McCarthy dominates, Toles homers as Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy pitched four-hit ball over six innings, Andrew Toles hit his first leadoff homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago 2-0 on Wednesday night after the Cubs received their championship rings. The Cubs put the finishing touches on a celebration that started when they beat Cleveland in Game 7 last November to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

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Rizzo, Cubs raise banner, beat Dodgers 3-2 in home opener

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo sliced the ball into left field, and it was time to party -- again. Quite a night for the All-Star slugger. Rizzo hit a game-winning single off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday after raising a World Series championship banner for the first time at Wrigley Field.

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GOLF-MASTERS Hoffman goes on birdie-run after top-ranked Johnson withdraws from Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Charley Hoffman was too hot to catch. Dustin Johnson was too sore to play. Hoffman has the first-round lead at the Masters, taming Augusta National during an afternoon in which the top-ranked Johnson had to withdraw because of a back injury.

Yasiel Puig homers twice, Dodgers overpower Padres 10-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yasiel Puig is trying to improve his punctuality, and a noon start Thursday made for an unusually early morning. This year, though, Puig is having little trouble getting going early. Puig hit two home runs, drove in four runs and stole a base to help the Los Angeles Dodgers rout the San Diego Padres 10-2.

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MASTERS-JOHNSON WITHDRAWS Hoffman goes on birdie-run after top-ranked Johnson withdraws from Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Charley Hoffman was too hot to catch. Dustin Johnson was too sore to play. Hoffman has the first-round lead at the Masters, taming Augusta National during an afternoon in which the top-ranked Johnson had to withdraw because of a back injury.