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MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest ‘abusive’ treatment

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Major League Baseball umpires are wearing white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behaviour" after Detroit second baseman was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez.

Happ’s big day helps Cubs hold off Jays

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Rookie Ian Happ hit his 18th home run, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Saturday to keep up their success against AL opponents.

Jays no match for Cubs’ Arrietta

Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday in a rare interleague matchup.

Yawkey foundation ‘disheartened’ by Red Sox owner’s efforts to rename street

Friday, August 18th, 2017
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A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its "disheartened" its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.

Female Mariners’ scout is breaking down barriers in the baseball world

Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins' phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history.

Donaldson starts it, Smoak finishes it in win over Rays

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Justin Smoak blasted a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Red Sox want to do away with ‘racist’ legacy of famed Yawkey Way

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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The Boston Red Sox want to confront their racist past and change the name of iconic Yawkey Way.

Montero, Leone make return to Jays’ roster

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Miguel Montero from the disabled list and took right-handed relief pitcher Dominic Leone off the bereavement list on Wednesday.

Game respects game: Trout says it’s ‘good for baseball’ Harper injury isn’t bad

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Mike Trout is Bryce Harper avoided ligament damage and won't be out for the rest of the season because of a bone bruise. "It's good for baseball," Trout said Tuesday. "You see a guy do that, it's scary. You think of the worst. But you hope the best comes out of it."

Marlins’ Stanton keeps hitting homers despite trade rumours

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Miami Marlins all-star slugger Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth consecutive game when he hit his 44th home run off San Francisco Giants' left-hander Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday night.