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Joey Votto Has No Time For Your Foolish Japes

Joey Votto Has No Time For Your Foolish Japes

deadspin.com Updated 44 minutes ago
Some rapscallion at last night’s Dodgers game threw a paper airplane onto the field. Reds first baseman Joey Votto was not amused by this tomfoolery:Read more...
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  • Padres try an outfield shift and it completely backfires

    Padres try an outfield shift and it completely backfires

    yahoo.com 2 hours ago
    Shifts are the best or worst thing in baseball, depending on which side you're on. They're great when your favorite team uses them, but less so when they stop your favorite team from getting on base. Regardless, they're a useful weapon for teams to empl…
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  • Giants' free agent pitchers turn into their greatest strength

    Giants' free agent pitchers turn into their greatest strength

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    This past offseason, the San Francisco Giants made two big free agent signings to replenish their starting rotation. They snatched up Johnny Cueto, who had spent 2015 with the Kansas City Royals and the Cincinnati Reds, and Jeff Samardzija, who pitched …
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  • Dodgers cruise to hand Reds 9th straight loss

    Dodgers cruise to hand Reds 9th straight loss

    MLB.com nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Mike Bolsinger rejoined the Dodgers' rotation Tuesday with a strong outing against the Reds, limiting Cincinnati to two runs as his club won, 8-2, at Dodger Stadium, extending the Reds' losing streak to nine games
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  • Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

    Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

    ESPN.com MLB.com 12 hours ago
    Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle
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  • Giants feast in 8th to back Shark, net series

    Giants feast in 8th to back Shark, net series

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    In a legitimate offensive eruption for the San Francisco Giants, they scored twice in Wednesday's sixth inning to snap a tie, then added five eighth-inning runs to pull away for an 8-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.
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  • Crawford, Samardzija Lead Giants Past Padres Again, 8-2

    Crawford, Samardzija Lead Giants Past Padres Again, 8-2

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night.
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  • Polanco Drives in 5, Pirates Crush Diamondbacks 12-1

    Polanco Drives in 5, Pirates Crush Diamondbacks 12-1

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Thrust into the third spot in the lineup behind superstar teammate Andrew McCutchen earlier this month, Gregory Polanco knew it might take a while to get settled.
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  • Papi's 4 RBIs back Price as Sox handle Rox

    Papi's 4 RBIs back Price as Sox handle Rox

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    The Red Sox continue to pound the baseball at Fenway Park, making the Colorado Rockies their latest victims en route to an 8-3 victory on Tuesday night.
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  • Van Slyke could return after road trip

    Van Slyke could return after road trip

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Scott Van Slyke is progressing toward a return to the Dodgers. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he expects Van Slyke (back) to come off the disabled list around June 3-4, after the club's upcoming seven-game road trip.
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  • Pagan goes on DL; Giants call up Parker

    Pagan goes on DL; Giants call up Parker

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Giants left fielder Angel Pagan went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Tuesday as outfielder Jarrett Parker was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
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  • Hanley exits after taking pitch to toe

    Hanley exits after taking pitch to toe

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez had to exit Tuesday night's game against the Rockies with a contusion on his right big toe. The injury occurred when Ramirez was plunked in the fourth inning on a pitch by lefty Jorge De La Rosa. X-rays were negative…
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  • DYK: Inside Bradley's hitting streak

    DYK: Inside Bradley's hitting streak

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    With a second-inning double off the Green Monster against the Rockies on Tuesday night, Jackie Bradley Jr. pulled halfway to history. The Red Sox outfielder extended his hitting streak to 28 games with that knock putting him halfway to Joe DiMaggio's Ma…
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  • Why did Dodgers' A.J. Ellis catch 26 innings in two days?

    Why did Dodgers' A.J. Ellis catch 26 innings in two days?

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Why did Dodgers' A.J. Ellis catch 26 innings in two days?
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  • Baseball Star Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Companies Over D…

    Baseball Star Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Companies Over Death

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    The family of the late baseball star Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Famer who played with the San Diego Padres, has filed a lawsuit in California accusing makers of dipping tobacco of causing his death from cancer by getting him hooked at a young age.
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  • The Giants Won On A Fluky Walk-Off, And Are Suddenly Unbeatable…

    The Giants Won On A Fluky Walk-Off, And Are Suddenly Unbeatable 

    deadspin.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 last night, as Johnny Cueto threw a complete game shutout and they won on what was charitably (for Matt Kemp and Alexi Amarista) scored as a walk-off double for Hunter Pence.Read more...
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  • Fired Padres DJ defends himself after national anthem controver…

    Fired Padres DJ defends himself after national anthem controversy

    yahoo.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The ex-San Diego Padres DJ at the center of the national anthem controversy that humiliated the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is now speaking publicly — apologizing for what he calls an "unfortunate mistake" and defending himself against allegati…
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  • In a pinch, Giants get stunner from Pence

    In a pinch, Giants get stunner from Pence

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 24 (yesterday)
    This is how well things are going for the Giants these days: Hunter Pence began Monday's series opener against the San Diego Padres resting his strained right hamstring, then finished it by launching a harmless-looking popup that turned out to be the ga…
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  • Kershutout! Clayton's two-hitter stymies Reds

    Kershutout! Clayton's two-hitter stymies Reds

    MLB.com May 24 (yesterday)
    Clayton Kershaw dominated again Monday night at Dodger Stadium, firing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 Dodgers win over the Reds, whose losing streak reached eight.
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  • Kershaw Tosses 2-Hitter in Dodgers' 1-0 Win Over Reds

    Kershaw Tosses 2-Hitter in Dodgers' 1-0 Win Over Reds

    nytimes.com May 24 (yesterday)
    Clayton Kershaw bailed out the Los Angeles Dodgers' exhausted bullpen with his third shutout of the season, and he was quick about it, too.
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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.