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  • @Yankees • 5h

    Bronx Pinstripes: OAKLAND -- For the second night in a row, the Yankees fell short in Oakland. Losing tonight's game 6-4, it has not been an ideal start to the West Coast road trip for the Bombers.

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    OAKLAND -- For the second night in a row, the Yankees fell short in Oakland. Losing tonight's game 6-4, it has not been an ideal start to the West Coast road trip for the Bombers.

    Luckily for New York, Houston also lost, 2-1 in Detroit, as the Yankees continue to hold a two game lead for the American League's best record.

    OAKLAND -- For the second night in a row, the Yankees fell short in Oakland. Losing tonight's game 6-4, it has not been an ideal start to the West Coast road trip for the Bombers.

    Luckily for New York, Houston also lost, 2-1 in Detroit, as the Yankees continue to hold a two game lead for the American League's best record.

  • @Mets • 5h

    ESPN.com: Mets, Indians learn sometimes little things -- not long ball -- make difference

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    NEW YORK -- Like so many games in this season of bountiful home runs, it appeared a home run would decide Wednesday's clash between playoff contenders at Citi Field.

    Carlos Santana, the veteran first baseman who has been Cleveland's best hitter all season, slugged his 30th home run in the top of the 10th inning, drilling a Luis Avilan changeup into the left-field seats to give the Indians a 3-2 lead over the Mets.

    A few minutes later, Santana would be involved in the key play of the game -- one small play that gets to the heart of the ongoing, oftentimes stormy debate about the barrage of home runs and strikeouts and the declining amount of action aside from all those home runs and strikeouts.

    NEW YORK -- Like so many games in this season of bountiful home runs, it appeared a home run would decide Wednesday's clash between playoff contenders at Citi Field.

    Carlos Santana, the veteran first baseman who has been Cleveland's best hitter all season, slugged his 30th home run in the top of the 10th inning, drilling a Luis Avilan changeup into the left-field seats to give the Indians a 3-2 lead over the Mets.

    A few minutes later, Santana would be involved in the key play of the game -- one small play that gets to the heart of the ongoing, oftentimes stormy debate about the barrage of home runs and strikeouts and the declining amount of action aside from all those home runs and strikeouts.

  • @tigers • 5h

    The Detroit News: Tigers stun Verlander, Astros on Hicks' homer, Castro's throw

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    Houston -- This one goes way back.

    When John Hicks was 10 years old, he would sit out at the baseball field at Goochland High School in Virginia and watch his older brother Daniel and Justin Verlander dominate teams.

    And for two at-bats Wednesday, Verlander gave young Hicks the equivalent of a high school swirly. He got him to tap meekly back to the mound and then struck him out on three pitches.

    But in the top of the ninth, in a 1-1 game, Hicks got his redemption. He got one of the two mistakes Verlander made on this night, a center-cut fastball at 94 mph, and sent it on a line over the wall in left field, giving the Tigers a most improbable 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

    Houston -- This one goes way back.

    When John Hicks was 10 years old, he would sit out at the baseball field at Goochland High School in Virginia and watch his older brother Daniel and Justin Verlander dominate teams.

    And for two at-bats Wednesday, Verlander gave young Hicks the equivalent of a high school swirly. He got him to tap meekly back to the mound and then struck him out on three pitches.

    But in the top of the ninth, in a 1-1 game, Hicks got his redemption. He got one of the two mistakes Verlander made on this night, a center-cut fastball at 94 mph, and sent it on a line over the wall in left field, giving the Tigers a most improbable 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

  • @Rangers • 7h

    Dallas Morning News: On a night where Hunter Pence got the winning hit for the Rangers, Jonathan Hernandez shined in 'difficult' situation

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    ARLINGTON -- Rangers rookie reliever Jonathan Hernandez earned a win in his major-league debut during Wednesday night's 8-7 walk-off win over the Angels. And his dad, Fernando, was there, just like he'd dreamed.

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  • @Mets • 7h

    CBS: Surging Mets Come Through In Extras, Beat Indians After Another Misplay

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night.

    All-Star reliever Brad Hand's failure to cover first base on a potential game-ending double-play grounder cost Cleveland. Davis made the Indians pay with his first career game-ending hit.

    NEW YORK (AP) -- J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night.

    All-Star reliever Brad Hand's failure to cover first base on a potential game-ending double-play grounder cost Cleveland. Davis made the Indians pay with his first career game-ending hit.

  • @Orioles • 8h

    Camden Chat: Orioles fire on all cylinders, cruise to 8-1 win over Kansas City

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    A lot of this game's cut shots were focused on a long, passionate dugout powwow between starter Aaron Brooks and pitching coatch Doug Brocail. Well, whatever "Broke" is up to in there, keep it going!

    I admit, I was not excited today for an Aaron Brooks start. (Were you?) But he silenced me, just like he silenced the Royals' bats. Yes, 92 pitches over five innings is too many pitches. But one earned run on seven hits in that stretch? From Brooks, who got his first win as an Oriole, we'll take that just about any time.

    A lot of this game's cut shots were focused on a long, passionate dugout powwow between starter Aaron Brooks and pitching coatch Doug Brocail. Well, whatever "Broke" is up to in there, keep it going!

    I admit, I was not excited today for an Aaron Brooks start. (Were you?) But he silenced me, just like he silenced the Royals' bats. Yes, 92 pitches over five innings is too many pitches. But one earned run on seven hits in that stretch? From Brooks, who got his first win as an Oriole, we'll take that just about any time.

  • @Braves • 8h

    Braves Journal: Flow and Hech, the new Starsky and Hutch: Braves 5, Marlins 0

    There was an announcement this week: scientists have apparently discovered a new state of matter: topological superconductivity. I don't have a great Braves tie-in to this discovery, but some have come to expect non-Braves-related intros from me. So if you're into stable qubits, I'm sure you're pretty excited right now and you can pretty much stop reading.

    Last week, JamesD asked me how many times teams hit six or more home runs in a 9 inning game without winning, as the Braves managed against the Mets, losing 10-8. The answer is 23 times, including 3 teams that hit 7 home runs and lost, which is the record.

    There was an announcement this week: scientists have apparently discovered a new state of matter: topological superconductivity. I don't have a great Braves tie-in to this discovery, but some have come to expect non-Braves-related intros from me. So if you're into stable qubits, I'm sure you're pretty excited right now and you can pretty much stop reading.

    Last week, JamesD asked me how many times teams hit six or more home runs in a 9 inning game without winning, as the Braves managed against the Mets, losing 10-8. The answer is 23 times, including 3 teams that hit 7 home runs and lost, which is the record.

  • @Rangers • 9h

    Lone Star Ball: 63-65 - Walk-off Rangers rally to take series from Angels with 8-7 victory

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    The Texas Rangers had gone 1-10-3 in series since the beginning of July but with three walk-off rally victories over the Angels this week, including coming back from down 7-4 in the late innings tonight, give Texas another series win in a game and series marked by the arrival of the future.

    After the young pups came through in several key moments in each game of this series, the ultimately irony was that it was Hunter Pence driving in Elvis Andrus to put this one away in the ninth.

    Whatever the case, it's fun seeing the Rangers win with players young and old as the days remaining at The Ballpark continue to dwindle.

    The Texas Rangers had gone 1-10-3 in series since the beginning of July but with three walk-off rally victories over the Angels this week, including coming back from down 7-4 in the late innings tonight, give Texas another series win in a game and series marked by the arrival of the future.

    After the young pups came through in several key moments in each game of this series, the ultimately irony was that it was Hunter Pence driving in Elvis Andrus to put this one away in the ninth.

    Whatever the case, it's fun seeing the Rangers win with players young and old as the days remaining at The Ballpark continue to dwindle.

  • @Braves • 10h

    Talking Chop: Outfield will have a different look for Braves as they take on Marlins

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    The lineups for the middle game of the three-game series between the Braves and Marlins are officially out there for the public to view, so let's view them then.

    Here's what the Braves are looking like tonight:

    As usual during this current run-in with the injury bug, most of the changes you're going to be are going to come between spots 5-through-9. Tonight, the two outfielders flanking Ronald Acuna Jr. will be Adam Duvall in left field and Charlie Culbersonin right field. Fortunately, Adeiny Hechavarria appears to be alright and he'll be batting eighth.

    The lineups for the middle game of the three-game series between the Braves and Marlins are officially out there for the public to view, so let's view them then.

    Here's what the Braves are looking like tonight:

    As usual during this current run-in with the injury bug, most of the changes you're going to be are going to come between spots 5-through-9. Tonight, the two outfielders flanking Ronald Acuna Jr. will be Adam Duvall in left field and Charlie Culbersonin right field. Fortunately, Adeiny Hechavarria appears to be alright and he'll be batting eighth.

  • @Braves • 12h

    Talking Chop: Game Thread 8/21/19: Braves vs. Marlins

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    Welcome to the game thread, and the story is the same as last night. The Braves need to take care of business in situations like this against the Marlins, and they've gotten off to a pretty good start with a comfortable victory last night. Let's hope that the Braves keep it going and also get out of tonight's game with no more injuries.

    PREVIEW | LINEUPS

    Welcome to the game thread, and the story is the same as last night. The Braves need to take care of business in situations like this against the Marlins, and they've gotten off to a pretty good start with a comfortable victory last night. Let's hope that the Braves keep it going and also get out of tonight's game with no more injuries.

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  • @SI • 22h

    College football 2019 predictions: Playoff, Heisman picks | SI.comBefore 2019 kicks off, we're forecasting the teams, players, coaches and stories that will dominate the fall. https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/08/21/playoff-predictions-crystal-ball-picks-heisman-hot-seat?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=si-ncaafb&xid=socialflow_twitter_si

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  • @SI • 2w

    NFL win totals: Why Texans, Raiders unders are AFC's best bets | SI.comWith the first week of preseason action underway, it's time to dive into NFL win totals. https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/08/09/win-totals-sportsbook-texans-raiders-under

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  • @ESPN • 3w

    Massive bet placed on 76ers to make playoffsThe same bettor who last year placed a $67,000 wager on the Warriors to make the playoffs at minus-10,000 odds was back at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Wednesday, this time placing a $100,500 bet on the 76ers to do the same at minus-5,000 odds. https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/27299028/100500-bet-placed-76ers-make-playoffs

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  • @SI • 4w

    College football win totals: Florida, LSU are best bets in SEC | SI.comFlorida and LSU are two teams many predict to be the top challengers to Alabama and Georgia this season. While one is a legitimate threat, the other is primed to take a step back in 2019. https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/07/25/win-totals-sec-best-bets-lsu-florida

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  • @SI • 3m

    College football odds: Golden Nugget releases openers for 2019 season | SI.comHere are the opening lines for the best games of the 2019 college football season. https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/05/30/opening-lines-2019-college-football-games-golden-nugget

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  • IT'S GAMEDAY AT @HardRockStadium!!#JAXvsMIA https://t.co/0ERkB5Q7Bh

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  • @MLB • 2h

    ESPN.com: MLB Weekend Watch: Picks, opinions on Maddon's hot seat, Indians' chances

    A pair of potential playoff previews heads the schedule on a weekend when the big leaguers share the stage with the Little League World Series.

    Here's what has caught our interest:

    The Dodgers, Astros and Yankees are baseball's Big Three this season, but since the start of June, the Indians have the league's best record, playing .700 ball. What will it take for the Tribe, who are in the midst of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium, to work their way into the conversation?

    Eddie Matz: Against teams with winning records, the Yankees are 12 games above .

    A pair of potential playoff previews heads the schedule on a weekend when the big leaguers share the stage with the Little League World Series.

    Here's what has caught our interest:

    The Dodgers, Astros and Yankees are baseball's Big Three this season, but since the start of June, the Indians have the league's best record, playing .700 ball. What will it take for the Tribe, who are in the midst of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium, to work their way into the conversation?

    Eddie Matz: Against teams with winning records, the Yankees are 12 games above .

  • Orange::44: The 2019 Orange::44 Football Season Preview

    Syracuse is back, which means Orange::44 fires back up for the upcoming football season. John and I give our season previews, just in time for the season to be back in session.

    Brian's Season Preview

    The Orange earned their first ten win season since 2001 last year. Now the Orange are back on the radar. No team will be overlooking Syracuse this season. But Syracuse has a chance to really make an impression on College Football. One year can be dismissed as a fluke (not that anyone is doubting Dino Babers at this point), but two years in a row proves actual success and improvement.

    Syracuse is back, which means Orange::44 fires back up for the upcoming football season. John and I give our season previews, just in time for the season to be back in session.

    Brian's Season Preview

    The Orange earned their first ten win season since 2001 last year. Now the Orange are back on the radar. No team will be overlooking Syracuse this season. But Syracuse has a chance to really make an impression on College Football. One year can be dismissed as a fluke (not that anyone is doubting Dino Babers at this point), but two years in a row proves actual success and improvement.

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