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Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates to win NL wild card

...behind a single, a hit batter and an error.Starling Marte's sharp grounder, however, rolled right to Addison Russell at shortstop. A toss to second and a throw to first later to complete the double play, and Arrieta and the rest of his teammates were...
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Rangers win AL West on final day

...atop the massive video board in right field."This means a lot. I have never been on a team with as much heart," said shortstop Elvis Andrus, the Rangers' most-tenured position player and a member of their only World Series teams in 2010 and 2011...
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Nationals fire manager Williams after only 2 seasons

...offseason of significant change for a team that won division titles in 2012 and 2014 but could not win a playoff series.Shortstop Ian Desmond, right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, and center fielder Span are expected to leave via free agency...
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Cardinals inch closer to division title, top Pirates 3-0

...the bases loaded to end the third. Polanco led off the fifth with a double only to run into an out at third on a chopper to shortstop by Josh Harrison. Lynn needed 96 pitches to retire 15 batters, walking four with six strikeouts.Pittsburgh starter J...
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...him such a national treasure."___DEREK JETER, FORMER SHORTSTOP, NEW YORK YANKEES"To those who didn't know Yogi personally...utter delight to be around."___CAL RIPKEN, HALL OF FAME SHORTSTOP"Yogi was a not just a Hall of Famer, he was a very special...
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Cardinals first team to clinch playoff berth on out is going be an intense game."We had a nice little ride there at the end. It just came up a little short."Shortstop Addison Russell ended it by diving up the middle to grab Stephen Piscotty's grounder and flipped to second to force out...
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Little League World Series news

...four-run rally.Mexicali second baseman Andres Villa made the highlight reels when he scooped a grounder with his glove to the shortstop to start a double play in the second inning.Villa hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Ernesto Rios followed with a...
Today In Sports History for Aug. 16

1920 - Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in the head with a pitch by New York's Carl Mays. Chapman suffers a fractured skull and dies the next day...
Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance in series

...Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history and the Giants...Crawford said. "With all the great shortstops that have played before, that's pretty...fourth in Giants postseason history.Shortstop had been the only position - including...
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...Gold Glove shortstop Orlando Cabrera...Sox re-signed shortstop Juan Uribe of the best shortstops in the game and one of the smartest shortstops in the game...interested in Baltimore shortstop Miguel Tejada...


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