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B.J. and Justin Upton become first brothers to hit game-tying a…

B.J. and Justin Upton become first brothers to hit game-tying and walkoff home runs in same inning

yahoo.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 6, 2013
When B.J. and Justin Upton both ended up in Atlanta during the offseason, we knew we had a chance to witness some pretty special things that had never been done before by brothers wearing the same uniform. It only took them five games to show us just ho…
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  • Rockies' Garland wins in first start since '11

    Rockies' Garland wins in first start since '11

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Jon Garland threw six sharp innings in his first appearance in almost two years and Michael Cuddyer drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
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  • Davis' 4-game homer streak over as O's fall

    Davis' 4-game homer streak over as O's fall

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
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  • Cobb, Johnson key Rays victory over Indians

    Cobb, Johnson key Rays victory over Indians

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Alex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1/3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Saturday night.
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  • Uptons homer in ninth for wild walk-off win

    Uptons homer in ninth for wild walk-off win

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Long after adding to his memorable first week in Atlanta with a first-inning home run, Justin Upton teamed with his older brother B.J. to hit a pair of ninth-inning home runs that gave the Braves a 6-5 win over the Cubs at Turner Field on Saturday night…
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  • D-backs bop three HRs, keep rolling behind Corbin

    D-backs bop three HRs, keep rolling behind Corbin

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    The D-backs blasted three homers en route to a 9-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday night at Miller Park.
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  • Phillies plate 3 in ninth off Holland, stun Royals

    Phillies plate 3 in ninth off Holland, stun Royals

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd in Philadelphia in four years.
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  • Morneau's ninth-inning hit lifts Twins to victory

    Morneau's ninth-inning hit lifts Twins to victory

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Justin Morneau had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help lift the Twins to a 6-5 win against the Orioles on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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  • Dodgers trade Harang to Rockies for Hernandez

    Dodgers trade Harang to Rockies for Hernandez

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    The Dodgers traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash on Saturday.
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  • Cabrera goes 4-for-4 as Tigers drub Yanks

    Cabrera goes 4-for-4 as Tigers drub Yanks

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.
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  • Colon reinstated after 50-game PED suspension

    Colon reinstated after 50-game PED suspension

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    The Oakland Athletics have reinstated pitcher Bartolo Colon from the suspended list and he will start Saturday night against Houston.
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  • Pujols' two HRs help Angels upend Rangers

    Pujols' two HRs help Angels upend Rangers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
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  • Tigers' hit parade continues against Yankees

    Tigers' hit parade continues against Yankees

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Now that the Tigers' offense is going, not even former nemesis Phil Hughes could stop it. Hours after the Yankees activated Hughes from the disabled list, the Tigers knocked him out with a four-run fifth inning and a three-hit game from former Yankees p…
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  • Sprained knee lands Brewers' Ramirez on DL

    Sprained knee lands Brewers' Ramirez on DL

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Third baseman Aramis Ramirez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Milwaukee Brewers.
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  • In wake of Sandy, Little League fields get new life

    In wake of Sandy, Little League fields get new life

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Bayonne Little League fields looked unplayable for the upcoming season. Thanks to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and money raised by MLB groundskeepers, the fields were ready for Opening Day.
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  • Reds fan makes bare-handed catch of Jayson Werth’s home run whi…

    Reds fan makes bare-handed catch of Jayson Werth’s home run while holding young child (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 6, 2013
    We have an early candidate for fan "play of the year" and this one is going to be awfully difficult to top. The great play happened during the seventh inning of the Nationals 7-6 extra inning victory over the Reds at the Great American Ball Pa…
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  • Astros recall Keuchel, place Blackley on DL

    Astros recall Keuchel, place Blackley on DL

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    The Houston Astros have recalled left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-hander Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Beltran helps reward Miller's solid season debut

    Beltran helps reward Miller's solid season debut

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Backed by Carlos Beltran's three-RBI afternoon, rookie starter Shelby Miller turned in a strong enough start in his first appearance as a regular in the team's rotation, giving the Cardinals a 6-3 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.
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  • The First D.H. Reflects on How the Position Changed the Game

    The First D.H. Reflects on How the Position Changed the Game

    nytimes.com Apr 6, 2013
    Forty years after he became Major League Baseball's first designated hitter, the Yankees' Ron Blomberg reflects on the position and what it has meant for the game.
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  • With agent swap, Yankees star Robinson Cano is admitting contra…

    With agent swap, Yankees star Robinson Cano is admitting contract pressure is getting to him

    nydailynews.com Apr 6, 2013
    By firing Scott (Avenging Agent) Boras and hiring Jay-Z’s new sports agency to represent him, Cano pretty much admitted the pressure of getting a new megabucks, long-term contract with the Yankees is eating at him.
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  • Man Catches Home Run In His Left Hand While Holding Baby With H…

    Man Catches Home Run In His Left Hand While Holding Baby With His Right

    deadspin.com Apr 6, 2013
    Our resident videographer is off today, so we'll have to make do with this until more replays pop up, ideally in slow motion and looped for all eternity: Nats. Reds. Bases empty, Werth at bat. Sam LeCure on the mound. Werth swings at the first pitch he …
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  • Nats recover, top Reds after blowing lead

    Nats recover, top Reds after blowing lead

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 6, 2013
    Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds send the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first homer of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
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  • Rios' tiebreaking home run lifts White Sox

    Rios' tiebreaking home run lifts White Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Saturday.
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  • Buck drives in 4 runs, lifts Mets past Marlins

    Buck drives in 4 runs, lifts Mets past Marlins

    John Buck drove in four runs and was part of a rare umpire's call that helped the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Saturday.
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  • Starting pitching key in this golden era for Giants

    Starting pitching key in this golden era for Giants

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    This is a great time to be a Giants fan. With arguably the best GM, manager and ballpark in the game, San Francisco also has the kind of rotation needed to win a third World Series championship in four years.
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  • Tigers lean toward Benoit atop closer committee

    Tigers lean toward Benoit atop closer committee

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    The Tigers are continuing with their bullpen-by-committee approach as they roll through the first weekend of the regular season. They might be getting close, though, to finding a committee chairman.
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  • John Lackey suffers biceps strain in first start since 2011

    John Lackey suffers biceps strain in first start since 2011

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Not a good scene Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre in Toronto as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey was forced to leave his start early after suffering a right biceps strain. The injury occurred on a fifth inning breaking ball to Jose Reyes t…
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  • Hamilton's wife harassed by taunting Texas fans

    Hamilton's wife harassed by taunting Texas fans

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton says his wife had to call for security before his first game against the Texas Rangers because fans of his former team were shouting obscenities and personal insults at his family.
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  • Behind effective changeup, Happ dominates Sox

    Behind effective changeup, Happ dominates Sox

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    J.A. Happ allowed just one hit and utilized an effective changeup to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings while J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus homered in the Blue Jays' 5-0 victory over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre.
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  • Jeter essentially starting Spring Training over

    Jeter essentially starting Spring Training over

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Yankees captain Derek Jeter took 41 ground balls hit directly at him on the grass near the left-field fence at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.
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  • If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Th…

    If The Chicago Cubs Want Their Big Renovation, It's Time For Them To Grease The Wrigleyville Rooftops

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    Wrigley Field, the goat-themed cemetery where the past 105 seasons of Chicago Cubs baseball are buried, is finally getting an overhaul befitting the task at hand. The Ricketts family that now owns the Cubs apparently wants to win more games, and to spen…
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  • Honus Wagner’s rare T206 card sells for record $2.1 million at …

    Honus Wagner’s rare T206 card sells for record $2.1 million at auction

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    According to Dan Good of the the New York Post, Honus Wagner's rare T206 baseball card sold for $2.1 million at an auction Saturday morning to an unknown buyer. That's a new record price tag for a card at a public sale, besting the $1.6 million for the …
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  • Going Camden Yard: Chris Davis steps into the batter's box toni…

    Going Camden Yard: Chris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight a…

    CNNSI.com Apr 6, 2013
    Chris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight against the Twins on a historic run at the plate. Cliff Corcoran takes stock of Davis's torrid start driving in runs for the Orioles.
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  • O's minor league pitcher banned 50 games

    O's minor league pitcher banned 50 games

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone.
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  • Father of Sandy Hook victim throws emotional first pitch before…

    Father of Sandy Hook victim throws emotional first pitch before Rangers home opener

    yahoo.com Apr 6, 2013
    Major League Baseball has done a terrific job in honoring and remembering the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting during the opening week of the season. But the highlight so far has to be the emotional moment that took place prior to the Texa…
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  • Back tightness keeps LaRoche out of lineup

    Back tightness keeps LaRoche out of lineup

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Nationals manager Davey Johnson decided not to start first baseman Adam LaRoche on Saturday against the Reds. LaRoche has been experiencing back tightness since Wednesday against the Marlins. It didn't help that LaRoche was dealing with the cold weather…
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  • Jays promote Bush as Bautista sits again

    Jays promote Bush as Bautista sits again

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup against Boston for a second straight day Saturday because of a sore right ankle, while right-hander Dave Bush was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress was designated f…
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: April 6

    Today's MLB starting lineups: April 6

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Davis in historic company, could be poised for big year

    Davis in historic company, could be poised for big year

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Baltimore's Chris Davis has historic company in his season-opening four-game homer streak and could be poised for a big season. Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz all put together memorable years after accomplishing the feat.
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  • Kate Upton cuddles with her favorite tiger - It’s not Justin Ve…

    Kate Upton cuddles with her favorite tiger - It’s not Justin Verlander

    yahoo.com Apr 6, 2013
    In fact, it’s not baseball player or even a mascot. It’s a real life tiger cub, and she shared the photo of them cuddling with her Twitter followers on Friday. Cuddling with my favorite tiger :) twitter.com/KateUpton/stat… - Kate Upton (@KateUpton
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  • Greinke opens Dodgers career with a gem

    Greinke opens Dodgers career with a gem

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Zack Greinke allowed two hits while striking out six Pirates in 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Friday night, earning the victory in his Dodgers debut and showing why the club gave him a hefty free agent contract to be a co-ace with Clayton Kershaw.
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  • Morales, Montero deliver 10th-inning knockout

    Morales, Montero deliver 10th-inning knockout

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Kendrys Morales' RBI double and Jesus Montero's RBI single lifted the Mariners to a frigid 8-7 win over the host White Sox in 10 innings on Friday night in Chicago. Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored.
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  • Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over Astros

    Straily, Crisp lead A's to big win over Astros

    MLB.com Apr 6, 2013
    Four pitches in, the A's were already up by a run, thanks to Coco Crisp's ninth career leadoff homer off former A's farmhand Brad Peacock. Five innings in, they led by eight, following a seven-run frame that clocked in at nearly 45 minutes. They would w…
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  • Red Sox prevail in Farrell's return to Toronto

    Red Sox prevail in Farrell's return to Toronto

    ESPN.com Apr 6, 2013
    Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning groundout, Will Middlebrooks added a solo shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night.
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  • Video - Phillies Walk Off On Royals 00:29

    Phillies Walk Off On Royals

    Apr 6
    Kevin Frandsen's three-run double in the ninth inning gave the Phillies a 4-3 victory over the Royals.
  • Video - Cardinals Take Down Giants 00:31

    Cardinals Take Down Giants

    Apr 6
    Carlos Beltran drove in three runs to lead the Cardinals past the Giants 6-3.
  • Video - Pujols Homers Twice 00:31

    Pujols Homers Twice

    Apr 6
    Albert Pujols hits two home runs and drives in three runs in the Angels' 8-4 win over the Rangers.
  • Video - Tigers Topple Yankees 00:32

    Tigers Topple Yankees

    Apr 6
    Miguel Cabrera goes 4-for-4 in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Yankees.