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Robertson throws sharp inning in return to mound

Robertson throws sharp inning in return to mound

MLB.com Updated 7 hours ago
David Robertson threw a scoreless inning of relief during the White Sox 4-1 victory over the Indians Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cleveland Indians Set Starting Rota…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cleveland Indians Set Starting Rotation

    nytimes.com ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    Zach McAllister and T. J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians’ starting rotation.
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  • Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    Edwin Jackson arrived at the ballpark in time for a solid spring start with the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    Nolasco Allows 4 Runs as Twins Beat Orioles' Split Squad 6-5

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles' split squad 6-5 on Sunday.
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  • Utley Homers Twice for Phillies in 4-4 Tie With Tigers

    Utley Homers Twice for Phillies in 4-4 Tie With Tigers

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
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  • Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    Twins offering bloody mary garnished with cold slice of pizza

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    At some point in the very near future every MLB and Minor League Baseball team preview that's published will feature more food and drink scouting reports than actual player scouting reports. That's the direction we're trending, folks. Might as well jump…
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  • Verlander feels 'better,' status still unclear

    Verlander feels 'better,' status still unclear

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Justin Verlander played catch briefly Sunday morning for the first time since leaving a start with a cramp in his right tricep, but it remained unclear when the Detroit Tigers ace would pitch again.
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  • Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A's Beat White Sox 10-4

    Kazmir, Quintana Both Strong; A's Beat White Sox 10-4

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4.
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  • Brewers' Braun Has 2 Hits, 2 RBIs in 3-2 Loss to Indians

    Brewers' Braun Has 2 Hits, 2 RBIs in 3-2 Loss to Indians

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Ryan Braun extended his torrid stretch with two more hits and two RBIs for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
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  • Cabrera Homers, Leads Tigers Over Cardinals 4-3

    Cabrera Homers, Leads Tigers Over Cardinals 4-3

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.
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  • Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer

    Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Frank Viola III, a 29th-round selection of the White Sox in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, looked as if he had left baseball behind following the '10 season spent in the Independent League. But Viola hopes to use a new knuckleball to make a comeback.
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  • Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    Mauer Hits 1st Spring Homer, Twins Beat Phillies

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Joe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.
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  • Window for a Detroit Tigers World Series title is closing

    Window for a Detroit Tigers World Series title is closing

    nydailynews.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    A few days ago, a veteran scout compared the Tigers to the Yankees. It was not meant to be a compliment.
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  • Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

    Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Tommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen.
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  • Santana named Opening Day shortstop

    Santana named Opening Day shortstop

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Considering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop.
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  • Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

    Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday.
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  • May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts

    May, Hicks among Twins roster cuts

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger and catcher D…
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  • Righty May among four Twins sent to Minors

    Righty May among four Twins sent to Minors

    MLB.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    The Twins made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning, highlighted by optioning right-hander Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester. The club also optioned outfielders Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario to Rochester, while righty Mark Hamburger was reassigne…
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  • Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

    Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

    MLB.com Mar 28 (2 days ago)
    Royals ace Yordano Ventura figured out he had a no-hitter going on Friday night somewhere around the fifth inning. The right-hander made it look easy with seven hitless frames in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.
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  • Video - Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win 00:37

    Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win

    Mar 6
    The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
  • Video - Royals Injury Update 02:12

    Royals Injury Update

    Mar 4
    ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell discusses Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's recovery from offseason wrist surgery and pitcher Luke Hochevar's recovery from Tommy John surgery.
  • Video - Price Excited For 2015 Season 02:56

    Price Excited For 2015 Season

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title 02:46

    Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title

    Mar 3
    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.

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