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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez, Soriano combine on 1-hitter for NatsESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013Gio 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.Upvote Share TweetGio 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Lucas Duda in cleanup spot could be best fit for NY Metsnydailynews.com Updated Apr 25, 2013We’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.Upvote Share TweetFormer Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was found dead in his northwest Georgia home Thursday morning.Upvote Share TweetGaby 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.Upvote Share TweetAndre 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryu outstanding as LA takes two of three in New YorkAndre 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.Upvote Share TweetAll 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Inge gets another start amid hot Bucs debutIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Taxed Grilli, Melancon get finale off in PhiladelphiaThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins Tickets Are Basically Free, And Still No One's Goingdeadspin.com Updated Apr 25, 2013You'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…Upvote Share Tweet
For Matt Harvey's starts at least, Mets magic is backnydailynews.com Updated Apr 25, 2013Matt 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 brilliaUpvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez, Nationals One-Hit NationalsApr 25Gio 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.
Ethier, Dodgers Slip Past MetsApr 25Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Dodgers held on to beat the Mets 3-2.
2013 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over Br…Apr 25The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
2013 NBA Playoffs -- Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over …Apr 25The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losersApr 25Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0Apr 25Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: