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Granderson, Lagares depart with injuries

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:50
Within a matter of minutes Monday, the Mets lost two of their outfielders to apparent injuries. Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs with an apparent left arm injury. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a right leg issue after grounding into a fielder's choice.
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Zimmermann, Nats get back on track in Miami

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:42
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann redeemed himself for a poor outing in his previous start against the Marlins with a solid seven-inning outing in a 9-2 win in Miami on Monday in the series opener at Marlins Park. Tyler Moore and Sandy Leon each homered and drove in a pair of runs.
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Harrison throws 77 pitches in rehab outing

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:36
Matt Harrison threw 77 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Monday night.
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Harper nursing tight left quad, expects to play Tuesday

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:34
Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper exited Monday night's 9-2 win over the Marlins with a tight left quad for precautionary reasons. Harper expects to play Tuesday night.
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Chen impresses on mound as O's bats come to life

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:15
Backed by an outstanding effort from Wei-Yin Chen over 6 1/3 innings, Baltimore's offense roared to life, smacking Rays starter Chris Archer around for a career-high seven earned runs en route to a 7-1 series-opening win on Monday night.
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Nats hand Marlins 8th straight loss, 9-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:13

The postgame scene in the Washington Nationals clubhouse included a smoke machine, strobe lights and blaring music, which created an atmosphere akin to a South Beach nightclub. Following a woeful weekend, the Nationals had something to celebrate Monday. Jordan Zimmermann became the first starter to pitch seven innings this season for the Nationals, and they totaled 11 extra-base hits to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 9-2. The rout came after the Nationals were swept in a three-game series at Atlanta.

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Elias rides offense to first career victory

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:09
Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias picked up his first Major League win and the Mariners offense busted loose from a recent funk on Monday as Seattle topped Texas, 7-1, at Globe Life Park, in the opener of a seven-day road trip.
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Chen sharp as Orioles beat Archer and Rays 7-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:01

Wei-Yin Chen pitched better than he had all season, and Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer was never worse. The result was a lopsided 7-1 victory for the Baltimore Orioles, who got their offense back on track Monday night at Archer's expense. Chen also got a big assist from his defense, beginning with the first play of the game when third baseman Ryan Flaherty snagged a sharp grounder and threw out Ben Zobrist. ''I thought balls went right at some fielders,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

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Brewers hit wall vs. Lynn as Cards hit over it

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 03:00
The Cardinals ended the Brewers' winning streak at nine games on Monday night, sending Milwaukee to a 4-0 loss behind two home runs and Lance Lynn's best start to date in 2014.
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Uggla's grand slam caps five-homer night for Braves

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:55
The Braves used five home runs, including a grand slam by Dan Uggla in the top of the ninth, to power past the Phillies in a 9-6 win at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night.
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Pin procedure to boost Anderson's recovery

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:52
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson most likely will have surgery Thursday to place tiny pins in his broken left index finger to promote faster healing.
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Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:43

The San Diego Padres think so much of second baseman Jedd Gyorko that they gave him a hefty raise and he's only 13 games into his second full big league season. San Diego essentially buys out one year of free agency and possibly two. ''These contracts make a lot of sense for both sides,'' general manager Josh Byrnes said. ''In this case we potentially buy out two years of free agency.

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D-backs move struggling Cahill to bullpen

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:42
Struggling D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill will have to get his issues worked out in the bullpen. The D-backs will shift Cahill to the bullpen and replace him with right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who was called up Monday and will make his first start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
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Pedroia, Uehara to avoid DL stints

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 02:38
The Red Sox had a highly encouraging off-day on Monday, when they learned that two of their most important players -- Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara -- are all but certain to avoid stints on the disabled list.
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Gentry steps in for Crisp, who has tight hamstring

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 01:58
Craig Gentry started in center field Monday night for the A's in place of Coco Crisp, a switch that was planned Sunday after Crisp experienced left hamstring tightness in Seattle.
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Bucs, Reds set single-game GABP homer record

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 01:38
The Pirates broke out of their batting slump Monday night -- in duplicate. Or triplicate, if you count the number of times they hit back-to-back home runs out of Great American Ball Park. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco's homer set a new GABP record of 10 home runs, breaking the standard set on May 27, 2012, by the Rockies (five) and the Reds (four).
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Quentin progressing, takes BP on field

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 01:00
After hitting inside the indoor cage at Petco Park the past five days, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin stepped out into the late-afternoon sun Monday and took batting practice. "It's a good first step for him," manager Bud Black said.
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D-backs call up Bolsinger to start Saturday (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Tue, 2014-04-15 00:54
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned right-hander Will Harris to Triple-A Reno and selected the contract of right-hander Mike Bolsinger.
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Morrison sidelined with tight hamstring

Major League Baseball - Tue, 2014-04-15 00:48
Mariners right fielder Logan Morrison was removed from Monday's series opener against the Rangers with a tight right hamstring in the first inning without ever getting into the game.
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