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Dodgers weighing Kershaw, Hill for G1 starter

The Dodgers on Sunday were not quite ready to commit the World Series Game 1 start to Clayton Kershaw, who made the final 15 pitches in Saturday night's pennant clincher...

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Nine comeback stories for this Fall Classic

If someone had tapped Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy on the shoulder a year ago and told him he would be playing in the 2018 World Series, he might have needed a minute to ge...

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World Series Game 1: Lineups, bullpens, FAQs

Two of baseball's most historic teams -- the Red Sox and Dodgers -- are set to meet in what should be a thrilling World Series...

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Fun facts about only other Red Sox-Dodgers WS

The Dodgers have won the National League pennant 23 times. The Red Sox have been kings of the American League 14 times. But surprisingly, for all that success, the teams have...

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Wright making case to be on Sox's WS roster

Knuckleballer Steven Wright's mission over these next couple of days is to prove to the Red Sox that he is healthy enough to pitch in the World Series...

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MLB's Breakthrough Series advances at WWBA

All week, Major League Baseball's Breakthrough Series squad has shown it can compete with the elite at Perfect Game's talent-rich World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) W...

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Cora faces familiar foe in 'relentless' Dodgers

The Red Sox already had to get through two ultra-talented teams in the Yankees and Astros to get to the World Series, and they know another big challenge awaits against the Do...

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Rangers' list of managerial candidates narrows

The Rangers pool of managerial candidates is being reduced as the Reds announced the hiring of David Bell as their new manager. An industry source said Joe Girardi is no longe...

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Red Sox-Dodgers Series is the one we deserve

So we get Boston against Los Angeles now in the World Series, the way it used to be the Celtics against the Lakers in all those NBA Finals. But this time, it's Boston aga...

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Brad Ausmus named Angels manager

The Los Angeles Angels today formally named Brad Ausmus the club's new Field Manager in an announcement by General Manager Billy Eppler. He becomes the 17th different fie...

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Red Sox to start Sale in Game 1 of World Series

The Red Sox will open the Fall Classic with Chris Sale on the hill. Boston will start the ace left-hander vs. the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday...

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Reds name David Bell new manager

Completing a process that began in April, the Reds named David Bell as their new manager on Sunday and signed him to a three-year contract that runs through the 2021 season wi...

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'Battle tested' Dodgers ready for Red Sox

The Dodgers won't have the home-field advantage in the World Series as they did last year, but they do have an advantage over last year's World Series appearance...

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For Crew, Game 7 not an end but a beginning

One of the most memorable of the 50 seasons in franchise history ended on Saturday short of the goal on Saturday with a loss to the Dodgers in Game 7 of the NLCS. For the Dodg...

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5 key storylines for the 2018 World Series

The World Series is finally set, and what a showdown: Red Sox vs. Dodgers -- a 108-win Boston team that was MLB's best team in the regular season against a Los Angeles sq...

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Machado has last laugh at Miller with 1st WS

Yasiel Puig silenced Miller Park and gave the Dodgers an enormous boost in their push to clinch the National League pennant on Saturday night, driving a two-out, three-run hom...

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Bullpen of the Week: Dodgers

Dodgers relievers combined to post a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings to earn the title of Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford for the 2018 League Championship Series round...

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Rookie Buehler delivers with 7 K's in NLCS G7

The Dodgers punched a ticket to their second straight World Series on Saturday night, with Walker Buehler playing a big role in their 5-1 win over the Brewers in Game 7 of the...

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Bellinger's turnaround results in NLCS MVP honor

A career .160 postseason hitter at the start of this seven-game set, Bellinger left it an MVP. The Dodgers outfielder was named Most Valuable Player of the NLCS after Los Ange...

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Sox, Dodgers wait 102 years for Series rematch

The Red Sox and Dodgers are storied franchises on opposite coasts that have long and rich histories. It's somewhat surprising that they haven't met in a World Series...

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Kershaw closes out NLCS G7 with 1-2-3 9th

Manager Dave Roberts said that not only is Kershaw available for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, but also Los Angeles' ace is expected to pitch. The le...

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Teams that lost WS and returned the next year

In fact, there have been 27 clubs that lost a Fall Classic, only to return the next year, including three that lost two in a row before qualifying for a third...

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Bellinger's turnaround results in NLCS MVP nod

A career .160 postseason hitter at the start of this seven-game set, Bellinger left it an MVP. The Dodgers outfielder was named Most Valuable Player of the NLCS after Los Ange...

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Crew's thrilling run ends in heartbreak in G7

The Brewers' World Series hopes turned on two line drives. One was caught. One was not. And because of those outcomes -- a Christian Yelich drive that found Chris Taylor&...

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Key HRs clinch LA's return trip to Fall Classic

With rookie starter Walker Buehler poised under pressure, Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig launching crowd-silencing homers at Miller Park and Chris Taylor pulling off a sensati...

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Here's what happened in Saturday's AFL action

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Saturday...

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Puig's emphatic HR inches LA closer to pennant

Yasiel Puig silenced Miller Park and gave the Dodgers an enormous boost in their push to clinch the National League pennant on Saturday night, driving a two-out, three-run hom...

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Taylor robs Crew of tying run with must-see grab

The early offense from both teams in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series gave way to a string of zeros in the middle innings, and the trend continued in the bott...

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Bellinger answers Yelich HR with own moonshot

The Brewers may have struck first in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, but the Dodgers quickly shifted the momentum, taking a 2-1 second-inn...

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Yelich homer opens scoring in Game 7

Looking to lift the Brewers to the World Series with a win in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, Christian Yelich got Milwaukee off to a quic...

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Dodgers expecting to use Kershaw in Game 7

Manager Dave Roberts said that not only is Kershaw available for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, but also the Los Angeles ace is expected to pitch. The left...

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Gio bringing positivity to Crew despite injury

How tough was it on Gio Gonzalez after an ankle injury relegated him to observer status in the National League Championship Series? "It's not tough anymore. Are you...

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Sale throws bullpen session, on track to start G1

Perhaps no member of the Red Sox benefited more from the team wrapping up the American League Championship Series in five games than ace Chris Sale. And for the first time sin...

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Sox want J.D. in each WS game; Betts to 2B?

When the Red Sox get to the National League park for Game 3 of the World Series next weekend, they'll have to lose a key position player from the starting lineup...

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Sources: Marlins set to sign Mesa brothers

The Marlins are expected to announce the signings of Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr., sources told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Saturday. Victor Victor is expected t...

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Buehler joins lineage of Game 7 rookie starters

When Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Dodgers tonight in Milwaukee with the National League Championship Series on the line, he will become just the 10th rookie to start...

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As rumors swirl, Marlins to hold news conference

Without giving specifics, the Marlins have announced a news conference for Monday with chief executive officer Derek Jeter and president of baseball operations Michael Hill in...

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Source: Bell appears to be fave for Reds skipper

David Bell is the front-runner to be offered the Reds' managerial position, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Saturday...

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Altuve undergoes right knee surgery

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve underwent surgery on his right knee, a source told MLB.com. The team has not confirmed...

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Four X-factors to decide who wins NL pennant

A complicated, fascinating National League Championship Series reaches the only logical conclusion on Saturday, when the Dodgers and Brewers play the first NLCS Game 7 since 2...

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Dodgers-Brewers G7: Lineups, matchups, FAQs

The Dodgers and Brewers are taking this National League Championship Series the distance with a decisive Game 7 on Saturday at Miller Park, the winner going to the World Serie...

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Milwaukee ready for its 1st Game 7 in 60 years

This city has been waiting for a moment like this forever. Game 7, with a trip to the World Series on the line. It is happening Saturday night at Miller Park, and it should be...

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Knebel right in middle of Counsell's maneuvers

There comes a point in some baseball games at which recording outs is more important than scoring runs. When that moment arrived Friday, it meant Corey Knebel found himself st...

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Hader rested, ready to help Brewers advance

Just as important as the events that transpired in the Brewers' 7-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night was one even...

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Aguilar sparks Crew's tone-setting rally in G6

A homer by the Dodgers' David Freese to open Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday didn't discourage the Brewers for long. Needing a win to for...

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Machado looks past G6 boos: 'I just want a W'

Manny Machado was not interested in acknowledging Brewers fans or their boos in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park...

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Which team will the Red Sox be cheering for?

The Red Sox shouldn't fear any team. Boston proved that, not only by winning 108 games in the regular season, but also by cruising past the 100-win Yankees in the America...

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Longest stretches between WS appearances

Here's a quick look at the few fanbases who've had to wait longer than Brewers' to see their club make it back to the game's biggest stage...

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Brewers cruise after early push, force Game 7

Brewers manager Craig Counsell wanted energy from the Miller Park faithful. The Miller Park faithful wanted more baseball. Everybody got their wish. Shedding the offensive fun...

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Ryu, Dodgers' bats struggle, setting up Game 7

They were hoping Hyun-Jin Ryu would again live up to his big-game reputation, but he allowed four two-out hits in a four-run first inning, and the Dodgers couldn't recove...

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Backs to wall, Brewers erupt with 4 in 1st inning

A homer by the Dodgers' David Freese to open Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday didn't discourage the Brewers for long. Needing a win to for...

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Freese continues G6 heroics with leadoff HR

David Freese got the Dodgers off to a quick start in their quest to return to their second World Series in as many seasons, driving an opposite-field homer to lead off Game 6...

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Bauer enjoys stint as MLB Network analyst

Indians All-Star righty Trevor Bauer got a crash course in being a baseball analyst and looked like a natural...

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Here are the greatest LCS Game 6's of all time

Game 6 in a League Championship Series always means the stage is set for a thriller. One team being so close to a pennant and a trip to the World Series, the other battling to...

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Counsell confident in Miley, strategy with staff

Game 6 of the National League Championship Series brought a tangible result from the Brewers' Wade Miley gambit in Game 5. That's when manager Craig Counsell removed...

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Breakthrough Series squad continues to impress

Major League Baseball's Breakthrough Series squad continues to show it not only belongs, but it can also enjoy success against some of the best competition at the prestig...

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Cards eye left-handed relief help ahead of 2019

After watching the bullpen atrophy at the most inopportune time, the Cardinals are cognizant of the need to reinforce their relief corps. Some of that will be done as it was l...

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Ex-Phillies Utley, Kratz laud analytical approach

There is a familiarity to this National League Championship Series, isn't there? Some of the moves might sound familiar to Phillies fans. Some of them might have bothered...

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Girardi reportedly out of running for Reds' job

Joe Girardi has reportedly withdrawn himself from consideration for the Reds' managerial job, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal...

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The latest on Davidson's 2-way dream

Matt Davidson has had a passion for pitching since he was a young player who loved watching Randy Johnson in action. And after throwing three scoreless innings in three appear...

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NLCS G6: Freese leading off, Shaw at cleanup

The Dodgers can clinch their second consecutive National League championship on Friday with a win over the Brewers in Game 6 at Miller Park. The last time the Dodgers won back...

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Braves unlikely to make bids for Machado, Harper

Manny Machado has been one of the game's best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a li...

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Braves unlikely to make bids for Harper, Machado

After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper...

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Which team will be next to end title drought?

The last two postseasons have paved way for the end of some of the Majors' lengthiest title droughts. Could another end this October?...

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First-round GM interviews end; 5 still in running

Barring the emergence of an 11th-hour candidate, the Mets have wrapped up their first round of general manager interviews, a source said Friday, with plans to commence the sec...

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World Series FAQ: Red Sox in, who's next?

Before knowing who the Red Sox will play, we will answer other questions you might have in advance of the first World Series at Fenway Park in five years...

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It's official: No repeat champ for 18 seasons

Parity is running paramount in MLB. At least in terms of a different champion hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy after winning the World Series for now 18 consecutive sea...

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Rumors: Morton, Keuchel, Kimbrel, Realmuto

Breaking down the latest MLB free agent and trade rumors...

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Start times set for World Series games

Major League Baseball today announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2018 World Series, which is set to begin on Tuesday at Fenway Park and is presented by YouTube TV...

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Cora earning spot in Sox history with smarts

Alex Cora, always among the smartest in the clubhouse, has started to follow Terry Francona's path to Red Sox history...

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Best Hot Stove value may come via trade

When we talk about the Hot Stove, we tend to focus on free agency, and there's plenty of good value to be had there. But we're starting to see that teams may prefer...

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Will Machado's bumpy week affect his value?

Over the past several days, Manny Machado scored the winning run in the 13th inning of a National League Championship Series game, told Ken Rosenthal that hustling to first ba...

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Each team's most exciting postseason win

The Thirty takes a look at the most exciting postseason win of the divisional era (since 1969) for each MLB team...

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Cora's birthday party is one for the ages

It's difficult to imagine Alex Cora having a happier birthday. The Red Sox manager guided his team to a 4-1 victory over the Astros in Game 5 of the American League Champ...

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McCullers, Altuve injuries may require surgery

Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve and right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. could both be headed for offseason surgery...

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Verlander falls victim to short LF porch in defeat

Justin Verlander, though still relatively new to the Astros, has pitched at Minute Maid Park enough to know how the Crawford Boxes play in left field...

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Red Sox cut above with another AL pennant

That's four American League championships in 15 seasons for the Boston Red Sox if you're keeping track. Think about that for a moment. Baseball has never had more pa...

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3 keys for Brew Crew to avoid elimination in Game 6

So far, the National League Championship Series is following a familiar pattern to Brewers fans, which is either discouraging or a reason for hope, depending on how far back o...

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Bradley's 3 big hits earn ALCS MVP honors

Three big hits earned Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday night...

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Every World Series rematch in MLB history

In Major League Baseball history, there have been 113 World Series, but only nine World Series rematches -- the same two teams meeting in the Fall Classic multiple years in a...

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Time change for possible NLCS Game 7

As a result of two competitive League Championship Series, we have two "if necessary" games currently scheduled for Saturday. That means that game times could shift...

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Devers, J.D. HRs power Sox's pennant clincher

J.D. Martinez's third-inning homer off Justin Verlander started the scoring, and Rafael Devers' three-run homer off the Astros' ace in the sixth inning on Thurs...

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Astros' title defense ends with ALCS loss to Sox

After the Astros charged into Fenway Park and stole Game 1 of the AL Championship Series, the Red Sox stopped the back-to-back tour cold in its tracks with the kind of dominat...

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Price pitches Red Sox into World Series

Behind David Price's first win in 12 career postseason starts -- and home runs by J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers -- Boston dethroned the defending World Series champion...

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Postseason Picture: Red Sox to WS, Dodgers a win away

The Red Sox won the American League pennant with a 4-1 victory over the Astros in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series on Thursday. They will open the World Series on Tuesday...

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Counsell: Yelich 'right there,' will stay in 2-hole

The September narrative as Milwaukee stormed to the National League Central crown and Christian Yelich made a strong closing argument for the NL MVP Award was something like,...

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With pennant in sights, J.D., Devers go deep

J.D. Martinez launched a home run against Justin Verlander with one out in the third inning on Thursday night, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead on the Astros as they try to advan...

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Brewers fans flock for free burgers

George Webb restaurants give away free burgers any time the Brewers win 12 consecutive games. It happened for just the second time in the promotion's history recently whe...

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Erik Kratz once made $2,000 on a dare to faceplant during Opening Day introductions

Faceplant on purpose? For $2K, this player did...

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