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MLB picks: Sizing up Rookie of the Year races as baseball season nears midpoint

MLB picks: Sizing up Rookie of the Year races as baseball season nears midpoint

Throughout the season I’ll do periodic looks for the major awards. I’ve already taken a look multiple times at both MVP and Cy Young odds for each league. Now it’s time to give the kids their due. Let’s take a look at the current Rookie of the Year odds in each league.  National League He’s …

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Hochman: Albertcito! Pujols’ legacy will live on in play of Cardinals protégé Yepez

Hochman: Albertcito! Pujols’ legacy will live on in play of Cardinals protégé Yepez

There is something beautiful going on at Busch Stadium this summer. But it’s not something you can stop and watch — it doesn’t come with the price of admission. It happens organically and often behind the scenes, albeit a moment in the dugout caught on camera. In Albert Pujols’ final season, the great slugger has …

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2 immaculate innings thrown in 1 game for first time

2 immaculate innings thrown in 1 game for first time

Luis Garcia Phil Maton throw immaculate innings for Astros \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”luis-garcia-phil-maton-throw-immaculate-innings-for-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”luis-garcia-phil-maton-throw-immaculate-innings-for-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”luis-garcia-phil-maton-throw-immaculate-innings-for-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.5″:{“content”:”The Astros have had nine immaculate innings in franchise history (and 13 no-hitters):\n\nPhil Maton, June 15, 2022, at TEX\n\nLuis Garcia, June 15, 2022, at TEX\n\nWill Harris, Sept. 27, 2019, at LAA\n\nBrandon Backe, April 15, 2004, vs. MIL\n\nShane Reynolds, July 15, 1999, vs. DET\n\nRandy Johnson, Sept. 2, …

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Mets avoid injury catastrophe with Pete Alonso and Starling Marte

Mets avoid injury catastrophe with Pete Alonso and Starling Marte

SAN DIEGO — The Mets received about the best possible prognosis for which they could have hoped Wednesday, regarding two hurting members of their lineup.  Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are both considered day-to-day after leaving they left the Mets’ loss Tuesday night against the Padres.  Alonso was hit in the right hand by a …

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Gay baseball pro Bryan Ruby addresses Rays players’ refusal to wear Pride patch

Gay baseball pro Bryan Ruby addresses Rays players’ refusal to wear Pride patch

An openly gay professional baseball player is speaking out following the decision made by a number of Tampa Bay Rays players not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms for “Pride Night” in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Bryan Ruby, an athlete and musician who came out publicly as gay last year, recently told USA …

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J-Rod steps up with late HR in dramatic win vs. Astros

J-Rod steps up with late HR in dramatic win vs. Astros

Julio Rodriguez’s late homer helps Mariners beat Astros \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”julio-rodriguez-s-late-homer-helps-mariners-beat-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”julio-rodriguez-s-late-homer-helps-mariners-beat-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”julio-rodriguez-s-late-homer-helps-mariners-beat-astros\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“content”:”Aside from the Mariners finally conquering a venue that has haunted them since 2019, the 21-year-old Rodríguez — fresh off being named the AL Rookie of the Month for May \\-\\- showed impressive poise to put aside the emotional weight that had spilled onto the field just …

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