Baseball's Sluggers Fight Back Against the Shift

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Baseball's Sluggers Fight Back Against the Shift

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Kyle Schwarber is accustomed to the view he saw leading off the first inning of a game last month against Milwaukee: three defenders shifted to the right side of the infield, betting the burly left-handed slugger would pull any pitch he hit.

On this day, however, it seemed like a dare. The Cubs trailed by two, and if Schwarber could reach base in any way, National League MVP Kris Bryant would come to the plate as the tying run. So…

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