday at Marlins Park.

An event that promised "an evening of fun and stakes at the Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and Domino tables as you rub elbows with your favorite Marlins players, coaches and alumni" was conspicuous for the absence of any ...Read more

Pirates, McCutchen upset with leak of pay stub

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The public got a close look at Andrew McCutchen's personal finances Thursday night, when a user on Reddit posted a photo of McCutchen's May 15 pay stub, detailing every addition and deduction of a $427,098.49 deposit into his bank account.

Too close a look? McCutchen's camp believes so.

The original photo, supposedly snapped at Wrigley Field ...Read more

Cole pitches Pirates past Mets, 4-1

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PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole, a former first-overall pick, was two outs away from his first career complete game and shutout. After a single and a walk, though, he stared at the dirt and kicked the rubber. His night was done after 81/3 superb innings.

Cole dazzled, scattering six hits and 10 strikeouts in a 111-pitch outing, and Mark Melancon got ...Read more

Orioles' Wieters planning to return June 4

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MIAMI -- Matt Wieters said he expects to catch every other day next week at Double-A Bowie and believes a return to the Orioles when he is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list June 4 is a distinct possibility.

"I think so," said Wieters, who joined his teammates at Marlins Park on Friday from Sarasota, Fla., where he has been playing ...Read more

MASN attorneys call Manfred's comments on fee dispute 'shocking,' 'prejudicial'

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred made "shocking statements" that are "highly prejudicial" regarding the television-rights fee dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, lawyers for the Orioles-controlled network said Friday.

"It is beyond any reasonable dispute that Mr. Manfred's revelations have poisoned any notion ...Read more

A's put pitcher Mujica on disabled list; Crisp likely next

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The A's made another roster move Friday, putting right-handed reliever Edward Mujica on the disabled list while recalling infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Nashville.

Both moves were expected with Mujica suffering a minor thumb fracture when hit by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Bobby Wilson Thursday night. ...Read more

Brewers' offense finally comes alive, but pitchers are pummeled

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MILWAUKEE -- On a night the Milwaukee Brewers' offense finally got untracked and swung with more authority than it had all season, it still wasn't nearly enough to keep them in the game.

Not when their pitching staff was hammered by the Cincinnati Reds for five home runs and 13 hits en route to a 16-10 loss Tuesday night at Miller Park.

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A's can't overcome mistakes in 3-0 loss to Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are apparently only two kinds of baseball the A's can play these days, bad baseball and unlucky baseball. They played both in a 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay Thursday.

The evening started with bad ball when Billy Burns left third base too early while trying to score on a fly ball, had to retreat and stayed put. The first ...Read more

Indians' offense strikes early in 5-2 win against White Sox

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CHICAGO -- The Indians hit back-to-back home runs to cap a four-run first inning and support Danny Salazar, who threw six scoreless innings, in a 5-2 win against the White Sox on the road Thursday night.

Facing White Sox (18-20) starter John Danks (2-4), Michael Brantley singled home a run to center field before Ryan Raburn grounded into a ...Read more

Jays double up Angels, 8-4

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TORONTO -- R.A. Dickey went up and in with a fastball to Mike Trout in the seventh inning Thursday night, and the Angels center fielder lined it to the gap in left-center for a double, one of two hits Trout had in an 8-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchinson took a similar tack in the fifth inning ...Read more

Dodgers' Ryu has season-ending surgery

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Hyun-Jin Ryu should be ready for spring training next year, the Los Angeles Dodgers said after the starting pitcher underwent surgery Thursday in Los Angeles on a torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder.

Based on a conversation with head athletic trainer Stan Conte, Manager Don Mattingly said he was under the impression the...Read more

Braves romp over Brewers behind Teheran, seven-run seventh

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The Braves got the kind of performance they've been waiting for from Julio Teheran, and for the second night in a row they got a game-winning RBI on a ground ball. Only this time, that grounder only opened the floodgates to an offensive binge in the seventh inning.

Christian Bethancourt matched a career high with three hits including a single ...Read more

Dodgers fall to Giants, 4-0, and fall to 0-6 at AT&T Park

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Adrian Gonzalez looked up from his seat.

"Same interview, huh?" he asked.

Gonzalez chuckled as the players around him packed their bags in silence.

Dropping a 4-0 decision to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday in a game started by Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers were swept for the second time this season at AT&T ...Read more

A's officially bring back Ron Washington

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The A's made it official Thursday with the announcement that they have hired former Texas manager Ron Washington as a major league coach.

Washington will be with the team beginning Friday and will remain with the club for the rest of the season. Because the A's coaching roster is already full, he will not be on the bench...Read more

Orioles' Wieters to get change of scenery in Miami

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Several injured Orioles will be traveling to South Florida with the team for the Memorial Day series against the Miami Marlins this week, but none need that change of scenery more than catcher Matt Wieters, manager Buck Showalter said.

"I think he's got to get out of the (Gulf Coast League)," Showalter said. "He's been a diligent rehab guy, ...Read more

McCann's walk-off homer wins it for Tigers over Astros

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James McCann's first major league homer was an inside-the-park job at Minnesota.

His second was Thursday -- after the Tigers had blown a five-run lead built on the strength of a 12-strikeout performance by starter David Price.

McCann's blast on a 0-2 pitch on the bottom of the 11th inning off Houston's Tony Sipp spared the Tigers the emotional...Read more

Rockies top Phillies, 7-3, earn series split

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DENVER -- A seven-game stretch against teams with a combined .430 winning percentage ended for the Phillies on Thursday afternoon. They move on from playing the two worst teams in the National League West to the two best in the National League East.

A 7-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday gave the Phillies a split of their four-game ...Read more

Steve Pearce's early slam, J.J. Hardy's late single help O's wait out weather for 5-4 win

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BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter knew Wednesday's forecast called for rain throughout the afternoon, but his biggest concern was starting the series finale against the Seattle Mariners only to face a long rain delay that could drag through the day.

And that's what transpired at Camden Yards on Thursday. The Orioles took the field in ...Read more

Ricketts family buys three more Wrigley Field rooftops

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The Cubs-owning Ricketts family has purchased three more buildings with Wrigley rooftop businesses, increasing its grip on where Cubs fans spend their dollars around the team's historic stadium.

Sheffield Finance sold the Sheffield Avenue properties to an entity controlled by the Ricketts family, which now claims six rooftop businesses.

More ...Read more

Marlins drop seventh straight in 7-6 loss to D-Backs

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MIAMI -- When new Marlins manager Dan Jennings said that things would turn for his struggling team after his first three losses at the helm, he didn't expect it to be for the worse.

So when Jennings was asked about how life as a manager felt after a roller coaster 7-6 loss Thursday afternoon to complete a four-game sweep at the hands of the ...Read more