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Roberts: Urias was ‘best option’ in 8th in G2 loss

Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.com ATLANTA — Max Scherzer isn’t usually agreeable to being removed in the middle of a baseball game. It’s the type of situation that visibly enrages him and often sends his manager back into the dugout. But when Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts emerged […]

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Red Sox to start Rodriguez in Game 3 vs. Astros

BOSTON — Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will start Game 3 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Boston manager Alex Cora said, leaving righty Nick Pivetta available for Game 4 — or the bullpen, if necessary. Cora revealed his decision Sunday after a bit of intrigue: When the team’s availability was announced at around 2:30 p.m., the […]

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Inside Kiké Hernandez’s historically hot October stretch

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” HOUSTON — When he was 13 years old, little Enrique Hernandez, always undersized and underappreciated, found himself glued to the television every night in October. “I never missed a playoff game,” he said, and that year in particular, 2004, had him rapt. […]

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Red Sox smash 2 grand slams in first 2 innings

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate It didn’t take long for the Boston Red Sox to bounce back from their loss in the American League Championship Series opener, hitting two grand slams in the first two innings of Saturday’s Game 2 against the Houston Astros. In doing so, they became the first team in MLB history […]

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Rockies Mailbag: Bud Black to Padres? Who’s Rox next breakout player? – The Denver Post

Denver Post sports writer Patrick Saunders with the latest installment of his Rockies Mailbag. Pose a Rockies — or MLB — related question for the Rockies Mailbag. With the Padres doing another faceplant and then firing (manager) Jayce Tingler, do you think they would ever consider hiring Bud Black away from the Rockies? — Chad, Laguna Hills, Calif. Chad, until you […]

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Three questions for the White Sox after being eliminated from the postseason

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association The Chicago White Sox cruised to an American League Central title in 2021, but they hit a wall in the division series, falling to the AL West champion Houston Astros. in four games Chicago has […]

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