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5:18 PM ET Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa is under the microscope once again. La Russa claimed he didn’t fully know the extra inning rule, which would have allowed him to avoid using closer Liam Hendriks as a baserunner in a 0-0 game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Hendriks had double-switched into
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6:13 PM ET John Means was almost perfect for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, but will happily settle for a no-hitter and one of the greatest pitching performances in Orioles history. Means retired all 27 batters he faced in a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, but did allow a baserunner when Sam Haggerty reached
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11:49 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” This story includes graphic descriptions of a suicide attempt. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
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12:10 AM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The scuffling New York Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater on Monday night. The moves were made following a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals that dropped the Mets to 11-12. New York has struggled badly with runners in scoring
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5:23 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers starter Dustin May, one of the game’s brightest young pitchers, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged ulnar collateral ligament, the team announced on Monday. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal El Attrache. The recovery timetable usually falls somewhere between 12 and 16 months,
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6:44 PM ET ESPN News Services MILWAUKEE — A.J. Pollock drove in eight runs and Matt Beaty drove in seven, with both players hitting early grand slams in a startling power show that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 16-4 on Sunday. Pollock homered twice and doubled while Beaty went 4 of
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3:29 PM ET ESPN News Services Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado has been suspended three games, Major League Baseball said in a release Sunday, for his role in a benches-clearing eighth-inning incident Friday against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. Alvarado was also given an undisclosed fine for inciting the incident by taunting Mets
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2:57 PM ET ESPN News Services Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesus Luzardo suffered a broken throwing hand while playing a video game before Saturday’s start, manager Bob Melvin told reporters Sunday. Luzardo, who took the loss in the 8-4 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles, bumped his hand on a table while playing the game, Melvin said.
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12:37 AM ET ESPN News Services The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies turned the eighth inning of their game Friday night into a benches-emptying, trash-talking, finger-pointing commotion that spiced up a routine game — and could ignite more sparks this weekend. It started when Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado thumped his glove and gestured at
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12:01 AM ET ESPN News Services Shane Bieber is focusing on the Ws, not the Ks. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 11, setting two major league records in the process and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Friday night. Bieber (3-2) fanned at least eight in
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1:34 PM ET Roberto Alomar, a 12-time All-Star who had been serving as a consultant to Major League Baseball, has been placed on the league’s ineligible list following an investigation into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement Friday that an independent investigation was made into a baseball industry
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