7/3/2013 | Angels open wallet for prized Venezuelan left-hander
The Angels broke from their recent approach to the international signing period on Wednesday when they gave 16-year-old Venezuelan left-handed pitcher Ricardo Sanchez a $580,000 bonus -- over 25 percent of their allotment.
7/3/2013 | Hamilton won't discuss chew speculation
Is Josh Hamilton back to using chewing tobacco, and is it related to his recent hot streak at the plate? The Angels slugger wouldn't say on Wednesday -- though video of some recent at-bats have shown a black substance come out of his mouth and an L.A. Times reporter saw him spit out a wad of chewing tobacco on Tuesday.
7/3/2013 | Better late than never: July no-no not a first
While the 2012 season was home to seven no-hitters, the first of which was thrown on April 21, it seemed hard to imagine that no one had thrown a no-no more than three months into the 2013 season.
7/3/2013 | Price's dominant return changes complexity of AL East
David Price's dominant return Tuesday caused the American League East race to look a little bit different. If it's pitching and defense that decide a close race -- and that's a good bet -- the Rays will take a backseat to no one.
7/3/2013 | Kuroda's MRI clean, but Nova to start Friday
Hiroki Kuroda flew back to New York on Tuesday to have an MRI performed on his left hip flexor. Though the tests came back clean, Kuroda will no longer start on Friday; Ivan Nova will get the nod in his stead.
7/3/2013 | LaTroy passes Cy Young for appearances
When he came into the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 9-1 win against Arizona, LaTroy Hawkins made his 907th career appearance to pass Cy Young for 22nd all-time. Hawkins, who made his Major League debut with the Twins in 1995, has thrown 1,339 innings in his career.
7/3/2013 | Five-run inning lifts Angels to seventh straight win
Albert Pujols' bat may have been silent in his first game against his former club, but the Angels' offense made its presence felt in a 5-1 victory Tuesday night to extend the club's winning streak to seven games.
7/2/2013 | A stroll through Reds no-no history
After Tom Browning's perfect game, the Reds went 24 years without a no-hitter, the longest drought for the club since Jones threw the first one in 1892. On Sept. 28 last season, Homer Bailey finally threw the 15th Cincinnati no-hitter, and be tossed No. 16 on Tuesday.
7/2/2013 | Cuddyer's hit streak ends at 27 games
After 27 games, Michael Cuddyer finally ran into a pitcher his red-hot bat couldn't catch up to. Cuddyer finished 0-for-4 on Tuesday to end the Rockies' longest hitting streak in franchise history at 27 games.
7/2/2013 | No-no drought proved toughness of task
The season's first no-no came on Tuesday night, thanks to the man who delivered the last one in 2012: Homer Bailey. There's a certain feeling of "about time" going around, as though we're entitled to seeing these wonders regularly. We're not.
7/2/2013 | Miggy exits with stiff back, plans to play Wednesday
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera left in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre with back stiffness. Cabrera, however, said after the game that he expects to be fine for Wednesday. "Hopefully it's not a big deal and I can come [Wednesday], get treatment and get ready to play," he said.
7/2/2013 | Gibbons receives ejection for arguing foul ball ruling
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected by home-plate umpire Alan Porter in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 7-6 loss to the Tigers at Rogers Centre.
7/2/2013 | Bailey shares more than No. 34 with Ryan
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey was assigned No. 34 when he was first called up to the Majors in 2007. It wasn't the number Bailey wanted, but it's no coincidence that it's the same number that belonged to Nolan Ryan.
7/2/2013 | Oh no-no: Class of '04 in league of its own
The 2004 First-Year Player Draft produced a remarkable trove of pitching talent. But with each passing year, the class of '04 becomes known more for something else: no-hitters.
7/2/2013 | Domino's dishes out free pizza after Bailey's no-no
Homer Bailey threw the seventh and final no-hitter that matched a Major League Baseball record in 2012, and he just threw the first one in 2013. This time, it means some free pizza.
7/2/2013 | In reaching new plateau, Bailey's evolution clear
When it was over, and they bathed him in Gatorade and left him looking like a guy who accidentally left a red sock in with the white wash, Homer Bailey could bask in the brilliance of having done it again.
7/2/2013 | Votto's heads-up play helps preserve Bailey's no-no
For a split second during his no-hitter against the Giants on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park, Homer Bailey panicked. Joey Votto picked up his pitcher with a key play to preserve Bailey's second career no-hitter.
7/2/2013 | Baker takes extra pleasure in Bailey's double feat
When Homer Bailey pitched his first no-hitter for the Reds against the Pirates on Sept. 28, 2012, someone was quite conspicuous with his absence that night at PNC Park.
7/2/2013 | Been there, spun that: Bailey joins repeat no-no club
Homer Bailey is one of 31 pitchers to record multiple no-hitters in the Majors and among only four active pitchers to achieve the feat -- joining Justin Verlander, Mark Buehrle and Roy Halladay. Bailey also became the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan to throw two no-hitters without another big league pitcher doing it in between.
7/2/2013 | Reds happy just to be part of Homer's show
It seemed like yesterday that the Reds were on the field watching starting pitcher Homer Bailey put the finishing touches on his first no-hitter.
7/2/2013 | Report: Umpire dismissed after failed drug test
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Brian Runge was dismissed after failing a drug test. The news of Runge's dismissal came on June 14 when Chris Conroy was hired as a full-time Major League umpire.
7/2/2013 | Price shows little rust in return from injury
David Price returned to the mound in Cy Young form Tuesday, and Desmond Jennings had three hits, including a homer, drove in four runs and scored another as the Rays won for the seventh consecutive time at Minute Maid Park, 8-0.
7/2/2013 | No-hitters by club
View a complete list of every no-hitter thrown in American and National League history.
7/2/2013 | Pujols leads Angels' tribute to Musial in Anaheim
In a season that has seen St. Louis honor the late Stan Musial in a variety of ways, it was a former Cardinals player -- Albert Pujols -- that spearheaded an effort to make sure the Angels did the same.
7/2/2013 | Holliday scratched with neck, back stiffness
For the second straight game, manager Mike Matheny was forced to make a late change to his starting lineup. On Tuesday, it was Matt Holliday who, due to neck and upper-back stiffness, had to be pulled out.
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