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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he’ll appeal his one-game suspension and fine. “I’ve just never seen anyone get suspended for arguing balls and strikes, so we’ll see what …

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Hunter Pence on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain. Texas made the move before its series opener at home against Cleveland on Monday night, a day after Pence got hurt. He joined slugging outfielder Joey Gallo on the injured list. Pence left …

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Christian Yelich and Mike Moustakas have been mashing all season, but with the All-Star Game approaching, they’ve kicked it into high gear. Yelich is hitting .472/.532/.906 in 13 games this month with an NL-leading 1.438 OPS, while Moustakas is hitting .327/.411/.714 through 12 games with a 1.125 OPS, which ranks fifth. And while he hasn’t …

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ST. LOUIS – With Yairo Muñoz ready to become a father for the third time, the Cardinals placed the infielder on the paternity list Monday, replacing him on the active roster with rookie first baseman/outfielder Rangel Ravelo. The Cardinals had to clear space on the 40-man major league roster for Ravelo, whose contract was purchased …

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Kenley Jansen was in the midst of a dominant stretch when he surrendered a game-winning home run to Anthony Rizzo on Saturday night. The Chicago Cubs’ comeback win spoiled what was a terrific performance by Walker Buehler and ensured the Los Angeles Dodgers would not sweep the series. The blown save was Jansen’s third this …

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MINNEAPOLIS — Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing his place among the franchise’s all-time greats. As Mauer’s jersey number formally joined the seven others retired by the Twins on Saturday night, …

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TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO Tampa Bay Rays (43-28, second in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (43-27, first in the AL East) PITCHING PROBABLES Rays: Yonny Chirinos (7-2, 2.88 ERA, .93 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (4-5, 3.58 ERA, …

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1. It’s been raining at SunTrust Park It’s been a memorable run for Josh Donaldson. He got into the stare down with the Pirates‘ Joe Musgrove that led to the benches clearing on Monday night and Saturday, and his wonderfully eclectic playlist — which featured Keith Sweat’s ‘Twisted,’ and ‘Jambalaya’ by Hank Williams Sr. — …

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TV: FOX Sports Florida TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO Miami Marlins (25-44, fifth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-34, third in the NL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (0-1, 5.87 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-7, 4.83 ERA, 1.23 …

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