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Why you shouldn’t judge baseball after 10 games

Every year, fans and pundits alike draw wild conclusions well before the season takes shape. See the early trends that won’t continue for each team.

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  • Southern League

    North Division W L Pct. GB Chattanooga (Twins) 5 1 .833 — Tennessee (Cubs) 5 3 .625 1 Montgomery (Rays) 3 5 .375 3 Birmingham (White Sox) 2 4 .333 3 Jackson (Mariners) 2 4…

  • Trout hits 2 HRs to lead Angels past Astros, 6-3

    HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Astros 6-3 on Friday night. Trout,…

  • Pacific Coast League

    American North Division W L Pct. GB Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 7 2 .778 — Omaha (Royals) 5 3 .625 1½ Iowa (Cubs) 4 4 .500 2½ Colorado Springs (Brewers) 2 6 .250 4½ American South…

  • Eastern League

    Eastern Division W L Pct. GB Binghamton (Mets) 6 3 .667 — Trenton (Yankees) 5 3 .625 ½ Reading (Phillies) 4 3 .571 1 New Hampshire (Blue Jays) 5 4 .556 1 New Britain (Rockies)…

  • Rodriguez powers Yankees to 5-4 win over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees used Alex Rodriguez’s big game to get a win on the road, and that was the most important part for the slugger. Rodriguez inched closer to…

  • Rays beaten by A-Rod’s big night, fall to Yankees 5-4

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays threw one too many pitches to Alex Rodriguez on Friday night. Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs and the New York…

  • Pirates get to starter Jimmy Nelson and Brewers fall 6-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were ready for Jimmy Nelson’s curveball this time around. Six days after baffling the Bucs for seven shutout innings in an easy win, the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander labored through…

  • Pacific Coast League

    American North Division W L Pct. GB Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 7 2 .778 — Omaha (Royals) 5 3 .625 1½ Iowa (Cubs) 4 4 .500 2½ Colorado Springs (Brewers) 2 6 .250 4½ American South…

  • Storm diverts Oklahoma-bound Seattle elephants to San Diego

    SEATTLE (AP) — Two aging female elephants that a Seattle zoo dispatched earlier this week on a 2,000-mile road trip to a new home at an Oklahoma zoo have been diverted by a storm —…

  • National Lacrosse League

    All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB x-Toronto 13 4 .765 — x-Rochester 10 5 .667 2 Buffalo 8 7 .533 4 Minnesota 5 10 .333 7 New England 4 10 .286 7½…

  • Pacific Coast League

    American North Division W L Pct. GB Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 6 2 .750 — Omaha (Royals) 5 2 .714 ½ Iowa (Cubs) 4 3 .571 1½ Colorado Springs (Brewers) 2 6 .250 4 American South…

  • Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — So what if the Washington Capitals’ goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin’s club had played nearly 5 1/2 periods without…

  • International League

    North Division W L Pct. GB Pawtucket (Red Sox) 6 3 .667 — Buffalo (Blue Jays) 5 3 .625 ½ Rochester (Twins) 5 3 .625 ½ Syracuse (Nationals) 4 5 .444 2 Lehigh Valley (Phillies)…

  • Golf Capsules

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth finished off a…

  • Kljestan, Grella score; Red Bulls beat Earthquakes 2-0

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night. New York (3-0-2) moved into first place in…