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NEW YORK | Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason

NEW YORK — The World Series was baseball 2018 in a microcosm. Half the 44 runs scored by the champion Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers came across the plate on home runs. That’s the second-highest percentage in baseball history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, behind only last year’s 57.4 percent. There were … Continue reading NEW YORK | Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason

BOSTON | After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out

BOSTON — Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated Yankees. Next up for the first-year Red Sox manager: The team he left after winning a World Series as a bench coach last season. “I’ve been talking about them the whole season, so now we go,” he said after the Red Sox beat … Continue reading BOSTON | After Series win with Astros, Cora aims to knock them out

ATLANTA | Double duty: Braves’ Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There’ll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn’t until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a unique feat he … Continue reading ATLANTA | Double duty: Braves’ Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day