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Chicago Cubs end 10-game skid while halting Atlanta Braves' 14-game win streak

Chicago Cubs end 10-game skid while halting Atlanta Braves’ 14-game win streak

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs became the first team in 23 years to stop a losing streak of 10 or more games while ending an opponent’s winning streak of at least 10 games, beating the Braves 1-0 Friday to halt Atlanta’s majors-best 14- game run. Rookie Christopher Morel hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth …

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A's need new ballpark deals soon

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A’s need new ballpark deals soon

NEW YORK — Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics need to reach new ballpark deals soon and left open the possibility of considering relocation if agreements are not struck. “There is urgency with respect to Tampa,” Manfred said Thursday during a news conference following an owners meeting. “There needs …

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Switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje impresses at Draft Combine

Switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje impresses at Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO — Jurrangelo Cijntje is one of the most intriguing prospects at the second annual Draft Combine. He was also the most impressive player on the field at Petco Park in a game featuring high schoolers Wednesday. A switch-pitcher from Champagnat Catholic School (Hialeah, Fla.), Cijntje naturally throws left-handed, but he has better stuff …

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas loses no-hitter in ninth and 'it kinda stinks to not finish'

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas loses no-hitter in ninth and ‘it kinda stinks to not finish’

ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas fell one strike short of a no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates when Cal Mitchell doubled with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night. Mitchell drove a 2-2 curveball just over the head of Gold Glove center fielder Harrison Bader. The ball bounced on the …

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