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12:55 AM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — The widow of a slain Maryland newspaper reporter has spread his ashes at Nationals Park. Andrea Chamblee placed the ashes of John McNamara in a planter of begonias at the park Saturday. The planter is located where the stands meet the left-field wall. The 56-year-old McNamara covered
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11:36 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Pitchers can’t have a cheat sheet — at least for now. Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings, Javier Baez notched his NL-leading 99th RBI and star third baseman Kris Bryant doubled and had two hits in his return from the disabled list to lead the Chicago Cubs past
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1:51 PM ET New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been activated off the disabled list and is playing against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected after giving plate umpire Nic Lentz an earful of complaints about his strike zone in the fifth inning, and several New York players said
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3:54 AM ET LOS ANGELES — It was the final inning of the final night before September, against the division-leading rivals, with the tying run on second base, one of the game’s hottest hitters at the plate and a two-game swing in the standings hanging in the balance. But this time Kenley Jansen reached back
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11:10 PM ET Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has been traded to the Cleveland Indians after clearing waivers Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. The trade was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The 2015 American League MVP has battled shoulder and calf injuries this season and has not played for Toronto since
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2:03 AM ET ESPN News Services ATLANTA — Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward was expected to miss at least the next two games after leaving Thursday’s 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves because of tightness in his right hamstring, manager Joe Maddon said. Maddon said Heyward would need further evaluation. Heyward was hurt after diving
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8:52 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton joined the 300-home run club Thursday night, connecting for a two-run drive in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers. Stanton ended a 10-game homerless drought and became the 147th player to reach the mark, 11 of them active. He did it in
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11:44 AM ET San Diego Padres catcher Francisco Mejia dropped a six-month-old lawsuit Thursday against a company that loaned him $360,000 in 2016 in exchange for a 10 percent stake in his future big-league earnings. Mejia issued an apology and said he plans to honor his agreement with Big League Advance. In February, Mejia filed
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3:04 AM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Giants rookie center fielder Steven Duggar was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a potential season-ending left shoulder injury, one day after he was hurt on a hard, headfirst slide back into second base. MRI results indicated Duggar, 24, had dislocated the shoulder and tore his
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8:35 PM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. The Angels announced Pujols’ arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday. Recovery time is typically at least six weeks, and the last day of the regular season is Sept.
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12:45 AM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Vince Velasquez was aggressive at the wrong time. Velasquez, a pinch-running pitcher, was called out for leaving second base early while tagging up, resulting in a game-ending double play that gave the Washington Nationals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. After Aaron Nola outpitched Max
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1:46 PM ET The New York Mets have traded Jose Bautista to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bautista, 37, was claimed on waivers by the Phillies on Monday. The teams had until Tuesday to work out a trade. He has hit .204 with nine home runs and
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9:31 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The surging New York Yankees appear to have help on the way. All-Star slugger Aaron Judge participated in baserunning and fielding drills for about a half-hour Monday at Yankee Stadium under the watchful eye of team staff, and Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius also made progress in
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2:41 AM ET BALTIMORE — When Luke Voit excitedly picked himself up off the infield dirt after scampering home to score on a wild pitch late Sunday night, he heard a familiar sound echo throughout Camden Yards. Luuuuuuuke. Many years ago, on football fields across his native Missouri, Voit heard that chant shouted regularly by
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