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LEADING OFF: Russell Wilson back in the pocket with Rangers

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A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:...

Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night....

Dodgers' Greinke struggles in 8-4 loss to Giants

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night....

Gennett, Lucroy power Brewers to 8-6 win over Reds

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scooter Gennett opened the game with a solo homer and Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run shot in the first inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night....

Yordano Ventura pitches 7 innings of no-hit ball for Royals

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night....

Kluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks....

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."...

Cubs hit 4 homers off Samardzija in win over White Sox
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Facing his former team, Jeff Samardzija gave up two-run homers to Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan and solo shots to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo as the White Sox lost 6-3 to the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs on Friday....

D-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday....

Ranuado goes 6 in Rangers' 7-6 loss to A's

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers....






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