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Blue Jays’ lack of focus leads to embarrassing loss to Tigers: Griffin

DETROIT—If the Blue Jays are to win with what has become a downsized offence from a year ago, they need their starting pitcher to go deep and they need their excellent defensive players to excel. On Monday at Comerica Park in the first of a three-game series, neither happened as the Jays lost 11-0 to

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Giancarlo Stanton has eye on home run history

PHOENIX—There is a fanciful notion that legitimacy is conferred by a line in the record book, as black and white as the type on the page or the line on the screen. Legitimacy is in the eye of the beholder. You can read that Barry Bonds holds the legitimate MLB home run records: 73 in a season, 762 in

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Royals host Tigers with struggling veterans on mound (Sep 27, 2017)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann and the Kansas City Royals’ Jason Hammel will start Wednesday in the middle contest of this three-game series. The veteran right-handers, who own the same won-loss record, have struggled lately. Zimmermann (8-13, 6.19 ERA) is 0-2 with an

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Royals host Tigers with struggling veterans on mound

The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann and the Kansas City Royals’ Jason Hammel will start Wednesday in the middle contest of this three-game series. Zimmermann (8-13, 6.19 ERA) is 0-2 with an 8.00 ERA in his first two September starts, allowing eight runs on 17 hits over nine innings. Opponents

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Cubs look to pop corks in St. Louis (Sep 27, 2017)

ST. LOUIS — While time is running out on the St. Louis Cardinals, the party appears ready to start for the Chicago Cubs. A Chicago win Wednesday over St. Louis would give the Cubs the National League Central championship. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are hanging on in the NL wild-card race. The Cardinals

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Mets’ Collins: No plans to retire, want to stay

ESPN.com news services New York Mets manager Terry Collins, whose contract expires after this season, has no plans to consider retirement and would like to stay with the team. “I never said anything that I was going to retire,” Collins told The Record on Tuesday. “I always wanted to work

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Blue Jays need Drew Hutchison to step up in Stroman’s absence

TAMPA—When people talk about the Blue Jays’ bumper crop of exciting young starting pitchers, they usually name Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Daniel Norris and maybe even a few others further down the pipeline. Typically absent from the conversation is Drew Hutchison, even though he’s still just

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Rangers Lose To Astros 14-3, Wild-Card Hopes Dashed

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros know they will begin their best-of-5 American League Division Series at home in Minute Maid Park, with the opponent yet to be determined. Carlos Correa, Brian McCann and Cameron Maybin had three RBIs each and Dallas Keuchel allowed one earned run and five hits in six

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Angels oppose White Sox with playoff hopes all but gone (Sep 27, 2017)

CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Angels are clinging to life in the American League wild-card race as they face the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. And with the Minnesota Twins’ game in Cleveland scheduled to start an hour earlier, the Angels’ postseason hopes could be dashed before their game

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Angels oppose White Sox with playoff hopes all but gone

The Los Angeles Angels are clinging to life in the American League wild-card race as they face the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. “We’re in it,” said Angels right-hander Parker Bridwell, who earned the victory Tuesday as Los Angeles beat Chicago 9-3.

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Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers sent six players to the All-Star Game in Miami this July. Only one of them has any reason to wonder about his role on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Left-hander Alex Wood has been passed over for playoff rotations before – in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and 2015 with the

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No margin for error as Brewers host Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff push continues Wednesday night when rookie right-hander Brandon Woodruff takes on Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Brewers (83-74) are playing with an almost non-existent margin of error. Milwaukee,

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Blue Jays-New York Yankees: Series preview

ROGERS CENTRE Monday-Wednesday The Blue Jays are 2-1 against the Yankees this season, opening the year at Yankee Stadium April 6-9. Toronto outscored the Yankees 15-8. The Jays were 8-11 vs. the Yankees in 2014, including a 5-4 mark at the Rogers Centr…

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Blue Jays need Drew Hutchison to step up in Stroman’s absence

TAMPA—When people talk about the Blue Jays’ bumper crop of exciting young starting pitchers, they usually name Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Daniel Norris and maybe even a few others further down the pipeline. Typically absent from the conversation is Drew Hutchison, even though he’s still just

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Red Sox’s Porcello tries to prevent sweep vs. Jays (Sep 27, 2017)

BOSTON — Rick Porcello’s last outing really couldn’t have started any worse. Four batters, four runs — all on Scooter Gennett’s grand slam in Cincinnati on Friday, the latest dip in the roller coaster season for the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. On Wednesday night, with

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Breaking down Girardi’s likely playoff rotation strategy

As if Joe Girardi and his lieutenants didn’t have enough variables to juggle as they prepare for next week and beyond, the Yankees have gone and made the American League East into a little bit of a race again. While it’s fun to contemplate in the wake of the Yankees’ 6-1 victory over the

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