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Szczur, Spangenberg go back-to-back as Padres shut out Sox

Matt Szczur and Cory Spangenberg hit back-to-back home runs and Padres pitching held the White Sox to five hits in a 2-0 victory on Friday afternoon at Peoria Stadium. Clayton Richard had his best start of the spring for the Padres, who improved to 8-6 in Cactus League action. The lefty threw four innings of shutout baseball, giving up only two hits. He ...

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Dodgers closer Jansen scratched with hamstring injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was held out of what was to have been his first big league spring training game this year due to an injured upper right hamstring. ”When he was getting ready today, his pregame stuff and kind of getting his legs loose, it tightened up on him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ...

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St. Louis Cardinals 5, Miami Marlins 4

CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 4 St. Louis ace Carlos Martinez made his second start, allowing one run and five hits in four innings while striking out four. Miami No. 2 starter Jose Urena made his second start, giving up one run and two hits in three innings. Derek Dietrich had two hits and an RBI for the Marlins. Yadier Molina doubled ...

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AP source: Moustakas, Royals agree to $6.5M, 1-year contract

Mike Moustakas is staying with the Kansas City Royals in a surprising turn dictated by a historically slow free-agent market. Kansas City agreed Thursday to a one-year contract that guarantees the third baseman $6.5 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal could be worth up to $22.7 million over two seasons, the person said, ...

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Former Red Sox closer Uehara signs with Yomiuri Giants

TOKYO (AP) Former major league pitcher Koji Uehara has returned to his former Japanese team the Yomiuri Giants. The Central League team announced on Friday that they signed Uehara but financial terms of the deal were not revealed. The 42-year-old right-handed closer helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2013 when he was named MVP of the ...

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Second chance: Indians’ Kipnis swinging after rocky ’17

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Jason Kipnis was warned the day would come when his body betrayed him. Early in his major league career, veterans warned Kipnis the bruises would take longer to heal and those late nights would be harder to shake in the early mornings. That time has arrived. Article continues below … ”When you’re 24, the excitement, the way ...

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