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The backstory behind Mariners-Astros fracas
The Mariners and Astros got into a benches-clearing argument after Ty France was hit by a pitch on his back. Scott Servais was ejected for arguing with Houston's dugout. The Astros said that there was no ill intent.
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Here's why Gleyber's resurgence is no fluke
Gleyber Torres has improved his batting this season and is on track to hit more home runs than he did in the past two seasons combined. His increased aggression has led to more strikeouts, but also more hits.
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Acuña torches 2 HRs ... with an icy twist
Ronald Acuña Jr. hits two homers, pays homage to Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young in win.
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Hays' homer landed ... where at Camden Yards?!
The Orioles hit five homers in their 9-3 win over the Cubs, with Austin Hays' solo shot in the fifth inning being the farthest hit by any of them. Statcast measured it at 464 feet, making it one of only seven balls hit to the second deck in left field in Oriole Park history.
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Angels dismiss Maddon amid 12-game losing streak
The Angels have fired manager Joe Maddon after a 12-game losing streak. Third-base coach Phil Nevin has taken over as interim manager.
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How this Padre became a H.O.R.S.E. champion
Two pitchers, Joe Musgrove and Mike Clevinger, had a friendly competition while throwing their bullpen sessions. They played a game of H.O.R.S.E, and Musgrove won with an asterisk. Both pitchers agreed that it was one of the best bullpens they've ever thrown.
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