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McCullers says he was pitching through 'a lot of stuff' in postseason

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. says he wasn’t 100 percent healthy throughout the playoffs after a forearm injury cost him nearly the entire regular-season stretch run. “I was pitching through a lot of stuff,” he told <a href="https://theathletic.com/600372/2018/10/19/it-was-… MLB | theScore

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These are the 9 weirdest pitching seasons ever

Mets ace Jacob deGrom will go into Sunday’s start against the Phillies at Citi Field looking to pad his record streak of 25 straight starts allowing three or fewer runs. He’ll attempt to maintain or even lower an ERA (1.68) that is nearly 30 points better than his next-closest competition. Heck, he might even find himself on a late-season charge ...

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Jays get pitching prospect Bryan Baker from Rockies to complete Oh trade

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-handed relief prospect Bryan Baker from the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday in a move that completes last month’s trade of reliever Seunghwan Oh. The Blue Jays traded Oh to Colorado on July 26 in exchange for prospects Chad Spanberger, Forrest Wall and now Baker, who was listed as a player to be named later in ...

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Bucs sending pitching prospect Baz to Rays

Right-hander Shane Baz, the No. 12 pick in the 2017 Draft, is the player to be named going from the Pirates to the Rays to complete last month’s trade of Chris Archer to Pittsburgh, according to reports by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. Right-hander Shane Baz, the No. 12 pick … MLB News Index

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Ohtani may not be pitching, but he's mashing

ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani is still working his way back to the mound for the Angels, but he continues to find ways to make an impact with his bat. Ohtani crushed a three-run home run to the opposite field to give the Angels a lead during a seven-run first inning of Tuesday’s matchup against the Tigers at Angel Stadium. <a ...

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Jays continue pitching purge, send Loup to Phillies, Axford to Dodgers

The Toronto Blue Jays traded two relief pitchers for prospects before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, sending long-serving left-hander Aaron Loup to the Philadelphia Phillies and Canadian right-hander John Axford to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 30-year-old Loup, the longest-tenured Blue Jay before the trade, was dealt for minor-league right-handed pitcher Jacob Waguespack. Axford, 35, was traded for right-hander Corey Copping. ...

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Pitching key to Yanks reaching ultimate goal

This was a Subway Series Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium between the Yankees and the Mets, what would be a really good afternoon for the Yankees until it wasn’t in the top of the ninth — when Aroldis Chapman would lose the strike zone and nearly lose the game — until it finally was when Chasen Shreve had to close ...

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Rockies roll into 2nd half behind Story and solid pitching

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies are finding their stride behind a shortstop who’s cutting down on his strikeouts, a converted first baseman who’s rediscovering his swing and a rotation that’s turning in quality start after quality start. On top of that, third baseman Nolan Arenado’s turning in an MVP-caliber season yet again. An NL wild-card team a year ago, Colorado ...

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