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Gonzalez hits first home run of Spring Training

Gonzalez hits first home run of Spring Training

MLB.com Updated Mar 1, 2013
Carlos Gonzalez doubled, hit his first home run of the spring and drove in three runs in the Rockies' 5-2 win over the Brewers at Salt River Fields on Friday.
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  • Lester fires three shutout frames vs. Bucs

    Lester fires three shutout frames vs. Bucs

    MLB.com Mar 1, 2013
    Veteran cornerstones Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia had solid performances for the Red Sox in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Pirates at JetBlue Park.
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  • Japan set to defend WBC title with young team

    Japan set to defend WBC title with young team

    CNNSI.com Mar 1, 2013
    Japan will look to replace the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish with a new generation of young talent as it bids to capture a third straight World Baseball Classic title.
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  • Samardzija would rather win than earn No. 1 job

    Samardzija would rather win than earn No. 1 job

    MLB.com Mar 1, 2013
    Jeff Samardzija hopes to be handed the ball on Opening Day this season, but he emphasized that it is more important that the Cubs bounce back from their rough 2012 campaign.
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  • Latos tosses two scoreless in first spring start

    Latos tosses two scoreless in first spring start

    MLB.com Mar 1, 2013
    Mat Latos walked the first two batters he faced in the first inning and also pitched past a second-inning double by Xavier Nady as the Reds dropped his spring debut to the Royals, 3-2.
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  • Zimmerman to make spring debut Sunday as DH

    Zimmerman to make spring debut Sunday as DH

    MLB.com Mar 1, 2013
    Following the Nationals' 4-4 tie with the Mets on Thursday night, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will start Sunday's game as a designated hitter against the Cardinals.
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  • Video - ATH Showdown 04:02

    ATH Showdown

    Mar 1
    Kevin Blackistone and Jemele Hill faceoff in the Around The Horn Showdown.

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  • Lou Amundson to sign 10-day contract with Chicago Bulls

    Mar 1
    Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson will sign a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
  • Lou Amundson signs 10-day contract with Chicago Bulls

    Mar 1
    Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.
  • The Sports Guy breaks down the best contracts in basketball

    Mar 1
    With the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement in full swing, it's all about the contracts.