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Cano's big game helps Yanks pound Indians

Cano's big game helps Yanks pound Indians

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 9, 2013
Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers and drove in five runs, as the Yankees pounded the Indians 14-1.
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  • Escobar collects 3 hits, Royals take care of Twins

    Escobar collects 3 hits, Royals take care of Twins

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Escobar collects 3 hits, Royals take care of Twins
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  • Cubs rally late to beat the Brewers, Ax takes loss

    Cubs rally late to beat the Brewers, Ax takes loss

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Cubs rally late to beat the Brewers, Ax takes loss
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  • LaRoche emerges from slump to lead Nationals

    LaRoche emerges from slump to lead Nationals

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Adam LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season with homers in consecutive at-bats, as Nationals top White Sox 8-7.
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  • Rangers' Harrison (back) might miss start

    Rangers' Harrison (back) might miss start

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Texas Rangers are leaning toward skipping left-hander Matt Harrison in the rotation Thursday as their struggling opening day starter continues to deal with a sore back.
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  • Phillies ride Lee's arm, homers to beat Mets

    Phillies ride Lee's arm, homers to beat Mets

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • Howard launches first homer in Philly slugfest

    Howard launches first homer in Philly slugfest

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Ryan Howard finally got in the home run column as part of a three-homer third, and Michael Young went 3-for-4 with a single, triple and home run in the Phillies' 8-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Cliff Lee struck out six in 8 2/3 innings.
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  • Niemann out for the year

    Niemann out for the year

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann decided on season-ending shoulder surgery after his arm didn't respond well to a move to the bullpen.
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  • Sanchez again gets nod to catch Lincecum

    Sanchez again gets nod to catch Lincecum

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Once again, backup Hector Sanchez caught right-hander Tim Lincecum instead of starter Buster Posey. Once again, Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted that no hidden agenda existed -- certainly nothing that would suggest, as he has maintained, that Lincecu…
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  • Indians' Carrasco ejected for plunking Youk

    Indians' Carrasco ejected for plunking Youk

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Indians starter Carlos Carrasco has been ejected in the fourth inning after hitting Kevin Youkilis in the shoulder with a pitch.
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  • Out of hospital, Roenicke manages Tuesday

    Out of hospital, Roenicke manages Tuesday

    MLB.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke appeared in the dugout as usual Tuesday night after a morning bout of back spasms sent him to a Chicago emergency room.
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  • Heyward will relax, trust himself at plate

    Heyward will relax, trust himself at plate

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    When Jason Heyward went to the batting cage after Monday night's win over the Marlins, he was not attempting to vent or release frustration. The Braves right fielder was simply trying to get a better feel for the comfort he had started to gain during th…
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  • Motte shut down until May, surgery an option

    Motte shut down until May, surgery an option

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    An MRI taken of Cardinals closer Jason Motte's right elbow on Tuesday revealed a low-grade tear of the ligament, which, if it doesn't show improvement over the next three weeks, will require season-ending Tommy John surgery.
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  • Twins remain high on Wednesday starter Hendriks

    Twins remain high on Wednesday starter Hendriks

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    After a rough opening performance in Baltimore, the Twins will be looking for an improved outing from right-hander Liam Hendriks when he starts Wednesday against the Royals .
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  • Marte relieved to notch first Major League hit

    Marte relieved to notch first Major League hit

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    After going 0-for-6 in his first eight Major League plate appearances, D-backs outfielder Alfredo Marte recorded his first career hit Monday in the third inning, driving a RBI single to center field off Pirates reliever Jeamar Gomez. The 24-year-old adm…
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  • Barney nearly ready, but Garza has work left in rehab

    Barney nearly ready, but Garza has work left in rehab

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Matt Garza's rehab is "all going really well," manager Dale Sveum says, but the right-hander still faces about a month of work and a program to stretch him out. Darwin Barney will play in Minor League games beginning this weekend.
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  • Indians shuffle catchers, put Marson on DL

    Indians shuffle catchers, put Marson on DL

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Indians didn't take long to dip deep into their catching reserves. They had no choice.
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  • Jeter Takes Next Step Forward by Running Sprints

    Jeter Takes Next Step Forward by Running Sprints

    nytimes.com Apr 9, 2013
    It was the first time Derek Jeter had run on anything other than a treadmill since March 23 when he had a setback with is surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • Maddon ready to move on from botched call

    Maddon ready to move on from botched call

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer.
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  • Renovate Wrigley without tearing down history

    Renovate Wrigley without tearing down history

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    There is a baseball god. After all, courtesy of Chicago city officials and Cubs ownership, Wrigley Field is preparing for $300 million worth of renovations as opposed to heading for becoming a parking lot or something on the city's north side.
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  • Phillies GM: Halladay has time to fix issues

    Phillies GM: Halladay has time to fix issues

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Roy Halladay has a 14.73 ERA after two starts. But Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that the ace pitcher is in no danger of running out of time to fix what ails him.
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  • Francona preaches patience after Ubaldo's outing

    Francona preaches patience after Ubaldo's outing

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Indians are not going to press the panic button over one poor start from starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
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  • Hunter knocks career hit No. 2,000 in win

    Hunter knocks career hit No. 2,000 in win

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Thanks in part to Torii Hunter's opposite-field hitting, he reached the career 2,000-hit mark earlier in the season than many might have imagined.
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  • Bautista gets back into lineup as DH

    Bautista gets back into lineup as DH

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Jose Bautista made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday afternoon following a three-game absence because of a twisted right ankle.
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  • If you enjoyed this photo of a puking Nats fan, you will defini…

    If you enjoyed this photo of a puking Nats fan, you will definitely enjoy an entire gallery of debau

    deadspin.com Apr 9, 2013
    If you enjoyed this photo of a puking Nats fan, you will definitely enjoy an entire gallery of debauchery from the Orioles' home opener. Read more...
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  • R.I.P. Joba Chamberlain’s mustache (Feb. 20, 2013-April 7, 2013…

    R.I.P. Joba Chamberlain’s mustache (Feb. 20, 2013-April 7, 2013)

    yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Joba Chamberlain shaved his mustache, so now, we weep. The mustache captivated us, as a baseball community for many, many days - roughly picture day 2013 until Sunday. We barely knew it, but we dreamed of its possibilities. Many of us never saw it in pe
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  • Cabrera powers Tigers past slumping Jays

    Cabrera powers Tigers past slumping Jays

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday.
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  • Tigers DH Martinez cuts thumb on bat rack

    Tigers DH Martinez cuts thumb on bat rack

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park.
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  • Don Kelly robs J.P. Arencibia of home run

    Don Kelly robs J.P. Arencibia of home run

    yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. It's tough for a part-time player but, every once in a while, Detroit Tigers utility guy Don Kelly will do something great to justify his spot in the major leagues. Kelly made a terrific catch Tuesday, robbing J.P.…
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  • MLB to create Puerto Rican training program

    MLB to create Puerto Rican training program

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    MLB is launching a training program in Puerto Rico aimed at finding more talented youngsters there.
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  • Miggy's blast backs impressive Anibal in win

    Miggy's blast backs impressive Anibal in win

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    On a day the Tigers welcomed school field trips to Comerica Park for their Math Day promotion, Miguel Cabrera kept adding up hits. His second four-hit effort in three games included a three-run home run to complete a two-out rally in the fourth inning, …
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  • It's Opening Day for MLB.com Auctions

    It's Opening Day for MLB.com Auctions

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Opening Day has come and gone, giving way to the rest of the Major League Baseball season. But the memories of those games that captured our rapt attention lives on at the MLB.com Auction.
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  • Jered Weaver Broke His Elbow In A Really Crappy Way

    Jered Weaver Broke His Elbow In A Really Crappy Way

    On Sunday, Angels pitcher Jered Weaver hit the deck to avoid a liner up the middle. He immediate came up holding his left, non-throwing arm, and left the game. Today comes word that he fractured his elbow, and will miss 4-6 weeks. Read more...
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  • Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good R…

    Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good Reason

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    When a franchise is as committed to shitting on its fan base as the Miami Marlins are, receiving a little animosity from those fans is to be expected. So it's not surprising that a group of Marlins fans staged a small protest at yesterday's home opener,…
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  • Catchers beware: Home plate collisions over the years

    Catchers beware: Home plate collisions over the years

    CNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013
    Catchers beware: Home plate collisions over the years
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  • Yankees beware: Running Doc discusses the  diseases of the agin…

    Yankees beware: Running Doc discusses the  diseases of the aging athlete 

    nydailynews.com Apr 9, 2013
    Yankees Beware: Running Doc discusses The Diseases of the Aging Athlete Dear Running Doc: The Yankees seem to be the oldest team I can remember and have the most people getting hurt in training camp and as the seson begins. Any coincidence? What can the…
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  • Subs for sidelined stars playing key roles

    Subs for sidelined stars playing key roles

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Of the numerous teams, such as the Yankees, starting the season with All-Star-caliber players on the disabled list, some haven't missed a beat (think the Braves without catcher Brian McCann) over the season's opening week, while others (San Diego minus …
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  • Matt Harvey’s early strikeout numbers are a big source of joy, …

    Matt Harvey’s early strikeout numbers are a big source of joy, but should they also cause concern?

    yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Matt Harvey's stuff was so good over 60 innings in 2012 that it caused one of his New York Mets teammates to break out an instant comparison to Stephen Strasburg. No one said Jonathon Niese was crazy then because Harvey's numbers over his extended cameo…
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  • Juice: Umpire Marty Foster’s unbelievably bad ‘Strike three’ ca…

    Juice: Umpire Marty Foster’s unbelievably bad ‘Strike three’ call caps Joe Nathan’s 300th career save

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. 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. Umpire Marty Foster later admitted he was…
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  • Long gone, Ebbets Field continues to live on in lore

    Long gone, Ebbets Field continues to live on in lore

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    One hundred years ago Tuesday, Ebbets Field hosted its first regular-season baseball game as the home of the Dodgers. For those who saw games there, it remains vivid in memories of a time long gone.
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  • Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home opener

    Lefty Saunders cruises in Seattle's home opener

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Pitching, defense, timely hitting and good execution are a pretty good formula in any game, and the Mariners got a healthy dose of all four in Monday night's 3-0 victory over the Astros in their Safeco Field opener.
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  • Bullpen rises to occasion after Wandy's abrupt exit

    Bullpen rises to occasion after Wandy's abrupt exit

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Pirates downed the D-backs, 5-3, in Chase Field despite the premature departure of starter Wandy Rodriguez.
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  • Called third strike leaves Rays crying foul

    Called third strike leaves Rays crying foul

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Marty Foster blew the call and he knows it now, not that that's much consolation to the Rays. Instead of ball four, which replays showed it clearly was, Foster called Ben Zobrist out on Joe Nathan's two-out, 3-2 curveball and the Rangers slipped away wi…
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  • Pence's homer enough for Bumgarner, Giants

    Pence's homer enough for Bumgarner, Giants

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    The Giants relied on Hunter Pence's three-run homer and clutch pitching Monday to post their seventh win in a row over Colorado, a 4-2 victory.
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  • Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    grantland.com Apr 9, 2013
    Quick, what's the first thing that pops to mind when you hear "Miami Marlins"? Odds are your mind's drifted to "Jeffrey Loria," "SEC probe," or "fire ...
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  • Video - Lee, Phillies Topple Mets 00:32

    Lee, Phillies Topple Mets

    Apr 9
    The Phillies homered three times in the third inning to back Cliff Lee, who went 8 2/3 innings for his second win of the season.
  • Video - Braves Hold Off Marlins 00:31

    Braves Hold Off Marlins

    Apr 9
    Evan Gattis hit an early two-run homer and Justin Upton continued his torrid pace by adding insurance with an RBI double in the eighth.
  • Video - Yankees Pound Indians 14-1 00:37

    Yankees Pound Indians 14-1

    Apr 9
    Robinson Cano's big day helps Yankees past Indians.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Minute 01:41

    Baseball Tonight Minute

    Apr 9
    How will the Angels play without Jered Weaver?

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