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The New Jersey Devils took Nico Hischier with the first pick No. 1 overall pick in team history, opting for the so-called "Swiss McDavid" over Nolan Patrick, the big Brandon Wheat Kings centre. It wasn't clear which way the Devils would go in a draft that lacked the slam-dunk stars of recent years. more »
Whit Merrifield hit a two-run, two-out double that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night to reach .500 for the first time since April. more »