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Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez help Red Sox sweep Nats in series finale

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July 4 (UPI) -- Players from both teams wore patriotic apparel during the Boston Red Sox's 3-0 win against the Washington Nationals Wednesday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. They wore American flag arm sleeves, high socks, hats and even had firework themed shoes for the afternoon slugfest. Jackie Bradley Jr. helped the Red Sox secure the series sweep. The Red Sox centerfielder went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Second baseman Eduardo Nunez scored the other run, coming in after a wild pitch in the seventh inning from Ryan Madson. Eduardo Rodriguez spun a gem on the mound, allowing three hits and a walk over six innings. He also threw six strikeouts to earn his 10th win of the season. "The last few starts, I was throwing more fastballs and was getting more hard contact. Today, I was using m...
Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

Cardinals, Diamondbacks open 3-game series

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PHOENIX -- Give Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray an "A" in self-evaluation. Ray won his final six regular-season decisions in 2017 after missing a month with a concussion suffered when he was struck in the head by a line drive in St. Louis on July 28. Then last Wednesday, he spun six scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over Florida in his first start after missing 58 days with an oblique injury. Ray will face the Cardinals again on Monday, in the first game of a three-game series at Chase Field. Right-hander Carlos Martinez will start for the Cardinals. "Obviously, I'm not going to go out there if I don't feel 100 percent," said Ray, a first-time All-Star in 2017. "There is a constant line of communication between me and Torey (manager Lovullo). He was open with me. He wanted me to make...
Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

Rockies, Rangers look for elusive series win

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Not much has gone right for Texas in the past week, but three things that the Rangers have been lacking aligned on Saturday to allow them to earn a 5-2 victory over Colorado that snapped a season-long seven-game losing streak. First the Rangers got excellent starting pitching from Mike Minor. Then they forged a five-run rally in the seventh and eighth inning -- with Adrian Beltre's triple in the latter the coup de gras -- to sweep to the lead. And lastly, Texas closer Keone Kela earned his 15th save in 15 chances to cement the win for the Rangers. It was Texas first home win since June 6 against Oakland and the Rangers' 12th come-from-behind victory of the season, nine of which have come in their final at-bat. Both teams have a chance to garner a much-needed series win when they concl...
Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays are now within a half game of each other in the American League East standings, though they've come from wildly different directions. The Rays (29-35) have lost nine of 10 games, including three of four in a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays (30-35) come into Tropicana Field with the momentum of a four-game sweep against the last-place Baltimore Orioles, who are a full 10 games back of both teams. The schedule is oddly stacked, such that the two division rivals have only played three times in the opening third of the season. They'll meet 12 times in August and September to make up for it, so this series can set the tone as both teams fight to get back to .500. The Rays lead the majors with 17 one-run losses, including ...
James Anderson to take six-week break to rest long-standing shoulder injury ahead of England's Test series with India

James Anderson to take six-week break to rest long-standing shoulder injury ahead of England's Test series with India

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Sunday, June 10, 2018 England pace bowler James Anderson is to miss Lancashire's next two matches as he rests a long-standing shoulder injury ahead of the forthcoming Test series with India. Anderson will sit out the games against Worcestershire and Hampshire as part of a six-week period of rest in a bid to be ready to face the tourists in a five-match series which starts on August 1. Anderson starred in the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley as England fought back to draw the series 1-1 but will now rest a shoulder injury which he has managed for some time. "We have five Tests against India in a six-week period from August 1, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers, and therefore it's vital that we ensure...