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8:38 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in their rivalry, covering more than 2,200 games. Major League Baseball has access
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1:41 AM ET CHICAGO — The Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jake Arrieta no longer calls Wrigley Field his home park, but the denizens there haven’t forgotten their former ace, and he hasn’t forgotten them. On Monday, Arrieta made his first start in the Friendly Confines since signing with Philadelphia before the 2018 season. In what turned out
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5:15 PM ET ESPN News Services On a hectic day at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Mickey Callaway “for the foreseeable future” — and sidelined slugger Yoenis Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. Cespedes has not played this season after
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12:45 AM ET ESPN News Services What started off as a tough spring for Tim Tebow with the Mets‘ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, New York, took a turn for the better Sunday when he hit his first International League home run. It came in his 105th at-bat of the season, and the former Heisman Trophy
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4:50 PM ET WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs have decided not to move forward with their protest of Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals, sources told ESPN on Sunday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon had argued that Washington reliever Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery in the ninth inning of the game and said that he
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9:00 AM ET Eddie Matz Close ESPN Senior Writer Eddie Matz covers the Washington Nationals and the world of Major League Baseball for ESPN.com. He’s been writing for ESPN since 2002, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Jesse Rogers Close ESPN Staff Writer Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers
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12:16 AM ET WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs protested Saturday night’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals, with manager Joe Maddon arguing that Washington reliever Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery in the ninth inning. The double toe tap that Doolittle appeared to use as he delivered the ball to home plate has been deemed illegal
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2:59 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his throat this week. Kelly says an initial biopsy on the lumps was inconclusive, so doctors removed a couple of “decent-sized” lumps on Thursday. The 35-year-old was put on the injured list May 9, five days
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5:03 PM ET The San Francisco Giants reinstated catcher Buster Posey from the concussion list Friday. Posey went on the list May 9, but he said the injury occurred against the Cincinnati Reds on May 5, when a foul ball hit his helmet. “They are going to take extra time to find out how I
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10:00 AM ET NEW YORK — Since April 1, one team has stood alone atop the American League East standings. It might not after this weekend. Many around baseball thought that might have happened last weekend, when the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays played host to the hobbled but surprisingly surging New York Yankees in a
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6:55 AM ET The history of baseball is so remarkably well chronicled in both statistical and narrative forms that there are countless good stories through the eons that we’ve forgotten. They happen every day, even now, events notable enough that they might lead a highlight package or circulate in a viral clip on social media.
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4:28 PM ET ESPN News Services SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have recalled outfielder Mallex Smith after a couple of weeks with Triple-A Tacoma to work on his approach at the plate. Seattle optioned infielder Shed Long back to Tacoma to make room for Smith ahead of Thursday’s series opener against Minnesota. Smith was sent
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3:04 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kenta Maeda dominated on the mound and helped himself at the plate. The right-hander struck out 12 batters and drove in both runs in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. “It’s hard to imagine him being
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12:02 AM ET CINCINNATI — The commissioner’s office might not like it, but Chicago Cubs fans won’t be complaining if enigmatic righty Yu Darvish wants to take his time on the mound. As long as the results look like they did Wednesday — Darvish struck out 11 without issuing a walk against the Cincinnati Reds
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4:13 PM ET Edwin Jackson set a major league record by pitching for his 14th team when he made his debut for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Jackson, who was acquired by Toronto from the Oakland Athletics for cash last week, made the first appearance of his 17th big league season against
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