MLB baseball

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Jason Heyward celebrates the team's 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks after a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 26, 2018 - 3:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER PREVIEW Several top teams in the National League are matched up against fellow playoff contenders. Arizona wraps up a four-game series at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs. Max Muncy and the Dodgers host Atlanta. And it's Milwaukee in San...
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Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis crosses the plate on a go-ahead two-run home run off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jose Leclerc, as Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos stands nearby during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Oakland won 6-5. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
July 26, 2018 - 12:23 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oakland slugger Khris Davis has more homers than anyone in the majors since the start of the 2016 season. The Texas Rangers have seen way too many of them. Davis homered two more times in Texas, including a towering two-run homer with two strikes and two outs in the ninth...
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Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis ends up over the dugout railing after catching a pop foul off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Denver. With the bases loaded, Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia scored the tying run. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 25, 2018 - 11:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies held the World Series champion Houston Astros to one hit at Coors Field in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Jon Gray pitched seven sharp innings and Carlos Gonzalez also homered...
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A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain following a long delay that began immediately after Boston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning Wednesday night. All statistics will be wiped out, including three home runs the Red Sox hit off Dylan Bundy...
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Nathan Eovaldi emerges from the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse for a press interview after being traded to the Boston Red Sox prior a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 25, 2018 - 5:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox enhanced their thin starting rotation for a playoff run, obtaining right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays' game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday but...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes stretches before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the Mets are still deciding whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally have some clarity about Yoenis Cespedes' health. But now they may be without their oft-injured slugger well into the 2019 season. The Mets announced Wednesday that Cespedes would undergo a pair of surgeries to remove calcifications in both of his heels, an...
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July 25, 2018 - 11:11 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they have "made amends" with former female employees who made allegations of harassment against current team president and CEO Kevin Mather. The club issued statements from majority owner John Stanton and Mather on Wednesday. Stanton says more than 10 years...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Trevor Plouffe, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off relief pitcher Kike Hernandez during the 16th inning of a baseball game, early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 25, 2018 - 1:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off infielder Kike Hernandez with one out in the 16th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a game that lasted nearly six hours. After using eight pitchers, the Dodgers turned to Hernandez...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are close to agreement on a trade to acquire Britton from the rebuilding Orioles for three prospects, a deal that would bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 24, 2018 - 11:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects, a trade that will bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Gregory Polanco after Bell hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 11:00 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has a simple philosophy when it comes to hot streaks. "I have a saying that I use all the time," he said. "I'm not superstitious but just in case, there's some things I'll continue to do." Whether it's superstition — or just solid baseball —...
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