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Q&A: Bettis on cancer, recovery, return to Rox
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Rockies starter Chad Bettis has had a wide range of emotions in the past year. He has enjoyed the birth of his first child, but between learning of his wife’s pregnancy and the birth of his daughter, he was diagnosed with cancer not once, but twice — when he first learned of his testicular cancer […]

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Padres' offense struggles sans Solarte
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The Padres have won two of three games since infielder Yangervis Solarte was lost to the Padres with a left oblique strain. But the Padres offense is showing the effects of being without its hottest hitter.

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Padres officially sign No. 3 overall pick Gore
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The Padres have reached an agreement with No. 3 overall pick MacKenzie Gore, the team announced on Saturday.

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Giants promote prospect Jones, designate Hill
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As Ryder Jones absorbed his promotion to the Giants, the third-base prospect experienced how life imitates modern technology.

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Seager set for MRI on hamstring
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Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will undergo an MRI exam on his right leg on Saturday to determine whether he suffered a hamstring strain or merely a cramp during Friday night’s 6-1 win over the Rockies.

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Wood 8-0 as LA rolls Rox for 8th straight W
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Despite losing Julio Urias before the game to shoulder surgery and Corey Seager during the game with a hamstring cramp, the first-place Dodgers kept on winning Friday night, 6-1 over the Rockies, their eighth consecutive victory, ninth straight at Dodger Stadium and 14th in their last 15 games overall.

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Lamet looks for another gem vs. Tigers
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The Tigers are hoping for another strong outing from veteran Anibal Sanchez when he faces the Padres on Saturday. San Diego will go with talented rookie Dinelson Lamet, who struck out a career-high 12 batters in his last start.

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Unbeaten Wood joins greats in Dodgers lore
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At 8-0 with a 1.86 ERA, Alex Wood is the first Dodgers starter since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 to start a season 8-0, and he’s the first Dodgers starter since Orel Hershiser in ’85 to remain unbeaten 11 starts into a season.

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Dodgers on 14-1 run as Kersh eyes 11th win
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fter giving up a career-high four home runs but still picking up his 10th win on Monday, Clayton Kershaw will look to help the Dodgers pad their lead in the National West when he returns to the mound to face the Rockies and righty Tyler Chatwood on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles has won […]

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Rockies look to take down Kershaw in LA
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fter giving up a career-high four home runs but still picking up his 10th win on Monday, Clayton Kershaw will look to help the Dodgers pad their lead in the National West when he returns to the mound to face the Rockies and righty Tyler Chatwood on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles has won […]

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Rockies drop third straight in LA opener
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Despite losing Julio Urias before the game to shoulder surgery and Corey Seager during the game with a hamstring cramp, the first-place Dodgers kept on winning Friday night, 6-1 over the Rockies, their eighth consecutive victory, ninth straight at Dodger Stadium and 14th in their last 15 games overall.

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Marquez shifts as Anderson rejoins rotation
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The massaging of the Rockies’ starting rotation has begun. Lefty Tyler Anderson, who returned Thursday with a relief inning after missing three weeks with left knee inflammation, will rejoin the rotation Sunday against the Dodgers, Rockies manager Bud Black said after Friday night’s 6-1 loss at Dodger Stadium.

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