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5:01 PM ET CHICAGO — Tony La Russa is stepping down as Chicago White Sox manager because of health concerns that kept him out of the dugout for the final five weeks of the season, he announced in a statement released Monday. La Russa, who will turn 78 on Tuesday, hasn’t managed a game since
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6:35 PM ET NEW YORK — With the Mets‘ offense reeling after New York was swept by the Atlanta Braves, the absence of outfielder Starling Marte is a gaping hole in the lineup. However, Mets manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Marte, who is dealing with a nondisplaced fracture of his right middle finger, will
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6:19 PM ET ESPN News Services ST. LOUIS — Reliever Giovanny Gallegos and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed Monday to an $11 million, two-year contract, a deal that includes a club option for 2025 and escalators that could make it worth $20.5 million over three seasons. The 31-year-old right-hander is 3-5 with a 2.91 ERA
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7:32 PM ET ESPN News Services The Seattle Mariners reinstated star rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez from the 10-day injured list Monday and also reinstated catcher Curt Casali from the paternity list. In corresponding moves, the club optioned catcher Brian O’Keefe and infielder Abraham Toro to Triple-A Tacoma. The Mariners wrap up their regular season at
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10:17 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — In a season of home run milestones in American baseball by Albert Pujols and Aaron Judge, 22-year-old Japanese slugger Munetaka Murakami has also gotten into the act. Murakami, playing for the Tokyo-based Yakult Swallows, hit his 56th home run of the season on Monday, pushing him alone into
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10:56 PM ET ESPN News Services ATLANTA — Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered for the third straight game, Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Sunday night to win a critical tiebreaker in their season series. The defending World
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5:22 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — The Yankees‘ bullpen, which has been hit by a barrage of injuries as of late, suffered yet another setback Sunday afternoon, when Ron Marinaccio walked off the field in the seventh inning of their 3-1 loss
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6:57 PM ET Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres clinched their first playoff berth in a full season since 2006 on Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers lost 4-3 to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings. The Marlins-Brewers game ended with the Padres batting in the bottom of the seventh inning against the
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4:22 PM ET ESPN News Services Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 702nd career home run in the third inning of Sunday’s 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. Pujols drove a 0-1 pitch from Roansy Contreras deep to center for a solo shot. The 42-year-old Pujols is now fourth on the career
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6:47 PM ET NEW YORK — The hunt for home run No. 62 continues for Aaron Judge. To the disappointment of Yankees fans who attended the team’s weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles, the slugger didn’t hit his 62nd homer of the season, collecting just one hit in 13 plate appearances, with five strikeouts and
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