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Wake N’ Blog For August 20th: Naked Penguin Fitted With Own Wetsuit

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. The Twins rallied for four runs in the sixth and held the Rangers scoreless from that point forward as Minnesota beat Texas 5-4. Cliff Lee carried a bid for a no-hitter into the sixth inning, ultimately yielding only an unearned run on two hits in a dominant complete game performance as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 8-1. Jered Weaver of the Angels pitched his second career shutout, blanking the Indians 3-0. [ Scoreboard]

Major League Baseball. After clearing waivers since being released by the Red Sox John Smoltz agreed to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz will either be a fifth starter or work out of the bullpen. During his time with the Red Sox, Smoltz was 2-5 with an 8.33 ERA. [The Associated Press]

Track and Field. Usain Bolt won in the 200-meter semifinals with ease at the world championships. He will run in the finals today. [Bloomberg]

•  The Man always has to come in and take away a penguin’s free spirit, man. Ralph, a ten-year old Humboldt penguin living at the Marwell Wildlife Center in Winchester, England, isn’t like other penguins. First of all, he’s a strict vegetarian (not true). Secondly, he sheds his feathers all at once, “leaving his pale pink skin vulnerable to the hot sun and cold air.” How embarassing. I wonder if he gets made fun of by the other penguins – they can be so cruel and uppity. [MSNBC]