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  • Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

    Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run as Japan rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 and take a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series on Tuesday. The ninth-inning comeback started when Kirby Yates walked leadoff batter Kazuki Tanaka,...

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  • Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year. Acuna was a runaway choice for the award over Washington outfielder Juan Soto in a contest between 20-year-olds. "I'm just flattered, I'm so honored," Acuna said...

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  • Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna wins NL honor

    Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was a singular sensation in voting for AL Rookie of the Year. A standout on the mound and at the plate for the Los Angeles Angels, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year after becoming the first player since Babe Ruth a century ago...

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  • Mets’ Tim Tebow adds offseason TV hosting job

    New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job
  • 2 Minute Drill: Supporting Red Sox for major awards

    Mike Lynch argues in favor of the Boston Red Sox players and coaches winning major awards from Major League Baseball.

  • Molina, Realmuto homer to lead MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3

    Yadier Molina had three hits, including a three-run homer, and J.T. Realmuto also went deep to lead the MLB All-Stars over Japan 7-3 on Sunday for their first win of the six-game exhibition series after a pair of defeats. Realmuto hit an opposite-field solo homer to right in the fourth at...

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  • It’s a girl for model Kate Upton, Astro Justin Verlander

    It’s a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander
  • Japan beats MLB All-Stars 12-6 to take 2-0 series lead

    Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in four runs Saturday to lead Japan to a 12-6 win over the MLB All-Stars and a 2-0 lead in the six-game exhibition series. Yanagita, who hit a game-ending two-run homer in Friday's 7-6 win, singled in a run in the first inning at Tokyo Dome and hit a two-run...

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  • Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

    Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins. "Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as it was,"...

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  • Yanagita hits 'sayonara' home run to lift Japan over MLB

    Yuki Yanagita hit a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday to lift Japan to a 7-6 win over the MLB All-Stars in the opening game of a six-game exhibition series. Juan Soto, Carlos Santana and Amed Rosario had all homered to give the MLB squad a 6-4 lead but...

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  • No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

    Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended that there was no...

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  • A’s building 2019 with dwindling revenue sharing

    CARLSBAD, San Diego County - If the A's drastically improve their rotation and make another playoff run in 2019, they'll do it with dwindling assistance from Major League Baseball. Revenue sharing, which for years handsomely benefited the A's, is incrementally being phased out, and they'll receive their final installment next season and get nothing in 2020. "It means the ballpark conversation becomes that much more urgent," general manager David Forst at the GM meetings, referring to the team's...

  • Billy Beane of A’s named baseball’s executive of year

    CARLSBAD, San Diego County - Billy Beane, whose A's won 97 games and posted the majors' best record after mid-June, was named executive of the year by Major League Baseball on Monday. It's the first year MLB has presented the award. Beane, Oakland's executive vice president of baseball operations, was named executive of the year four other times, twice by The Sporting News (1999 and 2012) and twice by Baseball America (2002 and 2013). In the selection process for the MLB award, each team was...

  • New Rangers manager Woodward already shares bond in Texas

    New manager Chris Woodward knows he shares a common bond with Texas Rangers fans. The Rangers formally introduced the Dodgers third base coach as their new manager Monday, just more than a week after Los Angeles lost in the World Series for the second year in a row. Texas had been the last...

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  • Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win

    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has arrived in his native Puerto Rico as fans celebrated the first man from the island to lead a team to a World Series championship. The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to win their fourth championship in 15 years. Cora was accompanied Saturday by...

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  • Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win

    Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has arrived in his native Puerto Rico as fans celebrated the first man from the island to lead a team to a World Series championship
  • Kershaw stays with Dodgers for $93M, 3-year deal

    Clayton Kershaw is staying with the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreeing to a $93 million, three-year contract that avoids free agency. The agreement was reached Friday, the deadline for Kershaw to opt out of his previous deal, a $215 million, seven-year contract that had two seasons remaining at...

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  • Disabled teen honored at World Series says Jackie Robinson story inspired him

    A 15-year-old teen who was born with no hands said he was inspired to write winning essay for MLB contest and learning about Jackie Robinson's story.

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  • Hotdogs, hot data & home runs: What the MLB's World Series is really like

    'There's the game you see, and there's the game you don't.' Jonathan Liew crossed the pond for a taste of Major League Baseball – and here's what he found
  • Red Sox unsure on White House visit if invited by Trump

    The Boston Red Sox say they haven't decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump. Manager Alex Cora said Thursday he wants to use the platform he has as a World Series champion in the right way. A native Puerto Rican, Cora has been outspoken about the...

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  • Dodgers, Kershaw extend deadline on his opt-out decision

    Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers want some more time to consider their possible future together. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and the team agreed to extend the deadline on his opt-out decision by 40 hours until 1 p.m. PDT Friday. The team made the announcement a...

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  • Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has died at age 80

    Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey's death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully" in the afternoon "after losing his battle with...

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  • Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants slugger and Hall of Famer, dies at 80

    The team announced McCovey’s death in a tweet, saying he “passed away peacefully this afternoon at the age of 80 after losing his battle with ongoing health issues.” McCovey was the National League rookie of the year in 1959 and led the NL in home runs in 1963, 1968 and 1969. This is a developing […]
  • 3 days after Series gem, Price says he's staying with Boston

    Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will stay with the team he led to a World Series title, declining a contract option on Wednesday that would have enabled him to become a free agent. Price announced his decision on the field at Fenway Park before a victory parade, saying he came to...

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