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April 13, 2015

FOR APRIL 13, 2015

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The 2015 MLB season is under way, and SI.com will have its experts weighing in on the first week's action. Who came out of the dugout swinging? Which pitcher showed the most command? What are the early returns on the Padres' eleventh-hour trade with the Braves? How did A-Rod fare in the Bronx after his 18-month absence? Go to SI.com/mlb for all the answers and for complete coverage from around the majors. Plus, follow the daily box scores for every game live on our new Game Flash icon.

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Distinguished History

From the SI Vault April 5, 1993

Who was the first designated hitter? Ron Blomberg's name may be a bit of trivia, but the impact of the DH since 1973 has not been trivial

By Steve Wulf

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Top Stories

1 Cardale's Quandry

For a roundup of last week's most popular stories on SI.com—including Pete Thamel's feature on Ohio State QB Cardale Jones, who after leading the Buckeyes to a national title is fighting for a starting spot—go to SI.com/topstories

2 April, Come She Will

SI experts make their picks for the 2015 MLB season

3 Beating Kentucky

Did Wisconsin follow SI's formula in its Final Four win?

4 Where Will Jameis Go?

All signs indicate the Bucs will pick Winston. Or will they?

5 Hating Bryce Harper

Why do so many dislike the Nationals' phenom?

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