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Dodgers top Angels after teams play through 'quake (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 07:09

Playing through an earthquake that was felt in the ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night after rookie Joc Pederson hit a tying home run in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Darnell Sweeney won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning against Jeremy Berg, evening the exhibition Freeway Series at a game apiece just hours after the Angels signed Mike Trout to a $144.5 million contract. A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was felt inside Chavez Ravine and surrounding counties at approximately 9:11 p.m., just as A.J. Ellis was batting in the Dodgers' sixth inning. ''A tremor and only that, thank goodness.'' The epicenter was about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles in Brea, a short hop down the 57 Freeway to Angel Stadium.


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Cards' exhibition against Triple-A team rained out (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:50
The scheduled exhibition game between the St. Louis Cardinals and their Triple-A Memphis farm club was rained out Friday night. A near-capacity crowd of 13,000 had been expected at AutoZone Park in Memphis for what would have been the Cardinals' first game there since 2009. Joe Kelly, who was 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA last season, had been scheduled to start for St. Louis. The Cardinals announced they will schedule an exhibition game against the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park next season.
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Rockies' Chatwood leaves start with leg injury (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:40

Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood was injured running out a triple Friday night in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Chatwood was removed for a pinch-runner. Chatwood pitched two innings and did not allow a hit. Wilton Lopez and Tommy Kahnle each pitched two scoreless innings for the Rockies, who shut out Seattle for eight innings.


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Ryu gets green light for Opening Night

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:34
Hyun-Jin Ryu's previously injured right big toe passed its final test on Friday and manager Don Mattingly declared the Korean lefty ready to step in for ailing ace Clayton Kershaw and start the Dodgers' stateside opener against the Padres on Sunday in San Diego.
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Lincecum avoids scare after liner drills knee

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:04
Tim Lincecum received a bad bruise but escaped serious injury in Friday night's exhibition against the A's when he was hit by a line drive on the inside of his left knee. X-rays taken at AT&T Park confirmed that the Giants right-hander avoided a fracture.
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Gillaspie has 3 hits, White Sox beat Double-A team (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:01

Conor Gillaspie had three hits and the Chicago White Sox used eight relievers to beat the Double-A Birmingham Barons 5-2 Friday night in their final exhibition game. In an attempt to give his unsettled bullpen some work before Monday's season opener against Minnesota, White Sox manager Robin Ventura used a different pitcher nearly every inning. The Barons scored one run off Zach Putman in the seventh and another off David Purcey in the ninth. ''We just wanted them to get some final work in as we go to Monday.'' Avisail Garcia doubled in the second inning, moved to third on a throwing error - the first of five Birmingham errors - and scored on sacrifice fly by Alejandro De Aza to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.


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Jackson retires 10 straight, Cubs beat Arizona 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 06:00

Edwin Jackson retired his first 10 batters in four shutout innings during his final start before the regular season, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night. Ryan Sweeney and Nate Schierholtz each had an RBI single and made a diving catch in the outfield to back Jackson. ''Just coming out throwing strikes and letting the defense play behind you.'' Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. It was Cahill's first start since he took the loss against the Dodgers in Arizona's second regular-season game in Australia on Sunday.


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Indians rout Padres 16-4 at U of San Diego (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 05:37

Asdrubal Cabrera and Yan Gomes each hit a three-run homer, Carlos Santana had a solo shot and the Cleveland Indians routed the San Diego Padres 16-4 Friday night at the University of San Diego's Fowler Park. The Indians batted around in both of the first two innings, scoring seven runs in each frame. This was the opener of a two-game series at Fowler Park, named for Padres vice chairman Ron Fowler, who donated $10 million for its construction.


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Giants' Lincecum escapes major injury on grounder (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 05:30

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner left Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics after going down writhing in pain when he was hit on the inside of his knee by a grounder from Daric Barton in the fourth inning. Lincecum tried to run toward first but immediately fell to the ground, unable to put any pressure on his leg, but said later it was ''dead leg'' from the initial force and pain of the ball hitting him. I just wanted to walk it off.'' Oakland starter Jesse Chavez didn't allow a hit until Angel Pagan's one-out double in the sixth and was backed by John Jaso's solo homer.


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Angels sign Trout through 2020 for $144.5M

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 05:10
The Angels and superstar center fielder Mike Trout agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension on Friday. Sources told MLB.com the pact is worth $144.5 million.
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Try out MLB.TV with special free preview

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 04:46
The final 10 games on the MLB.TV Spring Training schedule will be streamed live on Saturday, including Derek Jeter's last career exhibition, six games at regular-season ballparks, the finale of a Lone State mini-series by the Alamo, and Mets at Blue Jays in the return of baseball to its former home in Montreal.
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Fan critically injured in Olympic Stadium fall (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 04:37
MONTREAL (AP) -- Police say a man is fighting for his life after falling from the stands at Olympic Stadium during an exhibition game Friday night.
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Braun homers in return to Miller Park (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 04:28

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in his first action at Miller Park since his doping suspension, but Milwaukee lost 5-4 to the Kansas City Royals in an exhibition game Friday night. Braun's homer traveled 409 feet over the wall near straightaway center, giving Milwaukee a two-run lead in the third. Billy Butler added a solo drive for Kansas City in the fifth. Salvador Perez doubled and scored twice for Kansas City.


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Rockies' Chacin to open season on disabled list (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 04:09
Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is going to start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. Starter Tyler Chatwood was injured running out a triple in the third inning of the Rockies' game against Seattle on Friday night. The Rockies said Chatwood suffered a slight strain and cramping in his left hamstring and will be re-evaluated Saturday. The Rockies also optioned pitcher Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Colorado Springs, which means Franklin Morales has likely made the opening-day roster as the fifth starter.
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Understanding the cap in one-day fantasy game

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 04:01
The future of fantasy baseball is here. The Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com is set to begin on Monday, giving you an entirely new way to approach the game -- and win real prizes in the process.
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Tim Lincecum goes down with bruised left knee (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 03:53

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has left his final exhibition start of the spring with a bruised left knee.


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Regional rivalries highlight spring finales

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 02:58
The start of the regular season -- in North America at least -- is tantalizingly close. But before Opening Day festivities, there's a full slate of spring games on Saturday. Four intrastate exhibitions highlight the last full day of Spring Training, and all four of those contests -- and six other games -- will be shown free on MLB.TV.
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Blue Jays' offensive display thrills Montreal crowd

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 02:40
Ten years after the Expos played their final game here, Ricardo Nanita led the Blue Jays to a walk-off 5-4 win over the Mets amid a playoff atmosphere. Jose Bautista homered, and Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4.
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Ten-aka: Masahiro dominant as Yanks blank Marlins

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2014-03-29 02:27
As Spring Training draws to a close, Hiroki Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees more reason to feel good about their rotation, pitching New York to a 3-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
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Tanaka strikes out 10, Yankees top Marlins 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2014-03-29 02:10

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed three hits over six innings Friday night in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins.


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