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Melky homers in fourth straight game to lift Buehrle

Melky homers in fourth straight game to lift Buehrle

MLB.com Updated Apr 8
Left-hander Mark Buehrle battled through 5 1/3 innings and Melky Cabrera homered for the fourth consecutive game as the Blue Jays defeated the Astros, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Tuesday

    nba.com Apr 8
    ? The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard for a sixth straight game and ninth in the last 11 when Houston pays a visit to the injury-riddled Lakers at Staples Center tonight. Howard first missed time March 17 against the Jazz, a day after a one-point …
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  • Cabrera, Bautista Homer, Blue Jays Beat Astros 5-2

    Cabrera, Bautista Homer, Blue Jays Beat Astros 5-2

    Melky Cabrera spent his winter working out with teammate Jose Bautista. Finally, pain-free after a difficult debut season in Toronto, Cabrera is starting to slug like Bautista, too.
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  • Harrell says there’s no pressure in second outing

    Harrell says there’s no pressure in second outing

    chron.com Apr 8
    TORONTO — No one has explicitly said that Astros No. 4 starter Lucas Harrell could lose his rotation spot if he turns in a repeat performance Wednesday. But Harrell wasn’t just bad in his first outing on Friday. He lasted three innings and allowed five …
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  • Astros support Albers, Zeid knows stay may be short

    Astros support Albers, Zeid knows stay may be short

    chron.com Apr 8
    TORONTO — Reliever Matt Albers will be on the paternity list through the Astros’ three-game series with the Blue Jays so he can be with his wife Tara for the birth of their first child. Manager Bo Porter said the couple is expecting a boy. Righthanded r…
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  • Fowler looks to return during Blue Jays series

    Fowler looks to return during Blue Jays series

    Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler missed his fifth consecutive game Tuesday due to a stomach virus, but is improving and intends to play during Houston's three-game set against the Blue Jays.
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  • Vikings sign former Texans receiver Lestar Jean

    Vikings sign former Texans receiver Lestar Jean

    By The Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Texans receiver Lestar Jean. The team announced the signing Tuesday. Jean is entering his fourth season. He joins a receiving corps that appears pretty well stocked w…
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  • Ortiz: With too many retired numbers, Astros should reintroduce…

    Ortiz: With too many retired numbers, Astros should reintroduce numbers

    chron.com Apr 8
    Shortly after Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman signed their one-day personal services contracts to retire as Astros on Saturday, the manager who ushered them into the majors made valid cases for retiring Nos. 44 and 17 in Houston. Larry Dierker also points …
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  • MMA workouts on Thursdays for Texans

    MMA workouts on Thursdays for Texans

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    Monday marked the start of the Texans' offseason program. At this point, the workouts are technically voluntary, and focus on a strength and conditioning program. Things are changing under new strength coach Craig Fitzgerald's regime. There's a strip of…
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  • Video - Blue Jays Take Down Astros 00:43

    Blue Jays Take Down Astros

    Apr 8
    Melky Cabrera hit his fourth home run of the season as the Blue Jays defeated the Astros 5-2.
  • Video - Manziel To Visit Jaguars, Texans 00:48

    Manziel To Visit Jaguars, Texans

    Apr 8
    Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the report that QB Johnny Manziel will visit the Jaguars and Texans, and identifies where he thinks Manziel will be drafted.
  • Video - Astros-Blue Jays Preview 01:15

    Astros-Blue Jays Preview

    Apr 8
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew previews the "Wednesday Night Baseball" matchup between the Astros and Blue Jays.
  • Video - Rockets Fly By Lakers 01:11

    Rockets Fly By Lakers

    Apr 8
    James Harden and Terrence Jones combined to score 66 points in the Rockets' 145-130 win over the Lakers.

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    Apr 8
    Chad Ford offers his eighth Big Board in the wake of the NCAA championship.