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.


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.

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Benches clear and punches thrown in Padres-Rockies game with Nolan Arenado at the center

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado charged the mound after a fastball from Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo almost hit Arenado. The pitch set off a brawl on Coors Field resulting in five ejections.
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