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Lincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night....

Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery
Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery....

Martinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night....

Hamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday....

Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

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The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season....

Pujols hits 3-run homer, Angels beat Cubs 8-4

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday....

Gonzalez strong for Nationals in loss to Mets
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez loves a challenge, especially when it comes from one of his teammates....

Kershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw will have to avoid certain foods for at least a few more days. Everything else seems to be right on track for the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace....

Wallace's HR in 8th helps Padres tie D-backs 3-3 in 10

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Odrisamer Despaigne took advantage of Brandon Morrow's blister in their competition for the last spot in the San Diego Padres' rotation....

Davis, Jimenez hit grand slams as Brewers beat Mariners 15-1
PHOENIX (AP) -- Khris Davis and Luis Jimenez hit grand slams and the Milwaukee Brewers had another big offensive day in a 15-1 win over a Seattle Mariners split-squad on Thursday....



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