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3 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Clayton Richard working hard to return to the moundClayton Richard...

Clayton Richard works out Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in his Lafayette home. Richard led the Major Leagues in games started in 2012, a workhorse performance that earned him a lucrative contract from the San Diego Padres.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Clayton Richard, National League, Major League Baseball

Sat Apr 19, 2014

LA Daily News

Andre Ethier provides a shot in arm for Dodgers in comeback over Da Backs

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, hugs starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, in the dugout before a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Andre Ethier, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig, Paul Goldschmidt

Northern Michigan News

D-Backs' Bolsinger beaten by Dodgers in start

Mike Bolsinger got out of the first inning on five pitches and three ground balls in his first big league start.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Dan Haren, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Andre Ethier, Oliver Perez

Rant Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks' Free Fall Already Dismisses Team From Contention

It was understandable that the Arizona Diamondbacks would go through a bit of a lull during the early portion of the 2014 MLB season after losing starting pitcher Patrick Corbin for the season due to Tommy John surgery, but it is hard to believe it has gone this sour, this quickly.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp

Frisco Fastball

10 Questions for a San Diego Padres fan from San Francisco Giants fans

Apr 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia dives in to third base for a triple during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Chris Denorfia, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Cameron Maybin

Rant Sports

Ranking the 5 Biggest Difference-Makers for San Francisco Giants in Early Action

The San Francisco Giants are off to a confusing 10-6 start. Their bats have stalled after an explosive 66-run spurt in their first 12 games, averaging 5.5 runs per contest.

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

Venom Strikes

Diamondbacks-Dodgers Game 1 Preview: Cody Ross is back

Feb 19, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Collmenter, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, Wade Miley

BleacherReport

Possible Solutions for the Dodgers' Early-Year Problems

The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a 10-6 start, including a stellar 8-3 road record, and are tied atop the NL West along with the San Francisco Giants .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis

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

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

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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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

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