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11:02 PM ET The New York Mets are calling up top prospect Francisco Alvarez for this weekend’s pivotal three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports. Alvarez, 20, was ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in ESPN’s midseason list published in August. Signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela in
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The Blue Jays clinched a postseason berth Thursday without taking the field. Toronto was assured of an American League wild-card berth when the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3. If Toronto holds its current position as the first of the AL’s three wild cards, the Blue
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1:49 PM ET CHICAGO — Remnants of Tropical Storm Ian could complicate things for the Philadelphia Phillies in the final days of the regular season as they attempt to hold on to the final wild-card spot in the NL despite a 3-9 record over their past 12 games heading into their series finale against the
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11:37 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Use of pitch clocks cut the average time of minor league games by 25 minutes this year, a reduction Major League Baseball hopes is replicated when the devices are installed in the big leagues next season. The average time of minor league games dropped to 2 hours,
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4:11 AM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Freddie Freeman singled in Mookie Betts with one out in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Wednesday night in the second straight extra-inning game between the rivals, with L.A. setting the franchise season record with its 107th victory.
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6:45 AM ET Associated Press Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a torn meniscus in his left knee. He will undergo surgery Monday in Denver and should be ready for spring training next season. “He’s bummed,” manager Bud Black said. “I think every player wants to finish
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12:13 AM ET ESPN News Services CLEVELAND — The Tampa Bay Rays welcomed a big addition back to the mound ahead of what could be another postseason run. Tyler Glasnow allowed one run in three innings Wednesday night in his first appearance in over a year following Tommy John surgery. The right-hander was long gone
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9:28 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record. It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu is expected to be activated off the injured list before Friday’s series opener against Baltimore. LeMahieu has not played since Sept. 4 because of a sore toe on his right foot. He is batting .262 with 12 homers and 46 RBIs in
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8:15 AM ET ESPN News Services Major League Baseball is considering contingency plans for this weekend’s crucial series in Atlanta between the Mets and Braves as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The rapidly intensifying hurricane was scheduled to make landfall Wednesday morning in Florida, while parts of Georgia are expected to see
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11:47 PM ET Miami Marlins lefty Richard Bleier had himself an inning to forget Tuesday night against the New York Mets, making major league history as the only player since 1900 to balk three times in the same at-bat, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Bleier, who opened the eighth inning in relief with the Marlins
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11:49 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals finally separated themselves from the Milwaukee Brewers in early August after chasing them for much of the season. They haven’t looked back since, turning what had been a nip and tuck NL Central race into something of a runaway. MVP contender Paul Goldschmidt went
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10:01 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — What seemed predestined when the New York Yankees were the best team in baseball in the first half of the season, and looked doubtful with their subpar play in the second half, was made official Tuesday night.
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10:21 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez left Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort. Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first
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5:19 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Guardians might as well keep umbrellas in their bat rack. Cleveland was forced to postpone a celebration and flag-raising ceremony Tuesday to honor its AL Central title before the opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay due to a rainy weather forecast. The pregame pageantry has
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