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Ross smacks two of Red Sox four solo homers

Ross smacks two of Red Sox four solo homers

MLB.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Catcher David Ross' two solo homers, not to mention solo shots by Will Middlebrooks and David Ortiz, helped fuel the Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Fenway Park.
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  • Zimmermann stymies Reds as Nationals win

    Zimmermann stymies Reds as Nationals win

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season and the Washington Nationals limited the Cincinnati Reds to one hit for the second straight game in a 1-0 victory on Friday night.
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  • Rizzo's 4 RBIs give Cubs back-to-back wins

    Rizzo's 4 RBIs give Cubs back-to-back wins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Anthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night, giving Chicago back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
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  • Bucs' Sanchez, Hurdle ejected after HBP vs. STL

    Bucs' Sanchez, Hurdle ejected after HBP vs. STL

    CNNSI.com Apr 26, 2013
    ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected in the first inning of Friday night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals after Sanchez hit Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig in the helmet with a pitch.
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  • Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DL

    Fujikawa throws first 'pen session since landing on DL

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa headed to the bullpen Friday for the first time since being put on the disabled list for a strained right forearm.
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  • Marshall back on roster, Parra placed on DL

    Marshall back on roster, Parra placed on DL

    MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Reds activated left-hander Sean Marshall from the disabled list on Friday and put Manny Parra on the 15-day DL.
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  • Cardinals put Adams on DL with strained oblique

    Cardinals put Adams on DL with strained oblique

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 26, 2013
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals, who is batting .542 in eight games, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.
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  • CourtVision: Paul Pierce and Father Time

    CourtVision: Paul Pierce and Father Time

    grantland.com Apr 26, 2013
    A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Grantland's own Jonah Keri talk about some Reds pitcher who had lost velocity on his fastball. As he spoke,...
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  • Video - Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Marlins 00:31

    Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Marlins

    Apr 26
    Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs to lead the Cubs past the Marlins 4-2.
  • Video - Zimmermann, Nationals Blank Reds 00:29

    Zimmermann, Nationals Blank Reds

    Apr 26
    Jordan Zimmermann pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Nationals past the Reds 1-0.
  • Video - Breaking Down The National League Central 01:43

    Breaking Down The National League Central

    Apr 26
    "Baseball Tonight" takes a look at the contenders in the National League Central division.
  • Video - Dodgers Top Brewers 00:32

    Dodgers Top Brewers

    Apr 26
    The Dodgers recorded their fourth win in five games with a 7-5 victory over the Brewers.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- Second-day winners, losers

    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Toronto Raptors weighing run at Phil Jackson, sources say

    Apr 26
    Among the options being considered by the Toronto Raptors as they weigh the futures of team president Bryan Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey is making a run at Phil Jackson, according to sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
    ST. LOUIS -- After the strangest first round of an NFL draft that I have seen, here's a look at the bizarro-world day-one (yes: Justin Pugh and Travis Frederick; no: Geno Smith and Matt Barkley) and a look ahead to a second day that will be starrier tha…