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Cards pitcher Gant homers for 1st career hit

ST. LOUIS — A day after hitting a home run during batting pratice, John Gant knocked one out for his first career hit. The homer traveled a projected 348 feet, according to Statcast™, off Nationals pitcher Gio Gon… MLB News Index

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Rosario launches first career leadoff homer

NEW YORK — Struggling to support Jacob deGrom for most of this season, the Mets continued their recent surge behind him in the first inning Monday at Yankee Stadium. Amed Rosario led off the game with a home run against Yankees starter Luis Severino, punchi… MLB News Index

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'Hitters aren't hitting it': How a cut fastball revived Nathan Eovaldi's career

Two years ago, just before his elbow crapped out for the second time, Nathan Eovaldi started experimenting with the pitch that would revitalize his career. His repertoire, anchored by a four-seamer that routinely touched 100 mph, was already pretty deep, featuring a splitter, slider, and occasional curveball. But with his first foray into free agency looming – and his performance ...

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JV credits Kate Upton with saving his career

The Justin Verlander of 2018 is at the top of his game — a World Series champion, married since November, soon to be a father and, at age 35, still able to rear back for 99 mph on the fiery fastball that helped him burst on the scene as one… MLB News Index

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Baez takes NL RBI lead, ties career HR high

CHICAGO — Javier Baez tied his career high in home runs — and it’s early August. Baez led off the Cubs’ second inning on Friday with his 23rd home run, connecting on a 3-1 fastball from the Padres’ Tyson Ross, to raise his season RBI total to 84, tops in the National League. He topped his previous RBI high some ...

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