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The Baltimore Orioles are Major League Baseball’s new home run kings. Kind of. On Wednesday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles surrendered their 258th homer of the season, tying the 2016 Cincinnati Reds for most round-trippers allowed by a team in a single campaign. The record-tying homer came in the top of the third inning
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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the injured list Monday after the minimum 10-day stay and will play through a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz ruptured the tendon Aug. 8, and the Twins feared he would miss significant time. But the team later learned he could play with the
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BOSTON — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI, and the team’s doctors said the results showed inflammation. “There’s going to be further evaluations,”
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WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer is getting closer to returning. The Washington Nationals ace threw a simulated game Tuesday, a key step in his progression toward returning to active duty. Facing a trio of Washington players that included Howie Kendrick, Gerardo Parra and Ryan Zimmerman, Scherzer tossed about 30 pitches during two innings on the main
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Zack Godley has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks, ending a disappointing season with Arizona for the former 15-game winner. The 29-year-old right-hander was just 3-5 with a 6.39 ERA this season — significant dips from a 2018 campaign that saw him go 15-11 with a 4.74 ERA. Most notably, Godley’s strikeout rate has
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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder David Dahl on the 10-day injured list with a high right ankle sprain, the team announced Saturday. An MRI performed Saturday morning confirmed the injury, which occurred during the sixth inning of Friday night’s win over the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bud Black did not have a timeline
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CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona has undergone eye surgery and his availability for the game against Houston was uncertain. A team spokesman said the surgery was unexpected. The 60-year-old Francona had his daily pregame news conference canceled by the team shortly before it was scheduled to begin Thursday night. If Francona needed to miss
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The Chicago Cubs traded for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander David Phelps on Tuesday. Toronto received minor league pitcher Thomas Hatch in return. Phelps, 32, has a 3.63 ERA with 18 strikeouts and seven walks in 17 1/3 innings over 17 appearances this season, his first in Toronto after signing a one-year deal in January that
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Confusion reigned in the Boston Red Sox–Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday when a series of defensive changes prompted Boston manager Alex Cora to protest the game due to the placement of subs into Tampa Bay’s lineup after the designated hitter was removed. The eighth-inning lineup switch appeared to leave the umpires bewildered, stopping the game
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