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MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases for 2023

MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases for 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is introducing some of its most radical rules next season, adopting a pitch clock and limiting defensive shifts after concluding modern analytics created a slower, less entertaining sport. The decisions were made Friday by the sport’s 11-man competition committee over the unanimous opposition of the panel’s four players. …

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Cardinals notebook: Yadier Molina's 'tough' choice about more than business

Cardinals notebook: Yadier Molina’s ‘tough’ choice about more than business

CHICAGO — As Yadier Molina explained his decision to leave the Cardinals in the middle of a road trip to attend to what he and the team called “business” concerns in Puerto Rico, it became increasingly clear how much of that choice was personal. Molina left the Cardinals for two days to be present Saturday …

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Albert Pujols' homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery's shutout, overpowers Cubs

Albert Pujols’ homer lifts Cardinals lefty Jordan Montgomery’s shutout, overpowers Cubs

CHICAGO — The importance of the home run to history was obvious when even a bleacher creature at Wrigley Field didn’t dare follow tradition and toss that baseball back on the field. The importance of the homer to the moment was clear on the scoreboard. Albert Pujols led off the seventh inning with a solo …

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