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Joyce hits walk-off HR to lift Rays over O's

Joyce hits walk-off HR to lift Rays over O's

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 3, 2013
Matt Joyce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a towering home run against Tommy Hunter, giving the Tampa Bay Rays an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
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  • Take two: Buchholz stifles Yankees

    Take two: Buchholz stifles Yankees

    MLB.com Apr 3, 2013
    Backed by a steady supply of offense, Clay Buchholz pitched Boston to a 7-4 road victory over the injury-riddled Yankees on Wednesday night.
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  • Kuroda exits with bruised right middle finger

    Kuroda exits with bruised right middle finger

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 3, 2013
    Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a bruise to his right middle finger.
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  • Makeshift Headgear Needed for Such a Cold Night

    Makeshift Headgear Needed for Such a Cold Night

    nytimes.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Yankees prepared for a cold night of baseball Wednesday.
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  • Reader challenge: Give us your memes of the Toronto Blue Jays’ …

    Reader challenge: Give us your memes of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Crazy Bat Guy

    yahoo.com Apr 3, 2013
    We hope you love the Crazy Bat Guy from Tuesday's Toronto Blue Jays/Cleveland Indians game as much as we do. We've been fixated on him all day. We thought about what other situations we could place Crazy Bat Guy in, and then it came to us: It's time for…
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  • Magazine Cover Features Yankees’ Medicated Row

    Magazine Cover Features Yankees’ Medicated Row

    nytimes.com Apr 3, 2013
    Mark Ulriksen discusses “Hitting Forty,” his visual take on the Yankees' aging and wounded stars, which appears on this week's cover of The New Yorker.
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  • Cubs ink outfielder Sweeney to Minors deal

    Cubs ink outfielder Sweeney to Minors deal

    MLB.com Apr 3, 2013
    The Cubs signed outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who was released by the Red Sox, to a Minor League deal on Tuesday, and he was to report to Triple-A Iowa.
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  • Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia has trouble holding on…

    Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia has trouble holding onto R.A. Dickey knuckleball in former NY Mets pitcher's debut

    nydailynews.com Apr 3, 2013
    It isn’t easy to break new ground when you are in your 18th professional season, and making your 13th civic stop, but there was the 38-year-old R.A. Dickey Tuesday night, an Opening Day starter for the first time, going against the Cleveland Indians, an
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  • Video - Reynolds, Indians Top Blue Jays In 11 00:36

    Reynolds, Indians Top Blue Jays In 11

    Apr 3
    Mark Reynolds' home run lifts the Indians to the 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Top Prospects 02:35

    The GM's Office: Top Prospects

    Apr 3
    Jim Bowden takes a look at why the top prospects in baseball are starting the season in the minors.
  • Video - Undercover Tailor 02:18

    Undercover Tailor

    Apr 3
    Master tailor George Fitzsimmons visits the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Managers Talk DH 01:19

    Managers Talk DH

    Apr 3
    With the 40th anniversary of the DH this season, managers weigh in on the DH position in baseball.

Sports Columnists

  • Nancy Lieberman says there's no downside to Brittney Griner trying to make…

    Apr 3
    Women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman is encouraging Baylor star Brittney Griner to seize the opportunity to do the same with the Dallas Mavericks, no matter how overwhelmingly remote Griner's chances of sticking actually are.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    Apr 3
    If you're a first-round quarterback hopeful in this year's draft, it wasn't a good week. Not at all. Several teams in the quarterback-desperate top 10 perhaps decided they won't be buyers in this year's first round. No. 3 Oakland went out and wisely tra…