Buehrle dominates in Blue Jays' 5-0 win (Yahoo Sports) - CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday. O'Sullivan beats Hull to progress - Ronnie O'Sullivan progresses to the World Snooker Championship second round with a 10-4 victory over Robin Hull. Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87 (Yahoo Sports) - Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. Shaun Livingston scored 10 points and Kevin Garnett had five as the Nets won despite making 4 of 24 3-pointers. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Raptors. Yankees' Robertson expects to rejoin team soon (Yahoo Sports) - Yankees closer David Robertson pitched in an extended spring training game for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and expects to rejoin the team Tuesday. ''I think I'm ready to go pitch,'' Robertson said. ''Groin felt fine.'' Robertson felt discomfort April 6 in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over Toronto and was placed on the disabled list. He is replacing major league saves leader Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season. Duchene not likely to play in Wild series (Yahoo Sports) - DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn't expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota. Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers (Yahoo Sports) - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice. It's not every day - or every year - an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month. Toronto and Los Angeles are potential landing spots because owners would have an opportunity to make more money than in Buffalo, the NFL's second-smallest market. Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk (Yahoo Sports) - NBA players are warned at the start of every season about the dangers of nutritional supplements. One of them could be the reason the Memphis Grizzlies will begin the playoffs without Nick Calathes. The reserve guard was suspended 20 games Friday for violating the league's anti-drug policy by testing positive for tamoxifen. Yahoo Sports, which first reported the suspension, reported that the drug was part of a supplement that Calathes had been using. Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland - Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn (Yahoo Sports) - TORONTO (AP) -- Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. Injured Djokovic out for 'some time' -

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Yankees' Robertson expects to rejoin team soon (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 1:16 pm]
Yankees closer David Robertson pitched in an extended spring training game for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and expects to rejoin the team Tuesday. ''I think I'm ready to go pitch,'' Robertson said. ''Groin felt fine.'' Robertson felt discomfort April 6 in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over Toronto and was placed on the disabled list. He is replacing major league saves leader Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season.

Reds activate LHP Sean Marshall from disabled list (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 11:13 am]
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list and optioned the contract of righty Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville.

Blue Jays activate Reyes, bats leadoff vs Indians (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 10:57 am]
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting leadoff against Cleveland.

OF Span activated by Nationals from 7-day DL (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 9:24 am]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have activated outfielder Denard Span off the seven-day disabled list after he showed no linger effects from a concussion.

Hill, Diamondbacks beat Dodgers 4-2 in 12 innings (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 19, 2014, 12:47 am]
Aaron Hill hit a two-run single in the 12th inning and Miguel Montero homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. To do it, the Diamondbacks had to overcome Juan Uribe's tying homer in the ninth off closer Addison Reed. Gerardo Parra advanced the runners with a sacrifice, and Hill lined an 0-1 pitch to right-center to break the tie. Joe Thatcher (0-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the victory and six-year veteran Trevor Cahill got three outs for his first major league save.

Ross, Padres beat Cain and Giants 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 11:11 pm]
Tyson Ross held the San Francisco Giants to four hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings, and the San Diego Padres won 2-1 Friday night to hand Matt Cain his third straight loss. Ross (2-2) beat Cain five days after topping AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers. Pablo Sandoval was the only Giants runner to reach third base, after hitting a single leading off the seventh and advancing on a walk and a double play. He was stranded when Ross got Brandon Crawford to line to shortstop.

Tulo backs Chatwood and Rockies beat Phillies 12-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:55 pm]
Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run home run after No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez was intentionally walked in front of him, Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 Friday night. Tulowitzki went 3 for 3 on the night, drove in five runs and drew a key walk during the Rockies' four-run first inning. Drew Stubbs and Charlie Blackmon added three hits apiece and the 1-2 hitters in the Rockies' batting order combined to score five of Colorado's runs.

Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:26 pm]
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night.

Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez's 1st shutout (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:13 pm]
Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night. Martin homered and was one of four Texas batters with three hits apiece. Robinson Chirinos also went deep. Perez (3-0) retired his last 12 batters and struck out eight in his second complete game, including rookie Jose Abreu three times.

Orioles cruise to 8-4 win over Red Sox (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:09 pm]
Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. The Orioles collected 10 of those hits off Lackey (2-2), who surrendered six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings. Orioles starter Chris Tillman (2-1) labored through five innings, throwing 122 pitches and giving up three earned runs on seven hits and four walks.

Vargas shuts down Twins, leads Royals to 5-0 win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 9:06 pm]
Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up five runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins.

Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:57 pm]
Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit starter Drew Smyly (1-1) after three innings and then added seven runs off reliever Luke Putkonen. Los Angeles finished with 13 hits, 10 for extra bases. Kendrick hit two-run homers in the third and fourth, and Pujols lined a three-run shot to left field in the sixth to give the Angels an 11-1 lead.

Brewers' Lohse beats Pirates again, 5-3 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:44 pm]
Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night. Lohse (3-1) improved to 11-2 in his career against the Pirates, allowing one earned run in a win against them for the second time in six days. Gomez homered deep to center to lead off the fifth and added an RBI single an inning later as the Brewers rallied from an early two-run deficit. Charlie Morton (0-2) allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings while losing to Lohse for the second time this week.

Stanton's slam sends Marlins past Mariners 8-4 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:36 pm]
Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night. The Mariners then deployed five infielders, and Stanton cleared them all with a towering homer to the left of the home-run sculpture. Stanton had five RBIs to increase his total to 26, most in the majors. The Mariners lost their fourth game in a row, while the Marlins won for only the second time in the past 11 games.

Cabrera gets 4 hits, Blue Jays edge Indians 3-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:33 pm]
Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto's go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion's single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen. Steve Delabar (1-0), one of three Toronto relievers to combine for eight walks in the eighth inning in a loss at Minnesota on Thursday, got the win in relief of starter Drew Hutchison.

Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 8:26 pm]
Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. As Harang's pitch count increased on a chilly evening, it seemed doubtful manager Fredi Gonzalez would let him go the distance. Harang (3-1) left for a pinch hitter during a long, four-run eighth. The Mets hit few balls hard against the resurgent Harang, who lowered his ERA to an NL-best 0.70.

Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 7:44 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night.

Ortiz wants to visit Marathon finish line Monday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 6:55 pm]
David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. Just more than a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about an hour after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays. ''I'm going to pick out a spot where I can see things, or whatever, because I love to go down there.'' Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.

Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 5:07 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

Ortiz want to visit Marathon finish line Monday (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: April 18, 2014, 4:40 pm]
David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about an hour after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays. ''I'm going to pick out a spot where I can see things, or whatever, because I love to go down there.'' Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.



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