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Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a walk as the A's drubbed the Astros 11-3 on Friday.

Cespedes hit one of the two homers off Jarred Cosart in a seven-run first for Oakland. It was his fourth homer this season, and he finished the night with 13 RBI. He's still hitting just .246, but he should continue to improve that mark.

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Manny Macado (knee) played five innings in an extended spring training game on Saturday without any issues.

He's expected to do so again on Sunday and if he continues to progress could soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Fantasy owners should be expecting a return to the O's lineup in early May.

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Chris Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss and is 3-for-18 over his last six games.

Davis already had 30 homers by this time last year, so it's rather disappointing to see him stuck on one through 55 at-bats. Still, it's not a major concern just yet. Even after his recent slump, he's still batting .255, and there's no doubt the homers will come soon enough.

I knew Crush had a ridiculous season last year, but WOW. That's a lot of homers

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Chris Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss and is 3-for-18 over his last six games.

Davis already had 30 homers by this time last year, so it's rather disappointing to see him stuck on one through 55 at-bats. Still, it's not a major concern just yet. Even after his recent slump, he's still batting .255, and there's no doubt the homers will come soon enough.

I knew Crush had a ridiculous season last year, but WOW. That's a lot of homers

I saw that too. I couldn't tell if that was a joke or not. If he had 30 HR's by this time last year, he'd be on pace for what, 300 HR's? Man, couple seasons of that, and the HR crown is his!

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Red Sox prospect right-hander Anthony Ranaudo threw sit shutout innings on Saturday, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out five.

The line was very good and not spectacular, but it's the first quality start for Ranaudo in 2014. His ERA sits at 4.35 with a 3.88 FIP, so he may be pitching better than his ERA would indicate. He still sports a 9.1 K/9, so if he gets called up he could be a useful pitcher for fantasy purposes.

Wow, this guy can pitch sitting down. That's impressive.

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His homer in the 8th was a solo homer and he had an RBI ground out in the 9th. According to this blurb, he would've had 3 RBI if it was true.

Mike Napoli homered and drove in two runs as the Red Sox lost to the Orioles on Monday.

Napoli had been in the midst of a small slump, perhaps related to dislocating his finger last week. He finished 1-for-5 on the day, hitting a two-run home run -- his fourth of the season -- in the eighth inning. He also knocked in a run in the ninth inning as the Red Sox tried to rally to tie the game, but ultimately fell short. Apr 21 - 2:36 PM

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Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Archie Bradley had his second consecutive poor outing on Monday night, allowing three runs, five hits, and two walks in four walks.

Bradley struck out eight batters in four innings, while allowing only four fly balls and one line drive. Ever since his agent brought up a potential promotion for Bradley, he has allowed seven runs in 8 1/3 innings, sporting a 7.56 ERA while batters are hitting .333/.442/.444 off him. He has the potential to be an innings-eating ace who is in the discussion for the Cy Young award on an annual basis, but he needs to improve his performance before he will be unleashed on National League hitters.

Their typos are honestly embarrassing. Why can't they spell-check?

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Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Archie Bradley had his second consecutive poor outing on Monday night, allowing three runs, five hits, and two walks in four walks.

Bradley struck out eight batters in four innings, while allowing only four fly balls and one line drive. Ever since his agent brought up a potential promotion for Bradley, he has allowed seven runs in 8 1/3 innings, sporting a 7.56 ERA while batters are hitting .333/.442/.444 off him. He has the potential to be an innings-eating ace who is in the discussion for the Cy Young award on an annual basis, but he needs to improve his performance before he will be unleashed on National League hitters.

Their typos are honestly embarrassing. Why can't they spell-check?

Because spell check would accept "walks" as a word so they probably do spell check. They just don't human check as in do the most basic task anyone writing anything for public consumption has always done throughout the history of mankind. Proof read.

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Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in his return to Fenway Park, and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday.

Ellsbury was unfazed in his return to his former home, as he led off the game with a double and came around to score on a Derek Jeter single. Ellsbury collected two RBI of his own with another double in the fifth inning. The two-hit game was his third in his last five games, and the 30-year-old is batting .342 -- fourth-highest in the American League among qualified hitters -- thus far this season.

Ellsbury led off the game with a triple, so there was never another double.

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Dee Gordon was cleared of a possible concussion after Tuesday's game.

Gordon left the contest after hitting his head on the Phillies' Jayson Nix's knee when he slid into third base on steal in the seventh inning. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the second baseman looked a little "dazed" but passed the necessary tests. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise if the club gave him a day.

What is "on steal"?

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Ernesto Frieri blew his second save of the season, allowing four runs as the Nationals walked off winners in the bottom of the ninth.

Frieri, who saved 37 games for the Angels last season, has not been able to get the job done in the early going. Against the Nationals, he allowed a home run to Jose Lobaton to lead off the ninth, then got a strike out. From there, he allowed a single, a walk, a two-run double, and a walk-off RBI single to Adam LaRoche. On the season, Frieri has struck out 12 in 9 1/3 innings, but has also allowed five home runs. One has to wonder if he may be running out of time to right the ship.

Fernando Salas came in and gave up the walkoff RBI to LaRoche, not Frieri.

Also, he has pitched 8 2/3 innings counting tonight's game, not 9 1/3 innings.

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Greinke left with a one-run lead after the homer. The game was not tied.

Zack Greinke punched out 11 Phillies while surrendering two runs over seven innings in a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.

Greinke surrendered only five hits -- one of them inexplicable -- and a walk. Skipper Don Mattingly allowed Greinke to bat in the seventh inning -- despite the fact that he was over 100 pitches -- and the hurler improbably doubled and then scored on Yasiel Puig's triple. Greinke then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter Jayson Nix to lead off the eighth and was promptly yanked for J.P. Howell. All is well that ends well, we suppose. Greinke improves to 4-1 lifetime against the Phillies. He'll take a 4-0 record, 2.45 ERA and 0.99 WHIP into a stellar matchup on Tuesday at Target Field against the Twins.

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Jon Niese recorded his first win of the year by holding the Cardinals to one run in 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Advice: Niese hasn't had a bad start yet, but he ended the night with an 0-2 record anyway. He finally got on the board in this one, thanks to an uncharacteristic fourth inning from Michael Wacha. Niese ended up allowing six hits, walking two and striking out three. It looks like he'll be a pretty solid mixed-league starter if his arm holds up.

(Rotoworld.com)

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is this like how they took away wins from paterno? will the union appeal?

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Apr 24 - 4:03 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff will fly ball to Dallas to have his back examined by specialist Dr. Drew Dosset.

Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game with back tightness and hasn't improved as much as hoped, so the Rangers want to get him checked out. The 32-year-old has a history of back issues. Fortunately for the Rangers, Adrian Beltre (quad) is expected to come off the DL on Friday.

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"Pineda had a big streak of pine tar on his neck on a blistery night at Fenway Park and was ejected by home plate umpire Gerry Davis with two outs in the second inning. ..."

Doesn't blistery usually mean really really hot? Well I guess 40 degree weather is blistery compared to just last February's weather in Boston.

I dunno, i've always taken it as a cold, crisp, biting wind. maybe it's regional.

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Apr 24 - 4:03 PM

Kevin Kouzmanoff will fly ball to Dallas to have his back examined by specialist Dr. Drew Dosset.

Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game with back tightness and hasn't improved as much as hoped, so the Rangers want to get him checked out. The 32-year-old has a history of back issues. Fortunately for the Rangers, Adrian Beltre (quad) is expected to come off the DL on Friday.

Considering they played in Oakland, that is one bomb of a fly ball.

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"Pineda had a big streak of pine tar on his neck on a blistery night at Fenway Park and was ejected by home plate umpire Gerry Davis with two outs in the second inning. ..."

Doesn't blistery usually mean really really hot? Well I guess 40 degree weather is blistery compared to just last February's weather in Boston.

I dunno, i've always taken it as a cold, crisp, biting wind. maybe it's regional.

It's actually defined as "covered with small blisters". But can be used as per an example at an online dictionary (Collins) as: "On a hot, blistery afternoon, nothing quenches my thirst like an ice-cold bottle of Coke."

I think they meant to type blustery which means gusty or gale-like winds (which there were that night) and used in a sentence on the same dictionary site as: "He hated London in the rain and this cold, blustery hail was the worst kind of rain."

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Dan Haren surrendered three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Phillies.

The 33-year-old struck out seven in continuing his strong opening month. Haren has collected quality starts in four of his first five outings for the Dodgers. Los Angeles, which made a reasonable $13 million bet on Haren this winter, is 5-0 in those starts. The veteran Haren, now 3-0 with a 2.03 ERA, should conclude an eye-opening April on a positive note Wednesday in Target Field against the Twins.

The Dodgers lost last night :P

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