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Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
Branden Cogswell of Shen was taken in the 7th round by the A's (Photo courtesy of Virginia athletics).
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Four Capital Region Products Taken in MLB Draft

Jeff Hoffman wasn’t the only Section II product to hear his name called during this weekend’s Major League Baseball Draft.

While the flamethrower from Shaker was a big focal point of the draft’s first day, going ninth overall, three more Capital Region players were drafted

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New York Yankees v Kansas City Royals
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Shields Sinks Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — James Shields kept making critical pitches to escape trouble, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

The Royals h

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Masahiro Tanaka (Getty Images).
Masahiro Tanaka (Getty Images).
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Thursday NY Baseball Recap

Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics' five-game winning streak.

Facing the A's for the first

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Don Zimmer Dies at 83

Baseball legend Don Zimmer passed away Wednesday night at 83-years old in Dunedin, Fla.

Zimmer played in the majors from 1954-65 with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, Cubs, Mets, Reds and Senators

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Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
Photo courtesy of East Carolina athletics.
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Top MLB Draft Prospect Joins Us

Jeff Hoffman, Shaker High School graduate and East Carolina standout, is a top prospect heading into tonight's draft. He joined us exclusively on 1045theteam.com to talk about his emotions heading into tonight, his Tommy John surgery, his appreciation of the Capital Region, and much more

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Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees
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Yankees Drop Fourth Straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Donaldson co

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New York Yankees v New York Mets
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Should Jeter Move To First? [AUDIO]

Over the last two years, Yankee manager Joe Girardi has become a master at negotiating one of the most complicated lineups in baseball.

With a wealth of older players in need of days off, and injuries complicating the matter - giving the World Series champion more to do and less to work with - Girardi has done an incredible job getting as much out of the club as he has.

Is he doing enough, though? Is there a move he has yet to make that would greatly help the club?  Namely, should Derek Jeter be playing first base?

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Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers
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Robocop Throws First Pitch Better Than 50 Cent [VIDEO]

It has to sting a little when a fictional character like Robocop throws a better first pitch than you do 50 Cent. Yesterday before the Tigers hosted the Blue Jays, Detroit future of law enforcement didn't dazzle but DID get the ball to the catcher.

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Cleveland Indians Photo Day
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Masahiro Tanaka Should Try This Pitch [VIDEO]

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka has baffled many in his rookie season with his deep variety of pitches, including a 'slurve' that has most recently buckled the knees of many batters.

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Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees
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Yanks Falter in Extras vs. A’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Returning to

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New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies
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Flores Slam Helps Mets Blow Out Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs, Bartolo Colon threw seven-plus sharp innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 Monday night in a makeup from an April rainout.

After playin

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Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees
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M’s Sail Past Yanks Behind Seager, Felix

NEW YORK -- Kyle Seager homered, tripled twice and doubled, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2 Monday night.

Hernandez (8-1) won his fifth straight start to match a career high. The Mariners br

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