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Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

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Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip....

Lynn's perfect April mark ends; Mets top Cards 4-1

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Lance Lynn began the day as the greatest April pitcher in major league history....

Jackson is solid, but not good enough for Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Edwin Jackson registered his first quality start and worked into the seventh inning for the first time this season....

Column: 'There's better ways to conceal it.'

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The thing that has baseball folks riled up about Michael Pineda isn't that he was trying to cheat. Everybody does that....

Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

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BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts....

Bedard labors through loss for Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Left-hander Erik Bedard struggled to get through four innings of Thursday's 9-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins, demonstrating the recent woes of the Tampa Bay Rays....

Pirates fall to Reds for 6th loss in 7 games

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are five games under .500 less than a month into the season but they insist there is no reason to panic....

Bolsinger earns 1st MLB win, Diamondbacks top Cubs

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI single as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday....

Hicks homers, Twins beat Rays 9-7

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer, Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7 Thursday....

Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

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It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time....