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Former No. 1 pick Mark Appel, 30, gets a big league call-up from the Philadelphia Phillies

Mark Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick whose baseball career included a three-season absence from the sport, is getting his first major league call-up Saturday at the age of 30. The Philadelphia Phillies are bringing in the right-handed Appel from Triple-A Lehigh Valley because reliever Connor Brogdon is on the COVID-19 injured list, interim …

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Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman tearful in Atlanta Homecoming

Before Freddie Freeman’s return-to-Atlanta tour could even start, the superstar first baseman needed a few seconds. Freeman lapped around the room with his head down before settling into his seat at a press conference shortly before his current team, the Dodgers, faced the Braves – the team that drafted him in 2007 and with whom …

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Outfielder Austin Hays becomes the sixth player in the Baltimore Orioles history to hit for the cycle

BALTIMORE – Four at-bats, four hits and one unforgettable cycle in just six innings of work. “Beyond unbelievable. An epic night,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said after Austin Hays became the sixth player in Orioles history to hit the cycle. Hays completed the feat with a sixth-inning double in the midst of a steady shower …

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Los Angeles Angels’ Reid Detmers optioned to minors 6 weeks after no-hitter

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels have optioned Reid Detmers to the minors just six starts after the Rookie left-hander threw a no-hitter. The Angels assigned Detmers to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, a day after they made his sixth consecutive winless appearance since his no-hitter against Tampa Bay on May 10. The 22-year-old …

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Kansas City Royals overcome Shohei Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to edge Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run Homers, including a dramatic tying drive in the bottom of the ninth Inning. He drove in a career-high eight runs, the now by a Japanese-born player in major league history. And somehow, it still wasn’t enough for his Los Angeles Angels to beat the Kansas City Royals. …

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