The Royals are alive again after nine-game winning streak Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Not even the red-hot Kansas City Royals could beat strikeout machine Jose Fernandez on Wednesday night, and thus Kansas City’s nine-game winning streak ended with a 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins . While there are surely some people in K.C. bummed that the win streak didn’t reach double digits, the bigger picture is far more favorable: The Royals are back in it. [ Join a Yahoo Daily...
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Andrew Benintendi's injury could mean trouble for the Red Sox Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Just two days after making what could be the catch of the season, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi suffered a gruesome knee injury that could end his season. In the top of the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox game, Benintendi was at second base and started running to third when Dustin Pedroia hit a grounder to the shortstop. But the runner at third base, Travis Shaw, didn’t...
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Minor leaguer pinwheels over outfield wall to rob a home run Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Your browser does not support iframes. There are some minor league outfielders doing  work  out there this week. This catch from Arkansas Travelers right fielder Zach Welz is phenomenal, insane, and hilarious all at the same time. It was the bottom of the eighth inning in Wednesday’s game, and the Travelers had an 8-4 lead over the Tulsa Drillers. But Drillers first baseman Cody Bellinger...
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Albert Pujols, David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre reach remarkable milestones Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Welcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. There were many notable moments on a wild Wednesday night around Major League Baseball. However, we’d say the three biggest belonged to three legends who at some...
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Yankees startled by unexpected visitor in Safeco Field dugout Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The New York Yankees were going about their business in impressive fashion on Wednesday when an unexpected and unwelcomed visitor dropped into their dugout. Literally. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] According to New York Daily News , a fan tumbled into the Yankees dugout during the eighth inning of their 5-0 win against the Mariners . Fortunately, the Yankees...
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Sports Briefing: Marlins Halt Royals’ Winning Streak at Nine Games

NY Times: Bats Jose Fernandez broke Miami’s single-season strikeout record in a 3-0 victory.
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Jay Bruce Limps Off as Cardinals Clobber the Mets

NY Times: Bats (JAMES WAGNER) — Bruce left the game with a cramp in his right calf, a minor injury. The bigger worry for the Mets was a lost opportunity against the St. Louis Cardinals on their most likely path to the playoffs.
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Yu Darvish stuns Reds with history-making home run Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — In one of the most shocking moments this season, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish did something that no other Japanese-born pitcher had ever done while wearing the uniform of an American League team. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] In his second plate appearance of the game, which was only the 14th of his MLB career, the 30-year-old hurler launched his first career...
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World Series Run May Have Cost the Mets’ Starting Rotation

NY Times: Bats (JAMES WAGNER) — Strong pitching fueled the Mets’ run to the World Series last season, but the injuries have piled up this year.
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Gentleman Bryce Harper assists Katie Ledecky with Olympic medals Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) —   Bryce Harper holds Katie Ledecky’s five Olympic medals during her first pitch Wednesday night at Nationals Park. (Nationals) Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky proved she’s more than a one-sport star on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics, fired a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch before Washington’s game...
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Gary Sanchez Homers Again as Yankees Win in Seattle

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Sanchez’s home run on Wednesday afternoon, which sent the Yankees on their way to a 5-0 victory over the Mariners, was his ninth in the three weeks since he was called up from Class AAA.
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Yoenis Cespedes says he won't opt out of Mets contract Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The New York Mets somehow finding a way to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this past winter was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. After singlehandedly taking the Mets to the playoffs with a spectacular second half, it was assumed Cespedes’ price range on the market would exceed what the Mets were willing to pay. He was more than likely off to join a new club. In order to...
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Billy Butler regrets role in clubhouse scuffle that gave him concussion Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — A weird month for the Oakland A’s got even weirder last Friday in Chicago when Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were involved in a clubhouse scuffle over the latter’s cleat endorsement deal . The physical altercation resulted in Billy Butler sustaining a concussion, which landed him on MLB’s seven-day concussion list earlier this week. Speaking for the first time since the incident on...
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White Sox new field name sponsored by company with unfortunate logo Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — R.I.P., U.S. Cellular Field, we hardly knew ye. As of Nov. 2016, the Chicago White Sox’s stadium will have a new name. The team announced a partnership with residential mortgage company Guaranteed Rate on Wednesday. As a result, the White Sox will play at “Guaranteed Rate Field” in 2017. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] Is it the worst stadium name of all time?...
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On Baseball: With a Very Public Alarm, the Strawberry-Gooden Story Continues

NY Times: Bats (RICHARD SANDOMIR) — The former Met Dwight Gooden has said he is not in danger because of drugs, but his former teammate Darryl Strawberry has publicly implied otherwise.
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