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This weekend: Ohtani hits vs. Tanaka, Cole-Bauer

To the baseball gods, we offer thanks for a moment this weekend cool enough to ripple across two continents. We’ve even got a proper amount of time to prepare for Shohei Ohtani the hitter vs. Masahiro Tanaka. Some fans have looked forward to this matchup of these two stars from Japan from the moment Ohtani signed with the Angels in ...

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Jose Bautista's amazing career was always going to end like this

It started, of all places, in Baltimore. A decade-and-a-half later, Jose Bautista’s wild, wondrous career ended, in all likelihood, on a gray morning in Atlanta, a world away from his adoptive home, not with any grand ceremony but instead with hushed tones and a handshake. It was always going to end like this for Bautista,… MLB | theScore

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This team might have the best rotation … ever

It doesn’t take much effort to make a case that the Astros have the best rotation in baseball in 2018. It’s actually harder to find reasons to suggest that they don’t. They have a 2.25 ERA, by far the best in baseball. They have the best strikeout r… MLB News Index

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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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Here are the 10 biggest surprises this season

Once when Theo Epstein was being grilled by a couple of us hard-hitting and smart reporters about a variety of topics, he interrupted the whole thing to offer a thought that rings true today. “You’re going to have surprises.” Once when Theo Epstein was being grilled by a couple of us hard-hitting and smart reporters about a variety of topics, ...

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NBA Draft 2018: This year's Donovan Mitchell, Joel Embiid and more pro-prospect comparisons

Comparing 19-, 20- and 21-year-old college students to established NBA veterans is a time-honored tradition. It’s also utterly unfair to these prospects, and inherently flawed in its methodology (or lack thereof). Putting “the next Stephen Curry” on the shoulders of 19-year-old <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/players/playerpage/2892909/t… CBSSports.com Headlines

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