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- Here’s the latest from around the National League East.
- Cleveland centerfielder Bradley Zimmer is out 6-8 weeks with a broken hand.
- Tigers’ Matt Boyd just missed a no-hitter. And we really mean juuuuuust missed.
- Which managers are on the hot seat after this season?
- The Red Sox have activated David Price from the disabled list.
- Cleveland is interested in a Carlos Santana reunion.
- The Astros have clinched their first division title in 16 years.
- Gio Gonzalez will be heading back to the Nationals in 2018.
- Shohei Otani will play in majors in 2018.
- And the “Japanese Babe Ruth” may have hitting more exciting than his pitching.
- The Braves have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.
- Word on the street is that Jonathan Lucroy is interested in Rockies reunion. Guess you never know what cha got ‘till it’s gone.
- The Red Sox got a slap on the wrist for Applegate, and the baseball world is not pleased.
- Tommy Pham is the latest to join MLB’s 20 HR / 20 SB club. Do they give out t-shirts?
- These two Kevin Kiermaier catches are astonishing and awesome to watch. Then when you’re done, let Kiermaier’s eyes fill you with an overwhelming calm.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2008, Greg Maddux breaks Cy Young's major league record by getting his 13th win for the 20th consecutive season.