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What will expanded MLB playoffs mean for league?
Michael Holley and Michael Smith break down the expanded MLB Playoff field and the pros and cons behind the decision, as well as what it says about Rob Manfred and the MLB as a whole.
Cardinals beat Brewers, both clinch postseason berths
Harrison Bader tripled and homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals clinch a postseason berth on the final day of the regular season with a 5-2 win over Milwaukee.
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Nationals’ Soto youngest ever to win NL batting crown
Juan Soto becomes the National League's youngest batting champion for the Washington Nationals.
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Marlins’ Starling Marte, José Ureña hurt against Yankees
Marlins outfielder Starling Marte and right-hander Jose Urena left the regular-season finale against the Yankees due to injuries.
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Giants release veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija
The Giants released veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija a day after he returned from a lengthy shoulder injury and rehab.
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Hunter Pence announces retirement after 14 years
Four-time All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence announced his retirement following 14 major league seasons.
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White Sox reliever Cordero suspended 3 games for hitting Contreras
MLB suspended White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for hitting the Cubs' Willson Contreras with a pitch.
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Astros’ Pettis diagnosed with multiple myeloma, leaves club
Astros third base coach Gary Pettis has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and will miss the rest of the 2020 season.
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Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3
Forced from the field by COVID-19, the Miami Marlins returned with enough force to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 2003 championship.
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Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013
From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark.
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White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, which will likely sideline the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
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Report: Martinez, Nationals agree to contract extension
Manager Dave Martinez and the Nationals have agreed to work out a contract extension that will keep him in charge of the club beyond next season.
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Brewers’ Burnes goes on IL with strained left oblique
Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes goes on the injured list with a strained left oblique, which likely ends the right-hander's breakthrough season.
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Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1
Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home in the playoffs.
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MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July
Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season.
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Dodgers looked poised to win championship
The Dodgers clinched their eighth-straight division but they've failed to win a title since 1988, which leads Michael Holley to wonder if there will be an asterisk if they win this year.
Alex Gordon to retire after 14 seasons with Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, will retire after the season. He said during a Zoom...
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Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years
Randy Arozarena homered twice to help push Tampa to their first AL East title in 10 years.
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Dodgers clinch NL’s top seed, West title with win over A’s
The Dodgers clinched the NL’s top postseason seed and eighth straight division title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics
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Angels’ Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the season.
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Mariners’ Moore placed on concussion list, out for season
Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore's season is over after he was placed on the seven-day concussion list.
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Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start for Braves
After making just one start for the Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season.
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Arenado placed on injured list due to sore left shoulder
The Rockies will chase after a flickering playoff spot without All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, who was placed on the injured list with a sore left shoulder.
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Cubs plan to activate Quintana for start against Pirates
Jose Quintana is back in time to help the Chicago Cubs' playoff push.
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Blue Jays closer Giles (elbow surgery) out for season
Blue Jays closer Ken Giles will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, which will likely cause him to miss all of 2021 and impact the deal he will receive as a free agent this offseason.
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MLB, union commit $10M to increase Black participation
MLB and the players' association have committed $10M to fund programs of the new Players Alliance to improve representation of Black Americans in baseball.
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White Sox, Brewers lead Monday's best bets
Rotoworld's Sam Panayotovich breaks down Monday's best bets, highlighting the Chicago White Sox's solid odds against the Cleveland Indians, and the Milwaukee Brewers' line with Brandon Woodruff on the mound...
Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site
The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement, saying he's been "stressed out" and not feeling well.
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Astros’ Verlander to have elbow surgery, likely out thru 2021
Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.
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Angels’ Pujols passes Mays for 5th on homer list with No. 661
Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 against the Rangers.
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Brewers bench coach Murphy rejoins team after heart attack
Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy has rejoined the team just over six weeks after having a heart attack at Miller Park.
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Rays OF Meadows placed on injured list; could miss playoffs
Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain that will keep him sidelined into the postseason.
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Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run
Minnesota's Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.
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Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home
The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more "home games" on the road.
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Rendon, Trout power Angels past D-backs 7-3 in series finale
Although the Los Angeles Angels probably will miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, their offense is finally performing up to its pedigree and looking like one of the AL's best.
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White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot
The White Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2008 after rallying to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Thursday.
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Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5
While the Los Angeles Dodgers are regular participants in postseason baseball, there was something unusual about becoming the first team in the pandemic-shortened season to clinch a berth in the expanded...
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Giants-Mariners games postponed, moved due to smoky skies
The two-game series between the Giants and Mariners in Seattle is postponed and will be moved to San Francisco.
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Yankees active Stanton, Urshela, Loaisiga
Giancarlo Stanton has been activated by the Yankees and is starting at designated hitter after missing 32 games due to a strained left hamstring.
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World Series at Arlington; first time at one site since 1944
Major League Baseball and the players’ association agreed to play the entirety of the 2020 World Series at the Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas.
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Cohen agrees to buy Mets
Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families.
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Athletics sign Jake Lamb after his release from Arizona
The Athletics sign former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb after he was designated for assignment last week by the Diamondbacks.
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Zack Britton, Andrew Miller in line for more saves
Aroldis Chapman is likely to miss a handful of games in the Yankees upcoming series, so Zack Britton is in a good place to vulture saves while Andrew Miller and Alex Reyes should step in for the Cardinals.
David Dahl could see more starts moving forward
The time is now for Rockies OF David Dahl to turn his season around, while J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins could be sidelined for an extended period of time following injuries sustained in Sunday's game.
Castro, Jeffers intriguing young prospects
Catcher Ryan Jeffers could be the backstop of the future for the Twins, pitcher Braxton Garrett looked sharp in his mound debut and shortstop Willi Castro is an exciting young prospect for the Tigers.
Cubs’ Mills no-hits Brewers for baseball’s 2nd no-hitter
Cubs right-hander Alec Mills cruised through baseball's second no-hitter this season, completing the 16th such gem in Chicago franchise history.
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Pujols hits 660th career homer, ties Mays for 5th all-time
Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.
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Reds’ Gray goes on injured list with strained back
Sonny Gray goes on the 10-day injured list due to a strain in the right side of his mid-back.
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Oakland’s Chapman needs hip surgery, to miss rest of season
Oakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a strained right hip.
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