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Jose Veras, Reliever, Acquired By Detroit Tigers From Houston Astros To Help Bullpen

By The Huffington Post News Editors

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.

Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 19 saves this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44 in 43 innings with only 14 walks.

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Six-run first lifts A's to second sweep of Astros

By Joe Stiglich Sadly for the A’s, they have to wave goodbye to the Houston Astros until late May. They’ve played the newcomers to the American League West six times this season and are a perfect 6-0 following Wednesday’s 7-5 victory in front of 15,488 fans at the O.co Coliseum.

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Yu Darvish Perfect Game Bid Broken Up By Marwin Gonzalez After 26 Outs (VIDEO)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Yu Darvish nearly achieved perfection. In his first start of the 2013 season, the Texas Rangers pitcher retired the first 26 batters that the Houston Astros sent to the plate on 110 pitches.

Darvish needed just one more out to become the 24th pitcher in MLB history to toss a perfect game.

With two away in the home ninth at Minute Maid Park, the right-hander from Japan delivered a 4-seam fastball to Marwin Gonzalez. A career .234 hitter, Gonzalez turned the 91-mph offering around and sent a sharp single right back up the middle, through Darvish’s legs. After the 26-year-old wheeled around to see if his infielders could preserve his bid for history, a smile crept across his face as the ball scooted into center field for a base hit.

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Opening Day Business Of Baseball Storylines

By Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes Staff

Baseball gets underway Monday in full swing with a slate of 12 games after the Texas Rangers and new American League entrant Houston Astros kicked off the season Sunday night on ESPN. MLB is coming off a record year where baseball’s 30 teams generated $6.8 billion in revenue (MLB pegs total revenues at $7.5 billion for 2012, including MLB Advanced Media and other sources like the All-Star game that don’t trickle down to the teams). …read more
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Astros Beat Rangers 8-2 In MLB Season Opener

By The Huffington Post News Editors

HOUSTON — Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday night in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager.

Ankiel launched a pinch-hit three-run shot for the first homer this season, Bud Norris pitched well for the win and Erik Bedard threw 3 1-3 scoreless innings for his first career save.

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Plenty of intrigue surrounds three days of openers

By Doug Miller Opening Day is here not only on Monday, but on Sunday and Tuesday, as well. It starts with the Rangers visiting the newest member of the American League, the Houston Astros, at Minute Maid Park. It continues Monday with 12 matchups. And it goes into Tuesday, when six more teams lift the lid on their 2013 campaigns. …read more
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Louisville Slugger Announces New Logo And MLB Prime Bat In Advance Of Opening Day

By Darren Heitner, Contributor

The 2013 Major League Baseball championship season officially kicks off tonight with an Opening Night game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros at 8:05 p.m. ET.  Professional baseball players, including those participating in tonight’s game, have left their respective Spring Training facilities and are on the way or have already reported to their Major League Baseball clubs for the start of the season.  Those players will have their specific equipment (i.e. bats, gloves, spikes), that they prefer to use on the field and/or have chosen to endorse, shipped from their Spring Training locales to the destinations where they will begin the regular season.  Over 60% of them, including Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton, Evan Longoria and Buster Posey will be using Louisville Slugger products in 2013. …read more
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