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Polanco, Worley help Pirates hold off Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:35

Tony Watson had a save that was reminiscent of bygone days. The Pirates' left-hander inherited a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and got the final six outs Wednesday night for his first save of the season and fifth of his five-year career as Pittsburgh held off the Chicago Cubs 4-3. Gregory Polanco hit his first home run of the season and Vance Worley (2-1) got through 5 2-3 shaky innings for his second straight win. Polanco's leadoff home run in the bottom of the fifth inning off Jason Hammel increased the Pirates' lead to 4-1.


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Duda, Flores lead Mets past Braves 3-2 for 10th straight (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:32

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lucas Duda hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets to their 10th consecutive victory Wednesday night, 3-2 over the Atlanta Braves.


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Wong's tiebreaking double in 8th helps Cardinals top Nats (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:27

Wong homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with a double in the eighth inning to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Wong finished 3 for 4 for the second straight night. He also made two spectacular plays at second base and a third good one, helping St. Louis on offense and defense. ''You always want to try and have that one game where you can play both sides really well, and (this) was my night,'' Wong said.


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Rays rally from 4-run deficit, beat Red Sox 7-5 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 02:33

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night.


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Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 01:03

Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. A federal court of appeals threw out the career home run leader's obstruction of justice conviction on Wednesday, ruling 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution. ''Today's news is something that I have long hoped for,'' Bonds said in a statement. ''I am humbled and truly thankful for the outcome as well as the opportunity our judicial system affords to all individuals to seek justice.'' Now 50, Bonds said ''I am excited about what the future holds for me as I embark on the next chapter.'' Bonds broke Hank Aaron's long-standing career record of 755 homers in 2007, finished that season with 762 and was indicted that December for his testimony before a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, when he answered a question about injections by saying he was ''a celebrity child.'' He was convicted of the obstruction charge in 2011, and a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the conviction in 2013.


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Angels place Shoemaker on bereavement list, recall Tropeano (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2015-04-23 00:30
The Los Angeles Angels placed pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the bereavement list Wednesday after the death of his grandfather, and recalled Nick Tropeano from Triple-A Sale Lake to start their series finale Thursday against Oakland. Left-hander C.J. Wilson was scheduled to start Thursday, but was pushed back to Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers because of stiffness in his elbow. Garrett Richards will start the opener of that series. Shoemaker is tentatively penciled in to make his next start next Wednesday night at Oakland after Jered Weaver opens the series on an extra day's rest.
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White Sox shut out Indians 6-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:43

Jeff Samardzija wound up in the win column for the first time with the Chicago White Sox, helped by a couple of big swings Jose Abreu took against Corey Kluber. Samardzija threw six shutout innings as the White Sox trounced the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Wednesday. Samardzija (1-1) had been winless in his first three starts for the White Sox. ''You get new teammates and you want to make sure you prove your worth to them,'' said Samardzija, acquired in a trade with Oakland in December.


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Rockies reinstate Axford after son bitten by rattlesnake (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:07
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have reinstated right-handed reliever John Axford from the family medical emergency list after he spent a few days tending to his young son following rattlesnake bites.
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Toronto OF Bautista out, hurt shoulder on ill-advised throw (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Wed, 2015-04-22 23:01

Blue Jays star Jose Bautista strained his right shoulder trying to throw out a Baltimore batter from right field during a testy game, and he was absent from the lineup Wednesday night. The Blue Jays said that along with missing a game against the Orioles, Bautista won't be able to play the outfield for the next few days. Toronto manager John Gibbons said Bautista could end up on the disabled list if his shoulder doesn't improve soon. Bautista's shoulder had already been sore for about a week before the ill-advised throw.


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Today's starting lineups: April 22

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 21:07
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
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Sore shoulder forces Bautista out of Blue Jays' lineup

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 20:41
Jose Bautista, who homered after a brushback pitch in Toronto's 13-6 victory over Baltimore on Tuesday, will be held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.
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Buck ready to move past O's-Blue Jays squabble

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 19:04
During a call into the MLB Network show "High Heat" on Wednesday, Orioles manager discussed the previous night's incidents between his club and the Blue Jays
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Day after, Carrasco deemed in fine shape

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 18:14
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was lifted from Tuesday night's game after five innings and just 60 pitches because he was experiencing general tightness in the cold weather at U.S. Cellular Field, but the team believes he'll be just fine.
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Rodon unbowed after first-game jitters

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 18:08
Carlos Rodon's mustache was gone on Wednesday, and he vows that won't be the only thing that changes the next time he takes the hill after a shaky debut.
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US military, college students eligible for .TV discount

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 18:08
MLB.TV now offers a 35 percent discount for U.S. military members and college students, and Mike Lepley is a perfect example of why it is a priority to have access to watch live out-of-market Major League Baseball games while away from home.
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Feigl's chance to join 'pen dashed by Tommy John surgery

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 17:53
Brady Feigl exited Spring Training knowing he had a chance to join the Braves' bullpen at some point this season. But less than a week later, the left-handed reliever suffered a left elbow injury that proved significant enough to require Tommy John surgery, which he underwent on Tuesday.
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Nathan suffers setback during Minor League rehab outing

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 17:34
Tigers reliever Joe Nathan left his rehab appearance early at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday with what appeared to be an aggravation of his right flexor injury.
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MLB icons dominate in Franchise Four voting

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 17:04
Voting continues through May 8 in Major League Baseball's Franchise Four campaign, which nears the halfway point with more than 11.8 million votes cast so far and some surprises among the list of leaders announced by MLB on Wednesday. All-time strikeout leader Nolan Ryan is among the leaders on three teams -- the Angels (ranking first), Astros (third) and Rangers (second). The only other players to appear on multiple club Franchise Fours are Vladimir Guerrero (Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos and Angels, and Randy Johnson (Mariners and D-backs).
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Bern, baby, Bern: Williams to have number retired

Major League Baseball - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:41
Bernie Williams is ready to formally sign his retirement papers, and the ceremony will take place on Friday evening at Yankee Stadium.
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