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'Less is more': Verlander taking it easy as another deep October run looms

TORONTO – Only once in his distinguished career has Justin Verlander required a trip to the disabled list. Felled by soreness in his right triceps in the spring of 2015, the venerated right-hander was incapacitated for the first 10 weeks of the regular season, creating a major void atop the Detroit Tigers‘ rotation. At the time, he described the situation ...

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Final Rookie of the Year Award poll

Almost from the first hour of Spring Training, pretty much everyone in and around baseball agreed that Shohei Ohtani of the Angels and Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves were the rookies they were most interested in seeing. Sometimes, these things turn out the way they were supposed to. Ohtani and Acuna hold sizable leads in our final Rookie of ...

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Dombrowski: Sale to start Game 1 of ALDS no matter who opponent is

It may not come as surprising news, but the Boston Red Sox have made a decision about who will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series next month. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that left-hander <a data-in-app-uri="thescore:///mlb/players/1577"… MLB | theScore

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Is home field an advantage in Wild Card Game?

The 2018 MLB playoff picture is getting clearer by the day, as teams clinch postseason berths and matchups start falling into place. It will all be settled over the next week, before the postseason gets underway with the National League Wild Card Game on Oct. 2 and the American League Wild Card Game on Oct. 3. The AL Wild Card ...

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Giants strip Bobby Evans from GM duties after two consecutive losing seasons

The Giants have dismissed Bobby Evans from his general manager duties, the club announced on Monday evening. Evans will be reassigned within the organization.  Evans, 50, has been GM of the Giants since prior to the 2015 season. While the team posted winning seasons in his first two years on the job and made the playoffs in 2016, they lost ...

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