Relieved Tampa Bay Rays enjoy earning AL pennant in MLB’s strange, tough 2020 season

Relieved Tampa Bay Rays enjoy earning AL pennant in MLB’s strange, tough 2020 season

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Three days of rising anxiety turned into one night of euphoria for the Tampa Bay Rays, who became the new American League champions on Saturday night after finally dispatching the Houston Astros in seven games with a 4-2 victory to advance to the World Series in the MLB playoffs. "The last three days were pretty agonizing," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We definitely added to our stress levels. That's a really good team over there. I would have rather gotten it done in Game 4 or 5 than in Game 7." There might be more than 2,000 aeronautical miles between Petco Park and the Rays' home at Tropicana Field, where this game would have taken place under normal circumstances, but that did little to diminish the manner in which they…
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World Series 2020: Randy Arozarena shines brightest in Tampa Bay Rays’ no-star approach to owning October

World Series 2020: Randy Arozarena shines brightest in Tampa Bay Rays’ no-star approach to owning October

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Let us all, as fans of America's game, mull over the ramifications of what we have just seen: The Tampa Bay Rays are going to the World Series. And Randy Arozarena was the MVP of an American League Championship Series that featured Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, George Springer and Zack Greinke. Even as we wait to see who emerges from another Game 7 on Sunday, when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Atlanta Braves in Texas, let's acknowledge how in the year of a pandemic, we are on the cusp of a World Series. It's going to happen. For so long, that didn't seem possible.cheap new nike nfl jerseys Next, let's acknowledge that everyone who picked the Rays to win the AL pennant before the shortened season began…
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Steve Sax says he feels for Houston Astros’ struggling Jose Altuve

Steve Sax says he feels for Houston Astros’ struggling Jose Altuve

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There aren't many people within Major League Baseball who can truly appreciate or acknowledge what Jose Altuve is going through with his sudden inability to do something he has successfully accomplished hundreds of thousands of times: make a simple throw. Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker admitted that Altuve might be slipping into one of baseball's darkest corners, one that makes players shiver simply hearing the word: "yips." "You just hope he isn't getting the yips, because invariably they come in bunches," Baker said after Altuve committed two errors in Game 2 of the ALCS. "I just told him to flush it. I mean, this guy's been awesome for us, and you gotta flush it and move on, or else it multiplies."cheap nike jerseys nfl Altuve did not commit a throwing…
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Los Angeles Dodgers to evaluate Clayton Kershaw on Thursday

Los Angeles Dodgers to evaluate Clayton Kershaw on Thursday

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Clayton Kershaw coming back to start Game 4 is "a likely possibility" but still uncertain, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday, two hours before Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.nike jerseys nfl cheap The Dodgers will wait to see how Kershaw's back responds Thursday morning ahead of that night's game. Back spasms for Kershaw, which initially arose during a Saturday bullpen session, forced the Dodgers to scratch him on the morning of his scheduled Game 2 start, prompting rookie Tony Gonsolin to take his place. Kershaw threw what Roberts described as a "pretty aggressive" bullpen session from Globe Life Field later that afternoon, and the manager said his back had improved over each of the past four days. If Kershaw can't go on Thursday, the Dodgers…
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Cincinnati Reds’ Dick Williams steps down as president of baseball operations

Cincinnati Reds’ Dick Williams steps down as president of baseball operations

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Dick Williams has resigned as the Cincinnati Reds' president of baseball operations after nearly 15 years with the team. Williams cited spending time with his family as one of the primary reasons for his resignation. The Reds said Nick Krall will remain in his current role as the team's vice president and general manager. "I don't expect everyone to understand my choice, but my situation is unique," Williams said, according to MLB.com. "I have a family business -- other than the Reds -- that also means a lot to me. I have four young kids that I need to spend more time with. I have had an exhilarating 15 years, and we have given our teams some great opportunities to win it all." The Reds announced Williams' resignation Wednesday, one…
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Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuna Jr. plunking ‘woke us up’ as bad blood with Miami Marlins resurfaces

Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuna Jr. plunking ‘woke us up’ as bad blood with Miami Marlins resurfaces

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If the Miami Marlins are the Cinderellas of this baseball postseason, they maybe should have considered how the fairy tale would have turned out had the heroine taken off her glass slippers and hurled them at her stepsisters. Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud and starting pitcher Max Fried might not have been reading fairy tales on Tuesday, but they both credited yet another incident in which a Marlins pitcher plunked star Ronald Acuna Jr. with helping the National League East champions overcome a slow start, as Atlanta came from behind to beat Miami 9-5 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series. "I think it woke us up," d'Arnaud said. "We obviously know what happened earlier in the year and even years prior with Ronnie. That definitely woke us up, and…
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Moncada homers as White Sox win 9-5; Cubs clinch NL Central

Moncada homers as White Sox win 9-5; Cubs clinch NL Central

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The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, Jose Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field to snap a season-high six-game losing streak Saturday. The Cubs clinched their third division title in five years when St. Louis lost 3-0 to Milwaukee. They traded high-fives and fist bumps in the dugout after that game ended. Chicago will be home for a best-of-three series at Wrigley Field beginning Wednesday against an opponent still to be determined.nfl nike jerseys for cheap The White Sox were on their way by the time the Cardinals lost to the Brewers, and remained a game…
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Rockies roll past Diamondbacks 10-3 despite four errors

Rockies roll past Diamondbacks 10-3 despite four errors

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Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Marquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Saturday night. The Rockies bounced back with a win, one day after they were swept in a doubleheader by the Diamondbacks. The first of those two losses ended Colorado's slim hopes of making the playoffs. The right-handed Marquez (4-6) avoided trouble for most of the night, working around several miscues by his defense. The Rockies were charged with four errors for the first time since 2016. Marquez needed just 88 pitches to get through his seven innings and gave up five hits and one walk. He gave up three runs, but none were earned.cheap nfl nike jersey "I think what…
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Peterson fans 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

Peterson fans 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

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Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Saturday night. Atlanta saw its NL East lead over second-place Miami drop to 2 1/2 games. The Braves have eight games remaining, the Marlins nine. The Mets moved to within 1 1/2 games of the NL's last playoff spot with eight games left. A night after New York's 15-2 loss ended with infielder Todd Frazier pitching a 1-2-3 ninth, Peterson (5-2) fanned Freeman in the first, third and fifth innings.cheap nike nfl jersey "Freddie, he's been one of the best hitters, if not the best hitters in the National League so far in this season," Mets manager Luis Rojas…
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Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

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Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins are guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. They trail the Chicago White Sox by three games in the AL Central with six games to play. The White Sox have eight games remaining. "It's special in there," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "You only get so many opportunities to earn something like that, to celebrate it. We're going to celebrate every time we have the opportunity. The guys are ready. They're just ready to see what comes next.cheap nfl nike jerseys china "We're going to take tonight and have some fun, and get ready to go going forward." Coming off…
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