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Yankees sudden overabundance of pitching a good problem to have

The Yankees played a game Sunday familiar to the Rays of recent vintage. They began with an opener and followed with a lot of trustworthy relievers. They won 10-4 over Tampa Bay after a 10-3 rout a day earlier. The potential for a disastrous weekend after Friday night’s loss to the Rays was averted. Exhales …

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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa recovering from pacemaker procedure; return date uncertain

OAKLAND, Calif. — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa says he is recovering well from having a pacemaker inserted for his heart and is uncertain when he’ll return to run the club. La Russa was back with the White Sox in Oakland on Sunday to celebrate Dave Stewart having his No. 34 jersey retired …

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Shohei Ohtani throws 101.4 mph fastball, fastest pitch of his career

Shohei Ohtani throws 101.4 mph fastball, fastest pitch of his career n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-new-fastest-pitch-velocity”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-new-fastest-pitch-velocity”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-new-fastest-pitch-velocity”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Ohtani has been on an impressive run on both sides of the ball as of late. He entered Saturday batting .323 with nine homers and 21 RBIs in 27 games as a hitter since Aug. 9, while posting a 1.74 ERA with 27 strikeouts …

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Yankees cruise past Rays as offense finally breaks out

After several days of slogging along with mostly makeshift lineups, the Yankees got back a couple of regulars as reinforcements on Saturday.  The results were as immediate as you can get.  With Josh Donaldson and Giancarlo Stanton rejoining the revised batting order, new leadoff man Aaron Judge and the Yankees rattled off seven straight hits …

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Why MLB’s new rules will bring seismic change to game, rosters

In roster building, teams are going to have to consider more than ever pitchers who work slow and players who run fast. The seismic new rules that were officially codified this week to begin use during the 2023 MLB season are going to dramatically change the on-field product. Naturally, teams are going to retreat to …

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Yankees spoil Derek Jeter night in rough loss to Rays

After relishing in a pregame ceremony Friday, during which it bestowed lavish cheers and love on Derek Jeter, a boisterous Yankee Stadium crowd spent much of the next few hours voicing its frustrations with the current Yankees.  The loudest boos were reserved for Aaron Hicks, who was pulled mid-game after a pair of defensive miscues …

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Atlanta Braves overtake New York Mets, lead NL East for first time this season

The NL East has a new leader for the first time since early April. After the New York Mets fell 6-3 to the Miami Marlins, the Atlanta Braves won 6-4 at Seattle later Friday to take sole possession of first place in the division for the first time all season. The Braves won their eighth …

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