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MLB notes: Dusty Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles
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Dusty Baker's time as the manager of the Washington Nationals is over after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories. The Nationals announced Friday that they would not be bringing Baker back. His two-year deal with the club is expiring. The contracts for the members of Baker

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Judge powers NY, but AL East title chase ends
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Aaron Judge eclipsed Babe Ruth’s 96-year-old record for the most roundtrippers hit at home by a Yankees player, and CC Sabathia walked off to a standing ovation on Saturday as New York defeated the Blue Jays, 2-1, in its penultimate game of the regular season.

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Yanks switch to CC with AL East in sight
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The Yankees are taking their best crack at catching the Red Sox to force a one-game tiebreaker for the American League East title, substituting CC Sabathia in place of Jaime Garcia to start Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

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MLB Friday scores, highlights, updates, news: Red Sox fail to clinch AL East title
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Plus Giancarlo Stanton remains stuck on 59 home runs. Here is everything you need to know about Friday’s baseball action

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Tanaka's 15-K gem keeps Yanks in East race
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Expertly commanding a lethal splitter that vanished from the strike zone all afternoon, Masahiro Tanaka recorded a career-high 15 strikeouts in a brilliant seven-inning performance that led the Yankees to their 90th win of the season, a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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Yanks' East title hopes take big hit in loss
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Wilson Ramos’ go-ahead two-run homer as part of a seven-run fifth inning helped the Rays rally for a 9-6 victory Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, averting a series sweep while all but nixing the Yankees’ hopes of securing the American League East title.

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Tanaka, Yanks out to stay alive in East race
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The Blue Jays are thriving in their role as spoiler and have made the race for first place in the American League East a lot more entertaining than anyone could have expected. The next Yankees loss or Red Sox win clinches the division for Boston.

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Gray can help Yanks' AL East pursuit progress
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The Yankees still have a chance to unseat the Red Sox at the top of the American League East, which adds significance to Thursday night’s Rays-Yankees contest at Yankee Stadium.

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Yanks top Rays, keep heat on in AL East
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The Yankees were able to keep pace with the Red Sox in the American League East on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium when they defeated the Rays, 6-1, keeping the Bronx Bombers three games out of first place in the division with four games left to play in the regular season.

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Severino, Yanks look to gain in AL East race
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The Yankees are still in the hunt for the American League East title, which should add to the plot of Wednesday night’s contest against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.

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Sale shelled for 4 HRs, Red Sox see AL East lead shrink
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BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale has had a few setbacks as Boston has rolled down the stretch and back toward the postseason. Tuesday was another one of those nights. Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Red Sox lost 9-4 […]

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Happ tries to slow Red Sox's AL East march
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With the American League East title in sight, the Red Sox enter Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park with a magic number of three to clinch the division. Boston dropped the opener, which snapped a six-game winning streak.

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