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MLB roundup: Isaac Paredes’ 3 HRs power Rays over Yankees
Isaac Paredes hit three home runs to power up a slumping offense and help the Tampa Bay Rays break a four-game losing streak against the New York Yankees, beating the top team in the majors 5-4 Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Paredes, who broke up Gerrit Cole’s no-hit bid Monday with an eighth-inning leadoff single, took starter Nestor Cortes (6-3) deep in the first and third. He added a third shot against Clarke Schmidt in the fifth. It was the seventh time in Rays history that a player had slugged three long balls and the first since Brandon Lowe ripped three on Oct. 2 against the Yankees.
Tennis-Serena ‘absolutely’ had doubts about competing again
Serena Williams returned to tennis after a year away with a doubles win at the Eastbourne International on Tuesday…