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Dodgers dominated by Yu Darvish in loss to Padres

SAN DIEGO — In keeping with the new crackdown on grip-enhancing substances, the umpires checked Padres starter Yu Darvish multiple times during Monday’s game. Like most of the Dodgers hitters, they came up empty. Darvish struck out 11 in six innings, including seven consecutive batters at one point, holding the Dodgers to two hits as a delighted sellout crowd at Petco Park watched the San Diego Padres “Beat L.A.,” 6-2. The latest renewal of this fresh-out-of-the-wrapper rivalry once again was pl...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Darvish, Yu Darvish, Dodgers, Padres, Petco Park, Tim Hill, Manny Machado, Betts


Albert Pujols on his Dodgers days: ‘This is the most fun that I’ve had in awhile’

SAN DIEGO — The shade stretched all the way up I-5 to Anaheim. “This is the most fun that I’ve had in a while,” Albert Pujols said Monday afternoon about his time with the Dodgers. “I’m having a great time right now, enjoying every moment, And, I’m just glad every time I’m out there I can help this ballclub to win and that’s my goal. I really don’t think ahead and just really focus on the moment and I’m enjoying this moment right now.” On the field, Pujols has been exactly what the Dodgers hoped...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oklahoma City, University of Kentucky, Anaheim, Cardinals, OKC, Roberts, Dodgers


Gerrit Cole can be agent of change in MLB's sticky situation: Sherman

Gerrit Cole has a record salary, is one of eight members of the union’s executive subcommittee and is the ace of the sport’s most visible team.
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Inside the Dodgers: The Zach Reks effect

Long time, no newsletter. I know. Checking in today with some breaking news – Zach Reks has been recalled from Oklahoma City in advance of tonight’s game in San Diego – and some bigger-picture perspective to go along with it. If you’re new to this newsletter, that’s usually how this goes. The most interesting aspect of the Dodgers’ roster this season has been their bench – not the most satisfying, not the most electric, but certainly the least predictable. The group has included, at times, 22-ye...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oklahoma City, Burns, University of Kentucky, Dodgers, Raley, Mike Freeman, Souza, Pujols, Justin Turner


Jennifer Lopez’s ex Alex Rodriguez rents mansion near singer’s New York home: report

Former MLB star Alex Rodriguez has reportedly moved into a Hamptons mansion not far from his ex-fiancée, “Hustlers” star Jennifer Lopez.
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Doctored baseballs? MLB's sticky situation explained

Across Major League Baseball, batting averages are down, strikeouts are up, and suspicions are high. For decades, pitchers — including ...
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Angels activate José Quintana, send down Chris Rodriguez and Jaime Barria

José Quintana, who struggled as a starter before going on the injured list, has rejoined the Angels’ pitching staff, but it’s not likely that he’s going back into the rotation at this time. Quintana was activated Monday, but the Angels already have Andrew Heaney and Shohei Ohtani scheduled to start the next two games, which suggests Quintana will pitch out of the bullpen. The Angels also sent down relievers Chris Rodriguez and Jaime Barria. They will have make at least one more move before Tuesd...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-angels, Justin Upton, Rodriguez, Sandoval, Jose Quintana, Andrew Heaney, Quintana, Chris Rodriguez, Alex Cobb, David Fletcher, Shohei Ohtani


Mysterious dogecoin whale sees holdings value plummet by 67% from peak, to $8 billion, amid crypto meltdown

Marnie Griffiths/Getty A far-reaching crypto meltdown has led to a 70% decline in dogecoin since its peak in early May.A mysterious whale owns about 28% of the dogecoin supply.The value of its holdings had plummeted to $8.2 billion as of Monday from $24 billion in May.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.The mysterious dogecoin whale that owns more than 28% of the circulating supply of the cryptocurrency has seen the value of its holdings decline by 67% ...
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Angels aim to keep red-hot Justin Upton in leadoff spot

ANAHEIM — Joe Maddon was recently running through the minutiae of his batting order choices for a particular day when he dropped an unexpected name. “I did not want to move Upton. Rickey’s staying put.” Wait, Rickey? After Maddon had finished his lengthy answer about the order, he was asked to go back and clarify his use of the name “Rickey.” “Henderson?” Maddon said with a chuckle. “Leading off: Justin Henderson.” Maddon’s homage to Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, the greatest leadoff hitter in...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Giants, Los-angeles-angels, Chicago Cubs, Henderson, Upton, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Rickey, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rizzo, Maddon


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani maintains sizable lead in All-Star voting at DH

ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani continues speeding toward a spot in the starting lineup for next month’s All-Star Game. Ohtani is still leading in the voting among designated hitters, with more than double the votes of Boston’s J.D. Martinez, in a second round of results released by Major League Baseball on Monday morning. Fan voting continues through 1 p.m. PT Thursday. Next Monday will mark the start of a four-day run-off election among the top three vote-getters to determine the starters. Mike Trout ...
Tags: Boston, Angels, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Denver, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Los-angeles-angels, Walsh, Anaheim, J D Martinez, Mike Trout, Jose Abreu


LEADING OFF: MLB Begins Checking Pitchers for Sticky Stuff

Major League Baseball will begin its crackdown against pitchers using sticky substances, with umpires making regular, random mound checks starting on Monday.
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Rays Set to Promote SS Wander Franco, MLB's No. 1 Prospect

Tampa Bay infielder Wander Franco, considered the best prospect in the minors, is set to make his major league debut.
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Angels get another Shohei Ohtani homer but lose in 10 innings

ANAHEIM — The latest blast in the Shohei Ohtani Homer Barrage wasn’t enough to get the Angels their sweep. Ohtani hit his sixth homer in six games on Sunday afternoon, but the Angels still lost, 5-3, to the Detroit Tigers in 10 innings, missing their shot to win all four games in the series. Ohtani is tied for the major league lead with 23 homers. That also set a new career-high for Ohtani, who hit 22 in his rookie season in 2018. “It’s pretty incredible, right?” Manager Joe Maddon said. “It’s r...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Iglesias, Bundy, Anaheim, Rodriguez, Dylan Bundy, Joe Maddon, Maddon, Miguel Cabrera


Dodgers complete sweep of last-place Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — There was such a significant percentage of Dodgers fans at Chase Field this weekend – roaring at Dodger home runs, booing a member of the home team (Josh Reddick) for past transgressions committed in another league – that they must have felt like road games for the Arizona Diamondbacks. And that is not a good feeling for them. The Dodgers came to town for the weekend, filled the stands with their fans and collected their door prize – a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks, wrapped up w...
Tags: La, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los-angeles-dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Taco Bell, Phoenix, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres, David Price, Pujols


Flores Homers Twice, Giants Rout Phillies 11-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores had four hits, including two of San Francisco’s four home runs, and the Giants routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Sunday. Brandon Crawford hit his 16th homer and Mike Yastrzemski combined with Flores for consecutive homers in the first off Zach Eflin (2-6). San Francisco has 107 home runs, tied with Toronto for the major league lead. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 20: Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants and Brandon Crawford #35 celebrate after the ga...
Tags: Washington, Angels, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Flores, San Francisco California, Phillies


Dodgers find themselves in unexpected 3-team race in NL West

PHOENIX — The Dodgers head to San Diego on Monday for another showdown series … between second- and third-place teams. As the midpoint of the season nears, the National League West is home to the teams with the league’s two best records. But the highly-anticipated battle in the NL West has featured an interloper. It is the San Francisco Giants who lead the division – and have the best record in the majors – not either of the two teams that dominated preseason hype. The Giants have been a surpris...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, DAVE ROBERTS, Corey, Roberts, Yu Darvish, Dodgers, Padres


Yankees turn game-ending triple play vs. A's and make MLB history in the process

The Yankees have turned three triple plays in 31 days
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New York Yankees turn record-tying third triple play of season, this one a game-ender

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman induces an around-the-horn triple play to end the game. It was MLB's first game-ending triple play since 2009.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Yankees Turn Game-Ending Triple-Play, Beat A’s 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone knew it off the bat. “Usually, a triple play sneaks up on you,” he said. “Right away, I’m thinking, ‘That’s a triple play.’” New York turned its record-tying third triple play of the season to strand the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Aroldis Chapman from a shaky outing and closing down a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gary Sánchez spoiled Sean Manaea’s gem with a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and rel...
Tags: New York, Texas, Sports, Ap, Blue Jays, Arizona, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Buffalo, Oakland, Yankees, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Montgomery, Boone


Angels’ David Fletcher heating up but staying in the No. 9 spot

ANAHEIM — With Justin Upton getting the day off on Sunday, Joe Maddon had the opportunity to put David Fletcher back in the leadoff spot where he’d performed so well in previous seasons. Maddon, however, didn’t want to move him. “I did think about it, but I don’t want to mess with his mojo right now,” Maddon said. “It’s been fabulous. There’s been a lot of action at the bottom and he’s really taken care of it well.” Fletcher was moved to the No. 9 spot when he was in a slump last month, but he h...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Yankee Stadium, Fletcher, Joe Maddon, Tommy John, Maddon, Anthony DeSclafani


New York Yankees turn game-ending triple play vs. Oakland Athletics, tie MLB record

The Yankees turned their record-tying third triple play of the season to strand the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, bailing out closer...
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Some MLB teams plan to ask umpires to check pitchers for foreign substances, sources say

At least three teams intend to set aside the gentlemen's agreement to not ask umpires to check opposing pitchers for foreign substances,...
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Rosenthal: As MLB's crackdown on foreign substances advances, now comes the difficult part

Starting Monday, crew chiefs assisted primarily by the second-in-command on umpiring staffs will inspect pitchers during games.
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Angels’ Patrick Sandoval makes his case for rotation spot in victory over Tigers

ANAHEIM ― It’s been nearly three years since Patrick Sandoval came home to Orange County in a trade with the Houston Astros. Twenty-nine different pitchers have started a game for the Angels in the meantime. The team has cycled through four pitching coaches, three managers, and two general managers. Amid it all, Sandoval never formally cemented a place in the starting rotation. That might have changed Saturday. Sandoval allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in the Angels’ 8-3 win over the Detroit ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tigers, Orange County, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, Walsh, Anaheim, Justin Upton, Fletcher, Sandoval, Angel Stadium


Walker Buehler flirts with no-hitter in Dodgers’ victory over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Once upon a time in Mexico, Walker Buehler did it. He almost did it again. The Dodgers right-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning – deeper than he had pitched in any previous start this season – before giving up a pair of singles. Two relievers took it from there, finishing it off less impressively as the Dodgers handed the Arizona Diamondbacks their latest loss, 9-3, Saturday night at Chase Field. The no-hitter would have been the first by the Dodgers since Buehler and relie...
Tags: Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Rangers, Mlb, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, Dodgers, Padres, Monterrey Mexico, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor


Angels’ Phil Gosselin is among the graduating class of ’21

ANAHEIM ― Angels infielder Phil Gosselin promised his mother, Marianne, that he would graduate from college. For 10 years, baseball got in the way. Gosselin was 29 units short of attaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics when the Atlanta Braves drafted him out of the University of Virginia in 2010. With a little help from the COVID-19 pandemic, MLB’s College Scholarship Plan for players, and the flexibility of two teams and a handful of professors, Gosselin graduated in May. “I feel like I en...
Tags: Virginia, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Philadelphia, Houston, University Of Virginia, Detroit, Denver, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies


Dodgers coach Mark Prior says pitchers will adjust to MLB crackdown

PHOENIX — Things are about to change for Mark Prior’s charges. But the Dodgers pitching coach says things change all the time. “I honestly don’t know,” Prior said Saturday when asked how MLB’s planned crackdown on the use of grip-enhancing substances beginning Monday might affect the performance of the Dodgers’ pitchers. “It’s not going to change how we go about preparing for Monday. And if things do change then we adjust. That’s part of the game anyway. We adapt. You always have to go through a...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Rangers, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddie, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Phillies, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Bauer, Dodgers, Padres


Urshela Takes Shard In Eye, Hits Go-Ahead Homer As NY Stops Streaking A’s 7-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Six innings after a shard of his broken bat hit Gio Urshela in the right eye, he saw a fastball clearly enough to hit a go-ahead home run. Urshela’s eighth-inning drive off Jesus Luzardo landed in the netting above Monument Park beyond center field and helped the New York Yankees rally from a three-run deficit in a 7-5 victory Saturday that stopped the Oakland Athletics’ seven-game winning streak. Urshela’s bat splinted as he grounded into a double play in the second inning. “Obv...
Tags: New York, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Giancarlo Stanton, Oakland, Yankees, New York Yankees, Boone, Chapman, Aroldis Chapman, Kemp, Frazier, Gary Sanchez


Phillies Roll Through Giants 13-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rhys Hoskins broke out of a 2 for 40 slump with a pair of home runs and a career-best six RBIs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 13-6 on Saturday. Ronald Torreyes also homered and drove in three runs as the Phillies won at San Francisco for the second time in nine games since 2018. Bryce Harper doubled and scored. Alec Bohm had three of Philadelphia’s 16 hits and had two RBIs. Brandon Belt and Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. There w...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Giants, Wood, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco California, Phillies, Howard, Luke Williams, Sánchez


Kapler Beats Former Team As Giants Defeat Phillies 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto struck out five in six uneven innings, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Friday night. LaMonte Wade Jr. doubled, tripled and drove in two runs as the Giants won in manager Gabe Kapler’s first game against his former team. Kapler was fired in 2019 after two seasons as the Phillies’ manager. San Francisco has won five straight, 17 of 23 and is a majors-best 45-25. “I feel that we’re more united, that we’re gett...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia, Baseball, Little League, Giants, Harper, Philadelphia Phillies, Miller, Phillies, Wade, Dodgers