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Yesterday’s Results

First Inning’s Major and Minor League Daily Reports:
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Download the boxscores for yesterday’s games via this link.

Player Headlines

Courtesy of Rotoworld:

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and six RBI as the Tigers crushed the Rangers 15-2 on Friday. It looked like Cabrera might get a chance to add to his outstanding day after the Tigers put two on to start the bottom of the eighth. However, three of the next four hitters made outs, leaving Cabrera on deck at the end of the frame. Cabrera is 11-for-18 with three homers, 10 RBI, three walks and no strikeouts so far. They can go ahead and start working on the AL player of the week press release now.

Cole Hamels was pulled after giving up seven runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Rockies in his season debut Friday. Hamels had made just one start in three weeks after going down with a sore elbow, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that he didn’t have his best command and his velocity was a bit down today. As long as he’s healthy — and we see no reason to doubt it — it’s a good guess that he’ll be back to normal in a couple of weeks. Fantasy leaguers will want to keep him active.

The Rays expect B.J. Upton (shoulder) to be in the lineup Monday against the Yankees. Upton continues his rehab in Charlotte where he’s playing Class-A ball. He went 0-for-2 with two stolen bases Thursday. Get ready to activate him.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the Dodgers have placed Hiroki Kuroda on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. Eric Stults will be the choice to replace him on the roster and start tomorrow. It’s a definite blow to the Dodgers, who had a very tough time just coming up with five starters this spring. Stults did a great job filling in for a time last season, but he had a tough March and the Dodgers sent him down for a reason.

According to Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery) has begun to hit off a tee. Carroll said he’s joining the “stampede” of folks who think A-Rod will return before his May 15 target date, and there’s really no reason to doubt it. Rodriguez will head down to the Yankees’ spring training facility in Florida this weekend and is expected to meet up with the teammates who will be playing a series in Tampa Bay starting Monday.

Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” They depict each team’s performance over the last month. Each “up” bar is a victory and a “down” bar is a loss. There are horizontal lines for home games and red bars represent games decided by two runs or less. “PWins” is short for Projected Wins, based on each team’s Run Differential, and is often a better measure of a team’s true strength. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East        Pwins  Diff
TOR      4   1 .800    0.0    4     0    sparkline graph
BAL      3   1 .750    0.5    2     1    sparkline graph
NYA      2   2 .500    1.5    2     0    sparkline graph
TB       2   2 .500    1.5    2     0    sparkline graph
BOS      1   3 .250    2.5    1     0    sparkline graph
American League Central     
MIN      3   2 .600    0.0    3     0    sparkline graph
KC       2   2 .500    0.5    2     0    sparkline graph
DET      2   3 .400    1.0    3    -1    sparkline graph
CHA      1   3 .250    1.5    1     0    sparkline graph
CLE      0   4 .000    2.5    1    -1    sparkline graph
American League West        
TEX      3   1 .750    0.0    2     1    sparkline graph
SEA      3   2 .600    0.5    3     0    sparkline graph
LAA      2   2 .500    1.0    2     0    sparkline graph
OAK      2   2 .500    1.0    2     0    sparkline graph


National League East        Pwins  Diff
FLA      4   0 .000    0.0    3     1    sparkline graph
ATL      3   1 .750    1.0    3     0    sparkline graph
NYN      2   2 .500    2.0    2     0    sparkline graph
PHI      1   3 .250    3.0    1     0    sparkline graph
WAS      0   4 .000    4.0    1    -1    sparkline graph
National League Central     
STL      3   2 .600    0.0    3     0    sparkline graph
CHN      2   2 .500    0.5    3    -1    sparkline graph
MIL      2   2 .500    0.5    1     1    sparkline graph
PIT      2   2 .500    0.5    2     0    sparkline graph
CIN      1   2 .333    1.0    1     0    sparkline graph
HOU      1   3 .250    1.5    1     0    sparkline graph
National League West        
COL      3   1 .750    0.0    3     0    sparkline graph
SD       3   2 .600    0.5    3     0    sparkline graph
ARI      2   2 .500    1.0    2     0    sparkline graph
SF       2   2 .500    1.0    2     0    sparkline graph
LAN      2   3 .400    1.5    2     0    sparkline graph

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