Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring (The Associated Press)

Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room. All over spring training, there's been an outbreak of wrecked elbows and pained pitchers. ''It doesn't surprise me at all,'' Tommy John himself said Tuesday. ''Tommy John surgery will grow exponentially in the next 50 years.'' ''I really think there will come a day when if you have 12 pitchers on your staff, 10 will have had Tommy John surgery,'' the 70-year-old lefty told The Associated Press from his home in Watertown, N.Y. Still, this recent wave makes Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell wince.

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Baseball-Highlights of Thursday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

(Adds more games) Sept 19 (The Sports Exchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League Baseball games - - - Red Sox 3, Orioles 1 John Lackey fired a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park to clinch a playoff berth. Boston are assured of at least a wild card and are all but certain to clinch the American League East, nine games clear at the top. The Red Sox, who avoided a sweep in the three-game series, will be in the postseason for the first time since 2009. ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

Sept 14 (The Sports Exchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Red Sox 5, Yankees 1 Jon Lester pitched eight brilliant innings and the Boston Red Sox continued their September surge with a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Saturday. Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes each had two hits for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on their way to their 10th win this month and 16th in their past 20 games. ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

Sept 13 (The Sports Exchange - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Red Sox 8, Yankees 4 Jarrod Saltalamacchia's seventh-inning grand slam broke open a tied game and helped the Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Friday. Saltalamacchia's slam off Yankees reliever Preston Claiborne was the third grand slam of his career and first since May 5, 2009. New York starter Hiroki Kuroda, who began the inning, took the loss. ...

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 9 (The Sports Xchange) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reinjured his surgically repaired left ankle and was not in the lineup against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. On Monday, ESPN reported the Yankees do not know if their captain will be able to return this season. With the regular season ending in three weeks, manager Joe Girardi would not guarantee that the 39-year-old Jeter would return. Jeter has played in only 17 games this season and is batting .190. ...

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MLB rounduip: Girardi won’t say if Jeter will return (The SportsXchange)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reinjured his surgically repaired left ankle and was not in the lineup against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. On Monday, ESPN reported the Yankees do not know if their captain will be able to return this season.

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Baseball-Highlights of Sunday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

(Adds Reds v Dodgers in final par) Sept 8 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games. - - - - Yankees 4, Red Sox 3 In a crazy ending to a crazy series, Ichiro Suzuki scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the New York Yankees overcame Mariano Rivera's blown save and salvaged the finale of their series against the Boston Red Sox with a 4-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. ...

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 8 (The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox have lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury indefinitely, but pitcher Clay Buchholz is expected to return to action on Tuesday. Ellsbury is out with a non-displaced compressed fracture of his right foot, Red Sox manager John Farrell said on Sunday, according to the team website. Farrell said the Red Sox hope Ellsbury can return by the end of the regular season, which would allow him to participate in the playoffs. Ellsbury, 29, was injured on Aug 28, when he fouled a ball off his foot. He is batting .299 with 31 doubles and 52 steals in 56 ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Saturday’s Major League games (Reuters)

(Adds early games) Sept 7 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League Baseball games. - - - - Red Sox 13, Yankees 9 Mike Napoli homered twice while Jonny Gomes homered and drove in four runs, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 13-9 victory over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Napoli recorded his 13th career, and third of the season, double home run game. He hit a two-run shot in the second inning and a solo shot in the ninth. Napoli has 18 RBI against New York this season, with eight coming in this series. ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

Aug 28 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games - - - - Red Sox 4, Orioles 3 Dustin Pedroia delivered a game-tying, two-run double in the seventh inning, and pinch hitter Mike Carp came through with an RBI single an inning later as the Boston Red Sox came from behind to win their fourth straight game. John Lackey pitched into the eighth inning and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and two stolen bases for the Red Sox, who won for the seventh time in 10 contests to maintain a 2 1/2-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. ...

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