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With J-Hey back, Braves' lineup lives up to hype

With J-Hey back, Braves' lineup lives up to hype

MLB.com Updated May 17, 2013
Coming off a disappointing road trip that was littered with squandered opportunities, the Braves saw Justin Upton release his frustrations with a monstrous sixth-inning grand slam that proved decisive in Friday night's 8-5 win against the Dodgers at Tur…
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  • Goldschmidt propels Diamondbacks by Marlins

    Goldschmidt propels Diamondbacks by Marlins

    ESPN.com May 17, 2013
    Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Miami Marlins 9-2 Friday night.
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  • Injury updates offer both good, bad news for Dodgers

    Injury updates offer both good, bad news for Dodgers

    MLB.com May 17, 2013
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly gave a lengthy injury update Friday that included good news on Zack Greinke, the impending return of second baseman Mark Ellis and a setback for utility man Jerry Hairston.
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  • Heyward activated by Braves, in starting lineup

    Heyward activated by Braves, in starting lineup

    ESPN.com May 17, 2013
    Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers on Friday night, giving manager Fredi Gonzalez his full projected lineup for the first time this season.
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  • MLB Notebook: Giants rapping out hits at historic pace

    MLB Notebook: Giants rapping out hits at historic pace

    MLB.com May 17, 2013
    On Thursday, the Giants put together their 21st double-digit hit game, overcoming a six-run deficit and defeating the Rockies, 8-6. San Francisco's total of 21 games with at least 10 hits is the most for the club -- through 41 team games -- since the 19…
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  • Yu Darvish ignoring pitch counts to dazzle teammates and oppone…

    Yu Darvish ignoring pitch counts to dazzle teammates and opponents

    CNNSI.com May 17, 2013
    How masterful has Yu Darvish been this season? Even after being made to look silly by one of his many pitches, opposing hitters still can't help but smile, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • 'Johnny Football' takes batting practice at Petco Park

    'Johnny Football' takes batting practice at Petco Park

    MLB.com May 17, 2013
    Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win college football's coveted Heisman Trophy, and on Thursday, the Texas A&M quarterback took batting practice with the Padres before their matchup with the Nationals.
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  • Giants dig out of six-run hole at Coors Field

    Giants dig out of six-run hole at Coors Field

    MLB.com May 17, 2013
    The Giants scored eight unanswered runs to prevail, 8-6, lengthening their winning streak against National League West rival Colorado to 10 games.
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  • Strasburg's 8 innings lead Nats past Padres

    Strasburg's 8 innings lead Nats past Padres

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 17, 2013
    Stephen Strasburg pitched a career-high eight innings against his hometown Padres, and Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche homered to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 victory against San Diego on Thursday night.
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  • Giants erase 6-run deficit, rally past Rockies

    Giants erase 6-run deficit, rally past Rockies

    ESPN.com May 17, 2013
    Angel Pagan broke a tie with a two-run single in the sixth, Matt Cain settled down after a shaky start and the San Francisco Giants won their 10th straight over Colorado, rallying from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies 8-6 on Thursday night.
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  • Video - Braves Power Past Dodgers 00:37

    Braves Power Past Dodgers

    May 17
    Justin Upton drove in five runs to lead the Braves past the Dodgers 8-5.
  • Video - Web Gems 01:02

    Web Gems

    May 17
    Does Dustin Pedroia's diving stop and throw top Brandon Crawford's reigning Web Gem?
  • Video - Rockies Squeak By Giants 00:32

    Rockies Squeak By Giants

    May 17
    Jordan Pacheco drove in five runs to lead the Rockies past the Giants 10-9.
  • Video - Nationals Overcome Padres In 10 00:35

    Nationals Overcome Padres In 10

    May 17
    Chad Tracy's solo home run in the 10th inning gave the Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Padres.

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