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Aces Wild: Nine opening-day starters were lit up Sunday in a……

Aces Wild: Nine opening-day starters were lit up Sunday in a…

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 7, 2013
Nine opening-day starters were lit up Sunday in a strange, hitter-friendly day of baseball. Jay Jaffe breaks down the startling numbers and insists there is no need for alarm.
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  • Rangers power way to series victory over Angels

    Rangers power way to series victory over Angels

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Homers from Lance Berkman, David Murphy and Ian Kinsler helped Yu Darvish, who's start was limited to five innings because of a blister on his ring finger, lead the Rangers to a series victory over the Angels on Sunday night.
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  • Weaver dinged up as Angels fall in Texas

    Weaver dinged up as Angels fall in Texas

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Angels right-hander Jered Weaver left Sunday night's 7-3 loss at Rangers Ballpark after landing on his left elbow as he dodged a line drive off the bat of Mitch Moreland leading off the sixth inning.
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  • Darvish (blister), Weaver (arm) leave game

    Darvish (blister), Weaver (arm) leave game

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 7, 2013
    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish left Sunday's start against the Los Angeles Angels after five innings with a blister on his right ring finger, right before counterpart Jered Weaver left with a strained elbow.
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  • Cards hit Giants' Cain for 9 runs in 1 inning

    Cards hit Giants' Cain for 9 runs in 1 inning

    ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Matt Cain became the first Giants pitcher to allow nine runs in an inning since 1902 when Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals tagged him Sunday in a 14-3 romp over San Francisco.
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  • Hinske's blast helps D-backs fend off Crew in extras

    Hinske's blast helps D-backs fend off Crew in extras

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    J.J. Putz blew a save, but Eric Hinske rescued the D-backs with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning, and Arizona held on for an 8-7 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.
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  • Cardinals ride huge inning to series victory

    Cardinals ride huge inning to series victory

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Matt Cain might have been perfect for his first three frames, but the Cardinals didn't let him off easy the second time through the lineup. Sending 14 batters to the plate, St. Louis used a nine-run outburst in the fourth inning to claim a 14-3 victory …
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  • Gonzo fuels Dodgers' attack in sweep of Bucs

    Gonzo fuels Dodgers' attack in sweep of Bucs

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Adrian Gonzalez drove in four runs on three hits, Carl Crawford provided a spark at the top of the lineup and Justin Sellers homered for his first hit of the season as the Dodgers beat the Pirates, 6-2.
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  • Fowler, Chacin lead Rockies to sweep of Padres

    Fowler, Chacin lead Rockies to sweep of Padres

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    The Rockies won their second series of the season with a clean sweep of the Padres on Sunday afternoon. Opening Day starter Jhoulys Chacin made his second quality start, while the offense rallied early to give him a lead to work with en route to a 9-1 v…
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  • Byrd's walk-off hit hands Mets second series win

    Byrd's walk-off hit hands Mets second series win

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Marlon Byrd hit a two-run, walk-off single in the ninth inning Sunday, leading the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Marlins at Citi Field.
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  • White Sox walk off on Viciedo's HR in 10th

    White Sox walk off on Viciedo's HR in 10th

    ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run with one out in the 10th inning Sunday, lifting the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 4-3.
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  • LaRoche hopes to return Tuesday

    LaRoche hopes to return Tuesday

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Adam LaRoche said his back was feeling much better and that he hoped to play against the White Sox on Tuesday at Nationals Park.
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  • Fernandez cool and collected in history-making debut

    Fernandez cool and collected in history-making debut

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Twenty-year-old Jose Fernandez made his Majors debut on Sunday, dazzling with eight strikeouts in five frames, the most ever for a Marlin in his first big league start. But the righty reports that he was calm on the mound, and considering his life exper…
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  • Will Middlebrooks hits three homers as Red Sox roll over Blue J…

    Will Middlebrooks hits three homers as Red Sox roll over Blue Jays, R.A. Dickey

    There are a couple different perspectives in which you can view the 13-0 drubbing the Toronto Blue Jays suffered at the hands of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. On one hand, you could view it as a big breakout afternoon for the Red Sox bats as t…
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  • CC restores order as Yanks blank Tigers

    CC restores order as Yanks blank Tigers

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    In a contest that didn't feel as lopsided as the score indicated, CC Sabathia permitted just four hits and did not allow a runner to touch third base over seven scoreless innings, leading the Yankees to a 7-0 victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
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  • Butler leads comeback victory in grand fashion

    Butler leads comeback victory in grand fashion

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    The Phillies tapped James Shields for four early runs, but Billy Butler hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to put the Royals ahead for good in their 9-8 victory Sunday. Butler went 2-for-4 with seven RBIs, and Shields settled down after the first, str…
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  • A's Reddick sprains wrist after wall collision

    A's Reddick sprains wrist after wall collision

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Oakland right fielder Josh Reddick suffered a sprained right wrist after colliding into a wall trying to chase down a foul ball against the Astros.
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  • Hudson stellar as Braves complete sweep

    Hudson stellar as Braves complete sweep

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Thanks to a great start from Tim Hudson and timely hitting from shortstop Ramiro Pena, the Braves completed a sweep of the Cubs on Sunday with a 5-1 victory.
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  • Cueto solid after shaky second in victory over Nats

    Cueto solid after shaky second in victory over Nats

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Using a three-run sixth inning Sunday, the Reds took a 6-3 victory against the Nationals and claimed the three-game series at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Lester adds seven shutout frames to hot start

    Lester adds seven shutout frames to hot start

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    It was a performance that would usually be the lead story in just about any game. Red Sox lefty Jon Lester fired seven shutout innings Sunday, allowing just five hits and no walks while registering six strikeouts in a 13-0 win against the Blue Jays.
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  • Tribe's offense erupts behind Masterson's gem

    Tribe's offense erupts behind Masterson's gem

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    The Indians had their way with David Price, and Justin Masterson outpitched the Rays' ace in the Cleveland's 13-0 win at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Hicks' big hit keys Twins' rally over Orioles

    Hicks' big hit keys Twins' rally over Orioles

    ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-13 skid with a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday.
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  • Brewers' Segura leaves with bruised left quad

    Brewers' Segura leaves with bruised left quad

    ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Shortstop Jean Segura has left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a bruised left quad.
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  • The Dodgers Instagram Account Is Pretty Weird

    The Dodgers Instagram Account Is Pretty Weird

    Following another dominant performance from Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers Instagram account posted the whimsical picture you see above last night with the following caption:Read more...
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  • Reimold leaves Sunday's game with injury

    Reimold leaves Sunday's game with injury

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold left Sunday's game with right hamstring tightness and will be re-evaluated on Monday.
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  • Cubs replace closer Marmol with rookie Fujikawa

    Cubs replace closer Marmol with rookie Fujikawa

    CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    ATLANTA (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says Carlos Marmol is out as closer and rookie Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.
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  • Old Yankees box office phone number now owned by sex hotline

    Old Yankees box office phone number now owned by sex hotline

    yahoo.com Apr 7, 2013
    Some important information if you're planning on buying New York Yankees tickets in the near future. You'll want to update your list of box office phone numbers by crossing off 800-913-9793. Just trust me on this one. Unless of course you want to find y…
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  • Brewers' OF Braun still out

    Brewers' OF Braun still out

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun is getting treatment for his ailing neck every day. He's just not ready to play yet.
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  • Strained oblique forces Freeman to DL

    Strained oblique forces Freeman to DL

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 7, 2013
    Freddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle.
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  • Red Sox's Ortiz to play extended spring training

    Red Sox's Ortiz to play extended spring training

    CNNSI.com Apr 7, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is set to play in an extended spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday and could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket as soon as Thursday.
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  • Today's MLB starting lineups: April 7

    Today's MLB starting lineups: April 7

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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  • Yankees’ minor league affiliate starts brush fire with postgame…

    Yankees’ minor league affiliate starts brush fire with postgame fireworks display

    yahoo.com Apr 7, 2013
    The jokes about the New York Yankees season going up in flames pretty much write themselves, but first and foremost we’re happy to report there were no injuries or property damage reported when a postgame fireworks display at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre R
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  • The Juice: Albert Pujols homers twice in Angels win, White Sox …

    The Juice: Albert Pujols homers twice in Angels win, White Sox overcome King Felix in windy Chicago

    yahoo.com Apr 7, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Albert comes alive: We won't have to worry about another homerless April for Alb…
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  • Giants to receive Series rings before Sunday's game

    Giants to receive Series rings before Sunday's game

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    The Giants will head home from Sunday afternoon's game with some hardware, as the members of the 2012 World Series champion club are set to receive their World Series rings.
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  • Jon Niese showing NY Mets he has what it takes to be leader of …

    Jon Niese showing NY Mets he has what it takes to be leader of pitching rotation

    nydailynews.com Apr 7, 2013
    Whether he wanted it or not, Jon Niese has been thrust into the role of Met ace. That’s what happens when you get the nod as the Opening Day starter and then become the stopper after the team loses two in a row.
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  • Cuddyer, Garland lead Rockies to series win

    Cuddyer, Garland lead Rockies to series win

    MLB.com Apr 7, 2013
    Jon Garland pitched six innings and forced 11 groundball outs in his Coors Field debut, and Michael Cuddyer drove in four runs -- two on his second homer of the season -- as the Rockies clinched their second series win in as many this season by beating …
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  • Video - Early Season Pitching Impressions 01:36

    Early Season Pitching Impressions

    Apr 7
    Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin take a look at the performances of some of the top starters in the National League.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Web Gems 01:04

    Baseball Tonight Web Gems

    Apr 7
    Does Josh Donaldson's diving stop and throw top Brandon Phillips' diving stop and throw to first?
  • Video - Harvey vs. Halladay 01:19

    Harvey vs. Halladay

    Apr 7
    Mets against Phillies on Monday 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
  • Video - Middlebrooks Blasts 3 Homers 01:31

    Middlebrooks Blasts 3 Homers

    Apr 7
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Will Middlebrooks hits three home runs as R.A. Dickey is tattooed for seven earned runs in the Red Sox's 13-0 romp of the Blue Jays.

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  • NFL mailbag - Oakland Raiders face costly commitment

    Apr 7
    The Raiders are out of cap purgatory, but having too much space could be costly in the long run, writes John Clayton.