Baseball

St. Louis Cardinals' John Gant is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cleveland Indians lost one of their best pitchers Tuesday when they placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Cleveland is in complete control in the AL Central, leading second-place Minnesota by 12 1/2 games...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 13, 2018 - 9:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and the New York Mets backed him in a big way, hitting five home runs while battering Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 8-5 Monday night. Amed Rosario led off this Subway Series matchup with a drive into the right-field seats and Jose Bautista, Todd...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) celebrates with Ozzie Albies (1) after hitting a solo-home run in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 13, 2018 - 9:36 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been playing in the minor leagues for...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he'll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they...
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 13, 2018 - 7:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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August 13, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is recovering from a bacterial infection that team president Chris Antonetti described as "life-threatening." Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic. Antonetti provided an update on Martin's status when he addressed the...
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Chicago Cubs' David Bote reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning grand slam against the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 12, 2018 - 11:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter David Bote smashed a grand slam against Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. Bote's long drive to center field came after Washington's Max Scherzer and Chicago's Cole Hamels...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. (Jim McIsaac/Newsday via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 6:55 pm
A look at what's happening around baseball Monday: LAST RIDE The Subway Series finishes with a marquee matchup at Yankee Stadium. Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA, faces Luis Severino, who tops the AL with 15 wins. The game is a makeup from a rainout last month. Yankees...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, center, jokes with teammates as they warm up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 12, 2018 - 1:13 am
A look at what's happening around baseball today: MAX MATCHUP Nationals ace Max Scherzer (15-5, 2.28 ERA) will try to become the first 16-game winner in the majors when he starts the Sunday night game at Wrigley Field. Owner of three Cy Young Awards, he also leads the majors in strikeouts this year...
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