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Fauci’s first pitch to open baseball season a little outside

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States’ top infectious disease expert, opened up the major league baseball season by throwing out the first pitch before Thursday night’s season opener between the defending champion Washington Nationals and the visiting New York Yankees.

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Giants manager Gabe Kapler, players kneel during anthem

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The American League Central is clearly a three-team race. The Twins are favored to repeat as division champions, but the Indians and White Sox are capable contenders.

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