Stults baffles Giants to earn first win of '14

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 25 min ago
Eric Stults allowed one run over six innings on Saturday as the Padres' stretch of solid pitching continued in a 3-1 victory over the Giants before a sold-out crowd of 43,405 at Petco Park.
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Ethier's HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 11 hours 26 min ago

Dan Haren didn't let a little thing like a four-run inning discourage him. Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. The right-hander struck out five in his fourth start of the season, six days after his 8-6 victory over the Diamondbacks at Phoenix. ''He has a few weapons he likes to go to,'' Diamondbacks left fielder Mark Trumbo said of his former Angels teammate.

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Ike gets two hits, scores twice in Pirates debut

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 31 min ago
The Pirates acquired left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets on Friday night in a trade for Minor League reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named, and Davis went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while batting sixth in an 8-7 loss to the Brewers on Saturday night.
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Braves pull shaky Kimbrel, hold off Mets 7-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 11 hours 31 min ago

Craig Kimbrel hardly ever needs help with the ninth inning. Jordan Walden nailed down the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled his star closer following a shaky performance in a 7-5 win over the New York Mets. Sidelined recently by shoulder discomfort, Kimbrel threw 24 pitches during his first outing in a week. The Braves didn't want him to go any longer, and Gonzalez thought the reliever was rusty.

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Dodgers erase four-run deficit to back Haren

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 31 min ago
Trailing by four runs after three innings, the Dodgers got a three-run homer from Andre Ethier in the fourth inning and erupted for five runs in the fifth to take control en route to an 8-6 victory over the D-backs on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
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Braun homers twice, rallies Brewers over Pirates (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 11 hours 38 min ago

Ryan Braun already was being booed loudly and that was before he hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday night. That was the case when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning and hit the go-ahead drive to center field off Pirates closer Jason Grilli (0-1), his second blown save in six opportunities. I'd rather feel good.'' Braun and the Brewers were feeling good after raising their record to a league-best 13-5, including 5-1 against the Pirates.

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Infielder Anna pitches in from the mound

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 38 min ago
Dean Anna has spent the past few winters supplementing his income by pitching in with baseball clinics, so he is only a few months removed from tossing his last batting practice session. Those offseason workouts came in handy on Saturday, as he pumped 17 pitches, mopping up on the mound for the eighth inning of a 16-1 Tampa Bay rout.
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Rockies win third straight series at home behind Lyles

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 39 min ago
The Rockies climbed above .500 for the first time this season, thanks to a consistent offense and a sterling pitching performance by Jordan Lyles for a 3-1 win over the Phillies on Saturday.
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Kimbrel apologizes for reaction to being pulled

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 40 min ago
When Craig Kimbrel was removed during the ninth inning of Saturday night's 7-5 win over the Mets, he visibly expressed his displeasure toward Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. But approximately 20 minutes later, the dominant closer contritely apologized for his on-field actions.
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Rays send five homers traveling through the Trop

Major League Baseball - 11 hours 41 min ago
Home runs flew through Tropicana Field on Saturday night as the Rays clubbed five round-trippers en route to a 16-1 win over the Yankees.
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Stults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 11 hours 45 min ago

The San Diego Padres' rotation is living up to expectations. Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Everth Cabrera hit a go-ahead triple to lead the Padres to a 3-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. The Padres have the chance to sweep the series on Sunday, a week after taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers. ''From the start, us as a starting five, we felt like we could match up with anybody in baseball,'' Stults said.

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Justin time! Clutch homer stings Mets

Major League Baseball - 12 hours 1 min ago
It proved to be much more interesting than desired after Ervin Santana's gem against the Mets on Saturday night in New York, but Justin Upton's ninth-inning homer allowed the Braves to overcome Craig Kimbrel's rocky return to the mound.
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Longo launches himself to top of Rays' homer list

Major League Baseball - 12 hours 2 min ago
Evan Longoria hit his second homer of the season -- and the 164th of his career -- in the third inning of Saturday night's game against the Yankees. But the blast held added significance, as it established him as the franchise's all-time home run leader.
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Lewis gets 1st win in 2 years, Texas 6-3 over WSox (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 12 hours 13 min ago

Colby Lewis had to be reminded about his last victory for the Texas Rangers. Lewis allowed one run over 5 1-3 innings for his first win in nearly two years, after elbow surgery and a unique hip procedure, and the Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. ''It was awesome,'' shortstop Elvis Andrus said. ''We're really glad for him.'' Joakim Soria, the fifth Texas reliever, worked a perfect ninth for his third save in four chances.

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Braun's go-ahead blast in ninth propels Brewers

Major League Baseball - 12 hours 13 min ago
Against a pitcher the Brewers haven't touched in nearly seven years, Ryan Braun capped a big night with his biggest hit of the season. Braun's two-run ninth-inning home run off Jason Grilli silenced a loud chorus of boos at PNC Park and gave the Brewers an 8-7 win over the Pirates on Saturday night.
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Hanigan, Archer key Rays 16-1 win over Yankees (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2014-04-20 03:29

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays followed a comeback win with a blowout victory over the New York Yankees. Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had a career-high six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night. ''It's an awesome team win,'' Hanigan said. We all swung the bats pretty well.'' Hanigan drove in his final two runs with a single off Yankees infielder Dean Anna, who gave up two runs and three hits in the eighth inning.

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Braves pull Kimbrel, hold off Mets 7-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2014-04-20 03:01

Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night. Freddie Freeman had three hits and hustled his way through a weird play that brought the Braves two runs when the Mets were unable to challenge a costly incorrect call. Ervin Santana pitched seven crisp innings for his second win over New York in three starts with Atlanta.

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Alvarez flirts with second no-no in two-hit shutout

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2014-04-20 02:46
Henderson Alvarez celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday, and on Saturday night, the Marlins right-hander flirted with perfection. Alvarez threw a two-hit shutout, and he faced one above the minimum of 27 batters in the Marlins' 7-0 victory over the Mariners in front of 24,003 at Marlins Park.
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Alvarez pitches Marlins past Mariners 7-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2014-04-20 02:44

As Henderson Alvarez discussed his two-hit victory in the Miami Marlins clubhouse, teammate Jose Fernandez served as a translator. Alvarez won for the first time since his no-hitter to end the 2013 season, helping Miami beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 Saturday. ''It was amazing,'' praised Fernandez, who watched from the dugout with other Marlins pitchers. ''I thought about it, but I was concentrating on getting outs,'' Alvarez said in Spanish.

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Reddick's walk-off single caps rally in ninth

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2014-04-20 00:43
Down by a pair of runs entering the ninth, the A's scored three in the inning to complete the comeback and enjoy their second straight win over the Astros, a 4-3 walkoff victory capped by Josh Reddick's game-winning single.
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