Archive for April, 2012

Scrappy Schafer sparks Astros to win over Mets (The SportsXchange)

By at 30 April, 2012, 11:41 pm

HOUSTON — Houston Astros leadoff hitter Jordan Schafer steps into the batter’s box with one goal in mind.

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NL Capsules (The Associated Press)

By at 30 April, 2012, 11:36 pm

ATLANTA (AP) Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each hit two-run homers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a long-awaited offensive breakthrough as they beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night.

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Downs hits 2-run HR to help Astros beat Mets 4-3 (The Associated Press)

By at 30 April, 2012, 11:22 pm

HOUSTON (AP) Jordan Schafer has reached base safely in every game for the Houston Astros this season.

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Astros 4, Mets 3 (The SportsXchange)

By at 30 April, 2012, 10:20 pm

HOUSTON — Jordan Schafer scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Jed Lowrie with one out in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros rescued a

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Giants’ homegrown talent clicks with fans (The SportsXchange)

By at 30 April, 2012, 9:30 pm

The San Francisco Giants tried something new this year. They kept quite a few young, homegrown hitters on their Opening Day roster.

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National League notebook — April 30, 2012 (The SportsXchange)

By at 30 April, 2012, 7:30 pm

Arizona: RH reliever Joe Martinez was optioned to Class AAA Reno to make room for LHP Patrick Corbin on the 25-man roster. Martinez allowed one run in one inning in his lone major league appearance this season. IF Geoff Blum (strained side muscle) was …

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Mets CF Torres activated from DL (The Associated Press)

By at 30 April, 2012, 5:23 pm

HOUSTON (AP) New York Mets center fielder Andres Torres has been activated from the disabled list and is in the lineup for Monday night’s game against the Houston Astros.

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Pelfrey to have season-ending Tommy John surgery (The Associated Press)

By at 30 April, 2012, 5:11 pm

HOUSTON (AP) Mets starter Mike Pelfrey will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

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Two series per year between intercity rivals could become a thing of the past (Big League Stew)

By at 30 April, 2012, 4:53 pm

Those who say that same-city interleague series have stopped being special may see their belief reflected in future schedules.
Matchups like Mets-Yankees and Cubs-White Sox could become only a one series per year affair, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York r…

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Posey thrilled with strong first month in comeback (The Associated Press)

By at 30 April, 2012, 4:52 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.

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