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Record 10 homers as AL powers to 6th straight All-Star Game win

A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. “Standard operation nowadays, right?” said AL manager A.J. Hinch of Houston. “We’re going to homer ...

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Yanks set club record for homers before break

NEW YORK — After a night when their bats were completely silenced, the Yankees blasted five home runs through the first four innings on Sunday against the Red Sox to set a franchise record. Entering the series finale, the Yankees trailed their record of most home runs by the All-Star break set in 2002 and tied in ’12 by just ...

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Granderson homers twice as Jays power past Astros

Toronto’s Randal Grichuk put on a show for hundreds of friends and family that made the trek up to Houston to see him play just his third career game at a ballpark only about 35 miles from his hometown of Rosenberg, Texas. Grichuk hit a two-run homer and made a huge defensive play, helping the Blue Jays beat the Houston ...

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Phils, Nats trade homers before rain delay in 4th

WASHINGTON — Rhys Hoskins continued his tear by hitting a two-run home run in the third inning to open the scoring in the series finale between the Phillies and Nationals on Sunday night. Anthony Rendon‘s leadoff homer started a Washington rally that tied the game at 2 with no outs in the fourth before a rain delay was called at ...

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Cruz homers twice, including 465-foot shot

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz hit the longest homer by a Mariner this season in the first inning Friday night at Fenway Park. Then for good measure, he hit another clear out of the stadium. By the fourth inning, Cruz had already cranked out three hits and seven RBIs, with two home runs that combined for 908 feet, per <a href="http://m.mlb.com/video/… ...

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Cruz homers twice, drives in 7 in 1st 4 innings

BOSTON — Just six days after being befuddled by Steven Wright‘s knuckleball in a 1-0 win at Safeco Field, the Mariners unloaded on the Red Sox right-hander in the first inning of Friday’s series opener at Fenway Park. Nelson Cruz led the long-ball charge with a three-run home run projected at 465 feet by <span class="token token-hyp… MLB News Index

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Soto goes back in time, homers before debut

WASHINGTON — Nationals phenom Juan Soto added time travel to his exploits on Monday — well, sort of. With the Nats and Yanks resuming their suspended game from May 15, the 19-year-old slugging outfielder crushed an upper-deck long ball in the sixth inning of a contest that officially began before Soto’s MLB debut on May 20. One of the weirdest ...

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