Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke star for Dodgers in big win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

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Dodgers Vs. Giants Recap: Puig Has Historic Night In Win

Yasiel Puig made his return to the lineup Friday and started in center field for the first time this season and seventh time in his career. Puig didn’t waste much time in announcing his return as he hit a one-out triple in the first inning. Adrian Gonzalez followed with an RBI single to give the L...

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Jon Lester Open To Re-Signing With Red Sox Even If Traded By Boston

A trade involving Jon Lester wouldn’t necessarily signify the end of his Boston Red Sox tenure. Lester, who is set to become a free agent after this season, told reporters after Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field that he would be open to re-signing with the Red Sox over ...

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Pedro Moura , OC Register, MLB Reporter
Yasiel Puig was asked by a TV reporter if he saw the ball well tonight. He made bug eyes and stuck his tongue out.
@pedromoura | | 46m | Score: 190
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Ballgame! #Dodgers win!! First place!!!
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 137
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
We coming for first place. Kershaw on the mound tomorrow.
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 130
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FoxSports.com , MLB News and Updates
THREE TRIPLES!! THREE!! Yasiel Puig has three triples tonight, the 1st Dodger to hit 3 in a game in 103 years. #Dodgers
@MLBONFOX | | 2h | Score: 108
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Yes, we aren’t in first place yet. Yes, Clayton Kershaw is on the mound tomorrow. #excited
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 85
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Jimmy Traina , Sports Illustrated, Sportswriter
Derek Jeter with quite the reaction to Ichiro's first HR this season. t.co/lMCaIUWvg6
@JimmyTraina | | 6h | Score: 85
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#SFGiants, #Pirates each have two high-level scouts watching Price-Lester tonight in St. Petersburg.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 6h | Score: 70
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Victor Rojas , Los Angeles Angels, TV Broadcaster
@VictorRojas29 | | 1h | Score: 65
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Dylan Hernandez , Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
#Dodgers' five triples ties franchise record. Last time in 1921.
@dylanohernandez | | 2h | Score: 63
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Keith Law , MLB Writer
Rays let go of all their California area scouts today. Bizarre move, not one I've ever heard of before.
@keithlaw | | 3h | Score: 59
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FoxSports.com , MLB News and Updates
CORRECTION: the last Dodger player to hit 3 triples in 1 game was Jimmy Sheckard in 1901, 113 years ago Yasiel Puig has 3 tonight! #Dodgers
@MLBONFOX | | 2h | Score: 55
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Ballgame over, Yankees win, 6-4 over the Blue Jays. New York has won 7 of 8 coming out of the break.
@BryanHoch | | 5h | Score: 53
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Joe Girardi said that he doesn't think it's realistic to have Mark Teixeira back in the lineup this weekend. Maybe Monday in Texas.
@BryanHoch | | 5h | Score: 51
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Kole Calhoun is a very good player. Underrated. Short, powerful swing. He's got a chance to play in this league for a long time.
@jonmorosi | | 2h | Score: 43
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#Braves, #Orioles, #Mariners, #Cubs, #Nationals also have top evaluators present for Price-Lester.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 6h | Score: 43
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Larry Stone , Seattle Times, National Baseball Writer
6) 7 ip, 2h, 1r (0 er); 7) 7 ip, 5h, 1r #Mariners
@StoneLarry | | 1h | Score: 42
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Larry Stone , Seattle Times, National Baseball Writer
Remember yesterday when #Mariners were on pace to score 5 more runs than last year? Now they're on identical 624-run pace.
@StoneLarry | | 1h | Score: 42
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
John Sterling calls this "like an old-time Yankees game" ... six runs, 11 hits, two homers. Just like grandpa used to watch back in 2012.
@BryanHoch | | 5h | Score: 42
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
Dan Uggla called up by #SFGIants, in starting lineup vs #Dodgers.
@BillShaikin | | 8h | Score: 42
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Dylan Hernandez , Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
Puig's three triples ties #Dodgers all-time record.
@dylanohernandez | | 2h | Score: 40
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The Grand Slam: Billy Butler's pinch-hit homer lifts Royals over Indians t.co/7UkR4Z695q
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Pedro Moura , OC Register, MLB Reporter
On Day 1 of Don Mattingly's latest experiment, Yasiel Puig in CF: t.co/NziQUkOx0i
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Pedro Moura , OC Register, MLB Reporter
Yasiel Puig was asked by a TV reporter if he saw the ball well tonight. He made bug eyes and stuck his tongue out.
@pedromoura | | 46m | Score: 190
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Larry Stone , Seattle Times, National Baseball Writer
6) 7 ip, 2h, 1r (0 er); 7) 7 ip, 5h, 1r #Mariners
@StoneLarry | | 1h | Score: 42
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Steve Melewski , MASNsports.com, Orioles Reporter
Chris Davis hits tie-breaking homer in 10th as Orioles top Seattle: The pitching match-up between right-hander... t.co/1WdLYSjhHN
@masnSteve | | 1h | Score: 2
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Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 8, Giants 1 t.co/VR3oJ2Pmdg
@ESPNLosAngeles | | 1h | Score: 2
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ESPN New York , Sports News and Updates
Price, Rays prevail with rally over Red Sox t.co/hCUCFqUL1N
@ESPNNewYork | | 1h | Score: 5
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ESPN New York , Sports News and Updates
Jon Lester of Boston Red Sox would re-sign with team as free agent even if traded t.co/40cOYU7PTt
@ESPNNewYork | | 1h | Score: 2
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Larry Stone , Seattle Times, National Baseball Writer
Remember yesterday when #Mariners were on pace to score 5 more runs than last year? Now they're on identical 624-run pace.
@StoneLarry | | 1h | Score: 42
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Steve Melewski , MASNsports.com, Orioles Reporter
O'Day got win and reduced his ERA to an even 1.00 at 5 ER over 45 IP. He's pitched 15 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
@masnSteve | | 1h | Score: 35
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Yes, we aren’t in first place yet. Yes, Clayton Kershaw is on the mound tomorrow. #excited
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 85
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
We coming for first place. Kershaw on the mound tomorrow.
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 130
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Ballgame! #Dodgers win!! First place!!!
@DodgersNation | | 1h | Score: 137
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Mark Saxon , ESPNLosAngeles.com, Sportswriter
Kenley Jansen now ambling out to the bullpen, which should not be happening
@markasaxon | | 1h | Score: 5
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Steve Melewski , MASNsports.com, Orioles Reporter
With win the Orioles are a season high 12g over at 57-45. Still lead AL East by 3 after their 15th win in 21g. Are 5-3 on road trip.
@masnSteve | | 1h | Score: 22
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Tim Kawakami , Mercury News, Sportswriter
All 3 Dodgers starters are on extra rest this series because of yesterday's off day. Very relevant tonight vs. Lincecum's irregular rest.
@timkawakami | | 1h | Score: 5
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NESN , Sports News and Updates
Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Showing What Boston Missed This Season t.co/r68RCD2s9L
@NESN | | 1h | Score: 5
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Lyle Spencer , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
No reliever in the game has been better than #Orioles Darren O'Day past month or so. Right there with #Angels Joe Smith and Jepsen.
@LyleMSpencer | | 1h | Score: 5
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THREE TRIPLES!! THREE!! Yasiel Puig has three triples tonight, the 1st Dodger to hit 3 in a game in 103 years. #Dodgers
@MLBONFOX | | 2h | Score: 108
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Indians Looking To Add Starter, Outfielder

The Indians are in the market for a starting pitcher and a right-handed hitting outfielder, reports Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer. While the team is looking for a way to add a number one type rotation piece, Hoynes says that looks unlikely at present. Adding a piece of the magnitude of David Price...

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Cardinals To Sign A.J. Pierzynski

The Cardinals have agreed to a deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported that the sides were moving towards an agreement, with Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reporting that Pierzynski woul...

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Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4

NEW YORK -- It was home run derby for three innings and then all zeroes after that. In the third, Ichiro hit the last of the game's four homers, which gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead. That is how it finished. Streaking: Overall, the Yankees have won seven of eight since the All-Star break. They own the ...

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Reports: Veteran Catcher A.J. Pierzynski Joining St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will bolster their depth at catcher by signing veteran A.J. Pierzynski. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Friday night that Pierzynski already is in Chicago, where the Cardinals will continue their three-game series with the Cubs on Saturday and Sunday. According to Derric...

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Bryan Hoch - MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Joe Girardi said that he doesn't think it's realistic to have Mark Teixeira back in the lineup this weekend. Maybe Monday in Texas.
@BryanHoch | | 5h | Score: 51

East Notes: Price, Lester, Howard, Papelbon, Mets, Braves

All eyes are on Tampa, where David Price of the Rays and Jon Lester of the Red Sox are squaring off in a match-up of top starting pitchers — and top potential trade pieces. And that includes many top scouts around the game, as several reports suggest. At least 17 clubs have eyes in the stands, twe...

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Bryan Hoch - MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Ballgame over, Yankees win, 6-4 over the Blue Jays. New York has won 7 of 8 coming out of the break.
@BryanHoch | | 5h | Score: 53

Johnny Damon Owns ‘Last Supper’ Painting Of Him, Old Red Sox Teammates

Johnny Damon looked like Jesus for much of his Boston Red Sox tenure. He has a painting to prove it. Damon spent four seasons with the Red Sox from 2002 through 2005, during which he sported long locks and plenty of facial hair. Red Sox fans often made reference to “WWJDD” — What Would Johnny ...

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Report: Cardinals in the process of signing A.J. Pierzynski

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals are in the process of signing free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. This would force George Kottaras out, and the Cardinals signed him all of two weeks ago. Goold adds that the Cardinals are trying to get the deal done in time for...

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Cards making a move for a catcher

CHICAGO • After Friday's loss to the Cubs, the Cardinals made a move that hints at the addition of a catcher before Saturday's game at Wrigley Field. The likely addition is free-agent A.J. Pierzynski. George Kottaras, who was added just before the All-Star break, had packed his gear and was leavin...

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Cardinals Working On Deal With A.J. Pierzynski

The Cardinals are working on a deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter). The recently-added George Kottaras would be the odd man out if a deal gets done, which Goold implies is likely.

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Catching Meals Across America: Anthony's Recker-mendations

MILWAUKEE—Major-league players receive about $100 extra to spend on meals for every away game on the road. Few take better advantage than Anthony Recker, the Mets' backup catcher, amateur chef and resident gourmet. Instead of relying on room service or whatever he finds right outside the front doo...

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Jimmy Traina - Sports Illustrated, Sportswriter
Derek Jeter with quite the reaction to Ichiro's first HR this season. t.co/lMCaIUWvg6
@JimmyTraina | | 6h | Score: 85