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Stults baffles Giants to earn first win of '14

Stults baffles Giants to earn first win of '14

MLB.com Updated 11 hours ago
Eric Stults allowed one run over six innings on Saturday as the Padres' stretch of solid pitching continued in a 3-1 victory over the Giants before a sold-out crowd of 43,405 at Petco Park.
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  • Dodgers erase four-run deficit to back Haren

    Dodgers erase four-run deficit to back Haren

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Trailing by four runs after three innings, the Dodgers got a three-run homer from Andre Ethier in the fourth inning and erupted for five runs in the fifth to take control en route to an 8-6 victory over the D-backs on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
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  • Sunday bullpen session Kershaw's next step

    Sunday bullpen session Kershaw's next step

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, then pitch to one or two hitters in game-simulation conditions, manager Don Mattingly said on Saturday.
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  • A Giants fan and Padres fan shared a moment and a hug after cha…

    A Giants fan and Padres fan shared a moment and a hug after chasing foul ball

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    Who says opposing fans can't get along in the middle of an intense divisional game? During the Padres 2-1 victory over the Giants on Friday night, a fan from each side got along just fine despite the close game and despite their desire to capture the sa…
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  • It's getting hot early in Arizona for Diamondbacks GM Kevin Tow…

    It's getting hot early in Arizona for Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and skipper Kirk Gibson

    nydailynews.com 20 hours ago
    What is going on in Arizona, where the Diamondbacks have all but buried themselves and their season with the worst start in their history, is every general manager’s worst nightmare.
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  • When Swastikas, on Caps, Meant Luck

    When Swastikas, on Caps, Meant Luck

    nytimes.com 23 hours ago
    At the 1914 opening day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field, the visitors wore caps adorned with what would later become an infamous symbol: the swastika.
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  • Hamels slated to make season debut in L.A.

    Hamels slated to make season debut in L.A.

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels is expected to make his season debut Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
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  • Hill's two-RBI knock in 12th picks up D-backs

    Hill's two-RBI knock in 12th picks up D-backs

    MLB.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    Aaron Hill's two-run single in the 12th inning led the D-backs to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night. The win snapped Arizona's six-game losing streak, and it was the D-backs' first win against Los Angeles in six tries this season.
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  • Ross tosses gem as Padres stifle Giants

    Ross tosses gem as Padres stifle Giants

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    Tyson Ross struck out nine and allowed four hits in tossing eight scoreless innings as the Padres edged the Giants on Friday, 2-1, before a crowd of 34,839 at Petco Park.
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  • Tulo has epic night with five RBIs, three-run homer

    Tulo has epic night with five RBIs, three-run homer

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 19 (yesterday)
    Troy Tulowitzki launched a three-run homer to right-center, and didn't stop until he had three hits, including a double, and five RBIs in a 12-1 Rockies victory at Coors Field on Friday night.
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  • Hanley returns to lineup from hand injury

    Hanley returns to lineup from hand injury

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Hanley Ramirez was back in the Dodgers lineup Friday, batting third and playing shortstop, after a one-game absence. He was struck on the left hand by a pitch Wednesday in San Francisco.
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  • Need for Bedard underscores Rays' depth

    Need for Bedard underscores Rays' depth

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    By starting for the Rays on Friday night, Erik Bedard became the 21st starting pitcher used by the Rays since 2008, the fewest of any team in baseball. (The Giants are second with 24.)
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  • Sarah's Take: Dodgers must shore up 'pen to contend

    Sarah's Take: Dodgers must shore up 'pen to contend

    MLB.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Since the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost some games in the late innings, many of their fans have concerns about the bullpen. Though it contains five relievers with closing experience, the 'pen has already blown four saves.
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  • The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

    The Diamondbacks Will Wear Kansas City Throwback Uniforms

    deadspin.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    Look at that. That's a damn fine uniform. Unis from a century ago were usually pretty great—white or gray, high socks, uncluttered chest logo, and my favorite, logo-less caps. The Diamondbacks will suit up in these bad boys next Wednesday, and they're g…
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  • Video - Puig's Silence Speaks Volumes 00:57

    Puig's Silence Speaks Volumes

    Apr 20
    Bob Ryan thinks some personal accountability is necessary when it comes to Yasiel Puig, but after recent stories were published about Puig's departure from Cuba, one can truly understand Puig's silence when it comes to how he arrived in America.
  • Video - Morneau, Rockies Drop Phillies 00:27

    Morneau, Rockies Drop Phillies

    Apr 19
    Justin Morneau hit a two-run home run to lead the Rockies past the Phillies 3-1.
  • Video - Controversial Call Mars Rockies' Win 01:07

    Controversial Call Mars Rockies' Win

    Apr 19
    Carlos Ruiz tagged Nolan Arenado at home plate for what appeared to be an out. On further review, Arenado was called safe under the home plate collision rule as the Rockies beat the Phillies 3-1.
  • Video - Padres Win Second Straight Over Giants 00:46

    Padres Win Second Straight Over Giants

    Apr 19
    Everth Cabrera's go-ahead triple lifted the Padres to a 3-1 win over the Giants.

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