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Preview: Astros at Mariners

The Houston Astros enjoyed a rare offensive splurge and look to defeat Seattle for the second straight night when they visit the Mariners on Tuesday. Matt Dominguez blasted a two-run homer and lined a run-scoring double off the left-field fence against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez as the Astros posted an impressive 7-2 victory. Houston had nine hits to raise its season average to .196 while snapping a seven-game slide and matching its season high for runs scored.

Baltimore Orioles - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH Sloppy defense rears its ugly head BOSTON -- A year ago, the Orioles were the best defensive team in baseball. On Sunday night, defense did them in. Three errors, the last charged to left fielder David Lough on his throw to the plate on a medium-range line drive by pinch-hitter Mike Carp, allowed the Red Sox to complete the comeback and post a 6-5 walkoff victory.

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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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RHP Bartolo Colon will look to bounce back from his worst start as a member of the Mets when he takes the mound Saturday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Citi Field. Colon gave up nine runs on 11 hits, including four homers, last Sunday and took the loss as the Mets fell to the Angels, 14-2. Colon admitted afterward he was suffering from back spasms prior to the start, but he threw during Thursday's off-day and reported no ill effects. He will be looking to maintain his perfect record against the Braves.

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LF Alex Presley was scratched with flu-like symptoms, and L.J. Hoes took his place and went 1-for-4. Several Astros have been slowed with the flu of late.

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1B Adrian Gonzalez extended his hit streak to 12 games with a run-scoring single and drove in one of two Dodger runs. The highlight of the streak is homering in four straight games April 9-13. His 15 RBIs rank among the league leaders. He went 2-for-4 Thursday and is 17-for-50 (.340) during the streak.

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2B Jason Kipnis was ejected during the third inning of Thursday's game after he struck out with the bases loaded. Kipnis turned to complain to home-plate umpire Lance Barrett about the first-pitch location of his three-pitch strikeout and Barrett quickly tossed him. It was Kipnis' first career ejection. Kipnis is batting .212 for the season and has driven in only one run in the last seven games.

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CF Craig Gentry got his third consecutive start against the Angels on Wednesday, subbing for CF Coco Crisp (hamstring). In the three-game series, Gentry went 5-for-12 with two walks and two runs. 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-6 Wednesday against the Angels, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. During the streak, he is hitting .333 (16-for-48) with four doubles, three homers, nine RBIs and 10 runs.

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RHP Zach McAllister won his second consecutive start on Wednesday with six strong innings against Detroit. He gave up one run and struck out four while throwing 97 pitches. McAllister threw 7 2/3 shutout innings in his previous outing against San Diego. "I was able to make the adjustments I wanted to in that previous start, got the ball down, and I was able to carry that over to (Wednesday)," he said.

Preview: Mariners at Rangers

Say this for the Texas Rangers: They make sure the home crowd sticks around until the end. The Rangers host the Seattle Mariners on Thursday afternoon, hours after recording their fourth walk-off victory in nine home games by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth to shock the Mariners 3-2 and improve to 4-1 in one-run games.
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