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MLB power rankings: Indians still hot, Dodgers remain steady

The Cleveland Indians continue to win down the stretch.<p>They have won 29 of their last 31 games and nine straight series to claim the No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports' baseball power rankings for the third consecutive week.<p>With a week remaining in the regular season, the Indians hold a three-game lead …

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon clarifies comment on 'respecting the White House'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who has drawn criticism for his remark about "respecting the White House," spoke out Sunday to clarify his words.<p>After …

Major League Baseball

Yasiel Puig benched by Dodgers after stolen base mishap

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was moved to the bench after Saturday night (Sept. 23). Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports<p>Los Angeles …

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Mitchell Parker Shines in Comeback Win at Wilson Premier Classic

<b>PEORIA, Ariz.—</b>In the end, <b>Mitchell Parker's</b> start was nearly forgotten. He was, after all, one of several Canes Baseball 2018 players sitting in the …

Major League Baseball

Red Sox make no apologies for opportunistic, aggressive play

CINCINNATI -- Mookie Betts had just thrown out two baserunners, driven in three runs with a double, and scored the go-ahead run from second base on …

Boston Red Sox

Preview: Stanton 3 home runs away from 60 as Marlins visit Coors Field

<b>TV: FOX Sports Florida</b><p><b>TIME:</b> Pregame coverage begins at 8 p.m.<p><b>CAN’T GET TO A TV? WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO</b><p><b>DENVER</b> — Marlins slugger Giancarlo …

Return of Aaron Judge Home Run Barrage Makes Yankees a Postseason Nightmare

The New York Yankees haven't won a postseason game since 2012. In the Bronx, that counts as a drought.<p>On Saturday, the Yankees clinched an American League wild-card berth with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. They're a near lock to wrap up the top wild-card spot and host the play-in game, …

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Cubs Q&A: Jon Lester's fielding issues, playoff roster and more

The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about Jon Lester’s fielding problems, their starting pitching options this offseason besides Shohei Otanai, Jake Arrieta’s pitch count and more.<p><b>Jon Lester has no business being considered for postseason work. I really wonder about the decision</b> …

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WATCH: Yankees' Aaron Judge homers twice, now within one of McGwire's record - CBSSports.com

Judge's 48 homers trail only McGwire's 49 in single-season rookie history<p>The Year of the Home Run continues. We recently saw Dodgers rookie Cody …

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Mike Francesa’s victim-blaming takes show to sickening new low

Wednesday in Yankee Stadium, in a fractionalized second, a two-year-old was struck in the head with a 105 mph line-drive foul. At last word, she …

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How Major League Baseball is using Apple’s ARKit to increase fan engagement

Last week, I slipped away from Disrupt for a couple of hours to watch a Giants game at nearby AT&T park — or, more precisely, watch a Giants game through an iPad. It was a small gathering hosted by Major League Baseball that points toward a possible future for fandom that’s exciting and …

Augmented Reality

The Dodgers and Indians are fighting for World Series home-field advantage

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the battle for home-field, Bruce Maxwell and the U.S. national anthem, and the D-Backs clinching the top NL wild card.<p>The Dodgers were on pace to match or break the all-time single-season wins record earlier this year, and now, well, they aren't. The Indians …

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Nike Creates New Lifestyle Flux Line Fit for Performance

When baseball is life, the concept of changing into practice gear simply doesn't exist. You're always ready to take cuts.<p>Nike designers learned as …

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Chris Archer Says Teammates' Feedback Prevents Him From Protesting

Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem over the weekend. Maxwell, whose father served in the …

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Baseball pitches augmented reality to catch fans

During Apple's iPhone launch two weeks ago, I spotted a 10-second augmented reality demo that could potentially change the way we watch baseball.<p>"What the (expletive) is that?" I said, as Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller teased how fans at a game could see special stats, including how hard a …

Augmented Reality

Cubs eager to clinch division at Busch; Cardinals want to prevent it

It took a little while for the Chicago Cubs to get going this season after ending 108 years of frustration by winning the World Series last fall.<p>Now, …

Arizona Diamondbacks

Even college baseball teams are now embracing the big data approach - CBSSports.com

Iowa and Missouri are two programs mixing technology and analytics<p>The pitcher comes set. Enacts his delivery. His offering sails wide of the plate. …

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What has changed for the Dodgers and Indians? Nothing -- and everything

Every sports league deals with the challenge of making the final weeks and months of its regular season seem relevant for as many teams as possible. …

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Condensed Game: LAA@HOU 9/24/17

MLB managers react to Bruce Maxwell’s protest

A handful of MLB managers expressed worry for the country while sharing their thoughts on A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeling for the national anthem …

Oakland Athletics

Joe Maddon feels the heat from White House comments and rethinks Trump vs. sports world

MILWAUKEE – Sticking to sports becomes impossible when Donald Trump calls protesting NFL players sons of b------ and feuds with NBA superstars …

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Dave Roberts would have issue with player protesting anthem

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has spoken out about the growing national anthem protests in sports. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports<p>Los Angeles …

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Marty’s Musings: dingers, wild cards, and amazing rookies

Welcome to "Marty's Musings," my weekly column of numbers summarizing the past week in Major League Baseball. I am your guide to an analytic look at …

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Postseason field almost set, but HR chases providing drama

It was a rough weekend for any fans hoping for some final-week excitement in the postseason races.<p>The Nationals, Indians, Dodgers and Astros ran away with their divisions a while ago, but one division that was still in play — the NL Central — is now just about settled as well. The Chicago Cubs took …

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Martinez’s Clutch Hit Secures Top Wild Card For Diamondbacks

<i>By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer</i><b>PHOENIX (AP)</b> — Of course it was J.D. Martinez who got the hit that secured home-field advantage in the wild-card game …

Torey Lovullo

MLB Odds: Red Sox Favored Vs. Blue Jays Heading Into Final Homestand

1,855<p>The Boston Red Sox will continue their charge toward their third American League East crown in five years when they return home to take on the …

Toronto Blue Jays

ARKit goes to the ballpark with MLB At Bat

Apple showed Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s take on augmented reality on stage at its media event earlier this month, but AR is <i>always</i> better …

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Lesser Home Run Records

The Lesser Home Run Records<p>Last Wednesday evening, a new record was set. You probably saw it.<p>BREAKING: Alex Gordon has homered in Toronto and we have …

Giancarlo Stanton

Shohei Otani, Brendan McKay, and the Blueprint for a Two-Way Player

In case you missed the excitement last week, here it is: according to reports, there’s a very good chance that Japanese star <b>Shohei Otani</b> will be …

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Jose Bautista receives standing ovation in likely final home game as a Blue Jay - CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays are not expected to bring Bautista back next season<p>In all likelihood, Jose Bautista's time with the Toronto Blue Jays will soon come to …

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