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National League West news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

54 min ago | NBC San Diego

Series Preview: Padres vs. Giants

The Padres have to be kicking themselves after squandering a golden opportunity to win a series against a division rival this week.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Everth Cabrera, Brandon Belt, Eric Stults, Matt Cain, Robbie Erlin

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Known for glove, Nolan Arenado improving at plate

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, right, follows the flight of his RBI-single as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil Nieves, center, and home plate umpire Chris Segal look on in the third inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League, Jordan Pacheco, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez

9 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Struggling MLB Stars Who Need to Pick It Up Soon

As the majority of MLB teams hit the 20-games-played mark, slow starts from a number of stars have teams around the league concerned.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miguel Cabrera, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig, National League, Major League Baseball, American League, American League East, Pete Walker

12 hrs ago | Frisco Fastball

Know Your Enemy: Cleveland Indians Vs San Francisco Giants

The last time the Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants paired up for a three-game series was June 26-28, 2011, with the Giants sweeping at AT&T Park, when the two teams combined for nine runs.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Jason Kipnis, Josh Tomlin, Vinnie Pestano, Baseball Players, Zach McAllister, Lonnie Chisenhall

15 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Yankee ejected for 'necking' illegal substance

New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was ejected in his side's 5-1 defeat to arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox after pitching with pine tar on his neck.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Michael Pineda, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, John Lackey, National League, National League East

20 hrs ago | Purple Row

Five key numbers for the Rockies so far

We're 23 games into the season and the Rockies are a game out of first place in the NL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Juan Nicasio, Charlie Blackmon, Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Rockies fall to Giants 12-10 in 11 innings

With the bases loaded, the count full and the game on the line in extra innings, Chad Bettis had no wiggle room for a breaking ball or an off-speed pitch.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Rex Brothers, Charlie Blackmon, Chad Bettis

The Washington Post

Rockies fall to Giants 12-10 in 11 innings

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chad Bettis reacts after giving up a grand slam to San Francisco Giants' Hector Sanchez, rear, in the 11th inning of the Giants' 12-10 victory in 11 innings in a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Rex Brothers, Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

The Big Lead

The Arizona Diamondbacks Appear to be a Dysfunctional, Hot Mess

One of the benefits in playing in a smallish media market is when you're bad nobody tends to pay much attention, unless you completely implode in spectacular fashion.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Josh Collmenter, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks, Wade Miley

Major League Baseball

Pipeline Perspectives: Owings most pleasant surprise

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Didi Gregorius, Baseball Players, American League

AZ SnakePit

Game #23: Diamondbacks @ Cubs

Another day, another losing streak. 22 games in, and we've already had four losing streaks of three-plus games, totaling 16 defeats.

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

SFGate

SF Giants Update: No telling which way the offense will go, but it's not looking good

Please do not judge anything you read here as some sort of Pollyanna view, or an attempt to look at the bright side for the Giants.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, San Francisco Giants, Rex Brothers, Clayton Kershaw

Northern Michigan News

Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's RBI double

Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning after a costly error by left fielder Carl Crawford, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Domonic Brown, Baseball Players, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Carlos Ruiz

The Washington Post

Phils beat Dodgers 3-2 in 10 on Brown's RBI double

Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford, left, and Hanley Ramirez misses the ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz during the 10th inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Los Angeles Dodgers, Hanley Ramirez, Domonic Brown, Carlos Ruiz

Tue Apr 22, 2014

BleacherReport

Predicting in-Season Trades Boston Red Sox Will Need to Make

A mere 20 games into the 2014 regular season, the 9-11 Boston Red Sox are probably not concerned about midseason trades the team may make leading up to the 2014 MLB trading deadline.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Boston Red Sox, Carlos Gonzalez, Baseball Players, National League

ArizonaSports.com

Diamondbacks didn't have a chance after Sydney

School: Ohio University...Go Bobcats! When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: 1st Doug & Wolf Show: 1/2/07 Favorite sports memory: Goldschmidt's triple icing the 2011 NL West title because it was a daddy-daughter day at the ballpark and Bellbrook vs. Dunbar '89 when I hit my one varsity HR.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Summer Olympic, Trevor Cahill, Miguel Montero, Baseball Players, Arizona Diamondbacks, Bronson Arroyo, Justin Upton

Purple Row

The Rockies may finally have real starting pitching depth.....And on...

The bottom of the rotation may not be the most compelling subject to talk about when it comes to a baseball team, but it sure can tell you something about why the 2014 Rockies are much better than last year's team.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Juan Nicasio, Jhoulys Chacin, Jorge De La Rosa, Chad Bettis, Jonathan Herrera

San Francisco Giants

Giants, Rockies testing depth early in season

Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is close but has yet to make a start because of a right shoulder strain, and lefty Brett Anderson suffered a broken left index finger in his third start.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jhoulys Chacin, Charlie Blackmon, Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford, Michael Cuddyer

The Miami Herald

Dodgers no match for Lee in 7-0 loss

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee, Freddy Galvis, Tony Gwynn, Matt Kemp, Jimmy Rollins

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The State

Phillies' Lee blanks Dodgers in 7-0 win

Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run homer and a two-run double and Ryan Howard also went deep for the Phillies in the opener of a four-game series.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Freddy Galvis, Baseball Players, Cliff Lee, Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Howard, Tony Gwynn

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