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Puerto Rico Edges Netherlands To Advance To WBC Final

Mar 21, 2017 7:08 AM

Puerto Rico defeated the Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday night to advance to the championship game at the World Baseball Classic.

Carlos Correa hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored the winning run.

"When I feel that I'm all excited, I try to calm down, breathe deep and concentrate on what we're doing," Correa said. "This is something that we rehearse every day, so we will be able to do it well at the end."

Puerto Rico, which has outscored opponents 55-18 while going 7-0 in this year's tournament, will play either two-time champion Japan or the United States for the title Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Associated Press

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Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'

Mar 18, 2017 2:28 PM

Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright said he wasn't concerned after giving up 10 runs in less than two innings in what he called a spring training "beating" Friday.

The right-hander, who had trouble throwing his fastball for strikes, allowed seven hits and had three walks in 1 2/3 innings of a 16-2 loss to the Mets. He threw 71 pitches.

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Sabathia Feels Good Despite Rough Outing

Mar 12, 2017 6:50 PM

CC Sabathia found a big positive during a rocky spring training outing -- no issues with his troublesome right knee.

The Yankees left-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits in a 10-2 loss to the Braves.

"The body feels good," Sabathia said. "I was letting some (pitches) go, and I had no problems. As far as the knee, you want to get that out of the way. Make sure you can push off as hard as you can, land and be good. I wanted to accomplish that in the game and I did."

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T.J. House Hospitalized After Line Drive To The Head

Mar 10, 2017 10:29 PM

Blue Jays pitcher T.J. House was taken off the field in an ambulance Friday after being struck on the head by a line drive in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the Tigers.

The Blue Jays said Friday night that test results at Lakeland Regional Medical Center were normal, and that House would remain hospitalized overnight for observation.

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Israel Beats Netherlands To Win Pool A

Mar 9, 2017 7:17 AM

Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 at the World Baseball Classic in Seoul on Thursday to win Pool A with a 3-0 record.

The country will advance to the second round in their first WBC.

"I think that coming into the tournament, a lot of people saw us as huge underdogs, but we never saw it that way," right fielder Zach Borenstein said. "And as far as what it means for Israel, it's huge. It gives more recognition to baseball and hopefully more attention on baseball and Israel."

The Dutch will advance, too -- both teams had already punched their ticket before the game by virtue of their 2-0 starts in Pool A.

David Adler/MLB

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Matt Harvey Says Spring Debut A 'Good First Step'

Mar 6, 2017 12:44 AM

Mets starter Matt Harvey called his first outing back from surgery a "good first step'' -- even if his pitching line failed to reflect it.

Harvey, who underwent surgery last summer to address thoracic outlet syndrome, allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings in the Mets' 14-11 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He threw 39 pitches before manager Terry Collins pulled him with two outs in the second.

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Jacob deGrom Has Solid Spring Debut

Mar 5, 2017 1:51 AM

Jacob deGrom was in optimal form in his 2017 Grapefruit League debut.

After missing all of September because of surgery to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, deGrom returned to action Saturday in the Mets' 3-1 victory over the Astros. He retired six straight Houston hitters and sailed through two innings on 26 pitches before calling it a day.

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Cubs Prospect Leads Mesa Solar Sox To AFL Title

Nov 20, 2016 1:46 PM

A pair of home runs from Cubs No. 1 prospect Ian Happ backed a strong effort by Dylan Covey on the mound as the Mesa Solar Sox won the Arizona Fall League title Saturday with a 6-1 win over the Surprise Saguaros at Scottsdale Stadium.

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Cubs Win First World Series Since 1908

Nov 3, 2016 1:15 AM

After a century and eight years, the Chicago Cubs are world champions, and they did it by surviving a game for the ages.

In what seemed like the most heartbreaking yet of nightmarish Cubs postseason game gone wrong, Ben Zobrist’s 10th-inning double off Bryan Shaw broke a 6-6 tie, and the Cubs outlasted the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a title-winning, drought-breaking, impossible-to-believe Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday.

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Bryant, Russell, Cubs Beat Indians To Force Game 7

Nov 2, 2016 12:51 AM

The Cubs exploded out of the gate in Game 6 behind a grand slam and record-tying six RBIs from Addison Russell to beat the Indians 9-3 and force a seventh and deciding game in the World Series.

Kris Bryant started the onslaught with a solo homer, and the Cubs' bats backed 5⅔ solid innings from Jake Arrieta and a sterling performance from the bullpen.

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Cubs Beat Indians To Stay Alive In Series
The Cubs beat the Indians 3-2 on Sunday night in Game 5 to cut their deficit to 3-2 in the World Series.

Javier Baez, Jon Lester Named Co-MVPs Of NCLS
The Cubs won the NCLS on Saturday night, beating the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw by the score of 5-0.

Dodgers Even Series Behind Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw shut down the Cubs for seven innings and the Dodgers beat Chicago 1-0 on Sunday night.

Montero, Fowler Lead Cubs Past Dodgers
Miguel Montero hit a two-out grand slam in the 8th inning to help lead the Cubs to a 8-4 win in Game 1 of the NCLS.

Indians Take Game 2, Lead ALCS 2-0
The Indians defeated the Blue Jays by the score of 2-1 on Saturday.

Lobaton, Murphy Lead Nats Past Dodgers To Tie Series
The Nationals beat the Dodgers by the score of 5-2 on Sunday to even the series at 1-all.

Blue Jays Sweep Rangers, Advance To ALCS
The Blue Jays beat the Rangers by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings on Sunday.

Scherzer: 'I'm Accountable' For Game 1 Loss
Nationals starter Max Scherzer took the blame for "mistakes" that proved costly in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Late HR From Javier Baez Gives Cubs Win Over Giants
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Indians Hit Trio Of Home Runs In Game 1 Win Over Red Sox
The Indians outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 at Progressive Field on Thursday night in Game 1 of the ALDS.

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Blue Jays Ride Five-Run Third Inning To Game 1 Win Over Rangers
The Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 10-1 in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday afternoon thanks to a huge third inning.

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Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Past Mets, Advance To NLDS
The Giants shutout the Mets 3-0 in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

Edwin Encarnacion's Walk-Off Home Run Sends Blue Jays To ALDS
With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning on Tuesday night, Edwin Encarnacion hit a walk-off, three-run home run to send the Blue Jays past the Orioles and into the ALDS.

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Jays Beat Red Sox, Will Host O's In AL Wild-Card Game
The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by the score of 2-1 on Sunday to clinch the AL's top wild-card spot.

Giants Beat Dodgers For Last NL Wild-Card Spot
The Giants will open this year's playoff run in New York on Wednesday against the Mets.

Lester: World Series Title Or Bust For Cubs
Cubs lefty Jon Lester failed to win his 20th game for the Cubs on Saturday.

Ty Blach, Giants Shut Out Dodgers To Hold On To Wild Card Lead
Behind rookie pitcher Ty Blach, the Giants beat the Dodgers 3-0 on Saturday.

Mets Clinch Wild-Card Spot
The Mets are returning to the postseason and will host the Giants or Cardinals on Wednesday.

Miguel Cabrera Gets 2,500th Career Hit
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera became the 100th player in major league baseball history to reach the milestone.

Roberts: 'I Feel Sick To My Stomach' Pulling Hill
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts removed Rich Hill after seven perfect innings and 89 pitches on Saturday night.