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Astros P Odorizzi exits start after collapsing in 5th

BOSTON — Houston Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi collapsed running to cover first base in the fifth inning Monday night against the Boston Red Sox and was taken off the Fenway Park field on a stretcher. Odorizzi, who entered the game with a 15 2/3 inning shutout streak, appeared to twist his left leg awkwardly on […]

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Mets put righty Megill on IL with inflamed biceps

NEW YORK — Right-hander Tylor Megill was placed on the 15-day injured list by the New York Mets on Sunday because of an inflamed right biceps, four days after he allowed eight runs over 1⅓ innings during a defeat at Washington. Mets manager Buck Showalter did not mention the injury during his pregame news conference, […]

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Quintana’s win for Pirates ends record drought

PITTSBURGH — Jose Quintana pitched six scoreless innings for his first win since 2019 and the first victory by a Pittsburgh starting pitcher this season as the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Monday night. The Pirates also ended a 16-game losing streak against the Dodgers dating to 2018 and snapped Los Angeles’ […]

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Phillies put starters Wheeler, Eflin on COVID IL

The Philadelphia Phillies placed right-handers Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin on the COVID-related injured list Sunday. Left-hander Cristopher Sanchez was named the 27th man for Sunday’s home doubleheader against the New York Mets and will replace Eflin as the starter in Game 2. The Phillies recalled right-hander Connor Brogdon from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and right-hander […]

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D-backs call up touted OF prospect Thomas

The Arizona Diamondbacks called up outfielder Alek Thomas, the top prospect in their system, from Triple-A Reno on Sunday. He is batting eighth and playing center field in Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. In a corresponding move, the Diamondbacks placed catcher Carson Kelly on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique. The […]

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Trying to unravel the mystery of baseball’s offensive drought

Another season, another controversy about baseballs. Many within the game are convinced major league baseballs didn’t take flight in April as they should have. “I don’t have any theories about what’s going on, but I know a lot of guys think something’s wrong this year,” Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon said. One theory? The fact […]

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Rockies’ Kris Bryant will miss rest of road trip, rehab in Arizona

PHOENIX — The waiting game continues for Rockies’ left fielder Kris Bryant, who will miss the rest of the club’s road trip. Rockies manager Bud Black said Saturday that Bryant will remain in Arizona for treatment and rehabilitation on his injured back after the team completes their weekend series against the Diamondbacks. While the club […]