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Kris Bryant delivers against Padres

Kris Bryant flared his first career hit to drive in a run and has drawn three walks as the Cubs try to battle back from a blown save.

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Sport Science: Tripling Your Betts

Several individual plays were considered for Play of the Week, but instead the Sport Science team recognized a series of plays by Boston's Mookie Betts and called it our Performance of the Week.

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White Sox crush Tigers (0:36)

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A-Rod confident and dangerous (1:15)

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Perez, Salazar spark 4-2 win
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The Indians used an unheralded catcher and a SP in the minors just days ago to beat the Twins. Roberto Perez slugged three hits and Danny Salazar struck out 10 in 6 innings.

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Cardinals clinch another Reds series

Make it 14 straight series victories for St. Louis over rival Cincinnati (via MLB.com), after the Cards won today 5-2. They can go for the sweep tomorrow night on ESPN.

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White Sox go deep on Tigers
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Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche supported SP Chris Sale (6IP, 2R) with a grand slam and a 3-run HR, respectively, in Chicago's 12-3 win.

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Donaldson hits walk-off HR for Jays

Toronto 3B Josh Donaldson just gave his city a reason to recover from the Raptors' Game 1 loss today. Donaldson won it in the 10th inning with a bomb off of Braves RP Sugar Ray Marimon, who, despite his amazing name, could not prevent the 6-5 loss.

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Bryce Harper’s 5th inning HR traveled 452 feet, longest home run of his career. Tied for 5th longest HR at Nationals Park in last 5 seasons.

First time on base for Kris Bryant
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The Cubs' top prospect got on base for the first time in his major league career today as he was walked on a 3-2 pitch from the Padres' Tyson Ross in the first inning.

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Schoop to DL with knee injury

Today, Baltimore revealed that Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop has a knee injury (partially torn PCL, sprained MCL) that will land him on the 15-day DL. They're reinstating IF Jimmy Paredes from the DL.

Nats' Yunel Escobar to undergo MRI
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The 3B tried to beat out a ground ball in Friday night's win over the Phillies, but he pulled up hobbling after feeling pain in his groin. He will undergo an MRI today and said he'll need a day or two off.

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Ian Desmond continues to struggle

The Nationals SS made another error today in the third inning against the Phillies when he couldn't get the ball cleanly out of his glove to turn two. That's now eight errors in 12 games for Desmond.

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What to make of A-Rod's hot start
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Writes Buster Olney: "He continues to be a mystery: Not only is he hitting better than expected, and not only is he the Yankees' best hitter of the early season, but he has been among the best hitters in the majors." The takeaway (Insider)

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Kris Bryant batting fourth today
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The spring training sensation will hit in the cleanup slot again when the Cubs face the Padres today. Bryant was 0-for-4 with 3 K's in his MLB debut Friday.

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4/18 vs. BAL: Holt CF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Sandoval 3B, Napoli 1B, Victorino RF, Bogaerts SS, Hanigan C, Buchholz RHP

Alcides Escobar day-to-day

The Royals IF has a sprained knee after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into second late with a high cleat Friday. Said Lawrie: "I wish him all the best and there was zero intention of ever wanting to hurt him. Even the thought of that would never cross my mind."

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Stanton: No 'fire' for Marlins

After homering for the second straight game, Giancarlo Stanton called out his team for a lack of intensity. "The fire is not there, it seems like. You always want to have it. But when you're out there and it's game time, it's just nothing there."

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Age just a number for A-Rod

According to Elias, the Yankees DH/1B became the eighth player 39 or older to hit at least four home runs in his team's first 10 games, and he's now hit four homers in the first 10 games three times in his career.

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Rangers' Moreland has elbow injury

First baseman/DH Mitch Moreland could miss two weeks if he continues feeling discomfort, GM Jon Daniels said. "It's a freak thing," Moreland said of the injury.

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Rival evaluator referred to Ender Inciarte as "the Brett Gardner of the West" because of his skill set. 11 runs/.435 OBP/11 games so far.

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Giants were shut out by D-backs & have lost 8 straight games, 2nd-longest April losing streak by any defending champion.

OTD: Longest game in baseball history
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On this date in 1981, the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings began the record 33-inning game. After the game was halted at 4:09 a.m. on April 19, the game resumed June 23, where Dave Koza got the winning hit for the Sox.

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Mike Trout hit his 100th career HR. At 23 years, 253 days, he is the youngest player to 100 career HR and stolen bases in MLB history

Happy 32nd birthday, Miguel Cabrera!
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The Tigers slugger has started the season batting .439 with two homers and 9 RBIs in 10 games. The 9-1 Tigers take on the White Sox today at 1 p.m. ET, and we bet Miggy is looking for a birthday W.

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Trout joins 100-100 club
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Mike Trout hit his 100th and 101st career home runs on Friday, making him the youngest player in MLB history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Trout is 56 days younger than Alex Rodriguez was when he reached the 100-100 club.

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O's relievers can't get it together

Ubaldo Jimenez was cruising against the Red Sox on Friday before he got ejected for throwing at Pablo Sandoval. His replacements weren't quite able to replicate his success, and the O's lost.