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Chicago Cubs

Cubs Wish List: Elite Pitcher to Replace Arrieta

If the Chicago Cubs pick up an elite starting pitcher or two to make up for losing Jake Arrieta, they could have the final piece to a return to the World Series two years after winning it all.

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Phillie Fanatic Fires Hot Dog Into Woman’s Face

Getting seated behind home plate can be one of the more dangerous seating assignments in Major League Baseball. However, normally most of the danger stems from flying baseballs, not flying hot dogs.

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Nationals’ Kendrick Tears Achilles, Will Miss Rest of Season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season.

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Tim Tebow Getting Second Wind in Double-A Baseball

Suddenly Tim Tebow is “tearing it up” in Double-A baseball and enjoying a second wind for the season. The former NFL player made a splash when he jumped into baseball, however, this season he only earned one hit in the next 14 at-bats after homering in his first plate appearance.

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Yawkey Way Outside Fenway Park Changes Name Due to Racist Past

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted hiring black ballplayers in the 1940s and ’50s.

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Manfred Encouraged by Impact of Mound Visit Rules

TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season.

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Brandon Belt’s 21-Pitch Plate Appearance Most Since 1988

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most since records began in 1988.

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A’s Manaea No-Hits Red Sox to End Their 25-Year Streak

Oakland (United States) (AFP) – Oakland ace Sean Manaea tossed the first no-hitter of the 2018 season, getting some help from an overturned call in the A’s 3-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

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White Sox Pitcher Farquhar Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

Chicago (AFP) – Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar is hospitalized in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage during a Major League Baseball game, the team announced Saturday.

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Phenom Ohtani Dazzles with His Bat and Arm for Angels

Anaheim (United States) (AFP) – Shohei Ohtani flirted with a perfect game in his home pitching debut on Sunday, retiring the first 19 batters to power the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics.