Sep 22

Wild-Card Tracker: Rockies falling apart as Cardinals make a move

Everything you need to know before Friday’s games

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Sep 22

NL wild card race: Will Diamondbacks face Rockies, Brewers or Cardinals?

The Heat Index breaks down the NL wild card race.

      

 

 

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Sep 22

Al Avila: Brad Ausmus will not return as Detroit Tigers manager

Ausmus was 312-325 (.490) in four seasons with the Tigers.

       

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Sep 22

Brad Ausmus will not return at Detroit Tigers manager

Al Avila announces Brad Ausmus will not return at Detroit Tigers manager next season.

       

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Sep 22

Brad Ausmus through the years

       

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Sep 22

Reynaldo Lopez on mound as White Sox kick off final homestand

The White Sox kicked off their final homestand of the season with the first of a three-game series against the Royals on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. Rookie Reynaldo Lopez was scheduled to make his seventh start of the season, fourth at G…

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Sep 22

Frazier in touch with family of girl hit by 105-mph foul ball

Todd Frazier had a five-minute phone conversation with the father of the young girl he struck with a 105-mph foul ball on Wednesday.

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Sep 22

Orioles on deck: What to watch Friday vs. Rays

Orioles (74-80) vs. Rays (74-79)

Where: Camden Yards

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN2/105.7 The Fan

Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jiménez (6-10, 6.57 ERA) vs. Rays RHP Alex Cobb (11-10, 3.63)

What to watch

1. Holding on. The Orioles remain one loss away from No. 81 on the season,…

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Sep 22

Is Major League Baseball’s record-setting home run total due to ‘juiced’ baseballs?

Are ‘juiced’ baseballs to blame for MLB’s ridiculous home run totals in 2017?

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Sep 22

For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Cobb on hill, Beckham in lineup

UPDATE, 3:46: After sitting out Thursday in recovering from extraction of a tooth, former Rays SS Tim Beckham is in the Orioles lineup tonight for his first game against his ex-mates, batting leadoff and playing short.

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Sep 22

Matheny sends out virtually same lineup

Cardinals’ manager supplants Grichuk with Piscotty. Carpenter, Pham and Fowler are 1-2-3 again.

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Sep 22

Cubs tweak lineup against Brewers

Even with a National League Central title at stake, it might not be such a bad idea for the Chicago Cubs to tweak their lineup Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Javier Baez will take over for Addison Russell at shortstop, with Ben Zobrist…

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Sep 22

As Giancarlo Stanton nears Roger Maris’ old record, Sammy Sosa nowhere to be seen

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton entered the final 10 days of the season with a shot at reaching 61 home runs, needing five more to tie the old record held by Roger Maris. “He’s very capable of doing it, but it’s not easy when you have guys pitchi…

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Sep 22

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop is this year’s Most Valuable Oriole

Jonathan Schoop’s breakout season – which included his first trip to the All-Star game and setting new career highs in all run production categories – will end with the 25-year-old second baseman winning this year’s Louis Hatter Most Valuable Oriole award.

The award is selected by a vote of local…

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Sep 22

NFL intends to 'vigorously' contest lawsuit from Aaron Hernandez's family

Lawsuit was filed against the NFL and Patriots on behalf of the family of Aaron Hernandez and seeks $20 million.

       

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Sep 22

The Tribe’s future is here (at least for a week): Cleveland Baseball Talk Podcast, Sep. 22

Check out some of the Tribe’s top minor-league prospects in this weeks’s baseball talk podcast.

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Sep 22

Talking with … Padres pitcher Travis Wood

Travis Wood’s 11 regular season home runs rank third among active pitchers behind the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner (17) and the Mariners’ Yovani Gallardo (12). A second-round pick out of high school in 2005, the 30-year-old Wood has always viewed his job at the plate as another way to help him on…

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Sep 22

This is how you get the Paul Goldschmidt emoji pillow you didn't know you needed

The Arizona Diamondbacks are putting on a very important promotion this Saturday that lets everybody help raise money to fight childhood cancer.

      

 

 

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Sep 22

France threatens to withdraw from Winter Olympics over South Korea safety concerns

France’s sports prime minister says the country will not compete in the 2018 Games in South Korea if safety can’t be guaranteed.

       

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Sep 22

Shortstops to watch in the Padres’ farm system

Since Everth Cabrera’s 2013 All-Star campaign and subsequent fall from grace, the Padres have called on the likes of Alexi Amarista, Clint Barmes, Alexei Ramirez, Erick Aybar – and so, so many others – as stop-gaps in their quest to develop the next homegrown shortstop.

Those days are nearing an…

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