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When will Sonny Gray give the Yankees the innings they expect?

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered Florida State for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph Northwestern University graduate Follow on Twitter NEW YORK — The stars had aligned perfectly for Sonny Gray. After going n…

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Five-win White Sox, Royals open five-game set

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago White Sox won their first two games of the season. On the road. At Kansas City.

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Osuna HR, Pirates beat Tigers 8-3 for doubleheader split

Jose Osuna made the most of his brief stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Osuna, called up from the minor leagues to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-3 victory Wednesday…

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Pham injured by own bat while warming up

After reaching base seven times in two games as a leadoff man against an opposing lefthander, Tommy Pham reached base all five times Tuesday when he batted second. Manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw on both counts but, with another lefthander pitch…

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Pirates try for second series win over Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to get back to winning a series when they host the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at PNC Park. The Pirates (13-11) broke a five-game losing streak Wednesday when they won the second game of a doubleheader 8-3. Before the …

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Surging Phillies are just starting to figure out how good they are

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of “License to Deal” Former Denver Post national baseball writer Follow on Twitter PHILADELPHIA — Jake Arrieta was happy to assume the role of veteran sage to the Philadelphia Phillies’ young pitchers when he signed

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Bauer gets long-ball backing as Indians split series with Cubs

Trevor Bauer allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings, and Brandon Guyer, Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit solo home runs as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Wednesday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio to earn a split of t…

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Homers lift Indians past Cubs, but Miller injured in 4-1 win

Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night despite losing relief ace Andrew Miller to a left hamstring injury. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throw…

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Altherr goes deep to back Arrieta, Phils beat D’Backs 5-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Aaron Altherr hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Jake Arrieta outpitched Zack Greinke and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Wednesday night. Arrieta (3-0) allowed three runs – one earned – and four hits in sev…

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Acuna singles, scores in MLB debut, Braves beat Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) – Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Wednesday night. The 20-year-old Acuna became the youngest …

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Walker remains glued to bench as Yankees await word on Austin

On the surface, it seemed like a no-brainer. Neil Walker’s career numbers against righty Lance Lynn impressed: 40 at-bats, 15 hits, including three homers, a .375 average. Lynn started for the Twins against the Yanks Wednesday at the Stadium. Walker sat. Sometimes, there’s stuff below the surface

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Rays rough up former ace Cobb, beat Orioles

Brad Miller’s sacrifice fly produced the go-ahead run in a four-run fifth inning Wednesday night by the surging Tampa Bay Rays, who went on to beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 8-4 at Camden Yards. The Rays (9-13) have won five straight, their longest winning streak since a five-game run from

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Rays rough up former teammate Cobb in 8-4 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat former teammate Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday night

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Acuna singles, scores in MLB debut, Braves beat Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Wednesday night.

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Red Sox Wrap: Mookie Betts Crushes Two Home Runs In Win Over Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox have grown accustomed to streaks this season, but their three-game losing skid entering Wednesday clearly was not one they enjoyed. That no longer is a worry, however, as the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday night …

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Braves edge Reds in Acuna’s big league debut

Johan Camargo doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and A.J. Minter nailed down his first career save as the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday. With runners on the corners in the ninth, Camargo lined a pitch from Dylan Floro off the glove of Reds’ shortstop Cliff

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