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11:00 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Albert Pujols crossed home plate and darted to the backstop to double-high-five Adrian Beltre, his longtime rival, fellow countryman and devoted friend. He wrapped his arms around Yadier Molina, embraced Adam Wainwright, saluted the rest of his St. Louis Cardinals teammates, doffed his helmet for the Dodger Stadium crowd
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7:30 AM ET Ryan Hockensmith Close Ryan Hockensmith is a Penn State graduate who joined ESPN in 2001. He is a survivor of bacterial meningitis, which caused him to have multiple amputation surgeries on his feet. He is a proud advocate for those with disabilities and addiction issues. He covers everything from the NFL and
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1:11 AM ET ESPN News Services After Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, New York Yankees fans received the best possible consolation prize on Thursday when Josh Donaldson delivered a 10th-inning single to clinch the team’s sixth straight playoff berth. With pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez at second as the automatic
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6:57 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rays teammates Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena had an altercation after a 4-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Monday, partially prompting Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash to bench both players Tuesday in a 5-0 defeat to Houston. Arozarena told reporters Wednesday night that there was
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10:54 AM ET Buster Posey, who won three World Series titles as a catcher during his 12 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, will become the first former player to join the team’s ownership group, it was announced Wednesday. “Upon his retirement last year, Buster said that he would always stay involved with the organization,
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1:16 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Maury Wills, who intimidated pitchers with his base-stealing prowess as a shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers on three World Series championship teams, has died. He was 89. Wills died Monday night at home in Sedona, Arizona, the team said Tuesday after being informed by family members.
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3:26 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Detroit Tigers hired Scott Harris as president of baseball operations Monday, choosing the San Francisco Giants‘ general manager to run the organization as it tries to transition from a half-decade-long rebuild
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12:22 PM ET The New York Yankees reinstated first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the injured list Sunday and optioned outfielder Estevan Florial to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Rizzo batted second behind leadoff hitter and American League MVP candidate Aaron Judge in Sunday’s series finale at the Milwaukee Brewers and went 3-for-6 with a solo home run in
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5:41 PM ET ESPN News Services HOUSTON — Working closely with Framber Valdez, Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado has enjoyed a front-row seat for the journey that has turned the left-hander into one of baseball’s top pitchers in his fifth season. “It is a lot of calm, a lot of confidence and a lot of
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3:26 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” MILWAUKEE — Aaron Judge hit the 58th and 59th home runs of his magical season Sunday afternoon, leaving himself two short of tying the American League single-season record. In his second at-bat,
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