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Angels lose Richards for 6-9 months with knee injury

Angels right-hander Garrett Richards sustained a torn patellar tendon in his left knee during a nasty tumble Wednesday night and will undergo season-ending surgery next week.

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Yankees RHP Tanaka to throw BP Saturday

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has progressed to live batting practice and will face hitters Saturday, his first exposure to hitters since being diagnosed with a partially torn right elbow ligament.

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Price loses to Rays despite tossing 1-hitter

Tigers left-hander David Price threw eight, one-hit innings but still lost 1-0 Thursday to his former Tampa Bay Rays teammates in his much-anticipated return to Tropicana Field.

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Puig, Cano, Pujols to play in All-Star series

All-Stars Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols lead the Major League roster that will travel to Japan in November for a five-game series against Samurai Japan, the country's National Team, in All-Star Series 2014.

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Tigers' Verlander to start Saturday

Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is planning to start Saturday at Minnesota after pain-free throwing sessions in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Game roundup: Porcello's 3-hitter leads Tigers over Rays

Rick Porcello retired 20 consecutive batters, and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Wednesday night.

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Giants win protest; game at Wrigley will resume

The San Francisco Giants will get another shot at the Chicago Cubs after Major League Baseball reversed the umpires' decision to end Tuesday's game after 4 1/2 innings due to unplayable field conditions at Wrigley Field.

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Selig: Oakland A's need new park

Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig says a new ballpark must be on the frontburner for the Oakland Athletics to remain competitive.

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La Russa: Report of Gibson's return 'inaccurate'

Struggling through a disappointing season, there was a report the Arizona Diamondbacks were expected to retain Kirk Gibson as manager next year. Not so fast, says Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.

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Game roundup: Unplayable field helps Cubs win

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 in a game that was delayed due to poor field conditions and finally called after 4 1/2 innings.

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