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Ryu hit hard by Yanks in rare home setback

LOS ANGELES -- It’s a three-game Interleague series in August, not a best-of-seven in October. But if Friday night’s Players’ Weekend opener between the Dodgers and Yankees really is a preview of the World Series, maybe the Dodgers met their match. The Yankees overwhelmed them, 10-2, in a showdown between…

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Why home field is huge for these 3 teams

With more than a month remaining in the regular season, three teams have all but locked up division titles. Entering Saturday, the Dodgers (85-45) held a 20 1/2 game lead over the D-backs, with 100% odds of winning the National League West, according to FanGraphs. The Astros (83-47) had a…

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Didi's slam among 5 HRs as Yanks rout Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- James Paxton turned in his most dominant start of the season and the Yankees hit three homers off Hyun-Jin Ryu to send the National League Cy Young Award front-runner to an early exit, snapping their four-game skid with a 10-2 victory over the Dodgers on Friday evening…

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These 'out of it' teams could contend in '20

We instinctively (and I would say sensibly) devote the vast majority of our conversation this time of year to contenders. But right here, right now, let’s talk about some teams that are out of it now but could get in it in 2020. And when I say out of it…

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Here are Friday's 10 best prospect performances

Here are the 10 best performances by players on team Top 30 Prospects lists from across the Minor Leagues on Friday: Here are the 10 best performances by players on team Top 30 Prospects lists from across the Minor Leagues on Friday: AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR AL…

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J.D. racks up 7 RBIs with 2 HRs as Sox coast

SAN DIEGO -- The Red Sox were supposedly opening an eight-game road trip on Friday night when they took on the Padres. But it couldn't have felt any more like home to the visitors, who romped their way to an 11-0 victory. • Box score Petco Park was positively packed…

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Unlikely heroes step up for Braves in extras

NEW YORK -- As the Braves approached the July 31 Trade Deadline, Mike Foltynewicz was still at the Minor League level and Adeiny Hechavarria was thinking he might spend the rest of the season with the Mets. Both players combined with a recently-much improved bullpen to help the Braves claim…

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'La Makina' stumbles in sixth vs. Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- After serving as a model of consistency for the first four months of the season, “La Makina” has hit a jam. Jose Berrios looks to have put the mechanical issues that limited his fastball velocity behind him, but still, after the right-hander avoided traffic for five innings on…

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Unlikely heroes step up for Braves in extras

NEW YORK -- As the Braves approached the July 31 Trade Deadline, Mike Foltynewicz was still at the Minor League level and Adeiny Hechavarria was thinking he might spend the rest of the season with the Mets. Both players combined with a recently-much improved bullpen to help the Braves claim…

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Timbers, Sounders fan groups protest silently

playTimbers, Sounders respond to fans' silent protest (0:48)The Timbers Army went silent for the first 33 minutes of Friday's match against the archrival Seattle Sounders. (0:48)11:53 PM ETJeff CarlisleU.S. soccer correspondent CloseJeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Groups of supporters of the…

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