Twins teammates Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins really are two of a kind

Daddy day care needed a little help. For all of the things Joe Mauer does well – hit a baseball, rap, befuddle faux video-game pitchmen – handling his infant twin girls by himself one day this offseason was proving a smidge hairy. Assistance came in the form of a familiar face. Glen Perkins has ...

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Jeff Passan
Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
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Jeff Passan - Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
100 years of history summed up in one half-inning. How very, very Cubs of them.
@JeffPassan | | 29m | Score: 740
Top tweets
Jack Magruder , FoxSportsArizona.com, Dbacks Beat Writer
#Dbacks analyst Bob Brenly, after TV shows young Cubs fan dismayed w/ Montero's tying 1B: "That's exactly what his grandfather looked like."
@JackMagruder | | 35m | Score: 1095
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Jeff Passan , Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
100 years of history summed up in one half-inning. How very, very Cubs of them.
@JeffPassan | | 29m | Score: 740
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves starters have majors-leading 1.50 ERA, 2 earned runs or fewer in 20 of 21 games, inc. 1 or no earned runs in 10 of the past 11
@ajcbraves | | 47m | Score: 470
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
The Giants have played in five ballparks this season. Belt has homered in all of them.
@AlexPavlovic | | 48m | Score: 310
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Corey Brock , MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
#Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have TJ surgery tomorrow. Technically a revision of the UCL.
@FollowThePadres | | 1h | Score: 262
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David Kaplan , Comcast Sportsnet, Sportscaster
A ground ball that could end the game hits the 2nd base bag? That is Chicago Cubs baseball for the past 50 years.
@thekapman | | 25m | Score: 235
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Keith Law , MLB Writer
None of this would have happened if the Cubs had invited Sosa to the ceremony...
@keithlaw | | 29m | Score: 210
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Jayson Stark , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Aaron Harang has faced 106 hitters this year - & given up 10 hits. Cliff Lee is giving up 11 hits per 9 innings. Baseball is amazing.
@jaysonst | | 5h | Score: 143
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Ivan Nova has asked for a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
@BryanHoch | | 2h | Score: 108
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Kevin McAlpin , Braves Radio Network, MLB Reporter
Aaron Harang became the first pitcher to start a season with 5 appearances with 6+ IP and 1 ER or fewer since Pedro Martinez in '97. #Braves
@KevinMcAlpin | | 2h | Score: 108
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Nick Piecoro , Arizona Republic, Diamonbacks Beat Writer
Mark Trumbo has a stress fracture in his left foot, MRI shows. Will go for second opinion.
@nickpiecoro | | 8m | Score: 80
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
Manny Machado played 7 innings at 3B today in final extended spring game. Was 3 for 4 with 3 singles. Heading north tmrw. #orioles
@EddieInTheYard | | 1h | Score: 80
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BigLeagueStew.com , MLB News and Updates
#Cubs just blew a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning on the day they're celebrating Wrigley's 100th anniversary. Because they're the Cubs.
@bigleaguestew | | 35m | Score: 70
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Brittany Ghiroli , MLB.com, Orioles Beat Writer
For those who have asked about Johan Santana's velocity, was told today he's around 84 mph. #Orioles
@Britt_Ghiroli | | 58m | Score: 70
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Evan Grant , Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
Perez's scoreless streak of 25 innings is now 5th longest by a starter in #Rangers history.
@Evan_P_Grant | | 7m | Score: 65
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Pete Abraham , Boston Globe, Red Sox Beat Writer
Mets mgr. Terry Collins mentioned Daisuke Matsuzaka as a potential closer. There’s a second pitcher named Daisuke Matsuzaka?
@PeteAbe | | 1h | Score: 63
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Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Phillies tonight. Asche sits again. Galvis plays third. t.co/phiLyrurQU
@JSalisburyCSN | | 12m | Score: 60
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Nick Piecoro , Arizona Republic, Diamonbacks Beat Writer
Holy smokes, Dbacks just came back with three in the ninth. Miguel Montero delivers tying single, now they've got go-ahead run on third.
@nickpiecoro | | 36m | Score: 60
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
Do Cubs fans consider Starlin Castro an elite shortstop? A ninth-inning error like that is maddening.
@jonmorosi | | 49m | Score: 60
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Latest tweets
Joel Sherman , New York Post, Baseball Writer
Cool night at Fenway, opponent again for Pineda is #Redsox Will we have another pine tar incident? #Yankees
@Joelsherman1 | | 2m | Score: 10
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
Manny Machado slated to play at Frederick through the weekend, but that could change based on what he needs. #Orioles
@EddieInTheYard | | 4m | Score: 5
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Jeff Wilson , Star-Telegram, Texas Rangers Reporter
Eight-pitch eighth-inning for Martin Perez. At 94 pitches, he'll be given a chance for a second straight three-hit shutout. #Rangers
@JeffWilson_FWST | | 7m | Score: 15
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Evan Grant , Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
Perez's scoreless streak of 25 innings is now 5th longest by a starter in #Rangers history.
@Evan_P_Grant | | 7m | Score: 65
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Brian McTaggart , MLB.com, Astros Beat Writer
Astros starters had a 1.86 ERA in the three-game series against the Mariners.
@brianmctaggart | | 7m | Score: 10
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Nick Piecoro , Arizona Republic, Diamonbacks Beat Writer
Mark Trumbo has a stress fracture in his left foot, MRI shows. Will go for second opinion.
@nickpiecoro | | 8m | Score: 80
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FoxSportsArizona.com , News and Updates
#Dbacks rally in the 9th to defeat the Cubs 7-5. #WrigleyField100
@FOXSPORTSAZ | | 10m | Score: 30
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Matthew B. Mowery , Oakland Press, Tigers Beat Writer
Best two #Tigers in terms of Defensive Runs Saved? Miggy and Kinsler at +2 each. Rajai (+1) and Tyler Collins (+1) the only others above 0
@matthewbmowery | | 10m | Score: 20
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ESPNBoston.com , News and Updates
Red Sox blog: Nava: Only 75 PA, but numbers unforgiving t.co/zyxACgQDYl
@ESPNBoston | | 12m | Score: 5
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Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Phillies tonight. Asche sits again. Galvis plays third. t.co/phiLyrurQU
@JSalisburyCSN | | 12m | Score: 60
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Bruce Levine , ESPN Radio, Baseball Reporter
Ruggiano to get an MRI, per Renteria
@ESPNChiCubs | | 12m | Score: 5
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Bob Nightengale , USA Today, Baseball Writer
The #Cubs lose on Wrigley's 100th birthday, and the #Dbacks rally with 5 runs in 9th for easily the biggest win of their nightmare season
@BNightengale | | 13m | Score: 55
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Ryan Lawrence , Delaware Times, Phillies Beat Writer
Phillies lineup. t.co/l23YOvSrM6
@ryanlawrence21 | | 13m | Score: 5
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
The #Orioles are 9-5 in games which they dont commit an error, 0-5 when making at least one error, per O's game notes.
@EddieInTheYard | | 13m | Score: 15
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John Shea , San Francisco Chronicle, Baseball Writer
And now here's #athletics president Mike Crowley's response to Coliseum Authority's accusations: t.co/KHf3nnxdng
@JohnSheaHey | | 14m | Score: 5
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Brittany Ghiroli , MLB.com, Orioles Beat Writer
Per O' game notes: Nelson Cruz has driven in at least 1R in the last 5 games. The last Oriole to have a 6gm streak was Chris Davis last yr.
@Britt_Ghiroli | | 14m | Score: 10
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Mark Bowman , MLB.com, Braves Beat Writer
After Harang extended his magical run, Gattis delivered yet another decisive late-inning blow t.co/ad9iPtTaB7 #Braves
@mlbbowman | | 17m | Score: 10
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
First homer of the year for Sanchez, who really, really needed that one. Fifth of the day for the Giants.
@AlexPavlovic | | 18m | Score: 5
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John Gambadoro , 620 KTAR Arizona, Sports Radio Host
Solid two outings by Trevor Cahill out of the pen to keep Arizona in the game.
@Gambo987 | | 18m | Score: 10
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Scott Merkin , MLB.com, White Sox Beat Writer
Dunn on Pujols: "If you don’t realize how many home runs that is, go print out all 500 of them. That’s a lot of home runs."
@scottmerkin | | 18m | Score: 10
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Jack Magruder - FoxSportsArizona.com, Dbacks Beat Writer
#Dbacks analyst Bob Brenly, after TV shows young Cubs fan dismayed w/ Montero's tying 1B: "That's exactly what his grandfather looked like."
@JackMagruder | | 35m | Score: 1095
Corey Brock - MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
#Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have TJ surgery tomorrow. Technically a revision of the UCL.
@FollowThePadres | | 1h | Score: 262
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Gattis’ pinch double in 8th lifts Braves to 3-1 win over Marlins

Whatever it is that’s ailed the Braves offense lately, it hasn’t affected Evan Gattis. And for that, the Braves were thankful again Wednesday. Two days after Gattis hit a 10th-inning walk-off homer to beat the Marlins in the series opener, the big catcher came off the bench to hit a two-out, two...

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer
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Game 22 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

Here are the lineups. 7:10 p.m. TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN/WEEI, WFAN Yankees vs. Lackey: Suzuki 33-113, Jeter 23-83, Teixeira 23-73, Roberts 12-45, Soriano 8-43, Gardner 11-34, Ellsbury 6-23, Beltran 4-19, Johnson 4-18, McCann 2-3, Solarte 1-3, Anna 0-2, Murphy 0-1. Stat of the Day: Jacoby Ellsbury had 3...

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Matt Pepin
Boston.com, Sports Editor
2h

Neftali Feliz has returned to Arlington with general soreness

OAKLAND, Calif. – While the Texas Rangers find themselves with a shortage of relief arms due to the injury to Pedro Figueroa, they will not replace him with Neftali Feliz. Feliz has returned from Triple-A Round Rock to Arlington with general soreness and fatigue, but no significant physical issue,...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
3h
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Source: Daniel Nava sent to Triple-A

Daniel Nava's slow start cost him a spot on the Boston Red Sox roster on Wednesday, the team optioning him to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for an emergency reliever in Alex Wilson, according to a Sox source. Wilson is needed to bolster a taxed Red Sox bullpen that has had to bail out starting pit...

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News and Updates
3h

Game 21: Reds at Pirates

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Mark Sheldon
MLB.com, Reds Beat Writer
4h

Breaking News - Nava optioned, Wilson called up

Contributing Writer Following last night's 9-3 loss to the Yankees in game 1 of their 3-game series with New York, and with back-to-back short outings by Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester, the Red Sox have optioned outfielder Daniel Nava to Pawtucket and called up pitcher Alex Wilson. Nava (pictured) had...

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RedSoxLife.com
News and Updates
4h

Reports: Daniel Nava To Be Optioned To Triple-A; Alex Wilson Recalled

The Boston Red Sox have been carrying a crowded outfield this season, and Daniel Nava reportedly will become the first casualty. With the Red Sox’s bullpen running on fumes and Shane Victorino nearly ready to return, Nava will be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, according to multip...

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NESN
Sports News and Updates
4h

Matt Harrison returns to the Texas Rangers rotation on Friday

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
4h
Jayson Stark - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Aaron Harang has faced 106 hitters this year - & given up 10 hits. Cliff Lee is giving up 11 hits per 9 innings. Baseball is amazing.
@jaysonst | | 5h | Score: 143

Hamels Back, Phillies Finally Healthy

Cole Hamels rejoins the Phillies rotation tonight at Dodger Stadium. I’m not sure if this is an interesting fact or a case of digging too deep, but yesterday I discovered that today will be just the sixth day since the final month of the 2011 season that the Phillies will not have at least one eve...

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Todd Zolecki
MLB.com, Phillies Beat Writer
5h

Gardner joins Taylor Hooton Foundation; Teixeira expands Dream Team 25

While we’re waiting for tonight’s second game at Fenway, here are a couple of notes on Yankees doing good things in the community. These are basically just press releases, but it’s good stuff from both Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira. McKinney, TX – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced tod...

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Chad Jennings
LoHud.com, Yankees Reporter
5h

Brewers prospect Johnny Hellweg likely needs Tommy John surgery

Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg, who was acquired from the Angels as part of the Zack Greinke swap in July of 2012, has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery. Hellweg struggled mightily in his MLB debut last season, walking ...

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NBCSports.com
MLB News and Updates
6h