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If not for the early-morning alleged drunk driving arrest on Tuesday, maybe we'd be saying something different about Yovani Gallardo's performance against the San Francisco Giants. The Milwaukee Brewers ace notched his first win of the year Thursday, pi…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres CEO apologizes for 'Rain Man' commentCNNSI.com Updated Apr 18, 2013SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres President and CEO Tom Garfinkel has apologized to the Los Angeles Dodgers for comments he made about Zack Greinke the day after the pitcher's left collarbone was broken in a brawl, including referencing the right-hander's s…Upvote Share TweetJon Garland pitched seven solid innings in bitter cold, Troy Tulowitzki homered and hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-3 Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Posey feeling good, waiting for resultsMiller Park figured to be a haven for Giants catcher Buster Posey, but it hasn't worked out that way.Upvote Share Tweet
Analysts Fault Both Sides in Mound-Charging Incidentnytimes.com Updated Apr 18, 2013Quirks of the game: Carlos Quentin led his league last year in being hit by pitches. What made him charge Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke after being hit again?Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Apr 18, 2013Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano is a smart person, probably one of the smartest in Major League Baseball, having graduated Duke with a degree in economics. But he's also a teammate who is duty bound to come to a colleague's aid in a time of cr…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Apr 18, 2013Yahoo has obtained an audio clip of San Deigo Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel saying dumb things about Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke to a group of Padres season ticket holders. Greinke had his collarbone broken when Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin needlessly c…Upvote Share Tweet
Judges announced for Honorary Bat Girl contestAlex Gordon of the Royals, Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and CC Sabathia of the Yankees are among guest judges announced for the ongoing Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which encourages fans to share "Going to Bat Against Bre…Upvote Share Tweet
Youth being served among pitching eliteThis is taking shape as a golden age of pitchers. Everywhere you look across the Major League landscape, you'll find extraordinary young talents, already fully evolved artistically in special cases such as the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, the Nationals' St…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Piazza prepares for role in upcoming Miami City Ballet productionyahoo.com Updated Apr 18, 2013We're not sure 16 major league seasons crouching behind the plate is the best preparation for a stint in ballet, but former Dodgers, Marlins and Mets great Mike Piazza will give it a shot anyway when he takes the stage for the Miami City Ballet next mon…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres homer thrice to sweep DodgersEverth Cabrera, Kyle Blanks and Chris Denorfia each homered off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night to lead the Padres to a 7-2 victory and a series sweep in Los Angeles.Upvote Share Tweet
Though Giants aren't clicking, no cause for alarmThe San Francisco Giants are not playing their best baseball and still they are 9-6. On balance, the news is not all that bad for the defending World Series champions.Upvote Share Tweet
Lalli's hit caps Brewers' walk-off victoryKyle Lohse was denied his first Brewers victory after flirting with a no-hitter, but his teammates rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 4-3, at Miller Park on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies Sweep MetsApr 18Troy Tulowitkzi continues his hot start, driving in two runs in the Rockies' 11-3 win over the Mets.
Brewers Sweep GiantsApr 18The Milwaukee Brewers hit three home runs off Matt Cain as the Brewers downed the Giants 7-2 to complete the three-game sweep.
D-backs Tops Yankees In 12Apr 18Cody Ross' single in the 12th the difference in the Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over the Yankees.
Don Banks: Must-See TV: 17 games that highlight 2013 scheduleApr 18There will always be differing opinions on what makes for must-see TV, but now that the 2013 NFL schedule is ours for the anticipating, here are the 17 games in the league's 17-week regular season that I can't wait to see.
NFL - These matchups highlight 2013 scheduleApr 18Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
Lawrence Frank fired by Detroit Pistons, sourcesApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.
Pistons oust coach Frank after two seasonsApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.