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Nationals C Alex Avila announces retirement

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2021-09-20 00:37:21 GMT+00:00 – Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila said Sunday that he is retiring after the season. The 34-year-old Avila is completing his 13th major league campaign. The Nationals are his sixth team. “I always figured I would know when I feel like I’ve given everything I possibly can......

MLB roundup: Max Scherzer gets 3,000th strikeout in Dodgers win

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2021-09-13 06:02:55 GMT+00:00 – Max Scherzer allowed one hit over eight innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win against the visiting San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, completing the three-game sweep. Scherzer took a perfect game into the eighth inning before Eric Hosmer pulled a double......

MLB roundup: Yankees chase down Mets on 9/11 anniversary

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2021-09-12 07:56:45 GMT+00:00 – Aaron Judge hit two homers Saturday night, including the game-tying, two-run blast in the eighth, and Andrew Velazquez scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Javier Baez as the New York Yankees edged the host New York Mets, 8-7. The Yankees snapped a seven-game......

MLB roundup: Dodgers forge tie atop NL West with Giants

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Sep 4, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner (6) tosses the ball to first base against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports 2021-09-05 06:57:15 GMT+00:00 – Trea Turner homered and Julio Urias won for......

MLB roundup: Tyler Gilbert throws no-hitter in first MLB start

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2021-08-15 06:55:37 GMT+00:00 – Left-hander Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter in his first major league start to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win against the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Gilbert (1-1) is the fourth major-leaguer to throw a no-hitter in his first major-league start, and......

Baseball-Japan rejoice over ‘wonderful’ gold medal, pressure off their backs

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YOKOHAMA, Japan, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Japan won their first Olympic gold medal in baseball by beating the United States 2-0 on Saturday, furnishing a long-awaited crown for their country’s most broadcast and beloved sport and denying their foes a second title. “The colour of the medal was so wonderful,”......

Baseball-U.S. pitcher woke to 2 a.m. call of trade to Twins

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Jul 19, 2020; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson (87) delivers a pitch during summer training camp batting practice at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 31 (Reuters) – Simeon Woods-Richardson, the youngest U.S. baseball player at the Tokyo Olympics, was......

Baseball-Japan slug past Mexico 7-4 to reach quarter-finals

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YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 31 (Reuters) – Japan slugged their way past Mexico 7-4 at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday to earn a day off before the quarter-finals while sending their opponents into an elimination game against Israel. Mexico scored one run in the first inning but that was the last......

Baseball-U.S. thrash Israel 8-1, Dominican Republic down Mexico

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YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) – Japanese league players and different generations of Major League Baseball (MLB) talent secured wins for the United States and the Dominican Republic on Friday, leaving Israel with two chances to win a game and Mexico facing a big match on Saturday. The U.S. in......

Biles out of next Tokyo event, sharpening focus on mental health at Games

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TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) – Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event and put a sharp focus on mental health at the Games. American Biles will be evaluated......

Baseball-Two Mexico team members test positive for COVID-19

Reuters
TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – Two members of Mexico’s Olympic baseball team have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team hotel before their departure for the Tokyo Olympics, the federation said. The athletes, Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis, who tested positive on July 18, have been isolated, as have all......

MLB roundup: Dodgers blast 8 homers in 22-1 rout of Diamondbacks

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2021-07-11 07:54:41 GMT+00:00 – Justin Turner and Mookie Betts each hit grand slams as the Los Angeles Dodgers blasted a season-high eight home runs in a record-setting 22-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Dodgers starter Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings as Los Angeles put an All-Star......

Japan’s Fukushima, in reversal, bars spectators from Olympic events

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Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium, which will host the baseball and softball competitions during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is seen in Fukushima, Japan, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) – Japan’s Fukushima prefecture will bar spectators from the Olympic events it hosts this summer due to......

MLB roundup: Marlins rookie Zach Thompson dazzles Nationals

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2021-06-27 06:00:40 GMT+00:00 – He waited seven years to make his major league debut, but Miami rookie Zach Thompson has been making it count. He had his best outing yet in his fourth start ever Saturday, striking out 11 Washington batters and earning the win in the Marlins’ 3-2 victory.......

Brewers score 6 in 8th, dump Rockies for 4th straight win

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Jun 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) reacts after striking out in the third inning during the game against the Colorado Rockies at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports 2021-06-27 00:27:50 GMT+00:00 – Christian Yelich’s two-run homer highlighted the six-run eighth......

Baseball-Dominican Republic tops Venezuela for final Tokyo spot

Reuters
June 26 (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic on Saturday defeated Venezuela 8-5 to earn the sixth and final spot in the baseball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics next month. The Dominican Republic erased an early 3-0 deficit with a two-run homer from former New York Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera and......

MLB roundup: Phils, Mets split after Aaron Nola’s strikeout spree

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2021-06-26 07:35:00 GMT+00:00 – Dominic Smith’s RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the host New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies in the opener of Friday’s doubleheader, ruining a historic strikeout performance from Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola. The Mets, who were one out away from a 1-0......

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