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Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt connects for fifth homer of season
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(6:58 pm ET) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt connected for his fifth home run of the season on Sunday, pulling even with the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez for the lead in the National League.

Goldschmidt went 1 for 3 with two runs scored in the D-Backs' win.


3B Luis Valbuena delivers for Astros
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:56 pm ET) Luis Valbuena had a big day for the Astros in their 4-3 triumph over the Angels on Sunday, reaching base three times and connecting for his third home run of the season. 

Valbuena got the Astros on the board in the third inning when he tagged a pitch by Garrett Richards over the wall in left for a 353-foot homer to make it 2-0 Houston. Valbuena also walked twice and stole a base.


Giants starter Tim Hudson knocked around on Sunday in loss
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(6:56 pm ET) Giants starter Tim Hudson (0-2) was knocked around for five earned runs in five innings on Sunday and suffered the loss to the Diamondbacks.

He allowed six hits while striking out six.

Paul Goldschmidt got things going early for the D-Backs with a two-run homer off Hudson in the first inning.

Hudson's next scheduled start is Saturday in Colorado.

Diamondbacks' Jeremy Hellickson throws 6 2/3 solid innings for win
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(6:54 pm ET) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (1-2) picked up his first win of the season on Sunday, holding the Giants to one run on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Hellickson struck out two and walked one in the victory.

The only run allowed by Hellickson was a sacrifce fly in the second inning.

Hellickson will try to even his record next Sunday, April 26, against the Pirates.


Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker looking for more velocity
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:54 pm ET) Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker is throwing well to begin the season, posting a 2-0 record in two starts. But Shoemaker is continuing to look for improvements, mostly for more velocity on his fastball, according to MLB.com.

"For me, that's usually how it is," said Shoemaker. "I feel like early on in the season, with any season, I get stronger. I don't feel anything different. I think it's just the strength and getting into a rhythm."

Shoemaker is averaging 88.9 mph on his fastball this season after averaging 91.3 in 2014. Shoemaker thinks it is mostly about his recent weight loss.

"That's what it usually does. I'm not very far off, which is a good thing - but it is kind of funny how quickly I can regain the weight.

"I feel like when I'm at that weight, there's more there, just because there's more behind the ball and I have more strength."


Angels slugger Albert Pujols continues to torment Astros
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:50 pm ET) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols blasted his third home run of the season in the eighth inning of Sunday's 4-3 loss at Houston. 

Pujols, who finished 2-for-4 on the day to raise his average to .186, continues a career-long assault on Astros pitching, per MLB.com. 

Pujols' homer was his 46th against the Astros, tying Hank Aaron for most homers against Houston. It was his first home run at Minute Maid Park as a member of the Angels.


Pitcher Scott Feldman steady for Astros in victory
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:45 pm ET) Bouncing back from a rough outing six days ago, starter Scott Feldman had a workmanlike effort Sunday to pick up a victory in the Astros' 4-3 triumph over the Angels. 

Feldman (1-2) threw six solid innings, giving up six hits and two runs without issuing any walks. Feldman closed out his outing in strong fashion, retiring the final seven batters he faced. 

It was a nice turnaround from his last outing, in which he allowed seven earned run and 10 hits in five innings. Sunday's strong start dropped his ERA to 5.09. 


Garrett Richards erratic in return to mound for Angels
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6:40 pm ET) Angels starter Garrett Richards returned to the mound on Sunday for the first time since a knee injury last August ended his season, and was understandably rusty during five innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the Astros. 

Richards gave up four runs, three earned, while allowing five hits. He struck out four Astros but also walked four as only 60 of his 100 pitches were strikes. 

Richards was 13-4 last season before the injury, and he return figures to boost the Angels' rotation. 


Rangers' Kyuji Fujikawa tosses one scoreless inning Friday in Triple-A
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:35 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was able to throw one scoreless inning Friday for Triple-A Round Rock as a part of his rehab assignment, reports MLB.com.

Fujikawa, who is on the 15-day DL with groin tightness, struck out one and needed 18 pitches to get through the inning. He will have at least one more rehab appearance before Texas will consider bringing him back to the major league club.


Rangers' Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland to splite DH duties this year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:32 pm ET) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder and designated hitter Mitch Moreland will be used interchangeably on defense this season, reports MLB.com. Fielder was slated as the designated hitter Sunday for the sixth time, one less than he's started at first.

"Prince Fielder is our first baseman and Mitch Moreland plays first base," manager Jeff Banister said. "I will use both as needed. I see both players playing. I haven't seen enough of Mitch to evaluate his defense but I'm going to continue to play both at first base and both will get time at DH."

Banister wants to avoid Fielder becoming exclusively a DH.

"His energy level and who he is, we want to keep him engaged," Banister said. "DH is a challenging spot to perform in anyway if you're used to being in the field. The ability to play defense and stay engaged creates an energy. I don't want any of these guys [being a full-time DH] unless we find a David Ortiz-type of guy."


 
 
 
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