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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst When the Texas Rangers played their first game at Arlington Stadium in 1972 after moving from Washington D.C., only 20,105 fans showed up to watch. The Rangers were playing in a converted…


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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst Josh Johnson joined an elite group on Sunday. The Florida Marlins pitcher allowed one run, a homer to Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford, in a 4-1 win, giving him eight straight games of…


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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst After his first two starts in the majors, Stephen Strasburg appears to be everything he was built up to be. The Washington Nationals right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his…


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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst Although Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig probably won’t change the call, the court of public opinion gives Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Galarraga is the Detroit Tigers pitcher who threw a…


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Baseball Report

By Bob Hurst There’s more than one thing that’s steaming in “Hotlanta” these days. Atlanta’s baseball team — the Braves — finished the month of May off with a flourish, going 16-4 after starting the…


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This Week in Baseball

By Bob Hurst So why exactly were the San Diego Padres leading the National League West at the start of this week? Pitching, for one thing. The Padres went into Monday’s series against Colorado with…