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Five Braves became NL All-Stars in 2022

“I am definitely super happy and proud of the teammates and the coaching staff. I think it’s going to be great to have everyone out there,” Acuña said through team interpreter Franco García. “I’d like to bring the whole team,” Swanson said. “I feel like everyone has played a big part in why we’ve been … Read more

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has been named to the American League All-Star team as a pitcher and hitter

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani was selected to the American League All-Star Team as a pitcher and hitter for the second year in a row, while brothers William Contreras and Willson Contreras will both start for the National League. Ohtani, 28, was selected as the designated hitter for the AL team and then selected … Read more

The Yankees overwhelm the Red Sox and lead in AL East by 15.5 games

BOSTON — The Yankees are starting to look like Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes. Even on a night when Nestor Cortes had his toughest start to the season, the Yankees used their offense and bullpen to further cement their place as the best team in the division — as well as the majors — with … Read more

Mets Not Thrilled With Jacob deGrom’s Fast Rehab Start Speed

CINCINNATI — Jacob deGrom’s 100-mile heat on his return to action didn’t excite Mets officials, but the high speed was also understood. “What are you going to do?” Manager Buck Showalter said Monday, a day after deGrom threw 24 pitches for single-A St. Lucie on the injured list with a stress reaction on his right … Read more

Framber Valdez, Houston Astros author “special” tag, batted 20 in win over Los Angeles Angels

HOUSTON — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout ended a three-game streak 0-11 with nine strikeouts, and the Los Angeles hitter fanned 20 times in what was a major league record when the Houston Astros won 4-2 Sunday. Rookie Jeremy Pena hit a homer twice, topped by a two-run drive with two outs in the … Read more