Pagan's 3-run homer leads Giants past Arizona 8-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:12

The San Francisco Giants ended their four-game series with Arizona the same way they opened it - with a come-from-behind victory. Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants beat Arizona 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield. Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers and Arizona led 5-3 after seven, but the Giants teed off on reliever Will Harris (0-1) in the eighth to take three of four games from the Diamondbacks.

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Pagan's homer caps big Giants comeback

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:47
Angel Pagan's three-run homer topped off a five-run outburst in Thursday's eighth inning that carried the Giants to a 8-5 triumph over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Homer? Catch? It was neither for Cards, Reds

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:30
For a few moments in the seventh inning on Thursday, it wasn't clear if Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday had a wall-scraper home run or if the Reds had what could have been the defensive play of the year. It turned out to be neither.
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Peralta's homer, Jay's double spark offense in win

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-04-04 00:23
Held to one run on eight hits through the first 18 innings this season, the Cardinals broke out for seven runs on 11 hits on Thursday and needed every bit of that production to capture and hold a come-from-behind, 7-6 win over the Reds in Cincinnati.
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Colabello has 6 RBIs, Twins beat White Sox 10-9 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:49

Oswaldo Arcia's first hit of the season helped give the Minnesota Twins their first win. Chris Colabello had a career-high six RBIs and doubled twice, Arcia hit a go-ahead triple in the ninth inning and the Twins avoided a season-opening sweep with a 10-9 comeback win Thursday over the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ron Gardenhire got his 999th career victory, and Glen Perkins picked up his first save after squandering the lead Wednesday. ''We competed the whole series and looking forward to carrying this one over.'' On Thursday, it was the White Sox who couldn't finish.

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Report: Ricketts considering selling minority shares

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:27
The Ricketts family is reportedly considering selling minority shares in the Cubs to help finance the $500 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.
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Mets' Murphy, Collins defend paternity leave (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:23

Daniel Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair. Murphy made his season debut in Thursday's 8-2 loss to Washington, three days after the birth of son Noah. Major league rules allow up to three days of paternity leave, and WFAN broadcaster Mike Francesa said on the air Wednesday that Murphy should not have skipped the second game.

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Roark steps in to help seal sweep of Mets

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 23:04
The Nationals made a last-minute pitching change on Thursday. Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was scratched because of flu-like symptoms and was replaced by right-hander Tanner Roark, who admirably helped the Nationals pound the Mets, 8-2, at Citi Field. Washington swept the three-game series to start the season.
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Myers out of lineup due to flu-like symptoms (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:51
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers has been scratched from the starting lineup because of flu-like symptoms.
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Roark leads Nats over Mets 8-2 for 3-0 start (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:44

Toby and Jodi Roark were in the midst of a 12-hour drive from Wilmington, Ill., to Washington, D.C., to watch their son Tanner pitch in the Nationals' home opener. ''They were bummed out.'' Jordan Zimmermann had a fever and was vomiting, so Roark started Thursday's series finale against the New York Mets on just three hours' notice. After a shaky first inning, Roark recovered and the Nationals rallied for an 8-2 victory and an opening three-game sweep. ''Whatever they tell me to do, it's what I'm here for.'' Ryan Zimmerman tied his career high with four hits, including three that led off innings.

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Stanton, Marlins pull off two-out rally, beat Rockies

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:18
For most of the afternoon, the Marlins repeatedly found themselves coming up 90 feet short of tying the game. In the eighth inning, their fortunes changed, and they were able to cash in with three two-out hits.
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Astros have top pool for international signings

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 22:08
The Astros will have the most money to spend of any team during the international signing period beginning July 2, with a bonus pool of $5,015,400, the product of finishing last season with the worst record.
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Stanton rallies Marlins past Rockies 8-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:30

When the Miami Marlins went deep into their bench during an eighth-inning rally Thursday, infielder Casey McGehee was told to be on standby as the emergency catcher. McGehee hit a two-out, two-run single to cap a four-run eighth for the Marlins, who flexed their newfound offensive muscle yet again to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5. The Marlins scored 27 runs while winning three of four games in the season-opening series. Giancarlo Stanton, who singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth, is batting .375 with seven RBIs.

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Hammel keeps Bucs down in nearly spotless debut

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:07
Mike Olt hit his first Major League home run and Emilio Bonifacio posted his 10th and 11th hits of the season to help Jason Hammel win his Cubs debut and post a 3-2 victory Thursday over the Pirates at PNC Park, giving Chicago manager Rick Renteria his first victory.
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Bees cause short delay in Giants-D-backs game

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:03
A swarm of bees in center field halted Thursday's game between the D-backs and Giants one batter into the first inning at Chase Field.
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Cubs edge Pirates 3-2 to pick up first win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 20:57

The weary Chicago Cubs' bullpen needed a break. New manager Rick Renteria needed a win. Jason Hammel did a pretty solid job providing both. The veteran right-hander pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Thursday for their first victory of the season.

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Fashion faux pas: Lake dons wrong jersey

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 20:45
Give Cubs reliever Justin Grimm an assist for helping Junior Lake stick to the team dress code. Lake saw two grey jerseys in his locker at the visiting clubhouse at PNC Park and grabbed one for Thursday's game. But it was the wrong one.
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Ortiz, Pedroia have top-selling MLB jerseys (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:19
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia keep winning.
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Wrigley Field has plenty in store for 100th birthday

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:10
The long-awaited Wrigley Field centennial season arrives on Friday, and the Cubs have promotions and giveaways to celebrate 100 years at the storied ballpark.
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Nats' Zimmermann scratched for flu-like symptoms (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:17
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was scratched from his scheduled start against the New York Mets on Thursday because of flu-like symptoms. Tanner Roark took over as the starting pitcher for the finale of the opening three-game series. He had been slated to start Washington's home opener Friday against the Atlanta Braves. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Zimmermann was being sent back to Washington ahead of the team and being given fluids.
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