By Elaine Donnelly
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For eight innings, the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles staged a magnificent duel worthy of two division foes that split 18 games during the regular season and finished two games apart in the standings.
It certainly wasn't the homecoming Tommy Hunter envisioned.
Adrian Beltre has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats against the Baltimore Orioles, including two in the Texas Rangers' nine-run fourth inning.
CC Sabathia pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10 leading New York to a 6-3 victory Friday night that stopped Seattle's seven-game winning streak.
The Washington area will be well-represented in the women's 800-meter freestyle at the London Olympics, as Katie Ledecky and Kate Ziegler qualified for the Games on Sunday night in Omaha, Neb., with the second- and third-fastest times in the world this year.
Wilson Betemit hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Matt Wieters doubled in two runs, giving the Baltimore Orioles an unlikely 5-2 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
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The Atlanta Braves beefed up for another playoff run, acquiring speedy outfielder Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade Sunday.
The AL West-leading Texas Rangers are getting some needed help for their bullpen.
The Texas Rangers have activated right-hander Tommy Hunter from the disabled list and designated right-handed reliever Dave Bush for assignment.
Texas Rangers starter Tommy Hunter will miss two to three more weeks after having a setback in his recovery from a right groin strain.
American League MVP Josh Hamilton is set to start taking batting practice Friday, a month and a day after getting hurt.
After their first World Series last year, the Texas Rangers are on quite a roll.
The shiny championship rings Texas players are still in boxes. There have been a lot of spiffy improvements to Rangers Ballpark, too, since their first World Series.
Neftali Feliz will keep closing games instead of starting them for the AL champion Texas Rangers.
"The home run situation . that's frustrating," Hunter said.
"I didn't make good pitches," said Hunter (4-8), who spent parts of four seasons with the Rangers before a 2011 trade-deadline deal that also sent first baseman Chris Davis to the Orioles for right-handed reliever Koji Uehara.