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CHICAGO (AP) David Freese and Francisco Cervelli each drove in two runs to back Gerritt Cole, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Friday to end a four-game skid. The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning before Tony Watson got Ben Zobrist on a grounder for his …

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The American League’s Los Angeles Angels and the National League’s Chicago Cubs are on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of how they finished the 2016 season. However, the Angels and Cubs were each led by young players who ended up winning MVP honors last year, with both of them listed as the betting …

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What started off as a quick look into how the Los Angeles Dodgers have fared against left-handers this season turned into some fun discoveries from around MLB. I went down the MLB rabbit hole, folks. After a long offseason of the same old stats, I’ve missed delving into statistics that are fresh and changing daily. …

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As we head into Week 3 of the fantasy baseball season, there are several young players demanding our attention. Some have owners celebrating while others are already making them sweat. — CHEERS Amir Garrett, CIN – With a 2-0 record, 1.42 ERA and 0.71 WHIP, it’s not a surprise to see Garrett as one of …

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The Chicago White Sox will start an all-Garcia outfield on Friday against the Minnesota Twins. It’s official. An entire Garcia outfield for the White Sox tonight. https://t.co/Dpl3rWHBj7 — Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) April 14, 2017 In right field, Avisail Garcia will play. In center will be Leury Garcia and in left it will be Willy Garcia. …

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The news that Josh Donaldson might hit the DL due to his calf injury just underscores how rough the Toronto Blue Jays’ first couple weeks have been. The Toronto Blue Jays certainly did not expect to begin the season at 1-8. That mark puts them at the absolute bottom of Major League Baseball, at least …

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes. Carew underwent the procedure last December and met Reuland’s family in March after mutual friends connected Reuland’s death …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. It will be unveiled Saturday on the 70th anniversary of his debut with …

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After the tragic passing of Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, owner Jeffery Loria announced the team will begin construction of a statue to honor the fan favorite. The death of Jose Fernandez is something the baseball world will most likely never get over. The 24-year-old was on the fast track to potentially becoming one …

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In an act of desperation, the Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis has taken advantage of his 155,000-person reach on Instagram in an effort to find a shin guard. The 29-year-old second baseman explained in a post on Thursday that a particular Easton-made shin guard he’s used since college has gone missing: Kipnis’ odds for finding a replacement …

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