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  • Pirates' Tabata slams into wall, helped off field

    April 16, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata was helped off the field on Wednesday after he slammed into the outfield wall while making a catch in the fifth inning.Tabata caught up with Brayan Pena's fly ball just in front of the wall and turned at the last moment, hitting the wall hard with his left side. He fell to the ground, held up his glove to show he still had the ball and remained down for several minutes. A trainer examined his neck, jaw and head. The Pirates said he appeared to have a mild concussion.

  • Mets bring up Matsuzaka and send down Lannan

    April 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.Matsuzaka's contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year and 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las Vegas this year.

  • Who's on first? Yankees short on first basemen

    April 16, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Who's on first? For the New York Yankees, it's not a joke.Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.Kelly Johnson made his 10th start at first this season for Wednesday's doubleheader opener against the Chicago Cubs. In the other two games after Teixeira's injury, catcher Francisco Cervelli started at first twice.

  • Astros call up prized prospect George Springer

    April 16, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prized prospect George Springer will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.The 24-year-old outfielder had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases combined in Double-A and Triple-A last year. He was off to a strong start in Triple-A this season, too, hitting .353 with three homers and nine RBIs.

  • NL Capsules

    April 16, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.First, the NL Central rivals completed a game that was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain the previous night. Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin's single in the seventh inning, giving the Pirates an 8-7 win.