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Soroka pitches Braves past Reds

Mike Soroka enhanced his case to remain in the Atlanta rotation on Wednesday by posting his second straight strong effort to help the visiting Braves to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Soroka (1-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed only one run on…

Blue Jays to promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. “Hopefully he becomes what everybody

Blackmon, Rockies beat up Nationals

Charlie Blackmon homered, Raimel Tapia had two doubles and three RBIs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-5 in Denver on Wednesday. Trevor Story doubled and tripled to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, which ties his career …

Hinch praises Woodward

ARLINGTON — There was a chill in the air between the managers — Houston’s A.J. Hench and Jeff Banister of the Rangers — when these clubs met in 2015-18. Each won the American League West twice in that span. Hench extended a version of a peace offering to Woodward before the start of this series