Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their excitement as the Chicago Cubs set themselves up to capture that long-awaited World Series championship.

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Derek Jeter got the American League off and running in his final All-Star Game with a leadoff double, which was followed by a triple and a home run.
The AL jumped ahead right away, then reclaimed the lead after the NL tied it up.

Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

May 27, 2019
Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday. He was 69. (1986 file pho
Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy.
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January 20
Jared Porter

'A minefield.' Women in baseball media on working amid harassment

The firing of the New York Mets general manager Jared Porter after one month on the job brought strong responses about issues women face while trying to do their jobs.
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July 17, 2018
Chaska High School product Brad Hand is again the subject of trade rumors after another strong season in the Padres bullpen.

Chaska's Brad Hand doesn't mind missing sleep to be All-Star

The Padres lefthander is getting to appear at his second consecutive All-Star Game, and has a group of friends and family along for the trip.
St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger handed out gum to kids after Education Day at a St. Paul Saints exhibition game in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday,
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January 31, 2017

Cardinals surrender top two picks, cash to Astros for cybercrime case

The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's draft Monday and ordered to give them to the Houston Astros, along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros' e-mail system and scouting database, the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.
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November 14, 2016
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager hits an RBI single during the third inning of Game 3 of the National Leagu

Seager, Fulmer named Rookies of the Year

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was a unanimous selection for NL rookie of the year while Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer beat out Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for AL honors.
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October 31, 2016
Fans show support for the Chicago Cubs during Game 5 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Oct. 30, 2016. On

Cubs stay alive in Series, force Game 6

Former MLB GM & MLB Network Radio host Jim Duquette joins Justin Horowitz to discuss how the Cubs were able to force a Game 6 and if they can comeback to win the World Series.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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October 23, 2016
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of baseball's National League Champion

Cubs defeat Dodgers, head for World Series

Cubs 5, Dodgers 0: Kyle Hendricks tossed 7.1 scoreless innings as Chicago eliminated Los Angeles in Game 6 of the NLCS. Hendricks and Kris Bryant spoke following the Cubs' first pennant since 1945.
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October 21, 2016
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in Dodger Stadium after Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursda

Cubs one win away from World Series

The Cubs are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 after an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday night. Manager Joe Maddon spoke after the game.
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October 18, 2016
Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller (24) and Roberto Perez (55) celebrate their victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in game three American League Champion

Cleveland bullpen shines in Game 3 win

Taking over in the first after Trevor Bauer was forced to exit with a bloody finger, the Cleveland bullpen held off the Blue Jays in a 4-2 win that moved them within one win of the World Series.
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October 11, 2016
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz salutes the crowd as he leaves the field at Fenway Park for the last time of the season following Game 3 of baseball's Am

Indians sweep Red Sox in Big Papi's finale

David Ortiz's career came to an anticlimactic end on Monday as the Red Sox were swept by the Indians in the ALDS. Former MLB GM and MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette and Michelle Gringas recap Game 3.
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October 10, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays players celebrate their walk-off win to eliminate the Texas Rangers during the tenth inning to win the American League Division Seri

Blue Jays sweep Rangers, advance to ALCS

Josh Donaldson scored from second on a throwing error to give the Blue Jays the walk-off win in the 10th inning. The Nationals evened their series with the Dodgers at a game a piece.
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October 5, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion celebrates while he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the 11th inning of an Ame

Encarnacion's homer sends Blue Jays to ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off home run in the 11th gave the Blue Jays a 5-2 victory over the Orioles in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night. Toronto manager John Gibbons spoke about the win.
mlb
September 27, 2016
Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon and Justin Bour paid tribute on the field to pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died on a boat

Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez

Dee Gordon hit a leadoff homer in the first inning for the Marlins on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez's death. The Indians clinched their first AL Central title since 2007.
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September 13, 2016
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks waves as he leaves the field following a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Sept. 12,

Hendricks loses no-hit bid in ninth

Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up Jeremy Hazelbaker's leadoff home run as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Hendricks spoke afterwards.
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September 13, 2016
Yankees fans look at the seven World Series trophies won under George Steinbrenner's ownership of the New York Yankees before the baseball game betwee

Predicting the MLB wild cards

With the MLB playoff races tightening, Ben Walker of the Associated Press and Maria Marino discuss what teams to look out for and Ben offers his prediction for the four wild card spots.
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September 5, 2016
Cardinals gain ground in wild-card race

Cardinals gain ground in wild-card race

The Cardinals pulled within a half-game of the Giants for the NL's top Wild Card spot as they beat the Pirates, 12-6. The Orioles moved within two games of the AL East-leading Blue Jays.
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August 22, 2016
Price, Red Sox grab share of AL East lead

Price, Red Sox grab share of AL East lead

David Price struck out eight as the Red Sox moved into a first-place tie in the AL East. ... The Dodgers clubbed seven homers in their win over the Reds. ... Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day DL.
Sports
August 22, 2016
Hitter-turned-knuckleballer Dan Johnson signed by Dodgers

Hitter-turned-knuckleballer Dan Johnson signed by Dodgers

Former Blaine standout and 10-year MLB first baseman had been pitching for the St. Paul Saints. Now he's headed for the Dodgers' Class AA Tulsa affiliate.
Sports
August 22, 2016
Ex-Twin Danny Valencia reportedly injured A's teammate in altercation

Ex-Twin Danny Valencia reportedly injured A's teammate in altercation

Per a report out of the Bay Area, Valencia and teammate Billy Butler got into some sort of altercation recently that caused Butler to miss playing time.
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August 21, 2016
Royals win eight in a row

Royals win eight in a row

The Royals won their 8th straight game on Sunday. ... All-Star Aaron Sanchez was sent down to the minors by the Blue Jays and Justin Upton homered twice in a Tigers win.
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August 16, 2016
Young Yankees carry team past Blue Jays

Young Yankees carry team past Blue Jays

Aaron Judge and fellow rookie Chad Green helped the Yankees take down the Blues Jays, 1-0. David Ortiz's 27th home run of the season lifted the Red Sox past the Indians, 3-2.