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Samardzija homers, earns first win since Opening Day

Samardzija homers, earns first win since Opening Day

MLB.com Updated May 15, 2013
Jeff Samardzija hadn't won a game since Opening Day and he took matters into his own hands on Wednesday. Samardzija smacked a two-run home run and struck out seven over eight innings to pick up his first win since April 1, leading the Cubs to a 6-3 vict…
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  • San Diego native Strasburg ready for Petco Park debut

    San Diego native Strasburg ready for Petco Park debut

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to start against the Padres in San Diego on Friday. It will mark the first time Strasburg will pitch in his hometown as a Major Leaguer.
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  • Sore Harper hopes to start on Thursday

    Sore Harper hopes to start on Thursday

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was limited to a ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers because his knees and rib cage were sore in the wake of Monday's collision with the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium.
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  • Goldschmidt's 3 2Bs lift D-backs by Braves

    Goldschmidt's 3 2Bs lift D-backs by Braves

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
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  • Dodgers ink Jonathan Sanchez to minor deal

    Dodgers ink Jonathan Sanchez to minor deal

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Trying to add depth to their injury-ravaged rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Jonathan Sanchez.
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  • Padres use 17 hits to seal sweep of Orioles

    Padres use 17 hits to seal sweep of Orioles

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    Alexi Amarista had three extra-base hits and the San Diego Padres matched their season-high with 17 hits, beating the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.
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  • Batter prematurely celebrates game-tying homer, looks devastate…

    Batter prematurely celebrates game-tying homer, looks devastated when it’s caught on warning track

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    This had all the makings of a heroic moment, and Jun-Woo Jeon was ready to be a hero. Too ready, it would turn out. Jeon, of the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization, was up with a runner on base in the ninth inning, his team down two runs. …
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  • Jeremy Affeldt returns $500,000 to San Francisco Giants after n…

    Jeremy Affeldt returns $500,000 to San Francisco Giants after noticing clerical error in contract

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    Jeremy Affeldt makes $6 million a year pitching for the San Francisco Giants, and reportedly has grossed at least $30 million since joining the major leagues in 2002. But all of that money hasn't gone to his head. And some of it didn't even stay in his …
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  • Gio Gonzalez is the latest big league pitcher to play catch wit…

    Gio Gonzalez is the latest big league pitcher to play catch with a kid in the stands

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    If you watched the video we posted recently of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu playing catch with a young fan at Dodger Stadium and said, "More players should do this" (and many people did have that reaction), then here you go: This t…
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  • Zack Greinke returns Wednesday night, Josh Beckett might go on …

    Zack Greinke returns Wednesday night, Josh Beckett might go on DL for Los Angeles Dodgers

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    Hardly a month after right-hander Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodgers fractured his left collarbone fighting with Padres slugger Carlos Quentin, his team scheduled him to start against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Instead of returnin…
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  • Melky Cabrera gets World Series ring, plus four hits with old S…

    Melky Cabrera gets World Series ring, plus four hits with old San Francisco Giants bat in Toronto Blue Jays win

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. Not only did the San Francisco Giants give Melky Cabrera his 2012 World Series ring Tuesday night, they returned much of the equipment he had left behind at AT&T Park during a hasty exit this past summer. Inclu…
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  • CarGo homers twice, gets five hits in Rox win

    CarGo homers twice, gets five hits in Rox win

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Carlos Gonzalez homered twice among his career-high five hits to back Rockies lefty Jeff Francis, who allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a 9-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.
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  • Video - Blue Jays Pound Giants 00:31

    Blue Jays Pound Giants

    May 15
    J.P. Arencibia and Adam Lind each hit two-run homers to lift the Blue Jays to an 11-3 win over the Giants.
  • Video - The GM's Office: Pitching Phenoms 02:07

    The GM's Office: Pitching Phenoms

    May 15
    Jim Bowden takes a look at a crop of young starting pitchers, the likes of which have not been since in years.
  • Video - LA Hot Button: Don Mattingly Right for Dodgers? 02:44

    LA Hot Button: Don Mattingly Right for Dodgers?

    May 15
    The LA Hot Button question for the week is answered by fans on the street: Is Don Mattingly the right guy to manage the Dodgers?
  • Video - Padres Double Up Orioles 00:32

    Padres Double Up Orioles

    May 15
    The San Diego Padres pounded out 17 hits to cap a two-game sweep of the Orioles.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny Del …

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny De…

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    NBA owners have spoken: They, too, want the Sacramento Kings playing in Sacramento.
  • NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    Ownership representatives met for nearly four hours Wednesday and ultimately voted to reject the Kings' proposed move to Seattle, backing last month's unanimous recommendation from a relocation committee to keep the team in Sacramento.