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MLB bags four-pitch intentional walk to shorten games

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) is intentionally walked as the San Diego Padres face the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Major League Baseball, in its attempt to speed up play, is starting out small. In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, citing management and players union sources. A signal from the dugout will be…

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