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Royals’ Perez ties Bench’s HR mark for catchers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez tied Johnny Bench’s record for homers in a season by a catcher with his 45th in a 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Perez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, matching Bench’s total from 1970 for the most by a player […]

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Ohtani could be sidelined for season as pitcher

CHICAGO — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. “If there’s any kind of lingering soreness, you may not see him pitch,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said before Thursday’s game against […]

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Yelich to give away 10,000 tickets to Cards series

Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is purchasing 10,000 tickets to an upcoming home series and giving them away for free, the team announced Wednesday. Yelich, 29, is buying the tickets in appreciation of the fans for next week’s four-game series against the second-place […]

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Sources: Seattle to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Seattle has been chosen to host Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2023, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Tuesday. Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park, which […]

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Scherzer’s big day: Immaculate IP, 3,000th K

LOS ANGELES — Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers has become the 19th player in major league history with 3,000 strikeouts. The right-hander fanned Eric Hosmer of the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The crowd gave the three-time Cy Young Award winner a standing ovation, and Scherzer doffed […]

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Source: Bauer’s season over as leave extended

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the remainder of the 2021 season and the postseason after MLB and the MLBPA agreed to extend his administrative leave, a league official told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. No new information has surfaced in the investigation. Bauer being out for the rest of the year is just an […]