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Are You Ready Red Sox Fans?

Oct 23, 2013

The World Series gets underway with Game 1 tonight at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals. Left-hander Jon Lester will get the start for the Red Sox, while righty Adam Wainwright will head to the hill for the Cardinals. First pitch is at 8:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has undergone Tommy John surgery that will cause him to miss the 2014 season.

Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants after reaching an agreement on a two-year $35 million contract extension through the 2015 season.

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In baseball, Toronto blanked the Yankees 2-0. The Blue Jays dealt the Yanks their fourth straight loss and dropped them 3 ½ games behind in the wild-card race.

Elsewhere, Baltimore beat Boston 3-2 last night. That left the Red Sox's magic number at three for winning the AL East.

Texas passed Tampa Bay 7-1. The Texas Rangers put a halt to their seven-game losing streak while moving back into a tie with Tampa Bay for the two American League wild-card berths.

Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston

Aug 28, 2013
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In baseball, two teams in the American League in the thick of things in the East met Tuesday night in Boston, and the Red Sox destroyed Baltimore 13-2. Shane Victorino led the way with two home runs and a career-high seven runs batted in.

Mets' Matt Harvey Has Tear In His Elbow

Aug 27, 2013
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In baseball, the New York Mets' rebuilding plan may have taken a huge hit.

National League All-Star game starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, but the Mets are still hoping he can avoid Tommy John surgery. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.

Checking the scoreboard, the Mets suffered their fifth straight loss. Cody Asche supplied a go-ahead, two-run triple in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 2-1 win.

Soriano Homers Twice As Yanks Take Angels 14-7

Aug 14, 2013
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In baseball news, Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the Yankees' bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Angels on Tuesday night.

Elsewhere in the American League, Shane Victorino's two-run single in the 11th inning lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over Toronto. Seattle topped Tampa Bay 5-4. Cleveland bested Minnesota 5-2. The White Sox outscored Detroit 4-3 in 11 innings and Oakland fell to Houston 5-4.

Rodriguez Formally Appeals Suspension

Aug 8, 2013
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The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension. He was suspended through the 2014 season Monday when the league penalized 13 players following an investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

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In baseball news, Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the 11th inning — his second of the game — and the Red Sox beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday night.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez won’t be ready to rejoin the team any time soon. The team said in a statement that Rodriguez has a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps muscle.

Elsewhere in the American League, Tampa Bay beat Toronto 4-3. Cleveland topped Minnesota 7-1. Detroit slid by Kansas City 4-1. Seattle cruised ahead of Houston 12-5. Oakland shut out the Angels 6-0 and Baltimore doubled up Texas 4-2.

For Rivera, An Emotional Last All-Star Game

Jul 17, 2013
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American League pitchers shut down the best of the National League and blanked the Senior Circuit 3-0 to win baseball's annual midsummer classic, the All-Star Game.

The emotional highlight was 43-year-old New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the all-time leader with 638 career saves. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, received a 90-second standing ovation from fans, teammates and opposing players when he entered the game. Rivera pitched a perfect eighth. He was named MVP.

Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby

Jul 16, 2013
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In baseball news, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics won the Home Run Derby. He edged Washington's 20-year-old Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round of the eight-player competition.

In tonight’s All-Star game, the Mets' Matt Harvey will be the starting pitcher for the National League and Detroit's Max Scherzer for the American League. Harvey becomes the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall.

Celtics To Send Doc Rivers To Clippers

Jun 24, 2013
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In the NBA Doc Rivers is set to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers has three years and $21 million left on his Boston contract and the deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015.

Meanwhile, State police officers and dogs searched the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for more than 3½ hours on Saturday as they continued to investigate the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

Oakland Sweeps Yankees 3-2 In 18 Innings

Jun 14, 2013
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Well, it was a long one.

In the American League, Oakland beat the Yankees 3-2 in 18 innings. Nate Freiman drove in the game winner with a hit off Mariano Rivera. The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the first and the A's tied things up with two in the third before getting the win and a three-game sweep.

Elsewhere, Baltimore defeated Boston 5-4 in 13 innings. Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs, giving the Orioles a win in the opener of a four-game series. Kansas City cruised ahead of Tampa Bay 10-1 and Toronto defeated Texas 3-1.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 9, 2013
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After all the upsets in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the top overall seed has captured the championship. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76. Teammate Kevin Ware was the last Louisville player to cut down the nets just over a week after he suffered a broken leg in the game against Duke. The Wolverines appeared to have the game in control after Tim Hardaway Jr.'s layup put them ahead 35-23 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first half. But the Cardinals led by as many as 10 in the second half en route to their first championship since 1986.

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Apr 4, 2013
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In the American League, Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first major league hit and the Boston Red Sox beat New York 7-4 last night to open a season with consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.

Elsewhere, the White Sox beat Kansas City 5-2. Texas Shut out Houston 4-0. Minnesota trumped Detroit 3-2. Cleveland slid past Toronto 3-2. Tampa bay outscored Baltimore 8-7 and Oakland cruised past Seattle 6-2.