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2:21 AM ET Associated Press PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks fell into an early hole against a team ahead of them in the NL wild-card standings. Once they cycled through the third inning, the hits kept coming. Christian Walker hit a two-run homer to cap the first natural cycle by consecutive batters in Arizona’s history,
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8:07 PM ET The Los Angeles Angels designated pitcher Matt Harvey for assignment Friday after the right-hander’s struggles in 12 starts with the club. Harvey, who signed a one-year, $11 million contract with the Angels in the offseason, was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA. In Thursday night’s start against the Houston Astros, Harvey gave up
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8:06 AM ET The Houston Astros are not happy about scheduling that has them making a quick turnaround ahead of Friday night’s home game against the Texas Rangers. The Astros played the final game of their series against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. The team was estimated to arrive back in Houston about
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10:03 PM ET Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg singled and hit a 420-foot, three-run homer in the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Braves in Atlanta. Strasburg led off the third inning with a single to center and scored the Nationals’ first run, tying the game. The Nationals batted around, and when Strasburg came
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7:08 PM ET Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is back in the lineup after missing three games with a calf injury. Trout is batting second as the designated hitter for the final game of the series with the Houston Astros. Trout left Sunday’s 6-3 win over the Seattle Mariners after the second inning. An
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8:06 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it’s “a little bit tough to swallow” that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley‘s grounder
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8:14 PM ET CHICAGO — It took 14 home starts spread across two seasons and 17 calendar months, but Chicago Cubs starter Yu Darvish finally earned his first win at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. “It’s amazing,” Darvish said after leading the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. “First win at Wrigley. I
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2:24 AM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols hit a bases-clearing double during the Angels’ six-run first inning, and Los Angeles remained unbeaten in five games since the All-Star break with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Jake Marisnick was drilled between the shoulder blades by Angels reliever Noe
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11:59 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martin Maldonado for left-hander Mike Montgomery, the reliever who secured the last out in the Cubs’ 2016 World Series championship season. The Cubs announced the deal Monday
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7:59 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, likely ending his tenure with the team he helped win the World Series last year. Nunez was batting .228 in 60 games with Boston this season, his third in the organization. Last year, he hit .265 with
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6:17 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — The Red Sox have placed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot a day after he was hit with a line drive by Dodgers infielder Max Muncy. The move was made before Sunday night’s series finale against Los Angeles at Fenway Park.
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