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Sore back no longer an issue for Thompson
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Trayce Thompson didn’t start for the second straight game Monday, but he was available off the bench for the Dodgers and is expected to start in left field Tuesday in the second game against the Cubs.

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Hammel exits early due to hamstring cramp
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Cubs starter Jason Hammel had to leave Monday’s game against the Dodgers due to right hamstring cramping. The club announced that he’s being evaluated.

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Foltynewicz faces Samardzija to open series
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In a pitching matchup that belongs in a spelling bee instead of a ballgame, Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz will oppose San Francisco’s Jeff Samardzija as the Giants visit the Atlanta Braves’ ballpark for the final time. The teams begin a four-game series Monday.

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Nuno's success comes as great relief
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While Mike Montgomery has been garnering considerable attention for his transition from a starting role to a standout lefty in the Mariners’ bullpen, another Seattle southpaw has been quietly going about his business in equally impressive fashion.

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World War II vets part of Memorial Day ceremonies
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The Mariners and Padres saluted Memorial Day and soldiers who gave their lives serving their country on Monday, wearing special jerseys and camouflage caps and standing alongside 30 World War II veterans along the first- and third-base lines during the National Anthem prior to Monday’s game at Safeco Field.

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Carrasco could start Friday against Royals
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It is looking more and more like Carlos Carrasco’s next start will be for the Indians. With several days remaining until the pitcher would need to be added to the roster, though, Cleveland is keeping its options open for the time being.

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Watch: Colon shows off cat-like reflexes with quick snare
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BARTOLO GOT CAT LIKE REFLEXES pic.twitter.com/kqPOjalQJC — #BartoloForHRDerby (@Hayes_Hair13) May 30, 2016 Bartolo Colon can do it all. The New York Mets pitcher, who sent shock waves through the baseball world with his first career home run in early May, can also play some fine defense. In the fourth inning of Sunday's contest against the […]

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MLB Power Rankings: Darvish helps Rangers rise to No. 8
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Memorial Day is a perfect time to stop and dissect where your team stands after the early part of the season. For most teams at the very top and bottom of our rankings, nothing has changed. But a few surprising squads have jumped into the top 10 – and they're not planning on leaving any […]

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Collins continues to have struggling Harvey's back
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There's at least one person in New York who's still firmly entrenched in Matt Harvey's corner. It's the only person whose opinion really matters. Mets manager Terry Collins will stick with his struggling right-hander, who's set to take the ball again on Monday. Collins wants the "Dark Knight" to see it through in the rotation […]

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Report: Cuban base-stealing threat Dairon Blanco defects
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This summer’s international signing period just got a lot more intriguing. Speedy Cuban outfielder Dairon Blanco has defected from the island nation in hopes of signing with a Major League Baseball team, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 23-year-old, who's listed at 6-feet, 175 pounds, spent the past four seasons in Serie Nacional, […]

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Mariners baserunning gaffes lead to absurd game-ending double play
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If you’re a fan of the Minnesota Twins, then you’re conditioned to expect the worst this season. That’s how far the expectations have fallen with the team off to a highly disappointing 13-34 start entering play on Saturday. We’re sure that overwhelming sense of dread crept into their minds on Saturday night too when the […]

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Two players could stop the Braves from losing so much
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It’s not news that the Atlanta Braves are bad. And boy, are they bad. Their record is 14-35, and their team batting average is .232, 26th out of 30 teams. The best hitter on the Braves right now is Jeff Francoeur. Yes, that Jeff Francoeur. After a surprisingly solid 2015 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Frenchy […]

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