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Indians roll on, beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in 26 games (Sep 19, 2017)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Some people might have figured the Cleveland Indians were due for a little slump after their winning streak was snapped at 22 games, an American League record. Instead, they just keep rolling right along. Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the incredible Indians beat the ...

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Baseball is becoming more fun. Why not just enjoy it?

Shortly after taking over as the commissioner of baseball in 2015, Rob Manfred said one of his goals was “injecting additional offence into the game.” If the verb choice was Freudian, it was at least a good idea. Without hits, three-and-a-half hours of live baseball becomes a televised version of whack-a-mole. Slow-rolling the game, strategizing each matchup and small ball ...

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Contending Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3 (Sep 19, 2017)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Carlos Gonzalez could have let the ball drop and watched Hunter Pence end the game with a hit. Instead, with the Rockies playing five infielders, Gonzalez ran down a difficult fly ball in center field and Pence had a sacrifice fly. Colorado is in contention, and Gonzalez is committed to going hard and hustling until the final ...

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Baseball is becoming more fun. Why not just enjoy it?

Shortly after taking over as the commissioner of baseball in 2015, Rob Manfred said one of his goals was “injecting additional offence into the game.” If the verb choice was Freudian, it was at least a good idea. Without hits, three-and-a-half hours of live baseball becomes a televised version of whack-a-mole. Slow-rolling the game, strategizing each matchup and small ball ...

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Indians roll on, beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in 26 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jay Bruce had a triple and a double among his three hits, Austin Jackson singled four times and the incredible Cleveland Indians rolled on by beating the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 Tuesday night for their 25th victory in 26 games. Roberto Perez added a solo home run for the AL Central champions to support a strong ...

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Baseball is becoming more fun. Why not just enjoy it?

Shortly after taking over as the commissioner of baseball in 2015, Rob Manfred said one of his goals was “injecting additional offence into the game.” If the verb choice was Freudian, it was at least a good idea. Without hits, three-and-a-half hours of live baseball becomes a televised version of whack-a-mole. Slow-rolling the game, strategizing each matchup and small ball ...

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Crew cuts lead to 1; hardest throw of '17 key

Tuesday’s win kept the Brewers 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs, who won at Tampa Bay, in a National League Central race that could hinge on the looming four-game series between Chicago and Milwaukee at Miller Park. The Brewers also remain very much in play for the second NL Wild Card, pulling within 1 game of the Rockies, who lost ...

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Rangers score twice in 8th inning for 3-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo’s sacrifice fly broke a tie in the eighth inning, Elvis Andrus followed with an RBI single and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Tuesday night to boost their slim playoff chances. The Rangers won their second straight after a five-game losing streak and pulled within 3 games of Minnesota for the second ...

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Baseball is becoming more fun. Why not just enjoy it?

Shortly after taking over as the commissioner of baseball in 2015, Rob Manfred said one of his goals was “injecting additional offence into the game.” If the verb choice was Freudian, it was at least a good idea. Without hits, three-and-a-half hours of live baseball becomes a televised version of whack-a-mole. Slow-rolling the game, strategizing each matchup and small ball ...

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Wild times: Sox again edge O's in 11 innings

“It’s pretty special, but hopefully we just tie it and don’t end up breaking that record,” said infielder Brock Holt. “I’m tired of playing extra-inning games and I haven’t even played as many as these other guys. I can’t even imagine how they feel. Hopefully we can finish these last [11 games] in nine.”

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