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Astros to call up highly touted Springer

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:54
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:49
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:44
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:33
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:23
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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Mejia exits start due to blister on middle finger

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:10
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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Tempers fizzle after benches clear in Miami

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:07
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

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:06
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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Big chill: Alexei motors home on walk-off error

Wed, 2014-04-16 04:00
Alexei Ramirez scored the game-winning run on a throwing error by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts as the Chicago White Sox won their second consecutive game on a game-ending play, 2-1, Tuesday night at U.S Cellular Field.
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Blue Jays overcome early deficit as offense erupts

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:54
The Blue Jays' offense broke out of its early-game deep freeze to score five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 9-3 victory over the Twins on Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday night at Target Field. Brett Lawrie added a grand slam in the ninth inning for good measure.
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Leake aids own cause to spur Reds over Pirates

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:50
Mike Leake got some help from his friends and helped himself get the Reds a much-needed 7-5 victory on Tuesday against the Pirates on Tuesday night in Cincinnati.
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Call at first overturned after Gibson challenges

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:33
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game with the Mets and got the call overturned in his team's favor. Arizona was trailing 9-0 at the time of the replay.
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Back tightness could force Lind to miss time

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:31
Adam Lind is considered day to day with a lower-back injury, but it appears possible his condition will eventually need an extended period of time off.
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Across nation, baseball celebrates Jackie's legacy

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:21
The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers was greeted with tributes, ceremonies, remembrances and hundreds of uniform No. 42s across baseball on Tuesday.
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Rookie Ventura finally earns first career win

Wed, 2014-04-16 03:13
Omar Infante led the Royals' mild charge, drilling a first-inning home run and later tallying an RBI fielder's choice to back up Yordano Ventura's solid seven innings as Kansas City took game one of the series, 4-2, against the Astros on Tuesday night in Minute Maid Park.
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Cuddyer starts at first base night after injury

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:50
Despite leaving Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Padres with a contusion and severe swelling in his right elbow after trying to make a play against the right-field fence, Michael Cuddyer was back in the Rockies' lineup Tuesday.
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Anniversary of bombings hits home for Red Sox

Wed, 2014-04-16 02:46
Though they were starting a three-game series in Chicago, the Red Sox had Boston on their minds. Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and the subsequent "Boston Strong" theme which became prevalent throughout a World Series championship baseball season.
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Reinsdorf extols Jackie's influence in game

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:57
On the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf recalled that the biggest question on April 15, 1947, was not the color of Robinson's skin, but rather: Could he play?
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Pirates win challenge, overturned call leads to run

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:54
Pirates manger Clint Hurdle successfully challenged a call that originally credited the Reds with a double play in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game.
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Jackie Robinson Day resonates with Dodgers

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:43
Paul Maholm is one of the newest Dodgers, but he appreciates the franchise's legacy, especially when it comes to Jackie Robinson.
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