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Juiced or not, balls are flying out of ballparks at a record pace

Juiced or not, balls are flying out of ballparks at a record pace

The debate over whether baseballs are juiced or not has dominated All-Star week.

But Commissioner Rob Manfred dismissed the idea on Tuesday while meeting with members of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

"We've done more testing on baseballs the last couple of years than ever has been done in the sport," Manfred said. "And I do know with absolute certainty that the baseball falls within the tolerance of the specifications that have existed for many years. Absolutely certain about that."

Home runs and strikeouts both are accumulating at a record pace, continuing a recent trend. The total of 1,101 home runs in June was a major-league monthy...

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