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Trent Grisham fans the flames of Dodgers-Padres rivalry after home run

Padres outfielder Trent Grisham looks to the Dodgers dugout while rounding third base after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning Monday at Petco Park. <span class="copyright">(Denis Poroy / Getty Images)</span>
Padres outfielder Trent Grisham looks to the Dodgers dugout while rounding third base after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning Monday at Petco Park. (Denis Poroy / Getty Images)

Trent Grisham turned up a simmering Dodgers-Padres rivalry to a boil on Monday night.

While his sixth-inning home run changed the momentum in an eventual 7-2 San Diego win that trimmed the Dodgers’ NL West lead to 1½ games, it was the Padres outfielder’s exaggerated bat flip that cemented the brewing animosity between Southern California’s two scorching hot baseball clubs.

Whether Grishman’s celebration crossed the line is up for debate. As his solo home run against Clayton Kershaw sailed through the sky, clearing the right-field wall to erase a one-run Dodgers lead, the 23-year-old launched his bat and stood for several seconds near home plate, staring into his team’s first base dugout before finally beginning his jaunt around

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Albert Pujols slugs No. 660 to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on all-time home run list

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has slugged his way into elite company.



a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Albert Pujols slugs his way into elite company. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)


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Albert Pujols slugs his way into elite company. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

With his 2-run, go-ahead homer during Sunday’s game against the Rockies, Pujols tied Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place on the all-time home run list.

Mays hit 660 career home runs over 22 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. Pujols reached 660 in his 20th MLB season. Pujols hit the first 445 home runs of his career during his 11 seasons in St. Louis. In nine seasons with the Angels, Pujols has now hit 215 home runs.

Pujols, 40, trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the all-time home run list. He’s also

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Angels’ Albert Pujols hits 660th career home run, ties Willie Mays for 5th on all-time list

DENVER — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.

Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the eighth inning.

Pujols’ teammates congratulated him in the dugout after he gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.

It was his first homer since Aug. 4.

The 40-year-old Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list.

Estevez became the 426th different pitcher whom Pujols has taken deep. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).

It’s the latest milestone for Pujols, who hit his 669th carer double in the sixth inning Saturday to pass Craig Biggio for fifth on that list.

The three-time MVP and

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ASFL Home Run Derby features region’s best baseball and softball sluggers

A number of the top high school hitters from Eastern and Central Massachusetts will compete Saturday and Sunday in the inaugural A Shot For Life Home Run Derby at Austin Prep in Reading.



a close up of a person holding a baseball bat: Josh Baez, the state's 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year from Dexter Southfield, will compete in Saturday's Home Run Derby at Austin Prep.sports)


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Josh Baez, the state’s 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year from Dexter Southfield, will compete in Saturday’s Home Run Derby at Austin Prep.sports)

All the proceeds from the event will benefit cancer research; The baseball derby is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30, and the softball derby will follow Sunday at 2. The public is not allowed to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For the last eight years, ASFL has hosted the A Shot For Life Challenge to identify the best shooter in boys’ and girls’ basketball from EMass. CEO Mike Slonina said an expansion to other sports has been in the works for years.

“We are excited to implement a new wing of

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Why the Xbox Series S will run games designed for Xbox One in their ‘Xbox One S mode,’ rather than ‘One X mode’

The Xbox Series S is the affordable alternative to the next-gen Xbox Series X, designed to replace the current Xbox One consoles. The Xbox Series S is, over all, a superior system to that of the Xbox One X, but with some drawbacks in terms of RAM and raw GPU power. While games running on the next-gen GameCore OS environment should perform better than they would’ve done on the Xbox One X, games being built first for Xbox One will remain in their “Xbox One S” version on the Xbox Series X, and not take advantage of the 4K resolutions offered by Xbox One X titles.

Gamespew obtained the following statement from Microsoft, clarifying the matter.

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next generation console and play next generation games at 1440P at 60fps. To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s

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