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CNNSI.com Updated Apr 29, 2013LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers activated shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list Monday, making room for him on the roster by placing pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list.Upvote Share TweetCarlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes had three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
Sveum sticking with closer by committeeManager Dale Sveum doesn't give Cubs relievers Carlos Marmol, Kevin Gregg, Shawn Camp and James Russell a heads up before the game to let them know who will be the designated closer that day. He's sticking with the best matchup.Upvote Share Tweet
Fujikawa eyes Sunday start to rehab stintCubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, his first since going on the disabled list April 13, and will do so again before he makes a Minor League rehab outing.Upvote Share TweetArsema Tesfai, a seventh-grader at St. Thomas of Canterbury School in Chicago and "2013 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life" essay contest winner, was honored before Monday's Cubs game in a ceremony that included Sharon Robinson, daughter of…Upvote Share Tweet
Hart hopes to return from DL when eligibleCorey Hart rejoined the Brewers in Los Angeles on Sunday and said Monday he was hopeful to return on May 30, the day he is eligible to come off the disabled list.Upvote Share TweetThirty years ago, Chicago Cubs manager Lee Elia unleashed one of the most foul-mouthed, F-bomb laden rants a skipper has ever given us. It's glorious - if you're the type of person who can find glory in a three-minute soliloquy that contains 37 iteratioUpvote Share Tweet
Mets in search of relief from their bullpenEntering Monday's series in Miami, Mets relievers hold a collective 5.35 ERA this season, 29th in the Majors, ahead of only the Cardinals.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Apr 29, 2013CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Yasiel Puig faces charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance in Tennessee after police say he went 97 mph in a 50-mph zone early Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates' Martin slugs way to NL weekly honorPirates catcher Russell Martin was named the National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday, one day after helping lead his club to the top spot in the NL Central.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez uses newspaper’s goof to prank his momyahoo.com Updated Apr 29, 2013This happened: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games by Major League Baseball after throwing at Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals. This didn't: Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was suspended. Yet when the Pittsburgh Post-G…Upvote Share TweetMaking a move to shore up a shaky bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals have demoted struggling left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the minor leagues.Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Pirates off to best start since Bonds era; Tony Cingrani and Clayton Kershaw have big daysyahoo.com Updated Apr 29, 2013The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Pittsburgh Pirates are off to their best start since Barry Bonds, Doug Drabe…Upvote Share Tweet
Mint Condition: Holy Grail For SaleApr 29Robert Edward Auctions consignment director Brian Dwyer discusses and shows off memorabilia available for auction, including a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card formerly owned by Charlie Sheen and Muhammad Ali fight-worn shoes.
Reds Edge CardinalsApr 29Mat Latos extends his scoreless streak to 17 innings as the Reds top the Cardinals 2-1.
Brewers Overpower PiratesApr 29Pitcher Yovani Gallardo hit his second homer of the season as the Brewers hit back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings to pound the Pirates.
Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…Apr 29The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources sayApr 29The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.
Peter King: Inside the Rams' war room and more draft thoughtsApr 29ST. LOUIS -- When you spend a round in a team's war room, as I did Thursday night with the Rams, you understand why so many players, coaches, scouts and executives are magnetized to this game and cannot give it up.