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Betances partially tore Achilles in Yankees return

New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon when he landed awkwardly on the mound on Sunday, manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday. Betances was making his first appearance of the season on Sunday, having just returned from the injured list, when he suffered the partial tear. He faced […]

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MLB standings: Updated magic numbers, playoff picture as of Sept. 13

It’s magic number season, folks. With the MLB season winding down, there’s already been several eliminations from division races: 15 teams in both leagues have already been ousted from their respective division races with the wild-card picture starting to solidify. Well, at least in the American League. As we march toward October, here are the […]

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‘Superstitious’ Alonso shaves mustache midgame

After his third at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game. He struck out twice and reached on a throwing error before deciding to make a switch at Citi Field. “I had very terrible at-bats before,” Alonso said. “And so […]

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MLB Awards Watch: NL MVP, both Cy Young races going down to the wire

As we head down the homestretch of the season now that it’s September, the races for the 2019 awards are coming into focus, with most of the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year hardware still there for the taking in the season’s waning weeks. ESPN’s David Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle use Doolittle’s Awards […]

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MLB standings: Updated magic numbers, playoff picture as of Sept. 9

It’s magic number season, folks. With the MLB season winding down, there’s already been several eliminations from division races: 14 teams in both leagues have already been ousted from their respective division races with the wild card picture starting to solidify. Well, at least in the American League. As we march towards October, here are […]

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With division races looking like runaways, where’s the drama?

Sunday’s top 10 thoughts … 1. With the Cardinals shutting out the Pirates 2-0 behind another dominant effort from Jack Flaherty and the Brewers beating the Cubs 8-5, the Cards’ lead over the Cubs in the National League Central is now 4½ games — and that’s the closest of the six division races. The only […]