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Justin Verlander tips his cap to booing Yankees fans after dominant start

Astros starter Justin Verlander tipped his cap to a booing Yankee Stadium as he exited Monday’s game.

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Blue Jays reliever John Axford invites ‘couple that clearly broke up’ near bullpen for counseling

John Axford’s outreach to a couple that broke up near the Blue Jays bullpen on Friday has apparently gone unheeded.

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Blue Jays reliever John Axford invites ‘couple that clearly broke up’ near bullpen for counseling

John Axford’s outreach to a couple that broke up near the Blue Jays bullpen on Friday has apparently gone unheeded.

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Blue Jays reliever John Axford invites ‘couple that clearly broke up’ near bullpen for counseling

John Axford’s outreach to a couple that broke up near the Blue Jays bullpen on Friday has apparently gone unheeded.

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50 Cent may have a challenger for worst first pitch of all time

50 Cent and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila’s first pitches were both awful. Whose was worse?

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge becomes fastest player ever to hit 60 home runs

Aaron Judge broke a home run record held by Mark McGwire.

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Bryce Harper hits home run with broken bat that snaps completely into 2 pieces

Bryce Harper hit what may the most remarkable home run of his career on Monday, breaking his bat completely in two with a swing that sent the ball over the right-center field wall.

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Colon carries perfect game into eighth vs. Astros

Bartolo Colon didn’t look like a 44-year-old Sunday night, turning in a great performance for the Rangers against the defending champions.

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Young MLB fans find perfect alternative to throwing a home run ball back

Two young fans decided to make a deal with the home run balls they caught during the Rockies-Nationals game.

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Diamondbacks lose a home run thanks to baffling baserunning blunder

Deven Marrero and Alex Avila of the Diamondbacks combined to commit the ultimate baserunning blunder, which cost Marrero and the team a home run.

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Cubs batter’s bat flip backfires, nearly takes out catcher and umpire

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. nearly took out Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki and umpire Chad Fairchild with a poorly executed bat flip.

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Dodgers lose again despite benefiting from luckiest hit you’ll ever see

The Dodgers fell to 4-8 this season despite Chase Utley’s most fortunate two-run single.

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Astros strike it rich with Gerrit Cole acquisition

The defending champion’s biggest offseason move was to get the right-handed pitcher, who has looked good in his first three starts.

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The Marlins somehow scored 3 runs on a sac fly thanks to some defensive misadventures from the Pirates

The Marlins scored three runs on a sac fly from Starlin Castro after some errors and bad decisions from the Pirates, the first time runs have scored in such a manner since 2000.

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Derek Jeter skipping upcoming Marlins-Yankees series to avoid ‘awkward situation’

To avoid a potentially “awkward situation,” Derek Jeter says he will skip next week’s Marlins-Yankees series in New York.

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Hanley Ramirez hit by pitch early, but Yankees and Red Sox stay calm a day after brawl

The Yankees and Red Sox remained calm even after Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch early.

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