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Will Nationals still sit near the top of MLB in stolen bases under new managerial regime?
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Davey Lopes single-handedly changed the Washington Nationals' run game with the word “go,” a statement the first base coach would make aloud to sometimes-suspecting base runners in stunning, simple seriousness. The general assumption was that Lopes was so good at reading pitchers' moves, it didn

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Longoria helps in short term, but Giants in trouble in near future
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The San Francisco Giants are living in the now, with little regard for the future. After finishing in a tie for the worst record in the majors last season, the Giants’ front office made it a mission this offseason to try to acquire talent in order to return to the postseason in 2018. So after […]

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Stephen Piscotty thankful to play with A's near ailing mom
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son’s big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so.

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Phillies near deal with RHP Hunter, sources say
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ESPN The Philadelphia Phillies and right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter are closing in on a deal, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. News of Hunter's pending agreement with the team was first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 31-year-old Hunter spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays,

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Mariners eye pitching as Winter Meetings near
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With the Winter Meetings looming next week in Florida, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and his crew now have to shift gears after learning Friday that top target Shohei Ohtani has chosen the Angels to pursue his dream of becoming a two-way standout.

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'Championship core' Rays' goal as WM near
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Can the Rays retool their bullpen, add a reliable starter or two to the rotation and replace a big chunk of last season’s offensive production in the middle of their order while reducing their payroll for the 2018 season? That’s the big question that the front office will have to figure out as the MLB […]

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Tatis looking like Padres' SS in near future
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Fernando Tatis Jr.’s remarkable 2017 campaign is officially over. His impact on the Padres’ offseason plans is not.

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Statcast of the Day: Puig's near diving grab
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Before Yasiel Puig struck out to end Game 2 on Tuesday night, and before he hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning to draw the Dodgers within one run of the Astros, but after he fired in a 94-mph throw from the outfield and struck a proud pose while doing it, he tried […]

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Firefighters put out two small fires near Dodger Stadium during Game 2 of World Series
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Two small fires broke out near Dodger Stadium during Game 2 of the World Series. (Stu Mandel) LOS ANGELES — The action on and off the field in Chavez Ravine was on fire Wednesday night. While the Astros and Dodgers traded home runs in a wild World Series Game 2 that saw Houston outlast Los […]

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Las Vegas shooter reportedly searched for hotels near Fenway Park
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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock searched out hotels near Fenway Park, according to a new report from NBC News. He also looked for hotels in Chicago, near the Lollapalooza music festival in August, according to NBC’s report, even booking a room at a nearby hotel. He did not, however, travel to Chicago nor did he […]

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MLB playoff picture: Dodgers clinch NL West; Yankees, Diamondbacks near berths
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The latest on all of Major League Baseball's remaining pennant races, as we sail toward the regular season finales on Oct. 1:  Wednesday's big winner: The Minnesota Twins stayed on track in the postseason race, beating the Detroit Tigers 7-3. They hold a 3½-game lead for the second wild card

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Boyd returns to mound after near no-hitter
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The last time Matthew Boyd took the mound at Comerica Park, he fell an out shy of the Tigers’ first no-hitter in six years, settling on a one-hit shutout of the White Sox. As he readies for a Saturday evening matchup against the Twins, he’s trying to keep the same approach he had on that […]

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