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Peralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:10

Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke realizes one victory doesn't necessarily end the St. Louis Cardinals' recent dominance over the Brewers. Wily Peralta allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and the Brewers beat the Cardinals 5-1 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep. The Cardinals won last year's season series 14-5. ''He was a show-stopper today,'' Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy said.


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Tanaka's 10 K's lead Yanks in twin-bill opener

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-04-16 22:05
Masahiro Tanaka limited the Cubs to a pair of bunt singles over eight scoreless innings and recorded 10 strikeouts in leading the Yankees to a 3-0 victory on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
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NJ Negro Leagues park gets landmark status

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:53
Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J., once home to the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans, received the first national historic landmark status dedicated to a venue solely for baseball.
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Orioles combine to blank Rays for first shutout

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:33
The Orioles used a pair of dribblers, a fantastic diving catch for a double play and some stout relief pitching to top the Rays, 3-0, and record their first shutout in Wednesday's win in Baltimore.
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Slowey to replace Hand in Marlins rotation (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 21:25

MIAMI (AP) -- Right-hander Kevin Slowey will move into the Miami Marlins' rotation to replace struggling left-hander Brad Hand and start Sunday against Seattle.


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Orioles beat Rays 3-0 for 2-game sweep (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:46

The Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting the pitching they so desperately need to be contenders in the AL East. Or maybe they just caught the Tampa Bay Rays at exactly the right time. Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series.


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Cueto whiffs career-high 12, blanks Bucs on three hits

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:33
Wednesday afternoon's 4-0 win over the Pirates not only gave Johnny Cueto a deserved victory with a three-hit shutout at Great American Ball Park, it gave the Reds their first series win in five tries. Cueto struck out a career-high 12 and didn't issue a walk. It was the fourth time in his career he has struck out at least 10.
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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 20:25

Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn't any more special. Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the NL wild card game, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. He limited the Pirates to three hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011.


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Astros call up prized prospect George Springer (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:25

Prized prospect George Springer will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Springer told The Associated Press he received the news after Oklahoma City's win over Colorado Springs on Tuesday night, when he hit a grand slam. ''It's just an indescribable feeling,'' Springer told the AP. ''I'm speechless right now.'' The Astros officially announced the move Wednesday and sent outfielder Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City to make room for Springer on the roster.


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Pirates' Tabata slams into wall, helped off field (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:02
Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata was helped off the field on Wednesday after he slammed into the outfield wall while making a catch in the fifth inning. Tabata caught up with Brayan Pena's fly ball just in front of the wall and turned at the last moment, hitting the wall hard with his left side. The Pirates said he appeared to have a mild concussion. Starling Marte replaced him in left field.
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Springer's debut represents new era for Astros

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:46
George Springer is a five-tool talent who will bring immediate excitement to fans at Minute Maid Park and around the big leagues. He also represents the next wave of prospects the Astros hope will return them to contention.
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Mets bring up Matsuzaka and send down Lannan (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:55

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.


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Spring storm cancels Twins-Blue Jays game (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:54
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.
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Who's on first? Yankees short on first basemen (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:11

For the New York Yankees, it's not a joke. Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base. Kelly Johnson made his 10th start at first this season for Wednesday's doubleheader opener against the Chicago Cubs. In the other two games after Teixeira's injury, catcher Francisco Cervelli started at first twice.


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