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Taylor, Puig homer to push Dodgers past Angels 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kenta Maeda finished last season pitching aggressively and effectively out of the Dodgers’ bullpen. Los Angeles hoped that might carry over in 2018. With the regular season quickly approaching, the club might get its wish. Maeda went five strong innings in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels, giving up two solo home runs but ...

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Prized prospect Kingery, Phillies reach 6-year contract

The Philadelphia Phillies are banking on young Scott Kingery. A prized prospect who has never played in the majors, Kingery reached a six-year deal with the Phillies on Sunday that takes him through the 2023 season. The contract includes three team options running through 2026. Multiple media reports said Kingery was guaranteed more than $23 million. Article continues below … ...

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D-backs tab lefty Corbin for opening day start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Left-hander Patrick Corbin has been chosen to start for the Arizona Diamondbacks on opening day. Manager Torey Lovullo made the announcement Saturday. He’ll make his first opening day start Thursday night when the Diamondbacks host Colorado — Arizona beat the Rockies last year in the NL wild-card game. Corbin was 14-13 with a 4.03 ERA in 32 ...

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Ohtani uneven in final spring pitching appearance for Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Shohei Ohtani’s final time on the mound in spring training was a mixed bag, leaving the Los Angeles Angels noncommittal on what’s next for the two-way star from Japan. Ohtani worked into the sixth inning of an intrasquad game on a back field, throwing only 47 strikes in 85 pitches to mostly minor leaguers. He walked five, ...

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