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DraftKings picks: Hanley, Seager, Salazar

by Fred Zinkie
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Hanley Ramirez (Red Sox): The outfielder could improve on his impressive career .308/.390/.531 slash line against lefties at the expense of Rodriguez (career 4.05 ERA). Ramirez is one of many right-handed hitters in the Red Sox lineup, and Rodriguez in his career has allowed righty hitters to post a .751 OPS (.699 OPS allowed to lefty batters). Kyle Seager (Mariners): The third baseman could show his power, when he hits at cozy Camden Yards against Orioles righty Chris Tillman. Seager has registered a lifetime .799 OPS against right-handers (.670 vs. lefties), and Tillman has posted a career 1.3 HR/9 rate. [...]

Marcum stoic following stellar first start

by John Jackson
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The 33-year-old right-hander doesn't have time to reflect on how far he's come. Marcum on first win of 2015 CLE@CWS: Marcum on earning first win of the season 5/20/15: Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum discusses his winning effort against the White Sox as he picked up his first win of the 2015 season "No, I haven't really thought about it much," he said. "I had more important things going on. I had to focus on giving these guys a chance to win. Maybe after the season is over, I can reflect on it. But, for now, I just have to keep [...]

Buxton among top performers in Minors Wednesday

by Alex M. Smith
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The Lookouts didn't need much help on the mound in an 11-5 win over Montgomery, but they got some solid pitching. No. 12 prospect Jake Reed provided a strikeout in two scoreless innings of relief. Wednesday was a good sign for Sano, especially, as the slugger appears to have turned a corner. Over the past week, he went 9-for-27 with two homers and six RBIs. In that time, he's bumped his season line from .211/.321/.440 to .235/.340/.478. More standout performances from Top 100 prospects on Wednesday • Red Sox No. 1 prospect (No. 9 overall) Yoan Moncada picked up his [...]

Credit Wada with a fine start to his season

by Carrie Muskat
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"I'll check my wallet," Maddon said. "He's going to go out and have a good time tonight." Wada has reason to celebrate. Making his first start of the season Wednesday, he struck out a career-high nine batters over 4 2/3 innings in the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Padres. Wada finds credit card on field CHC@SD: Wada finds credit card as he walks off field 5/20/15: Tsuyoshi Wada finds a credit card as he walks off the field at the end of the 3rd inning in his 2015 debut The lefty fanned the first four batters he faced, and, according [...]

Lincecum in vintage form against Dodgers

by Chris Haft
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Bochy on Giants' 4-0 victory LAD@SF: Bochy discusses Lincecum, offense in 4-0 win 5/20/15: Giants manager Bruce Bochy discusses Tim Lincecum's dominant outing, Buster Posey's offense and the 4-0 win against the Dodgers Lincecum's results recalled his prodigious accomplishments of yesteryear. He won his fourth consecutive game at home, a streak he last sustained from July 4-Aug. 1, 2009. That happened to be the second year of Lincecum's two-year reign as National League Cy Young Award winner. Lincecum also lengthened his streak of consecutive scoreless innings at AT&T Park to 22, helping him reduce his overall ERA to 2.08. That's [...]