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The parallel universe of David Price and Clayton Kershaw

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David Price and Clayton Kershaw have a lot in common. Starting with the basics, they are both left-handed pitchers who throw hard and have led their respective leagues in strikeouts at least once. Both have won Cy Young Awards in their relatively brief major league careers. Price was honored by the American League in 2012 after a spectacular 20-5 season with the Rays. Kershaw is a three-time winner in the National League and was voted the league’s Most Valuable Player…

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Longballs, pitching and the Cubs top the baseball playoff stories

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Now that the regular season is over, baseball heads to the playoffs. The Rays and 19 other teams will watch on television and focus on joining the party next fall. Fans of strong hitting will have more fun watching the American League. As the Rays know well, all five playoff teams are among the top six hitting clubs. Houston, Kansas City and Toronto are in the top five overall while the New York Yankees are in the middle of the pack and Texas…

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Study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

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Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million benchmark for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw tops players at $31 million and Los Angeles projects to open the season with a payroll at about $270 million, easily a record. “We’re enjoying a…

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