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Tampa ace David Price won his 20th game of the season today when he led the Rays to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. I have a column that will run on this blog tomorrow (Monday) about Price but for now, here are some additional questions he answered that did not [...]

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“I can’t say no. I gotta say yeah,” Tamapa ace David Price told The Eagle-Tribune when asked if he was the AL Cy Young before Wednesday’s game against Boston at Fenway Park. It’s a big day for Price and his Cy Young candidacy. The 27-year-old Price, who was the first overall pick in the 2007 [...]

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1. The Oakland Athletics are 28th out of 30 teams in batting average (.237). But they are seventh in homers (191) and 10th in extra-base hits (483). 2. Yoenis Cespedes will finish second for the AL Rookie of the Year behind Mike Trout. Cespedes has 22 homers, 80 RBIs, 25 doubles, four triples, a .288 [...]

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No major league hitter has won the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. With just four days left this regular season, Miguel Cabrera leads the American League in batting average (.327) by six points over second-place Mike Trout and RBIs (136), with 11 more than second-place Josh Hamilton. Cabrera is tied for first in homers (43) with Hamilton. [...]

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Remember John Tudor, who the Red Sox drafted in the third round during the 1976 amateur draft? Tudor pitched five seasons (1979-83)  for Boston. His best season came in 1985 for the St. Louis Cardinals when he was 21-8 with a 1.93 ERA and led the NL with 10 shutouts and a 0.938 WHIP. He [...]

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The Boston Red Sox have named Jason Varitek special assistant to GM Ben Cherington. “Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward,” Cherington said. “He will be involved in a number of areas including Major League personnel decisions, evaluations, and mentorship and [...]

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