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'Bring back Wash!' Beloved former Texas Rangers manager unlikely option, despite fans.

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That didn’t take long.

As soon as the news hit Monday that the Texas Rangers had fired Chris Woodward, the calls for his replacement came fast and loud on social media.

And one particular name kept coming up, underlined by memorable gifs and images from some of the greatest memories in Rangers history.

Ron Washington was trending on Twitter...Read more

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The baseball brainiacs are heading to Baltimore: At research convention, expect 'a smorgasbord of baseball content'

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BALTIMORE — The baseball brainiacs are coming to Baltimore.

From Wednesday to Sunday, the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor will host the 50th convention of the Society for American Baseball Research, an organization founded in 1971 and focused on the research and history of baseball. More than 500 people are expected to attend the five-day event, ...Read more

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Angelos family lawsuits raise prospects for sale of Orioles, but John Angelos wants to keep majority control in family's hands, sources say

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The lawsuits that have revealed the Angelos family’s struggles over the control and future of the Orioles laid out preparations for a sale of the team, including the hiring of a law firm and investment bank, but team chairman and CEO John Angelos wants to retain his family’s control of the club, according to people familiar with his thinking...Read more

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Powering Giants' 4th straight win, Joey Bart goes from 'black hole' to offensive catalyst

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SAN FRANCISCO — Two months ago, the Giants would have considered their rally over, kaput and done with if faced with the same situation that presented itself Monday night. There were two runners on base, one out and Joey Bart was stepping to the plate.

On Monday, after a demotion to Triple-A, an overhaul of his swing and a “vote of ...Read more

Sam Haggerty starts the chaos on the basepaths as Mariners score 4 in 9th to beat Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The speedy annoyance of the baseball mosquito that is Sam Haggerty lighted the fuse. The true nature of a losing team going nowhere slowly revealed itself in the mistake-filled chaos that followed.

And as the cheers of “Let’s go Mariners! Let’s go Mariners!” overtook the smattering of deserved boos for the home team ...Read more

Tigers' losing skid hits 8 as Guardians take Game 1 of doubleheader

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CLEVELAND — As a manager, you can push the right buttons and the pull the right strings and still get punched in the mouth.

It happened to the Tigers and AJ Hinch as the Guardians broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning to take Game 1 of the doubleheader 4-1 at Progressive Field Monday.

Hinch had left-hander Andrew Chafin warm ...Read more

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Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler to undergo season-ending surgery

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MILWAUKEE — Walker Buehler will not return for the Dodgers this season.

The team announced Monday that the pitcher, who has been out since May with an elbow injury, will undergo season-ending surgery next week.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Buehler has been out since May, when he suffered what the team called a ...Read more

Benjamin Hochman: Cardinals' Miles Mikolas eats innings like they're toasted ravioli

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In Colorado, doing a “14er” is a great triumph — using local lingo, that means a person climbed 14,000-plus feet on one of the state’s 58 tallest mountain peaks. But last week, Miles Mikolas achieved his own Colorado “14er,” which indubitably was a valley.

In his start against the Rockies, which lasted 2⅔ innings, Mikolas allowed ...Read more

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After firing the manager, the joke is not the Texas Rangers. It's the guy in charge.

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It bears repeating that the current state of the Texas Rangers is on owner Ray Davis, whose affection for team president Jon Daniels is so unbelievable it’s said to be the basis for the next Nicholas Sparks’ novel.

A Sparks’ romance novel is more plausible than the Jon Daniels story with the Texas Rangers.

Since JD was promoted to the ...Read more

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KC Royals pitcher Garrett receives a 3-game suspension from MLB for throwing drink at fan

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Kansas City Royals left-handed reliever Amir Garrett expressed regret multiple times for throwing his drink at a fan who heckled him from the stands in Chicago earlier this month, but Major League Baseball’s central office decided to impose disciplinary action anyway.

MLB announced on Monday afternoon that Garrett had received a three-game ...Read more

Marlins' Sandy Alcantara throws 7 more shutout innings vs. Padres to build Cy Young case

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MIAMI — Sandy Alcantara took the mound Monday with the Miami Marlins tumbling through their worst stretch of the season, to face the always-daunting San Diego Padres and their own All-Star ace. There is seldom much margin for error for Alcantara and it was even more so the case this time.

The Padres did give him a challenge — Alcantara ...Read more

Tigers end 8-game skid, split doubleheader with 7-5 win in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — For different reasons, they both badly needed to see balls fly into the seats.

Veteran Jonathan Schoop, mired in a season-long hitting slump, and rookie Kerry Carpenter, who was leading the minor leagues with 30 homers when he got called up and hadn't sniffed one in the big leagues, hit homers on back-to-back pitches in the top of...Read more

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Edmundo Sosa leads Phillies' revived offense to 4-3 victory over Reds

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CINCINNATI — A few hours before the start of every series, the Phillies hold scouting meetings. The pitchers go over how to attack opposing hitters; the hitters review opposing pitchers. It’s a good time to bring up new topics or raise concerns.

As the hitters met Monday, Rob Thomson presented a few stats.

Even though the Phillies got shut...Read more

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Rays do enough to beat Yankees in series opener

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NEW YORK — When the Rays were last at Yankee Stadium for a mid-June series, they pitched very well, didn’t hit much and lost all three games.

Monday night, they pitched very well, didn’t hit much and won the opener of a three-game series, 4-0.

Isaac Paredes knocked in David Peralta after a fourth-inning leadoff triple to give the Rays a ...Read more

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Miranda, Kepler snap out of slumps as Twins top Royals 4-2

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MINNEAPOLIS — A week without driving in a run was all Jose Miranda could take.

The rookie infielder, 0-for-6 in his most recent at-bats with runners in scoring position, ended his week of frustration by lining a two-strike curveball from Royals starter Kris Bubic into right field during Monday's fifth inning. It dropped in front of Royals ...Read more

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Orioles' bats bounce back to best Blue Jays, 7-3, to begin key series against AL wild-card leaders

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TORONTO — The fate of the Orioles’ season might well come down to how they perform against the Toronto Blue Jays. If the next two months are anything like the past week, they’ll do well in that regard.

Coming off a disappointing series loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in which they nearly went without a baserunner in the series finale, the ...Read more

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Dylan Cease is ready for Tuesday's showdown vs. Justin Verlander. 'It's exciting,' the Chicago White Sox starter says.

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CHICAGO — Growing up, Dylan Cease always looked forward to watching a Justin Verlander start.

“Just the fact that, especially back in the day, he would start out at 92 (mph) and finish at 101,” Cease said Monday. “I remember watching him a lot as a kid and seeing that. The fact that I’m here now and he’s still doing it, it’s ...Read more

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Dodgers get back to winning ways with shutout of Brewers

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MILWAUKEE — Walker Buehler pitched his last game of the season on June 10. Clayton Kershaw is on the injured list for the second time this season. Dustin May is still more hope than reality.

And Julio Urias just keeps going.

The rock in the Dodgers’ rotation – maybe even before they realized it – Urias pitched five scoreless innings as...Read more

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Benjamin Hochman: After 1982 World Series win, Cardinals fans tore up turf and took it home

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His Cardinals hadn’t won a World Series since he was in preschool. And there was Jim Mielke, wedged into the front row of the Busch Stadium bleachers, his right leg dangling over the right-field wall. He watched Bruce Sutter fire the final strike from upon the glorious green stage. And right then, Mielke broke the fourth wall by jumping over ...Read more

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Michael Wacha's dominant outing leads Red Sox to series win over Yankees

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BOSTON — The Red Sox have finally done it.

After an entire season spent chasing their counterparts in the American League East without winning a multi-game series, the Sox put it all together for their best weekend of the year.

Michael Wacha returned from the injured list and held the league’s best offense scoreless through seven innings ...Read more