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White Sox finish road trip with sweep of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Although the White Sox entered Sunday already having won the weekend series, their first two games in San Francisco were rife with missed opportunities. Chicago went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position in those games, finishing victorious but somewhat underwhelmingly. They didn’t miss many opportunities on Sunday. The White Sox cruised to …

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Triston McKenzie seven scoreless innings vs. yankees

CLEVELAND – This is how everyone expected Cleveland pitching to look this season. That dominance started with McKenzie. “He was impressive,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “That was really impressive. We saw in the first games, if you give [the Yankees] an inch, they’re gonna probably take ’em out. And he really pitched aggressively, stayed …

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Frankie Montas exits start vs. Mariners with shoulder tightness

SEATTLE — The buzz surrounding Frankie Montas as one of baseball’s most sought-after pitchers ahead of the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline has only heightened with each start. However, an early exit on Sunday now leaves his immediate future in question. On a cold Seattle afternoon with heavy rainfall in the surrounding area at the first …

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Bobby Bonilla Day: Here are other retired players who get huge annual payments

“Bobby Bonilla Day” was trending on Twitter on Friday as it does every year on July 1. That’s because it marks the annual date when the former New York Mets player receives $1.2 million from the team, despite being retired for over a decade. Bonilla’s agent, Dennis Gilbert, orchestrated a contract payout for the third …

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Alex Verdugo, Matt Strahm vault Red Sox over Blue Jays in series finale

TORONTO — The beauty of baseball is that an agonizing loss one night can be avenged with a thoroughly-satisfying win the next. “I think that’s the biggest thing is we showed fight in the game. Bullpen did a tremendous job,” said red-hot righty Nick Pivetta, who fired six-plus strong innings. “We showed fight the entire …

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Phillies potential Trade Deadline deals with Bryce Harper out

This story was excerpted from Todd Zolecki’s Phillies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. and subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. The Phillies will need to play well in the meantime, so that Harper finds himself in a postseason race when he returns. Players on the 26-man roster must step …

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