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MLB Finishes With 6,776 Homers, 11% Above Previous Record

NEW YORK — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted...
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Gyorko, Dodgers Damage Mets’ Chances With 3-2 Comeback Win

NEW YORK — Pete Alonso is slumping at the wrong time for the New York Mets. And with little margin for error, their two most reliable relievers let a game get away Sunday night that might prove too much to overcome. "Our depth is really good. A lot of gu...
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Braves Offer Prayers for Hall of Famer Cox Following Stroke

ATLANTA — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke. Braves manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos were among t...
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Red Sox Finish off Astros in 5 Games, Head to World Series

HOUSTON — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Ga...