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Cubs prospect charges rival dugout, bat in hand

Cubs prospect charges rival dugout, bat in hand

yahoo.com deadspin.com Updated Apr 10, 2013
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…
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  • Cubs find nasty surprise in package at Wrigley Field

    Cubs find nasty surprise in package at Wrigley Field

    Cubs find nasty surprise in package at Wrigley Field
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  • Phillies use five-run 1st inning to drub Mets

    Phillies use five-run 1st inning to drub Mets

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Domonic 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.
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  • Red Sox sellout streak comes to an end

    Red Sox sellout streak comes to an end

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Davis umpires 4,000th major league game

    Davis umpires 4,000th major league game

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Umpire Gerry Davis worked his 4,000th major league game Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Angels took on the Oakland Athletics.
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  • Nolan Ryan to remain Texas Rangers’ CEO

    Nolan Ryan to remain Texas Rangers’ CEO

    All 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…
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  • Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the…

    Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the Nationals-White Sox game in D.

    Umpires 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...
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  • Braves now 8-1 after second straight sweep

    Braves now 8-1 after second straight sweep

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutive
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  • Headley takes BP, pleased with progression

    Headley takes BP, pleased with progression

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Padres third baseman Chase Headley was encouraged Wednesday after taking batting practice for the first time since breaking his left thumb in a spring game.
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  • Nats recover from slow start to back Zimmermann

    Nats recover from slow start to back Zimmermann

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Remy reveals he had cancer relapse

    Remy reveals he had cancer relapse

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Red 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.
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  • Sizemore tears knee ligament again, out for season

    Sizemore tears knee ligament again, out for season

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Having 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.
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  • Tigers need to work out kinks in bullpen

    Tigers need to work out kinks in bullpen

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    It'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…
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  • Yankees-Indians washed out in Cleveland

    Yankees-Indians washed out in Cleveland

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Rivera thanks Indians' staff

    Rivera thanks Indians' staff

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    CLEVELAND -- 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.
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  • Jays rally from 5 runs down to stun Tigers

    Jays rally from 5 runs down to stun Tigers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    J.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.
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  • Beckham out for series, eyes Friday to swing bat

    Beckham out for series, eyes Friday to swing bat

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Gordon 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.
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  • Giants' organization loaded with young talent

    Giants' organization loaded with young talent

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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 …
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  • Weary Brewers welcome postponement

    Weary Brewers welcome postponement

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    This 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…
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  • Lackey placed on DL, Aceves to start Thursday

    Lackey placed on DL, Aceves to start Thursday

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Ortiz to play in Pawtucket on Thursday

    Ortiz to play in Pawtucket on Thursday

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will be back in New England on Thursday, when he starts a Minor League rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket.
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  • Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitter

    Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitter

    nytimes.com Apr 10, 2013
    Through nine games, four different players have been the leadoff hitter, and they are batting a collective .156 with a .270 on-base percentage.
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  • Grambling State loses 30-0 to Central Arkansas

    Grambling State loses 30-0 to Central Arkansas

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    From 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 …
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  • Francona maintains Youk hit-by-pitch unintentional

    Francona maintains Youk hit-by-pitch unintentional

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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…
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  • B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow start

    B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow start

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    B.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.
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  • Memorabilia dealer admits to altering famed $2.8 million Honus …

    Memorabilia dealer admits to altering famed $2.8 million Honus Wagner card

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    We 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…
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  • Moore, Rays edge Rangers in chilly Texas

    Moore, Rays edge Rangers in chilly Texas

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Matt 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.
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  • Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Philli…

    Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Phillies Game

    deadspin.com Apr 10, 2013
    If 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...
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  • Westbrook shuts out Reds as Cardinals roll

    Westbrook shuts out Reds as Cardinals roll

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Jake 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.
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  • Notice something odd about this life-size Justin Verlander bobb…

    Notice something odd about this life-size Justin Verlander bobblehead in Detroit?

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    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…
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  • Rain, cold postpone Brewers-Cubs finale

    Rain, cold postpone Brewers-Cubs finale

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Wednesday 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.
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  • Braves acquire reliever Ayala from Orioles

    Braves acquire reliever Ayala from Orioles

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguer
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  • Valverde throws in Florida to begin comeback effort

    Valverde throws in Florida to begin comeback effort

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Jose 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.
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  • Finger 'doing well,' Darvish ready for start

    Finger 'doing well,' Darvish ready for start

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Having 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.
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  • Indians option Carrasco, call up Kluber for spot start

    Indians option Carrasco, call up Kluber for spot start

    MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Indians continued their rotation shuffling on Wednesday, promoting right-hander Corey Kluber from Triple-A Columbus to start against the Yankees.
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  • Montero apologizes to McCarthy for shaky outing

    Montero apologizes to McCarthy for shaky outing

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    D-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.
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  • Hill not starting after getting hit by pitch

    Hill not starting after getting hit by pitch

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Aaron 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.
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  • Bring MLB Network talent to a yard near you

    Bring MLB Network talent to a yard near you

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Fans 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!"
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  • Cardinals dedicate Friday's game to Musial

    Cardinals dedicate Friday's game to Musial

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Carpenter, Descalso to split second base

    Carpenter, Descalso to split second base

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Top prospects Taveras, Martinez back on track

    Top prospects Taveras, Martinez back on track

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Oscar 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.
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  • Sore back pus Rangers' Harrison on 15-day DL

    Sore back pus Rangers' Harrison on 15-day DL

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    ARLINGTON, 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.
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  • Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during…

    Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during inside-the-park home run

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    I 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…
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  • Jays claim OF Wells off waivers from M's

    Jays claim OF Wells off waivers from M's

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Casper Wells off waivers from Seattle.
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  • Jeter takes BP, runs but no timetable for return

    Jeter takes BP, runs but no timetable for return

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has resumed on-field hitting after being shut down last month by left ankle soreness.
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  • Marshall to DL; Reds recall Ondrusek

    Marshall to DL; Reds recall Ondrusek

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to st…

    Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to stop doing The Wave

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    In 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…
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  • With black participation down in MLB, a diversity task force go…

    With black participation down in MLB, a diversity task force goes to work

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    Black 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…
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  • MLB Notebook: Crisp crushing from top spot

    MLB Notebook: Crisp crushing from top spot

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Coco 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.
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  • Passion, production remain for MLB 40-somethings

    Passion, production remain for MLB 40-somethings

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    These 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.
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  • A's going deep to lead charge for change yet again

    A's going deep to lead charge for change yet again

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    There'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.
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  • The Juice: Seattle’s Safeco Field yields eight home runs as Hou…

    The Juice: Seattle’s Safeco Field yields eight home runs as Houston Astros break slump

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 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 After managing just nine runs total during their six-game losing streak, the Hous…
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  • Drew activated off DL, Iglesias sent to Triple-A

    Drew activated off DL, Iglesias sent to Triple-A

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Things could look up for those sent down

    Things could look up for those sent down

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Every 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 …
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  • A's ride three homers to sixth straight win

    A's ride three homers to sixth straight win

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    John 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.
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  • Jaso's late 3-run HR helps A's outslug Angels

    Jaso's late 3-run HR helps A's outslug Angels

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Pinch 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.
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  • Offense erupts with five homers, 22 hits in rout

    Offense erupts with five homers, 22 hits in rout

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Royals ride big first inning to win third straight

    Royals ride big first inning to win third straight

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Giants pick up Lincecum with big rallies

    Giants pick up Lincecum with big rallies

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Rewriting storylines, Cubs rally to top Brewers

    Rewriting storylines, Cubs rally to top Brewers

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Tepesch shines in debut as Rangers top Rays

    Tepesch shines in debut as Rangers top Rays

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Nick 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.
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  • Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victory

    Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victory

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Kris 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.
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  • Angels SS Aybar leaves early with bruised heel

    Angels SS Aybar leaves early with bruised heel

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has left Los Angeles' game against Oakland in the third inning with a bruised left heel.
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  • Loss of Damaged Weaver Could Be an Angel Blessing

    Loss of Damaged Weaver Could Be an Angel Blessing

    grantland.com Apr 10, 2013
    Jered 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...
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  • Derek Jeter's Diary: Pottery Is No Substitute for Baseball

    Derek Jeter's Diary: Pottery Is No Substitute for Baseball

    grantland.com Apr 10, 2013
    The 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...
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  • Video - Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At Home 00:30

    Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At Home

    Apr 10
    Bryce Harper homers in Nationals' win.
  • Video - Explosive First Inning Propels Phillies 00:32

    Explosive First Inning Propels Phillies

    Apr 10
    The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning en route to defeating the Mets 7-3.
  • Video - Minor, Braves Blank Marlins 00:30

    Minor, Braves Blank Marlins

    Apr 10
    Mike 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.
  • Video - Orioles Come Back Late To Top Red Sox 00:32

    Orioles Come Back Late To Top Red Sox

    Apr 10
    Manny Machado's homer in the ninth inning lifts Orioles past Red Sox.

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