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Astros call up prized prospect George Springer (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 2 hours 23 min ago
Prized prospect George Springer will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Springer told The Associated Press he received the news after Oklahoma City's win over Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, when he hit a grand slam. ''It's just an indescribable feeling,'' Springer told the AP. ''I'm speechless right now.'' The Astros officially announced the move Wednesday and sent outfielder Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City to make room for Springer on the roster.
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Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 10 hours 44 min ago

Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth. ''They've been waiting for 3 hours,'' Sanchez said. ''My daughter has school tomorrow.'' Hunter Pence had three hits for the Giants, who have won three of four.

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Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 11 hours 38 min ago

Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through. Josh Donaldson and Jim Johnson stepped up and got it done. Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the A's overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Even Trout's dramatic two-run shot off Sean Doolittle didn't shake Oakland's belief.

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Mets jump on struggling D-backs early in 9-0 win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 13 hours 6 min ago

A group of Mets players gathered around the television in the clubhouse to watch a replay of Kirk Nieuwenhuis' homer a couple of hours earlier. Off the crack of the bat, one player shouted: ''Get in the pool!'' Nieuwenhuis just missed a splashdown but was on the mark in his season debut. Called up from the minors after Juan Lagares went on the disabled list, Nieuwenhuis had three hits, three RBIs and made a diving catch in center field to lead New York to a 9-0 rout of the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. ''Three years ago, he was a guy people thought was going to be an offensive center fielder people thought could run, play the game the right way and had some power,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.

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White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 13 hours 34 min ago

Alexei Ramirez is finding different ways of helping the White Sox earn dramatic victories. Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers struck out, Chris Capuano replaced Badenhop.

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Bautista, Lawrie lift Blue Jays over Twins 9-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 14 hours 1 min ago

The Toronto Blue Jays were getting mowed down by Phil Hughes through the first five innings on a chilly night at Target Field, but the big swingers never panicked. Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Blue Jays beat the Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings in 35-degree weather. The Blue Jays led 5-2 going into the ninth before Lawrie's towering drive off Jared Burton put it away.

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Astros to call up highly touted Springer

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 2 min ago
Outfielder George Springer, one of the Astros' most anticipated prospects in years, will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday to infuse life into an offensive that has struggled through the first two weeks of the regular season.
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Matheny math begets confidence in Cardinals

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 7 min ago
For two nights against the Brewers, the lineup choices Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made were absolutely correct, even if the evidence at hand in one case was not what one would call extensive.
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Shelby makes himself at home at Miller Park

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 12 min ago
Shelby Miller found his footing, Allen Craig showed continued signs of rediscovering his swing, and Mark Ellis got himself back onto the field as the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 6-1, on Tuesday night.
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Mets respond to injuries with rout of D-backs

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 22 min ago
The Mets scored a season-high nine runs in a 9-0 rout of the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field. Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished with a homer and three RBIs.
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Ross' gem lifts Rangers to shutout of Mariners

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 32 min ago
Robbie Ross Jr., in his third Major League start, was outstanding for 7 2/3 innings and Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff had back-to-back home runs in the second inning as the Rangers cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night.
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Ventura sharp as Royals down Astros 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 14 hours 38 min ago

Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games. On Tuesday night, he pitched seven solid innings and finally got his first victory as the Royals beat the Houston Astros 4-2. ''I'm just really proud for him because that was like his fifth time he's gone for his first win and he's had an opportunity to win ballgames two or three times and we couldn't hold it for him,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''To finally get that out of the way for him, to get his first major league win was big for all of us tonight.'' Omar Infante homered and drove in two runs for the Royals.

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Mejia exits start due to blister on middle finger

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 46 min ago
Mets starter Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's 9-0 win against the D-backs after five innings with a blister on his right middle finger.
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Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 14 hours 47 min ago

Cardinals starters are feeling right at home on the mound at Miller Park. A night after Lance Lynn shutout the Brewers, fellow hard-throwing right-hander Shelby Miller followed Tuesday by striking out seven and allowing three hits over six innings to lead St. Louis to a 6-1 win. Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list, while Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each hit solo shots in the ninth for the Cardinals, who handed Milwaukee its second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak. The velocity was there,'' manager Mike Matheny said.

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Tempers fizzle after benches clear in Miami

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 49 min ago
Benches and bullpens cleared and there was some jawing going on Tuesday night, but the dust quickly settled without further incident at Marlins Park. In the Marlins' 11-2 win over the Nationals, tempers heated up in the fourth inning after Tom Koehler's pitch ran inside on Ian Desmond.
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Marlins' bats come alive to end eight-game skid

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 50 min ago
Pushed around for more than a week, the Marlins took their turn to slug back on Tuesday night. Giancarlo Stanton blasted a three-run homer and drove in five runs, while Marcell Ozuna collected four hits as the Marlins steamrolled Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, 11-2, at Marlins Park.
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