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Royals rally to spoil Phillies' home opener

Royals rally to spoil Phillies' home opener

ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Apr 5, 2013
Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit bases-loaded triples and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat Philadelphia 13-4 Friday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.
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  • Most Likely Targets At #4 Overall

    Most Likely Targets At #4 Overall

    eaglesgab.com Apr 5, 2013
    Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher BYU DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah West Virginia QB Geno Smith Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan: arguably the best player in the draft, fills a big need on the Eagles’ roster, and is a perfect scheme fit. He’s got great length a
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  • Recapping Eagles’ Offseason Moves

    Recapping Eagles’ Offseason Moves

    eaglesgab.com Apr 5, 2013
    Losses: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Has the length, athleticism, and cover ability of a #1 corner, but does not have the toughness, attitude, or consistent effort required to be a productive piece on a rebuilding team. (signed with Broncos) DT Culle…
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  • Eagles On Roster Bubble

    Eagles On Roster Bubble

    eaglesgab.com Apr 5, 2013
    Can Dion Lewis hold off competition for the third RB job? Big changes are in store for the Eagles heading into 2013. New coaching staff. New scheme. New attitude. After going 4-12 in 2012, most will welcome change with open arms. An ugly reality of regi…
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  • Defensive Linemen Adjusting To New Scheme

    Defensive Linemen Adjusting To New Scheme

    eaglesgab.com Apr 5, 2013
    Eagles’ offseason activities began this week, and many defensive linemen are changing their bodies in order to fit into a base 3-4 scheme. Defensive ends Brandon Graham and Trent Cole are both dropping weight as they transition to outside linebacker. Af
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  • Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremonies

    Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremonies

    CNNSI.com Apr 5, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt both say they're undecided if they'll attend this summer's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.
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  • Manuel liking 1-2 punch of Revere, Rollins

    Manuel liking 1-2 punch of Revere, Rollins

    MLB.com Apr 5, 2013
    It has only been three games, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel likes the look of Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins atop his lineup.
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  • What to make of Eagles' pre-draft visits

    What to make of Eagles' pre-draft visits

    ESPN.com Apr 5, 2013
    If you're one of the top eligible prospects for this year's NFL draft, chances are you've either been or are headed to Philadelphia sometime soon. The Philadelphia Eagles are in the process of hosting pre-draft visits for everyone from quarterback Geno …
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  • 2013 NFL Draft Preview: Cornerbacks/safeties

    2013 NFL Draft Preview: Cornerbacks/safeties

    philly.com Apr 5, 2013
    It’s hard enough to defend against the pass as it is, with the current rules in place strongly favoring the offense, but that task becomes that much more difficult when your team lacks talented players - as Eagles fans know all too well.
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  • 2013 Eagles Preseason Schedule

    2013 Eagles Preseason Schedule

    philly.com Apr 5, 2013
    The Eagles are slated to open the 2013 preseason schedule against quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field.
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  • Inside the Phillies: Will the home opener start a new sellout s…

    Inside the Phillies: Will the home opener start a new sellout streak?

    philly.com Apr 5, 2013
    ATLANTA - After seven weeks of spring training and three games in Atlanta, the Phillies finally are going home. Oh, sure, they were home last weekend for their "On Deck" series with the Toronto Blue Jays, but those games didn't count. Since wh…
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  • Eagles Notes: Eagles bringing in more draft prospects

    Eagles Notes: Eagles bringing in more draft prospects

    philly.com Apr 5, 2013
    The Eagles continued to schedule visits with top-rated draft prospects and are slated to bring cornerback Dee Milliner, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, and quarterback E.J. Manuel to the NovaCare Complex for a last meeting next week, according to NFL s…
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  • Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans says he can play effectively in …

    Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans says he can play effectively in the 3-4

    philly.com Apr 5, 2013
    One year ago, when the Eagles acquired DeMeco Ryans, the narrative from the first day was that Ryans fit better in the Eagles' 4-3 defensive scheme than the 3-4 defense the linebacker played in with the Houston Texans.
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  • Video - Royals Roll Phillies 13-4 00:31

    Royals Roll Phillies 13-4

    Apr 5
    Royals win second straight.

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