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The voting is in, and what figures to be a season-long three-way wrestling match for top honors in our Power Rankings has a new champ. After reclaiming the highest perch for just two weeks, the Astros, defending world champs, have again been pushed down to No. 3 as the Yankees kept mashing and cinched their
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ARLINGTON, Texas — Houston manager A.J. Hinch thought it was clear that Texas closer Keone Kela balked with the go-ahead run at third base in the ninth inning. Rangers counterpart Jeff Banister says he had never seen a balk ruling after umpires didn’t make the call immediately when a pitch was thrown. Either way, the
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MINNEAPOLIS — Albert Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and passed Stan Musial to move into sixth on the career RBI list with 1,951 (per Elias), helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 after a four-hour rain delay Saturday. Pujols’ solo home run in the sixth proved to be the difference, as
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SAN FRANCISCO — The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Jon Jay in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in exchange for two minor league pitchers. With two outfielders on the DL, the 33-year-old Jay gives Arizona an experienced outfielder they desperately need. A.J. Pollock is out with a fractured thumb, and Steven Souza
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