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Rays acquire outfielder Arcia from Twins
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The Rays acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins for cash or a player to be named later on Friday afternoon.

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Grand theft homer: Rays rob O's twice
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One could have sworn Kevin Kiermaier was playing on Friday night.

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Moore unravels in 6th as Rays drop 8th straight
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Manny Machado homered in his return from a four-game suspension as the Orioles used a four-run sixth inning to rally in Friday’s 6-3 series-opening win over the Rays.

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Refsnyder continues surge with go-ahead hit
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Tommy Milone was avoiding Rob Refsnyder. By the time the rookie utility player’s third at-bat came around in the fourth inning of the Yankees’ 5-3 victory over the Twins on Friday night, Refsnyder hadn’t yet gotten anything to hit. Milone had been working him away all game, mixing fastballs and changeups to keep him just […]

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Tanaka, Yankees benefit from Twins miscues
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Despite an uncharacteristically laborious outing from ace Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees capitalized on three Twins errors, plating three unearned runs on the way to a 5-3 series-opening victory over Minnesota on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

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Hicks finds power stroke vs. former club
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Once in a while, Aaron Hicks said, he’ll shoot some of his old Twins teammates a text. But not too often. He’s a Yankee now. So while he said it was “pretty crazy” to play against his former teammates Friday night at Yankee Stadium, he added it didn’t make it feel extra special when he […]

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O's, 2nd-rounder Dietz reportedly reach deal
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The Orioles have agreed to terms with second-round Draft pick Matthias Dietz, the No. 69 overall selection, according to a report from MLB.com’s Jim Callis on Friday. Dietz, a 20-year-old junior college right-hander, will sign for a $1.3 million bonus, according to Callis — slightly over the allotted slot value for the 69th pick, $934,400. […]

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Despite turnaround, Headley sees room to improve
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Since May 18, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley has posted a .308/.371/.452 line in 30 games. He said that he is pleased to have battled out of the worst slump of his career, but he still sees room for improvement, particularly with runners in scoring position (9-for-47, .191).

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Yankees agree with third-round pick Martinez
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The Yankees have signed third-round pick Nolan Martinez for a $1.15 million bonus, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo reported on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal.

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Saunders' 2013 adjustment key to success
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Michael Saunders’ offensive ascension has been a welcome addition the Blue Jays’ lineup, but the Victoria, B.C., native believes it was only a matter of time.

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Machado set to return for O's opener vs. Rays
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The Orioles welcome back Manny Machado for their four-game series over three days with Tampa Bay that begins Friday. Machado finished serving his four-game suspension after Wednesday’s game for his altercation with Royals righty Yordano Ventura, but the O’s had Thursday off.

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Relentless O's deliver win for Ubaldo
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The Orioles scored at least one run in five straight innings and right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez notched a quality start as the O’s earned a 7-2 win over the Padres on Wednesday night to split the two-game series. The victory ends a two-game skid for the Orioles and keeps them atop the American League East.

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