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DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO • Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57836292@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:23:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57836258-77/run-runs-innings-game.html.csp TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... TIGERS 7, INDIANS 5 DETROIT • Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit never gave up the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth, although Cleveland’s Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 6-5. Joe Nathan pi... 57836258@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:14:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832078-77/hits-pitched-innings-runs.html.csp REDS 4, PIRATES 0 CINCINNATI • Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto (1-2) limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Francisco Liriano (0-3) threw balls on 10 of his first 13 pitches and allowed three runs, six hits and three w... REDS 4, PIRATES 0 CINCINNATI • Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season. Cueto (1-2) limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011. Francisco Liriano (0-3) threw balls on 10 of his first 13 pitches and allowed three runs, six hits and three w... 57832078@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:04:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57832037-77/innings-hits-pitched-game.html.csp YANKEES 3, CUBS 2 YANKEES 2, CUBS 0 NEW YORK • Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1). Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spo... YANKEES 3, CUBS 2 YANKEES 2, CUBS 0 NEW YORK • Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday. In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1). Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spo... 57832037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:55:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826821-77/hit-ninth-homered-innings.html.csp RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0 ARLINGTON, Texas • Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left. Kouzmanoff also had two... RANGERS 5, MARINERS 0 ARLINGTON, Texas • Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night. Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season with his new team, hitting a line drive to right-center off former Texas first-round pick Blake Beavan (0-1) leading off the second inning. Two pitches later, Kouzmanoff went deep to left. Kouzmanoff also had two... 57826821@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826768-77/hits-innings-game-six.html.csp REDS 7, PIRATES 5 CINCINNATI • Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win. Leak... REDS 7, PIRATES 5 CINCINNATI • Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays. First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win. Leak... 57826768@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822391-77/run-hits-homer-inning.html.csp ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. • Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, offsetting Albert Pujols’ 496th home run. Frieri (0-1) was trying to preserve a 2-1 lead for starter Hector Santiago when Josh Donaldson led off the ninth with a single. One out later, Jaso drove a 1-2 pitch deep into th... ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. • Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, offsetting Albert Pujols’ 496th home run. Frieri (0-1) was trying to preserve a 2-1 lead for starter Hector Santiago when Josh Donaldson led off the ninth with a single. One out later, Jaso drove a 1-2 pitch deep into th... 57822391@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:56:01 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822360-77/innings-runs-hit-homers.html.csp CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors’ best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo sho... CARDINALS 4, BREWERS 0 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory. Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors’ best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider. Jhonny Peralta hit a solo sho... 57822360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:42:02 MDT MLB Internet head defends replay from criticism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822326-77/internet-mlb-replay-bowman.html.csp New York • The head of baseball’s Internet company is defending the sport’s new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company’s office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review to check the balls-strike count. Bowman said at a p... New York • The head of baseball’s Internet company is defending the sport’s new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company’s office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30. For 25 others, calls stood because of a lack of “clear and convincing” evidence. In one instance, umpires asked for a video review to check the balls-strike count. Bowman said at a p... 57822326@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:29:01 MDT MLB: Yankees vs Cubs postponed by rain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57822277-77/postponed-rain-cubs-game.html.csp New York • The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader. New York also postponed ceremonies marking the unveiling of a plaque honoring Nelson Mandela’s visit to Yankee Stadium in 1990. The ceremonies, planned during the offseason for Jackie Robinson Day, were rescheduled to before Wednesday night’s game. A light rain was falling in late morning Tuesday, a... New York • The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader. New York also postponed ceremonies marking the unveiling of a plaque honoring Nelson Mandela’s visit to Yankee Stadium in 1990. The ceremonies, planned during the offseason for Jackie Robinson Day, were rescheduled to before Wednesday night’s game. A light rain was falling in late morning Tuesday, a... 57822277@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:16:01 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817655-77/runs-run-innings-hit.html.csp BREWERS 4, PIRATES 1 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April. Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings. Lohse was pull... BREWERS 4, PIRATES 1 MILWAUKEE • The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. This is Milwaukee’s longest winning streak since a nine-game string last April. Lohse (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out nine in 8 2-3 innings. He fanned five straight in the seventh and eighth innings. Lohse was pull... 57817655@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:10:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817630-77/hit-run-game-hits.html.csp YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2 NEW YORK • Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell. Beltran had three hits and was pressed into his first career appearance at first base for the banged-up Yankees. Ichiro Suzuki robbed David Ortiz of extra bases with a spectacular catch in the eighth inning to help New York take thre... YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2 NEW YORK • Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell. Beltran had three hits and was pressed into his first career appearance at first base for the banged-up Yankees. Ichiro Suzuki robbed David Ortiz of extra bases with a spectacular catch in the eighth inning to help New York take thre... 57817630@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:04:02 MDT MLB players say if you’re going to cheat, ‘Be discreet’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812263-77/pineda-yankees-substance-baseball.html.csp New York • Using a suspicious substance for a better hold of the baseball on cool days doesn’t seem to be such a sticky situation. Whether it’s the Yankees’ Michael Pineda with a mysterious brown goo on his hand, Boston’s Jon Lester with a green smudge in his glove or Houston’s Josh Zeid spraying something on his forearm before entering a recent game, most major leaguers don’t care whether pitchers get a little help — even though it’s against the Official Baseball Rules. To some, it’s preferabl... New York • Using a suspicious substance for a better hold of the baseball on cool days doesn’t seem to be such a sticky situation. Whether it’s the Yankees’ Michael Pineda with a mysterious brown goo on his hand, Boston’s Jon Lester with a green smudge in his glove or Houston’s Josh Zeid spraying something on his forearm before entering a recent game, most major leaguers don’t care whether pitchers get a little help — even though it’s against the Official Baseball Rules. To some, it’s preferabl... 57812263@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:05:01 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806760-77/hit-run-game-innings.html.csp YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1 NEW YORK • Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night. New Yankees star Jacoby Ellsbury drew all the pregame attention after switching sides during the offseason. But it was the dark brown, seemingly tacky substance on the lower palm of Pineda’s pitching hand that quickly became the focus. Close-up camera shots clearly showed Pineda (1-1) pitching for the first four innings with... YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1 NEW YORK • Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night. New Yankees star Jacoby Ellsbury drew all the pregame attention after switching sides during the offseason. But it was the dark brown, seemingly tacky substance on the lower palm of Pineda’s pitching hand that quickly became the focus. Close-up camera shots clearly showed Pineda (1-1) pitching for the first four innings with... 57806760@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:48:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806734-77/run-hits-innings-runs.html.csp PIRATES 5, CUBS 4 CHICAGO • Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Pirates trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh, but two big drives changed things. Pinch hitter Travis Snider cut the deficit in half with a two-run homer off Brian Schlitter. Alvarez put Pittsburgh ahead with his three-run drive agains... PIRATES 5, CUBS 4 CHICAGO • Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Pirates trailed 4-0 heading into the seventh, but two big drives changed things. Pinch hitter Travis Snider cut the deficit in half with a two-run homer off Brian Schlitter. Alvarez put Pittsburgh ahead with his three-run drive agains... 57806734@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:41:01 MDT MLB: Expanded replay might make for better manners http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806725-77/manager-umpire-challenge-managers.html.csp Oakland, Calif. • Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona calmly exited the dugout on opening night and approached home plate umpire Mike Winters with a rather polite request that he review a collision at the plate. Winters obliged, then confirmed his call 59 seconds later via replay, hardly a harsh word exchanged in a moment emotions used to run high. With baseball’s expanded replay rules, those colorful, saliva-trading tirades that often punctuated games could very well be replaced by far mor... Oakland, Calif. • Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona calmly exited the dugout on opening night and approached home plate umpire Mike Winters with a rather polite request that he review a collision at the plate. Winters obliged, then confirmed his call 59 seconds later via replay, hardly a harsh word exchanged in a moment emotions used to run high. With baseball’s expanded replay rules, those colorful, saliva-trading tirades that often punctuated games could very well be replaced by far mor... 57806725@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:38:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802120-77/run-hit-hits-homer.html.csp REDS 4, CARDINALS 0 ST. LOUIS • Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1) allowed four hits and a walk in eight scoreless innings and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep after dropping their ninth series in their last 10 in St. Louis. Shelb... REDS 4, CARDINALS 0 ST. LOUIS • Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Leake (1-1) allowed four hits and a walk in eight scoreless innings and Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run for the Reds, who avoided a three-game sweep after dropping their ninth series in their last 10 in St. Louis. Shelb... 57802120@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:02 MDT MLB: AL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802086-77/run-hit-homer-hits.html.csp RED SOX 4, RANGERS 2 BOSTON • David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Ortiz’s second homer was heading down the right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from home plate. Ortiz remained in the batter’s box until first-base umpire Jerry Meals signaled a home run. Rangers manager Ron Washington came out after Ortiz crossed the plate to ask for a rev... RED SOX 4, RANGERS 2 BOSTON • David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Ortiz’s second homer was heading down the right-field line before it curled around the pole just 302 feet from home plate. Ortiz remained in the batter’s box until first-base umpire Jerry Meals signaled a home run. Rangers manager Ron Washington came out after Ortiz crossed the plate to ask for a rev... 57802086@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:37:01 MDT MLB: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton out 6 to 8 weeks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57798892-77/hamilton-thumb-angels-josh.html.csp Seattle • Josh Hamilton’s attempt to beat out an infield grounder with a headfirst slide into first base landed him on the bench for up to two months. The 2010 AL MVP was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Los Angeles Angels with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was hurt trying to hustle down the line and beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s loss to Seattle. Hamilton was thrown out, but the consequences of his decision ended up being far greater. “Th... Seattle • Josh Hamilton’s attempt to beat out an infield grounder with a headfirst slide into first base landed him on the bench for up to two months. The 2010 AL MVP was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday by the Los Angeles Angels with a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was hurt trying to hustle down the line and beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s loss to Seattle. Hamilton was thrown out, but the consequences of his decision ended up being far greater. “Th... 57798892@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:45:02 MDT MLB: NL capsules and gallery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57796461-77/inning-run-hit-hits.html.csp BREWERS 14, PHILLIES 4 PHILADELPHIA • Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener. Coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Brewers won their fourth straight game and improved to 5-2. Kyle Lohse (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, walking five. Braun connected twice off Kyle Kendrick (0-1), snapping the longest h... BREWERS 14, PHILLIES 4 PHILADELPHIA • Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies’ home opener. Coming off a three-game sweep of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Brewers won their fourth straight game and improved to 5-2. Kyle Lohse (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, walking five. Braun connected twice off Kyle Kendrick (0-1), snapping the longest h... 57796461@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:57:01 MDT