FANTASY PLAYS: Analyzing several April baseball surprises

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There are several fantasy baseball surprises as we head into May, both good and bad. This week, we examine two impressive early season hitters, a struggling starter, a mirage at closer and a player who's better in real life than fantasy....

LEADING OFF: Bruising Nats host battered Mets, Cubs-Red Sox

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A look at what's happening around the majors today:...

Nolasco, Norris lead Angels to 2-1 win over Athletics

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night to earn the series sweep....

Walker strikes out 11, Diamondbacks beat Padres 6-2

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Taijuan Walker matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in eight effective innings, Chris Owings hit a pair of solo homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday night....

Cardinals sweep doubleheader from Blue Jays

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dexter Fowler, Greg Garcia and Matt Adams each had three hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4 on Thursday night to sweep a day-night doubleheader....

Tanaka outduels Sale and Yankees beat Red Sox 3-0

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BOSTON (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox....

Lindor's 2-run blast in 7th leads Indians past Astros 4-3

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Francisco Lindor hit a long two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night....

Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5

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DENVER (AP) -- The math is pretty simple for Dusty Baker: His big-hitting lineup plus Coors Field equals loads of runs....

Cespedes hurt in Mets' 6th straight loss, 7-5 to Braves

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes reached down and golfed a knuckleball on a bounce against the right-center field wall, then while running at third-quarters speed started hopping toward second. He bent over when he reached the base and put hands on both knees....

Urias makes solid 2017 debut as Dodgers beat Giants in 10

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just their second win in their last nine games in San Francisco....