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Spring Training

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  • Crawford makes a splash in Giants' victory

    SAN FRANCISCO Brandon Crawford's ascent to the big leagues was quick, but he left his mark on his minor league managers. With the San Jose Giants down 13 runs in the eighth inning one night, the shortstop chased a foul ball toward the stands. "He dived...
  • Astros easy marks for Perez

    ARLINGTON, Texas Two items that encourage the Texas Rangers about their pitching: Left-hander Martin Perez is throwing the double-play pitch at a dizzying rate. There are 16 more games against the light-hitting Houston Astros. With Perez in command for...
  • Dodgers' offense is clicking

    Dodgers' offense is clicking
    PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone...
  • Carpenter sparkles in Cardinals' win over Cubs

    Carpenter sparkles in Cardinals' win over Cubs ST. LOUIS -- Unlike most leadoff hitters, Matt Carpenter won't blind you with his speed, although he did swipe his first bag of the year Sunday. But few leadoff men in the game front their teams'...
  • Utley's blast seals Phillies' sweep of Marlins

    PHILADELPHIA A single rose decorated the broadcast booth at Citizens Bank Park named for Harry Kalas to commemorate his memory. Sunday a gorgeous summerlike day in spring marked five years since Kalas' death, and you could almost hear his voice in the...
  • Bowa says there's a lot to like about Cubs' Castro

    Bowa says there's a lot to like about Cubs' Castro
    Starlin Castro did not respond particularly well to the often critical approach of former Cubs manager Dale Sveum. "I don't want to say anything about that. It is what it is. The kind of people right now who are here, they are always positive to me,"...
  • Veterans provide lift for young Marlins team

    Giancarlo Stanton displayed the scowl that must make pitchers uneasy. Another mention that it took the Marlins most of April last season to win as often and score as many runs as they did in the first week of this season was wearing thin. "First, we'...
  • Sox sign pitcher Hanson to minor-league deal

    Sox sign pitcher Hanson to minor-league deal
    DENVER -- The Chicago White Sox signed right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson to a minor-league contract, the team announced Monday. Hanson has played five major league seasons with the Braves and Angels, going 49-35 with a 3.80 ERA in 123 games, including...
  • Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)

    Machado will face Santana on Saturday (Hardy, Lough, pine tar)
    In the next step of his recovery from October knee surgery, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will take two at-bats against Johan Santana in a “simulated” game on Saturday in Sarasota, Fla. Machado, 21, can do everything but sprint. And he...
  • Murphy got running start to Triple-A career in front of familiar faces

    Murphy got running start to Triple-A career in front of familiar faces
    Jim Murphy squared one up for one of many times in the season-opening, four-game series against Pawtucket. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder ripped a ball into right field that PawSox right fielder Bryce Brentz dove and missed. Murphy was running toward...
  • Jeter excited about final Yankees' home opener

    TORONTO — Derek Jeter prepared for his final home opener as the New York Yankees' shortstop in an appropriate manner — by setting another career milestone. He had two hits in Sunday in New York's 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to pass...