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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. cannot hold on to a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to...
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Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg works against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2019 - 1:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi (26) douses Michael Brosseau after Brosseau's walkoff RBI single off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Matt Hall scored Eric Sogard during the 13th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 17, 2019 - 9:29 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning drove in Eric Sogard to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Sogard doubled off Matt Hall (0-1) with two outs and Tommy Pham was intentionally walked. Brosseau, batting for...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly, top, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias reacts during the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 17, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urìas has accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. MLB gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining...
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Oakland Athletics' Robbie Grossman swings for the game-winning hit in the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 17, 2019 - 2:31 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have been pretty good this season when hitting home runs, and added to their total with a pair of solo shots off Houston ace Justin Verlander. Manager Bob Melvin's team showed it can be pretty effective playing small ball, too. Robbie Grossman singled...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) celebrates with Cody Bellinger (35) after hitting a three-run home in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2019 - 11:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting home runs at a record pace, and manager Dave Roberts loves every minute of it. "It makes me look really good, and it makes the Dodgers look really good," Roberts said. "These are guys that really understand situations, what a pitcher is trying to...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits a home run off San Diego Padres' Michel Baez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 16, 2019 - 10:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Just like their laid-back new hitting coach, Phillies batters suddenly are relaxed. But they are doing some serious damage. Bryce Harper homered for the third straight game, Roman Quinn and J.T. Realmuto also went deep and Philadelphia's resurgent offense remained red-hot in an...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper is doused following his grand slam ended the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 16, 2019 - 2:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRYCE BLASTS Quiet for much of the season, Bryce Harper is making a lot of noise lately for the Phillies. Harper hollered as he ran around the bases after hitting a game-ending grand slam that rallied Philadelphia over the Cubs 7-5 Thursday night...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 16, 2019 - 12:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2019 - 11:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York. This one was a laugher from the get-go, but it might not...
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