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Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney one save shy of 300

SAN DIEGO – One save shy of 300 for his career, Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney does not seem to care as much about the number itself as he does about a couple of fellow countrymen who already have reached it. “It just means I'm going to be in the same company with Jose Mesa and Francisco Cordero

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MLB single-season home run record is broken two weeks before season ends

Seventeen years after last toppling it, baseball has broken the single-season home run record with weeks to spare before the season wraps. With a home run from the Royals' Alex Gordon against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, the league has officially surpassed the record and has plenty more games

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Blue Jays Justin Smoak weighs in on record home run tally

The feeling Justin Smoak gets when he hits a home run is one the first baseman wants to replicate over and over again, even if it doesn't feel like much at all. “You really don't feel anything,” said Smoak, who has gone deep a career-best 38 times. “Normally it's a ball that you've hit

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Sun is setting on Jose Bautistas tenure with Blue Jays Griffin

This six-game homestand against the Royals that concludes Sunday against the Yankees likely will be the last time Blue Jays fans will have a chance to show appreciation for outfielder Jose Bautista in a home uniform. That's because there's little chance his mutual option at $17 million (U.S.)

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Schmuck Showalter keeps pedal down as Orioles sputter in bid to salvage 500-or-better season

The Orioles have not yet been mathematically eliminated from the American League wild-card race, but we should all be well past the point of fooling ourselves by now. The only thing left to be determined is how many games they will end up winning this year and whether the pundits and preseason prognosticators

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Game Day Zack Godley Diamondbacks look to rebound vs Padres

Nick Piecoro is in San Diego with the Diamondbacks as they take on the Padres on Tuesday. Follow his updates from Petco Park below. Lineup 1. A.J. Pollock CF 2. Adam Rosales 3B 3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B 4. J.D. Martinez RF 5. Chris Iannetta C 6. Brandon Drury 2B 7. Ketel Marte SS 8. Kristopher Negron LF

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