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Yankees retire Jeter’s No. 2

Yankees retire Jeter’s No. 2

on May 15, 2017, 8:18 AM / in Baseball

The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s jersey — No. 2 — on Sunday, honoring the team’s longest-tenured captain for a 20-year career filled with records. “There isn’t a person or player I would trade places with that’s playing now or ever,” Jeter said during a ceremony before the Yankees-Astros game. “And the reason why I say that is because […]

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in Dominican Republic crash

on January 23, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Baseball

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He was 25. Ventura pitched for the Royals in two World Series, in 2014 and 2015. The team’s general manager, Dayton Moore, said Ventura was “so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberence.” His death came on the same day that […]

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Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

on November 17, 2016, 7:15 AM / in Baseball

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, far ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Scherzer is the sixth pitcher in baseball history to win the award in both leagues. He was the American League winner with Detroit in 2013. […]

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Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

on November 2, 2016, 6:31 AM / in Baseball

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell decided to take things into his own hands to ensure that his team will play in a winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series. After Kris Bryant hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday evening’s Game 6, Russell hit a two-run double — really, a […]

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Indians Take Game 1

Indians Take Game 1

on October 26, 2016, 6:48 AM / in Baseball

NBC News The Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in the World Series after Cleveland took a 6-0 victory in Game 1 Tuesday at Progressive Field, and Bauer just aims to hold serve in Game 2 on Wednesday. Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez had four RBIs with a pair of home runs and the Indians beat the […]

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Chicago Cubs defeat L.A. Dodgers to reach World Series for first time since 1945

on October 23, 2016, 7:06 AM / in Baseball

The Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game 6 on Saturday night. The team won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. They will face the Cleveland Indians.

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Cleveland beats Toronto to clinch World Series spot

Cleveland beats Toronto to clinch World Series spot

on October 20, 2016, 8:01 AM / in Baseball, Sports

The Cleveland Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 to take the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Toronto only managed to win one game against the dominant Cleveland team, which now has a shot at following up on the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship, the city’s first major sports title in 52 years. The […]

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Dodgers beat Nationals to advance to National League championship against Cubs

Dodgers beat Nationals to advance to National League championship against Cubs

on October 14, 2016, 7:52 AM / in Baseball, Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 in the fifth and deciding game of their division series on Thursday night, advancing to play the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. The 4 1/2-hour epic ended with Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who started Game 4, taking the mound with the tying and winning runs on base […]

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Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

on September 26, 2016, 8:40 AM / in Baseball

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday in a boating accident on the edge of Miami Beach. Fernandez, 24, and two other men were found dead after their boat was spotted upside down on top of a rocky jetty shortly after 3:15 a.m. Fernandez defected from Cuba when he was 15 years old, and went on to […]

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Chicago advances to National League Championship Series

Chicago advances to National League Championship Series

on October 14, 2015, 7:27 AM / in Baseball

The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday night to advance to the National League Championship Series. After winning the best-of-five division series 3 games to 1, the Cubs next will face the winner of the Mets vs. Dodgers matchup in the other National League Division Series. It was the first time in the storied baseball team’s history […]

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San Francisco Giants Defeat Kansas City Royals 3-2 to Win Third World Series Championship in Five Years

San Francisco Giants Defeat Kansas City Royals 3-2 to Win Third World Series Championship in Five Years

on October 30, 2014, 7:29 AM / in Baseball, News, Sports

Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on the road for their third World Series title in five years. Punctuating one of the finest October performances in baseball history, Bumgarner came out of the bullpen to pitch five scoreless innings on two days’ rest for his third win […]

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Cards rout Dodgers, win NL pennant

Cards rout Dodgers, win NL pennant

on October 19, 2013, 6:25 AM / in Baseball, Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) With the red-clad crowd roaring more loudly with every pitch, Matt Carpenter became more determined — to get a hit and help lead the St. Louis Cardinals back to the World Series. On Clayton Kershaw‘s 11th offering, Carpenter lined a doubled to right field. It turned out to be the start of something really big. Carlos Beltran […]

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Red Sox one win from AL pennant

Red Sox one win from AL pennant

on October 18, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Baseball, Sports

  DETROIT (AP) Mike Napoli‘s drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy — a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera‘s prodigious homers. In this series, Napoli has been the one hitting key home runs, while Cabrera remains stymied by a tough Boston bullpen. Napoli opened the scoring with another big long ball, […]

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The Pin Stripes

The Pin Stripes

on August 16, 2013, 6:20 AM / in Baseball, News, Sports

Report: A-Rod hires top lawyer Facing a fight with the Yankees and MLB that could make it all the way to federal court, Alex Rodriguez reportedly has retained top New York lawyer Joe Tacopina. Tacopina has had several high-profile criminal cases, including those of Kenneth Moreno, an NYPD officer acquitted of rape, and former senator Hiram Monserrate, who pleaded guilty […]

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UCLA beats MSU to claim CWS title

UCLA beats MSU to claim CWS title

on June 26, 2013, 5:59 AM / in Baseball, Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) UCLA finally can add baseball to its long list of national championships. The Bruins relied on pitching and defense to get them in position to win a title, and Tuesday night the offense finally showed up. Their 8-0 victory over Mississippi State gave them a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals. ”I don’t think any […]

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