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Royals-Blue Jays game postponed because of falling ice, roof problems

TORONTO — Even moving indoors couldn’t get the Blue Jays back on the field. Toronto postponed Monday’s series opener against Kansas City after chunks of ice crashed down from the nearby CN Tower following a weekend of freezing rain, including one that punctured a hole in the Rogers Centre roof. Andrew Miller, the Blue Jays’ executive vice president of business ...

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WATCH: Check out the highlights from Bartolo Colon’s near-perfect game vs. Astros

Greatest pitching performance of all-time? NEARLY…but it’s safe to say that Texas Rangers ace Bartolo Colon captivated the baseball world Sunday night with his near perfect game against the defending World Series Champion Houston Astros. Check out the highlights from this instant classic:   Have yourself a #BigSexy Sunday Night, Bartolo! #TexasRangers pic.twitter.com/uTdYlzqjSY — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) April 16, 2018

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Padres lefty Joey Lucchesi settling into big league life

SAN DIEGO– Through four major league starts, Joey Lucchesi has dazzled the Friar Faithful to the tune of a 1.66 ERA, 10.38 K/9 rate, and a 2-0 record. He was not necessarily expected to be up with the Padres this soon, though. Lucchesi was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and made his professional debut that summer. ...

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Colon perfect into 8th, Rangers beat Astros 3-1 in 10

HOUSTON (AP) Age is only a number and Bartolo Colon is evidence of that. The 44-year-old pitcher carried a perfect game into the eighth and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. ”I don’t ever think about what age I am or who ...

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Colon perfect into 8th, Rangers beat Astros 3-1 in 10

HOUSTON (AP) — Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. The 44-year-old Colon turned back the clock and dominated the defending World Series champions for seven innings, retiring his first 21 batters ...

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Pitch framing tactics under a bit more scrutiny

The concept of pitch framing is not exactly new, but it certainly seems to be under a bit more scrutiny now. There was even a bench-clearing incident earlier this month when Arizona manager Torey Lovullo started arguing with the plate umpire about St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina’s framing. Lovullo said he praised Molina while using a profanity. The two had ...

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Angels at Royals postponed because of cold temperatures

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Shohei Ohtani’s third major league start will be pushed back to Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels game Sunday at the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of cold temperatures. After a day off Monday, the Japanese star will pitch Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox when the Angels will open a six-game homestand in Anaheim. ...

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