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11:01 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — The Marlins clinched an improbable playoff berth in their coronavirus-decimated season, beating the New York Yankees 4-3 in 10 innings Friday night to seal a postseason trip on the field of the team that Miami CEO Derek Jeter and manager Don Mattingly once captained. Miami earned
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6:38 PM ET ESPN News Services San Diego pitcher Mike Clevinger got a cortisone shot for his ailing right elbow Friday and the Padres are hopeful he’ll be OK for the playoffs. And after Friday night’s second game of a doubleheader split with the Giants in San Francisco, the team now has questions about the
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3:55 PM ET Thom Brennaman has resigned as a Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, he told WCPO on Friday, one month after he used an anti-gay slur on the air. “My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman said in
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6:15 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs. The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL
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7:52 AM ET Sandy Alderson will be returning to the New York Mets as the team’s president under new owner Steve Cohen. The deal is contingent on the sale of the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families to Cohen being approved by Major League Baseball club owners. At least 23 of the 30 owners
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers‘ championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding that ended Wednesday, according to David Hunt, owner
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5:23 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one inning in his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The team said the right-hander’s departure was unplanned but didn’t provide any other information. Clevinger’s start had been pushed back from Saturday night because
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8:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” Humans are heat factories. If the average human being produces heat at a rate of 80ish watts, then 19 humans hunched together would radiate as much heat as my 1,500-watt space heater.
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8:21 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — NL Cy Young Award contender Max Fried lasted only one inning in his final start of the regular season, leaving the Atlanta Braves‘ game against the Miami Marlins after tweaking his ankle fielding a bunt Wednesday night. Fried (7-0) retired the first two hitters, including Starling Marte who
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10:32 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — With one sweet swing, Jose Ramirez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the American League MVP award. Ramirez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox that clinched a
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11:29 PM ET ESPN News Services Bryse Wilson pitched five scoreless innings, Marcell Ozuna drove in five runs with four hits that included two homers and the Atlanta Braves clinched their third straight National League East title by beating the Miami Marlins 11-1 on Tuesday night. Atlanta hit five homers, including drives by Dansby Swanson
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3:33 PM ET Pittsburgh Pirates prospect and Gigantes del Cibao shortstop, Oneil Cruz, 21, was the driver in a traffic accident on Monday night in the Dominican Republic in which three people died, according to a police report. According to the report from the department of transit safety and ground transportation, or DIGESETT, by its
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7:00 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Just like that, the fastest, weirdest, pandemickiest baseball season ever has come and gone. Mathematics holds that a 60-game schedule is shorter than the standard 162, but the 2020 season has whistled
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Sep 19, 2020 Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, he said in an Instagram post Saturday. Verlander hasn’t pitched since his season debut on July 24. He said in a video that he “felt something in my elbow” during a simulated game this week and that after consulting with
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