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MLB sets a new single-season HR record  —  When Jonathan Villar took Caleb Ferguson deep at 9:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, baseball history was made.  —  Villar's three-run blast — which gave the Orioles a 5-2 lead against the Dodgers in the seventh inning …
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Looking back at a head-spinning array of home runs  —  For about 90 minutes on Wednesday night, I fully grasped the essence of the 2019 season.  With the leaguewide single-season home run record ready to be broken early in the evening, several of us — me, two editors, members …
Dan Mullen / ESPN:
Going, going, gone! Inside MLB's new home run record
Discussion: Deadspin
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘We have no choice’: Success of Dodgers, Astros has MLB teams scrambling to keep up  —  BALTIMORE - Baseball's hyperactive transformation has played out at least partially in the public eye, be it a lopsided defensive shift, an exotic breaking pitch thrown in a 3- count or a uniformed coach …
Discussion: Camden Chat and The Crawfish Boxes
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Villar's record-setting HR carries Orioles past Dodgers 7-3
Jon Tayler / Sports Illustrated:
Seven NL West Titles Later, Can This Dodgers Team Finally Win It All?
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Shohei Ohtani To Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery  —  5:23PM: Ohtani's recovery from his knee surgery shouldn't impact his Tommy John rehab or his readiness for Spring Training or the start of the 2020 season, Eppler told Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times and other reporters.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
After honoring 9/11 first responders, Mets score 9 runs on 11 hits in rout of Arizona Diamondbacks  —  On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and with the memorial lit up by two bright beams in the distance, the Mets recorded nine runs and 11 hits.  The commemorative evening helped lead …
Jerry Beach / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Frazier, McNeil hit 2 HR each, Mets thump D-backs 9-0
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
METRO SPORTS BUSINESS OPINION RHODE ISLAND POLITICS LIFESTYLE MARIJUANA ARTS MAGAZINE CARS REAL ESTATE EVENTS  —  TORONTO — Clay Buchholz has been a professional baseball player for 15 years now.  He's played for two World Series champions, thrown a no-hitter, and twice been an All-Star.
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
Dozier's homer sends Royals past Giolito, White Sox, 6-3  —  Hunter Dozier hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the sixth,  —  Jorge Soler had his third homer in two days and the  —  Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Thursday.  —  Whit Merrifield walked and Soler singled off Chicago starter
Discussion: South Side Sox and Yahoo! Sports
Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Notes: Sanchez, Happ  —  7:53pm: Sanchez told Hoch and other reporters that his newest groin injury feels “very similar” to his previous one.  He'll head back to New York for testing (Twitter links).  —  6:34pm: Stop us if you've heard this before: The Yankees are dealing with a couple potential injuries.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Royals Claim Randy Rosario  —  The Royals have claimed southpaw Randy Rosario off waivers from the Cubs, as per a team announcement.  Rosario was designated for assignment by Chicago earlier this week.  To create a 40-man roster spot, Kansas City recalled infielder Kelvin Gutierrez and placed him on the 60-day injured list.
Discussion: Royals Review
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Rich Hill  —  9:51pm: Hill suffered a strained left MCL, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times tweets.  It's not yet clear how much time he'll miss, though it obviously doesn't sound promising.  —  7:05PM: Hill's outing only lasted six batters and two-thirds of an inning …
Discussion: True Blue LA
Kristie Rieken / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Olson, Athletics top Astros 3-2, take over AL wild-card lead  —  Oakland Athletics left Houston feeling pretty good on Thursday night after taking three of four games from the imposing Astros as they look to lock down a playoff spot.  —  Matt Olson hit a two-run homer to back a solid start by
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers' deal with top Dominican prospect is official.  Mazara, Guzman have advice.  —  The thing that stands out about Bayron Lora is how high he stands.  —  He is big for a full-grown man, let alone a 16-year-old who on Wednesday became a millionaire after passing a physical exam.
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