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Rockies series opener against Mariners postponed, to be made up on Sunday as part of split doubleheader

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DENVER — The Rockies series opener against the Mariners on Friday at Coors Field is postponed due to inclement weather.

Friday’s game will be made up on Sunday as a split doubleheader. Game 1 begins at 1:10 p.m., while Game 2 begins at 6:10 p.m.

Friday night in LoDo is supposed to be around 40 degrees and cloudy at first pitch, with a ...Read more

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FAA investigating after Rockies coach seen in cockpit on United charter flight

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DENVER — A viral video showing a Colorado Rockies baseball coach in the cockpit of a United Airlines charter flight from Denver to Toronto sparked a federal investigation, officials confirmed Friday.

The video, originally posted to social media by the Rockies’ hitting coach Hensley Meulens, appears to show a member of the coaching staff ...Read more

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Dodgers fan pulled switcheroo after catching a 'hated Padre' homer. Why did he keep the ball?

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LOS ANGELES — As soon as he heard the crack of the bat, lifelong Dodgers fan Renan Zuniga knew exactly what to do.

The 45-year-old finance manager from Victorville, Calif., sprung out of his usual seat in the left-field bleachers at Dodger Stadium, jumped as high and stretched as far as he could, and made a fantastic catch to pull down a home...Read more

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Logan Webb retires 19 in a row to lead SF Giants over Diamondbacks

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SAN FRANCISCO — While the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, Blake Snell, is spinning his wheels at the starting line, last year’s runner-up, Logan Webb, is off to a flying start.

Webb was in mid-season form on Thursday night, as the San Francisco Giants’ ace was whipping out nasty changeups and backdoor two-seamers as he ...Read more

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MLB suspends Pirates' Aroldis Chapman 2 games for actions that led to ejection in Monday's loss to Mets

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PITTSBURGH — Pirates veteran left-handed relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman has been suspended two games for his actions that led to an ejection from Monday’s game against the Mets, MLB announced Thursday. Jon Heyman of the New York Post was the first to report the news.

Chapman’s incident occurred in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jeff ...Read more

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Ryan Pepiot strikes out 7, bullpen holds as Rays split series with Angels

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryan Pepiot threw six solid innings, Amed Rosario extended his hot streak, and the beleaguered bullpen held on to a one-run lead Thursday afternoon as the Rays edged the Angels, 2-1, in front of an announced matinee crowd of 10,648.

The Rays (11-9) split the four-game series with Anaheim (9-10) and moved to a season ...Read more

Another fielding error comes back to bite Tigers in loss to Rangers

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DETROIT — For a second straight game, an error in the infield did the Tigers in during the late stages of a loss to the Texas Rangers.

A day after the Tigers' poor ninth-inning fielding allowed the Rangers to steal a win at Comerica Park, the Rangers' winning run on Thursday scored in the eighth inning after the Tigers missed an easy ...Read more

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Mac Engel: Pitching legend Greg Maddux on solution to MLB's Tommy John crisis not encouraging

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The next time you attend a Major League Baseball game and hear a sound that sounds like a clap, the better chance is that it’s the pitcher on the mound whose elbow just popped.

Blame not the pitch clock, but the pitch count. Once baseball people started to track, and emphasize, pitch counts, it’s led pitchers down a ...Read more

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3 takeaways from Cubs' West Coast trip, including Kyle Hendricks' struggles and Christopher Morel's stellar defense

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PHOENIX — Hayden Wesneski’s phone kept buzzing with so many missed calls and text messages in the wee hours Wednesday that he eventually awoke to find it on the floor.

Thankfully, Wesneski got an assist from his Triple-A Iowa roommate Matt Mervis, who woke him up at 1 a.m. with a knock on the door to let him know their manager, Marty Pevey,...Read more

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Bally Sports settlement to send as much as $78 million to Padres

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The Padres will recoup just a fraction of what they were owed when Bally Sports San Diego's parent company defaulted on its television contract last season, according to a copy of an agreement filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday.

Diamond Sports Group agreed last year to pay the Padres as much as $78.9 million, as first reported by Awful ...Read more

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Phillies survive late Rockies rally to sweep series with 7-6 win

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PHILADELPHIA — This was one of the Phillies’ best offensive nights of the season, and it almost went to waste because of a bullpen implosion. They had a comfortable 7-1 lead entering the eighth inning, when Gregory Soto took the ball from Yunior Marte. Soto allowed three straight singles to load the bases, a sac fly and two walks (one of ...Read more

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Tanner Houck throws complete-game shutout as Red Sox top Guardians, 2-0

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BOSTON — Last year Tanner Houck’s season never quite got off the ground, and he couldn’t take the next step to become the workhorse the club long hoped he could be.

Now Houck may be leveling up right before our eyes, and Wednesday he delivered one of the finest outings of his young career.

The 27-year-old was sensational in Boston’s 2-...Read more

Rays rally late again to take lead, but Angels pull out the win

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Amed Rosario looked like he was going to be the Rays’ star of the game for a second straight night, hitting a two-run go-ahead homer with two outs in the eighth inning.

But little has come easy for the Rays in this first month of the season.

Closer Pete Fairbanks faltered again, allowing two runs and turning what ...Read more

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Dodgers shut out by Nationals, drop another series at home in Landon Knack's first start

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers right-hander Landon Knack recovered from a brutal two-run, three-hit, 28-pitch first inning in his big league debut to blank the Washington Nationals on one hit over the next four innings and keep the Dodgers within striking distance on Wednesday.

But the Dodgers never struck.

An offense that ranks second in the major ...Read more

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Sweep slips through Cardinals' fingers in Oakland as they fall to 0-6 in series finales

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OAKLAND, Calif. — With a chance to close out their limited history at the Oakland Coliseum with a winning record and something they’ve been chasing in the present, the Cardinals let a lead slip from them in the middle of the game.

The Athletics bullpen assured they did little about it late in the game.

In what is likely the Cardinals’ ...Read more

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Mariners sweep Reds behind another Bryce Miller gem

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SEATTLE — More of the same from Bryce Miller.

Something new from Mitch Garver.

Garver, the Mariner's new designated hitter, hit his first home run of the season to break a tie in the sixth inning to support another sensational start from Miller in the Mariners' 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon.

Cal Raleigh hit a ...Read more

Royals settle for doubleheader split with Game 2 loss at White Sox

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CHICAGO — The Kansas City Royals got their second look of the season at Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Erick Fedde on Wednesday afternoon.

On April 5, Fedde allowed six hits and one earned run against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The veteran hurler turned in a repeat performance 12 days later.

Fedde tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings as the...Read more

Braves use one of their classic comebacks to sweep Astros in Houston

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HOUSTON — The Astros are struggling, but on paper, they are still a talented team. They have the track record to match it: They have appeared in seven consecutive American League Championship Series, with two World Series rings in that span.

Over three games this week, the Braves got to see how they stack up against Houston — though the ...Read more

Aaron Judge comes up clutch as Yankees fight back vs. Blue Jays, avoid series sweep

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TORONTO — Just when it looked like the Yankees were going to be swept for the first time this year, a few longballs and a ninth-inning rally sparked a come-from-behind, 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Giancarlo Stanton started the ninth off with a 437-foot home run. The solo shot put the Yankees down 4-3 before Jose Trevino delivered a pinch-hit,...Read more

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Salvador Perez returns from injury, blasts go-ahead homer as Royals beat White Sox in first game of doubleheader, 4-2

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CHICAGO — Chicago lived up to its “Windy City” moniker on Wednesday.

Winds swirled around 20 mph at Guaranteed Rate Field as the Kansas City Royals faced the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of a straight doubleheader. The conditions factored into a low-scoring affair.

But they couldn’t stop Salvador Perez.

The Royals captain returned from...Read more