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Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games following a positive test for an amphetamine

...amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015.Baltimore started Friday leading the American League East by 10 games with 17 left in the regular season, so the team will be without the 2013 home run champion deep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-12/baltimore-orioles-slugge
Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...stroke in his first season with Oakland in 2012.He has hit more than 20 home runs every year since and was named an American League All-Star this season.Lester's development has come on a national stage. He went 4-1 in five 2013 postseason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/former-augusta-greenjack
Yoenis Cespedes finds his way to Fenway Park after trade flurry

...interpreter in a pregame meeting with reporters. "The legend of Fenway Park precedes itself."Mired in last place in the American League East after losing eight of their previous nine games, the 2013 World Series champions gave up on their title defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-01/yoenis-cespedes-finds-hi
Mariners to honor Lou Piniella

...Mariners, including 116 during the 2001 season when the Mariners matched the major league record. They fell in the American League Championship Series that season.Piniella reiterated that his one regret from his time in Seattle was not getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-08/mariners-honor-lou-pinie
Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

...Scherzer and Justin Verlander in the rotation for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving Detroit the last three American League Cy Young winners.Price's departure became a clear possibility when the Rays fell way behind in the AL East race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-31/rich-get-richer-price-tr
Eligibility is cut to 10 years for Baseball Hall of Fame

...Nolan Ryan's 5,000th strikeout on Aug. 22, 1989, and was on air for the Rangers' six playoff berths and two American League pennants. His signature home run call, "That ball is history!" is part of Rangers lore."Finally, I'd like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-26/eligibility-cut-10-years
Ex-Panther Clayton Miller signs with San Francisco Giants

...ALL-STAR RATINGS: Derek Jeter's final All-Star appearance has helped boost television ratings for the game.The American League's 5-3 win Tuesday in Minneapolis averaged more than 11.3 million viewers on Fox, up from 11 million for last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-16/ex-panther-clayton-mille
All-Star Game marked a changing of the guard

...showed why he's perhaps the top candidate to become the sport's next iconic player.Jeter and Trout propelled the American League to a 5-3 victory over the National on Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years. The night will be remembered for the old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-16/all-star-game-marked-cha
With hitting down, should Major League Baseball lower the mound?

...average is down to .252 this year, according to STATS. It hasn't been that low since 1972, the year before the American League adopted the designated hitter.Teams are averaging a full one run less per game, with the 4.14 scoring average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/hitting-down-should-majo
Kershaw or Wainwright against Felix? All-Star matchup could be one to savor

...whatever it ends up being ? could be one for the ages.Seattle's Felix Hernandez looks like the front-runner in the American League, with a 10-2 record and a 2.11 ERA. National League manager Mike Matheny of St. Louis could end up choosing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-07/kershaw-or-wainwright-ag