Posts Tagged Baseball

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Pittsburgh Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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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Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction

File - In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court after being sentenced for obstructing justice in a government steroids investigation in San Francisco. Nearly 11 years after Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds may yet overturn his obstruction of justice conviction.

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Stanton speaks out for 1st time since injury

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton still needs to have five teeth fixed or replaced, along with a procedure to assess how much blood remains in his sinus cavity and will be understandably leery the next time he grabs a bat.

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Young Rangers make impression in winning September

Texas Rangers' Nick Martinez works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tim Bogar is winning his September call-up, right alongside the rookies who are making big impressions on the Texas Rangers in the final month.

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Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray, left, is visited by pitching coach Curt Young, center, and catcher Derek Norris in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution.

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