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Ortiz-led Red Sox match best start since 2002

Ortiz-led Red Sox match best start since 2002

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
David Ortiz had two hits and three RBIs to extend his torrid start after a long layoff, and Felix Doubront overcame a wild first inning to pitch into the seventh as the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling Houston Astros 8-4 on Saturday night.
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  • Stanton hits first homer, but Marlins fall to Cubs

    Stanton hits first homer, but Marlins fall to Cubs

    CNNSI.com Apr 27, 2013
    Stanton hits first homer, but Marlins fall to Cubs
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  • Bucs rally to hand Burnett victory vs. Cards

    Bucs rally to hand Burnett victory vs. Cards

    MLB.com Apr 27, 2013
    Instead of giving in to a series of depressing developments, the last of which was being in a 2-0 hole to Jake Westbrook after six innings, the Pirates unleashed their usual late-game lightning to back A.J. Burnett for a 5-3 victory Saturday.
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  • Dodgers' Fife (shoulder) scratched, put on DL

    Dodgers' Fife (shoulder) scratched, put on DL

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Dodgers scratched right-hander Stephen Fife from Saturday night's scheduled start against the Milwaukee Brewers and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis.
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  • Pirates' Sanchez suspended six games for HBP

    Pirates' Sanchez suspended six games for HBP

    ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended by Major League Baseball for six games and fined for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
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  • Harper, Haren team to power Nats by Reds

    Harper, Haren team to power Nats by Reds

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 27, 2013
    Bryce Harper homered and singled, Dan Haren had his best start of the young season Saturday and the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.
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  • Cardinals closer Jason Motte tries to test elbow

    Cardinals closer Jason Motte tries to test elbow

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Cardinals closer Jason Motte has thrown for the first time in five weeks, a step toward determining if he will need season-ending surgery on his right elbow.
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  • MASN reporter Julie Alexandria gets second straight Gatorade sh…

    MASN reporter Julie Alexandria gets second straight Gatorade shower from Nationals

    yahoo.com Apr 27, 2013
    During her debut broadcast on Thursday, new MASN reporter Julie Alexandria received quite a welcome to the world of Major League Baseball from the Washington Nationals. Following the home team's 8-1 win over the Reds, Alexandria attempted to conduct her…
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  • Gonzalez gives Dodgers win over Brewers

    Gonzalez gives Dodgers win over Brewers

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Adrian Gonzalez drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two-out double in the seventh inning, Carl Crawford homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Friday night.
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  • Dodgers' M. Ellis leaves game with quad injury

    Dodgers' M. Ellis leaves game with quad injury

    MLB.com Apr 27, 2013
    Mark Ellis left Friday's game against the Brewers after five innings due to a strained right quad, and could be headed to the disabled list. The second baseman will have an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.
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  • Ten reasons two fans at Marlins Park sit oddly still for Anthon…

    Ten reasons two fans at Marlins Park sit oddly still for Anthony Rizzo home run

    yahoo.com Apr 27, 2013
    The United States is a wonderful place. You can do what you want. At least that's what it says in the directions. But if you come to a Major League Baseball game and just sit there, off by yourself, and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run …
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  • Lynn sharp as Cardinals cruise past Pirates

    Lynn sharp as Cardinals cruise past Pirates

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his winning streak to nine games and Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night.
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  • Red Sox roll Astros behind two Ross home runs

    Red Sox roll Astros behind two Ross home runs

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    David Ross cleared the Green Monster twice with solo home runs and Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 10 for the Boston Red Sox in a 7-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
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  • Video - Bryce Harper Hits 9th HR In Win 00:34

    Bryce Harper Hits 9th HR In Win

    Apr 27
    Bryce Harper homered in Washington's 6-3 win against Cincinnati.
  • Video - Evolution Of The Catcher 06:57

    Evolution Of The Catcher

    Apr 27
    Baseball Tonight's Nomar Garciaparra and Rick Sutcliffe rank their top five catchers.

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