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Mariners’ Paxton gets his shot at Angels

Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton will finally get a chance to stare down the Los Angeles Angels. After missing the Angels in their nine games in Seattle earlier this season, Paxton is scheduled to start Thursday night in the series finale at Angel Stadium. Paxton wasn’t scheduled to face

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Toronto’s Happ gets chance to slow down Red Sox train

David Price spent the end of the 2015 season going 9-1 and helping the Toronto Blue Jays make it to the postseason. Thursday night, Price, 19-3 with a 2.46 ERA in his career against the Jays, looks to both put a stop to his two-start fade and pitch hi…

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Mets brace for Scherzer, Nationals

NEW YORK — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway said he thinks his ace pitcher, Jacob deGrom, should start for the National League in next week’s All-Star Game.

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D-backs look to rebound after getting blasted by Rockies

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray hopes the step forward he took in a bullpen session Tuesday will carry over to his start Thursday in the rubber game between the Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. The Rockies blasted the Diamondbacks 19-2 on Wednesday n…

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Astros. sans Giles, host Athletics

The Astros on Wednesday demoted deposed closer Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno following yet another blowup, both on the mound and off of it, in the ninth inning Tuesday. Giles surrendered three runs on three hits without recording an out against the Oak…

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Brewers, Pirates to open five-game series

The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates open a five-games series Thursday at PNC Park with National League Central implications that are very different. The Brewers (55-38) lead the division, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Cubs. Pittsburgh (43-49) is …

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Expect All-Star-caliber duel between Kluber, Severino

Pitching matchups don’t get much better than the one at Progressive Field Thursday night when the Cleveland Indians host the New York Yankees in the first game of a four-game series. Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, the 2017 Cy Young Award winner, will face the Yankees’ Luis Severino, who finished

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Phillies make quick detour to visit Orioles

The Philadelphia Phillies will have a brief one-game meeting with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday because of a May 15 game that was postponed due to rain. Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.62 ERA) starts for the Phillies on Thursday against Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4…

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Hot teams Rays, Twins begin four-game series

Two of the hotter teams in baseball face off Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Rays travel to Minnesota where they open a four-game series with the Twins at Target Field. Tampa Bay extended its winning streak to five games Wednesday with a 4-2 victory…

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Cubs, Giants hoping to get key bats back in lineup

Teams struggling to score runs in the first two games of the series hope to get key bats back in the lineup Wednesday afternoon when the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants wrap up their three-game set. Right-hander Johnny Cueto (3-1, 1.95), pushed …

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Padres’ Lucchesi gets his shot at Dodgers

Now the question becomes, how can Joey Lucchesi top that? The friendly competition between the San Diego Padres’ two rookie left-handed starting pitchers — Lucchesi and Eric Lauer — heated up a notch at Petco Park Tuesday night when Lauer came within an out of becoming the first Padres rookie

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Padres’ Lucchesi gets his shot at Dodgers

Now the question becomes, how can Joey Lucchesi top that? The friendly competition between the San Diego Padres’ two rookie left-handed starting pitchers — Lucchesi and Eric Lauer — heated up a notch at Petco Park Tuesday night when Lauer came within an out of becoming the first Padres rookie

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Calhoun hopes to stay hot as Angels host Mariners

Kole Calhoun is beginning to perform up to expectations for the Los Angeles Angels, and they will need his offensive production to continue if they hope to get back in the American League playoff race. Calhoun will likely get another chance to pull th…

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Calhoun hopes to stay hot as Angels host Mariners

Kole Calhoun is beginning to perform up to expectations for the Los Angeles Angels, and they will need his offensive production to continue if they hope to get back in the American League playoff race. Calhoun will likely get another chance to pull th…

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Stars aren’t aligned as Astros host Athletics

With the All-Star Game fast approaching and the Houston Astros facing the possibility that perhaps one more member of their pitching rotation will join the festivities, manager A.J. Hinch is in a bit of a holding pattern regarding how he will set his r…

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Diamondbacks’ Miller hopes to continue progression vs. Rockies

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller will take the mound Wednesday at Coors Field and take what he hopes will be another step forward in his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez …

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