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Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press:
Floyd takes no-no into 7th, picks up White Sox … CHICAGO — Gavin Floyd carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Sunday.  —  Floyd (2-3) struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings, yielding one run and three hits.
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Bumgarner, Sandoval Lead Giants Past Padres 4-1  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval homered to back Madison Bumgarner's fourth straight victory, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Padres 4-1 on Sunday to deny San Diego its first series win of the season.
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Davis' RBI single gets Mets past Rockies 6-5 in 11  —  DENVER—Ike Davis singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame two tying homers allowed by their bullpen to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 Sunday.  —  David Wright started the 11th with a single off Matt Belisle …
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Andrew Marchand / ESPN:
Yankees demote struggling Garcia to bullpen  —  NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have decided to put struggling starter Freddy Garcia in the bullpen with rookie David Phelps the favorite to assume the fifth starter role for the moment.  —  With a day off scheduled for May 7 …
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi was hoping CC Sabathia would give one of those performances that has made him one of the most dependable pitchers in baseball - his bullpen really needed a break.  —  The ace obliged.  —  Sabathia steadied New York's rocky rotation with eight sharp innings …
Associated Press:
Brewers Beat Cardinals 3-2, Avoid Sweep  —  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke worked six strong innings and Jonathan Lucroy's two-run double capped a three-run sixth as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.  —  Greinke (3-1) allowed a run …
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Associated Press:
Orioles Rally to Beat Athletics 5-2  —  BALTIMORE (AP) — Wilson Betemit hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Matt Wieters doubled in two runs, giving the Baltimore Orioles an unlikely 5-2 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
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Tom Mihalek / Associated Press:
Garza K's 10, stymies Phils as Cubs cruise … Associated Press  —  PHILADELPHIA — Matt Garza pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and struck out 10 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1.  —  Garza (2-1) gave up a pop-fly single to Jimmy Rollins leading off the first and nothing more.
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Gene Cherry / Reuters:
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Associated Press:
Miley Pitches Arizona Past Marlins, 8-4  —  MIAMI (AP) — Unbeaten Wade Miley held the Miami Marlins hitless until the sixth inning, and Jason Kubel drove in three runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-4 victory Sunday.  —  Miley (3-0) gave up one hit and an unearned run in 6 1-3 innings to lower his ERA to 1.29.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
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Jeff Wallner / MLB.com:
Bixler optioned to Triple-A  —  CINCINNATI — Brian Bixler's stay in the Major Leagues was brief.  The Astros infielder was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Sunday's starting pitcher, Jordan Lyles, who's filling a void in the rotation with Kyle Weiland on the disabled list.
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Older ballplayers showing a lot of life this season  —  Paul Konerko stroked his 400th career homer last Wednesday, but he doesn't think he'll make it to 500.  It's not that he feels incapable, he just doesn't know whether his body will hold up that long.  —  Yet Konerko, who is 36, is part of an old man's revival around baseball.
Andrew Simon / MLB.com:
A's set to sign versatile veteran Inge  —  The Athletics will sign veteran infielder Brandon Inge, sources have confirmed.  —  The Tigers released the 34-year-old Inge on Thursday, ending his 12-year tenure with the club.  Inge cleared waivers on Sunday afternoon, leaving the Tigers on the hook for his $5.5 million salary.
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
 
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