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Tigers looking for lefty bats to balance lineup
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The Tigers have evolved from fielding a young lineup to a veteran lineup to now a rebuilding lineup. Through that whole time, they have had a heavily right-handed hitting lineup.

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White Sox face key offseason with veteran bats
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The White Sox goal to build for the future has not changed since last season. There is a fundamental difference, though.

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World Series Game 3: Yu Darvish lasts just five outs as Astros bats come alive
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Yu Darvish got pummeled by the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series. (Getty Images) HOUSTON — You know those Houston Astros bats that came alive at the end of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night? They’re still very much alive. The Astros pounded Yu Darvish, the Los Angeles Dodgers starter in […]

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Inbox: Bullpen or bats: What is Cards' priority?
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With Major League Baseball’s postseason inching closer to conclusion, the Hot Stove season is quickly approaching. The Cardinals continue to survey potential targets while building their offseason blueprint. As that work continues, let’s take a look at another series of topics on your mind in this week’s Inbox.

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Maddon, Cubs recognize bats need to do more
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They’re batting a combined .166 with one home run between them so far in the postseason. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant aren’t the only ones scuffling on the Cubs, but the Dodgers have definitely stymied the pair.

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Riley, Braves prospects break out bats in AFL
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Austin Riley may be a slow starter in the regular season, but in the Arizona Fall League, he seems to have found his rhythm almost immediately. After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his first AFL game action, Riley had a huge game offensively and led Peoria to a 10-9 win over Mesa on Thursday […]

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Indians can't cool Yanks' hot bats in G4 loss
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Luis Severino struck out nine over seven strong innings, Aaron Judge mashed a two-run double and Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees rolled to a 7-3 win over the Indians on Monday night in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan.

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Bats erupt to lift Phils to shutout win in finale
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Mets manager Terry Collins and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin exchanged lineup cards at home plate for the final time Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

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Full core: Nats' bats back, ready for postseason
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For the first time in months, after being hammered by injuries, the Nationals got a glimpse of their starting lineup back at full strength in Friday night’s 6-1 victory over the Pirates.

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MLB sluggers take their bats seriously
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Major leaguers share their thoughts on the importance of a quality bat: “The wood is the most important thing, the quality of the wood.” — Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers first baseman “I know exactly my recipe for my bats, which I consider to be my weapons. I look at it as if I'm a soldier […]

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Conley out to quiet Rockies' bats in finale
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The Rockies look to keep a leg up for the second National League Wild Card spot on Wednesday when they face the Marlins at Coors Field in the series finale. Jon Gray gets the nod for Colorado. He’ll be opposed by Adam Conley. The Rockies lead the Brewers by 1 1/2 games for the second […]

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Halos' bats arise to snap slide, lift WC hopes
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Luis Valbuena burned his former team by hitting a two-run, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning off reliever Chris Devenski to break a tie and send the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Astros in the regular season finale at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.

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