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Valbuena's ninth-inning jack lifts Cubs over Marlins

Valbuena's ninth-inning jack lifts Cubs over Marlins

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
Luis Valbuena crushed a 1-1 delivery from Marlins closer Steve Cishek with two outs in the top of the ninth and sent it into the Cubs' bullpen for a solo home run to break a tie on Thursday. He pointed his right index finger in the air as he rounded fir…
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  • Gonzalez, Soriano combine on 1-hitter for Nats

    Gonzalez, Soriano combine on 1-hitter for Nats

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Gio Gonzalez allowed just one hit in eight innings, and Denard Span and Danny Espinosa drove in three runs each to lead the Washington Nationals to an 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
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  • Gio, Espi help Nats make quick work of Reds

    Gio, Espi help Nats make quick work of Reds

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    Gio Gonzalez allowed one hit over eight innings and Danny Espinosa drove in three runs to help the Nationals defeat the Reds, 8-1, on Thursday night. Washington is now back at .500 with an 11-11 record.
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  • Lucas Duda in cleanup spot could be best fit for NY Mets

    Lucas Duda in cleanup spot could be best fit for NY Mets

    nydailynews.com Apr 25, 2013
    We’ll never know what Terry Collins’ prime motivation was Thursday for finally moving Lucas Duda, his leading home run man, into the cleanup spot in place of the slumping Ike Davis against the Dodgers’ Korean lefty prodigy, Hyun-Jin Ryu.
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  • Former Braves pitcher Camp found dead at 60

    Former Braves pitcher Camp found dead at 60

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was found dead in his northwest Georgia home Thursday morning.
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  • Sanchez, Pirates surge past slumping Phils

    Sanchez, Pirates surge past slumping Phils

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 25, 2013
    Gaby Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, and Garrett Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 comeback victory over the struggling Philadelphia Phillies.
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  • Ethier, Dodgers rally in ninth to beat Mets

    Ethier, Dodgers rally in ninth to beat Mets

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 25, 2013
    Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers, boosted by a sharp outing from Hyun-Jin Ryu, defeated the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday.
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  • Ryu outstanding as LA takes two of three in New York

    Ryu outstanding as LA takes two of three in New York

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    Andre Ethier singled off former Dodgers farmhand Scott Rice with one out in the ninth inning to score Nick Punto and the Dodgers went on to a 3-2 win over the Mets Thursday.
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  • Manuel empathizes with catchers as Chooch returns

    Manuel empathizes with catchers as Chooch returns

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    All systems appear to be go for catcher Carlos Ruiz to be reinstated Sunday in New York after sitting out the first 25 games of the season for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. And that makes everybody around the Phillies happy, although it wil…
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  • Inge gets another start amid hot Bucs debut

    Inge gets another start amid hot Bucs debut

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    In just two games, Brandon Inge has already ingratiated himself into the Pirates' clubhouse and manager Clint Hurdle's good graces. He earned another start Thursday against Phillies southpaw Cliff Lee.
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  • Taxed Grilli, Melancon get finale off in Philadelphia

    Taxed Grilli, Melancon get finale off in Philadelphia

    MLB.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Pirates entered Thursday's series finale against the Phillies boasting the second-best bullpen in the Majors with a 1.78 ERA, but Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli -- two of the reasons Pittsburgh's 'pen is so good -- were unavailable for the matinee i…
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  • Marlins Tickets Are Basically Free, And Still No One's Going

    Marlins Tickets Are Basically Free, And Still No One's Going

    deadspin.com Apr 25, 2013
    You've got a second-year stadium and the worst attendance in the league. You've got the worst team in baseball. If you're the Marlins, how do you possibly make money? The answer, it seems, is to give away free tickets and hope people buy lots of beers.R…
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  • For Matt Harvey's starts at least, Mets magic is back

    For Matt Harvey's starts at least, Mets magic is back

    nydailynews.com Apr 25, 2013
    Matt Harvey wasn’t going to be unhittable forever. But the Mets don’t seem to have any intention of losing when he’s on the mound just yet, either. Call it Harvey magic. Why not? He’s given this team reason to believe with his early season brillia
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  • Video - Gonzalez, Nationals One-Hit Nationals 00:31

    Gonzalez, Nationals One-Hit Nationals

    Apr 25
    Gio Gonzalez surrendered just one hit over eight innings and Bryce Harper hit his eighth homer of the season in the Nationals' 8-1 win over the Reds.
  • Video - Ethier, Dodgers Slip Past Mets 00:31

    Ethier, Dodgers Slip Past Mets

    Apr 25
    Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Dodgers held on to beat the Mets 3-2.

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    Apr 25
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    Apr 25
    Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: