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A-Rod homers, Gregorius sprains wrist
Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Granderson, Wright homer off Strasburg
Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Padres newcomer Shields to start opener
San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day.
Cubs' Bryant has 4 hits, average at .459
Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday.
Tigers' Cabrera hits second HR of spring
Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.
Rangers acquire LHP Freeman from Cards
The pitching-depleted Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Sam Freeman from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Padres' Ross Ks 12 in 6 dominant innings
Tyson Ross showed off his arm for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, striking out 12 in six dominant innings and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Trout, Pederson continue strong spring
Mike Trout hit his fourth spring homer for the Los Angeles Angels while rookie Joc Pederson hit his fifth home run that helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 win Saturday.
Strasburg likely to open vs. Harvey
Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.
Astros put Springer at No. 2 in lineup
The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win.
Rodon Ks 9 in 4 innings for White Sox
Carlos Rodon struck out nine in four dazzling innings Wednesday night, making his latest impressive bid to join the White Sox rotation, and Chicago cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Ortiz: I never knowingly took steroids
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: ''I never knowingly took any steroids.'' And this, too: ''I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.''
A-Rod cousin pleads guilty in drug case
A cousin of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez who was the star's longtime personal assistant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug charge, the last remaining defendant in the probe into steroids illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.
Tigers' Cabrera makes debut in field
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday.
Forbes estimates Yankees worth $3.2B
Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball's most valuable team for the 18th straight year.
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