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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe cools off in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 21, 2019 - 2:59 am
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2006, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera throws a seventh inning pitch against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rivera will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 21, 2019 - 2:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HALL OF A DAY Will closer Mariano Rivera rattle? Will clutch hitter Edgar Martinez choke up? We'll see whether the baseball greats get overwhelmed by emotion when they're enshrined at the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies in Cooperstown...
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Fans use umbrella hats to protect themselves from the sun during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 20, 2019 - 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees'...
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Karen Frazier of Capitol Heights, Md., right, and her son Amari Rogers, 11, left, play in a fountain in Washington, Saturday, July 20, 2019. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous heat wave" was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 20, 2019 - 7:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What do these people have in common? A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A blind woman. Two Rhodes scholars. They're some of the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2019 - 1:11 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-0 win Friday night. The Angels hadn't come close to a hit and Leake hadn't gone to a three-ball...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 11:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a perfect game through seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Leake has thrown 67 pitches and struck out five Friday night in Seattle. Brian Goodwin led off the Angels seventh with a routine flyball that right fielder Domingo...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez follows through on a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 19, 2019 - 11:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing. "You just had that feeling," he said. "Every one of those guys said, 'We've got you.' Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and...
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