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5/3/2015 | Padres set to promote No. 2 prospect Hedges

Austin Hedges, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in baseball, will join the Padres on Monday before they open a series at AT&T Park against the Giants, according to a source.


5/3/2015 | Brewers relieve Roenicke of duties

The Brewers dismissed manager Ron Roenicke late Sunday, less than six weeks after extending his contract for another year and less than six hours after the team won back-to-back games for the first time this season to improve Major League Baseball's poorest record to 7-18.


5/3/2015 | Tigers are in good place after KC showdown

Four weeks into the season it is a little early to get too excited. But the four-time defending AL Central champion Tigers, however, have to be feeling pretty good about the way things are coming together after a series split with the Royals.


5/3/2015 | Weaver has no answers for slump

This is all new to Jered Weaver. He's had rough starts and bad patches, but never like this. When you've been so successful for so long -- nine years -- you can't help but entertain doubts when everything seems to be collapsing at your feet.


5/3/2015 | Wong's walk-off homer caps thrilling series

Kolten Wong may have experienced a little deja vu while rounding the bases in the bottom of the 14th against the Pirates on Sunday. Wong's second home run of the season, a 421-foot blast deep into the right-field bleachers over the bullpen, gave the Cardinals their third consecutive walk-off win against the Pirates -- the latest by a 3-2 score.


5/3/2015 | Astros starting to believe they're for real

At the moment, there's some magic around these Astros. Isn't that the bottom line? They might see it differently. To them, a little 10-game winning streak is the byproduct of blue-collar stuff. Day by day, they're starting to believe. "No question," manager A.J. Hinch said. "The confidence is growing."


5/3/2015 | DraftKings picks: Altuve, Ellsbury, Kershaw

DraftKings participants may be wise to employ hitting stacks on Monday, as several subpar hurlers are slated to start at hitter-friendly venues. On the flip side, a few cost-effective arms are set to toss at pitcher-friendly parks. After considering all of the options, we are confident to recommend the following names.


5/3/2015 | Miller prevails in showdown with Ortiz

Andrew Miller has enjoyed a fairly smooth transition into the Yankees' closer role thus far, but he and the Yankees were forced to sweat out a showdown with David Ortiz to finish off a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday evening.


5/3/2015 | A-Rod: Home run bonus talk 'family business'

Alex Rodriguez sidestepped questions concerning his contract language and the potential $6 million bonus payment related to his 660th home run this weekend, calling it "family business" that should not be discussed publicly.


5/3/2015 | Padres face big decision on Black's future

The Padres have a major decision to make whether tomorrow, next week or at the end of the season, regarding the future of Bud Black, the veteran manager in the final year of his contract.


5/3/2015 | Teixeira, Gardner power Yanks' sweep of Sox

Mark Teixeira, Brett Gardner and Brian McCann accounted for seven of the Yankees' eight RBIs on the night as they completed the three-game sweep of the Red Sox with an 8-5 win on Sunday. Adam Warren earned the win, while Boston's Joe Kelly struggled before the Sox attempted a late rally.


5/3/2015 | After slow start, Gattis displaying his power

Fans in the Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park might want to start wearing protective armor when Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is at the plate. Gattis rocketed a pair of home runs into the left-field seats, including a line-drive shot in the eighth inning to snap a tie, and drove in four Sunday to lead the Astros to their 10th consecutive win, 7-6, in a four-game sweep of the Mariners.


5/3/2015 | Proud dad Johnson leads Braves' offense

Throughout his Major League career, there have been numerous instances in which Kelly Johnson has participated in a pregame ceremony that allows members of a local youth baseball team to stand at a specific position before the home team takes the field. But some emotion was added to the experience on Sunday, when Johnson came out of the home dugout at Turner Field and ran toward his son, Cole, who was standing and waiting for his father to arrive at third base.


5/3/2015 | Padres outslug Rox to pick up Shields and sweep

Justin Upton, Jedd Gyorko and Derek Norris each drilled home runs on Sunday to overcome four home runs by the Rockies on Sunday as San Diego held on for a 8-5 victory at Petco Park, securing a three-game series sweep.


5/3/2015 | Lincecum, HRs lead Giants to sweep of Halos

Nori Aoki and Joe Panik hit back-to-back homers leading off the first inning, and Tim Lincecum didn't need any more support as he pitched eight shutout frames to lead the Giants to a sweep of the Angels. Jered Weaver remained winless on the season, allowing five runs in five innings.


5/3/2015 | Chen continues O's string of strong pitching

Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen continued to keep the O's rotation rolling on Sunday afternoon, pitching six innings in the 4-2 series win to give Baltimore its sixth consecutive quality start.


5/3/2015 | Herrera shows off speed with over-the-head catch

Odubel Herrera flashed the leather with an impressive running catch to rob Adeiny Hechavarria of extra bases during the eighth inning of the Phillies' 6-2 victory over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon.


5/3/2015 | Trout learning from Twitter criticism

At 23 years old, Mike Trout is still grasping the significance of his platform as arguably the game's greatest and most recognizable figure. Saturday's highly anticipated boxing match offered up an eye-opening reminder for the Angels' superstar center fielder.


5/3/2015 | Segura feels 'pretty good' after HBP to head

Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was "pretty good" Sunday after being struck in the head by a 95 mph fastball, manager Ron Roenicke said. But, Segura stayed behind for further testing while the rest of the team bussed back to Milwaukee.


5/3/2015 | Fist bump: Nationals top Mets 1-0 again

Doug Fister became the second Nationals starter to blank the Mets in two days, and Ryan Zimmerman's first-inning RBI single proved to be enough as Washington beat New York, 1-0, for the second consecutive game on Sunday at Citi Field.


5/3/2015 | Pence launches homers in first on-field BP

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence took pregame batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since breaking his left arm in Spring Training.


5/3/2015 | Red Sox claim infielder Jimenez off waivers

The Red Sox claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Brewers on Sunday. In a corresponding move, the club transferred injured catcher Ryan Hanigan to the 60-day disabled list in order to make space for Jimenez on the 40-man roster.


5/3/2015 | Iglesias aims to play despite groin tightness

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias exited Sunday's 6-4 win over the Royals with tightness in his left groin. He is listed as day to day, but Iglesias is optimistic he can return on Tuesday against the White Sox.


5/3/2015 | Teheran finds form as Braves blank Reds

Comforted by the three-run first inning his offense produced against Johnny Cueto, Julio Teheran halted his recent woes with a strong mound performance that guided the Braves to Sunday afternoon's 5-0 win over the Reds at Turner Field.


5/3/2015 | Anibal masters Royals to help Tigers earn split

Right-hander Anibal Sanchez logged five perfect frames before a leadoff single in the sixth and Alex Avila had three RBIs in leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win over the Royals on Sunday. Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for six runs.




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