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  1. Athletics lose Coco Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes to injury in extras

    Apr 13, 2013, 2:08 AM EDT

    Coco Crisp, Jhonny Peralta

    The A’s lost two outfielders to injury Friday when Coco Crisp departed with a strained left groin and Yoenis Cespedes came out for a pinch-hitter with a left hand injury. X-rays were negative on Cespedes’ hand, CSNBayArea.com’s Casey Pratt reports. Cespedes was injured on an awkward slide into second while attempting a steal in the…

  2. Hisashi Iwakuma prevails in duel with Yu Darvish

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:29 AM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Pitching on his 32nd birthday, Hisashi Iwakuma outdueled Yu Darvish in a battle of Japanese starters Friday as the Mariners beat the Rangers 3-1. Darvish opened the bottom of the first by hitting Jason Bay with one out and then giving up three singles, putting the Rangers in the early 3-0 hole. He was stellar…

  3. Jose Reyes out 1-3 months with severe ankle sprain

    Apr 13, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Reyes reacts to the pain after hurting his ankle in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at baseball game in Kansas City

    The 2013 season in Toronto opened with so much promise, but the first half of April has brought only disappointment to Blue Jays fans. Not only have big acquisitions R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle all gotten off to terrible starts, but now Jose Reyes is expected to miss 1-3 months with an ankle…

  4. Cubs blow ninth-inning lead then rally to beat Giants

    Apr 12, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs

    Starlin Castro homered in the fifth and played hero in the ninth, delivering a game-winning double as the Cubs avoided what would have been an ugly loss and defeated the Giants 4-3. The Giants scored all three of their runs off new Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa in the ninth, taking Matt Cain off the hook…

  5. Don’t expect fireworks in Dodgers-Padres rematch Monday

    Apr 12, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin, Zack Greinke

    Tempers have just a few days to cool off before the Dodgers and Padres play in Los Angeles on Monday. That Matt Kemp wants a piece of Carlos Quentin is undeniable, and it’s safe to say he’s not the only Dodger who feels that way — he’s just the biggest and strongest. Still, those expecting…

  6. Two years later, John Wall gets the first pitch right… kind of

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    John Wall

    As you may remember, Wizards point guard John Wall unleashed one of the worst first pitches in history at Nationals Park two years ago, spiking the ball barely in front of the mound. The Nationals invited him back anyway, giving him a chance to make amends on Thursday. Wall, for what it’s worth, practiced some…

  7. Michael Morse could miss a week with fractured pinkie

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:29 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    The Mariners could be without one of the AL’s hottest hitters for a week after Michael Morse suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right pinkie finger during Thursday’s game against the Rangers. Morse, who is batting .293 with six homers, was hit on the hand by a Tanner Scheppers pitch in the eighth inning, but…

  8. Carlos Quentin charges mound, Zack Greinke suffers broken collarbone

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being drilled by Zack Greinke, leading to a benches-clearing incident in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Padres game. Greinke, a right-hander, suffered a broken left collarbone in the fight that ensued and is likely DL bound. Don Mattingly, steamed after what turned out to be a 3-2 win, said…

  9. Report: MLB, player buying up Biogenesis documents

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:17 AM EDT

    Bud Selig defiant

    The New York Times is reporting that MLB, rebuffed in its attempts to get Biogenesis documents from the Miami New Times, is now paying an ex-Biogenesis employee for documents relating to the case. Which is interesting enough. Making it even more fascinating: according to the report, the league has taken this step after learning that…

  10. Former All-Star, Astros manager Grady Hatton Jr. dies at 90

    Apr 11, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    Grady Hatton - 1956 Topps

    Grady Hatton Jr., who played in the majors from 1946-60 and later managed the Houston Astros, passed away Thursday from cancer-related causes, his daughter-in-law told the Beaumont Enterprise. He was 90 years old. Hatton, primarily a third baseman, had his best seasons right away after arriving in the majors with the Reds as a 23-year-old…

  11. Giants overcome 5-0 deficit to beat Cubs

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Gregor Blanco

    After falling behind 5-0 in the third, the Giants scored seven times in the fourth and fifth innings on their way to beating the Cubs 7-6 on Thursday. Second baseman Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 and scored twice in his first big-league start. He was filling in while Marco Scutaro rested today. Meanwhile, Bruce Bochy’s Midas…

  12. Angels shake things up, bat Mike Trout second

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    For the first time since 2011, Mike Trout is batting somewhere other than the leadoff spot for the Angels on Thursday. Manager Mike Scioscia has him in the two-hole against the A’s, with Alberto Callaspo at the top of the order. The Angels are without usual No. 2 hitter, Erick Aybar, who is on the…

  13. Jorge Soler still has nothing on Izzy Alcantara

    Apr 11, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    Izzy Alcantara

    Sure, Jorge Soler took bat in hand and went after the opposing team’s dugout in Single-A Daytona’s game last night. But that was still mostly spur of the moment. Not a lot of foresight involved. He didn’t think things through. Not like Izzy Alcantara. And then, of course, there’s current Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen chasing…

  14. Cubs prospect Jorge Soler grabs bat, charges other team’s dugout

    Apr 11, 2013, 12:58 AM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Jorge Soler, a Cuban defector who rates as one of the Cubs’ best prospects, was involved in an incident Wednesday at Single-A Daytona in which he grabbed a bat from his dugout and started to go after the other team. CSNChicago.com’s Patrick Mooney has all of the details that were available as of Wednesday night.…

  15. So, someone sent Cubs owner Tom Ricketts a goat’s head

    Apr 10, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Tom Ricketts

    As everyone knows, the Cubs have been plagued by the “Curse of the Billy Goat” since 1945. Well, that and a lot of bad management and not all that much incentive to win since fans keep packing Wrigley Field regardless. But someone is taking this goat thing rather seriously, it seems. Dropped off at Gate…

  16. Barry Zito still unbeatable in 10-0 win over Rockies

    Apr 10, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    Including last year’s postseason, the Giants are riding a streak of 16 straight victories with Barry Zito on the mound. The left-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and went 2-for-3 with two runs scored Wednesday in a 10-0 drubbing of the Rockies. Zito posted a 1.69 ERA in his three postseason starts last year, and he’s…

  17. Jake Westbrook pitches first shutout since 2006

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Jake Westbrook

    Cardinals sinkerballer Jake Westbrook recorded just the second complete game of the 2013 season Wednesday in a 10-0 rout of the Reds. It was his fourth career shutout. Westbrook pitched a five-hitter for his first shutout since 2006. He had two that year while pitching for the Indians: one against the Royals, the other against…

  18. Second game in reconfigured Safeco features eight homers

    Apr 10, 2013, 1:48 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Yeah, but new walls or not, it’s hard to slow down offensive juggernauts like the Astros and Mariners possess. In the second game in Safeco since the walls were brought in, those two teams combined for eight homers in a 16-9 Houston victory. Here’s the list: Houston Chris Carter x2 Jose Altuve J.D. Martinez Marwin…

  19. Astros light up Mariners rookie Brandon Maurer

    Apr 9, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Maurer

    Finally getting to take out some frustration, the Astros racked up six runs and seven hits in the first Tuesday against Mariners starter Brandon Maurer, sending him to the showers after 36 pitches. It was a second straight rough outing for Maurer, who climbed over several pitchers this spring to win a spot in the…

  20. Cliff Lee goes 8 2/3 innings against Mets for second win

    Apr 9, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    The Phillies crowd wasn’t happy to see Cliff Lee pulled one out away from his first complete game since 2011, but it was job well done for the left-hander, who moved to 2-0 after holding the Mets to three runs — two earned — in 8 2/3 innings. Lee last year didn’t get his first…

  21. Carlos Quentin gets plunked on wrist, exits game

    Apr 9, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Padres Mets Baseball

    UPDATE: X-rays came back negative on the wrist, leaving Quentin day-to-day. /// Ball-magnet Carlos Quentin was forced from Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Padres in the seventh inning after being hit in the right wrist by a Ronald Belisario sinker. Quentin started towards first base after the plunking, but he made it only a…

  22. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday. Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left…

  23. Things aren’t looking good for Cardinals closer Jason Motte

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jason Motte

    When Cardinals closer Jason Motte went down late last month after a poor spring, the team termed his injury a “mild strain” in his right elbow. Following a followup MRI on Tuesday, things sound much more ominous: #cardinals closer Jason Motte has been prescribed rest. Deadline of May 1. If he cannot advance he’ll have…

  24. Tim Lincecum starts and Buster Posey sits

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Here we go again: the Tim Lincecum-Buster Posey pairing the Giants did their best to avoid throughout the second half of last season was supposed to be back on this year. Manager Bruce Bochy was very clear on that both over the winter and this spring. And, yet, Hector Sanchez will catch Lincecum for the…

  25. Garrett Richards to replace Jered Weaver in Angels’ rotation

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    If the Angels had felt better about their bullpen, Garrett Richards likely would have opened the season in Triple-A as the team’s sixth starter. Since they didn’t, he was quickly emerging as a major league setup man. However, Jered Weaver‘s left elbow injury has changed all that, and the Angels announced that Richards would move…

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