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Davey sees Storen think too much, overthrow

Davey sees Storen think too much, overthrow

MLB.com Updated Mar 16, 2013
Nationals reliever Drew Storen struggled for the second outing in a row. This time, he allowed three runs in one inning during a 4-2 loss to the Astros on Saturday evening at Space Coast Stadium.
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  • Strasburg pleased with improved spring mechanics

    Strasburg pleased with improved spring mechanics

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was dominant on the mound during a 4-2 loss to the Astros at Space Coast Stadium on Saturday evening.
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  • Andruw, Profar provide treat for Dutch

    Andruw, Profar provide treat for Dutch

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Jurickson Profar is sharing the World Baseball Classic attention with Andruw Jones, a fellow Dutch countryman who was slightly younger -- 19 -- when he broke into the big leagues with the Braves in 1996.
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  • Wright’s Backup Justin Turner Rolls His Ankles

    Wright’s Backup Justin Turner Rolls His Ankles

    nytimes.com CNNSI.com Mar 16, 2013
    Justin Turner, the primary candidate to replace David Wright while he is out with a muscle strain, picked up his own injury Saturday during the Mets’ 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.
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  • Semifinal matchups set at World Baseball Classic

    Semifinal matchups set at World Baseball Classic

    yahoo.com MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    After the Dominican Republic's 2-0 victory over Puerto Rico this afternoon at Marlins Ballpark in Miami, we can now officially set up the semifinal matchups in the 2013 World Baseball Classic that will take place at AT&T Park in San Francisco. They …
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  • Aybar's heads-up play keeps PR from first strike

    Aybar's heads-up play keeps PR from first strike

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Two days after driving in the go-ahead run in the Dominican Republic's 3-1 victory over Team USA, Dominican shortstop Erick Aybar made another big-time play in Saturday's World Baseball Classic second-round game against Puerto Rico at Marlins Park.
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  • Hamels calls first Opening Day nod an 'honor'

    Hamels calls first Opening Day nod an 'honor'

    ESPN.com Mar 16, 2013
    That scruffy beard Cole Hamels has been sporting this spring training will be gone by the time the Philadelphia Phillies open the regular season.
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  • Despite USA's early exit, Kimbrel enjoyed Classic

    Despite USA's early exit, Kimbrel enjoyed Classic

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Although the United States was knocked out in the second round, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel called his first classic a "great experience" and enjoyed working with Joe Torre and Greg Maddux.
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  • Wandy, Santana lead Dominicans past PR

    Wandy, Santana lead Dominicans past PR

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Carlos Santana homered to lead off the fifth and left-hander Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings of two-hit ball to earn the win as the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico, 2-0, on Saturday.
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  • Stanton, Cishek take day off before return

    Stanton, Cishek take day off before return

    MLB.com Mar 16, 2013
    Marlins stars Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek returned from the World Baseball Classic healthy and some big-game experience under their belts, ready to rejoin their Major League club this weekend.
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  • Same Old Story: Once again, Team USA has come up short at the W…

    Same Old Story: Once again, Team USA has come up short at the WBC…

    CNNSI.com Mar 16, 2013
    Once again, Team USA has come up short at the WBC, this time falling to Puerto Rico, 4-3. Tom Verducci explains why the U.S. can't seem to get over the hump at the tournament.
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  • Video - Dominican Republic Blanks Puerto Rico 00:41

    Dominican Republic Blanks Puerto Rico

    Mar 16
    Carlos Santana homers in the Dominican Republic's 2-0 win over Puerto Rico.

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