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The Phillies turned to Jonathan Papelbon Thursday despite having had pitched three innings over the last two days. He pitched a perfect ninth with a strikeout for the save.
If you want results, you go to what you know. Papelbon is a veteran and he can handle the work, plus, he could be on the move, so what do the Phillies care if pitches too much? ANALYST: David Kerr
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba