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Upton's homer caps rain-soaked rally over Mets

Upton's homer caps rain-soaked rally over Mets

MLB.com Updated 57 minutes ago
The Mets were two strikes away from a series win over the Padres on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, but Justin Upton squeezed a go-ahead three-run homer into the seven-minute span between ninth-inning rain delays, leading the Padres to an 8-7 victory.
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  • Toronto Land Price, Dodgers Pull Off Blockbuster

    Toronto Land Price, Dodgers Pull Off Blockbuster

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    The Toronto Blue Jays added another big weapon to their roster by acquiring Detroit Tigers ace David Price on Tuesday while the Los Angeles Dodgers landed pitcher Alex Wood as part of a 13-player, three-team blockbuster.
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  • Padres 8, Mets 7: More Disbelief for the Mets, This Time in How…

    Padres 8, Mets 7: More Disbelief for the Mets, This Time in How a Loss Unfolds

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    After a rain delay in the ninth inning, a three-run homer from Justin Upton that stunningly gave the Padres an 8-7 lead and after another rain delay, the Mets went quietly.
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  • Justin Upton Hits 3-Run Homer in Ninth, Padres Beat Mets

    Justin Upton Hits 3-Run Homer in Ninth, Padres Beat Mets

    Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit during a game delayed nearly four hours by two storms.
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  • Dodgers Bolster Pitching in Huge Deal With Braves, Marlins

    Dodgers Bolster Pitching in Huge Deal With Braves, Marlins

    The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Thursday that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader.
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  • Troy Tulowitzki trivia on Jeopardy ruined following trade from …

    Troy Tulowitzki trivia on Jeopardy ruined following trade from Rockies

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    As if Troy Tulowitzki's monster debut with the Toronto Blue Jays wasn't enough, we can only hope Colorado Rockies fans still upset by the trade weren't watching Jeopardy on Wednesday night. Because sometimes when the trivia isn't about Victorian Era lit…
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  • Friars pull a fast one with early departures

    Friars pull a fast one with early departures

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    It was quite a moment Wednesday when both Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross and left fielder Justin Upton -- the target of recent trade talks -- left San Diego's 7-3 victory over the Mets before the final pitch had been thrown.
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  • Dodgers score 8 two-out runs to drop A's

    Dodgers score 8 two-out runs to drop A's

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The Dodgers responded to the A's four-run seventh with a five-spot in the bottom of the inning and two more runs in the eighth, doing most of their damage with two outs, to earn a 10-7 victory and snap their three-game losing streak on Wednesday night.
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  • Phillips, Reed among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    Phillips, Reed among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Top prospects from the Astros and Padres turned a game between Double-A Corpus Christi and San Antonio into an old-fashioned Texas shootout.
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  • Dodgers Rally in 7th for Dramatic 10-7 Win Over Oakland

    Dodgers Rally in 7th for Dramatic 10-7 Win Over Oakland

    nytimes.com 19 hours ago
    Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
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  • Marlins pipe in 'obnoxious' noises during Nationals batting pra…

    Marlins pipe in 'obnoxious' noises during Nationals batting practice

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Wednesday was quite an interesting day for the Miami Marlins. It started with reports that the team was back to its salary-shedding ways, sending pitcher Mat Latos and and top bench hitter Mike Morse to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a trio of minor league…
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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.

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