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Yordan Alvarez hits walk-off home run in win over Royals

Yordan Alvarez hits walk-off home run in win over Royals

HOUSTON — The fireworks were lacking early, but Yordan Alvarez made sure there were some late. Jeremy Peña and Alvarez had a nasty collision on Wednesday in New York, with the outfielder leaving the game on a cart. Both avoided serious injuries, but Alvarez was sidelined for two games to be evaluated under concussion protocols. …

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White Sox finish road trip with sweep of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Although the White Sox entered Sunday already having won the weekend series, their first two games in San Francisco were rife with missed opportunities. Chicago went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position in those games, finishing victorious but somewhat underwhelmingly. They didn’t miss many opportunities on Sunday. The White Sox cruised to …

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Triston McKenzie seven scoreless innings vs. Yankees

CLEVELAND – This is how everyone expected Cleveland pitching to look this season. That dominance started with McKenzie. “He was impressive,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “That was really impressive. We saw in the first games, if you give [the Yankees] an inch, they’re gonna probably take ’em out. And he really pitched aggressively, stayed …

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Glen Allen High community grieves loss of Julia Budzinski, daughter of Toronto Blue Jays coach | Richmond Local News

The Glen Allen High School community gathered at the school on Sunday night to mourn the loss of Julia Budzinski. The 17-year-old student died Saturday in a local boating accident, according to the family. Accident details were unclear Sunday night. The Glen Allen principal, Reginald Davenport, acknowledged the community assembly on Sunday afternoon via Twitter, …

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Frankie Montas exits start vs. Mariners with shoulder tightness

SEATTLE — The buzz surrounding Frankie Montas as one of baseball’s most sought-after pitchers ahead of the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline has only heightened with each start. An early exit on Sunday, however, now leaves his immediate future in question. On a cold Seattle afternoon with heavy rainfall in the surrounding area at first pitch, …

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Kumar Rocker Draft status after medical records reveal shoulder surgery

Teams received medical records relating to Kumar Rocker this weekend, which should enhance the former Vanderbilt right-hander’s chances of going in the first round of the 2022 Draft. It’s now known that Rocker had shoulder surgery last September. Multiple clubs contacted by MLB Pipeline said they believed enough teams would be comfortable with his health …

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Spencer Strider ties career-high in strikeouts in Braves win

CINCINNATI — Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider had a certain confidence in his step as he strutted to the mound for Saturday’s outing. Whether it was from the warmth alongside the Ohio River, a quicker pregame warm-up or a combination of the two, one thing was apparent: Strider felt loose. After giving the Reds a …

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