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Latest zero nets Papelbon a record: Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon set a record on Friday night by stretching his streak to 20 2/3 career postseason innings without allowing a run, two outs further than Joe Niekro's old record.
Injured Nieve demoted by Astros: The Astros made their first cuts of spring training Monday, among them injured righthander Fernando Nieve. Infielder Lance Niekro, son of former Astros Joe Niekro, was reassigned to minor-league camp.
Niekro looks to carry family banner for Astros: Lance Niekro is wearing his father's old number (36) at spring training with the Astros. Pitcher Joe Niekro's son spent time around the team as a boy and is trying to latch on now as a man.
Notes: Niekro proud to wear No. 36: Lance Niekro spent a lot of time as a kid tagging along with his father, former Astros star hurler Joe Niekro. So when the younger Niekro signed with the Astros earlier this year, he jumped at the opportunity to wear his late father's old uniform number.
Astros sign five with invitations to spring training: Infielder Lance Niekro, the son of Astros all-time wins leader Joe Niekro, was among five players signed by the Astros to minor league contracts and given invitations to spring training Wednesday.
Giants' Niekro pushes onward: Joe Niekro is wearing a ball cap adorned with a drawing of a snook. He also is wearing a "you've got to be kidding me" look, the kind you make when you leave the store and see the parking cop sticking a ticket on your windshield. Lance Niekro sees the...
Niekro playing on after sudden death of his father: Lance Niekro still reaches for the phone to dial his dad, nearly four months after former major league pitcher Joe Niekro died of a brain aneurysm at age 61. It's so natural for him to do so. They were constantly in touch during spring training and the...
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