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Arencibia, Encarnacion homers power Jays

Arencibia, Encarnacion homers power Jays

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Apr 4, 2013
J.P. Arencibia hit two solo homers, Edwin Encarnacion added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-8 on Thursday night, avoiding their first 0-3 start since 2004.
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  • Yanks' Rivera records first save since ACL tear

    Yanks' Rivera records first save since ACL tear

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Apr 4, 2013
    Mariano Rivera appeared in a game for the first time since tearing his ACL on May 3, 2012, pitching the ninth inning and recording the save against Boston in the Yankees' 4-2 win Thursday night.
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  • Yanks' Kuroda to test finger in bullpen session

    Yanks' Kuroda to test finger in bullpen session

    Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will throw a bullpen session Friday that will allow the veteran pitcher to test his injured finger and better judge whether he can make his next scheduled start at Cleveland on Monday.
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  • Davis drives in 4 to power Orioles past Rays

    Davis drives in 4 to power Orioles past Rays

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 4, 2013
    Chris Davis homered for the third straight day and drove in four runs Thursday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • O's Roberts to have MRI on injured hammy

    O's Roberts to have MRI on injured hammy

    ESPN.com Apr 4, 2013
    Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will undergo an MRI after injuring his right hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning of Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • A Long Relief Stint Helps the Yankees

    A Long Relief Stint Helps the Yankees

    nytimes.com Apr 4, 2013
    Adam Warren, one of the last players to make the Yankees' roster out of spring training, helped the team's bullpen when he replaced Hiroki Kuroda on Wednesday.
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  • Tampa Bay Rays mascot holds inappropriate Steve Irwin sign

    Tampa Bay Rays mascot holds inappropriate Steve Irwin sign

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    Someone went to the trouble of making an insensitive sign associating deceased "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and the Tampa Bay Rays. Further, the team's furry blue mascot - known as Raymond - acted as a semi-witting accomplice by holding up the sign
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  • James Shields ‘puzzled, disappointed’ by Evan Longoria comments…

    James Shields ‘puzzled, disappointed’ by Evan Longoria comments about Tampa Bay Rays

    yahoo.com Apr 4, 2013
    Who has been the face of the Tampa Bay Rays over the past five seasons? Surely manager Joe Maddon but, among the players, you would be hard-pressed to name anyone other than James Shields or Evan Longoria. And it's probably Shields, at least before he l…
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  • Brotherly competition still resonates with Alomars

    Brotherly competition still resonates with Alomars

    MLB.com Apr 4, 2013
    Roberto and Sandy Alomar may no longer be foes on the diamond, but there nonetheless remains a bit of a competitive edge between the two, palpable even during this week's opening series between Roberto's Blue Jays and Sandy's Indians.
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  • For listing Yanks, help is on the way

    For listing Yanks, help is on the way

    MLB.com Apr 4, 2013
    Despite an opening of the season they'd rather forget, all the Yankees have to do is hang in there for a month and win their share of games until a group of key stars return.
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  • Video - Yankees Pick Up First Win Of The Season 00:31

    Yankees Pick Up First Win Of The Season

    Apr 4
    Yankees ride Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera to first victory.
  • Video - Davis' Big Day Fuels Orioles 00:35

    Davis' Big Day Fuels Orioles

    Apr 4
    Chris Davis hit a two-run home run and drove in four total runs to lead the Orioles past the Rays 6-3.
  • Video - Blue Jays Power Past Indians 01:44

    Blue Jays Power Past Indians

    Apr 4
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Blue Jays' offense slugged five home runs en route to defeating the Indians 10-8.
  • Video - Yankees Get Big Win 01:51

    Yankees Get Big Win

    Apr 4
    Baseball Tonight breaks down the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Red Sox to avoid being swept.

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