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LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against J.A. Happ in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s

NEW YORK — Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled. A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout. The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this season, a 7-5 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Smirk, shouts as Gray, Yanks flop in 7-5 loss to lowly O’s

LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: FIRED-UP COLE Cole Hamels goes from last place to first place when he joins the Chicago Cubs during this weekend’s series at St. Louis. The Cubs got the left-hander Friday, trading pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named to Texas. Hamels … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Hamels to Cubs, Escobar to Diamondbacks

NEW YORK | Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes to have surgery on both heels

NEW YORK  — New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will have surgery on both feet to relieve chronic pain in his heels and is likely to need at least eight to months to recover. The Mets announced Wednesday that an MRI and tests on Cespedes showed bone calcifications in both the right and left heels. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes to have surgery on both heels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Burch Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night. Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit — a single by Niko Goodrum to leadoff the fourth — and walked two … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

NEW YORK | Cespedes back on DL as Mets weigh decision on foot surgery

NEW YORK — Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still trying to determine whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. An announcement had been expected before Tuesday night’s game against San Diego, but about 35 minutes prior to the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cespedes back on DL as Mets weigh decision on foot surgery