Odrisamer Despaigne took advantage of Brandon Morrow’s blister in their competition for the last spot in the San Diego Padres’ rotation. Despaigne allowed one run and seven hits over five innings and Brett Wallace hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Padres to a 3-3 tie in 10 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. ”Odrisamer threw the ball well,” said Padres manager Bud Black. ”The quality of talent on the 40-man roster and the minor-league invitees is as strong as it’s ever been Yonder Alonso had three hits for the Padres.

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Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday. Cubs left-hander Travis Wood homered off Weaver leading off the fifth as a pinch hitter. I’m happy with where I’m at.” Mike Olt hit a two-run homer and a triple for the Cubs. Cubs rookie slugger Kris Bryant, who has nine homers this spring, went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

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Arizona’s desert overhaul began last summer with the hire of Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer. More hires followed: Dave Stewart as general manager, Joe Carter and De Jon Watson to front-office positions, Chip Hale as the new manager. Now that the brain trust is in place, it’s time to see what the new-look Diamondbacks can do on the field. I just know we’ll be competitive,” La Russa said.

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Yasiel Puig hit his fourth home run this spring, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. ”I like to see our guys swinging the bat so well,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. ”It a little less of all-or-nothing,” Mattingly said about the Dodgers’ lineup this year. Derek Norris had a two-run homer for the Padres.

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Edwin Jackson might have had a better day if he never found his way to work. The Cubs right-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday when he went to the wrong ballpark, then gave up eight runs when he finally found the right mound in Chicago’s 14-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jackson said he entered ‘Oakland Athletics spring training complex’ into his Google Maps app on his phone and it directed him to Phoenix Muni, which is across the street from the Phoenix Zoo. The Cubs’ current complex is less than 5 miles away.

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Jean Segura had three hits and three RBIs, and the Milwaukee Brewers scored seven times in the fifth inning on their way to a 12-0 rout Tuesday night over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scooter Gennett had two hits and two RBIs, while Adam Lind and Elian Herrera each added two hits and an RBI. ”The last week we’ve been pretty good,” manager Ron Roenicke said. When you get it, you just enjoy it and hope it lasts a long time.” Michael Blazek pitched four impressive innings, striking out four and walking two in his first start of the spring.

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We’re just days away from the start of the 2015 season, and that means it’s the prime time for teams to release their wacky food items for the upcoming season. We’ve already seen what the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks have to offer this season , but you can’t do crazy, fried foods without including the Midwest. Thank goodness for the Milwaukee Brewers, who are set to unleash two new food items this season. First up, it’s the ‘Down Wisconsin Avenue’ Brat. 

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 7-4 spring loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

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Matthew Pouliot looks at the best and worst value picks from the starting pitching ranks.

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Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run double and opening-day starter Kyle Kendrick threw four standout innings as the Colorado Rockies romped past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-0 on Sunday. Corey Dickerson homered in the fifth and had two hits . Charlie Blackmon doubled in two runs in the second to start the scoring, and D.J. LeMahieu and Nick Hundley each had two hits. A.J. Pollock went 2 for 3 to raise his average to .378 for the Diamondbacks.

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