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  • Mets demote Valverde, make Farnsworth their closer

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks into the season, the New York Mets are trying their third closer. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday he is promoting setup man Kyle Farnsworth to the ninth-inning role in place of struggling right-hander Jose Valverde, who has given up four home runs...

  • Tigers release Gonzalez, call up Worth

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have released opening day shortstop Alex Gonzalez and purchased the contract of infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit has struggled to fill the hole at shortstop after letting Jhonny Peralta leave via free agency and losing Jose...

  • Mets can't challenge, rally falls short vs. Braves

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — After further review, there was nothing the New York Mets could do about the costly call that went against them. Unable to challenge an incorrect ruling that led to two runs for Atlanta, the Mets lost 7-5 Saturday night when their late rally fell short against Craig...

  • Bochy calls off Sunday BP after 3-1 loss to Padres

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are scuffling to the point that manager Bruce Bochy doesn't want them to swing before Sunday's series finale against San Diego. Eric Stults and three relievers combined to four-hit the Giants on Saturday night and Everth Cabrera hit a...

  • Ethier's HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren didn't let a little thing like a four-run inning discourage him. He had plenty of confidence in his teammates' ability to get him some runs, and they didn't disappoint him against a pitcher they'd never seen before. Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and...

  • D-Backs' Bolsinger beaten by Dodgers in start

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bolsinger got out of the first inning on five pitches and three ground balls in his first big league start. Then he struck out four of his next five batters and was sailing along until the Los Angeles Dodgers figured him out the second time through the lineup....

  • Braun homers twice, rallies Brewers over Pirates

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Braun already was being booed loudly and that was before he hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Saturday...

  • Eaton leaves White Sox' 6-3 loss to Rangers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton is going to get a few days off to rest a nagging injury. Eaton came out of Saturday night's 6-3 loss at Texas, but not because of another collision with big Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder. "It's kind of a...

  • Stults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres' rotation is living up to expectations. Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Everth Cabrera hit a go-ahead triple to lead the Padres to a 3-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. The Padres have...

  • Braves pull shaky Kimbrel, hold off Mets 7-5

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Kimbrel hardly ever needs help with the ninth inning. He got some Saturday night. Jordan Walden nailed down the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled his star closer following a shaky performance in a 7-5 win over...

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