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Apr 18

Diamondbacks rally for 4-2 win over Dodgers (Yahoo Sports)

If last season Jake Lamb announced his arrival as a big-league player, early this year he seems determined to up his game. Lamb hit the go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning and David Peralta added a run-scoring triple in the ninth to lead the A…

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Apr 18

Cano, Cruz power Mariners past Marlins in Ichiro return (Yahoo Sports)

Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz provided an early cushion, and Ariel Miranda made the most of it. Cano and Cruz hit consecutive first-inning homers, Miranda pitched seven scoreless innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Monday night…

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Apr 18

Griffin sharp in return to Oakland as Rangers top A’s 7-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Unlike the first time he faced the Athletics this season, Texas right-hander A.J. Griffin had no problem keeping his emotions under control while pitching against his former club. Griffin pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the Oakland Coli…

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Apr 18

Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins (Yahoo Sports)

The return for Michael Brantley to the middle of Cleveland’s lineup has seen some promising early returns. The multi-skilled Indians left fielder is cautiously content. Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Brantley homered a…

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Apr 18

Thames, Braun power Brewers past struggling Cubs 6-3 (Yahoo Sports)

The Milwaukee Brewers have found a left-handed complement for Ryan Bryan in the batting order, and everything is right in their world at the moment. Early season sensation Eric Thames homered in his club record-tying fifth straight game and the streak…

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Apr 18

Morton, 3 Astros relievers combine to 5-hit Angels, 3-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Over the last four games, the Astros have combined to score 34 runs to support the pitching staff. The pitching staff supported Houston’s offense Monday night. Charlie Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two ru…

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Apr 18

Lynn, Cardinals end 3-game losing skid, edge Pirates 2-1 (Yahoo Sports)

The St. Louis Cardinals lost the first two games Lance Lynn started this season and he didn’t like it. In his third start, Lynn did something about it. Kolten Wong helped with a home run and the Cardinals stopped a three-game losing streak, beating t…

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Apr 18

Freeman’s 2 HRs, Swanson’s hit lift Braves over Padres 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)

Freddie Freeman said Dansby Swanson was the perfect choice to hit with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was Swanson’s time for a hit to finally fall. Swanson delivered an RBI single with two outs in the ninth and th…

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Apr 18

Rangers place slumping closer Sam Dyson on 10-day DL (Yahoo Sports)

The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Sam Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a right hand bruise Monday, one day after the closer blew a save for the third time this season. According to manager Jeff Banister, Dyson was hurt while trying to field …

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Apr 18

Montgomery gets 1st win, Yanks beat White Sox for 8th in row (Yahoo Sports)

The way Jordan Montgomery keeps his cool on the mound, it’s hard to believe he’s a rookie. The way the New York Yankees keep winning games lately, it’s easy to forget who they’re missing. Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning for his firs…

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Apr 18

Familia pitches in minors as domestic violence ban nears end (Yahoo Sports)

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched an inning for Double-A Binghamton on Monday as he prepares to return from a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

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Apr 18

Former Korean star Thames homers in 5 straight for Brewers (Yahoo Sports)

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has tied a franchise record by homering in five straight games. The former Korean baseball star hit a solo shot off Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey in the third inning Monday night. Thames’ streak tie…

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Apr 17

Cubs activate Edwards, place La Stella on bereavement list (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. was activated from the bereavement list by the Chicago Cubs ahead of Monday night’s series opener against Milwaukee.

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Apr 17

White Sox LF Melky Cabrera reinstated from paternity list (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated from the paternity list before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees.

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Apr 17

Average time of 9-inning game up 5 minutes to 3:05 (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — The average time of a nine-inning game in the major leagues increased 5 minutes to 3:05 during the first two weeks of the season.

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Apr 17

RHP Graveman goes on DL, SS Semien headed for wrist surgery (Yahoo Sports)

Right-hander Kendall Graveman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday by Oakland with a strained right shoulder, and the Athletics also announced shortstop Marcus Semien will have wrist surgery. The procedure on Semien’s right wrist is scheduled…

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