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Josh Rojas hits 3 of Arizona Diamondbacks’ 7 home runs vs. Chicago Cubs in career first

CHICAGO — Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Josh Rojas, who had yet to record a home run this season, hit three of them Friday afternoon in a 10-6 win over the Chicago Cubs, becoming the 13th player in team history to accomplish the feat. “This was a pretty good feeling, especially coming into the game with …

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Detroit manager AJ Hinch, Cleveland manager Terry Francona out as Tigers fall to Guardians

CLEVELAND — The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Guardians were both without their managers for the Guardians’ 6-1 win in the series opener between the teams Friday night. Detroit’s AJ Hinch missed the game because he isn’t feeling well but tested negative for COVID-19. Bench coach George Lombard managed the team. 1 Related Cleveland’s Terry …

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Trevor Story’s slam snagged by former Boston Red Sox LF Jonny Gomes in Monster seats

BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night — this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster. Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in the third inning. Former Red …

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No Scherzer … no problem? How the Mets can weather two months without the injured ace

The New York Mets’ dream start to 2022 has suddenly hit a rough patch. Max Scherzer has hit the injured list for an estimated six-to-eight weeks due to an oblique strain. He joins ace Jacob deGrom, who has been out since the end of spring training due to a stress reaction in his right scapula. …

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Colorado Rockies TV reporter recovering after being hit in head by foul ball on Monday

DENVER — AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she’s recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies’ game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week. “I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head,” Wingert said in a tweet on Wednesday, along …

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Nolan Gorman Matthew Liberatore promoted to Cardinals

NEW YORK — The future is about to become the present for the Cardinals, who are promoting top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore for their weekend series in Pittsburgh. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol made the announcement following the Cardinals’ 7-6 loss to the Mets on Thursday. Gorman will join the team on Friday and …

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