Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins lift Phillies over Pirates

Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola began his latest gem Saturday at Citizens Bank Park by giving up a titanic opposite-field home run to Pittsburgh Pirates leadoff man Sean Rodriguez on the second pitch of the game. He ended it by striking out Jordy Mercer on a wicked changeup 101 pitches later to complete the seventh inning.


Molina, Hicks lift Cardinals to 4-3 win over Reds

Batting second mainly because of Tommy Pham's nagging groin injury, Yadier Molina homered with one out in the seventh, lifting the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds before a crowd of 42,382, Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

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Fresno Grizzlies home opener celebrated tacos and Jose Ramirez

Fresno Grizzlies, playing as Fresno Tacos for Taco Tuesdays, held its home opener Tuesday night against the Tacoma Rainiers. Championship boxer Jose Ramirez helped throw out the opening pitch.
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