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Giants turn to Stratton for series opener vs. Nationals

San Francisco Giants right-hander Chris Stratton will seek to duplicate two impressive efforts when he takes the mound for the opener of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Monday night. The series is the first in San Francisco sin…

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Astros look to keep rolling vs. Angels

Last Sunday night, after Texas Rangers veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros closed that three-game series having scored a total of nine runs and continued what was a sl…

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Padres, Rockies hoping to avoid carryover from last meeting

A scheduling oddity created a third early-season series between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies. San Diego opens a three-game series at Colorado Monday night and it will take place less than two weeks after the teams engaged in a benches-cle…

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Yankees, hot-shot prospect Torres face Twins, hot Dozier

It was a different type of weekend for Brian Dozier and Gleyber Torres. While Dozier continued his hot start by getting a hit in his 16th straight game, the Minnesota Twins wound up with a frustrating three-game sweep by the Tampa Bay Rays. Meanwhile…

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Riggleman to make Reds home debut vs. Braves

The Reds return home Monday to face the Atlanta Braves in their first game at Great American Ball Park since Riggleman replaced Price as manager last week. About all that’s different since the managerial change is the Reds are 3-18 after being 3-15 when Price was let go.

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Indians look to take series in Baltimore

The Cleveland Indians have been carried by some stellar starting pitching and can take three of four games against the slumping Baltimore Orioles in the series finale Monday at Camden Yards. Cleveland’s rotation, consisting of 2017 Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger

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Red Sox hope Price is right against A’s

David Price hopes to make the most of a sunny California afternoon Sunday when he pitches the Boston Red Sox against the Oakland Athletics in the wake of Sean Manaea’s no-hitter Saturday night. Both teams will be playing for a series win Sunday after Manaea got the A’s even with his historic

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Nationals, Dodgers vie for series win

At stake is the winner of the series after the Nationals got past Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory Friday night and the Dodges outlasted Stephen Strasburg in a 4-0 victory Saturday. The Dodgers have complied 568 victories since the start of the 2012 …

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Bucks hope to stay on roll versus Celtics

The Milwaukee Bucks showed signs of life Friday night in Game 3 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series with the Boston Celtics. Milwaukee avoided falling into a 3-0 hole thanks to a dominant effort from its bench, which was largely a n…

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Wizards would like repeat of Game 3 against Raptors

The Wizards’ All-Star duo turned in star performances Friday night and now Washington has a chance to even its first-round series with the top-seeded Toronto Raptors on Sunday at Capital One Arena. John Wall and Bradley Beal scored 28 points apiece, Wall added 14 assists and Wizards turned in a

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Cavs hope to even series with Pacers

LeBron James has been in this playoff position before, just not in the first round. With Cleveland down 2-1 to the Indiana Pacers in the first round, James was asked if Game 4 in Indianapolis Sunday was a must win. “It’s the postseason,” said James, who is 10-0 in his career in first-round

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Spurs need reversal of fortune to beat Warriors

Nothing much has gone right for the San Antonio Spurs in the first three games — all definitive losses — to the Golden State Warriors in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Now, with the prospect of a second consecutive four-game pl…

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Giants’ starter Holland faces familiar foe — Angels

Derek Holland might be in the National League now, but if there is one thing he knows well it is pitching against the Los Angeles Angels. The San Francisco Giants left-hander will make just his fourth start with his new team in his new league, but not…

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Nationals look to control Dodgers’ offense again

Stephen Strasburg just received the blueprint on how to keep the emerging Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense under wraps. The Washington Nationals right-hander will get a chance Saturday to put his own spin on the game plan Max Scherzer used Friday when he gave up one run over six innings against the

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Nationals look to control Dodgers’ offense again

Stephen Strasburg just received the blueprint on how to keep the emerging Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense under wraps. The Washington Nationals right-hander will get a chance Saturday to put his own spin on the game plan Max Scherzer used Friday when he gave up one run over six innings against the

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Red Sox face A’s hoping to continue early-season dominance

Two left-handers off to fast starts go head-to-head Saturday night when the Boston Red Sox send Chris Sale against the Oakland Athletics and Sean Manaea in the second matchup of a three-game series. The Red Sox won their eighth straight game when they…

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