SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn’t daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult decision to banish Tim Lincecum to the bullpen.

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By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – The owner of a defunct anti-aging clinic at the heart of a steroid scandal that led to the suspension of Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to supplying performance-enhancing drugs. Anthony Bosch, 51, will be sentenced on Dec. 18 in Miami on a charge of conspiracy to distribute testosterone, his attorney Guy Lewis said. Authorities said professional athletes paid Bosch as much as $12,000 per month for testosterone-filled syringes and creams. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. …

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(The Sports Xchange) – Left-hander Jason Vargas will start for the Kansas City Royals in Game Four of the American League championship series on Tuesday. It could be the series clincher as the Royals lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. Game Three is Monday in Kansas City. In one American League Division Series start, Vargas held the Los Angeles Angels to two runs over six innings in a 3-2 victory for the Royals. Baltimore has not named a starter for Game Four. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Game Three for the Orioles against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie. …

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Those hungry for an appetizer ahead of Saturday’s LCS doubleheader should look no further. From Whistle Sports comes this video focusing on all 37 home runs hit by Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton during the 2014 season, and as a cool aside it keeps a running count of his total home run distance. Stanton’s total home run distance is 15,366 feet, which equals 2.91 miles. Chances are the distance would have gone well beyond three miles had he not missed Miami’s final 17 games after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers’ fastball. In fact, had he connected for a 474-footer on his 38th homer, it would have put him right at three miles.  As we saw in the video, he’s quite capable of doing just that.  Here’s a rundown of his longest homers by distance.  1. 484 feet — April 5, in Miami, against San Diego Padres left-hander Eric Stults  2. 470 feet — Aug. 11, in Miami, against St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller  3. 469 feet —April 12, in Philadelphia, against Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone  4. 466 feet — July 18, in Miami, against San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner  5. 463 feet — May 23, in Miami, against Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada  So Stanton got the best of a couple pitchers who will have a big say in how the NLCS plays out.  Stanton added two more home runs that  traveled over 450 feet. His average distance was 415 feet.  Perhaps the most interesting thing about going back and looking at Stanton’s home runs is remembering how impressive his second shortest homer was. On June 16, he hit a 366-foot opposite field clothesline off then Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel that never got above 48-feet off the ground .   That one defied the laws of physics, while reminding us that Stanton is simply a rare breed of power hitter.  BLS H/N: Eye on Baseball More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — It wasn’t the change of scenery that turned around Jake Peavy’s season. It was a jolt of confidence shown by his new team and old manager, along with a little tweak to his mechanics.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fans will be able to watch an alternate telecast of Game 1 of the NL Championship Series focused on sabermetrics.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandon Barnes timed his jump perfectly, leaped and caught Rene Rivera’s fly ball that was on a home-run trajectory.

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You’ve run out of time to save your fantasy season. You either have the pieces to win your saves and steals, or you don’t.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Wieland earned his first big league win, and Tommy Medica hit a three-run home run and a replay-aided double to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory against Colorado in their home finale Wednesday night.

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