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Members of the National Guard load water onto an SUV in the aftermath of an earthquake Sunday, July 7, 2019, outside Trona High School in Trona, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 07, 2019 - 8:52 pm
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded "Big One" strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to...
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Los Angeles Angels' Jonathan Lucroy, center, is helped by medical personnel after colliding with Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 07, 2019 - 7:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was carted off the field Sunday after a violent collision at the plate with Houston's Jake Marisnick, and manager Brad Ausmus thinks the league should consider suspending the Astros outfielder. The team said Lucroy was taken to a hospital...
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Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann pulls back from the tag as Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro, left, is out sliding home during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 07, 2019 - 5:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Culberson has only a lukewarm acceptance of his "Charlie Clutch" nickname. Culberson only made the moniker more difficult to shed with his game-saving throw to the plate in the ninth inning against Miami. Josh Donaldson capped his strong first-half finish by hitting a two-run...
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty has completed six no-hit innings against the San Francisco Giants. Flaherty has thrown 70 pitches and struck out six. The 23-year-old retired his first 12 batters before walking Alex Dickerson leading off the fifth. He struck out...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Bell is among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Thome holds the record for the longest home run in Progressive Field history, a 511-foot shot against Kansas City in 1999. Two years earlier, the Hall of Fame slugger recorded a more dubious mark during the All-Star Home Run Derby. "I didn't hit one," Thome said sheepishly. It'...
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Charlie Morton works from the mound against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday July 7, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
July 07, 2019 - 3:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays split a four-games series with the AL East-leading New Yok Yankees, 2-1 on Sunday. Morton (10-2) allowed one run, five hits and one walk in lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.32. The AL All-Star has...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Josh Bell and Yelich are among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
July 07, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Yelich would sit out the Derby. Yelich leads...
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El abridor Max Scherzer, de los Nacionales de Washington, lanza en el tercer episodio del encuentro con los Reales de Kansas City, el sábado 6 de julio de 2019, en Washington. (AP Foto/Nick Wass)
July 07, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer has determined that resting his ailing back is more important than pitching in the All-Star Game. A three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star, Scherzer struck out 11 over seven shutout innings on Saturday against Kansas City. Hours later,...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco looks to the field from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Carrasco is being treated for leukemia. He made the revelation to a TV station in the Dominican Republic, where he was visiting a hospital. Carrasco, who was diagnosed in June, 2019 remains positive about his prognosis and believes he will pitch again this season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 07, 2019 - 1:43 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: COOKIE HEALING Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 07, 2019 - 1:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier got hit near the left elbow by an 85 mph changeup and was clearly annoyed. After the game, Jake Arrieta went straight to his hard stuff. "If Frazier's not happy about it, he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull," the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher said. In...
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