Report: Rockies pulled Michael Cuddyer back off waivers after hamstring issue HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Impending free agent Michael Cuddyer will almost certainly finish his season in a Rockies uniform.
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Postcard From Saratoga Springs: Reporting on Racing With Love Beyond Words

NY Times: Bats (By JOE DRAPE) — For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a weekly trade paper, is a family business and a labor of love.
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As Black Participation Dwindles, 2 Teams Buck Trend

NY Times: Bats (By JERÉ LONGMAN) — A matchup between the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia and Jackie Robinson West of Chicago bucked the trend in baseball, especially the pros, of fewer African-American players.
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Cubs Beat Giants 2-1 in Suspended Game

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.
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Report: Red Sox and Tigers are front-runners to sign Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Castillo could reportedly make his decision this weekend.
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MRI comes back negative on Salvador Perez’s knee HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Royals catcher Salvador Perez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with tightness in his right knee, but an MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage.
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The magic continues: Nationals win 10th straight, this time on a walk-off error Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — At some point this improbable streak the Washington Nationals are riding will end — but it wasn't Thursday. The Nats won their 10th straight game, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on a walk-off error in the bottom of the ninth inning. Of the Nats' last six wins, five of them have been walk-offs, which is a crazy kind of luck that the team and its fans have started to call #WalkOffCity...
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The Nationals extend their winning streak to 10 games with another walk-off victory HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Here's hoping Nationals manager Matt Williams has been practicing his Babe Ruth home run trot, because he has a promise to fulfill.
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Hank the Dog meets Hank Aaron and we all say 'awwwww' Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — When the Milwaukee Brewers adopted the stray dog that was hanging around their Arizona spring training camp, named him Hank and brought him back to Milwaukee , you had to know this moment was coming. On Thursday, the Brewers finally got Hank the Dog, the most famous canine in baseball, in a room with his namesake — the great Hank Aaron, who played 12 seasons with the Milwaukee Braves, then...
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Nats Stretch Streak to 10 With 1-0 Win vs. D-Backs

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
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Yan Gomes exits game with concussion-like symptoms HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Gomes was hit in the mask in the bottom of the fifth inning by a ball that deflected off the arm of Kurt Suzuki on a hit-by-pitch.
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Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against Tigers pitcher Evan Reed Big League Stew (David Brown) — A judge in Michigan dismissed third-degree sexual assault charges Thursday against Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying Reed's accuser wasn't "a very credible witness." Reed, 28, had faced up to 15 years in prison after a 45-year-old woman accused him of raping her while she was physically and/or mentally incapacitated in a hotel room at the Motor City Casino in Detroit after they met at...
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Phil Hughes rolls to 14th win, sports third best K/BB ratio ever HardballTalk (Matthew Pouliot) — But not the best among major league starters this season.
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Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from White Sox HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Beckham had a very promising rookie season as a 22-year-old in 2009, but the former first-round draft pick has hit just .240 with a .658 OPS in 636 games since then while never topping a .700 OPS in a season.
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Angels ace Garrett Richards needs knee surgery, out 6-9 months Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Garrett Richards' injured knee, it turns out, is as bad as it looked . The Los Angeles Angels ace has a torn patella tendon in left knee, the team announced Thursday. It will require surgery and keep him out six to nine months. His season, obviously, is done and he could miss the start of 2015. Richards was on the ground in agony Wednesday night after his knee buckled while racing to...
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