Pirates Trade For Reliever

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Left-hander Josh Smoker has been traded from the Mets to the Pirates for minor league lefty Daniel Zamora and cash.  Smoker went 1-2 with a 5.11 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 56 1/3 innings over 54 relief appearances last year.

 

Indians Removing Chief Wahoo

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The Cleveland Indians are removing the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms starting in the 2019 season.  Under growing pressure to eliminate Chief Wahoo, the club has been transitioning away from the logo in recent years.

 

Bucs Trade McCutchen

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The Pirates traded 5-time All-Star Andrew McCutchen to the Giants for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.  Pittsburgh also will send San Francisco cash to cover part of McCutchen’s $14.75 million salary.

 

Bucs Trade Cole

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The World Series champion Houston Astros have boosted their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Bucs receive right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.

 

Houston Wins World Series

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George Springer homered to lead the Astros to their first World Series Championship as Houston topped LA 5-1 in Game 7.  Springer, who tied a World Series record with five homers in the Fall Classic, was named the Willie Mays World Series MVP.

 

World Series Game 3 Tonight

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Houston hosts Los Angeles in Game 3 of the World Series tonight at 8:20.  Yu Darvish gets the start for the Dodgers and Lance McCullers Jr. goes for the Astros with the series knotted at a game apiece.

 

Astros Tie World Series

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George Springer hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to lift the Astros past the Dodgers 7-6, to tie the World Series at one game apiece.  Game 3 is tomorrow night in Houston.