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A few weeks back, in casual conversation, a player agent told me that he had learned something shocking. One of his clients, the agent said, was the only African-American pitcher in his team’s entire farm system. “This is crazy,” said the agent, who requested anonymity for both he and his client. “It’s terrifying.”  I responded …

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For the most part, the President of the United States throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day is an annual tradition. That tradition started on this day in 1910, when William Taft threw out the first pitch before the Washington Senators contest against the Philadelphia Athletics. Chances are, when one thinks of William Taft, …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Trevor Story hit a two-run homer and five Colorado pitchers combined on a five-hitter in the Rockies’ 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Colorado starter Jon Gray left with a re-aggravated toe injury after allowing one hit in three scoreless innings. Chris Rusin (1-0) pitched the next 3 …

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MIAMI (AP) — Travis d’Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. The game was the longest in the five-year history of Marlins Park, took more than 5 1/2 hours …

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MIAMI (AP) The New York Mets’ winning streak grew a lot longer Thursday. Travis d’Arnaud led off the 16th inning with a home run, giving him a career-high four hits, and the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 for their fifth consecutive victory. D’Arnaud also had a bases-loaded triple in the second inning, and teammate …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ned Yost didn’t mince words appraising Royals starter Jason Vargas on Thursday night. ”He was awesome,” the skipper said. Care to elaborate? ”He was unbelievably good,” Yost said. Fair enough. Vargas scattered four hits and a walk while pitching into the eighth inning, making the three runs that his offense provided …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers knew it wouldn’t be long before Yu Darvish had a dominant start and got rewarded for it. The Los Angeles Angels are still waiting for their starting rotation to do something noteworthy. Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer in the Rangers’ comprehensive …

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