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Forced to leave Sunday's game early because of pain in his left knee, Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said he plans to be back in the lineup for Colorado's next game Monday against San Francisco.
Instead, the Atlanta Braves fumbled away a chance for a road sweep against an NL East rival.
Manager Bruce Bochy declared before the season began that the Giants' National League West rivals had improved themselves.
The St. Louis Cardinals were thought to be an excellent team coming into the season.
They installed a bar with 52 beer taps and numerous restaurants. Ryne Sandberg noticed it when the Phillies took early batting practice Friday afternoon.
Mike Bolsinger got out of the first inning on five pitches and three ground balls in his first big league start.
At the last moment, the slender Yelich hit the brakes, allowing the 6-foot-6, 242-pound Stanton to make the catch.
Atlanta Braves' Aaron Harang delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, April 18, 2014, in New York.
It is very early is the baseball season, but we are enough games in to get an idea of how each pitching staff is doing.
Apr 15, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton connects for a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Marlins Ballpark.
Seattle's Chris Young was as sharp as could be expected during his first start in the majors in 19 months, and he'll look to build on that milestone outing Friday in Miami when the Mariners open a three-game series against the Marlins..
Jeff Samardzija has had a hard time finding run support this season. The same could be said for all Chicago Cubs' pitchers.
The Dodgers are 5-0 against the Diamondbacks this season after two wins in Australia and a three-game sweep at Arizona last weekend.
The Braves aim for revenge and will try to start a new winning streak Friday in the opener of a three-game series at New York's Citi Field.
If you include Game 5 of the 2012 National League Division Series and last year's regular season, the Nationals had lost seven straight games to the Cardinals entering Thursday's opener of a four-game series.