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Samardzija homers, earns first win since Opening Day

Samardzija homers, earns first win since Opening Day

MLB.com Updated May 15, 2013
Jeff Samardzija hadn't won a game since Opening Day and he took matters into his own hands on Wednesday. Samardzija smacked a two-run home run and struck out seven over eight innings to pick up his first win since April 1, leading the Cubs to a 6-3 vict…
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  • Wandy outlasts Gallardo as Bucs top Brewers

    Wandy outlasts Gallardo as Bucs top Brewers

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Wandy Rodriguez stuck to Yovani Gallardo long enough for the Bucs to get enough of an upper hand for a 3-1 victory over Milwaukee at PNC Park.
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  • Choo homers twice; Leake, Reds blank Fish

    Choo homers twice; Leake, Reds blank Fish

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Shin-Soo Choo's second multi-homer game of the season helped power the Reds to their fifth straight win and a series victory over the Marlins. Choo went 4-for-5 with two home runs to push the Reds past the Marlins, 4-0, before 14,866 at Marlins Park on …
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  • Is 45 in the Cards? BTS star chases $5.6M

    Is 45 in the Cards? BTS star chases $5.6M

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    It was another two-for-one night for Michael Ray, who extended his Beat the Streak run to 43 on Wednesday night courtesy of sluggers Joey Votto and Alex Gordon. Using the "Double Down" feature, the 28-year-old Astros fan from Brenham, Texas, j…
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  • Cueto set to return from DL for Reds next week

    Cueto set to return from DL for Reds next week

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto is on target to rejoin the rotation next week after making his second injury rehabilitation start.
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  • Astros get win over Tigers in last chance for 2013

    Astros get win over Tigers in last chance for 2013

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Astros get win over Tigers in last chance for 2013
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  • Veteran reliever K-Rod set to rejoin Brewers

    Veteran reliever K-Rod set to rejoin Brewers

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Milwaukee has promoted Francisco Rodriguez to its big league club.
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  • Winning's still main thing for Cards, Rangers

    Winning's still main thing for Cards, Rangers

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Since the Rangers and Cardinals went toe-to-toe for seven tense, wonderful games in the 2011 World Series, plenty has happened to both franchises. Yet, in a lot of ways, nothing at all has happened. In many respects, these two organizations that exchang…
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  • Astros' Porter, Harrell discuss shifts on D

    Astros' Porter, Harrell discuss shifts on D

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Houston manager Bo Porter wanted to make a couple main points in a pregame meeting with right-hander Lucas Harrell.
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  • McCutchen hits walk-off homer as Bucs win in extras

    McCutchen hits walk-off homer as Bucs win in extras

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Andrew McCutchen was a blur running around the bases after driving Mike Fiers' 2-2 pitch into PNC Park's right-field bleachers leading off the 12th inning on Tuesday to give the Pirates a 4-3 walk-off over the dreaded Milwaukee Brewers.
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  • CarGo homers twice, gets five hits in Rox win

    CarGo homers twice, gets five hits in Rox win

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Carlos Gonzalez homered twice among his career-high five hits to back Rockies lefty Jeff Francis, who allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a 9-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.
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  • Back On The Offensive

    Back On The Offensive

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    Carlos Gonzalez finally gave us a reason to talk offense, going 5-for-5 with two HR's against the Cubs. Joe Lemire examines the young season's best performance at the plate.
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  • Video - Miller Solid In Win Over Mets 00:35

    Miller Solid In Win Over Mets

    May 15
    Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2/3 scoreless innings.
  • Video - Choo Homers Twice In Reds' Win 00:32

    Choo Homers Twice In Reds' Win

    May 15
    Shin-Soo Choo collected four hits, including two homers, in the Reds' 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny Del …

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny De…

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    NBA owners have spoken: They, too, want the Sacramento Kings playing in Sacramento.
  • NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    Ownership representatives met for nearly four hours Wednesday and ultimately voted to reject the Kings' proposed move to Seattle, backing last month's unanimous recommendation from a relocation committee to keep the team in Sacramento.