Baseball

August 07, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Martin Perez reaches for the ball after giving up a bases-loaded walk to Atlanta Braves' Johan Camargo in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 07, 2019 - 2:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have turned their second triple play with Martín Pérez on the mound — in a span of less than three weeks. With three runs already in for Atlanta in the third inning and the bases loaded on Wednesday afternoon, Tyler Flowers hit a sharp grounder straight to...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso rounds the bases with a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 07, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto homered twice, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil hit two-run shots and the surging New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep. The Mets took another early lead and posted their sixth straight victory, winning for the 13th time in 14...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) and Mickey Callaway (36) celebrate the team's 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 07, 2019 - 2:53 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are 58-56, a sharp turnaround since losing their...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 07, 2019 - 1:42 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The San Diego Padres fell short of history and their first no-hitter — again. What they learned about starter Dinelson Lamet might just make up for it. Just a month after coming off the injury list from Tommy John surgery, Lamet took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and matched...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 06, 2019 - 11:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke's debut with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night was made easier by the warm welcome he received from his new teammates in the days since his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks. It didn't hurt that the Astros also provided him a ton of offense on a night where he didn't...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face after a mound visit by pitching coach Tommy Hottovy during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 06, 2019 - 11:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A night after their late rally fell just short, the Oakland Athletics started quickly and took their frustration out on Jon Lester. Lester was tagged for a career high-tying 11 runs in only four innings, with Dustin Garneau and Stephen Piscotty hitting three-run homers that led the A...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler expected to be pitching in a playoff chase this month. As of two weeks ago, that meant his bags were packed — a recommendation from Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as the trade deadline neared, rumors swirled and New York trailed 12 teams in the NL standings...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke stands after a news conference before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Houston. Greinke was acquired via a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 06, 2019 - 1:31 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ZEROED IN Zack Greinke makes his Houston debut, joining an Astros rotation that is on quite a roll. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, newcomer Aaron Sanchez and the starters for the AL West leaders are 14-1 in their last 17 games — the Astros held...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman follows through on a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 10:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Sometimes, baseball isn't all that mystifying. Match a hard-hitting lineup against an inexperienced pitching staff, put them both in a small ballpark, and the result is quite predictable. Such is the case when the New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The...
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