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There are ways to resolve your differences with an opposing team on a baseball field. Last among them: picking up a bat to make your point. Our scene: Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Fla., home of the Class-A (Advanced) Daytona Cubs. The Cubs…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs find nasty surprise in package at Wrigley FieldUpvote Share TweetDomonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-3 Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetThe sellout streak at Fenway Park, which began on May 15, 2003, and lasted 794 regular season games (820 if you include the postseason) came to an end with 30,862 turning up to watch the Red Sox's 8-5 loss to the Orioles on a rainy Wednesday night.Upvote Share TweetUmpire Gerry Davis worked his 4,000th major league game Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Angels took on the Oakland Athletics.Upvote Share TweetAll speculation surrounding Nolan Ryan's future with the Texas Rangers came to an end Wednesday evening. In statements released by both Ryan and Rangers co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson, it was announced that the 8-time all-star pitcher and current…Upvote Share TweetUmpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the Nationals-White Sox game in D.C. tonight. Something, something the beltway. Read more...Upvote Share TweetEvan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutiveUpvote Share Tweet
Headley takes BP, pleased with progressionPadres third baseman Chase Headley was encouraged Wednesday after taking batting practice for the first time since breaking his left thumb in a spring game.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats recover from slow start to back ZimmermannThe Nationals had just one hit in the first three innings Wednesday night, but they picked up nine hits and five runs in the next three. That spree -- fueled by Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper -- gave Washington its second win in as many ni…Upvote Share Tweet
Remy reveals he had cancer relapseRed Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy revealed in an interview Wednesday night on NESN that he had a cancer relapse during the offseason, but he is confident that he will be fine.Upvote Share Tweet
Sizemore tears knee ligament again, out for seasonHaving already missed all of 2012 while rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee, A's second baseman Scott Sizemore again has torn the same ACL and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers need to work out kinks in bullpenIt's early, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland does not need a big slice of the season to tell him about his team. "I went into this season knowing that we've got a good team, knowing that we've got a couple of kinks we've got to work out." And am…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees-Indians washed out in ClevelandThe Indians' game against the Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed due to rain. Cleveland and New York, which are in the midst of a four-game series at Progressive Field, will announce a makeup date for the postponed contest in the near future.Upvote Share Tweet
Rivera thanks Indians' staffCLEVELAND -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera met with Indians employees - ushers, ticket salesmen, custodians and the team's longtime drummer - to say thank you on his final visit to Progressive Field.Upvote Share TweetJ.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetGordon Beckham, who suffered nerve irritation in his left wrist while swinging at a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's 8-7 loss, will not play in the remainder of the series against the Nationals and won't even pick up a bat until Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' organization loaded with young talentThe World Baseball Classic didn't just provide a worldwide stage for the National Pastime. It also provided a showcase for many of the Giants' leading prospects. Of MLB.com's Top 20 prospects within the San Francisco organization, 11 were in big league …Upvote Share Tweet
Weary Brewers welcome postponementThis may have been the real world equivalent of Crash Davis running the sprinklers overnight when his Durham Bulls needed a rainout. The scuffling Brewers, with a crowded disabled list, a combustible bullpen and a 2-6 record, needed a break. Mother Natu…Upvote Share TweetAfter a couple of days of deliberation, the Red Sox decided that the best course of action was to place righty John Lackey on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.Upvote Share TweetRed Sox slugger David Ortiz will be back in New England on Thursday, when he starts a Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitternytimes.com Apr 10, 2013Through nine games, four different players have been the leadoff hitter, and they are batting a collective .156 with a .270 on-base percentage.Upvote Share Tweet
Grambling State loses 30-0 to Central ArkansasFrom the world of college baseball comes a real doozy of a boxscore. On Tuesday night, the Central Arkansas Bears defeated the Grambling State Tigers in one of the more lopsided games you'll see at the high school level or higher. The final score: 30-0 …Upvote Share TweetThe Indians understand that it looked bad, and might have been viewed as intentional by many viewers, but Cleveland manager Terry Francona insists that he believes that Carlos Carrasco did not hit Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis with a pitch on pur…Upvote Share Tweet
B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow startB.J. Upton's first eight games with the Braves have not gone exactly how he envisioned, but the veteran outfielder has remained cool and collected with the realization that there is plenty of time for him to live up to his tremendous potential.Upvote Share Tweet
Memorabilia dealer admits to altering famed $2.8 million Honus Wagner cardWe all know the lure of the famous 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card. It is the holy grail of cards, garnering the most interest from high-profile owners and the biggest price-tags at auction. One of the 50-100 in circulation sold at auction last wee…Upvote Share Tweet
Moore, Rays edge Rangers in chilly TexasMatt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.Upvote Share Tweet
Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Phillies Gamedeadspin.com Apr 10, 2013If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone actually cared to check IDs at a tailgate, here you go. Sixty-one poor bastard minors, each of whom only took one sip, c'mon man, can't you let it go just this one time?Read more...Upvote Share TweetJake Westbrook pitched a five-hit shutout and the St. Louis Cardinals backed him with four home runs Wednesday in routing the Cincinnati Reds 10-0.Upvote Share Tweet
Notice something odd about this life-size Justin Verlander bobblehead in Detroit?Mainly, that it doesn't look like Justin Verlander? At all. Backstory: Fox Sports Detroit is running an "April in the D" campaign, in which it created life-size bobbleheads of local in-season sports stars, such as Verlander, Detroit Tigers tea…Upvote Share Tweet
Rain, cold postpone Brewers-Cubs finaleWednesday evening's game between the Cubs and visiting Brewers at Wrigley Field was postponed because of inclement weather heading for the Chicago area. No make-up date has been announced.Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguerUpvote Share Tweet
Valverde throws in Florida to begin comeback effortJose Valverde's road toward a potential return to the Tigers' bullpen officially began Wednesday with a bullpen session on the fields at the Tigertown complex in Lakeland, Fla.Upvote Share Tweet
Finger 'doing well,' Darvish ready for startHaving placed Matt Harrison on the disabled list early in the day Wednesday, the Rangers needed some good news regarding their pitching rotation, and Yu Darvish delivered it with a smile.Upvote Share TweetThe Indians continued their rotation shuffling on Wednesday, promoting right-hander Corey Kluber from Triple-A Columbus to start against the Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
Montero apologizes to McCarthy for shaky outingD-backs catcher Miguel Montero approached pitcher Brandon McCarthy in the trainer's room after Tuesday's game and apologized for the pitches he signaled early in Arizona's loss to the Pirates.Upvote Share TweetAaron Hill was out of the starting lineup one day after being struck on the top of his left hand by a James McDonald pitch. Josh Wilson got the start in Hill's place.Upvote Share Tweet
Bring MLB Network talent to a yard near youFans can vote now to send DIY's "Yard Crashers," which will include members of MLB Network, to one of nine big league towns this summer for a Pinterest campaign called "Pin Your Turf, We'll Crash Your City!"Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals dedicate Friday's game to MusialThe Cardinals announced that they will dedicate Friday's game to honoring the life and legacy of Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who died in January at the age of 92.Upvote Share Tweet
Carpenter, Descalso to split second baseWith David Freese off the disabled list and presumably ready to resume playing almost daily, the Cardinals will be left to divvy up playing time at second base between Matt Carpenter and Daniel Descalso.Upvote Share Tweet
Top prospects Taveras, Martinez back on trackOscar Taveras and Carlos Martinez each had some issues at the beginning of the season, but the two top prospects are both moving in the right direction toward playing full-time.Upvote Share TweetARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers opening day starter Matt Harrison is going on the disabled list after trying to pitch with soreness in his lower back.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during inside-the-park home runI just stood up from my desk, walked through my hallway, down the stairs, then went back up the stairs and back to my desk. At a casual, everyday pace, it took me 29.3 seconds. Just a little perspective for this: Roman Quinn, a Single-A prospect for the…Upvote Share TweetThe Toronto Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Casper Wells off waivers from Seattle.Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has resumed on-field hitting after being shut down last month by left ankle soreness.Upvote Share TweetAfter several days trying to avoid it, the Reds placed reliever Sean Marshall on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of left shoulder tendinitis. Right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek was recalled from Double-A Pensacola to replace Marshall on the…Upvote Share Tweet
Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to stop doing The WaveIn our nation's capital, there are many divisive issues: taxes, health care, war. And, of course, the big one: The Wave. Some Washington National fans have taken a step forward in protesting The Wave. Below is a handbill created by @FakeFP from The Nati…Upvote Share TweetBlack people, specifically those from the United States, don't play Major League Baseball at the peak numbers they did during the mid-1980s. In order to figure out why, commissioner Bud Selig created a 17-person diversity task force, with Detroit Tigers…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Crisp crushing from top spotCoco Crisp is about as hot as a player can get, homering in his fourth straight game on Tuesday. Dating back to 1916, Crisp became the 16th leadoff hitter to homer in four consecutive games.Upvote Share Tweet
Passion, production remain for MLB 40-somethingsThese players didn't go into their careers thinking they'd make it all the way into their 40s. But they keep doing it as long as they can, and somebody wants them to do it for them.Upvote Share Tweet
A's going deep to lead charge for change yet againThere's an even greater emphasis on roster depth and one team is once again ahead of the pack, writes Ben Reiter, who lists five haves and have-nots of this crucial component.Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Seattle’s Safeco Field yields eight home runs as Houston Astros break slumpThe 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 After managing just nine runs total during their six-game losing streak, the Hous…Upvote Share Tweet
Drew activated off DL, Iglesias sent to Triple-AThe arrival of Stephen Drew, who made his debut for the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Orioles, led to the demotion of prospect Jose Iglesias, who played terrific baseball during the early portion of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
Things could look up for those sent downEvery year, much emphasis is placed on which players will break camp with their Major League clubs and participate in the pageantry of the season opener. But for those who fell short of the goal this year -- for reasons other than injury -- last season …Upvote Share Tweet
A's ride three homers to sixth straight winJohn Jaso, Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss homered to make up for some shaky pitching and defense on Tuesday night as the A's picked up their sixth straight victory and spoiled the Angels' home opener.Upvote Share Tweet
Jaso's late 3-run HR helps A's outslug AngelsPinch hitter John Jaso had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Oakland Athletics blew a four-run lead before rallying to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 Tuesday night in the majors' final home opener.Upvote Share Tweet
Offense erupts with five homers, 22 hits in routThe Astros did their best to erase a week's worth of offensive frustration by exploding against the Mariners in a 16-9 win at Safeco Field.Upvote Share TweetThe Royals won their third straight game, 7-4, over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium behind a strong outing from starter Jeremy Guthrie and a big first inning.Upvote Share TweetAfter Brandon Crawford's three-run, sixth-inning homer fueled a four-run rally that tied the score, the Giants roared ahead in the eighth inning on RBI singles by Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval and Gregor Blanco that gave them a 9-6 triumph over the Colora…Upvote Share TweetThe Cubs finally broke through with some timely hitting in a 6-3 come-from-behind win against the Brewers on a frigid Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Tepesch shines in debut as Rangers top RaysNick Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut, leading the Rangers to a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victoryKris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.Upvote Share TweetAngels shortstop Erick Aybar has left Los Angeles' game against Oakland in the third inning with a bruised left heel.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Apr 10, 2013Jered Weaver will miss four to six weeks with a fracture in his left elbow. This could be great news for the Los Angeles Angels. To understand how lo...Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Jeter's Diary: Pottery Is No Substitute for Baseballgrantland.com Apr 10, 2013The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At HomeApr 10Bryce Harper homers in Nationals' win.
Explosive First Inning Propels PhilliesApr 10The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning en route to defeating the Mets 7-3.
Minor, Braves Blank MarlinsApr 10Mike Minor pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and Evan Gattis hit a three-run home run to lead the Braves past the Marlins 8-0.
Orioles Come Back Late To Top Red SoxApr 10Manny Machado's homer in the ninth inning lifts Orioles past Red Sox.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 5.0Apr 10With only 15 days remaining until the pick-fest starts, change is in the air for the 2013 NFL Draft. Or at least my 5.0 mock draft. For starters, we're flopping the draft's two elite offensive tackles this time around, going with the rising Eric Fisher …
Missouri Tigers point guard Phil Pressey enters NBA draftApr 10Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, coming off a productive but erratic junior season, will enter the NBA draft.