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  • LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he...

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  • Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

    Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles 5-3 on Monday night. Gyorko pinch hit and sent a 1-1 pitch into center field leading off. Carpenter followed with his...

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  • MLB roundup: A's catch Astros atop AL West

    Mike Fiers pitched well for the third consecutive game, and the Oakland Athletics supported their new pitcher with a four-homer, four-double assault on Texas Rangers pitching in an 9-0 romp Monday night in the opener on a three-game series in Oakland, Calif.

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  • Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

    Robinson Cano hit his first home run since returning from an 80-game suspension, a three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted the Seattle Mariners to a key 7-4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Seattle won its fifth straight against the Astros, thanks to a huge...

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  • Brandon Nimmo hits DL but had no idea how lucky he got

    Brandon Nimmo thought a disabled-list stay was off the table regarding his left index finger. He was struck by a pitch while grounding out Thursday. There was pain. But no break. So he thought no DL. Wrong. Nimmo went on the 10-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to Friday. The outfielder will take the DL stay...

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  • Mets’ latest downfall was built into their flawed structure

    E -METS. As an organization. In every way. The Mets, an organization that does not value defense at all, paid the price once again Monday night at Citi Field with one of the most pathetic losses in the franchise’s history, 2-1 to the Giants in 13 innings. The winning run came home when shortstop Amed...

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  • Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

    Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on Davis' white jersey, then wore the uniform...

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  • Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

    Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

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  • Yankees’ schedule eases up at the perfect moment

    The Yankees are banged up, but if there was ever a time in the schedule when they should be able to overcome a weakened lineup, it’s now. Starting Tuesday in Miami, the Yankees will play 13 straight games against teams well out of playoff contention, all of whom entered Monday at least 23 games under...

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  • Epic Mets blunder leads to most embarrassing defeat yet

    You cannot make this stuff up. The Mets were an out away from escaping a near-impossible-to-escape jam in the 13th inning Monday night. The Giants had placed a runner on third with no out, largely through an errant pickoff try and a wild pitch. Then it was second and third with one out but the...

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  • Andrew McCutchen Reportedly Placed on Revocable Trade Waivers by Giants

    The San Francisco Giants appear ready to explore their trade options with star outfielder Andrew McCutchen . Per The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly , the Giants placed McCutchen on revocable trade waivers...

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  • Even Derek Jeter has moved on, but Yankees’ mission stays same

    MIAMI — There are times, still, when it is impossible to believe so much of this happened 20 years ago. So many of the Yankees who returned to The Bronx this weekend said that, amazed at how two decades can vanish in an eyeblink, how 1998 can become 2018 so fast, so effortlessly. “Where does...

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  • Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

    Greg Allen hit a tiebreaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh inning and...

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  • MLB notebook: Jansen (irregular heartbeat) cleared, activated

    Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was cleared to resume pitching Monday and reinstated by the team after missing nearly two weeks due to an irregular heartbeat.

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  • 20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

    Bryse Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Wilson allowed three hits, struck out five and walked three as Atlanta increased...

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  • White Sox Manager Rick Renteria Taken to Hospital After Feeling Lightheaded

    Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria was taken to the hospital Monday as a precaution after feeling lightheaded, according to the Associated Press (h/t Sportsnet )...

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  • Didi Gregorius DL trip would leave ailing Yankees scrambling

    Didi Gregorius’ violent collision with Toronto first baseman Kendrys Morales on Sunday could land the Yankees shortstop on the disabled list with a bruised left heel, although the team did not make a roster move on Monday’s off day before it opens a series in Miami on Tuesday. But a pair of doctors said Monday...

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  • Mets looking for David Wright progress the stats might miss

    Numbers don’t matter. What the Mets look at and concern themselves with in David Wright’s latest minor league rehabilitation in an attempt to make it back to the majors are the simplest aspects. “At this stage, it’s more about the physical. It’s not about the baseball. It’s just seeing, can he get out there and...

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  • Tyler Austin’s dad takes Yankees frustration out on Greg Bird

    It’s not just Yankees fans getting on Greg Bird’s case this season. The father of Tyler Austin, the first baseman the Yankees dealt to the Twins at the trade deadline to ease the glut at the position, has been directing his frustration at the player the Yankees stayed loyal to, Greg Bird. In two Twitter...

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  • Kenley Jansen Reportedly Cleared by Cardiologist to Return vs. Cardinals

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen will be activated from the disabled list Monday for the team's game against the St. Louis Cardinals , according to Alanna Rizzo of Sportsnet LA...

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  • Jansen returns from DL earlier than expected for Dodgers

    All-Star closer Kenley Jansen has been activated off the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than expected after being cleared by a cardiologist. Manager Dave Roberts says Jansen is available for Monday night's series opener against St. Louis. Jansen hasn't pitched since...

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  • White Sox Manager Rick Renteria Hospitalized After Incident at Ballpark

    Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria was transported to a hospital in Minnesota on Monday after falling ill at Target Stadium ... but he appears to be okay.  Renteria and the Sox were gearing up to play the Twins on Monday when Rick began to…

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  • The only bats Yankees could get are not that enticing

    The Yankees are second in the majors in runs per game with 28 homers more than any club. So, the obvious question: Do they need to add a bat? Didi Gregorius suffered what Aaron Boone termed a “significant” bruised left heel Sunday, and the Yankees manager said he expects his valuable shortstop to head to...

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  • Eric Karros Guarantees Dodgers Make Playoffs

    It's a tight race in the NL West ... but Eric Karros says he's 100% convinced the Dodgers will scrap together a late season push and make the playoffs.  Also, he's super biased.  Karros -- the L.A. Dodgers' all-time home run leader -- has…

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