Diamondbacks’ Greinke hopes to silence Padres again

SAN DIEGO — When the San Diego Padres depart Petco Park Sunday after a 10-game homestand, they will be on the road for a week against the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Rockies’ Marquez hoping for better results vs. Braves

ATLANTA — German Marquez’s start for the Colorado Rockies against the Atlanta Braves at Denver in early April was one of his worst as the right-hander walked six and gave up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings.

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A’s host Astros with first place on the line

OAKLAND, Calif. — First place in the American League West will be on the line for the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics when they meet as co-leaders in the finale of a three-game series Sunday afternoon.

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CFB notebook: Saban agitated by injury question

After it was confirmed that Alabama’s backup linebacker Chris Allen will be lost for the season because of a serious knee injury, coach Nick Saban became perturbed Saturday when asked about his level of concern about that injury and others.

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Cubs hope offense wakes up vs. Pirates

The Chicago Cubs have put their offensive production on repeat the past three games — one solo homer each night in the first three games of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

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Indians’ Clevinger seeks second straight win vs. Orioles

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger, who broke a long winless slide in his last start, will try to begin a winning streak Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound for the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field.

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Saban has agitated response to injury-concern question

After it was confirmed that Alabama’s backup linebacker Chris Allen will be lost for the season because of a serious knee injury, coach Nick Saban became perturbed Saturday when asked about his level of concern about that injury and others.

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