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1 hr ago | Chicago Cubs

Wood seeks first win in series opener vs. D-backs

The two teams open a four-game series Monday night at Wrigley Field, and their statistics tell an interesting story.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Travis Wood, Bronson Arroyo

5 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

Arizona Diamondbacks keep faltering

The Arizona Diamondbacks won the NL West in 2011, finished 81-81 the last two seasons and made moves in the offseason in hopes for a return to the postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks, Mark Trumbo, Cliff Pennington, Brandon McCarthy

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

Puig puts on a show as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks again, 4-1

For the fans at Dodger Stadium, and for the producers of highlight reels everywhere, Yasiel Puig put on the best show on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Josh Collmenter, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

CBS Local

Rollins Gets Key Hits, Phillies Beat Rockies 10-9

Catcher Jordan Pacheco #58 talks with relief pitcher Matt Belisle #34 of the Colorado Rockies as he works against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jordan Pacheco, Charlie Blackmon, Domonic Brown, Freddy Galvis, Matt Belisle

Isportsweb.com

Colorado Rockies early keys to success

The Colorado Rockies are 10-9 and have won four of their last five. Not only have the Rox been the hottest team offensively so far this season, they have climbed to third place in the NL West.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Juan Nicasio, Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki

Major League Baseball

Bochy impressed by strength of NL West

Manager Bruce Bochy declared before the season began that the Giants' National League West rivals had improved themselves.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, National League

Lasorda's Lair

It's The Battle Of The Josh's In The Rubber Game, Collmenter Vs. Beckett

Which club has the better Josh? That's the question that will be answered today at Dodger Stadium as two Josh's will go to war in a battle of the Josh's, Collmenter versus Beckett.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andre Ethier, Baseball Players, National League, Major League Baseball

South Side Sox

BMO 2010-2011: Jim Thome Must Win

As long as Jim Thome is still active in this game we will be trying to get him a championship.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League East, American League, American League East, American League Central, National League Central, American League West

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

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