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Bill Shaikin: How Harry Edwards continues to honor Jackie Robinson's legacy

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LOS ANGELES — On Monday, the Dodgers celebrated the remarkable life and enduring impact of Jackie Robinson, the stories now handed down among the generations. Robinson died 52 years ago. With each passing year, we are increasingly fortunate to hear from someone who can tell firsthand stories of Robinson as a friend and mentor.

Harry Edwards ...Read more

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Mookie Betts and the bullpen lead Dodgers past the Nationals

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Mookie Betts continued his opening-month rampage with a career-high-tying five hits, and a struggling bullpen closed the game with six scoreless innings to lead the Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in front of a sellout crowd of 52,718 at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night.

Betts doubled twice, singled three times, scored ...Read more

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Logan Gilbert leads Mariners past Reds for first series win of season

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The offensive numbers weren’t quite as gaudy in terms of runs scored or total hits or a lopsided outcome, the process remained the same for a second straight game. In the end, the outcome of the game — the most important result — was another victory for the Mariners.

With the roof open on a clear but crisp Tuesday evening, and a frigid, ...Read more

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Relying on a dash of 'Whiteyball,' Cardinals turn walks, outs into runs to edge Oakland

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OAKLAND, Calif. – As if tribute to the plucky way Whitey Herzog’s clubs conjured runs when they lacked the power to just simplify things, the Cardinals turned whatever they could muster Tuesday into just enough runs to matter.

It wasn’t the flash of the classic, speedy Whiteyball but it came with a dash of defense as the Cardinals ...Read more

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Padres score right away this time to beat Brewers, clinch third straight series win

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MILWAUKEE — Comebacks are exciting. Resilience and fight and all that are nice traits for a team to possess.

Scoring early and playing ahead throughout a game is better. It is ostensibly easier, at least.

For the first time in a while, the Padres went that route Tuesday, scoring four runs before the game’s 10th pitch had been thrown and ...Read more

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3 homers not enough to power Red Sox past Guardians in extra-innings loss

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BOSTON — In their first 17 games of the season, the Red Sox were shut out three times — including twice in the last four days – managed no more than three runs seven times, and went to extra innings three times.

Though they plated the sixth-most runs in the American League last year, the 2023 squad wasn’t much in the way of the round-...Read more

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Giants' bullpen backslides in 6-3 loss to Marlins

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MIAMI — The Giants’ relief corps, maligned for the season’s opening week, had started to turn things around on this road trip. That is, until Jordan Hicks exited his start Tuesday, handing off a tied game to Ryan Walker to begin the bottom of the sixth.

The score didn’t stay even for long.

Walker lived up to his last name, and Taylor ...Read more

Rays rally 3 times to tie, then beat Angels in 13 innings

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The way the Rays rallied in the ninth inning Tuesday, scoring two runs with two outs on just their second, third and fourth hits of the night, it seemed like the game was headed for a wild finish.

And it was, a 7-6 win in 13 innings.

After rallying to tie again in the 10th and 11th innings, the Rays came from behind ...Read more

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Blue Jays make Carlos Rodón work as Yankees drop first series of season

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TORONTO — The Yankees lost their first series of the season on Tuesday when they fell to the Blue Jays, 5-4.

Like Luis Gil on Monday, Carlos Rodón had a tough time navigating Toronto’s lineup despite limited damage. That appeared evident right away, as the southpaw needed 32 pitches to get through the first inning. Twelve of those were ...Read more

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Ranger Suárez pitches seven-hit shutout, Phillies' bats come alive in 5-0 win over Rockies

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PHILADELPHIA — Ranger Suárez often talks about pitching through the eighth inning, and even the ninth. He says it’s his job as a starter, but it is not something he does often. He hadn’t pitched more than 7 1/3 innings in 2023 and 2022. He had only pitched a complete-game shutout once in his career, on Sept. 22, 2021, against the ...Read more

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Orioles bats explode to back Grayson Rodriguez in 11-3 win over Twins

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BALTIMORE — During the Orioles’ rebuild, the mere thought of nights like Tuesday kept fans hopeful.

Through 100-loss seasons, a 19-game losing streak and baseball so bad the franchise should’ve been paying fans and not the other way around, the dim light at the end of the tunnel only existed because of exciting young prospects and the ...Read more

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Mets use 7th-inning rally to come back vs. Pirates for third consecutive win

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NEW YORK — The pitching at Citi Field was excellent Tuesday night as the Mets dueled the Pittsburgh Pirates for four scoreless innings. But the Mets are quickly becoming known for their late-inning theatrics and it was no different in their second game of a three-game series, tying the game in the bottom of the seventh.

The Mets broke through...Read more

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Rain washes away Tuesday's White Sox game vs. Royals

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CHICAGO — Tuesday’s Chicago White Sox game against the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of rain.

The game will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Game 1 will begin at 1:10 p.m., with Game 2 beginning about 30 to 45 minutes after the opener ends.

Parking lots and gates will open at 12:...Read more

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'It really motivated me': Trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum inspires White Sox and ACE players

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Colten Jones made his way through the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on April 6, sporting a Chicago American Giants cap.

An outfielder in the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) youth program, Jones listened intently as museum President Bob Kendrick shared tales of Andrew “Rube” Foster, James Thomas “Cool Papa�...Read more

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Kerry Carpenter helps spark Tigers in 4-2 victory vs. Rangers

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DETROIT — Tough game.

On yet another day when the Tigers struggled mightily to produce any kind of offense, Kerry Carpenter slammed a 414-foot triple in the second inning and a game-tying RBI double off the left-field wall in the sixth. But when his next turn to bat came around, manager AJ Hinch called him back to the dugout and sent up Matt ...Read more

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Braves' Ozzie Albies fractures toe, placed on IL

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HOUSTON — Ozzie Albies fractured the big toe on his right foot, and the Braves placed him on the 10-day injured list, the club announced Tuesday.

The Braves selected the contract of David Fletcher, who began the season at Triple-A Gwinnett.

In Monday’s win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park, Albies was hit by a pitch in the second inning ...Read more

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Dylan Hernández: Overlooked parts of Dodgers' roster could jeopardize World Series aspirations

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Now that federal investigators say they have solved the Mystery of the Missing Millions, Shohei Ohtani can focus entirely on baseball matters.

Such as whether his team can actually win a World Series.

These Dodgers are what they were expected to be — to a degree. Counting Ohtani, they have four of the best hitters in baseball. In Tyler ...Read more

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Suzyn Waldman reflects on John Sterling's retirement: 'Nothing will ever be the same'

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TORONTO – Standing outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday afternoon, Suzyn Waldman politely declined to comment when approached by a few writers.

Reports of John Sterling’s retirement, linked to health concerns, had begun to circulate, but his radio partner of two decades didn’t want to address the matter until someone made it ...Read more

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Tyler Glasnow runs into trouble early as Dodgers lose for fourth time in five games

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The Dodgers had their best pitcher on the mound in Tyler Glasnow, the 6-foot-8 right-hander who was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in December and signed to a five-year, $136.5-million extension to be the team’s ace.

They had their most dangerous hitter at the plate for the game’s most critical moment in Shohei Ohtani, the two-time ...Read more

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Sonny Gray's brilliant beginning to Cardinals tenure continues with 6 shutout innings vs. A's

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Back where his winning began, Sonny Gray’s belated but no less impressive start as a Cardinal continued.

There’s no ballpark in the majors where Gray has pitched more than the expiring Coliseum of Oakland. In his 63rd start at the ballpark, the former Athletics top prospect picked up where he left off in his first start...Read more