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Wobbly early, Kuroda settles to stymie AstrosHiroki Kuroda may have flailed early as he searched for the command of his stuff, but he finished with seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball to help the Yankees defeat the Astros, 7-4, on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Wrigley Field: A local’s guide to enjoying a road trip to the home of the Chicago Cubsyahoo.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Baseball season just started so that means your summer ballpark road trip is that much closer! In a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. Over the next month or so, we'll be hitting up our usu…Upvote Share Tweet
Jon Hamm and Jon Stewart banter about baseball, bash the Mets (Video)yahoo.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Here's a couple minutes of fun baseball talk from two charming Hollywood-types that'll probably be more entertaining than Tuesday's Cubs-Padres game. Just kidding, Carlos Quentin, please don't come any closer. Jon Hamm (aka Don Draper from "Mad Men…Upvote Share Tweet
Teams still searching for perfect solution for grooming young pitchersCNNSI.com Updated Apr 30, 2013There are more young aces than ever but still no sure way to keep them healthy, writes Albert Chen, who says even the teams themselves aren't always sure how to proceed.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros flush with cash for DraftFor the second straight year, the Houston Astros have the largest pool of money to work with in order to sign players taken in the First-Year Player Draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Grace Is "A Model Inmate"deadspin.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Former Cubs and D-Backs first baseman Mark Grace is more than halfway through his four-month jail sentence, garnered for a whole mess of DUIs. But it sounds like he's making the most of it!Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Gallardo belts one of five Brewers homers in routThe Brewers plated five in the first and didn't let up, twice going back-to-back, with Yovani Gallardo getting in on the homer parade while dazzling on the hill in a 10-4 win over the Pirates on Monday at Miller Park.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 30, 2013Mat Latos outpitched Adam Wainwright, extending his scoreless innings streak to 17, and the Cincinnati Reds got an RBI apiece from Joey Votto and Xavier Paul in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Holliday's Homer Lifts Cardinals Past RedsApr 30The Cardinals win to snap their three-game losing skid.
Padres Crush Cubs 13-7Apr 30Carlos Quentin continues mastery of Cubs.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors aren't ready to close things out …Apr 30The young Warriors aren't quite ready to close out a series on the road, writes J.A. Adande.
Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead…Apr 30In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.