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Giants rally with 4 runs in 9th to down Dodgers 5-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then someone asked San Francisco’s manager if he

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LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he’s been playing in the minor leagues

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Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, E…

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Nats walked off again, this time by Cards’ DeJong

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won’t be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with

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DeGrom, backed by 5 Mets HRs, tops Severino, Yankees 8-5

NEW YORK (AP) — For Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets, there’s still one prize left in play. No, not a playoff spot. Those plans were wiped out long ago during a disappointing season. Rather, the NL Cy Young Award for their ace. DeGrom kept pumping up his resume, striking out 12 while the Mets backed

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Rays holding their own with creative pitching approach

No team has gotten more innings from its starting pitchers this season than the Cleveland Indians. No team has gotten fewer than the Tampa Bay Rays. Yet the Indians and Rays have ended up in a similar spot. Cleveland’s team ERA is 3.84. Tampa Bay’s is 3.82. The Rays have been unorthodox in their

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LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: LAST RIDE The Subway Series finishes with a marquee matchup at Yankee Stadium. Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA, faces Luis Severino, who tops the AL with 15 wins. The game is a makeup from a rainout last month. Yankees

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LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: LAST RIDE The Subway Series finishes with a marquee matchup at Yankee Stadium. Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA, faces Luis Severino, who tops the AL with 15 wins. The game is a makeup from a rainout last month. Yankees

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Bote’s grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — The celebration was under way by the time David Bote flung his helmet high into the air on his way home. Teammates were already jumping up and down, ready to mob him at the plate. The fans were in a frenzy, too. Nothing like a game-endin…

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Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket …

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers await wait on Jansen, Arenado ailing

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: NO WORD YET The Dodgers are still waiting for definitive word on how long closer Kenley Jansen might be out because of an irregular heartbeat. He was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn’t sure if his absence

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers await wait on Jansen, Arenado ailing

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: NO WORD YET The Dodgers are still waiting for definitive word on how long closer Kenley Jansen might be out because of an irregular heartbeat. He was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn’t sure if his absence

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Guzman 1st rookie to hit 3 HRs in game vs Yanks, Texas wins

NEW YORK (AP) — Manuel Guzman had never seen his son play major league ball in person because he’s never been fan of planes. He might want to rethink it going forward. Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New York

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LEADING OFF: Betts rolls to Baltimore, Correa comes off DL

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: MOOKIE MANIA Mookie Betts tries to follow up his first career cycle when Boston opens a series at Baltimore. The AL MVP contender homered off Ken Giles in the ninth inning Thursday to complete his first career cycle, though the Red Sox still lost

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M’s jump on Verlander early in 8-6 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander got pushed around by the Seattle Mariners early Thursday night, and then umpire Nic Lentz sent him off for an early shower. Certainly not what the former Cy Young and MVP Award winner had in mind for his first shot at ca…

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Powder power: Lindor’s 3-run homer gives Indians 5-2 win

Francisco Lindor skipped down the third-base line, crossed home plate and suddenly couldn’t breathe. Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday

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