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21 min ago | Major League Baseball

Sarah's Take: Dodgers must shore up 'pen to contend

Since the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost some games in the late innings, many of their fans have concerns about the bullpen.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers

4 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Hill, Diamondbacks beat Dodgers 4-2 in 12 innings

Arizona snapped a six-game losing streak and improved to 5-14, the worst record in the majors.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Juan Uribe

5 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

SportsRoss outduels Cain to down Giants

In Rene Rivera, the Padres' pitchers trust. Of course, no more than any other catcher on staff, manager Bud Black insists - even if the numbers are penning a striking story early this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Matt Cain, Chris Denorfia, Pablo Sandoval

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Venom Strikes

Towers Gibson get vote of confidence from Diamondbacks

Despite a horrid start to the 2014 season for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are off to a 4-14 start which is the worst in franchise history, Managing Partner Ken Kendrick and Team President Derrick Hall have given both General Manager Kevin Towers and Manager Kirk Gibson a vote of confidence.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball Players, Gerardo Parra

NBC San Diego

Series Preview: Padres vs. Giants

Second baseman Jedd Gyorko will try to get his bat going as the Padres battle the San Francisco Giants this weekend.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Brandon Belt, Jedd Gyorko, San Francisco Giants, Eric Stults

AZ SnakePit

Series Preview #6, @ Los Angeles Dodgers

The Diamondbacks disaster story goes to Hollywood for the first time this year. This time, the Snakes try to end their seven-game losing streak to Puig and Co.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Collin Cowgill, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cody Ross, Brian Wilson, Paco Rodriguez

Lincoln Daily News

Rockies Break Through To Top Padres

After being no-hit over the first five innings, the Colorado Rockies broke through for three runs in the seventh inning against San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy on Thursday afternoon to defeat the Padres 3-1 and gain a split of their four-game National League West series at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Charlie Blackmon, Wilin Rosario, Everth Cabrera, Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado

BaySportsNet.com

New Faces Key to Giants' Early Success

The San Francisco Giants spent the 2013-2014 offseason refraining from making big splash moves in the free agent or trade market.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Ehire Adrianza, San Francisco Giants, Barry Zito, J.C Gutierrez, Clayton Kershaw

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Albany Times Union

Wainwright dominates Nats

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Washington.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche, National League

The Washington Post

Dodgers get to Bumgarner early for win over Giants

There's no arguing the San Francisco Giants are giving themselves ample opportunities to win: They have played seven straight one-run games.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Ehire Adrianza, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants

Call to the Pen

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson get vote of confidence

These might be three words no GM or manager ever want to hear, at least through a public arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball

Northern Michigan News

Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues

Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig

Rant Sports

Assessing the Impact of 13-Man Pitching Staff for San Francisco Giants

The return of Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list prompted the San Francisco Giants to make a difficult roster decision.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Ehire Adrianza, Jeremy Affeldt, San Francisco Giants

BleacherReport

San Francisco Giants' Hot Start Shows 2013 Failures Are a Thing of the Past

Early on, the San Francisco Giants are looking like a serious playoff contender with a 10-5 record, including three consecutive wins to take a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, Tim Lincecum

Colorado Rockies

Tulo's stellar defense invaluable for Rockies

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jhoulys Chacin, Colorado Rockies

CBS Local

RBI Singles By Sandoval, Posey Lead Giants In Victory Over Dodgers

Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Pablo Sandoval, Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Arizona Diamondbacks

Miley looks for first win in third try vs. Dodgers

The season is less than 20 games old, but this will already be the third time these National League West rivals will meet.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Wade Miley, Baseball Players, Arizona Diamondbacks

ArizonaSports.com

Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers says on-field product is his responsibility

School: University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks

Rant Sports

Pablo Sandoval's Struggles Are Becoming a Serious Problem for San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants rank as one of the most proficient offensive teams in baseball at the moment, but there remains a glaring void in the heart of their lineup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pablo Sandoval, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, San Francisco Giants

Rant Sports

5 Ridiculous Overreactions To Arizona Diamondbacks' Early Action

The Arizona Diamondbacks appear to be regressing. After winning the NL West in 2011, the Diamondbacks finished .500 the next two seasons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

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