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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning (47) stands on the mound as Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor (12) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 05, 2019 - 8:06 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs' No. 45 jersey still hung prominently over his locker in the visiting clubhouse after the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up their first series since the 27-year-old pitcher's death. While the grieving Angels lost 9-3 in the finale against the Rangers in the Fourth...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner, right, comes home to score on a double by Gerardo Parra against Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (38) during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 05, 2019 - 3:04 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ROLLING The Washington Nationals go for their ninth win in 10 games when they host the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a weekend series. Washington has gone 26-10 since May 24 to move a season-high four games above .500 at 45-41. Anthony...
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, yells toward the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout as he is restrained by umpire Joe West and Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Maddon was ejected. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 04, 2019 - 8:05 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon isn't against pitching inside. It's when the ball starts buzzing batter's heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, Maddon thought Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon (6) is greeted by third base coach Bob Henley (13) as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 04, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit his 20th homer and knocked in the go-ahead run to help the Washington Nationals finish off a three-game sweep of the last-place Miami Marlins with a 5-2 victory Thursday. Washington has won eight of nine and 13 of 16 to climb to a season-best four games over ...
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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo steals second ahead of the attempted tag by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella (9) in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 04, 2019 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE REPLACEMENTS José Berríos will fill in for fellow Minnesota right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the All-Star Game. Odorizzi left Tuesday's game in Oakland with a blister on his right middle finger and was headed for the injured list. Hunter Pence...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws to the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Washington. Strasburg threw an "immaculate inning" in the fourth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 03, 2019 - 9:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, the Miami Marlins brought out the best in Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander struck out 14 in 7 1/3 shutout innings and extended his personal winning streak against Miami to 11 as the Nationals continued their midseason surge with a 3-1...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe falls to the dirt after hitting a foul tip off his right leg on a pitch from Baltimore Orioles starter Asher Wojciechowski during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 03, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella has been replaced on the American League All-Star team, a day after fouling a 97 mph fastball off his right shin and leaving a game against the Texas Rangers. A first-time All-Star named as a reserve, La Stella will be replaced by Tampa Bay's...
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Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Odubel Herrera leaves a courtroom with his girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo, after a hearing on a domestic violence case in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Domestic assault charges against Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
July 03, 2019 - 4:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days as a condition of the dismissal. Major League Baseball said afterward...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. throws down his bat after flying out against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 2:12 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SWING KINGS Major League Baseball is set to announce the participants for next week's Home Run Derby. Six of the eight players are already known — Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuña Jr., Pete Alonso, Josh Bell and Carlos Santana...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus sits on the bench in front of the jersey of Tyler Skaggs during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 03, 2019 - 12:46 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun circled the bases after a punctuating home run for the grieving Los Angeles Angels in their first game since 27-year-old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died. As the stocky outfielder approached home plate, he raised both arms above his head, pointed upward while looking...
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