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Villanueva homers twice to power Padres past Dodgers 7-5

Christian Villanueva always dreamed of being the best at whatever he does as a baseball player. If he wants to become known as one of the game’s best power hitters, he’s off to a good start. Villanueva homered twice for his 13th and 14th home runs and Jose Pirela hit the go-ahead single in the

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Villanueva homers twice to power Padres past Dodgers 7-5

Posted 2:57 a.m. todayUpdated 2:58 a.m. today LOS ANGELES — Christian Villanueva always dreamed of being the best at whatever he does as a baseball player. If he wants to become known as one of the game’s best power hitters, he’s off to a good start. Villanueva homered twice for his 13th and

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Zunino’s HR in the 12th gives Mariners 4-3 win over Twins

SEATTLE (AP) – After seeing long fly balls to center field die on the warning track as the night progressed, Mike Zunino knew if he got a chance at one swing to end it, he was going to do all he could to not hit it to center. "I tried to hit smart…

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Twins’ Sano accepts 1B challenge against Mariners

For the Minnesota Twins, the answer for the past two days has been Miguel Sano. The All-Star third baseman returned from nearly a month on the disabled list (left hamstring strain) Friday night in Seattle and found himself penciled into the lineup at …

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Rockies’ Marquez to stay on attack vs. Reds, Harvey

Matt Harvey will try to continue moving forward with the Cincinnati Reds when he makes his fourth start for them Sunday against the Colorado Rockies in the rubber game of the series. Harvey is 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA overall. German Marquez will oppose H…

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Hummel: Gibson was 3-5 at end of May during dominant ’68 season

PITTSBURGH • Fifty years ago Monday, Bob Gibson lost 3-1 at San Francisco to drop his record to 3-5 for the 1968 season. This seems hard to believe, considering that Gibson would win 22 games that year, granted that his earned run average on May 28 sti…

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Klay Thompson saves Warriors’ season with familiar Game 6 scoring barrage

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston. OAKLAND — Klay Thompson wasn’t ready to be done. It sounds like such an obvious sentiment, right? A professional

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James Harden says ‘there’s no pressure’ on Rockets, calls Game 7 at home ‘an opportunity’

Houston Rockets star James Harden took a big-picture view in the wake of a blowout Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night that evened the Western Conference finals. Harden harkened back to a team-bonding trip the Rockets took to …

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Trading Tips: May 27

Buying low on Brian Dozier and selling high on Brandon Belt are among the trading tips offered by Fred Zinkie this week.

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MLB roundup: Trout has five hits in career night

Mike Trout went 5-for-5, his first career five-hit game, leading the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Trout doubled in his first two at-bats off Sonny Gray (3-4), hit a go-ahead two-ru…

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Aaron Boone navigating difficult first year like seasoned pro

Aaron Boone had never coached or managed when general manager Brian Cashman hired him to take over a team that had come within a game of the World Series a year ago under Joe Girardi — and entered this season with championship aspirations. Boone went f…

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Gennett has 5 hits to lead Reds over Rockies 6-5

Scooter Gennett capped his big day at the plate with a game-saving play in the field for the Cincinnati Reds. Gennett tied a career high with five hits, including a solo homer, and then made a diving catch in the ninth to preserve the Reds’ 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night

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Zunino’s HR in the 12th gives Mariners 4-3 win over Twins

Mike Zunino homered with two outs in the 12th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Zunino turned on a 2-2 breaking ball from Matt Magill (1-1) and lined it out to left field to give the Mariners…

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Warriors Trademark Third Quarter Downs The Rockets

The Golden State Warriors outscored the Houston Rockets 33-16 in the 3rd quarter to overturn a 10-point deficit leading to a series-tying win in the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals.

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Ohtani, Angels set to square off with Yankees

NEW YORK — At least one part of the matchup between Shohei Ohtani and Masahiro Tanaka will occur. Just not the one many were hoping to see. Instead of pitching against Tanaka, Ohtani is expected to hit against his fellow Japanese countryman Sunday aft…

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Zunino’s walk-off home run

Mike Zunino smashes a walk-off home run to left field, giving the Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Twins in 12 innings

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