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1:09 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols surpassed Babe Ruth for fifth place in baseball history with his 1,993rd career RBI. Pujols passed the Babe in the ninth inning on Saturday night with a solo homer to center field off Anthony Swarzak, though the Angels lost to
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10:15 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — When a fan ran on the field during the Blue Jays–Athletics game, he got tossed by umpire Jeff Nelson. Quite literally, actually. Nelson, 53, put a swift end to the fan’s elusive romp at the Coliseum on Saturday, grabbing the man with both hands near second base
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7:22 PM ET ESPN News Services OAKLAND, Calif. — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after suffering a left knee sprain during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. He will undergo an MRI on Sunday, the team said. Shoemaker gave up a two-out
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At what point will the defending champion Boston Red Sox begin hitting at the level everyone projected during the preseason? This week, which begins a 10-day, 10-game home stand, seems a critical time for it, in that if it doesn’t happen, perhaps it’ll be time to adjust our expectations downward. The Red Sox open Week
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12:19 AM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs. Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey was promoted to interim head hitting coach, and Eric Duncan was made the assistant hitting
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6:22 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman Logan Morrison, the team announced Friday. The deal includes an opt-out date of July 1, and Morrison, 31, will make $1 million if he’s added to the major league roster, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
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Apr 13, 2019 Todd ZolaFantasy Close Writing on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997 Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Best Baseball Article With the MLB season heading into its fourth week, the major storyline remains the record-setting home run pace. Secondarily, it’s another injury-riddled campaign with 110 players on
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1:31 AM ET Cleveland Indians prospect Will Benson hit four home runs for Class-A Lake County on Thursday night. He’s the first minor leaguer to hit four homers in a game since 2014, when Yankees prospect Mike Ford hit four for Class-A Charleston and Diamondbacks prospect Jon Griffin also accomplished the feat for Mobile in
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5:06 PM ET Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis has signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2021 season, the team announced Thursday. The A’s did not disclose financial terms, but sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that the deal is for $33.5 million. MLB Rank HRs 143 1st RBIs 355 T-2nd
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10:55 AM ET Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito has been placed on the 10-day injured list after he strained his hamstring during Wednesday’s game. Giolito was cruising early against the Kansas City Royals, with five strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings, but he grabbed at his right hamstring while delivering a pitch to Alex Gordon
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1:56 AM ET ESPN News Services New York Mets announcer Ron Darling’s surgery to remove a chest mass “went well,” his SNY colleague Gary Cohen said during the Mets-Phillies broadcast on Tuesday. On Saturday, Darling, a longtime SNY analyst, said he had a “large mass in my chest” and that he hoped to return to
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8:50 AM ET Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano said he thinks that he can overcome his age, his reputation, and a long major league absence to make it back to the big leagues. ”Why not?” Zambrano said Monday from Marlins Park where the Cubs are playing this week. ”Bartolo [Colon] pitched until he was
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3:55 PM ET The Philadelphia Phillies have placed reliever David Robertson on the 10-day injured list with soreness in his pitching elbow. Robertson, 34, has a 5.40 ERA in seven appearances this season, his first with the Phillies. The right-hander threw two scoreless innings Sunday in Philadelphia’s 14-inning victory over the Marlins. The Phillies signed
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