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Richard makes kids' day at PLAY event
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Thanks to his parents’ support, Clayton Richard said he never faced the temptation of using performance-enhancing drugs, but the Padres’ left-hander knows other children aren’t as fortunate as he was. That’s why he was happy to take part in the PLAY campaign event Wednesday morning at Petco Park.

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Shoulder inflammation holding back Nats' Glover
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Nationals closer Koda Glover went to the DL with lower back stiffness June 11, but he said severe inflammation of his right rotator cuff has prevented him from returning to baseball activity.

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Resurrected Granderson continues to rake
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The most difficult part of benching Curtis Granderson, Mets manager Terry Collins said recently, would be the professionalism with which Granderson would absorb the news. As recently as June 3, Granderson was batting .198. Collins was going to have to call Granderson into his office, tell him that he would no longer be a starting […]

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Dodgers rally before wheels come off in 9th
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Ben Revere scored the game-winning run on a throwing error by Yasmani Grandal in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Angels to a 3-2 walk-off win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the Freeway Series on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium.

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Angels rise as tide turns on Dodgers, Grandal
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The Angels mustered no hits and no walks but took advantage of the Dodgers’ sloppy ninth-inning defense to rally for a wild 3-2 victory in the third game of the Freeway Series on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium. Minutes after smashing the game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal […]

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Epstein's swift response to Montero on point
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That didn’t take long, did it? Reading comments from Miguel Montero after the Nationals’ seven-stolen-base track meet on Tuesday night, it was clear there would be blowback from the Cubs. But to eat a little more than $7 million and designate a 12-year veteran for assignment in favor of a second-year catcher, making an already […]

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Cardinals option struggling Diaz to Triple-A
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A day after describing himself as lost at the plate, Aledmys Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. The Cardinals made the move in order to give Diaz a change of scenery as he works through a variety of issues with his swing and plate discipline.

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Waino has right stuff in win over D-backs
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Adam Wainwright slowed the D-backs’ offense on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Cardinals edged Arizona. Yadier Molina had a two-run single in the fourth for the Cardinals. Chris Owings had two doubles and knocked in a run for the D-backs, and pitcher Zack Godley allowed three runs on […]

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A Rosey finish for Cards in win over D-backs
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After hinting earlier in the day that he might reconsider his ninth-inning options, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny called upon former closer Trevor Rosenthal to save Wednesday’s win over the D-backs.

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Rox: We 'haven't played our best ball yet'
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When looking at the current state of the Rockies, it’s easy to dwell on their eight-game losing streak after they dropped a 5-3 contest on Sunday’s series finale at AT&T Park.

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Cozart nearing return from disabled list
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Wednesday was the first day that Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list. The right quadriceps injury that put him out was fully tested, however, and passed.

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Schebler robs home run with stellar grab
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Reds right fielder Scott Schebler made arguably the catch of the year in the second inning of Wednesday’s game vs. the Brewers at Great American Ball Park.

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