Verlander gets AL start; Yelich will play for NL
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Verlander gets AL start; Yelich will play for NL

Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander will get the start for the American League All-Stars Tuesday, facing the Los Angeles Dodgers Hyun-jin Ryu, manager Alex Cora announced Monday. Verlander, an eight-time All-Star, is 10-4 this season, with a 2.98 ERA and 153 strikeouts…

Cutoff men: Reds go with sleeveless jerseys
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Cutoff men: Reds go with sleeveless jerseys

Sleeves were optional when the Cincinnati Reds donned vintage jerseys for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The Reds were wearing the uniforms the team had used for one year only in 1956 — a look that featured a sleeveless, button-up shirt…

Indians’ Carrasco being treated for leukemia
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Indians’ Carrasco being treated for leukemia

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco says he is being treated for leukemia. Carrasco made the revelation to a TV station while on a visit to the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. He remains positive about his prognosis —…

Phils’ Herrera suspended for remainder of season
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Phils’ Herrera suspended for remainder of season

Major League Baseball has suspended Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera for the rest of the season for violating MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Herrera won’t appeal the decision, according to MLB. His unpaid suspension will be retroactive…