FANTASY PLAYS: Conforto king of NY over Judge?

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While everyone is enamored with Aaron Judge, there is another New York ballplayer that might be better....

In a baseball backwater, Ngoepe found a field and a dream

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The clubhouse was Gift Ngoepe's home, an equipment storeroom his bedroom. The field, where the beginnings of his road to baseball history started, was his backyard....

D'oh? No! Homer and 'The Simpsons' team earn Hall tribute

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Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues....

Ryu earns 1st career save in Dodgers' 7-3 win over Cardinals

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu made his first major league relief appearance for the Los Angeles Dodgers, tossing four scoreless innings to earn his first career save....

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Robbie Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL's second-best road ERA to 0.57, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Thursday night for their ninth win in 10 games....

Ray gives up 2 hits in 7 innings, D-backs beat Brewers 4-0

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Robbie Ray followed up his stellar outing in last start with another gem on the road Thursday night....

Marisnick homers in 8th to lift Astros past Tigers, 7-6

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Jake Marisnick hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning for Houston's fourth homer of the game, lifting the Astros to a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night....

Red Sox win 4th straight, 6-2 over Rangers

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BOSTON (AP) -- Drew Pomeranz pitched six strong innings and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night....

Lamet solid for Padres, Mets lose after pushing back deGrom

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Dinelson Lamet overpowered the Mets in his major league debut, New York's Rafael Montero labored on short notice and the San Diego Padres won 4-3 on a rainy Thursday night....

Bryant, Heyward, Zobrist homer as Cubs beat Giants 5-1

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CHICAGO (AP) -- It looks like the Chicago Cubs have got their groove back....


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