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9:35 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Four baseball fans were injured by bullet fragments from outside the Coliseum while attending a postgame July 4 fireworks show, Oakland police and the Athletics said Tuesday. None of the injuries were life-threatening, police and the A’s said. Because the A’s 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays
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10:58 PM ET Max Scherzer‘s return to the New York Mets‘ rotation on Tuesday night was successful, as he struck out a season-high 11 batters in six scoreless innings against the host Reds, leaving after 79 pitches in a game Cincinnati eventually won 1-0 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. Scherzer
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9:42 PM ET ESPN News Services MILWAUKEE — With one swing of the bat, Victor Caratini turned a forgettable performance into one of the most memorable moments of his career. After striking out in each of his first four plate appearances, Caratini hit a three-run homer off Scott Effross with two outs in the 10th
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first-base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James River in Richmond
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4:51 PM ET ESPN News Services The Chicago White Sox canceled their postgame fireworks celebration on Monday in the wake of a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago that left at least six people dead and wounded 24 others. A moment of silence will be held before the start of Chicago’s
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6:20 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Nationals say slugger Juan Soto left Sunday’s 7-4 loss to the Miami Marlins with a left calf injury. According to the team, Soto was undergoing an MRI after the game to determine the extent of the injury. “We’ll reevaluate him and see what’s going on,” manager Dave
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2:17 PM ET The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Mookie Betts from the injured list, and he is playing right field and leading off in Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. Betts, 29, missed the Dodgers’ past 15 games with a cracked right rib, suffered when he collided with center fielder Cody Bellinger during
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4:00 PM ET Associated press WASHINGTON — Dave Martinez and Mike Rizzo are signed through the 2023 season after the Washington Nationals exercised their contract options for the World Series-winning manager and GM. Managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the moves Saturday before the team’s 80th game of a season that has already included 50
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11:39 PM ET Kiley McDaniel Close ESPN MLB Insider ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel covers MLB prospects, the MLB Draft and more, including trades and free agency. Has worked for four MLB teams. Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Former
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4:13 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Mets ace Jacob deGrom is finally ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Sidelined by injuries since last July, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to start Sunday night for Class A St. Lucie against the Jupiter Hammerheads. He’s expected to throw about 25
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1:36 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees have activated relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day disabled list, it was announced Friday. Chapman went on the list May 24 with left Achilles tendinitis after an MRI came back negative for a tear. He is now 0-2 this season with nine saves and
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11:26 PM ET ESPN News Services PHILADELPHIA — Darick Hall‘s tiebreaking home run was his third homer since being called up, and Rhys Hoskins went deep to add an insurance run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over Nolan Arenado and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. The Phillies victory came despite
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4:47 PM ET ESPN News Services New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer will rejoin the team Tuesday to start against the Cincinnati Reds, he told reporters Friday. Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has been sidelined since straining his left oblique muscle while pitching against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 18. He has
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6:29 PM ET With the New York Yankees on pace to break the single-season record for wins and Aaron Judge on pace to threaten Roger Maris’ team record of 61 home runs, it’s no surprise that Judge is the top vote-getter among all players in the first round of All-Star balloting that concluded Thursday, ensuring
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