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Former Gamecock Bradley Jr. gets first postseason hit, Red Sox Swept in ALDS by Indians

BOSTON (AP) — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent. Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!” Cleveland swept the Red Sox out of the postseason and sent David Ortiz into retirement on Monday night with a 4-3 victory that completed a three-game…

Ken Griffey Jr. Inducted into MLB Hall of Fame

He entered the game with not just mere potential. From the day the Seattle Mariners made him the first pick in the 1987 MLB Draft, Ken Griffey Jr. was expected to be great. Twenty-two seasons, 630 home runs and a sea of accolades later, the kid dubbed “The Natural” delivered everything his skills and makeup promised. Born George Kenneth Griffey…

Rangers Call Up Former Gamecock Michael Roth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas purchased left-hander Michael Roth’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock and transferred Colby Lewis to the 60-day disabled list, the Rangers announced before Sunday’s game at Minnesota. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said the 26-year-old Roth, who last pitched in the majors in 2014 for the Los Angeles Angels, would be in the bullpen for Sunday’s game. Transferring…

Peterson, Braves Rough Up Marlins, 9-1

ATLANTA (AP) — One day after he was the game-winning hero as a pinch-hitter, Jose Fernandez was humbled by one of the worst starts of his career. Fernandez gave up two homers and a career-high nine runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Saturday. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Jace…