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Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates' weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs through the first 16 games of the season.
CC Sabathia turned in seven sharp innings in his best start of the young season, and received plenty of support from his Yankees teammates as New York rolled to a 10-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series.
Josh Harrison smacked a go-ahead, pinch- hit two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2 in the opener of a four- game set.
Adam Wainwright gave up two hits, and only one of them left the infield.
Everything was clicking for CC Sabathia. His pitches were humming, Yankees batters were in a groove and the defense even turned a triple play.
It's been a while since this could be said about the Minnesota Twins:
The Cardinals' first batter sent a seemingly routine grounder to Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, who failed to field the ball cleanly for one of his two errors on the evening. The next hitter's swinging bunt was grabbed by pitcher Taylor Jordan, but he could not manage to get the ball out of his glove.
The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen.
Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was proud he left no visual evidence of his angry clubhouse outburst after being ejected in the third inning for arguing a generous strike zone.
Maybe all the Tigers really needed was a sloppy game to finally clean up at the plate.
ANAHEIM, Calif.-A win is a win. And Mike Scioscia figures his Angels need at least 90 of them to have a shot at returning to the postseason for the first time since 2009.
First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston's starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand.
After being forced to leave his previous start because of a hernia-related injury, A.J. Burnett knew he had to be careful during his next bullpen session, making sure he didn't overstride and do any more damage.
It's never a good sign when a team goes to its bullpen in the third inning. That means the starter has either suffered an injury or been hit hard.
Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays has grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career.
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