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Trout to have surgery for nerve issue in foot

[ad_1] Mike Trout has been trying to get back in the lineup, but that plan will be put on hold because the Los Angeles Angels' slugger will have surgery on his foot.The team announced that the will have a thickening of tissue around the nerves -- a Morton's neuroma -- in the ball of his right foot removed later this week.Trout missed his eighth straight game Sunday but has been
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Wrigley’s ironman organist retiring after 33 years

[ad_1] Gary Pressy has played the organ at Wrigley Field for 2,679 consecutive Chicago Cubs games -- and counting. That streak, however, will come to an end after this season.The 61-year-old Pressy, who began his career with the Cubs in 1987, is retiring after this season."I've been there a third of a century, 33 years, and I think the cup is full," Pressy told the Chicago Tribune on Friday. "I
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Why September return of Nick Markakis could be Braves’ October difference-maker

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- It's a classic case of addition by addition.The Atlanta Braves got Nick Markakis back on Friday. In related news, they just became an ever more dangerous October out.Playing in his first game since suffering a fractured wrist on July 26, Markakis was all over the place. Facing Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the second inning, he lined a single to center field. In his next trip against
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The state of MLB’s terrible teams as the very worst meet

[ad_1] The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers start a four-game series tonight as the two worst teams in baseball during a season in which the difference between the top-tier clubs and those on the bottom rung has never been more pronounced.As the worst of the worst square off, we got to wondering: Is there hope for the have-nots? We take a closer look at the state of the standings, predict
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Cubs’ postseason hopes ride on — surprise! — Yu Darvish

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- The games are getting more and more important for the Chicago Cubs, which means one thing for a team whose starting rotation features pennant race stalwarts Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Kyle Hendricks:Give the ball to Yu Darvish.In what might be the biggest surprise in a year of them for the up-and-down Cubs, their go-to guy on the mound is the starter who was their least
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How many bad teams would it take to beat the Astros, Dodgers or Yankees?

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"It is, like the story began, the best of times and the worst of times -- an era received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.There are three major league teams on pace to win 104 or more games -- a mark reached by
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‘Superstitious’ Alonso shaves mustache midgame

[ad_1] After his third at-bat Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso decided to change his appearance, shaving his mustache during the game.He struck out twice and reached on a throwing error before deciding to make a switch at Citi Field."I had very terrible at-bats before,'' Alonso said. "And so I'm like, all right, mustache needs to go. Simple as that.''Pete Alonso shaved his mustache mid-game.
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Encarnacion, Sanchez hurt again, sent for tests

[ad_1] 4:39 PM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.DETROIT -- Just when they seemed to be getting healthy, the New York Yankees have been hit with more injury concerns.Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion and All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez both suffered injuries during Thursday's sweep of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers and were headed back to New York for further testing.Pitcher J.A. Happ, who started
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Encarnacion, Happ sent for tests; Sanchez exits

[ad_1] 4:39 PM ETMarly RiveraESPN Writer CloseMarly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.DETROIT -- Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion and pitcher J.A. Happ have been sent back to New York for further testing after the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.Encarnacion, who had hit his 34th home run in the third inning of a 10-4 victory against the Tigers in Game 1, exited with a strained left