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Corey Seager provides the offense as Rangers defeat the Dodgers

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The first time Dodgers fans saw Corey Seager in the dugout this week, they cheered.

The first time Dodgers fans saw Corey Seager on the field this week, he gave them no choice but to boo.

In his first game as a visiting player at Dodger Stadium — three years since he left the franchise that drafted him, where he first became an All-Star and ...Read more

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José Soriano dominates for 8 innings in Angels' victory over Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX — José Soriano continues to be the most encouraging story in an otherwise disappointing Angels season.

Soriano dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks for eight innings in the Angels’ 8-3 victory on Wednesday night.

Soriano had faced the minimum 21 hitters through seven innings, thanks to four double plays. He lost his bid for a ...Read more

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Mariners celebrate another walkoff win, this time thanks to Mitch Haniger

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Mitch Haniger fouled off pitch after pitch, just getting hints of the baseball as he tried to find something from White Sox reliever Steven Wilson that he could handle.

He wasn’t going to strike out in this situation and allow the possibility of losing this game become a reality.

So on the sixth pitch he saw from Wilson, Haniger got just ...Read more

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Yankees rock Royals early en route to 11-5 victory

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It didn’t take long for the Yankees to seize control of Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

The Yankees put six runs on the Kauffman Stadium scoreboard in a proverbial New York minute en route to an 11-5 victory in the third game of a four-game series.

The quick and decisive Yankees sent nine batters to ...Read more

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Sonny Gray regains his groove, mows down Pirates with 9 strikeouts for 8th win

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ST. LOUIS — When trying to find the word to judge a recent start and a troubling trend that he felt coming out of it, Cardinals starter Sonny Gray turned to a four-letter noun.

Perhaps, for Wednesday’s follow up, a three-syllable description will suffice.

Dominant.

The right-hander signed in the offseason to lead the Cardinals rotation ...Read more

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Red Sox complete largest comeback of season, beat Phillies 8-6

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BOSTON — For the most part the Boston Red Sox haven’t been a group of comeback kids this season. Boston has generally struggled to play from behind and prior to Wednesday the club’s largest deficit overcome in a win was only three runs.

Naturally they ripped off their biggest comeback of the season against arguably the best team in ...Read more

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Colton Cowser's clutch homer, Cade Povich's gem lead Orioles to 6th consecutive win, 4-2 over Braves

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BALTIMORE — One swing of the bat briefly undid Cade Povich’s masterful Camden Yards coronation.

Povich was in line for the first win of his nascent big league career after twirling six scoreless innings Wednesday night, but Atlanta Braves slugger Matt Olson crushed a two-run blast off Baltimore’s bullpen in the eighth to tie the game.

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Bryan Woo on track to return after 'clean' MRI on elbow, Mariners say

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Given the number of season-ending injuries for pitchers around baseball and his past history, raging pessimism or expecting the worst possible outcome for the forearm issues of right-handed pitcher Bryan Woo would be a somewhat logical and learned reaction from fans.

The Seattle Mariners bullpen has already lost Matt Brash and Jackson Kowar to ...Read more

So much for momentum as Cubs hit a late-inning home run to beat Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays were talking, thinking and hoping that Tuesday’s come-from-behind, walkoff win over the Chicago Cubs would create the kind of momentum to launch them on an extended run of success.

That looked to be the case for a while Wednesday, then reality struck.

An early lead disappeared quickly in the ...Read more

Tigers' Reese Olson struggles second time through the order in 7-5 loss to Nationals

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DETROIT — Reese Olson, when he’s right, has an eclectic mix of pitch shapes that allows him to effectively adjust and adapt his attack plan against hitters throughout a game.

Before Wednesday night, he was limiting hitters to a .228 and .211 batting average the second and third times through the batting order.

When he’s not right, and he...Read more

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Royce Lewis homers as Twins pound out 24 hits to defeat Rockies, 17-9

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MINNEAPOLIS — In a game the Twins won 17-9 over the Colorado Rockies, producing their highest run total of the season and their most hits in a game in seven seasons, they needed Jhoan Duran to rescue the bullpen.

Entering in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and the tying run at first base, Duran escaped the jam with a double play and a...Read more

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Giants strike early, stake claim to series vs. Astros

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SAN FRANCISCO — After being held in check for the early innings of the first two games of their series against the Astros, the Giants jumped on arguably their toughest pitching matchup of the week Wednesday afternoon and put their second straight series win on ice before their starter, Logan Webb, had broken a sweat.

Behind Webb’s league-...Read more

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Jackson Merrill's ninth-inning homer helps Padres beat A's, secure season's first sweep

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San Diego — The San Diego Padres won on a walk-off home run for the second straight day and earned their first series sweep of the season in a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletic's on Wednesday.

With one out, Jackson Merrill launched a first-pitch slider from Mason Miller into the seats beyond right field. It marked the first time since ...Read more

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Dodgers acquire utility man Cavan Biggio from Blue Jays to add another left-handed bat

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers added a versatile reinforcement to their lineup Wednesday, acquiring utility man Cavan Biggio from the Toronto Blue Jays after he was designated for assignment last week.

Biggio, a six-year veteran and son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was DFA'd by Toronto last week after batting just .200 in 44 games to start the ...Read more

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Resurgent Dodgers power past the Texas Rangers

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The Dodgers thought they had found a spark during their series win over the New York Yankees last weekend.

Turns out, after a month of mostly middling play from the first-place ball club, they might have actually lit a raging, relentless summertime fire.

In their encore to a successful showdown in the Bronx, the Dodgers returned home to ...Read more

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Cal Raleigh comes up clutch again as Mariners rally past White Sox

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The situation didn’t drip with the drama of the bottom of the ninth inning. The game wouldn’t end with his success, and if he failed there still might be another opportunity to be the hero.

But with the Mariners trailing by a run against a team they should almost always defeat, and their outs and opportunities to tie the game starting to ...Read more

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Angels lose ugly game to Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX — The Angels’ game was pretty ugly already, and then in sixth inning there was one of those moments that it became really difficult to watch.

Catcher Logan O’Hoppe had to leave the game after a foul ball hit him squarely in the cup. O’Hoppe writhed in pain on the field, and a few minutes later gingerly walked to the dugout.

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SF Giants fall to Astros as offense musters only three hits

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SAN FRANCISCO — The late-night magic wouldn’t strike twice.

A day removed from Austin Slater’s walk-off heroics, the Giants mustered just three hits as they fell to the Astros, 3-1, on Tuesday at Oracle Park.

Jordan Hicks, who allowed three runs with five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings, looked on his way to delivering his first quality ...Read more

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Kyle Higashioka helps Padres walk off as winners vs. A's; Jurickson Profar exits with injury

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The Padres have bounced back from crushing defeats this season.

Now they could be looking to bounce back from losing an All-Star-caliber outfielder.

A half-inning after Enyel De Los Santos allowed a game-tying homer in the eighth, Jurickson Profar’s left knee gave out while whiffing at a pitch, casting a dark cloud over a game ultimately won...Read more

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A's taking early steps on Las Vegas uniform design process with Nike

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LAS VEGAS — It’ll be several years before the Oakland Athletics officially move into new digs in Las Vegas, but it’s not too early for the team to start thinking about what players will be wearing on the field.

Ahead of the team’s planned 2028 arrival in Las Vegas, early design work has already begun on their future uniforms.

“We’...Read more