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2009-06-26 19:06:59

Kansas City pitcher Sidney Ponson has been suspended two years from international baseball after a positive drug test at this year's World Baseball Classic. The ban was announced Friday by the International Baseball Federation, which said the right hander tested positive for the stimulant Phentermine in March while pitching for Netherlands. MLB.com reported he will be treated as a first-time offender under baseball's drug rules, subject to a medical review and a fine. The news broke before...

2009-06-23 21:53:18

Grady Sizemore returned from the disabled list to crank two hits, including a two-run triple, Tuesday to help Cleveland post a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh. Jhonny Peralta had a home run and three RBI, and David Huff (3-2) won his third straight decision with eight shutout innings. Ian Snell (2-8) didn't get out of the third inning, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in Pittsburgh's fifth straight loss. Adam LaRoche had a solo home run in the inter-league loss, but flew out with the...

2009-06-19 23:50:37

Marcus Thames hit two of Detroit's four homers Friday, both of them two-run shots, powering the Tigers past Milwaukee 10-4 in a game shortened by rain. The contest was halted with one out in the bottom of the seventh after Thames had hit his second homer of the night. He also produced a blast in the first inning and Detroit got a solo shot from Miguel Cabrera in the third and a two-run homer from Curtis Granderson as part of a four-run fourth. Armando Galarraga gave up four runs in four...

2009-06-17 22:29:26

Ryan Franklin finished off a solid effort by the St. Louis bullpen Wednesday that allowed the Cardinals to edge Detroit 4-3. Franklin was the last of four St. Louis relievers, who combined to give up a run on three hits over 3 2/3 innings. He picked up his 16th save and preserved the inter-league win for Todd Wellemeyer (6-6). Wellemeyer lasted 5 1/3 innings while giving up six hits -- two of them solo homers by Curtis Granderson. Colby Rasmus twice gave St. Louis the lead with a run-scoring...

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2009-06-17 14:22:07

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right hander Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his surgically repaired throwing shoulder. The move is retroactive to June 14. The team recalled southpaw Brad Mills to replace Janssen to make his major league debut Thursday at Philadelphia. Janssen missed the entire 2008 season while rehabbing a torn labrum that required surgery. To date this season, he is 2-3 with a 6.23 ERA in five starts (26 innings). He is the latest Toronto...

2009-06-13 16:57:09

Two-run homers Saturday by Jeremy Hermida and Cody Ross helped the Florida Marlins record a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Hermida's blast, his eighth, gave Florida a 3-0 lead with two outs in the top of the third. The lead swelled to 5-0 when Ross hit his 10th homers with no outs in the fourth. Hanley Ramirez had one RBI. A run scored on Chris Coghlan's sixth-inning double play groundout. Ross had three hits, while Hermida, Wes Helms and Ross Gload all had two hits for the Marlins, who...

2009-06-12 22:36:11

Luke Hochevar pitched a three-hit complete game Friday when the Kansas City Royals beat Cincinnati 4-1. Hochevar (2-2) struck out three and walked one in his first career complete game. One of the three hits was a fifth-inning home run by Jonny Gomes, but Hochevar went on to mow down the final 14 batters he faced. Billy Butler and Alberto Callaspo delivered home runs for the Royals, who have won just three of their last 14 games. Reds' starter Matt Maloney (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits...

2009-06-11 22:06:21

Russell Branyan hit a solo homer and drove in three runs Thursday, helping the Seattle Mariners rally from an early deficit to a 6-3 victory over Baltimore. The Mariners won for the fourth time in five games, chipping away with 12 hits after Baltimore's Luke Scott hit a two-run homer in the first. Branyan singled in the first of Seattle's three runs in the third, delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth and produced his 14th homer of the season in the seventh. Garrett Olson (1-1), making a spot...

2009-06-11 14:46:26

Ryan Ludwick's two-run single keyed a three-run eighth inning Thursday and lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Ludwick's bases-loaded single made it 5-5 with no outs in the top of the eighth and Colby Rasmus hit a game-winning RBI single following an error by Florida's Cody Ross. The lone hit for Albert Pujols was a two-run sixth-inning homer. Ryan Ludwick and Nick Stavinoha both had two hits and one RBI. Rick Ankiel had three runs and three hits. Jason LaRue...

2009-06-09 23:00:03

Clint Barmes' sacrifice fly capped a three-run seventh Tuesday, producing a 3-2 Colorado Rockies win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Jason Hammel (3-3) scattered two runs on five hits with a walk through six innings. Matt Daley, Manuel Corpas and Huston Street each pitched a perfect inning of relief for Colorado, which has won six straight for the first time since September 2007. Dexter Fowler had two doubles and an RBI for the Rockies. Mat Gamel hit a solo homer for the Brewers. Todd Coffey...


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2012-06-14 07:28:22

Symbol: ZEMAP Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:45:05

Symbol: VIMI6 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Violaceae – Violet family Genus   Viola L. – violet...

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2012-06-14 07:50:21

Symbol: VIHY80 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: ViciahybridaL. distribution:USA(NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass...

2012-06-14 07:51:03

Symbol: VIBI4 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Synonyms:   VIPI3 Vicia picta Fisch. & C.A. Mey. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order   Fabales Family   Fabaceae –...

2012-06-14 07:51:52

Symbol: VILAG Group: Dicot Family: Caprifoliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Asteridae Order   Dipsacales Family   Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family Genus   Viburnum...

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