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Lyles leads Rockies to third straight win

Lyles leads Rockies to third straight win DENVER -- Jordan Lyles has taken full advantage of his opportunity to start for the Colorado Rockies. On Saturday night, he became their first starter to pitch into the eighth inning this season as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. The victory gave the Rockies a season-high three-game winning streak and extended the torment for Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick, whose career-high losing streak was extended to seven games.

Reddick's RBI single caps A's comeback in 4-3 win over Astros

Reddick's RBI single caps A's comeback in 4-3 win over Astros OAKLAND -- The first-place Oakland Athletics bumbled in the field and stranded runners left and right much of the day against the last-place Houston Astros on Saturday. However, the A's still somehow pulled out a last-minute victory against their frequent punching bag.

Cubs 8, Reds 4

Cubs 8, Reds 4: Mike Olt, Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo all homered to help Chicago snap a five-game skid with a rare home win over Cincinnati. Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs for the Cubs, who won for just the second time in their last 18 meetings with the Reds at Wrigley Field. Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (1-1) struck out five and allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Royals 5, Twins 4

Royals 5, Twins 4: Alex Gordon had a season-high three hits and scored during a five-run fourth inning as host Kansas City won its fifth straight game.

Tigers 5, Angels 2

Tigers 5, Angels 2: Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez homered in support of Max Scherzer as Detroit snapped a 10-game losing streak against visiting Los Angeles. Scherzer (1-1) struck out nine while limiting the Angels to one run on three hits and walking two. Martinez, Austin Jackson and Bryan Holaday each had two hits for the Tigers.

Cardinals 4, Nationals 3

(Updated: UPDATES Harper pulled from game for lack of hustle in NOTEBOOK) Cardinals 4, Nationals 3: Lance Lynn drove in a run with his first career double and won for the fourth time in as many starts while Tony Cruz added a two-run single as visiting St. Louis bounced back from a rare loss to Washington.

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3B Carlos Santana hit his first home run of the season Friday, a two-run shot in the sixth inning. The homer snapped his 0-for-12 hitless streak. He had also been in a 1-for-30 slide prior to the home run. DH Jason Giambi is expected to be activated off the disabled list on April 21. Giambi has been on the DL since the start of the season with a fractured rib.

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OF Jarrod Dyson was placed on bereavement leave prior to Friday's game due to a death in his family. He is expected to rejoin the team in time for Monday's series opener at Cleveland. He was replaced by IF/OF Jimmy Paredes, who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. Paredes was hitting .319 (15-of-47) for the Storm Chasers. Manager Ned Yost said Paredes will be the fourth outfielder, but may also see action in the infield. Dyson was filling a reserve outfielder spot prior to OF Lorenzo Cain being placed on the 15-day disabled list following Wednesday's game at Houston.

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OF Brennan Boesch has returned to where he started his career for the second time. Boesch, who signed with the Los Angeles Angels as an offseason free agent, was brought up Wednesday to cover for an injured outfielder. Boesch began his pro career with the Tigers and returned there while a member of the New York Yankees. "It's funny how things turn out," Boesch said. "I'm back where I started again. It didn't bother me starting out the season in Triple-A.

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3B Scott Sizemore came through with a three-run double, one day after he made the final out of a triple play in his first MLB appearance as a first baseman. Sizemore made his Yankees debut on Wednesday and is making the most of a callup, with Mark Teixeira expected to join the team Sunday.
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