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10:24 PM ET Associated Press MIAMI — Their sluggish start now far behind them, Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Atlanta Braves needed just one more win to complete a stunning turnaround. They earned it Tuesday night, beating the Miami Marlins 2-1 to take their fifth straight National League East title and finish the first leg
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8:07 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. The American League has a new single-season home run king. New York Yankees star Aaron Judge launched his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday on the road against the Texas Rangers, breaking the AL’s record he shared with
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5:01 PM ET CHICAGO — Tony La Russa is stepping down as Chicago White Sox manager because of health concerns that kept him out of the dugout for the final five weeks of the season, he announced in a statement released Monday. La Russa, who will turn 78 on Tuesday, hasn’t managed a game since
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4:22 PM ET ESPN News Services Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career home run in the third inning of Sunday’s 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. Pujols drove an 0-1 pitch from Roansy Contreras deep to center for a solo shot. The 42-year-old Pujols is fourth on the career home
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10:56 PM ET ESPN News Services ATLANTA — Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered for the third straight game, Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Sunday night to win a critical tiebreaker in their season series. The defending World
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6:57 PM ET ESPN News Services SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres haven’t partied this hard at Petco Park in 17 years. The Padres clinched a playoff spot while batting in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, drawing a roar from the sellout crowd of 41,407 after the Miami Marlins
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Oct 1, 2022 Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — Zack Britton might have played his last game in pinstripes Friday night, as the New York Yankees returned the veteran left-handed reliever to the injured list after he struggled in his attempt to come back early
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8:27 PM ET Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The Miami Marlins are shutting down ace right-hander Sandy Alcantara for the rest of the season. Manager Don Mattingly announced the move Saturday before the Marlins played the Milwaukee Brewers. The decision was not Alcantara’s, according to Mattingly. “Sandy was, obviously, he’s one of those guys that wants
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4:13 PM ET ESPN News Services Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani will make $30 million in 2023 after he and the team agreed to a one-year contract for next season to avoid arbitration. The contract is the largest ever for an arbitration-eligible player, surpassing the $27 million given to Mookie Betts by the Boston
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12:59 AM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — More than an hour after Cal Raleigh ended the longest playoff drought in baseball, he was back on the field with his teammates, circling the perimeter of the field to acknowledge the tens of thousands of fans who still stuck around. The celebration was more akin to winning
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11:02 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Mets are calling up top prospect Francisco Alvarez for this weekend’s pivotal three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, according to multiple reports Thursday. Alvarez, a 20-year-old catcher, was ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect in ESPN’s midseason list published in August. He would be eligible
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12:47 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani has provided Angels fans with plenty of highlights this season. He almost topped them all Thursday night. Ohtani, the Angels’ two-way phenom and the reigning AL MVP, pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as Los
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays clinched a postseason berth Thursday without taking the field. Toronto was assured of an American League wild-card berth when the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3. If Toronto holds its current position as the first of the AL’s three wild cards, the
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