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Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:48 p.m.
 

• The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, a Pittsburgh native, died. She was 74. The couple had been married 41 years after they met during his playing years in New York. Mays died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Bay Area home after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. She was born May 26, 1938, and grew up in Homewood. She became an accomplished sprinter, and attended Pitt.

• The Red Sox postponed Friday night's game against the Royals at Fenway Park as authorities searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. No makeup date was announced. Saturday's game, set to start at 1:35 p.m., was still on.

• Rangers opening-day starter Matt Harrison will have back surgery and likely will be out of the rotation until after the All-Star break.

• Orioles manager Buck Showalter has advice for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Mind your own business and worry about your own team. Ryan suggested the Orioles should have played on the road on Sept. 5 so that the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens could open at home instead of playing at Denver. Showalter on Friday said of Ryan: “I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the Jets come here and try to figure out a way to beat the Ravens.”

• Miami designated reliever John Maine for assignment to the minors and called up right-hander Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans.

• The Athletics reinstated first baseman Brandon Moss from the paternity list and optioned Shane Peterson to Triple-A. Moss was batting .283 with 13 RBIs in 13 games when he was placed on the list Tuesday for the birth of his second son, Brody.

—AP

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