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2:12 AM ET BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi took two steps toward the dugout when his 1-2 curveball against Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro landed in the glove of catcher Christian Vazquez close to the top-right corner of the strike zone. With two outs already in the ninth inning, Eovaldi momentarily believed he
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12:02 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts summed up the gravity of the moment best: “It just flipped everything.” That was just one way Roberts described a three-run home run by Cody Bellinger that did more than tie a game in the bottom of the eighth inning. It just might have rescued
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5:13 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second fall.
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2:44 PM ET ESPN News Services With the managerial situation taken care of, the New York Yankees will next turn their attention to improving the roster, specifically at shortstop, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. Cashman said he’s in the market for a shortstop to replace Gleyber Torres, who was moved to second base on
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7:00 AM ET After one of the greatest second-place seasons in MLB history, after dispatching their rival San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in trouble. Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Just like in 2020, they’re down 0-2 to the surging Atlanta Braves. Back then, the
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1:19 AM ET BOSTON — The new and old school ways of baseball etiquette clashed during the Boston Red Sox‘s 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night when Carlos Correa grounded out to second baseman Christian Arroyo to end the sixth inning. As Red Sox pitcher Eduardo
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6:52 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey‘s $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran catcher wants to keep playing after a stellar year. Posey, whose contract includes a $3 million buyout, helped lead the Giants to a franchise-record 107
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland’s front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We’re just inching along, just barely going anywhere. There’s people
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Oct 17, 2021 ATLANTA — The first two games of the National League Championship Series have been riveting. They’ve been tight and tense. They’ve been dramatic. And, yes, they’ve been a little weird. The strangeness begins with the most important fact from the weekend: The 88-win Atlanta Braves lead the 106-win, defending champion Los Angeles
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