Padres fire Green after four sub-.500 seasons

The San Diego Padres have fired manager Andy Green, general manager A.J. Preller announced Saturday. “I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” Preller said in a statement. “This was an incredibly difficult decision but one we felt was necessary at this time to take our organization to the […]

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Alonso slugs 50th, now 2 away from Judge’s mark

Another night, another powerful statement from Pete Alonso. The rookie New York Mets slugger on Friday hit his 50th home run of the season, sending a towering two-run shot to deep right-center field to help send the Mets to an 8-1 win against the Reds in Cincinnati. Alonso continues to chase the rookie home run record. New York Yankees slugger […]

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Even Anthony Rizzo’s magic can’t save these Cubs

CHICAGO — How many times have this season’s Chicago Cubs gotten a boost only to quickly fall backward? And if the boost the Cubs received Thursday evening — a surprise return to the lineup for injured first baseman Anthony Rizzo — wasn’t enough to lift them for even one night, is there really anything left to push them over the […]

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Braves’ Acuna third 21-year-old with 40 homers

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger. The other two were Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, who are both in the Hall of Fame. The 21-year-old Acuna launched a two-run shot Thursday in the third inning, a towering 432-foot […]

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Cole 18th in MLB history with 300 K’s in a season

Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole has become the 18th major league pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 300 batters in a season. Cole reached the milestone by getting Shin-Soo Choo of the Texas Rangers to whiff on an 89 mph changeup for the third out of the sixth inning Wednesday night in Houston. It was Cole’s eighth strikeout […]

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Stanton returns as Yanks look to lock up East

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton, who has played just nine games this season because of knee issues, has returned to the starting lineup with the Yankees on the cusp of clinching a division title. Stanton will bat fifth and play left field against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night. He has been out since June 25 after straining the […]

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Pirates’ Vazquez charged; sexual assault of child

Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday in Pittsburgh and is being charged with multiple felonies in both Pennsylvania and Florida, including statutory sexual assault. Vazquez was initially charged with “computer pornography/soliciting a child” and “providing obscene material to minors” by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh and was denied bail, with the […]

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Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees slugger expected to be activated this week

The Yankees could be getting Giancarlo Stanton back this week. The star outfielder hasn’t played since June because of a knee injury, but is flying to New York ahead of his team’s impending three-game series against the Angels.  Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday that the four-time All-Star and 2017 National League MVP could be activated as early as Wednesday. Boone […]

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