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Rollins’ streak reaches 33

Associated Press


Jimmy Rollins extended his Philadelphia record hitting streak to 33 games with a leadoff infield single against the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Rollins hit a grounder off Steve Trachsel that seemed to get stuck in the glove of shortstop Jose Reyes. Reyes did not attempt a throw.

Perlozzo ‘anxious’

Orioles interim manager Sam Perlozzo probably will have to wait until after the end of the season to find out if Baltimore will remove the “interim” tag from his title.

“I’m anxious to get the job,” Perlozzo said. “I’m more like, ‘When are they going to name me?’ “

White Sox win flips

The White Sox won coin flips and would host the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees if Chicago finishes with the same record as the American League East second-place team and a tiebreaker playoff is needed to determine the wild-card winner.

Clearing the bases

The San Diego Padres and baseball officials plan to announce today that the semifinals and finals of the World Baseball Classic will be played at Petco Park in March.

The World Baseball Classic will be the first international tournament to feature major league players.

“Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki sued Taiwanese advertising company Chuanghsin for unauthorized use of his image on buses, in department stores and in a magazine.

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