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Marlins edge Dodgers in ninth as Roberts' use of Baez backfires

LOS ANGELES–Kenley Jansen stood idle on a bullpen mound as the door opened for Tuesday's ninth inning. Another pitcher trotted toward the diamond to preserve a tied game. It was not a save situation, but the assignment used to belong to Jansen. The orthodoxy of the sport requires managers to use their closers for the ninth inning of deadlocked contests. On Tuesday, in a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts paid for his deviation from the norm.

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Williamson stays hot, leads Giants over Nats

SAN FRANCISCO – Before clobbering the two longest home runs by a San Francisco Giants player this season in a span of four days, before making a joke of Pacific Coast League pitching, Mac Williamson first had to decide a change was needed.

A's manager Bob Melvin assesses strong debut by rookie pitcher Sean Manaea

After top pitching prospect Sean Manaea performed well in his first spring training game on Friday, March 4, 2016, Oakland A's manager shared his thoughts about the young left-hander with the wicked strikeout stuff. Manaea threw two scoreless inni
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