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1:49 PM ET Baltimore‘s Chris Davis ended an MLB-record 0-for-54 skid with his first hit of the season Saturday, dropping in a two-run single in the first inning off Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello. Davis’ skid began last season on Sept. 15, 2018. Davis clapped his hands and called for the ball after reaching
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10:38 PM ET ESPN News Services Friday started with bad injury news for the New York Yankees. It ended with the same. An MRI revealed that reliever Dellin Betances has a spur causing inflammation in his right shoulder, general manager Brian Cashman said. The right-hander will receive a cortisone shot Saturday and will be shut
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9:51 PM ET Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is back hitting again in the minor leagues, and Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins indicated Friday that it won’t be too long before he’s doing it for the big league club. The touted prospect was slowed in spring training by a strained oblique, but he joined Triple-A
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1:47 PM ET NEW YORK — Another day, another New York Yankees star to the injured list. With 11 other players already on their IL, the Yankees announced Friday afternoon that catcher Gary Sanchez would be joining them, retroactive to Thursday, after suffering a left calf strain earlier this week. Sanchez will be replaced on
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9:35 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Scott Sanderson, the right-hander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19-year career, died Thursday. He was 62. An official with Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, where Sanderson was a member, told The Associated
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3:02 PM ET Second baseman Dee Gordon, with a sixth-inning blast on Thursday, pushed the Seattle Mariners into the record books for the longest season-opening home run streak in MLB history. Gordon’s solo shot to right field extended the Mariners’ streak to 15 games with a home run to open this season, surpassing the mark
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1:06 AM ET There were some thoughts heading into the 2019 season that we had seen the best of Jose Altuve. The consensus view after a 2018 season in which he .316 with 13 home runs and still finished 13th in the MVP voting: Still an excellent player, but probably no longer an MVP candidate.
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1:59 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from its figure last year. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion, followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs ($3.1
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12:28 AM ET Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a right groin strain and is day-to-day, the team said. Peter Bourjos replaced Trout in center field in the top of the fourth inning. Trout finished the game 2-for-2 with a run scored. Through Tuesday,
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10:10 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw went six innings, allowing five hits and two runs, walking none and striking out six for Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday. Kershaw threw 81 pitches, 59 for strikes, in his second rehab start as he works his way back from shoulder soreness. If he experiences no after-effects,
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1:27 PM ET CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester is being placed on the 10-day injured list because of a hamstring injury suffered in Monday’s home opener against the Pirates, a source said Tuesday. Lester was scheduled to get an MRI on Tuesday, an off day for both teams, who meet again Wednesday. Appearing
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11:19 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seattle Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night, becoming the fifth player to do it twice in a career. Encarnacion also accomplished the feat with the Blue Jays against the Astros on July 26, 2013.
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9:39 PM ET ST. LOUIS — Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from the second inning of Monday’s game in St. Louis with a left groin strain, according to a team announcement. Ryu had just delivered a strike on a change-up to Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas in the bottom of the second when
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9:04 PM ET Pedro GomezMLB Close ESPN’s Pedro Gomez covered the Oakland A’s home and away nearly every day from 1992-97 for the San Jose Mercury News and Sacramento Bee and then became the national baseball writer and later a general columnist at the Arizona Republic before becoming an ESPN bureau reporter in 2003. PHOENIX
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