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Thompson's 4 RBIs spark Dodgers past Rays

Thompson's 4 RBIs spark Dodgers past Rays

MLB.com Updated 1 hour ago
A four-run Dodgers fifth broke open the first of their two-game Interleague series with the Rays, leading to a 10-5 win Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
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  • Thompson Homers, Drives in 4 to Lead Dodgers Over Rays 10-5

    Thompson Homers, Drives in 4 to Lead Dodgers Over Rays 10-5

    nytimes.com 2 hours ago
    Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled out of an offensive funk with a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
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  • Giants Rally for 3-1 Win Against Reds' Record-Bad Bullpen

    Giants Rally for 3-1 Win Against Reds' Record-Bad Bullpen

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Upset with himself for striking out with two runners in scoring position, Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his left thigh while heading back to the dugout — an unusual show of frustration for a pitcher on his way to a win.
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  • Reds relievers set dubious runs-allowed record

    Reds relievers set dubious runs-allowed record

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    On Tuesday in the top of the eighth inning, the Giants scored two runs against Cincinnati reliever Caleb Cotham to snap a 1-1 tie. That made it 21 consecutive team games with at least one run allowed by the Reds bullpen to set a single-season record.
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  • Hamilton leaves early with jammed left thumb

    Hamilton leaves early with jammed left thumb

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton exited Tuesday's game vs. the Giants before the fifth inning because of a jammed left thumb, the club revealed. Hamilton was replaced by Tyler Holt after going 0-for-2.
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  • Panik close to return; injured relievers progress

    Panik close to return; injured relievers progress

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Giants second baseman Joe Panik continued to gain momentum in his recovery from a tight right groin and remained on course to return to the lineup Wednesday or Thursday.
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  • Erlin needs Tommy John surgery

    Erlin needs Tommy John surgery

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    The Padres' worst fears regarding left-hander Robbie Erlin were realized on Tuesday, when an MRI exam on his left elbow revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Erlin will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the remainder of the 2016 se…
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  • Friedman misses Rays, still building with Dodgers

    Friedman misses Rays, still building with Dodgers

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Andrew Friedman said he doesn't regret moving from the Rays to the Dodgers 18 months ago, but he seems to greatly miss colleagues that became friends.
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  • Moscot scratched with shoulder tightness

    Moscot scratched with shoulder tightness

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The Reds announced that Tuesday's scheduled starter vs. the Giants, Jon Moscot, has been scratched and will be replaced by left-hander John Lamb.
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  • The five best landing spots for Tim Lincecum

    The five best landing spots for Tim Lincecum

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    The most anticipated pitching performance of the season will take place Friday. Shockingly, it doesn't involve Jake Arrieta, Clayton Kershaw or Noah Syndergaard. In fact, it involves a player who has posted a 4.68 ERA over the past four seasons. Former …
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  • Kemp's 2-Run Double Enough for Shields, Padres vs Rockies

    Kemp's 2-Run Double Enough for Shields, Padres vs Rockies

    nytimes.com May 3 (yesterday)
    Matt Kemp's two-run double in the first inning was all James Shields needed for his first victory of the season.
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  • Cueto Roughed Up but Giants Rally for 9-6 Win Over Reds

    Cueto Roughed Up but Giants Rally for 9-6 Win Over Reds

    nytimes.com May 2 (yesterday)
    Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn't care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for a loss — until the Reds' bullpen got involved, of course.
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  • Giants surge back for win after Reds' big frame

    Giants surge back for win after Reds' big frame

    MLB.com May 2 (yesterday)
    Sending 11 men to the plate in a six-run, six-hit bottom of the third inning, the Reds got the best of their former ace Johnny Cueto. But the Giants beat up a vulnerable bullpen for five runs in the top of the seventh to get the 9-6 win Monday at Great …
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  • Colon's gem guides Mets in milestone win

    Colon's gem guides Mets in milestone win

    MLB.com May 2 (yesterday)
    Their Sunday stumble against the Giants squarely behind them, the Mets wasted no time Monday returning to their winning ways. Bartolo Colon delivered eight shutout innings, and the Mets backed him with three first-inning homers in a 4-1 win over the Bra…
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  • Roundup: Rangers Sink Jays With Homer in Eighth

    Roundup: Rangers Sink Jays With Homer in Eighth

    nytimes.com May 2 (yesterday)
    Nomar Mazara hit a solo shot to break a tie in Toronto, and Tony Barnette worked one inning for the win. Texas has now won five of its past six games.
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  • Vin Scully Talks Beards For Five Minutes

    Vin Scully Talks Beards For Five Minutes

    deadspin.com May 2 (yesterday)
    Longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is going all out during his final stint in the booth. The season’s only a month old, and we’ve already had two great episodes of Storytime With Vin Scully. Two weeks ago, he debunked the myths surrounding the number…
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  • Williamson called up to help fill in for Pagan

    Williamson called up to help fill in for Pagan

    MLB.com May 2 (yesterday)
    The Giants recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned left-hander Steven Okert to Sacramento on Monday.
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  • Stats of the Day: Kershaw does it all

    Stats of the Day: Kershaw does it all

    MLB.com May 2 (yesterday)
    On Sunday, Clayton Kershaw hurled a three-hit shutout with 14 K's to defeat the Padres, 1-0. The lefty also drove in the Dodgers' only run, via a single in the third.
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  • Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

    Lovely weekend for 5 sweeping beauties

    MLB.com May 2 (2 days ago)
    The broomsticks were out in full force Sunday as five teams -- the Red Sox, Nationals, Tigers, Phillies and Rockies -- completed series sweeps.
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  • The Walk Off: Clayton Kershaw ends Dodgers six game losing stre…

    The Walk Off: Clayton Kershaw ends Dodgers six game losing streak

    yahoo.com May 2 (2 days ago)
    Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we'll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. When the Los Angeles D…
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval 01:46

    Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval

    Mar 9
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
  • Video - Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head 01:06

    Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head

    Mar 9
    While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.