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Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle (18), Matt Duffy (5) and Kevin Kiermaier, right, celebrate a win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
August 26, 2018 - 5:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell had his best fastball and that was more than enough against baseball's best team. The All-Star lefty pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major league-leading Red...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacts after hitting a bases loaded three-run double against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
August 26, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner touched the plate, then turned to his teammates on the bench. "We did it, boys," he told them. Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington's 32-inning scoreless drought and the Nationals broke loose in a huge way, hammering the...
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August 26, 2018 - 1:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales set a team record by homering for the seventh consecutive game Sunday, becoming the seventh player in major league history with a home run streak of at least seven games. Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long, and Don Mattingly share the record with...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, center, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after his home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 26, 2018 - 2:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREAK OUT THE BROOMS The surprising Rays go for their eighth straight victory when they try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season. Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 at 69-61 and has allowed three or fewer...
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Several San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a power outage in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
August 26, 2018 - 1:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The power went out for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but not their luck. Justin Turner blooped an RBI double to drive in Matt Kemp from second base on the first pitch after a 20-minute power outage in the 12th inning, giving the Dodgers an odd 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper grounds into a double play during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 26, 2018 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals tried everything: two straight bunts to begin the game, a hit-and-run play, plus a delayed steal. Once more, it added up to zero. Bryce Harper and the Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row, something that had never happened since the team moved...
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Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
August 25, 2018 - 10:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday. The loss snapped...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 25, 2018 - 9:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi, of South Korea, runs the bases after his RBI-triple off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 25, 2018 - 8:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier tripled to key a two-run sixth inning, Tommy Pham homered and the Tampa Bay Rays won their seventh straight game by beating the major league-leading Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Saturday night. The surprising Rays will try to become the first team to sweep...
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Chicago Cubs' Daniel Murphy hits a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
August 25, 2018 - 5:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 on Saturday for their fourth straight win. Murphy homered for a second straight day and is batting .407 (48 for 118) with nine homers in 31...
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