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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, right, who has been out the much of the season with various injuries, takes a break as he works with a trainer and a resistance band in the outfield before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the Yankees lineup with New York on the cusp of clinching a division title. Stanton will bat fifth and play left field on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. He has been out since June 25 after straining the posterior cruciate ligament...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 photo, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez takes a break during a spring baseball workout at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 on multiple felony charges, including soliciting a child, statutory sexual assault and pornography and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in 2017. Vázquez is charged with statutory...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio is greeted by Bo Bichette after he scored both of them with a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chandler Shepherd during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 17, 2019 - 11:15 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. The rookie drove in four runs and scored three...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances throws against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in Boston. Betances’ season appears over after just eight pitches. The Yankees say the reliever partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the mound after striking out Brandon Drury, the second and final batter he faced in his season debut at Toronto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 17, 2019 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances' season appears to be over after just eight pitches. The New York Yankees reliever partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the mound after striking out Brandon Drury, the second and final batter he faced in his season debut Sunday at...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 17, 2019 - 10:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander picked up his major league-leading 19th win and Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez all homered to help the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The Astros are a win away from their third straight 100-win season and have...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer walks in the dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta scored a run against Scherzer in the fifth; he did not return for the sixth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 17, 2019 - 8:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: TWO GOOD ONES Max Scherzer faces Adam Wainwright as the Nationals and Cardinals finish their pivotal series in St. Louis. Washington is fighting for position in the wild-card race while St. Louis is looking to hold off Chicago and Milwaukee...
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San Francisco outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, right, walks with his Hall of Fame grandfather Carl Yastrzemski before the San Francisco Giants play the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston. (Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 6:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in more than three decades, there was a "Yaz" patrolling left field in a big-league game at Fenway Park. San Francisco's Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, trotted out there when the Giants faced the Boston Red Sox on...
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Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis celebrates in the dugout after a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 17, 2019 - 5:04 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' postseason chances have been dealt another blow — second baseman Jason Kipnis has a broken right hand. Kipnis will need surgery on the fractured hamate bone, the same injury that has kept third baseman José Ramírez out of Cleveland's lineup for weeks. The team said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez works against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. Vazquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2019, by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 17, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of pornography and soliciting a child and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 16, 2019 - 10:38 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: LATE DEBUT Luis Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. Severino was scratched from what was to be his first spring training start on March 5...
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