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Dodgers Clinch Sixth Straight Playoff Trip, Beat Giants 10-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deep, slugging Los Angeles Dodgers took a far more challenging road to their sixth straight playoffs. Despite it all, they still believe they’re the team to beat for a World Series title.

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SF Giants’ Brandon Belt Blames Russia for Losing All-Star Final Vote

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished second to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar in MLB’s Final Vote for the National League All-Star team, and he said Russia may have interfered with the election. “First off, I just

San Diego Padres

Padres Take Tour Bus to Ballpark After Team Bus No-Shows

Adapt and overcome, those words have been used to describe the job that our military does when they’re out protecting our country. As it turns out, those words can also accurately be applied to the job that baseball team administrators have to do.

GTY Jennifer Stewart

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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Former SF Giants’ Aubrey Huff Criticizes Protests, Then Deletes

Two-time World Series champion Aubrey Huff tweeted shock on Sunday over demonstrations at U.S. airports against President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban for seven terror-prone countries. After a backlash, Huff’s tweets disappeared.

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Mourning ‘Professional Hitter’ Darryl Hamilton

As the New York Mets find themselves in a pennant race for the first time in years, largely due to stellar pitching, many have been calling for the team to make a move for some bats. The term “professional hitter” has been thrown around lately on the radio talk shows and in print. The Mets need to add a “professional hitter” they say. Each time I’ve heard that phrase of late Darryl Hamilton came to mind.

Mariners

Baseball Is Back: M’s, Nats, Dodgers Strong; ChiSox, Jays, Mets Dark Horses

The grand-old game returns with all the makings of a very interesting season. While most agree the Nationals, Dodgers, and Mariners should be pretty darn good, and the Phillies, Diamondbacks, and Rangers should be, well, pretty darn bad, a slew of teams present a huge spectrum of possibilities.