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Baseball is bracing for another potential drug scandal after a major report from ESPN on Tuesday night said as many as 20 players could face penalties for their ties to a Miami anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
The hot stove season always takes unexpected turns, and this afternoon it took the most unexpected turn we’ve seen in some time. Seemingly out of nowhere the Los Angeles Angels swooped in and signed Josh Hamilton. Legendary L.A. radio man Joe McDonnell had the first news that a deal with close. Within an hour it was reported by multiple sources, starting with ESPN Dallas, that the Angels and Hamilton had reached deal. Fox’s Jon Paul Morosi was the first to report that it was a five-year deal. The money: $125 million.
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Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.
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Ryan Vogelsong escaped trouble three times and Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead triple to lead San Francisco over the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Saturday night and move the Giants into a 3-0 World Series lead.
The party started early in San Francisco.
Hunter Pence doubled home two runs with a slicing, broken-bat hit during a five-run third inning that chased Kyle Lohse, and the San Francisco Giants took a 7-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the decisive game of the NL championship series Monday night and never looked back.
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NEW YORK - The big man on the mound for the New York Yankees came up big Friday night in the Bronx, shutting down the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 and sending the Yankees to the American League Championship Series against Detroit.
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SEATTLE - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez pitched the 23rd perfect game in major-league history on Wednesday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at Safeco Field.
Hernandez struck out 11 batters on 112 pitches. Sean Rodriguez was the 27th and final out of the game.