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Rangers power way to series victory over AngelsHomers 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.Upvote Share TweetAngels 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.Upvote Share TweetTexas 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards hit Giants' Cain for 9 runs in 1 inningMatt 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.Upvote Share TweetJ.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals ride huge inning to series victoryMatt 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzo fuels Dodgers' attack in sweep of BucsAdrian 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Fowler, Chacin lead Rockies to sweep of PadresThe 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…Upvote Share TweetMarlon 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.Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox walk off on Viciedo's HR in 10thDayan 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.Upvote Share TweetAdam LaRoche said his back was feeling much better and that he hoped to play against the White Sox on Tuesday at Nationals Park.Upvote Share TweetTwenty-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…Upvote Share TweetThere 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…Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetOakland right fielder Josh Reddick suffered a sprained right wrist after colliding into a wall trying to chase down a foul ball against the Astros.Upvote Share TweetThanks 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.Upvote Share TweetUsing 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lester adds seven shutout frames to hot startIt 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tribe's offense erupts behind Masterson's gemThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hicks' big hit keys Twins' rally over OriolesAaron 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers' Segura leaves with bruised left quadShortstop Jean Segura has left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a bruised left quad.Upvote Share TweetFollowing 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Reimold leaves Sunday's game with injuryOrioles outfielder Nolan Reimold left Sunday's game with right hamstring tightness and will be re-evaluated on Monday.Upvote Share TweetATLANTA (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says Carlos Marmol is out as closer and rookie Kyuji Fujikawa will take over the role.Upvote Share Tweet
Old Yankees box office phone number now owned by sex hotlineSome 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…Upvote Share TweetMILWAUKEE (AP) Ryan Braun is getting treatment for his ailing neck every day. He's just not ready to play yet.Upvote Share TweetFreddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox's Ortiz to play extended spring trainingCNNSI.com Updated Apr 7, 2013TORONTO (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.Upvote Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees’ minor league affiliate starts brush fire with postgame fireworks displayThe 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 RUpvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Albert Pujols homers twice in Angels win, White Sox overcome King Felix in windy ChicagoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants to receive Series rings before Sunday's gameThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Jon Niese showing NY Mets he has what it takes to be leader of pitching rotationnydailynews.com Updated Apr 7, 2013Whether 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.Upvote Share TweetJon 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Early Season Pitching ImpressionsApr 7Karl Ravech and Barry Larkin take a look at the performances of some of the top starters in the National League.
Baseball Tonight Web GemsApr 7Does Josh Donaldson's diving stop and throw top Brandon Phillips' diving stop and throw to first?
Harvey vs. HalladayApr 7Mets against Phillies on Monday 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Middlebrooks Blasts 3 HomersApr 7Baseball 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.
NFL mailbag - Oakland Raiders face costly commitmentApr 7The Raiders are out of cap purgatory, but having too much space could be costly in the long run, writes John Clayton.