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Phillies use five-run 1st inning to drub Mets

Phillies use five-run 1st inning to drub Mets

ESPN.com Updated Apr 10, 2013
Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-3 Wednesday night.
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  • Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the…

    Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the Nationals-White Sox game in D.

    Umpires got caught in traffic, causing a 16-minute delay to the Nationals-White Sox game in D.C. tonight. Something, something the beltway. Read more...
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  • Braves now 8-1 after second straight sweep

    Braves now 8-1 after second straight sweep

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutive
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  • Nats recover from slow start to back Zimmermann

    Nats recover from slow start to back Zimmermann

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Nationals had just one hit in the first three innings Wednesday night, but they picked up nine hits and five runs in the next three. That spree -- fueled by Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper -- gave Washington its second win in as many ni…
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  • Beckham out for series, eyes Friday to swing bat

    Beckham out for series, eyes Friday to swing bat

    MLB.com ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Gordon Beckham, who suffered nerve irritation in his left wrist while swinging at a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday's 8-7 loss, will not play in the remainder of the series against the Nationals and won't even pick up a bat until Friday.
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  • Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitter

    Mets Still Haven’t Settled on a Leadoff Hitter

    nytimes.com Apr 10, 2013
    Through nine games, four different players have been the leadoff hitter, and they are batting a collective .156 with a .270 on-base percentage.
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  • B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow start

    B.J. Upton remains upbeat during slow start

    MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    B.J. Upton's first eight games with the Braves have not gone exactly how he envisioned, but the veteran outfielder has remained cool and collected with the realization that there is plenty of time for him to live up to his tremendous potential.
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  • Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Philli…

    Police Cited 61 People For Underage Drinking Outside The Phillies Game

    deadspin.com Apr 10, 2013
    If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone actually cared to check IDs at a tailgate, here you go. Sixty-one poor bastard minors, each of whom only took one sip, c'mon man, can't you let it go just this one time?Read more...
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  • Braves acquire reliever Ayala from Orioles

    Braves acquire reliever Ayala from Orioles

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Apr 10, 2013
    The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguer
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  • Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during…

    Watch Phillies prospect Roman Quinn fly around the bases during inside-the-park home run

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    I just stood up from my desk, walked through my hallway, down the stairs, then went back up the stairs and back to my desk. At a casual, everyday pace, it took me 29.3 seconds. Just a little perspective for this: Roman Quinn, a Single-A prospect for the…
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  • Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to st…

    Some Washington Nationals fans really, really want people to stop doing The Wave

    yahoo.com Apr 10, 2013
    In our nation's capital, there are many divisive issues: taxes, health care, war. And, of course, the big one: The Wave. Some Washington National fans have taken a step forward in protesting The Wave. Below is a handbill created by @FakeFP from The Nati…
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  • A's going deep to lead charge for change yet again

    A's going deep to lead charge for change yet again

    CNNSI.com Apr 10, 2013
    There's an even greater emphasis on roster depth and one team is once again ahead of the pack, writes Ben Reiter, who lists five haves and have-nots of this crucial component.
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  • Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victory

    Medlen leads Braves to fifth straight victory

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.
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  • Video - Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At Home 00:30

    Nationals Win, Remain Undefeated At Home

    Apr 10
    Bryce Harper homers in Nationals' win.
  • Video - Explosive First Inning Propels Phillies 00:32

    Explosive First Inning Propels Phillies

    Apr 10
    The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning en route to defeating the Mets 7-3.
  • Video - Minor, Braves Blank Marlins 00:30

    Minor, Braves Blank Marlins

    Apr 10
    Mike Minor pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, and Evan Gattis hit a three-run home run to lead the Braves past the Marlins 8-0.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Team Needs 02:43

    The GM's Office: Team Needs

    Apr 10
    Jim Bowden takes a look at teams with needs that could spark a trade.

Sports Columnists

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    Apr 10
    With only 15 days remaining until the pick-fest starts, change is in the air for the 2013 NFL Draft. Or at least my 5.0 mock draft. For starters, we're flopping the draft's two elite offensive tackles this time around, going with the rising Eric Fisher …
  • Missouri Tigers point guard Phil Pressey enters NBA draft

    Apr 10
    Missouri point guard Phil Pressey, coming off a productive but erratic junior season, will enter the NBA draft.