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1869 (AP) -- Henry Chadwick published his first annual baseball handbook. The book eventually evolved into Spalding's Official Baseball Guide....

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May 18-19 (AP) -- Owners meetings, New York....

Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season, and the San Diego Padres overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Matt Kemp's two-run double in the first inning was all James Shields needed for his first victory of the season....

LEADING OFF: Verlander puts a ring on it; Machado moves over; Arrieta faces Pirates; Kazmir vs. Rays; Reds' dubious bullpen record

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night....

Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night....

Adam Wainwright pitched 6 innings and hit a 3-run homer - the first of 5 for St. Louis - as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright knew his mammoth home run changed the complexion of Monday night's game....

Jimmy Nelson pitched 7 strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Monday night

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Nelson has been lone the bright spot in the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation this season. He turned in a career performance at the plate Monday night to help his cause....

Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Bad blood from October carried over into May....

The Reds roughed up Johnny Cueto in his return to Great American Ball Park, but the San Francisco Giants rallied against Cincinnati's historically bad bullpen, riding Brandon Crawford's three-run homer to an 9-6 victory

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn't care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for a loss - until the Reds' bullpen got involved, of course....


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