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Royals hope to ignite their offense in return to The K

After a six-game trip through the Midwest in which they faced brutal weather conditions in almost every game, the Kansas City Royals return home Monday night for the start of a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. They Royals went 2-3 on their trip to Detroit and Cleveland, where their sputtering offense reflected the awful weather conditions. It was climaxed ...

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Cubs delay home opener vs. Pirates because of snow

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs tried to play their home opener on Monday. It was just a snow-go. The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed a day because of snow that covered much of Wrigley Field, creating a scene more reminiscent of January than April. ”On the way out I had no idea if I was going to ...

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Padres start 3-game series with Rockies Monday night

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are unconcerned about their struggles at the plate. The Rockies hope to get going Monday night against an opponent they have done well against in the opener of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres. Last week, Colorado scored 19 runs and won three of four in San Diego. The Rockies batted .262 (27-for-103) ...

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Wheeler up Wednesday, aligning Mets’ long-awaited rotation

WASHINGTON (AP) The New York Mets have waited years for this rotation. Zack Wheeler will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Wednesday against the Miami Marlins, finally aligning the five-man rotation New York has hoped to use for years. Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced the right-hander’s upcoming start Sunday. It would be the first time Noah Syndergaard, Jacob ...

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Mariners’ Healy injures ankle in postgame workout

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy injured his right ankle during a postgame workout Saturday and likely will miss at least a few games this week. Healy was injured following an 11-4 win over Minnesota and showed up on crutches and in a walking boot Sunday, when the series finale was postponed due to poor weather. Manager Scott ...

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Padres lose to Astros 4-1 in Sunday finale

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros right-hander Charlie Morton often marvels at the nameplates above the lockers in the corner of the clubhouse where his fellow starters sit. Morton, the No. 5 starter on a pitching staff that is arguably the best in baseball, continued to dominate and Max Stassi hit a three-run homer as the defending champion Astros beat the ...

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Rockies beat Braves on game-ending walk in 10th inning

DENVER (AP) A game that featured superb pitching and dazzling defense came down to a walk-off walk. Tony Wolters drew a four-pitch bases-loaded walk off Arodys Vizcaino with two outs in the 10th inning, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. ”I was just looking middle-away, trying to get my pitch, put ...

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Minor freezes up Jays for 1st win as starter since ’14

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Minor didn’t think about Saturday’s significance until his parents texted him after the game. Minor pitched two-hit ball over six innings to win a start for the first time since 2014 and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 in one of the coldest games ever at Globe Life Park. The 30-year-old Minor ...

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Balanced Oakland Athletics outlast Ohtani-less Angels 7-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Blake Treinen and the Oakland Athletics‘ entire pitching staff were still smarting from their struggles against the Los Angeles Angels‘ powerful lineup this season. The A’s finally took control on the mound, and their lineup provided ample backup. Marcus Semien had an early two-run single, Jed Lowrie homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels ...

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