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Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

Are you telling me Buck Showalter couldn’t return to a major league dugout for three years because new-age team owners and front-office personnel thought the old-school manager would demand too much authority? Oh my God, nice. The cultural shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the Mets’ record shift from 77-85 in 2021 to …

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Muncy's mash helps Dodgers turn back Padres again

Muncy’s mash helps Dodgers turn back Padres again

LOS ANGELES — Through Max Muncy’s season-long struggles at the plate, the Dodgers’ confidence in him has not wavered. Manager Dave Roberts has moved Muncy down in the order at times but has trotted him out there every day, repeatedly saying their best lineup is when the two-time All-Star is on top of his game. …

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With 2 homers, Barrero ends 122-year Reds drought

With 2 homers, Barrero ends 122-year Reds drought

MILWAUKEE — Batting practice was optional for Reds hitters before Saturday’s game against the Brewers. But the pregame schedule had created extra time for young shortstop Jose Barrero and hitting coach Alan Zinter to work together, one-on-one, on the field and in the cages. “It’s incredible. For this to happen today is incredible,” Barrero said …

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Tatis sees first game action of '22 in rehab stint

Tatis sees first game action of ’22 in rehab stint

Fernando Tatis Jr. makes rehab assignment debut \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”fernando-tatis-jr-makes-rehab-assignment-debut\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”fernando-tatis-jr-makes-rehab-assignment-debut\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”fernando-tatis-jr-makes-rehab-assignment-debut\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Tatis underwent surgery to repair the scaphoid bone in his left wrist on March 16. He was cleared to begin a swinging progression in mid-July, and his current rehab stint is the final step in that progression before he is cleared to return to the Padres.\n\nThe team has …

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Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso propel Mets to key sweep over rival Braves

Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso propel Mets to key sweep over rival Braves

You can’t win the NL East in August, much less in a series, even if it’s five games. But the Mets are at least giving themselves a little more breathing room. Strong starting pitchers from David Peterson and Max Scherzer, plus standout offensive performances from Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, propelled the Mets to sweep …

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Brooks helps celebrate Camden, 'thrilling' young O's

Brooks helps celebrate Camden, ‘thrilling’ young O’s

Brooks Robinson speaks with Orioles at Camden Yards \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”brooks-robinson-speaks-with-orioles-at-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”brooks-robinson-speaks-with-orioles-at-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”brooks-robinson-speaks-with-orioles-at-camden-yards\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Robinson reaffirmed his belief when meeting the media after the festivity of the day, with Orioles from across the lifespan of Camden Yards honored via a pregame ceremony.\n\n“Well, I told them they really have been thrilling me,” said Robinson, now mostly an avid watcher from home after …

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How the Padres' unconventional master plan nabbed Juan Soto, the deadline's biggest fish

How the Padres’ unconventional master plan nabbed Juan Soto, the deadline’s biggest fish

7:00 AM ET Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Covers MLB for ESPN.com Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 ON AUG. 1, the San Diego Padres were 58-46. They …

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Mancini's Astros tenure off to historic start after 2-HR game

Mancini’s Astros tenure off to historic start after 2-HR game

Trey Mancini hits two home runs, including grand slam, vs. Guardians \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-hits-two-home-runs-including-grand-slam-vs-guardians\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.6″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-hits-two-home-runs-including-grand-slam-vs-guardians\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.6.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”trey-mancini-hits-two-home-runs-including-grand-slam-vs-guardians\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.7″:{“content”:”Friday’s grand slam was the perfect example of how Mancini is the perfect addition to Houston’s lineup. After leading off the third inning by allowing a single to No. 9 hitter Martín Maldonado, Gaddis gave up singles to Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez, meaning …

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Clay Holmes coughs up another lead to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

Clay Holmes coughs up another lead to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played on Friday night. This is no longer the first half of the season. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for the second straight appearance, entering the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk and …

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Dodgers, fans join in a touching tribute to Scully

Dodgers, fans join in a touching tribute to Scully

Vin Scully remembered in Dodger Stadium ceremony \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”vin-scully-remembered-in-dodger-stadium-ceremony\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”vin-scully-remembered-in-dodger-stadium-ceremony\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”vin-scully-remembered-in-dodger-stadium-ceremony\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.5″:{“content”:”Just minutes before the game, both the Dodgers and Padres lined up down the first- and third-base lines, respectively. Both teams took part in a moment of silence, followed by a tribute video to the legendary broadcaster. “Vin” was painted behind the mound.\n\nThe entire Dodgers team then huddled …

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