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Ackley's hot spring continues before Mariners rally
MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
A three-run eighth pushed the Mariners ahead, and a four-run ninth sealed the win as Seattle rallied past the Angels, 10-6, on Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Dustin Ackley doubled and scored to bring his spring average to .462 in the victory, while th…Upvote Share Tweet
Trout, Pujols Have RBI Doubles in Angels Lossnytimes.com Updated 1 hour agoMike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for the Los Angeles Angels, but the Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in the Seattle Mariners' 10-6 win Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetJohn Danks pitched four-hit ball for five innings and Jose Abreu went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Padres rallied from a five-run deficit on Tuesday for a 6-5 victory over the A's at the Peoria Sports Complex.Upvote Share Tweet
After McClendon inquires, call overturnedMLB.com Updated 3 hours agoThe first chance Lloyd McClendon had to use the new replay system worked out well for the Mariners, with a call being overturned during an eighth-inning rally on Tuesday against the Angels.Upvote Share Tweet
Otero becoming valuable piece of bullpen puzzleMLB.com Updated 4 hours agoNot all Athletics are made the same, and that's where right-handed reliever Dan Otero fits into the unique Oakland mold. He doesn't play videos games. He doesn't drink coffee. He doesn't even listen to music. No, instead he does crossword puzzles. And l…Upvote Share Tweet
Russell out at least one week with hamstring strianMLB.com Updated 7 hours agoAfter sustaining a right hamstring strain on Monday afternoon, A's shortstop Addison Russell will be sidelined for at least a week. Hamstring injuries are notoriously tricky and often linger for a while, so the A's want to play it safe with their prized…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated 8 hours agoJason Castro and Dexter Fowler, who was traded to the Houston Astros prior to this season, said their experience in the Arizona Fall League helped make them into the players they are today.Upvote Share Tweet
A son also rises: Davis set to star for BrewersMLB.com Updated 8 hours agoKhris Davis returns to the Valley of the Sun for Spring Training as the favorite to win the starting left-field job for the Brewers in 2014, a thrilling prospect for Davis and his father, Rodney, who moved his family to Arizona in 1994 while working for…Upvote Share Tweet
Choo out with sore elbow, hopes to play WednesdayMLB.com Updated 10 hours agoOutfielder Shin-Soo Choo is the latest Rangers player to come down with one of those nagging Spring Training ailments. Choo said he has been bothered by a sore left elbow and was out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs' prospect Archie Bradley generating lots of buzzCNNSI.com Updated 12 hours agoHe's only 21 years old, but Arizona phenom Archie Bradley is already pushing for an MLB shot.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated 21 hours agoArizona's Patrick Corbin gave up three runs and six hits in four innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-3 tie with a Seattle Mariners split squad Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Pujols: It's Been ToughMar 7Albert Pujols talks about his injury struggles over the past couple of seasons and how his health is doing now.
Puig, Dodgers Throw Out TroutMar 6Mike Trout gets tagged out at home plate trying to complete an inside-the-park home run.
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Don Banks: Déjà vu in New England as Julian Edelman hits the open marketMar 11One of the more surprising headlines on the first day of the NFL's free agency period was the news that the New England Patriots couldn't manage to strike a deal with receiver Julian Edelman and keep their leading pass-catcher from last season off the m…
Brooklyn Nets to sign Jason Collins for remainder of seasonMar 11The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season once his 10-day contract expires after Friday according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Don Banks: No shortage of suitors for late-blooming quarterback Josh McCow…Mar 11Throughout his eventful 11-year NFL career, Michael Vick and his out-sized reputation have often commanded far more attention than his on-field production deserved. But I don't foresee history repeating itself with Vick in the case of this year's modest…
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