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Escobar's HR in 10th lifts Nationals over Cardinals 2-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of the season for Escobar, who was supposed to be Washington's second baseman but is filling in at third base...
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Bullpen betrays Tigers in 5-2 loss to Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Young and Stephen Drew homered in a three-run seventh and Nathan Eovaldi earned his first win with the New York Yankees, 5-2 over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Eovaldi (1-0) gave up a run on eight hits and a walk in seven-plus innings. Eovaldi started the eighth, but was removed after allowing a leadoff double to Alex Avila. Eovaldi wasn't dominant, but...
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Wall, Beal help Wizards take care of Raptors, grab 2-0 series lead

  John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 117-106 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, Otto Porter had 15 and Paul Pierce added 10 for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 10 rebounds and...
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Eovaldi gets first win with Yankees

DETROIT (AP) Chris Young and Stephen Drew homered in a three-run seventh and Nathan Eovaldi earned his first win with the New York Yankees, 5-2 over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Eovaldi (1-0) gave up a run on eight hits and a walk in seven-plus innings. Eovaldi started the eighth, but was removed after allowing a leadoff double to Alex Avila. Eovaldi wasn't dominant, but...
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McElwain: J.C. Jackson will face consequences of his arrest

Jackson's future in Gainesville is seriously in doubt following his arrest in connection to an armed robbery. To make matters worse, Jackson has refused to identify the other two assailants involved in the robbery.According to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel, head coach Jim McElwain was "stunned" to hear of Jackson's arrest over the weekend. "He's not on campus obviously...
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Backstrom seals Capitals' 2-1 overtime win over Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. Alex Ovechkin also scored and assisted on the decisive goal, which came off a faceoff to the right of the Islanders net. Backstrom dug the puck out in the right corner and worked...
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Wall has 26 points, 17 assists, Wizards rout Raptors 117-106

TORONTO (AP) John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 117-106 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, Otto Porter had 15 and Paul Pierce added 10 for the Wizards, who host Game 3 on Friday night. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 10...
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Cubs ride Castro to 9-8 comeback win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with 4 RBIs, including a game-tying two-run single in the ninth, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Wellington Castillo followed Castro's big hit with an RBI groundout off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon (0-1) as Chicago overcame a late three-run deficit to win for the third time in...
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Lawrie, A's react to suspension of Royals' Herrera

On Tuesday, MLB handed down a five-game suspension to Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera as a result of the heated events that took place over the weekend between the Royals and the A's (and specifically Herrera, pitcher Yordano Ventura and A's third baseman Brett Lawrie).    Prior to Oakland's game with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, John Hickey of Inside the...
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Miley and 4 relievers help Red Sox beat Rays 1-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night. Miley (1-1) gave up three hits, four walks and had three strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings. Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross Jr., and Junichi Tazawa combined to retire seven straight batters before...
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San Francisco set to ban chewing tobacco from ballparks

  The home of the San Francisco Giants may become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields. Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at athletic venues, specifically singling out baseball, which has a long history of players masticating and spitting tobacco juice in view of children who worship them....
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Encarnacion hits 2 home runs, Blue Jay beat Orioles 13-6

TORONTO (AP) Edwin Encarnacion smashed a pair of home runs and Jose Bautista added another to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 13-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Encarnacion's first was a leadoff shot that landed on the batter's eye beyond center field and sparked a six-run second inning. The second for his fourth of the season was a left-field blast into the...
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Rays stifled by Wade Miley, drop opener to Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Wade Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Tuesday night. Miley (1-1) gave up three hits, four walks and had three strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings. Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross Jr., and Junichi Tazawa combined to retire seven straight batters before...
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Mets down Braves for 9th straight win; Plawecki leads way in debut

  Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night. The Mets extended their longest winning streak since a 10-game run in 2008. The team record is 11 in row, last done in 1990. Curtis Granderson drove in four runs and Jonathon...
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Lightning drop Game 3 on road, fall behind in series to Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. The 23-year-old Mrazek was coach Mike Babcock's choice to start in this series instead of Jimmy Howard, and the...
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Angels' Hamilton inching closer to comeback

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia has confirmed troubled right fielder Josh Hamilton is close to beginning an extended spring program in Arizona. Hamilton, who has been recovering from surgery on Feb. 4 to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, was visited by Scioscia in Houston last week prior to the Angels' weekend series with the Astros. Hamilton...
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Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves

NEW YORK (AP) Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight game by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night. The Mets extended their longest winning streak since a 10-game run in 2008. The team record is 11 in row, last done in 1990. Curtis Granderson drove in four runs...
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Mrazek shuts out Lightning in Game 3; Red Wings take series lead

  Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. The 23-year-old Mrazek was coach Mike Babcock's choice to start in this series instead of Jimmy Howard, and the youngster has...
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Mrazek shuts out Lightning 3-0; Detroit takes series lead

DETROIT (AP) Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. The 23-year-old Mrazek was coach Mike Babcock's choice to start in this series instead of Jimmy Howard, and the youngster...
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LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics 99-91 in Game 2

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series. James scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, moved past Hall of Famer Jerry West on the career playoff scoring list and made sure the Cavs didn...
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LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics for Game 2 win

  LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series. James scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, moved past Hall of Famer Jerry West on the career playoff scoring list and made sure the Cavs didn't slip up at...
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Giancarlo Stanton homers but Marlins fall to Phillies for 5th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Freddy Galvis also connected to back Jerome Williams, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 Tuesday night. Williams (1-1) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and eight hits, striking out six in six innings. The slumping Marlins lost their fifth straight game, falling to 3-11. Manager Mike Redmond didn...
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Howard, Galvis lead Phillies over Marlins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Freddy Galvis also connected to back Jerome Williams, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 Tuesday night. Williams (1-1) allowed three runs - two earned - and eight hits, striking out six in six innings. The slumping Marlins lost their fifth straight game, falling to 3-11. Manager Mike Redmond didn't...
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Predators' Fisher remains out for Game 4 against Blackhawks

  Nashville forward Mike Fisher is out for Game 4 of the Predators' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Fisher hasn't played since he left Game 1 last Wednesday night with a lower-body injury. The Predators say the 34-year-old center is day to day. Fisher had 19 goals and 20 assists in 59 games this season. Nashville also played without defenseman Shea Weber...
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Briles: Non-conference schedule had 'zero effect' on playoff snub

Either Art Briles believes what he's saying, or he simply acknowledge what the rest of us know: That Baylor's soft non-conference schedule in 2014 played a role in the Bears failing to convince the College Football Playoff selection committee that it deserved a spot at the final-four table.Beyond that, the Big 12 co-champion Bears' light non-conference schedules to come could also...
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