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  • Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

    The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves...

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  • Braves Clinch 2018 NL East Division Title with Win vs. Phillies

    With their rebuilding effort paying off sooner than anticipated, the Atlanta Braves clinched their first National League East title since 2013 with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday...

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  • Gurriel’s home runs help Astros clinch playoff spot

    Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs as the Houston Astros clinched a playoff berth by routing the visiting Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night. George Springer added a three-run shot in the eighth for the Astros, who are looking to secure the AL West title. They began the day with a 3½-game lead over second-place Oakland. Houston starter Gerrit Cole allowed three hits and three runs in seven innings in his fifth straight win. He also...

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  • Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager

    Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016...

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  • David Price struggles again in the Bronx as Yankees pound Red Sox

    David Price has been pummeled over and over at Yankee Stadium. This time, it was Luke Voit's turn - with a big assist from the short right-field porch. Voit hit two homers off Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and New York stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night. Voit's homers cleared the right-field fence by about 2 yards combined. The second was so close that umpires reviewed it for potential fan...

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  • Tim Tebow Expected to Return to Mets for 2019 Season

    Tim Tebow's pursuit of a spot in the major leagues will reportedly continue in 2019. New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco revealed to Newsday 's Tim Healey that ...

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  • Chris Taylor’s homer in 10th lifts Dodgers past Rockies

    Chris Taylor homered to left field in the 10th inning Tuesday night, lifting the host Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Rockies that extended Los Angeles' National League West lead over Colorado to 1½ games. Taylor was mobbed by his teammates at home plate as they bopped up and down in celebration. A day after moving past the Rockies into first place, the defending NL champions matched their largest lead of the season on Taylor's one-out drive. The Dodgers won the series opener 8-2 behind homers...

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  • APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance

    Baseball players' union officials met last month with management of the four teams accused in a grievance of improper spending of revenue-sharing money, people familiar with the grievance process told The Associated Press. Players' association general counsel Ian Penny and Rick Shapiro,...

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  • Deja vu: Brewers’ Christian Yelich hits for cycle against Reds again

    Christian Yelich became the first major-leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Brewers over Cincinnati 8-0 in Milwaukee on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking outfielder accomplished the feat against the last-place Reds once again to help the Brewers in their playoff pursuit. Milwaukee remained 2½ games behind the first-place Cubs in the NL Central and stayed three games ahead of...

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  • Famous Fan 'Marlins Man' Signs Honorary 1-Day Contract with Miami

    The Marlins Man has been one of the most recognizable fans in baseball over the past few years, but now he is becoming an even bigger part of the Miami Marlins franchise...

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  • Yelich has Brewers closing in on postseason spot

    While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was another deal involving Miami that has turned out to have quite an impact on the postseason race. Christian Yelich was sent from the Marlins to Milwaukee in late...

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  • Astros top Diamondbacks, extend AL West lead over A’s to 4½ games

    Houston's Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven innings and the host Astros extended their American League West edge over the second-place A's to 4½ games by topping Arizona 5-4 on Sunday. Arizona, which is 4-12 since Aug. 31, fell 4½ games behind the first-place Rockies in the National League West. The Diamondbacks are four games behind the Dodgers and Cardinals for the NL's second wild-card berth. Verlander allowed one run on three hits. He matched his career high for strikeouts in a...

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  • Mets Fans Completely Take Over Right Field at Fenway Park vs. Red Sox

    New York Mets fans have suffered through a difficult 2018 season, but that didn't stop them from making Fenway Park in Boston their own on Saturday...

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  • Noah Syndergaard Jokes About Rat in Mets Dugout vs. Red Sox

    New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard made his first career start at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, leading his team to an 8-0 win...

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  • Bryce Harper-Laz Diaz Beef Catches Ire of Nationals Manager Dave Martinez

    Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper found himself in multiple run-ins with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, ...

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  • Astros fall 4-2 to Diamondbacks, lose ground to A’s

    Pinch-hitter Jon Jay's tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning helped the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 4-2 Friday night, tightening a pair of playoff races. The AL West-leading Astros had their edge cut by the A's to 2½ games. Arizona moved within three games of St. Louis and Los Angeles for the second NL wild-card spot. It was 2-all when Nick Ahmed doubled off Hector Rondon with one out in the Arizona eighth. Jay hit a two-out, tiebreaking drive into the right field...

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  • MLB Rumors: Phillies Could Land Manny Machado and Bryce Harper in Free Agency

    The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly have big plans this winter. Historically expensive big plans. Jon Heyman of FanCred reported some rival executives believe the Phillies could sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper in free agency...

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  • Mets' David Wright set to play on Sept. 29

    The New York Mets said that third baseman David Wright will return for the team's final homestand on Sept. 29. The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is scheduled to play on the second to last day of...

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  • David Wright to Be Activated for Mets' Final Homestand After Various Injuries

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright will be activated to the 40-man roster Sept. 25 ahead of his long-awaited return to the lineup Sept. 29 during the team's final homestand...

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  • Marlins-Mets doubleheader bumped back after 5 1/2 hour delay

    The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have bumped their doubleheader back a day after the opener of Wednesday's scheduled twinbill was delayed by rain for 5 hours, 35 minutes. The teams will play just one game Wednesday night, and then a single-admission doubleheader Thursday starting at 3:10...

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  • Maikel Franco Suffers Shoulder Injury Diving into Camera Well vs. Nationals

    Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco suffered a shoulder contusion and is dealing with neck tightness after he flipped into a camera well trying to make a catch in ...

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  • Nationals-Phils rained out, traditional doubleheader Tuesday

    Even blow torches couldn't get the field dry enough for the Nationals and Phillies to play. Despite unusual methods by the grounds crew at Citizens Bank Park, the game between the Washington and Philadelphia scheduled for Monday night was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled as...

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  • Braves Ask Taxpayers for Extra $4.6M in Costs Associated with SunTrust Park

    The Atlanta Braves want more money from the taxpayers of Cobb County. Faith Abubey and Lindsey Basye of 11Alive in Atlanta reported the Braves asked for $4.6 million in addition to what they have already received...

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  • Mitch Moreland’s game-winning single helps Red Sox avoid sweep by Astros

    Mitch Moreland singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Red Sox beat Houston 6-5 at Fenway Park on Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep. J.D. Martinez hit his 40th homer and drove in four for Boston, which snapped Houston's winning streak at seven games. The Astros had rallied with a four-run sixth inning to tie it 5-5. Jose Altuve and Marwin Gonzalez each hit a solo homer for the West-leading Astros. With runners on first and second, Moreland blooped a...

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