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12:35 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the COVID-19-related IL due to general illness symptoms, and purchased the contract of right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Durham before Saturday’s game against Detroit. Kiermaier was pinch hit for during the sixth inning of
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1:31 AM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly
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11:18 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm apparently felt much better in a bullpen session. Ohtani threw about 30 pitches Friday, and the Angels decided their two-way superstar isn’t done yet on the mound as they finish out another
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. “If there’s any kind of lingering soreness, you may not see him pitch,” Angels manager Joe Maddon
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2:50 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — The Colorado Rockies‘ game at the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of a soggy field caused by rain. A makeup date was not immediately announced. The NL East-leading Braves entered Thursday 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. The start of the game was pushed back almost
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8:52 PM ET San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell went on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to a left adductor groin strain, the team announced. The Padres also signed right-hander Vince Velasquez to a minor league contract and recalled right-hander Shaun Anderson from Triple-A El Paso. Snell, 28, injured his groin in the first
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10:36 AM ET Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is purchasing 10,000 tickets to an upcoming home series and giving them away for free, the team announced Wednesday. Yelich, 29, is buying the tickets in appreciation of the fans for next week’s four-game series against the second-place St. Louis Cardinals. “The fans are a big part
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1:33 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are chasing the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. They caught their rival in one big way by becoming the second team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth. Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith homered in an 8-4
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11:11 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Seattle has been chosen to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2023, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Tuesday. Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby
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12:27 PM ET ESPN News Services Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP and franchise home run king for the Milwaukee Brewers, announced his retirement Tuesday. The six-time All-Star selection has not played this season after becoming a free agent when the Brewers declined to exercise a $15 million mutual option in his contract last
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11:23 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — All on one swing, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. topped his Hall of Fame father and moved ahead of Shohei Ohtani. Guerrero hit his major-league-leading 45th home run, Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays
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9:17 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The Boston Red Sox activated reliever Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 injured list and returned left-handed pitcher Austin Davis from the paternity list on Monday, giving a boost to their bullpen going into a key series against Seattle. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said there could be more
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12:37 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres is being moved back to second base from shortstop by the New York Yankees. Torres, 24, was primarily a second baseman during his first two seasons with the Yankees in 2018 and 2019. He filled in at shortstop when Didi Gregorius got hurt and was
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12:39 AM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Francisco Lindor broke an eighth-inning tie with his third homer, sending a drive whistling into the right-field seats after a pitch tipping spat with Giancarlo Stanton, and the Mets beat the Yankees 8-7 Sunday night in a heated Subway Series finale that nearly turned into a
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5:49 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers has become the 19th player in major league history with 3,000 strikeouts. The right-hander fanned Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The crowd gave the three-time Cy Young Award winner
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