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Jose Bautista signs 1-year deal with Mets

Jose Bautista was sitting on his couch at home in Florida when the call came Tuesday afternoon. He had a new job, with the New York Mets. So the former home run champ hustled to the airport in Tampa, hurried to Citi Field and was in such a rush, he didn’t meet his manager until he came off the grass from stretching. “I said, ‘You’re ...

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Goldy awakens from slump, slugs 6th homer

MILWAUKEE — Paul Goldschmidt brought the D-backs even at 1-1 in the series finale Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park, opening the second inning with his sixth homer. Goldschmidt hit .297 in 91 at-bats in April with four homers and 11 RBIs, but he was hitting just .096 in May, with seven hits in 73 at-bats and one homer and two ...

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O'Neill starts in LF with Ozuna a late scratch

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna was a late scratch from the starting lineup prior to Wednesday’s I-70 Series finale against the Royals. No reason was immediately provided. Tyler O’Neill started in left field in his place. Ozuna broke out a bit from his season-long slump this week, posting consecutive multihit games, in… MLB News Index

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Astros' Reddick lands on DL with infection

The Houston Astros have placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 10-day disabled list due to an infection near his left knee, the team announced Wednesday. Reddick, who first discovered the issue last Wednesday, has been taking medication to treat the infection, but will need more time to recover. “It’s still pretty gross-look… MLB | theScore

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How the AL, NL Cy Young races are shaping up

When Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander were teammates with the Tigers for five seasons (2010-2014), they will tell you they drove one another, competed with one another, and perhaps most important, learned from one another. Four seasons since they were together, they remain the gold standard for performing at the highest level. As they approach a… MLB News Index

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FRENCH OPEN ’18: How much do you know about the Paris Slam?

PARIS (AP) How well do you know the French Open? Give this quiz a try: — 1st Round: Which of these players saved a match point en route to winning a title at Roland Garros? a.) Serena Williams. b.) Michael Chang. c.) Adriano Panatta. d.) Jennifer Capriati. — 2nd Round: In what year did the French Open start paying equal ...

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