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These are the 2018 second-half All-Star teams

Baseball’s All-Star Game is our annual opportunity to pause the hustle and bustle of the 162-game schedule and appreciate those who have defined the season, to date. But that date, of course, comes at a point in which so much of the season story is still unwritten. And even though the 2018 Midsummer Classic came especially late (teams had played ...

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Red Sox fan died trying to climb on top of train

A Boston Red Sox fan died Wednesday night when he was electrocuted by overhead wires as he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train, according to Bob Fredericks and Danielle Furfaro of the New York Post. Michael Vigeant, 24, of Hudson, N.H., was on his way home from Wednesday’s game betwee… MLB | theScore

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Wild walk-off cuts A's magic number to 1

OAKLAND — The A’s magic number is down to one. They practiced celebrating ahead of time following yet another walk-off victory over the Twins on Saturday evening, a 3-2 affair that ended when a bases-loaded wild pitch skipped past Matt Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing Stephen Piscotty to score under the watch of right-hander… MLB News ...

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Rays bounce back to easily beat Blue Jays

Blue Jays rookie shortstop Lourdes Gurriel, Jr., really appreciated it when veteran slugger Kendrys Morales came over to congratulate him in Toronto’s dugout. Turns out, Morales wasn’t speaking about Gurriel. Gurriel had a pair of solo home runs in the Blue Jays’ 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. His brother Yuli Gurriel, senior by 10 years, had ...

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Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister’s fourth season, and general manager Jon Daniels said the decision wasn’t based on the record. “There ...

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