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Kyle Seager hits milestone as Mariners can just hold on against Mike Trout

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SEATTLE -- Perhaps it was fitting that Kyle Seager's milestone home run came after Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon went to a left-handed reliever just before he was going to come to the plate in the third inning.

For the better part of his career with the Seattle Mariners, even over the past three seasons when he's battled injuries and ...Read more

Four-home run night leads A's to fifth-straight win

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Austin Allen took 78 big league at bats until he could connect for his first big league home run. In his 79th, despite riding an 0-for-11 streak, Allen's plan remained the same: just hit the ball hard.

Finally, his swing on a 2-0 95 mph fastball from Texas Rangers reliever Ian Gibaut slipped over the right field fence. He hit...Read more

Dodgers outslug Padres to win high-scoring affair

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SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers took the field Wednesday without Mookie Betts, the star right fielder they've committed to paying nearly $400 million, for the third straight game. Losing a player of that caliber -- a perennial All-Star and former MVP -- would debilitate most teams. For the Dodgers, it just meant plugging in another slugger ...Read more

Brandon Belt breaks out, Logan Webb ends long (and ugly) streak for Giants starters in win

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DENVER -- The three healthy full-time members of the Giants starting rotation have a combined 27 years of major league service time, but it's a rookie right-hander who's emerged as the staff anchor in 2020.

Logan Webb hasn't only proven he's capable of holding down a starting job, he's quickly become most valuable pitcher on the staff as he's ...Read more

Dallas Keuchel pitches 7 strong innings, but the White Sox lose 1-0 to the Brewers, ending their winning streak at 6

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CHICAGO -- Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings Wednesday for the Chicago White Sox, but the offense couldn't get anything going against Adrian Houser as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Sox 1-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Keuchel allowed one run on five hits and struck out eight. Houser allowed five hits in seven shutout innings as the Sox ...Read more

Braves held to one run in loss to Hyun-Jin Ryu's Blue Jays

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ATLANTA -- On a night Sean Newcomb pitched his best start of the season, the Braves offense couldn't solve an old foe or the opposing bullpen.

Blue Jays lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, formerly of the Dodgers, allowed one hit over five scoreless innings. What transformed into battle of the bullpens resulted in a 2-1 Toronto win at Truist Park.

The Braves ...Read more

Yu Darvish pitches the Cubs to a 6-1 win over the Royals, extending their winning streak to 6 games

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a rocky start to his 2020 season, Yu Darvish is regaining the sharpness that made him one of the more dominant pitchers in the second half of last season.

Darvish limited the Kansas City Royals to five hits in seven innings as the Chicago Cubs pulled away to a 6-1 victory that extended their winning streak to six games...Read more

Phils settle for split with Yankees despite Aaron Nola's 12 strikeouts

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PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Nola was excellent Wednesday night, tying his career-high with 12 strikeouts, and weaving his way through the Yankees' lineup with a powered-up fastball and always signature curveball. His second start of 2020 was reminiscent of 2018, when Nola emerged as one of the National League's premier pitchers.

But the only stat ...Read more

Twins bust out in ninth inning to bury Pittsburgh 5-2 and continue record start

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PITTSBURGH -- Fortunately for the Steel City, its native son, Randy Dobnak, returned on Wednesday to pitch at PNC Park.

That guaranteed that the Pirates would have some television ratings on a night in which the Penguins appeared in the NHL playoffs.

Fortunately for the Twins, Dobnak was in a Minnesota uniform. And the ground ball inducing ...Read more

Marlins keep hold on first place in NL East after sweeping doubleheader vs Orioles

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BALTIMORE -- In the span of 26 hours, the Miami Marlins went from wondering exactly how they would perform after being stuck in a hotel for a week and losing more than two-thirds of their bullpen to stringing together some of the best pitching performances.

Three games against the Baltimore Orioles. Three wins. Three shutouts. Nothing short of ...Read more

Alex Cobb's splitter shines, but Marlins shut out Orioles, 1-0, in first game of seven-inning doubleheader

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BALTIMORE -- Much like Alex Cobb's splitter dived beneath the Miami Marlins' bats Wednesday evening, the Orioles' hot start to the abbreviated 2020 season made its way into the dirt.

Cobb dazzled in his third start of the campaign, but Baltimore's lineup was again outmatched by a pitcher who hadn't faced a major league opponent in nearly two ...Read more

Phillies top Yankees as road team at Citizens Bank Park to start doubleheader

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PHILADELPHIA -- The electronic Liberty Bell did not light up and sway over right field on Wednesday afternoon after J.T. Realmuto homered. There was no music as he circled the bases in the fifth inning of a 11-7 win over the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park. Even the canned crowd noise remained silent.

The Phillies wore their home uniforms but ...Read more

Alex Cobb's splitter shines, but Marlins shut out Orioles, 1-0, in first game of seven-inning doubleheader

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BALTIMORE -- Much like Alex Cobb's splitter dived beneath the Miami Marlins' bats Wednesday evening, the Orioles' hot start to the abbreviated 2020 season made its way into the dirt.

Cobb dazzled in his third start of the campaign, but Baltimore's lineup was again outmatched by a pitcher who hadn't faced a major league opponent in nearly two ...Read more

Magic Johnson's advice for baseball players during coronavirus outbreak: 'You can't be selfish'

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LOS ANGELES -- If baseball crowns a World Series champion in this truncated season, the players will have endured three months like no other. In order to navigate a season through a pandemic, the players will have to make accommodations: frequent testing, mask wearing and social distancing off the field, road trips with nowhere to go besides the...Read more

Jo Adell singles in at-bat debut, Mike Trout homers in return in Angels' win over Mariners

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In his first game back following the birth of his son, and in the debut of the Los Angeles Angels' most heralded prospect since his own MLB arrival, Mike Trout homered to key the Angels' 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.

Trout hammered his solo shot in the first inning. Not long after, Angels fans got a glimpse of their future. ...Read more

Stephen Piscotty hits walk-off grand slam, Jesús Luzardo delivers in first big league start

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Piscotty hit the Oakland A's second walk-off grand slam of the season, giving the A's a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers Tuesday.

Jesus Luzardo made his Major League debut amid the hostility of a jam-packed Minute Maid Park in Houston last September; a patch of green, his family and friends, made themselves heard as ...Read more

Dodgers overcome sluggish start to come back and beat Padres

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The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the sixth inning Tuesday without a hit. By the end of the seventh, they had overturned a two-run deficit.

Behind a two-run single from Corey Seager and two RBI from AJ Pollock -- the team's two hottest hitters in 2020 coming through in the clutch again -- the Dodgers evened their series against the upstart San ...Read more

Fried assumes ace role, shuts down Blue Jays in Braves' win

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ATLANTA -- After Mike Soroka suffered a season-ending Achilles tear on Monday night, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman predicted Max Fried would "have a little something extra" in his upcoming start.

Freeman's hopes came to fruition Tuesday: Fried mowed down the Blue Jays, allowing one run over six innings, in the Braves' 10-1 win at Truist ...Read more

San Francisco Giants take the league lead in errors, defense remains obvious weakness in loss

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DENVER -- There's one statistical category where the San Francisco Giants have every other team in the majors beat: Fielding errors.

The Giants are throwing the ball away, missing routine grounders and misplaying flyballs at an alarming rate and there's no question their defensive mistakes are ruining chances to compete.

With three errors in ...Read more

Nick Madrigal and Edwin Encarnacion suffer shoulder injuries in the White Sox's 3-2 win over the Brewers

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MILWAUKEE -- The White Sox's depth is going to be tested again this season.

Stop us if you've heard this before.

After losing starting pitchers Reynaldo Lopez and Carlos Rodon and shortstop Tim Anderson to injuries in the first 10 games, the Sox suffered a couple more blows Tuesday night in Milwaukee in a 3-2 win over the Brewers at Miller ...Read more