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Giancarlo Stanton a better attraction than August NFL games

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As football begins to take center stage over regular season baseball, many are missing an amazing accomplishment occurring in Miami. Unfortunately, most of Miami is missing it as well. Marlins’ right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is hitting home runs in bunches; 49 through games of August 26. Though Major League Baseball games take too long to play, Stanton is providing far more excitement than any pre-season football game could muster.

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All rise as Aaron Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

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Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season. The larger-than-life New York Yankees slugger beat Minnesota’s Miguel Sano 11-10 with two minutes to spare in the final Monday night, reaching 513 feet and displaying remarkable power to all fields. Judge, 6-foot-7 and 282 pounds, sprayed balls off the glass behind left field that supports the Marlins Park retractable roof, hit one over the Red Grooms home run…

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Logan Morrison speaks to truth about Home Run Derby snub

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Logan Morrison spoke for the Major League Baseball small market teams with his Tuesday comments following the decision not to invite him to Monday night’s Home Run Derby. Good for him. On Wednesday, MLB announced New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and his 13 home runs will join 7 other participants, while Morrison and his 24 home runs received the “not interested” snub. The Rays’ first baseman spoke his mind when asked. “Gary shouldn’t be there,” Morrison said. “Gary’s a…

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J.T. Realmuto drives in 4 runs leading Marlins over Rays

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J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run double in Miami’s five-run sixth inning, and the Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-6 on Wednesday night. Stanton’s hit capped a stretch of seven consecutive hits, including Realmuto’s two-run single and an RBI single by Christian Yelich, off reliever Austin Pruitt (3-1) to start the sixth. Realmuto added a two-run triple during Miami’s three-run seventh, helping the Marlins to a 10-5 lead. Marcell Ozuna hit a homer estimated…

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Rays make enough contact against Edinson Volquez to beat Marlins 3-1

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Edinson Volquez struck out nine but allowed a career-high eight walks, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of his historically uneven performance to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Tuesday. Logan Morrison hit his sixth home run and was one of only five batters to put the ball in play against Volquez (0-4). But the Rays still managed three runs off the right-hander before he left the game with a thumb blister after 4 1/3 innings. Volquez threw just 42…

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Jake Odorizzi, 4 relievers help Rays beat Marlins

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Jake Odorizzi returned from the disabled list to combine with four relievers on a four-hitter and help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night. Odorizzi made his first start since April 15 and allowed two hits and two runs, one earned, in five innings. He was activated before the game after recovering from a strained left hamstring. Danny Farquhar (1-1) pitched a perfect sixth. Chris Whitley came on to retire Christian Yelich with two on to…

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Kevin Cash, other managers apprehensive about WBC

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Major League Baseball managers and front offices are less than thrilled with the semi-annual World Baseball Classic (WBC), but they understand the attempt to promote the game across the globe. The two problems major league teams confront is the disruption of spring training and injuries. The disruption can last for a few days or for two weeks, depending on how long a player’s team lasts in the tournament. The WBC begins Monday in certain venues around the world. First round…

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