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8:25 AM ET, April 17, 2014


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Kristie Ackert / NY Daily News:
Dillon Gee dominates as Mets complete sweep of Diamondbacks with 5-2 win  —  Gee threw seven shutout innings, scattering three hits and striking out three for the Mets, who moved above .500 for the first time this season.  —  PHOENIX — All it took was seven scoreless innings for Dillon Gee to get his first win of 2014.
Discussion: New York Post and Metsblog
Game Recap: Mets 5 - Diamondbacks 2  —  The Mets completed the sweep of the Diamondbacks, despite Jose Valverde serving up two home runs in the ninth inning, 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon.  —  Need to Know: Dillon Gee was perfect through 4 2/3 innings before giving up a double.
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit and Amazin' Avenue
Anthony DiComo /
Lagares to 15-day DL; Granderson day to day
Discussion: Metsblog
Meredith Perri / Metsblog:
Game Recap: Mets 9 - Diamondbacks 0
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
David O'Brien / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kimbrel reports no shoulder soreness in bullpen session  —  PHILADELPHIA - The Braves could breathe a little easier Wednesday afternoon when closer Craig Kimbrel reported no discomfort in his pitching shoulder during a 15-pitch bullpen session at Citizens Bank Park.
Discussion: HardballTalk and
Associated Press:
Julio Teheran tosses 3-hitter in blanking of Phillies  —  PHILADELPHIA — Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.  —  Teheran (3-1) retired his first 12 batters …
David Schoenfield / Associated Press:
Rangers rally for two in 9th to beat Mariners  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday night in a game that started as a battle of aces.
Mark Sheldon /
Chapman's second 'pen session comes Thursday  —  CINCINNATI — Injured Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to throw in his second bullpen session Thursday during a team off-day.  Chapman, who is recovering from facial fractures suffered after being hit by a line drive last month …
Discussion: and Red Reporter
Mark Newman /
NJ Negro Leagues park gets landmark status  —  Home of NY Black Yankees and Cubans, Hinchliffe Stadium earns elite distinction  —  PATERSON, N.J. — Bob Scott stood next to the brand new “National Historic Landmark” plaque outside of Hinchliffe Stadium, where he once tried to sneak fastballs …
Discussion: MLB Rumors
Mark Saxon / ESPN:
Hanley Ramirez exits with hand injury  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday night's game against the Giants after getting hit in the left hand by a Ryan Vogelsong pitch in the seventh inning.  —  The pitch, a 90-mph fastball, ran in on Ramirez and caught him on the back of the hand.
Discussion: True Blue LA
David Ortiz / Sports Illustrated:
A year after Marathon bombings, Boston is even stronger  —  After the Marathon bombings, David Ortiz declared, “This is out f—  city!” to the crowd at Fenway.  —  The last year has been unbelievable for Boston, in every sense of the word.  When we won the World Series at Fenway Park in October …
Discussion: Over the Monster, and SI Wire
Todd Dybas / Mariners Insider:
Mariners offered Morales multi-year deal in 2013, it was declined  —  Caterwauling about the Seattle Mariners' offense reached its typical level Monday morning.  The Mariners were shut out Sunday and shut down during three losses in the prior four games when they scored a run total.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
Tanaka, Yankees tame Cubs 3-0 … NEW YORK — The Chicago Cubs hoped they had enough information Wednesday to solve Masahiro Tanaka, who provided a late chill to their offseason when he elected to sign with the New York Yankees, in the first game of a split doubleheader necessitated by Tuesday's rainout.
Tim Tucker / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves, Cobb detail stadium construction schedule  —  For the first time, the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County have spelled out a detailed schedule for building the team's planned new stadium near Cumberland Mall.  —  The schedule, included in a request for proposals from general contractors interested …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Associated Press:
Sanchez sends Giants past Dodgers in 12th  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
Ken Gurnick /
Kershaw's velocity up in bullpen session
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