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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Andruw, Profar provide treat for DutchJurickson 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.Upvote Share TweetJustin 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.Upvote Share TweetAfter 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Aybar's heads-up play keeps PR from first strikeTwo 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Hamels calls first Opening Day nod an 'honor'ESPN.com Mar 16, 2013That scruffy beard Cole Hamels has been sporting this spring training will be gone by the time the Philadelphia Phillies open the regular season.Upvote Share TweetAlthough 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.Upvote Share TweetCarlos 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Stanton, Cishek take day off before returnMarlins 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 16, 2013Once 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dominican Republic Blanks Puerto RicoMar 16Carlos Santana homers in the Dominican Republic's 2-0 win over Puerto Rico.
Don Banks: Which non-playoff teams helped themselves the most?Mar 16As Elvis Dumervil and the fax machine deadline debacle in Denver reminded us, the best-laid plans in free agency don't always produce the desired results. But some teams had better weeks than others as the NFL's shopping season opened. Free agency was e…