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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi drops to a knee on his two-RBI double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. At left is Kansas City Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 05, 2019 - 10:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The music was blaring in the clubhouse and Boston utility player Brock Holt was holding a microphone, acting like a DJ. The defending World Series champion Red Sox were clearly ready to relax and have fun again. Rick Porcello pitched six innings of one-run ball, Sam Travis hit a two-...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman is congratulated after scoring against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 9:26 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have blasted their way into the major league record book with another show of power at Camden Yards. With five home runs Monday night in a 9-6 win, the Yankees now have hit 32 at the Baltimore Orioles' home ballpark this year. That's the most homers hit in a...
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New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 05, 2019 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of things have remained constant for the New York Yankees all season: They keep getting hurt and they keep winning games. Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela homered early as a makeshift Yankees lineup pounded David Price in a 7-4 victory Sunday night that sent the defending World...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton goes into his delivery to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SOUNDS FAMILIAR Charlie Morton is set to start for Tampa Bay against prized rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays. In Morton's big league debut in 2008 with Atlanta, he faced Guerrero's father — future Hall of Famer Vlad, then with the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits an RBI single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 04, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a flexor strain in his right elbow, the latest blow to an injury-ravaged team leading the AL East nonetheless. After getting hurt on a throw Saturday night, Hicks had an MRI on Sunday and New York...
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Boston Red Sox Chris Sale reacts to the umpires after being subbed out against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 03, 2019 - 11:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale threw an 0-2 fastball at the letters past Gio Urshela in the fourth inning and didn't get the call. He raised both arms as if to say, "What's wrong?" and muttered at plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Sale's outing in a doubleheader opener spun out of control from there, just...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 03, 2019 - 10:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: POWER ARM Justin Verlander will try to keep up his impressive strikeout roll — and the blazing run by Houston pitching — when the Astros host Seattle. Verlander starts a day after Houston newcomer Aaron Sanchez made an impressive debut, combining...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 03, 2019 - 9:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter Saturday night in their 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 and led the American League in ERA, but he's...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer, right, is congratulated by Manny Machado as he scores on a double by Josh Naylor during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 03, 2019 - 1:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer can boast about something not many major league pitchers currently can: an unbeaten record against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego left hander improved to 4-0 against the Dodgers as the Padres rallied for a 6-2 victory in Los Angeles on Friday night. "We've seen...
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