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  1. Red Sox top sloppy Rays 11-3

    Red Sox top sloppy Rays 11-3

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  2. Sanchez to help Tigers in relief?

    AJ Mass

    While the Detroit Tigers remain optimistic that Anibal Sanchez will be able to pitch again for the team at some point in 2014, it's looking more and more like he'll be used out of the bullpen, rather than in the rotation. According to Lynn Henn...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  3. Stephen Strasburg solves Braves as Nationals close in on NL East ...

    Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  4. A's still optimistic after Lester's big game

    Christina Kahrl

    CHICAGO -- The Athletics didn't anticipate exactly this situation would arise when they traded for Jon Lester: Must-win games in September, against an also-ran, after a crushing loss in extras, after losing a series to the Astros, after falling so fa...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  5. Francisco Liriano-led Pirates shut out Cubs at Wrigley

    Josh Harrison delivered once again when Pittsburgh needed a big hit. Then he limped off with a left ankle injury that could become a significant problem for the Pirates.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  6. Pedroia likely to return this weekend

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- Dustin Pedroia will not play in Thursday's series finale against the Yankees, but showed sufficient improvement to make Red Sox manager John Farrell optimistic that he will play in this weekend's series at Fenway Park against the Toronto ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Pedroia may miss Yankees series

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As expected, Dustin Pedroia sat out a second straight game Monday with concussion symptoms, and manager John Farrell said it would be "optimistic" to expect him to play this week in New York against the Yankees. "He's a lit...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  8. Tanaka timetable becoming clear?

    The New York Yankees appear to be very optimistic that Masahiro Tanaka will be able to pitch again for the team before the end of the season following a strong simulated game Thursday morning. Bob Nightengale of USA Today offered up the following ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. Will Wada remain in Cubs plans?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have found some reasons to be optimistic about the future of the franchise, even in the midst of what looks to be a last-place finish in the National League Central. One of those positives has been the pitching of 33-year-old Tsuyosh...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  10. Pirates looking to make moves?

    AJ Mass

    After winning just three of their last 11 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still optimistic that they have enough left in the tank to make the playoffs again in 2014. However, while there aren't any glaring weaknesses on their roster, the team is pl...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  11. Girardi: 'I will be optimistic'

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi is the eternal optimist, but the way his team has failed to respond to the "challenge" in front of it this week -- win the series against the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox, teams with a combined record of 113-141 --...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  12. Gonzalez hopes for quick recovery

    AJ Mass

    There's a chance that the Colorado Rockies may have to start the 2015 season without Carlos Gonzalez, although the team remains optimistic that the outfielder could be able to start spring training at the same time as the rest of his teammates. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  13. Owner Hal Steinbrenner expects New York Yankees to 'step it up'

    Sounding much like his late father, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said his team's offense has to snap out of its funk and he's optimistic New York will return to the playoffs after a one-year absence.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  14. When will Craig be back?

    AJ Mass

    In his first game with the Boston Red Sox, newly acquired Allen Craig promptly proceeded to sprain his left foot and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Now, the team is cautiously optimistic that those 15 days are all that Craig will miss. As...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  15. Sox optimistic on Craig's return

    Gordon Edes

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Red Sox are betting outfielder Allen Craig, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals as part of last week's Jon Lester deal, will be healthy, even though his performance dropped off markedly after he suffered a serious injury to h...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  16. St. Louis Cardinals 'optimistic' Michael Wacha will return this y...

    Michael Wacha, out since mid-June with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, has been cleared to begin a throwing program for the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014