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Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

Orioles reliever Matusz leaves game in 12th inning after umpires inspect his forearm
The Associated Press

MIAMI - Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm.

With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to talk with Matusz.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter joined the conversation, and there was no argument from him as Matusz left the game.

Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, on Kinsler grounder

Houston Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, do it on grounder by Detroit's Ian Kinsler
The Associated Press

DETROIT - The Houston Astros turned their first triple play since 2004, pulling the feat on a grounder by Detroit's Ian Kinsler

The Tigers had runners on first and second and had already scored a run in the fifth inning Saturday when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second, where Jose Altuve relayed the ball to first.

Marlins GM Dan Jennings becomes Miami's manager

Marlins GM Dan Jennings is team's new manager, replacing fired Mike Redmond
Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MIAMI - Even the mother of the Miami Marlins' new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice.

Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Mike Redmond in the dugout. Jennings has 31 years of experience in professional baseball, but he never played in the majors and has never managed.

"It is outside the box, I will not deny that," Jennings said at a news conference. "My mom, whom I love deeply, asked me, 'Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind?'"

Judge puts off decision in Orioles, Nationals TV dispute

Judge puts off decision in TV revenue dispute between Orioles and Nationals
Ronald Blum, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York state judge put off a decision in the television revenue dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals after listening to four hours of arguments.

Supreme Court Justice Lawrence K. Marks said Monday he will issue a written opinion. Marks put a preliminary injunction in place last August, preventing the Nationals' from breaking their deal with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Orioles.

McHugh leads Astros to 4-2 win over Blue Jays

Collin McHugh leads Astros to 5th straight win, 4-2 over Blue Jays
The Associated Press

HOUSTON - Just as in his last start, Collin McHugh said things were tough from the first pitch.

This time, though, McHugh was able to keep it close until the Astros scored some runs.

McHugh pitched seven strong innings and Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus each homered, leading the Houston Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Redmond fired as manager of Marlins after sweep by Braves

Mike Redmond fired as manager of Miami Marlins after they're swept by Braves and nearly no-hit
Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MIAMI - Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series.

Now Miami is hoping for a repeat.

With that same 16-22 record, Loria fired manager Mike Redmond on Sunday after the Marlins were nearly no-hit in a 6-0 loss to Atlanta that completed a three-game sweep.

Braves' Miller flirt with no-hitter and beats Marlins 6-0

Braves' Shelby Miller has no-hit bid spoiled with 2 outs in 9th, beats Marlins 6-0
Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MIAMI - Shelby Miller made the Miami Marlins look so bad they fired their manager.

Miller's no-hit bid ended with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday when Justin Bour singled sharply up the middle, and the Atlanta Braves right-hander settled for a two-hitter to beat Miami 6-0.

Two hits weren't enough to satisfy Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who fired manager Mike Redmond shortly after the game. Miami is off to a disappointing 16-22 start.

Selig's contract extended through 2014 season

Baseball commissioner Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season
The Associated Press

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.

Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.

If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.

Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.

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