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Gibson aims to build off strong 2nd half
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With his arbitration hearing behind him, Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson said on Friday that he’s focused on getting ready for the start of the season and isn’t worried about losing his case on Thursday.

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Hoffman on bubble with nearly half of HOF ballot public
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The Hall of Fame is set to unveil the class of 2018 on Wednesday, and with nearly half of the ballot public, closer Trevor Hoffman needs a significant portion of the private voters to come through to guarantee his enshrinement. While Hoffman's case will come down to the wire, four other players are more likely […]

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Showalter: Britton expected to miss entire 1st half of 2018
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The Baltimore Orioles already knew they'd be without closer Zach Britton for a big chunk of time after the 30-year-old ruptured his right Achilles during a workout in mid-December. While initial reports mentioned a four-to-six month recovery timetable, Orioles manager Buck Showalter provided some insight on just how long his absence would be. The Orioles […]

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Can Snell recreate 2nd half, take next step?
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Will Blake Snell continue on the track he followed in the second half of the 2017 season after a disappointing first half? That is one of five questions the Rays face heading into the 2018 season.

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Report: Keuchel pitched through foot injury during 2nd half, World Series
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Houston Astros ace Dallas Keuchel pitched through a foot injury during the second half of the regular season and throughout the club’s World Series run, multiple sources told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. There's speculation the Astros ace was hampered by plantar fasciitis in his left foot, but on Wednesday, general manager Jeff Luhnow refuted that, […]

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Phillies optimistic after solid second half
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The Phillies’ bright future didn’t look so bright at the All-Star break. But enough of their young players and prospects showed promise in the second half that it’s not crazy to think that, with a good offseason, the Phillies could legitimately be a .500 team next season.

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Joe Mauer continues to dominate the second half of the season
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Remember when it looked like Joe Mauer had overstayed his welcome in Major League Baseball? Well it appears news of his demise was a bit premature. The longtime face of the Minnesota Twins picked up his 400th career double on Thursday night with a two out laser off the wall in the 6th inning against […]

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Lynn looks to keep rolling in second half
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St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn will try to continue his stellar second half while San Francisco counters with rookie Chris Stratton on Saturday in a matchup of right-handers at AT&T Park.

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Dozier's surge reminiscent of '16's hot 2nd half
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Brian Dozier had an outstanding second half of 2016, but wasn’t quite able to sustain that in the first half this year. But after a scorching first month to kick off this year’s second half, it seems like Minnesota’s second baseman might just be at at it again.

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Giants to leave Cali for 1st time in 2nd half
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Quite often in recent years, the Giants have gone to Washington to celebrate. This time, they’ll head for our nation’s capital to reacclimate.

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Bench Report: Second half
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Bench coach Rob Thomson discusses New York’s revamped roster and how the team is gearing up for a postseason run.

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Moore seeks first win of second half vs. A's
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The Bay Bridge Series moves to San Francisco on Wednesday night as the Giants and A’s play the third of their four-game Interleague set. For the Giants, left-hander Matt Moore will take the ball with hopes of keeping up a solid start to the second half in a rough season. Meanwhile, the A’s will send […]

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