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  1. Red Sox and Rick Porcello agree to a four-year, $82.5 million contract extension

    Apr 6, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

    Rick Porcello

    Porcello was due to become a free agent this offseason, but he’ll now remain with the Red Sox through 2019.

  2. Steve Pearce totally stole a run, thanks to instant replay

    Apr 6, 2015, 7:40 PM EDT

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    The baserunner was out by 20 feet. And then he wasn’t.

  3. VIDEO: Yoenis Cespedes leaps to rob Kurt Suzuki of a home run

    Apr 6, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is already making friends in his new digs.

  4. Red Sox get a pair of two-homer games in beating Phillies

    Apr 6, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    They’re the seventh team since 1914 to pull off the feat.

  5. Yordano Ventura leaves Opening Day start with thumb cramp, expected to be fine

    Apr 6, 2015, 6:44 PM EDT

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    The Royals got a bit of a scare a little while ago, as right-hander Yordano Ventura exited his Opening Day start against the White Sox after going down in a heap after throwing a pitch.

  6. Ryan Braun exits season opener with strained ribcage

    Apr 6, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Ryan Braun didn’t have an issue with his right thumb during spring training, but now he has a new injury to deal with.

  7. Joe West makes another fan: Torii Hunter rips his “terrible” game-ending call

    Apr 6, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT

    Joe West

    “I think he had a dinner reservation or a concert to play in.”

  8. Deja vu: Mike Trout hits Opening Day, first-inning homer off Felix Hernandez

    Apr 6, 2015, 5:10 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Before that homer Trout was a career .367 hitter with a 1.022 OPS in 54 plate appearances against King Felix.

  9. Cole Hamels is not having a good audition for the Red Sox

    Apr 6, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Four homers allowed through five innings. Two to Dustin Pedroia.

  10. Masahiro Tanaka is not having a great day

    Apr 6, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    He’s down 5-0 to the Jays early.

  11. Jason Grilli is going to be the Braves’ closer

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT

    Jason Grilli

    Craig Kimbrel he ain’t, but saves aren’t exactly the Braves’ biggest concern.

  12. Carlos Quentin designated for assignment by the Braves

    Apr 6, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

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    He’s never going to actually play for Atlanta.

  13. Rays prospect Burch Smith needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 6, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

    Burch Smith Padres

    Smith missed most of last year with a forearm strain.

  14. Ryan Webb designated for assignment by the Orioles, owed $2.75 million

    Apr 6, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT

    Ryan Webb Getty

    He’s got a 3.38 career ERA in 325 total innings.

  15. Don Zimmer’s wife chronicled every moment of her husband’s career

    Apr 6, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

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    And it tells us a little bit, I think, about the humanity of people who are famous.

  16. Alex Rodriguez is starting at DH and batting seventh for the Yankees

    Apr 6, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

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    It’ll be his first regular season game action since September 25, 2013.

  17. Dan Uggla is the Nationals’ Opening Day second baseman

    Apr 6, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    Uggla hit .149 in 52 games last season and .179 in 136 games two years ago.

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