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Fan spills beer, Mark Teixeira disapproves

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Jeff Eisenberg) — Like most of us, Mark Teixeira can't stand to see beer go to waste. That much is abundantly clear from the New York Yankees first baseman's disapproval Thursday night after a fan spilled 16 ounces of liquid gold all over the man sitting next to him while trying to catch a foul ball down the first base line. Worse yet, it appears the beer spilled for nothing since neither one of them were able...
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Anthony Rizzo wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Rizzo won the award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.
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It certainly looks like Barry Bonds’ criminal conviction is going to be overturned

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — That's right: for the 2,559th time, Barry Bonds is gonna walk.
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Pirates Get Late Break in Playoff Push, Top Bosox

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race.
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Report: Wally Backman could join Mets coaching staff in 2015

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — We learned late last week that Wally Backman will join the Mets coaching staff on Friday to finish out the season. Now there's a chance that he could remain in the major leagues to begin 2015.
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Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
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Jeter Homers as Yankees Beat Blue Jays 3-2

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Derek Jeter began his final homestand for the New York Yankees with one more stroll around the bases.
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VIDEO: Derek Jeter hits first home run at Yankee Stadium this season

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — After snapping an 0-for-28 hitless streak last night, Derek Jeter homered at Yankee Stadium tonight for the first time all season.
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Giancarlo Stanton gives update on his recovery

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Stanton suffered facial fractures and dental damage when he was hit in the face by a fastball last Thursday.
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Each time the A's seem to hit rock bottom, they find ways to sink further

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Jeff Eisenberg) — When Oakland dropped its fourth straight game to the Angels on August 31 to cede control of the American League West race to its biggest rival, the A's surely believed their once-promising season had reached rock bottom. Little did they know at the time how much worse things could get. Oakland has lost 11 of its first 16 games in September, a miserable stretch that continued Thursday when...
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Ryan Zimmerman goes 1-for-7, runs at 85 percent speed

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — It's possible Zimmerman could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.
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Stanton Speaks Out for 1st Time Since Injury

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is speaking out for the first time about the injury that ended his season, saying Thursday night that he's recovering well from injuries caused by a fastball to the face.
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Hanley Ramirez back in Dodgers’ lineup Thursday

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Ramirez has missed back-to-back starts with an elbow strain.
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Josh Hamilton had “sharp stabbing pains” in his chest

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Josh Hamilton rejoined the Angels' lineup Tuesday after sitting out 10 games with a right shoulder injury, but he missed last night's game and is out of the lineup again tonight with more shoulder problems.
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In Barry Bonds Appeal, U.S. Judges Take Swings at Justice Department

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal conviction against baseball home run king Barry Bonds that resulted from a steroids probe.
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