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NL East emerging as beast in Power Rankings

Entering this season, we knew the National League East race was bound to be a dogfight that involved two teams. Two months in, the division is indeed one of the most competitive in baseball — it just involves more than just the usual suspects, the Nationals and Mets. Wouldn’t it be something if come September, the two teams clawing their ...

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This week: NL East clash, Ohtani vs. Yanks

We’ll begin a new week with another Braves-Phillies series and end it with a Angels-Yankees pitching matchup — Shohei Ohtani vs. Masahiro Tanaka — that’ll resonate across at least two continents. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show. As for the Braves and Phillies, this will be the fourth series between the two contenders in the National League… MLB News ...

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Braves, Phillies battle for top spot in NL East (May 21, 2018)

First place in the National League East is on the line this week in Philadelphia. Two of baseball’s bigger surprises through two months, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, kick off a three-game on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves (28-17) enter with a 1.5-game lead over the Phillies (26-18) in a division where four teams are ...

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LeBron powers Cavs back into contention in East final against Celtics

Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a ...

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Lightning keep Capitals at bay to close in on East title

The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won’t be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals. “We haven’t won anything yet,” Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to ...

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Special teams have brought Lightning back into East final

The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup that continues Saturday night, the Caps need a lift from their special teams, too. “The series is tied 2-2,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It ...

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Vasilevskiy helps Lightning weather Caps to even East final

Jon Cooper’s Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final despite going the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal. They won despite falling behind about 4 1/2 minutes into the game. They won despite being called for three penalties — one right after the other — late in the first period, allowing ...

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