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It's a big September series as Detroit Tigers host Baltimore Orioles
Somehow, against everyone’s predictions, the Orioles are in the second wild-card spot, leading the Tigers by one game.        
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Stevie Sunshine finds the good in some bad Cubs play
Stevie Sunshine is here for you this morning. Stevie Sunshine is finding something good amid something bad. No, this isn’t about the White Sox. They appear indecipherable and unsalvageable. Instead, this is about the Cubs. You might not have realized it at the time and might not have thought about...
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Who was the greatest Chicago manager?
With your help, the Chicago Tribune is creating the greatest Chicago baseball team of all time. We've narrowed it down to several players for both Cubs and White Sox but need your help in choosing the best of the best. Vote for your favorite manager below. Read more about the Greatest Team of All...
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General manager of Lagasse’s Stadium is a team player
Jerry Rodriguez combines his love for sports with his hardworking ethos.
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Sept. 9, 2016, Letters to the Editor
Faith rewardedThanks to the Herald for the wonderful article on Franklin Graham (“Service on common is a rare public display,” Aug. 31). It was so wonderful to read something like that in such a well-known newspaper in such a well-known city! Just have to give kudos to you for doing what many won’t do in this country anymore.— Diane Walker, Newark, Ill.Shame on Big Papi
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Buckley: Nice to have Red Sox relevant in September again
What you’re about to experience is what we’ve been missing for the last three years.We have us a September playoff race, people. The Red Sox are at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Friday night to open a crucial three-game set against the Blue Jays, beginning a stretch of 23 consecutive games against American League East opponents to close out the regular season. It’s going to be tense. It’s going to be dramatic. It’s going to be September.
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Cubs fans take home pieces of Wrigley
What would you do with a grassy patch of Wrigley Field? Rich Gracia has a plan: "I'm going to try to extract DNA from it, and maybe I can clone Kris Bryant." He was one of many fans who came to Wrigley on Wednesday and Thursday for the free giveaway of Wrigley sod, after the Cubs replaced much...
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Former big league pitcher endorses Maine's 'Wrigley Field'
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A retired Major League Baseball pitcher is embracing a Wrigley Field replica that's being constructed in Maine. Lee Smith was on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony held by the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville for the refurbished Purnell Field. The former player considered one of ...
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Braves set first game in SunTrust Park: exhibition vs. Yankees

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Braves prospect Albies injures right elbow

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Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus sticking with his struggling relievers
Shane Greene and Justin Wilson combined to allow four runs on five hits in Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the White Sox.        
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Silverman: Don Orsillo right at home with Red Sox in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Don Orsillo exit-from-NESN story has been weird from the get-go.Little wonder then that last night marked one more strange-but-true chapter for the still popular Rhode Island native who is now the television voice of the San Diego Padres.
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Yankees beat Jays, Red Sox remain one game out of first
NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, Monday.In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the...
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Jackson strikes out 11, pitches Padres over Red Sox
SAN DIEGO – Edwin Jackson processed the message, then put it into effect.Jackson struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings to outpitch former Padres ace Drew Pomeranz, leading San Diego over the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, Monday.Jackson (4-5) gave up four hits and ended his three-start losing streak.“We ki...
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Strong outing puts Boyd in mix for next season
Rookie left-hander yielded two earned runs in Tuesday's loss but but has a solid 3.89 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 85? innings.        
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Zimmermann will start Saturday vs. Orioles
After a torrid April, Tigers right-hander saw performance dip before landing on DL with neck ailment.        
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How to watch today's Detroit Tigers-Chicago White Sox series finale
2:10 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit, WXYT-FM (97.1): Sanchez takes the mound in rubber match of three-game set in Windy City        
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Braves rally but fall to Nats

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Morning Sports Update: Don Orsillo on Sox opener: ‘It was good to see everybody’
After scoring a combined 27 runs in the first two games this weekend, the Red Sox’ bats went cold in the latter two. But the team did get to see former play-by-play man Don Orsillo at his new gig in San Diego. Don Orsillo ready to move on from Red Sox: “It was good to […]
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Greene on bullpen crash: 'This one's on me'
For a team seemingly on a September streak, this one stung.        
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White Sox use eighth-inning surge to take series from Tigers
The Tigers rolled into U.S. Cellular Field this week looking to solidify their positioning for a playoff spot, but the White Sox put a crimp in their plans. The Sox used a four-run eighth inning to pull away for a 7-4 victory Wednesday, winning their first series against the Tigers since June 13-15....
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Mark McGwire marvels at David Ortiz despite issues with DH position
SAN DIEGO — Big Mac thinks the world of Big Papi as a hitter, but less so as a designated hitter.Yes, Mark McGwire seems in awe of David Ortiz’ final season, and even expressed hope the Red Sox win the World Series so that Ortiz can go out truly on top.McGwire, who batted .187 in his final season as a big leaguer with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001, never had that chance.At the same time, McGwire also isn’t a big fan of the American League’s use of a designated hitter, a position that has given Ortiz a chance to play until age 40.
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Red Sox notebook: Yoan Moncada takes seat on bench
SAN DIEGO — The hot corner has become a revolving door the past week, but Travis Shaw’s great game last night puts him in the driver’s seat for now.So what about Yoan Moncada?His assignment last night was just to sit and watch.
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Jose Abreu fuels Chicago White Sox to series win over Detroit Tigers
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Most players offer a simple greeting or share a joke with the opposing first baseman when they reach base safely.
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Live blog: Tigers trail early after delay
Special writer Josh Mansour is leading the conversation during today's series finale.        
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Live blog: Tigers and White Sox underway after delay
Special writer Josh Mansour is leading the conversation during today's series finale.        
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A capsule look at the AL East
Boston Red Sox2016: 93-69, first place, lost to Cleveland in ALDSManager: John Farrell (fifth season)He’s Here: LHP Chris Sale, RHP Tyler Thornburg, 1B Mitch MorelandHe’s Outta Here: DH David Ortiz, 3B Travis Shaw, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brad Ziegler, C Ryan Hani...
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Benintendi, Swanson among MLB’s top rookies this season
Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit’s rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact th...
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Angels no-hit Mariners in 4-0 victory
The Angels no-hit a Seattle Mariners split-squad, 4-0, on Friday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium, improving their Cactus League record to 15-12. It was the Angels’ first spring no-hitter since March 16, 1996. AT THE PLATE: In the second inning, shortstop Andrelton Simmons anticipated a breaking ball...
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Cubs' uniforms get golden touch
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs will commemorate their 2016 World Series title with a golden touch for the first two home games. The lettering on the Cubs' uniforms will be stitched in gold for their first two games on April 10 and 12 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition, gold trim will...
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'Odds are' Carlos Rodon will start season on disabled list with biceps tightness
The White Sox scratched left-hander Carlos Rodon from his Cactus League start Friday with tightness in his upper left biceps, and while an initial exam was positive, the third-year starter will undergo an MRI on Friday in Arizona. Sox general manager Rick Hahn said it is still too early to tell...
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American League East capsules
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Game thread: Tigers fall to Braves, 2-1
6:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit; Verlander takes the ball for Detroit        
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Chase Utley homers in Dodgers' 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers
The Dodgers picked up a 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in a Cactus League game on Thursday. ON THE MOUND: Alex Wood and Julio Urias both ventured to the back fields of Camelback Ranch for their pitching assignments on Thursday. Wood threw five innings and gave up one run against a group of...
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Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier feels stuck in 'Groundhog Day' after latest injury
The realization struck Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier as he sat at his home Wednesday. For the second spring in a row, an injury has sidelined him near the end of spring training. A herniated disk in his lower back could cause him to miss opening day. He can only hope to avoid the frustration...
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Thursday’s roundup: Moncada doesn’t feel extra pressure
Yoan Moncada could feel a significant amount of pressure to force his way into the White Sox picture early this season.        
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Tunney remains opposed to street closures around Wrigley
Amid opposition from the alderman and the neighbors, Mayor Emanuel has twice rejected the Cubs' requests to shut down Addison and Clark on game days.
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Top 10 prospects to watch in the White Sox system
Chris Getz has spent his first White Sox spring training as director of player development working on his relationships. Developing players is about trust, he said, so his first order of business has been getting to know the players in the Sox system, as well as learning about the staff in charge...
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“Here I come to save the day!” Nationals’ Adam Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look
While it took a while for the outfielder to embrace his "Napoleon syndrome," as he called it, Eaton is now proud of what he's been able to do in the majors.
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David Rollins finds relief with Cubs after offseason in flux
Spending the first four days in spring training camp with the Cubs feels like a pleasant eternity for left-hander David Rollins. Rollins, 27, was a non-roster invitee after clearing waivers following the Cubs' decision to designate him for assignment on Feb. 8 after acquiring pitcher Alec Mills...
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Great expectations
The Red Sox have had plenty of players listed on the Baseball America Top 100 prospects list, and while some have swam, others have sank. Andrew Benintendi comes into this season as the No. 1 prospect in the game. Like Benintendi, almost all of these highly ranked prospects dipped their toes into the majors before their rookie year, but here’s how they fared in their first full season:JON LESTER2006 ranking: No. 22First full season: 2008
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Veteran Lester thinks Cubs' youth helps chance for repeating
MESA, Ariz. — No baseball team has repeated as World Series champions since the New York Yankees reigned from 1998 through 2000.There are reasons, starting with the fact that a title-winning team's offseason is so short.Jon Lester, a three-time World Series champion, thinks the Chicago Cubs have a few legs up on the situation. Young legs.
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As MLB camps open, the 10 players changing teams that matter most
New faces in new places this spring.         
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Tom Ricketts leaving tough decisions about Jake Arrieta to Theo Epstein
The riches and notoriety of winning a World Series may go only so far in retaining marquee players such as Jake Arrieta. "That's a Theo and Jed decision," Chairman Tom Ricketts said Saturday in referring to President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer after addressing his Cubs players before...
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Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts hoping for Patriots-like stretch of domination
It started out seven years ago trying to win the National League Central. Now the Ricketts family wants the world. After addressing the full squad Saturday at the Cubs' spring training complex, Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would like the team one day to be considered "one of the great sports organizations...
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White Sox infielder Brett Lawrie: orthotics caused 'worst time of my life'
Brett Lawrie spent months trying to figure out what was causing the leg problems that put him out of action after July 21 for the rest of the season. The mystery took so long to solve the White Sox second baseman even cut out sugar from his diet to see if that would help. Finally, he decided it...
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Max Scherzer dealing in pain
National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is dealing with pain from a broken knuckle on his pitching hand that arose late last year, and Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker says the team is making plans in case his ace isn’t ready for Opening Day.
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Michael Kopech tries to pace himself during 1st White Sox spring training
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Michael Kopech threw his first bullpen session of spring training Wednesday with pitching coach Don Cooper standing nearby, chirping comments and instructions.White Sox executives and coaches also were scattered around to watch the line of pitchers throw, though undoubtedly many...
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White Sox starter James Shields believes he has nothing to prove despite woeful 2016
James Shields reiterated Thursday that he never gave himself the nickname "Big Game James," which of course originated with NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy. The nickname was thrown in Shields' face last year after he arrived from the San Diego Padres with a big contract and was touted as the missing...
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