Jose's apology?

Jose Canseco points to a T-shirt, which has a message for former Oakland A's teammate and current St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire during Thursday's game at Dodger Stadium. Does Canseco really feel bad that he outed McGwire for using performance enhancing drugs during his playing career?

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Deep breath!

Jose Altuve of the Astros takes in a deep breath as he steps up to bat in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Phillies. Was he facing Halladay or Lee? Nope. Philly pitched Cloyd, Rosenberg, Lindblom, Bastardo, Aumont and Diekman. Gulp!

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Box score

A fan tries to stay dry at the White Sox-Tigers game, which was rained out and will be made up on Monday.

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Cosby show

Comedian Bill Cosby delivers a ceremonial first pitch prior to Thursday's game at Fenway Park.
 

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Have a whiff

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out in the seventh inning Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. However, the Yanks remained tied atop the AL East with a 2-0 win.

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Last ain't so bad

Pedro Ciriaco of the Red Sox talks with shortstop Mike Aviles during the fifth inning.

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Touch me, I'm hot

Texas' Adrian Beltre gets a high five from manager Ron Washington after scoring in the fourth inning Thursday against Cleveland.

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Sweep!

The Baltimore mascot brings out the broom after the Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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That hurts

Rays second baseman Ryan Roberts grimaces in pain after fouling a ball off his left ankle in the 11th inning Thursday. He left the game, but X-rays were negative.

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Lean and mean

Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds gets brushed back by a pitch from the Rays' Wade Davis in the seventh inning during Thursday's key AL East game. Reynolds eventually struck out.

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Down and dirty

Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout slides into third in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The Angels shut out their division rival, 6-0.

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Take a hike

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A's tosses his bat aside after taking ball four in the fourth inning of a game against the Angels on Thursday.

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Flipping out

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis got the better of this encounter — he tagged out Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero at the plate Wednesday at Chase Field in Arizona. The D-backs got the last laugh, however, beating the struggling Dodgers 3-2. The Giants also won, so Los Angeles now trails San Francisco by seven games in the NL West.

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Face plant

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie dives for a ground ball against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning Wednesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The Cubs beat the Astros 5-1.

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Nate is great!

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis carries Nate McLouth, who hit a game-winning single — scoring Manny Machado — in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Baltimore. The Orioles won 3-2 and remain tied atop the AL East with the Yankees, who also won.

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Pardon me

Jamey Carroll of the Minnesota Twins makes a catch for an out in foul territory against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Royals beat the Twins 10-5.

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Great first pitch!

Tom Willis from Pitch for Awareness throws out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday before the game between the Detroit Tigers and the White Sox in Chicago. The Tigers beat the White Sox 8-6.

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Two down, one up

Carlos Lee of the Miami Marlins is put out at second base by Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies as Chase Utley watches Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 3-1.

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Hold on, slugger

Brent Lillibridge of the Cleveland Indians loses his bat Wednesday against the Rangers in Texas. The Rangers won the game, 5-2.

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Bobby V the voice of reason?

The Red Sox's Cody Ross, right, is held back by manager Bobby Valentine and umpire Tom Hallion as Ross argues his called strikeout in the eighth inning Wednesday against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. The Yankees won 5-4, and remain in a tie with the Orioles atop the AL East.
 

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Remembering comrades

On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, a New York City firefighter remembers fallen comrades Tuesday before the game between the Mets and Washington Nationals at Citi Field. "New York's Bravest" lost 343 heroes that tragic day.

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9/11 tribute

The Washington Nationals and the Mets line up for the playing of the national anthem Tuesday in New York, a special pregame tribute on Sept. 11.

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Old Glory on Green Monster

A giant American flag drops down over the left field "Green Monster" wall during a remembrance of 9/11 prior to the game between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. The rivals played a thriller, with the Red Sox winning 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth.

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Out of reach

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay can't reach a run-scoring double hit by San Diego Padres' Logan Forsythe during the second inning Tuesday in San Diego. The Padres won 6-4.

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Awkward slide

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz reacts after hurting himself while sliding into second base in the second inning Tuesday against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Cruz stayed in the game and the Dodgers got blanked, 1-0, to fall six games behind the Giants in the NL West.

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I get a kick out of you

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar throws to first base after forcing out Oakland Athletics' George Kottaras in the sixth inning Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif. The A's beat the Angels 6-5. The A's have won the first two games of the four-game series to keep a two-game lead over Baltimore for the top wild-card spot.

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Posey climbs the ladder

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey leaps to catch a throw to home plate as Colorado Rockies' Wilin Rosario scores during the third inning Tuesday at Coors Field. The Giants hung on to win 9-8 and open a six-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West.

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What's going on here?

No, you didn't click on an NFL photo gallery by mistake — that's Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan, dressed as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, signing autographs following batting practice Tuesday night in Arlington. Nathan, a New York Giants fan, lost a bet with Rangers teammate Mike Adams, a Cowboys rooter, where both agreed to wear the uniform of the opposing quarterback if their team lost. The Cowboys defeated the Giants in their NFL football season opener on Sept. 5.

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Airborne Andrus

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus leaps over Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis after getting the force on Kipnis in the eighth inning Tuesday in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 6-4.

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Two hands, eye on the ball

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond fields an infield popup hit by Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar in the first inning Tuesday in Minneapolis. The Royals clobbered the Twins 9-1.

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Balancing act

Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons leaps over Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez as he unsuccessfully tries to turn a double play Tuesday in Milwaukee. The Brewers blanked the Braves 5-0.

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Starlin's sterling effort

Shortstop Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs dives but can't get a glove on the ball during Tuesday's game against the Astros in Houston. The Astros beat the Cubs, 1-0, in a battle of baseball's two worst teams.

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Sneaking by

Phillies' John Mayberry Jr. scores past Miami Marlins catcher Rob Brantly in the seventh inning Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 9-7.

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Game-winning hit!

Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox is mobbed by teammates including Cody Ross (right) after hitting a game-winning single against the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston. The 4-3 Red Sox win dropped the Yankees into a tie with the Orioles in the AL East.

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Roberts hurt, stays in game

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ryan Roberts reacts after hurting his hand while trying to tag out the Orioles' Nate McLouth at second base Tuesday in Baltimore. Roberts remained in the game and the Orioles went on to win 9-2.

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Saddle up

Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox completes a double play over Chris Dickerson of the New York Yankees in the eighth inning Tuesday at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox, playing the role of spoiler, beat the Yankees 4-3 to drop New York into a tie with the Orioles atop the AL East.

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Triple with two RBI

St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma slides in safely with an two-RBI triple during the second inning Monday against the Padres in San Diego.

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Second-base traffic

Oakland Athletics second baseman Cliff Pennington, bottom, watches his throw to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar in the fourth inning Monday in Anaheim, Calif.

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Battle of the catchers

Chicago Cubs' Welington Castillo is tagged out at the plate by Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro Monday in Houston. The Cubs won 4-1. The Astros and Cubs are playing for pride — they have the two worst records in the major leagues.

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Knocking it down

Colorado Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson knocks down a line drive by San Francisco Giants Marco Scutaro during the first inning Monday in Denver. Despite the nice play, Nelson was unable to throw out Scutaro, who was credited with an infield single. The Rockies won 6-5.

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Minor feat

Atlanta Braves' pitcher Mike Minor gets things started in the first inning Monday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

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Missed the tag? Really?

Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante appears to tag White Sox's Alejandro De Aza on the head but De Aza — stealing second — was called safe by umpire Todd Tichenor Monday in Chicago.

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Eye on the ball

Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach leans for the catch during the third inning Monday against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York. The Nationals won 5-1.

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Ump is on the case

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips makes a nice catch Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati. Umpire Manny Gonzalez watches closely.

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The LeBlanc blur

Miami Marlins' pitcher Wade LeBlanc serves one up in the third inning Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The Phillies beat the Marlins, 3-1, and LeBlanc (2-4, 2.95) took the loss.

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Game face

Cleveland Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman makes a nice play to record the out on Minnesota Twins' Ben Revere during the first inning Monday in Minneapolis.

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