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OAKLAND, Calif. — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting friendship with a family would
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager, finally starting to get hot after spending most of the prior season sidelined by injury, pulled up lame while attempting to score during Tuesday’s ninth inning, suffering what the team fears will be a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring. Seager won’t know for sure
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Former Boston Red Sox slugger and Dominican star David Ortiz is out of surgery and doing “fine,” according to his family, after he was shot Sunday at a club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ortiz’s media assistant, Leo Lopez, told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas that Ortiz is stable but still in intensive care. “Doctors say he
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MIAMI — Left-hander Dallas Keuchel says he doesn’t expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves. The team confirmed Friday night that the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner had agreed to a one-year contract. He’s scheduled to pitch Saturday for Triple-A Gwinnett.
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LOS ANGELES — Gregg Strumpf couldn’t help himself. It didn’t matter that it was the middle of a playoff game or that the half-inning was in progress or that his son, UCLA second baseman Chase Strumpf, was still celebrating. Gregg had life-changing news to share, so he made his way into the dugout to deliver
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LOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu was all but untouchable in May. His final start of the month was no different Thursday night as the left-hander pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning of his latest dominant outing, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 win over the New York Mets. Chris Taylor tripled off
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MINNEAPOLIS — Devin Smeltzer took the mound for his first game in the majors, his wife and parents among a sizable crowd at Target Field, set to face National League MVP Christian Yelich and the hard-hitting Milwaukee Brewers. Nervous? After fighting to get this far, no way. Diagnosed with cancer when he was just 9
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Luke Weaver exited Sunday’s 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants because of forearm tightness after pitching five innings of six-hit ball. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the severity of Weaver’s injury wasn’t immediately known. “We’re going to obviously continue to evaluate him,” Lovullo said. “He may be potentially a little
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BALTIMORE — CC Sabathia’s balky and bothersome right knee could soon be sending him to the New York Yankees‘ still-full injured list, the veteran left-hander and his manager said following his latest start Wednesday night. “We have so many injuries, and to kind of pile this on there kind of sucks right now, but this
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BALTIMORE — Just as he was turning to leave his locker late Monday night, Luke Voit fielded one final question that he started answering with a smile before the reporter could even get all his words out. The query was about how Voit felt the New York Yankees‘ latest dramatic, come-from-behind win — this one
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SEATTLE — The Minnesota Twins‘ offense has been rolling all season. They had their best game yet Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as the Twins cruised to an 18-4 victory. Miguel Sano also homered for the Twins,
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Twins catcher Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out the Los Angeles Angels‘ Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the eighth inning of Minnesota’s 4-3 home victory on Tuesday, but Garver suffered a left high ankle sprain on the latter play. Garver, a breakout performer this season with a .329
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