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Slumping Jays can't get past A's

The numbers are looking worse with each game as the losses pile up for the Toronto Blue Jays. The latest defeat, a 3-1 decision to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night, left Toronto under the .500 mark for the first time since late March. The Blue Jays (22-23) have lost 10 of 13 at home, six of eight overall and ...

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Braves get Swanson back after 14-game absence

The first-place Atlanta Braves received some welcome news Saturday, announcing that shortstop Dansby Swanson will be reinstated from the 10-day disabled list after he missed 14 games with left wrist inflammation. Swanson hasn’… MLB | theScore

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Unlucky 7: Slow starters poised to bounce back

At this time last year, Corey Kluber had a 5.06 ERA and was battling a bum back. But then he went on a four-month onslaught of opposing lineups en route to his second American League Cy Young Award. At this time last year, Byron Buxton was sitting on an uninspiring .541 OPS and hearing the critics opining that he was ...

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Heyward returns to Cubs after suffering 'scary' 1st concussion

After suffering the first concussion of his career, Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward says he’s much more aware of how serious such injuries are. Heyward, who was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, called his concussion “scary.” “It made a believer out of … MLB | theScore

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MLB's Torre reached out to Belt after criticism of umpire

Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer, Joe Torre, reached out to Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants on Friday to discuss the player’s recent controversial comments about umpire Doug Eddings, manager Bruce Bochy told <a href="http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23541466/joe-torre-reach… MLB | theScore

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Mariners' Cruz hopes to put best foot forward vs. Tigers (May 19, 2018)

Nelson Cruz looked into his locker and pointed at an array of foot and shin guards the Seattle Mariners‘ designated hitter planned to choose from. “I’m going to wear a pad over it,” he told The Seattle Times, referring to the deep bone bruise on his right foot courtesy of being hit by a pitch Tuesday against Texas. When it ...

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Rangers hope to keep offense going against White Sox (May 19, 2018)

The Chicago White Sox will try to bounce back from a particularly bad day in an already ugly season when they host the Texas Rangers for the third contest of a four-game series Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago (11-30) lost its everyday left fielder, Nicky Delmonico, to a broken bone in his right hand during Friday’s 12-5 loss to ...

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