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Astros’ George Springer to make debut

HOUSTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect George Springer is making his major league debut on Wednesday night, batting second and playing right field for the Houston Astros.

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Astros call up prized prospect George Springer

HOUSTON (AP) — Prized prospect George Springer will join the Houston Astros from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

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A look at the NBA playoff picture

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith, above, and Brooklyn Nets' Andrei Kirilenko, of Russia, scramble for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:

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Royals down Astros 4-2

Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Houston. All the players on both teams are wearing jerseys with No. 42 to honor Jackie Robinson. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

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This Date In Baseball

1929 — Cleveland’s Earl Averill became the first American League player to hit a home run in his first major league plate appearance. The Indians won the game 5-4 in 11 innings on Carl Lind’s double.

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