• Wainwright, Cardinals nip Reds 2-1 for 5th straight win

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two on and two out in the eighth inning with the heart of the Cincinnati Reds lineup due in a tie game, Adam Wainwright was at a crossroads. In a brief mound meeting that matched the brisk pace of the game in a 2-1 victory Sunday night, St. Louis Cardinals manager...

  • Rangers fall 11-10 to Cruz, Mariners

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Texas was forced to call on closer Neftali Feliz just to escape the eighth inning on Sunday because of the inability of his fellow relievers to throw strikes. It came back to bite the Rangers in the ninth. Austin Jackson singled in the tying run in the ninth inning,...

  • Cruz drives in 5 runs as Seattle beats Texas 11-10

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz showed power early on Sunday with two home runs, and patience and resiliency late coming through with the winning hit in the ninth inning after three strikeouts. It was a display by Cruz of the many reasons why Seattle paid last offseason to add him to its...

  • Slumping Giants drop 9th in 10 games, 5-1 to Diamondbacks

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are in dire need of their first day off. Tim Hudson put the defending World Series champions in an early hole by allowing a first-inning homer to San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt and the Giants lost for the ninth time in 10 games,...

  • Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks past Giants 5-1

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a last-place finish a year ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take solace in any small positives to start this season. A winning trip and series victory against the defending World Series champions sure counts as one. San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt...

  • McCarthy wins; Oberg gives up 3 HRs in 6th, Rockies lose 7-0 to Dodgers

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Rockies had swept their first two road series of the season at Milwaukee and San Francisco. Then they came into Dodger Stadium and got swept themselves. Rookie Scott Oberg gave up homers to Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson during a five-run...

  • Padres topple Cubs for 5-2 victory

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will Middlebrooks remembered from his playing days in Boston what type of pitches Jon Lester throws in different situations. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Sunday. Middlebrooks, a former...

  • Richards goes 5 innings in 1st start, Angels fall to Astros

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — In his first start in eight months, Garrett Richards put the Los Angeles Angels in position to win. Unfortunately for them, a key misplay Sunday proved costly in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros. Richards (0-1), pitching for the first time since having knee surgery...

  • Lester makes nifty play, but loses again as Padres top Cubs

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester believes he is getting close to pitching like the ace the Cubs signed in the offseason. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 5-2 Sunday. Lester (0-2), who signed a $155 million, six-year contract as a...

  • Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Scott Feldman bounced back from a bad outing to give Houston a good start Sunday. The hitters did just enough, too, helped by a bad bounce. Feldman threw six solid innings and the Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles...

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