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2:41 AM ET BALTIMORE — When Luke Voit excitedly picked himself up off the infield dirt after scampering home to score on a wild pitch late Sunday night, he heard a familiar sound echo throughout Camden Yards. Luuuuuuuke. Many years ago, on football fields across his native Missouri, Voit heard that chant shouted regularly by
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3:02 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — One day after showing off a million-dollar receipt for his lunch for being a “Dodger killer” from The Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday, Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander revealed that his meal was comped. The hotel jokingly charged Verlander an extra $1 million since Houston beat
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8:21 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona doesn’t plan to change the way he uses closer Cody Allen after the embattled right-hander gave up back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning against the Royals. Francona said Saturday that the Indians need Allen, and while he may use him
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11:10 AM ET ESPN News Services San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has opted to have season-ending hip surgery and could be sidelined six to eight months, the team said Friday. The six-time All-Star has been hobbled by a hip problem all season. Posey, 31, recently got a cortisone injection and missed last month’s All-Star
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8:00 PM ET Mike Trout’s Players Weekend jersey says “Kiiiiid,” but he’s Trouty to his teammates. Why? Turns out there’s a code, and we’ve cracked it. From the first all-emoji name to the Stringbean Slinger, these are some of the best uniform nicknames coming soon to a major league ballpark near you. Players are getting
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7:39 AM ET Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel has been demoted to the minors, the latest turn in a difficult season for the former All-Star closer. The Brewers had not announced a demotion as of Friday morning, but a list of transactions on the team’s official website indicates that Knebel was optioned to Triple-A Colorado
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1:30 AM ET CHICAGO — It’s not even September yet, but the Chicago Cubs may already be the big winners of the July trade deadline as lefty Cole Hamels continues to dominate the opposition. He upped the ante once more on Thursday, throwing the Cubs’ first complete game of the season in beating the Cincinnati
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