Adrian Beltre sent Garrett Richards an invoice for breaking three of his bats Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Until Saturday, we didn't think there was anything Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hated just as much or more than another human being touching his head . However, it would appear there's at least one other violation that falls into that category: Breaking his bat. During Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels, Beltre actually broke three bats during his encounters...
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Dodgers outslug Padres, lose Brandon McCarthy to injury Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Saturday night was bittersweet for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The good news: Their bats were alive at one of baseball's most pitcher-friendly ballparks, Petco Park. In total, the Dodgers...
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Ichiro Sets Japanese Run Record in Miami's Win Over Nats

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — Ichiro Suzuki scored his 1,968th run in baseball in the Miami Marlins 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday to surpass Sadaharu Oh as Japan's highest ever run scorer.
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C. C. Sabathia’s Troubles Continue

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Sabathia’s strikeout totals declined and his E.R.A. rose as his record fell to 0-4 on Saturday against the Mets.
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Hisashi Iwakuma has a Grade 1 lat strain, will miss 2-4 weeks HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Hisashi Iwakuma could miss up to a month after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat muscle.
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Alex Rodriguez was impressed by Matt Harvey in Saturday’s loss HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Alex Rodriguez is one of many major leaguers Matt Harvey has impressed.
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Adam Wainwright leaves game with left ankle injury suffered while batting Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. St. Louis Cardinals fans everywhere are holding their breath Saturday night after ace Adam Wainwright was helped off the field at Miller Park with a lower leg injury. Wainwright suffered the injury while batting in the fifth inning. As Wainwright skied a popup on the infield, his left ankle twisted in the box. He then planted his left leg to run, but...
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Adrian Beltre sent Garrett Richards an invoice for three broken bats HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Adrian Beltre humorously sent an invoice to Garrett Richards for the three bats he broke on Friday.
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Play of the Day: Freddy Galvis makes superb diving grab and throw for the out HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Freddy Galvis threw his hat into the ring as an early contender for Play of the Year.
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Mets 8, Yankees 2: Matt Harvey’s Pinstriped Dream Leads to Dominant Show in Mets Blue

NY Times: Bats (TIM ROHAN) — The Mets starter Harvey, a Yankees fan as a child, stood on the mound at the beloved Yankee Stadium and dismantled his former favorite team.
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Adam Wainwright exits Saturday’s start with an apparent Achilles injury HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Adam Wainwright suffered an apparent Achilles injury after hitting a pop-up in Saturday's game against the Brewers.
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Freddie Gray protestors flood Camden Street, attempt to disrupt Orioles game Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — On Saturday, protestors started gathering in the streets of Baltimore to express their anger over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who suffered a spinal injury that allegedly occurred while he was being arrested by Baltimore police. According to reports early in the day, the protests were mostly peaceful. However, as the day has gone along, the protests have...
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Joel Peralta dealing with a “dead arm”, could go on the disabled list HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — The Dodgers' thin bullpen could get even thinner if Joel Peralta needs to go on the disabled list.
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Rays designate Allan Dykstra for assignment HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — The Rays designated slugger Allan Dykstra for assignment to make room for Everett Teaford on Saturday.
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Adrian Gonzalez challenges radio host who called him slow to footrace Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Folks, we need to make something perfectly clear here. There's a reason major league players are what they are, major leaguers. And there's a reason the rest of us are left to talk and write about their accomplishments.  They're the best in the world at what they do, and although we may think we have an advantage or two in some athletic capacity — in some cases, it's possible we do — it's...
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