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Woman hit by foul ball sues Red Sox owner

Stephanie Taubin says she was hit by a foul ball while sitting in Fenway Park's EMC Club behind home plate on June 17, 2014. The ball came through an area usually protected by glass that had been removed for repairs.

Nice catch, kid

A young Rangers fan can't help but jump around in celebration after snagging a foul ball.


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Mariners relieved GM Jack Zduriencik of his duties Since Zduriencik's 1st season w/ Mariners (2009), M's have 5th-lowest win pct in MLB

Mariners fire GM Jack Zduriencik

The Mariners are 59-69 this season, fourth in the AL West. Zduriencik had been the team's GM since 2008. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for rest of the 2015 season.

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#Mariners relieve Jack Zduriencik of GM duties. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for remainder of the 2015 season.

A Little League homer in the bigs

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.


Reds owner: Manager's job safe for now

Despite losing 11 of 12 entering Thursday, Bob Castellini said he wouldn't fire Bryan Price before the season is over: "You look at everything after the season. But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."

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Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

Too often are fans at baseball games hit by a foul ball or broken bat. But increasing safety measures is more complicated than simply extending the nets, writes Jayson Stark. An engineering challenge

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That's the way to use your feet

A line drive ricocheted off Mets RHP Carlos Torres perfectly to 1B Daniel Murphy -- who flipped it back to Torres for the out. The good ol' 1-3-1.


Wilmer Flores is a cult hero

Flores wanted to stay a Met so bad he cried on the field when he thought he'd been traded. One month later, fans still adore him for it. Quite a turnaround

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It's going! It's going! It's -- off a catwalk

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a ball that was surely meant for the outfield stands -- but Tropicana Field's catwalk had other plans.


What you didn't know about the LLWS

Only two players have appeared in the LLWS, College World Series and major league World Series. Ed Vosberg and Jason Varitek, take a bow. More fun facts

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Learning from a disappointing season

If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski has the answers. Managers matter (Insider)

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Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays

The Padres CF did his version of a basket catch in the team's loss to the Nationals.


Adrian Gonzalez: I'm '100 percent'

The Dodgers 1B was removed from Thursday's game with a right knee bruise, a move manager Don Mattingly called "precautionary." Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup tonight. He was originally hurt in the 3rd inning when he fouled a pitch off his leg.

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Quite a month for Madison Bumgarner

The reigning World Series MVP, who struck out 12 in 6 innings Thursday, improved to 5-0 this month. He joined Juan Marichal as the only Giants pitchers with three career months of 5-0 or better since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. (via Elias)