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Jun 12

Tanaka looks to end struggles in matchup with Angels

The New York Yankees are in first place in the American League East, so when they take the field Monday against the Los Angeles Angels, the baffling case of Masahiro Tanaka won’t demand headlines in the New York tabloids. The 28-year-old right-hander went 39-16 over his first three seasons with

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Jun 12

Orioles face White Sox in matchup of slumping teams

The Baltimore Orioles couldn’t wait to leave Yankee Stadium. After a miserable weekend against the New York Yankees, the Orioles try to rebound when they visit the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a four-game series on Monday. Baltimore (31-30) has lost four consecutive games by a combined margin

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Jun 12

Musgrove returns for Astros’ opener vs. Rangers

Sunday at Minute Maid Park presented another example for the argument that pitching injuries are eroding the Houston Astros’ air of dominance. After being gifted a three-run lead courtesy of a four-run, two-out rally in the fourth inning, Astros rookie right-hander David Paulino immediately helped

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Jun 12

Mets getting healthy in time to face struggling Cubs

The two most recent National League champions will be searching for their previous form Monday night when the New York Mets host the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won their third consecutive game Sunday when…

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Jun 12

Pirates’ Taillon, back from cancer surgery, faces Rockies

Jameson Taillon is not coming off shoulder soreness. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander is returning to the mound Monday night to start against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park exactly five weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer. “I’m pleased with where I’m at,” Taillon

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Jun 12

Nationals return to division play vs. Braves

It has been nearly three weeks since the Washington Nationals played a divisional opponent in the National League East. Since May 23, the Nationals have faced three American League teams that they will see just once this year: the Seattle Mariners, Oa…

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Jun 11

Dodgers look to continue home mastery of Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers will go for a sweep and their ninth consecutive victory at home over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Reds right-hander Tim Adleman (4-2, 4.42 ERA) will oppose Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-6, 4.08) in the series finale. O…

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Jun 11

Brewers’ Anderson, D-backs’ Ray to square off

Two rising pitchers, perhaps All-Star Game candidates, face off Sunday afternoon as the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks finish their three-game series. Milwaukee will go with Chase Anderson (5-1, 2.94 ERA), who has turned a higher velocity …

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Jun 11

Jays’ Happ seeks to break through versus Mariners

Last September, Toronto’s J.A. Happ earned his milestone 20th victory of the season at Safeco Field. When he takes the same mound Sunday against the Seattle Mariners in the finale of a three-game series, he’ll be looking for his first victory of 2017. “He had a huge year for us last year

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Jun 11

Gausman charged with trying to quiet Yankees’ bats

The hits are occurring fast and often for the New York Yankees. During a four-game winning streak, the Yankees are dominating their opponents and they attempt to do it again Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orio…

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Jun 11

Astros turn to Paulino in series finale vs. Angels

With right-hander David Paulino on tap to start Sunday’s series finale for the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Angels, his third turn in the rotation offers clear indication of how the club is trying to survive this rash of injuries. Paulino is ranked as the Astros’ second-best pitching

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Jun 11

White Sox hope Quintana can tame Indians

In the final game of their series with the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday, the Chicago White Sox send to the mound left-hander Jose Quintana, who has had a tough 2017 season but has historically pitched well against Cleveland. In 12 starts this season…

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Jun 11

Rays counting on Archer to give them innings vs. A’s

After a split of a rare doubleheader at Tropicana Field, the Tampa Bay Rays will look to their ace, Chris Archer, to get a series win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. Archer (4-4, 3.65) is coming off an 11-strikeout performance again…

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Jun 11

Red Sox try for sweep of Tigers

BOSTON — Daniel Norris and Drew Pomeranz are each in search of more efficient outings as the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox meet in the finale of their three-game series Sunday night at Fenway Park.

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Jun 11

Another pitcher to make season debut in Mets-Braves series

For the fourth time in four days, a pitcher will make his first start of the season when the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets meet Sunday in the series finale at SunTrust Park. New York will send right-hander Seth Lugo to the mound for his season debut. Already in this series, Atlanta’s Sean Newcomb

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Jun 11

Royals, Padres’ starters try to seize opportunities

Two unlikely starters square off when the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres cap their three-game series on Sunday. The Royals offer up Jakob Junis (1-0, 7.84 ERA) in a matchup with Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 6.92) and the Padres after the teams split …

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