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LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: FISH STICK Mike Trout tries to homer in his fourth straight game when the Los Angeles Angels play their series finale at Yankee Stadium. The two-time MVP is coming off his first career game with four extra-base hits — and first five-hit performance

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Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver. It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game. Now, he just …

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Indians hit 4 HRs, bullpen hangs on for 8-6 win vs. Astros

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians’ beleaguered bullpen suffered another jolt when Andrew Miller went on the disabled list Saturday. A few hours later. the relievers played a major role in an 8-6 win over the Houston Astros. Zach McAllister, Tyler Olson, Dan Otero and Cody Allen combined to allow

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Kershaw marks 10-year anniversary of MLB debut on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw marked the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the disabled list. However, the three-time Cy Young Award winner is getting closer to returning. Kershaw is set to throw a four-i…

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Astros rally vs Miller, pour it on for 11-2 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros kicked off a late rally Friday night against relief ace Andrew Miller, then put their entire offensive arsenal on display. Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run double off Miller in the eighth and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez’s squeeze bunt, and

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Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James chose Boston as the place he’ll play next. Game 7 is on. And any talk about James’ future is on hold. Delivering another performance for the ages, James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston’s first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series

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Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step to the NBA Finals. Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points

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LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston’s Charlie Morton and Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a 4-1 victory last Friday

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Oh brother: Cole’s good game blemished by HR from Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come. Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-2 victory over the Giants

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Mets sign Bautista, recently cut Braves, doubles in 1st AB

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Bautista was sitting on his couch at home in Florida when the call came Tuesday afternoon. He had a new job, with the New York Mets. So the former home run champ hustled to the airport in Tampa, hurried to Citi Field and was in such a rush, he didn’t meet his manager until he

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Mets sign Bautista, recently cut Braves, doubles in 1st AB

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Bautista was sitting on his couch at home in Florida when the call came Tuesday afternoon. He had a new job, with the New York Mets. So the former home run champ hustled to the airport in Tampa, hurried to Citi Field and was in such a rush, he didn’t meet his manager until he

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Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers brought a four-game winning streak back home and couldn’t get out of their own way. Three hits, three errors and Matt Kemp getting thrown out diving back into first base to end the game added up to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. “It was a kind of

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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house. Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless. Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointe…

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Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start. Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second. Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game ser…

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Dodgers’ Rich Hill has no solution for recurring blister

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand are nothing new for veteran Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill, but the latest one is worse than usual and he doesn’t know how to solve the problem. Hill threw just two pitches against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night before

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