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Bregman delivers on HR ask: ‘Hit one for Uvalde’

Hours after representatives of the Houston Astros hosted members of Texas’ Uvalde community for a pregame event on Sunday, Alex Bregman delivered on one young fan’s request for a home run. Bregman’s 16th homer came in the first inning off Cole Irvin and staked the Astros to a 2-0 lead over the Oakland Athletics. “As […]

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Rasmussen loses perfect game in 9th; Rays win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Drew Rasmussen took a perfect game into the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays expanded their lead over Baltimore for the final AL wild card to 1½ games with a 4-1 victory over the Orioles on Sunday. Rasmussen allowed his first baserunner when Jorge Mateo doubled down the left-field line […]

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Mets’ deGrom dominant again, K’s 10 in 1-0 win

NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Diaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night. DeGrom (2-0, 1.62 ERA) allowed two hits and walked none in his third start after spending the first part of the season […]

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‘Just perfect’: Cubs, Reds soak in Iowa scenics

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. DYERSVILLE, Iowa — The intimate crowd, the movie set, all that corn and simply playing a major league game in Iowa were the highlights for participants of Thursday’s second-ever Field of Dreams MLB game. The actual competition on the field didn’t live up […]

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‘What a moment’: Grissom homers in MLB debut

BOSTON — Top Atlanta Braves prospect Vaughn Grissom homered onto Lansdowne Street in his major league debut, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer on Wednesday night to highlight an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Called up earlier in the day from Double-A, the 21-year-old Grissom hit the first pitch he saw in […]

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Ohtani homers, gets win to equal Ruth milestone

OAKLAND, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani withstood another injury scare and pitched six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th home run, reaching yet another monumental milestone as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night. The two-way Japanese star joined Babe Ruth (1918) as the only players in major league […]

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Phone flies out of Pirates 2B’s pocket during slide

PHOENIX — Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro apparently can’t go anywhere without his phone. Called up from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game, Castro slid headfirst into third in the fourth inning of the team’s 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night and had his phone fly out of his back pocket. Third […]