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  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance. The famed marquee had a message, too. "Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field," it read. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago...

  • Sanchez's slam in 11th helps Giants beat Rox 12-10

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. With the Giants on the verge of being swept in a three-game series at Coors Field for the...

  • Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss. They entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead. They were one out from victory. And then they collapsed. After an error...

  • As errors, losses mount, Nationals get extra work

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of rookie manager Matt Williams' emphasis on defense, the Washington Nationals regularly schedule extra infield practice for their backups. On Wednesday, starters Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon took part. That's because the Nationals'...

  • Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season. The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the...

  • Trumbo to miss extended time with stress fracture

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot. Manager Kirk Gibson says Trumbo will get a second opinion from Dr. Michael Lee in Arizona before a timetable for his return is...

  • Seager's 2 HRs give Seattle 5-3 win over Houston

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Seager homered for his second straight at-bat after being mired in a...

  • Perez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday. Donnie Murphy homered and Michael Choice scored one run...

  • Maddon: Escobar 4-2 strikeout should be walk

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has an interesting suggestion after Yunel Escobar's stuck out a pitch with a 4-2 count: give him credit for a walk. Escobar struck out in the fifth inning Tuesday night after the umpires had an incorrect count — even...

  • Perez helps Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Over the course of a 162-game season, every team will go through some rough stretches. It's just been a long time since the Oakland Athletics have endured one at home. Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak...

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