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Royals hold off Reds late and hang on for 5-4 win – Royals Review

Kansas City almost wasted a strong start from Brad Keller.

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Following a heart-breaking loss in extra innings Tuesday night, the Royals bounced back and earned a split with a 5-4 win over Cincinnati.
Kansas City took advantage of poor defense in the top of the first inning. After Whit Merrifield led off the game with a double to right-center field, Salvador Perez drove him home on a grounder that was thrown wildly to the plate. However, despite loading the bases with one out, the Royals couldnt add on.
In his second start of the year, Brad Keller toed…

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World Series 2020 — Clayton Kershaw repairs his playoff legacy with Game 5 win – ESPN

After years of October frustration, the L.A. ace got to walk off the field with an ovation and with a lead.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Cali Kershaw, 5, a nuclear bundle of energy, jitterbugged around the room, under the table and over it, side to side, everywhere space permitted. Her little brother, Charley, 3, tried to keep up — to the point that their father, Clayton Kershaw, felt the need to offer a nudge/apology. “You guys are maniacs,” he said.
It was about 30 minutes after he won Game 5 of the 116th World Series, his second victory in it, one that pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers to the brink of their first…

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FMIA Week 7: A Strange Day in NFL, and Why Bucs Signed Antonio Brown – Peter King, NBC – NBCSports.com

These are strange days in the NFL, and not just because of COVID-19. New England, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas (playoff regulars): 6-21. Tampa Bay, Arizona, Buffalo,…

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These are strange days in the NFL, and not just because of COVID-19.
New England, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas (playoff regulars): 6-21.
Tampa Bay, Arizona, Buffalo, Pittsburgh (playoff irregulars): 21-6.
The starting Dallas quarterback this morning is named Ben DiNucci. Cam Newton, benched. Baker Mayfield, five TD passes in 34 minutes. Michael Thomas, hurt and doghoused. No one in a key NFC South win for the Saints over Carolina caught more passes for more yards than an undrafted Thomas understudy,…

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World Series: Clayton Kershaw pushes Dodgers closer to elusive title with record-setting start vs. Rays – CBS Sports

Kershaw bent but did not break in his Game 5 outing on Sunday night

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It was hardly a legacy-defining outing, but Clayton Kershaw’s final start of 2020 put the Los Angeles Dodgers one win away from their first World Series championship in 32 years. Kershaw and the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 on Sunday (LA 4, TB 2) to take a 3-2 series lead. They’ll look to clinch the title in Game 6 on Tuesday.
Kershaw limited the Rays to two runs in 5 2/3 innings in Game 5 and, in the process, he became the all-time leader in postseason strikeouts. Here’s the leaderboard:

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