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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Stephen Strasburg To Make 2020 Debut Sunday  —  Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make his 2020 debut Sunday against the Orioles, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.  Manager Dave Martinez indicated the Nationals are hopeful that Strasburg will give them 75 to 80 pitches in his first start of the season.
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Even Davis gets 2 hits as O's total 19 in 11-0 win at Nats  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Chris Davis got in on the act for the suddenly slugging Orioles, doubling his season total by collecting two of Baltimore's 19 hits and raising his average from .087 to .143 in an 11-0 victory over the
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Michael McKnight / Sports Illustrated:
Former Angels Employee Charged for Supplying Deadly Drugs to Tyler Skaggs  —  Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his hotel room on July 1, 2019.  —  Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the arrest of former Angels employee Eric Kay.  —  Eric Kay, the former Los Angeles Angels …
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Nathan Fenno / Los Angeles Times:
Former Angels employee Eric Kay charged with distributing fentanyl in Tyler Skaggs case  —  Former Angels employee Eric Kay has been charged by federal authorities in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to court documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.
Associated Press:
Cardinals-Cubs Series Is Postponed After More Virus Cases  —  The Cardinals have been off for a week because of an outbreak that emerged last weekend, but their hiatus was extended again.  —  ST. LOUIS — The three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium …
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John Perrotto / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tigers outslug Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings after layoff  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the  —  Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night.
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George Miller / MLB Trade Rumors:
Orioles Recall Keegan Akin, Option Cedric Mullins  —  The Orioles announced today that they've promoted left-hander Keegan Akin to the Major League roster.  To make room, outfielder Cedric Mullins has been optioned to the team's alternate training site.  Akin, 25, is set to make his MLB debut.
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Rich Rovito / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Bauer strikes out 12 as Reds defeat Brewers 8-3  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Trevor Bauer turned in another stellar outing, and  —  Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the  —  Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night.
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Mark Didtler / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Perez hits sac fly in the 8th, Rays beat Yankees 1-0  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pinch-hitter  —  Michael Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on his 28th birthday, six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a two-hitter and the
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Phillies Talk podcast: Massive early-season Phillies-Braves series on tap  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  The Phillies will play 40% of their games against the  —  Braves over the next four days, making this a massive early-season NL East series.
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Phillies fans catch attention of Yankees manager Aaron Boone from outside the park
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John Hickey / Sports Illustrated:
Canha, Melvin Come to Defense of Embattled Athletics Coach Christenson  —  In the wake of the furor raised by the apparently unintentional uses of the Nazi salute given by Oakland bench coach Ryan Christenson after Thursday's win over the Texas Rangers, A's left fielder Mark Canha was quick to rise to Christenson's defense Friday.
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Jorge Castillo / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers lineup vs. Giants: Mookie Betts returns after missing three games  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Mookie Betts is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday, in right field and batting second, against the San Francisco Giants after not starting the previous three games with a finger injury.
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Claim Robbie Erlin  —  The Braves announced that they have claimed left-hander Robbie Erlin off waivers from the Pirates.  In other moves, the Braves placed right-hander Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list with an esophageal constriction and recalled RHP Chad Sobotka.
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