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LaRoche emerges from slump to lead Nationals

LaRoche emerges from slump to lead Nationals

ESPN.com Updated Apr 9, 2013
Adam LaRoche ended an 0-for-15 start to the season with homers in consecutive at-bats, as Nationals top White Sox 8-7.
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  • Phillies ride Lee's arm, homers to beat Mets

    Phillies ride Lee's arm, homers to beat Mets

    ESPN.com Apr 9, 2013
    Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • Howard launches first homer in Philly slugfest

    Howard launches first homer in Philly slugfest

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Ryan Howard finally got in the home run column as part of a three-homer third, and Michael Young went 3-for-4 with a single, triple and home run in the Phillies' 8-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Cliff Lee struck out six in 8 2/3 innings.
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  • Heyward will relax, trust himself at plate

    Heyward will relax, trust himself at plate

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    When Jason Heyward went to the batting cage after Monday night's win over the Marlins, he was not attempting to vent or release frustration. The Braves right fielder was simply trying to get a better feel for the comfort he had started to gain during th…
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  • Phillies GM: Halladay has time to fix issues

    Phillies GM: Halladay has time to fix issues

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Roy Halladay has a 14.73 ERA after two starts. But Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that the ace pitcher is in no danger of running out of time to fix what ails him.
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  • Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good R…

    Fans Protest At Marlins' Home Opener, Get Ejected For No Good Reason

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    When a franchise is as committed to shitting on its fan base as the Miami Marlins are, receiving a little animosity from those fans is to be expected. So it's not surprising that a group of Marlins fans staged a small protest at yesterday's home opener,…
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  • Subs for sidelined stars playing key roles

    Subs for sidelined stars playing key roles

    MLB.com Apr 9, 2013
    Of the numerous teams, such as the Yankees, starting the season with All-Star-caliber players on the disabled list, some haven't missed a beat (think the Braves without catcher Brian McCann) over the season's opening week, while others (San Diego minus …
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  • Matt Harvey’s early strikeout numbers are a big source of joy, …

    Matt Harvey’s early strikeout numbers are a big source of joy, but should they also cause concern?

    yahoo.com Apr 9, 2013
    Matt Harvey's stuff was so good over 60 innings in 2012 that it caused one of his New York Mets teammates to break out an instant comparison to Stephen Strasburg. No one said Jonathon Niese was crazy then because Harvey's numbers over his extended cameo…
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  • Time has come to make runners plowing over catchers illegal

    Time has come to make runners plowing over catchers illegal

    CNNSI.com Apr 9, 2013
    I have seen enough, and I don't need for Lou Marson to wind up in a hospital to know this must stop.
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  • Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    Love 'Em or Hate 'Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    grantland.com Apr 9, 2013
    Quick, what's the first thing that pops to mind when you hear "Miami Marlins"? Odds are your mind's drifted to "Jeffrey Loria," "SEC probe," or "fire ...
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  • Video - Lee, Phillies Topple Mets 00:32

    Lee, Phillies Topple Mets

    Apr 9
    The Phillies homered three times in the third inning to back Cliff Lee, who went 8 2/3 innings for his second win of the season.
  • Video - Braves Hold Off Marlins 00:31

    Braves Hold Off Marlins

    Apr 9
    Evan Gattis hit an early two-run homer and Justin Upton continued his torrid pace by adding insurance with an RBI double in the eighth.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Spotlight 01:47

    Baseball Tonight Spotlight

    Apr 9
    Adam LaRoche homers twice in Nationals' win.
  • Video - Berkman, Rangers Down Rays 00:31

    Berkman, Rangers Down Rays

    Apr 9
    Lance Berkman had three hits and drove in two runs to help Nick Tepesch earn a win in his major league debut.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Despite reports, Revis trade makes too much sense not to happen

    Apr 9
    As the saga drags on into yet another week this spring, with any signs of progress becoming harder to discern, it's easy to look at the Darrelle Revis trade talks between New York and Tampa Bay and see a stalemate, stand-off and showdown with no end in …
  • Peter King: Brian Banks not worried about long-shot odds to make Falcons

    Apr 9
    Brian Banks and his mother, one of the only people who really believed Banks was innocent of rape for a decade, were on a dream trip to Times Square in New York last week, walking and marveling at the sights they were seeing for the first time after tel…
  • Coast to Coast - Who's the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year?

    Apr 9
    Our experts debate who should take home this season's Coach of the Year trophy.