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Kim Ng, former White Sox intern, is now highest ranking woman in MLB: 'Nothing should hold women back'

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As a public policy major and softball player at the University of Chicago, Kim Ng wrote a thesis paper on Title IX, opening her eyes to the challenges and opportunities for women with careers in sports.

The daughter of a banker and a financial analyst in New York, she was interviewing for jobs in investment banking. She thought if she found a ...Read more

Addison Russell, Jason Heyward power Cubs to 6-3 win over Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs overcame two deficits Saturday night to take a 6-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Ian Happ's two-out double down the right-field line scored Anthony Rizzo with the go-ahead run in the seventh, and Jason Heyward cranked a two-run home run in the eighth off hard-throwing Jordan Hicks.

Kyle Hendricks allowed a two-...Read more

Giants drop another Bumgarner start, hitting woes at Dodger Stadium continue

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LOS ANGELES -- There isn't a one-size-fits-all, tried-and-true formula for success when it comes to baseball, but the Giants and Dodgers have each tried their hand at developing winning recipes against one another this season.

In the first two games of the year at Dodger Stadium, Joe Panik hit solo home runs and the Giants blanked their rivals ...Read more

Rookie catcher Trevino helps Rangers defat Rockies, 5-2

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- That collision Wednesday night took a toll on the Texas Rangers, who lost reliever Chris Martin to the disabled list, catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-game suspension and Chirinos on Saturday to lingering soreness.

Matt Kemp isn't a small man, and though Chirinos said he felt fine Wednesday night, his neck has been achy ...Read more

Newcomb, Culberson lead Braves to 1-0 win against Padres

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ATLANTA -- Every team wants a pitcher that it knows will stop or prevent a losing skid. The Braves appear to have found one in Sean Newcomb.

The 25-year-old left-hander fired off six shutout innings in the Braves' 1-0 win over the Padres on Saturday. And Newcomb, who threw 84 pitches, likely would've gone deeper had it not been for a 25-minute ...Read more

Phillies beat Brewers as Gabe Kapler's gamble pays off

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MILWAUKEE -- Zach Eflin sat in the Phillies dugout Saturday afternoon after throwing his 73rd pitch. He had retired 14 of his previous 15 batters as he breezed through five innings.

But his afternoon would not go any further. The Phillies, then clinging to a one-run lead, had two runners on with two outs in the sixth inning of a 4-1 win over ...Read more

A's snap four-game losing streak with win over Angels

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The A's used a four-run sixth inning highlighted by a clutch two-out single by Stephen Piscotty en route to a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels Saturday at the Coliseum, snapping a four-game losing streak.

The A's improved 35-36 with a rare win over a division opponent, having lost six straight and 12 of 13 to teams in the ...Read more

Eddie Rosario powers Twins to 9-3 victory over Indians

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CLEVELAND -- Eddie Rosario is so hot, he's ignited his teammates now, too.

Rosario, batting .450 on this road trip so far and .470 against the Indians this season, collected two singles, a double and a home run on Saturday, helping to power the Twins to a 9-3 victory in Progressive Field.

The Twins scored in four different innings, and Rosario...Read more

Orioles drop season-high ninth straight, 5-4 to Marlins

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BALTIMORE -- Trey Mancini epitomized the frustration of the Orioles these days, emphatically removing his helmet with both hands and slamming it on the ground after stranding the tying run on third base in the seventh inning Saturday afternoon.

The Orioles offense showed some late-inning life against the Miami Marlins. And if a group of well-...Read more

Royals lose to streaking Astros again after Duffy's hiccup in sixth inning

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals' June swoon continued Saturday as they lost to the Astros, 10-2, at Kauffman Stadium.

Royals starter Danny Duffy, who'd begun to rebound from the 6.88 ERA he amassed in his first 10 starts this season, took his first loss since May 19. He hadn't allowed more than five runs in a game since the Indians shelled him ...Read more

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will be out at least six weeks with foot fracture

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The break of Royals outfielder Jorge Soler's left first metatarsal is not severe enough to require immediate surgery, a CT scan confirmed on Saturday morning. However, Soler will miss a minimum of six weeks.

The Royals don't yet have a long-term plan for Soler's recovery, as they will re-evaluate the break in a week.

Soler ...Read more

Early Oakland errors make it easy for Angels' Skaggs

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Friday began with the Angels on a four-game losing streak and four players, Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart and Jim Johnson, all placed on the disabled list.

They were in need of a break, and the schedule conveniently offered up the Oakland A's, who were just swept here by Houston.

Two early errors by the A's ...Read more

Stripling leads Dodgers over Giants

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LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Dodgers are a full-fledged media company, with their own television and radio stations and enthusiastic participation on social media outlets. They satisfy the need for constant content in a variety of ways, including something called "The Doc and Joe Show."

It is not a variety show, although Dodgers broadcaster Joe...Read more

M's rally for big win over Red Sox

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SEATTLE--It was their worst inning of the season, filled with uncharacteristic mistakes on defense and poorly located pitches from their best starting pitcher.

The Seattle Mariners had a three-run lead going into the third inning and when it ended six runs and 11 batters, five hits, two errors and two wild pitches later, they were trailing by ...Read more

Omar Narvaez's tying 3-run homer goes for naught as Tigers edge White Sox, 4-3

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CHICAGO -- If Omar Narvaez's game-tying three-run homer didn't get the White Sox fired up enough, Mike Fiers' curveball into Tim Anderson's back on the next pitch certainly got them riled up.

Players started leaving the Sox dugout as Anderson jawed a bit with Fiers on his way to first base. Fiers shrugged. It was likely more fatigue than ...Read more

Kris Bryant breaks out of slump in Cubs' 13-5 rout of Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS -- Kris Bryant regained his power stroke Friday night, and the rest of the Cubs offense followed his lead as they rolled to a 13-5 victory against the Cardinals at warm Busch Stadium.

Bryant snapped an 0-for-16 slump by hitting a two-run home run in the third. Bryant's homer snapped a streak of 107 at-bats without a home run -- the ...Read more

Adding DH to National League would be huge boon for Cubs

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Commissioner Rob Manfred revealed that adding the designated hitter rule to the National League was being considered by Major League Baseball. The Cubs, with their glut of young outfielders, would stand to benefit from the ability to play one of them at DH.

General manager Jed Hoyer declined to respond to comments Manfred made to reporters ...Read more

Jakob Junis allows three homers for second start in a row as Royals lose to Astros

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Of the three home runs the Astros sent over Kauffman Stadium's fences on this balmy Friday night, none did more damage than Evan Gattis' sixth-inning grand slam.

The ball traveled 101 mph, extinguished the Royals' tenuous one-run lead and effectively killed hopes of a comeback in what became a 7-3 loss to open a three-game ...Read more

Phillies defense fails Jake Arrieta in 13-2 loss to Brewers

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MILWAUKEE -- Jake Arrieta had just allowed a run by plunking the opposing pitcher when he grabbed a new baseball on Friday night and rubbed it with both hands.

It was the second inning of a 13-2 blowout loss to the Brewers. But it was then just a one-run game with the bases loaded and no outs. The Brewers had the top of their order coming up ...Read more

Trevor Story leads Rockies past Rangers at his 'Yankee Stadium'

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Globe Life Park was hallowed ground for Trevor Story while growing up about 15 minutes away in Irving.

The Colorado Rockies' shortstop burst on the national scene with an impressive start as a rookie in 2016.

He hit home runs in his first three major-league games (a record) and became the first player ever to hit a homer ...Read more