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12:19 AM ET ESPN News Services CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Nicholas Castellanos added a two-run double in the eighth inning as Chicago moved a season-high 14
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2:54 PM ET Mike Trout has been trying to get back in the lineup, but that plan will be put on hold because the Los Angeles Angels slugger will have surgery on his foot. The team announced that Trout will have a thickening of tissue around the nerves — a Morton’s neuroma — in the
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3:15 PM ET Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had to be helped off the field after turning his ankle while fielding a sacrifice bunt. The team announced that he has a sprained ankle and will undergo an MRI Monday. X-rays did not reveal a fracture. Rizzo, who is known for charging hard on bunt
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1:48 PM ET Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been activated off the injured list after missing 30 games with a left quad strain, the team announced Saturday. He is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees. Gurriel suffered the Grade 1 strain against
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2:34 AM ET Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton was ruled out for the rest of the season with patellar tendinitis, the team announced after Friday night’s 11-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Upton, who had an MRI earlier this week after complaining of right knee discomfort and missed his second straight game Friday,
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11:05 PM ET Toronto Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza left Friday night’s 6-5 win over the New York Yankees after dropping to his knees in pain following an awkward pitch thrown far behind Didi Gregorius in the top of the 10th inning. Mayza clutched his pitching arm and covered his face with his right hand
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12:35 AM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis has tied a major league record by hitting a home run in his first three games. Lewis joined Trevor Story as the only players to accomplish the feat. Story connected in his first four games — totaling six homers in that span — for
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8:14 PM ET ESPN News Services After his third at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game. He struck out twice and reached on a throwing error before deciding to make a switch at Citi Field. “I had very terrible
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1:46 AM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Cleveland Indians have dealt with plenty of injuries and adversity this season. They will be dealing with more going into a key series. All-Star closer Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI on his left arm. Manager Terry Francona said after
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