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Crawford homers twice as Kershaw cruises

Crawford homers twice as Kershaw cruises

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 28, 2013
Clayton Kershaw tossed eight shutout innings, and Carl Crawford homered twice to lead the Dodgers past the Brewers, 2-0, at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time the Dodgers won a series at home since sweeping the Pirates in the first week of the season…
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  • Bucs belt four homers to back dealing Locke

    Bucs belt four homers to back dealing Locke

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    Jeff Locke allowed just three hits in seven shutout innings and the Pirates belted four home runs en route to a 9-0 win over the Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
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  • Lackey takes big step forward against Astros

    Lackey takes big step forward against Astros

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    John Lackey tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and two walks, while striking out four as the Red Sox cruised to a 6-1 win, completing a four-game sweep over Houston.
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  • Tony Campana steals second, third and home in succession for Tr…

    Tony Campana steals second, third and home in succession for Triple-A Reno

    yahoo.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired speedy outfielder Tony Campana from the Chicago Cubs during their winter long compilation of grit and determination. No one fits that profile better than Campana, either, because at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds (generously list…
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  • Stanton homers twice, Nolasco takes stand vs. Cubs

    Stanton homers twice, Nolasco takes stand vs. Cubs

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    Giancarlo Stanton blasted a pair of homers and collected four RBIs as the Marlins avoided the four-game series sweep in a 6-4 comeback victory over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon in front of 19,817 at Marlins Park.
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  • Cingrani notches four-strikeout inning against Nats

    Cingrani notches four-strikeout inning against Nats

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    Tony Cingrani became the fifth Reds pitcher to strike out four batters in an inning when he shut down Denard Span, Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond and Adam LaRoche in the fourth inning on Sunday.
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  • Cardinals teammates unsuccessfully attempt to spell Marc Rzepcz…

    Cardinals teammates unsuccessfully attempt to spell Marc Rzepczynski’s name

    yahoo.com Apr 28, 2013
    Five years in the big leagues and 174 career appearances haven't made it any easier to spell (or in some cases pronounce) the name of St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Marc Rzepczynski. Honestly, it's one of those names that makes you thankful for the &qu…
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  • Cardinals' Motte upbeat after throwing again

    Cardinals' Motte upbeat after throwing again

    ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    Cardinals closer Jason Motte threw for the second straight day as a deadline neared for determining whether he could pitch with a partially torn ligament in his elbow.
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  • A.J. Burnett inexplicably intercepts throw intended to catch ba…

    A.J. Burnett inexplicably intercepts throw intended to catch base stealer Jon Jay (video)

    yahoo.com Apr 28, 2013
    A,J. Burnett had one of those interesting moments on Saturday night. It wasn't big enough to overshadow his six innings of two-run ball, or the fact he won his second start in 10 ten days against the St. Louis Cardinals, but we saw it, we scratched our …
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  • Gregg emerges as stabilizing force for Cubs 'pen

    Gregg emerges as stabilizing force for Cubs 'pen

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum has had three pitchers record multiple saves. Kyuji Fujikawa, currently on the 15-day disabled list, and Carlos Marmol have registered two, and Kevin Gregg has saved three games, including the last two in wins against the Marlins…
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  • Shake it up: Doubront rebounds to stymie Astros

    Shake it up: Doubront rebounds to stymie Astros

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    After a first inning that was beyond shaky, Felix Doubront picked himself up, leading the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Astros at Fenway Park.
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  • Gomez finds redemption with key homer for Crew

    Gomez finds redemption with key homer for Crew

    MLB.com Apr 28, 2013
    Carlos Gomez clobbered a curveball for a two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning on Saturday, erasing a short-lived Dodgers lead and sending the Brewers to a 6-4 win on a pristine spring night at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Video - Web Gems 01:13

    Web Gems

    Apr 28
    Does Daniel Nava's diving catch top Starlin Castro's diving stop and backhanded flip to second?
  • Video - Pirates Crush Cardinals To Take Series 00:33

    Pirates Crush Cardinals To Take Series

    Apr 28
    Russell Martin hit two home runs in Pittsburgh's 9-0 win against St. Louis.
  • Video - Kershaw, Crawford Power Dodgers 00:32

    Kershaw, Crawford Power Dodgers

    Apr 28
    Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 over eight scoreless innings and Carl Crawford hits two home runs to lead the Dodgers to a 2-0 win over the Brewers.
  • Video - Rookie Pitcher Lifts Reds Past Nationals 00:32

    Rookie Pitcher Lifts Reds Past Nationals

    Apr 28
    Tony Cingrani struck out 11 batters in six innings as the Reds beat the Nationals 5-2.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Which offensive rookies will soar?

    Apr 28
    Expect Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins and Robert Woods to emerge as offensive ROY candidates, writes John Clayton.