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  • Yankees’ Teixeira hit on leg by pitch, says he’s fine

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has left a minor league intrasquad game after being hit on a leg by a pitch. Teixeira was the designated hitter Sunday’s game between…

  • Alvarez to start Marlins’ opener against Atlanta on April 6

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Henderson Alvarez has been picked to start the Miami Marlins’ opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 6. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA for Miami last season. The right-hander,…

  • Garcia scratched from start by Cardinals because of shoulder

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday’s start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically-repaired shoulder doesn’t feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster.…

  • Left-hander James Russell released by Atlanta Braves

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander James Russell has been released by the Atlanta Braves. Acquired last season at the trade deadline from the Chicago Cubs, the 29-year-old reliever avoided arbitration during the offseason by agreeing…

  • Sunday’s Time Schedule

    All Times EDT NCAA TOURNAMENT Men Regional Championships EAST: Louisville vs. Michigan State at Syracuse, N.Y., 2:20 p.m. SOUTH: Gonzaga vs. Duke at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Women Regional Championships GREENSBORO: South Carolina vs. Florida State,…

  • Former Yankees pitcher Kuroda wins in Japan comeback

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda won his first game in his return to Japanese baseball on Sunday. Kuroda struck out five while giving up five hits and walking one…

  • LEADING OFF: Alex Rodriguez to play first base

    A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ WHO’S ON FIRST? Alex Rodriguez will get his first start at first base for the Yankees against Houston. The soon-to-be 40-year-old…

  • Mariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying…

  • Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st HRs in D’Backs’ loss to Royals

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits,…

  • Kazmir, Quintana both strong; A’s beat White Sox 10-4

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4. Kazmir threw…

  • Zunino homers twice, but Giants rally to edge Mariners 9-8

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino hit two home runs and Kyle Seager added a third for the Seattle Mariners, but the San Francisco Giants rallied from a four-run deficit in the top of the…

  • Arrieta goes 4 shutout innings, homers as Cubs rout Rockies

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had…

  • Frazier homers, drives in 4 as Reds beat Cubs

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Frazier hit his fourth home run this spring and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago Cubs split squad 9-5 Saturday. Frazier hit an RBI single…

  • Royals 10, Diamondbacks 5

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  • Royals 10, Diamondbacks 5

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