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Victor Caratini’s walk-off HR in 10th caps wild end to Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers

Victor Caratini’s walk-off HR in 10th caps wild end to Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — With one swing of the bat, Victor Caratini turned a forgettable performance into one of the most memorable moments of his career. After striking out in each of his first four plate appearances, Caratini hit a three-run homer off Scott Effross with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers …

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David Ross sounds off on Josh Winckowski’s Wrigley

David Ross sounds off on Josh Winckowski’s Wrigley

Cubs manager David Ross took issue with Red Sox pitcher Josh Winckowski’s Wrigley comments. After Winckowski played his first game at Wrigley on Saturday and lost 3-1, he said the 106-year-old ballpark didn’t hold up to the hype. “Fenway kind of has a presence to it. I really didn’t get that here, to be honest,” …

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Daughter of Blue Jays’ First Base Coach Died in Boating Accident

Daughter of Blue Jays’ First Base Coach Died in Boating Accident

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia …

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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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Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts out Monday with thigh laceration

BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts missed his team’s 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday after leaving a day earlier with a cut on his left thigh that required seven stitches. Manager Alex Cora said the three-time All-Star was “pretty sore.” “He texted me early. He was my wake-up text,” Cora …

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Atlanta Braves activate outfielder Eddie Rosario, reliever Tyler Matzek from injured list

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario was activated from the injured list and started in left field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. The Braves also activated left-handed reliever Tyler Matzek from the injured list. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Rosario’s left-handed bat will add balance to a lineup that has been …

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Mets not thrilled with Jacob deGrom’s high velocity in rehab start

CINCINNATI — Jacob deGrom’s 100 mph heat in his return to game action didn’t thrill Mets officials, but the high velocity was also understood. “What are you going to do?” manager Buck Showalter said Monday, a day after deGrom threw 24 pitches for Single-A St. Lucie in his first rehab start since beginning the season …

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Daughter of Blue Jays 1B coach Mark Budzinski died in tubing accident, authorities say

RICHMOND, Va. — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first-base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond on Saturday, Virginia Department of …

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Chicago Cubs OF Seiya Suzuki returns after five weeks on IL

MILWAUKEE — Chicago Cubs rookie outfielder Seiya Suzuki has been activated from the injured list after missing about five weeks with a sprained left ring finger. Suzuki was back in the lineup and in the cleanup spot for the Cubs’ Monday game against Milwaukee. Cubs manager David Ross said Suzuki has “been itching for a …

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