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March 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Jay Payton could start the season on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, although he's still holding out hope of returning within a week or two. Payton suffered a Grade 1 strain of his lower hamstring while running from second base to third base Monday in a spring-training game. "I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get it right. I don't want it to be something that's going to linger," he said.
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March 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Jay Payton could start the season on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, although he's still holding out hope of returning within a week or two. Payton suffered a Grade 1 strain of his lower hamstring while running from second base to third base Monday in a spring-training game. "I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get it right. I don't want it to be something that's going to linger," he said.
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October 14, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neither took what would be considered a traditional path to the major leagues. And neither is what you'd call a traditional rookie. But then again, center fielder Jay Payton and right fielder Timo Perez aren't exactly acting like first-year players for the New York Mets. The duo's inspired and confident postseason play has paced the Mets to a 2-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League championship series, which resumes today at Shea Stadium.
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July 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jay Payton hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help Barry Zito win his seventh consecutive start and the Oakland Athletics win for the 10th time in 11 games, 9-5 over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Oakland. Payton's homer was the big blow against Nate Robertson (5-9) during a six-run fourth inning. The streaking A's, who have won 30 of 37, moved to within 2 1/2 games of the Angels in the West Division -- their smallest deficit since being two behind after games of May 2.
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July 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jay Payton hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help Barry Zito win his seventh consecutive start and the Oakland Athletics win for the 10th time in 11 games, 9-5 over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Oakland. Payton's homer was the big blow against Nate Robertson (5-9) during a six-run fourth inning. The streaking A's, who have won 30 of 37, moved to within 2 1/2 games of the Angels in the West Division -- their smallest deficit since being two behind after games of May 2.
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July 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
After forcing his way out of Boston because he wasn't playing enough, Jay Payton is making the most of his time in the Oakland lineup. Payton helped keep a three-run deficit within reach by running into the left-field wall for a catch that ended the fourth inning Thursday night. He began Oakland's comeback by leading off the fifth with a single that turned into the Athletics' first run. He finished it by driving in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a 6-4 victory over Texas at Arlington.
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September 28, 2003 | From Associated Press
Tommy John played 26 seasons, posted 288 victories, was a four-time All-Star and excelled in big games. He later became a broadcaster for the New York Yankees and is currently a pitching coach in Montreal's system. But throughout baseball, he's known for something else -- the first player to have the career-saving elbow operation that now carries his name.
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April 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- For eight innings, Felix Hernandez dominated the Baltimore Orioles. Unfortunately, after throwing 97 pitches, he didn't have enough energy left to get three more out. So when the bottom of the ninth started with Hernandez in the dugout, the Orioles were thrilled. "Once he came out, I knew we had a chance," said Aubrey Huff, who had a run batted in during a three-run rally that provided Baltimore with a 3-2 victory Sunday. The Seattle bullpen was without injured closer J.J. Putz.
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August 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Steve Trachsel didn't want to help Barry Bonds gain on Mark McGwire. "He has a home run off me already this year, and it was a fastball in," Trachsel said. "If he was going to hit one, I wanted him to hit it the opposite way." Bonds didn't come close to homering, going one for three with two walks and a strikeout Saturday night as the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, on Rey Ordonez's RBI single in the 11th inning at Shea Stadium.
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December 14, 2001 | Jim Rhode
With the acquisitions of Roberto Alomar and David Justice, and the signing of Roger Cedeno, here's how the New York Mets' opening-day lineup could look: Roger Cedeno, RF Mets hit speed dial. Edgardo Alfonzo, 3B Hot corner ticket. Roberto Alomar, 2B Sets table for Piazza. Mike Piazza, C M-V-P, M-V-P. David Justice, LF Left-handed pop. Todd Zeile, 1B Karros-like decline? Jay Payton, CF Interchangeable part. Rey Ordonez, SS All you need is glove. Al Leiter, P No Leiter-ing zone.
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July 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
After forcing his way out of Boston because he wasn't playing enough, Jay Payton is making the most of his time in the Oakland lineup. Payton helped keep a three-run deficit within reach by running into the left-field wall for a catch that ended the fourth inning Thursday night. He began Oakland's comeback by leading off the fifth with a single that turned into the Athletics' first run. He finished it by driving in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a 6-4 victory over Texas at Arlington.
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October 14, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neither took what would be considered a traditional path to the major leagues. And neither is what you'd call a traditional rookie. But then again, center fielder Jay Payton and right fielder Timo Perez aren't exactly acting like first-year players for the New York Mets. The duo's inspired and confident postseason play has paced the Mets to a 2-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League championship series, which resumes today at Shea Stadium.
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May 8, 2001 | Associated Press
Kevin Millwood, who pitched only two innings in his last start before coming out because of a stiff right shoulder, was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves. An MRI showed that Millwood has an inflamed labrum, requiring at least two weeks of rest. Millwood finished third in the 1999 NL Cy Young Award voting but has struggled since then. He is 1-3 with a 4.93 ERA this season. "I just didn't have anything on the ball," Millwood said.
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September 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Alex Rodriguez did his part to keep the New York Yankees in contention for the East Division title. Rodriguez hit his 54th homer, drove in four runs and scored twice Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. But a rare blown save by Mariano Rivera and a Boston victory officially ended New York's run of nine consecutive division titles. Melvin Mora bunted in the winning run in the 10th inning, giving the Orioles a 10-9 victory.
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