Backed by early homers, Harvey twirls scoreless outing

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:06
Three home runs against Yankees starter CC Sabathia and another encouraging performance from right-hander Matt Harvey lifted the Mets to a 6-0 Grapefruit League win over the rival Yankees on Sunday afternoon at sold-out Tradition Field.
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Spring growth: Miller exhibiting talent, elite potential

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:05
Shelby Miller took another step Sunday toward making his inauspicious Braves debut from two weeks ago even more of a distant memory.
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Lackey pitches into fifth in Cardinals' 8-6 win (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:27
John Lackey worked into the fifth inning in his second spring start, allowing four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Sunday. Adam Jones homered twice for Baltimore, driving in four runs and Manny Machado hit a solo home run. Jones hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Mitch Wilson. Manager Mike Matheny is allowing Lackey to work his way into form, but did take him on a cross state road trip.
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Red Sox relay race decides who stays home

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:20
Two separate teams of Red Sox position players battled in agility relay drills with this caveat: the winning squad gets to skip Tuesday's bus ride to Jupiter, Fla. The losing team has to go.
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Yankees encouraged by CC's increased velocity

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:16
Yankees lefty CC Sabathia felt encouraged after his second Grapefruit League start. Sure, he was not happy he gave up three home runs -- one an inside-the-parker -- in 2 2/3 innings, but he is not worried about the results during the spring.
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Detroit's Martinez hitless in return; Braves win 5-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:15

Judging by the results, Victor Martinez's return to the Detroit lineup on Sunday was nothing to brag about. Martinez went 0-3 with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts in a 5-3 split-squad loss to the Braves, his first action of the spring following left knee surgery in February. ''Thank God this wasn't the case, and I feel pretty good about where I am right now.'' Meanwhile, Braves starter Shelby Miller went five innings with one earned run, four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. ''He pitched really, really well,'' Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of the team's offseason trade acquisition.

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Carter, Astros beat Pirates 14-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:01
Chris Carter hit his second homer of the spring and started an eight-run fifth inning with a double Sunday as the Houston Astros roughed up Charlie Morton in a 14-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Carter went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs for Houston. Jonathan Villar and Hank Conger drove in three runs each for the Astros. Right-hander Roberto Hernandez, bidding for a spot in the Astros' starting rotation, gave up one run on three hits in four innings.
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Cubs could play homer-happy Bryant in outfield

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:59
Kris Bryant passed all the tests at third base, and the next step will likely be having the Cubs' top prospect play some outfield.
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Martin homers, Blue Jays blank Rays (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:23

At the start of spring training, Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna didn't think he'd have a lengthy stay in the big-league camp. Regarded as one of the organization's top prospects, Osuna continued to make his case Sunday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that took just 2 hours, 2 minutes.

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Santana sparks offense, Twins edge Marlins (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:11
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Danny Santana had four hits as the leadoff hitter, Phil Hughes struck out four and the Minnesota Twins beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Sunday.
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Cubs lose locks for 'Respect Bald' campaign

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:07
Cubs manager Joe Maddon and more than 20 players had their heads shaved near one of the practice fields at the Cubs' complex as part of the first "Respect Bald" campaign.
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Rangers ace Yu Darvish 'feeling great' after surgery (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 19:55
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish says he's ''feeling great'' after season-ending surgery on his right elbow and looks forward to coming back stronger than before. I'm going to take this year to come back strong,'' Darvish said, holding up his right arm, which was in a cast.
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Lagares hits inside-the-park HR

Major League Baseball - Sun, 2015-03-22 19:05
Yankees center fielder Jose Pirela was carted off after he crashed into the center-field wall during the first inning of Sunday's game against the Mets at Tradition Field. Pirela collided with the wall while chasing a ball hit by Juan Lagares from Yankees starter CC Sabathia that resulted in an inside-the-park home run.
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Yankees' Pirela crashes into wall, carted off field (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 19:03

New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela was taken to a hospital after crashing into the center field wall on a play in the first inning that ended up an inside-the-park home run for the Mets' Juan Lagares. Lagares' drive off CC Sabathia - the left-hander's third pitch of the game Sunday - was just out of Pirela's reach on the warning track. With manager Joe Girardi looking on, a Yankees trainer examined Pirela, a versatile 25 year old who has played several positions this spring.

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Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich signs 7-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sun, 2015-03-22 16:27
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has signed a seven-year contract extension said to worth $49.5 million.
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