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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 12, 2020 - 7:50 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and...
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, sits with general manager Brian Cashman, center, and senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman while watching spring training baseball workouts Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 71. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 12, 2020 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. He was 71. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. The team...
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San Francisco Giants general manager Scott Harris, second from right, speaks to members of the team after their baseball game against the San Diego Padres was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego. The game was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 11, 2020 - 9:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The game between San Francisco and the San Diego Padres was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch Friday night after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. Saturday night's game at Petco Park also was called off. The teams were scheduled to...
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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
September 11, 2020 - 7:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: BIRD WORTH WATCHING Orioles right-hander Dean Kremer goes for a repeat shutdown of the Yankees after he pitched one-run ball over six innings against New York in his major league debut last Sunday. Kremer limited the Yankees to one hit,...
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The roof inside Tropicana Field is illuminated red, white, and blue during the playing of the National Anthem before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 11, 2020 - 5:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays became the first major league team since at least 1901 to start a batting order with all left-handed batters. Rays manager Kevin Cash stacked his lineup with lefties on Friday night against Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Triggs. “I hope they all get...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 11, 2020 - 4:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Undefeated Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants, delaying his next start for two days and perhaps longer. Wheeler might lose the nail on the middle finger of his right hand. “Just one of those stupid things,” he said Friday. “I...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) delivers during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
September 11, 2020 - 2:27 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NOT JUSTIN, SHANE It hasn’t taken Shane Bieber long to become Cleveland’s ace — and maybe the best pitcher in baseball this season. The right-hander looks to stay unbeaten as the Indians open a three-game series in Minnesota. Bieber, who is 7-...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer delivers in the seventh inning of the baseball team's game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 10, 2020 - 8:48 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brady Singer's bid at history turned to heartbreak in one pitch. "I had all the confidence in the world we were going to see it happen,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. Singer allowed just one hit — a two-out single to Austin Hedges through an infield shift in the eighth inning...
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RingCentral Coliseum stands under skies darkened by wildfire smoke before the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Houston Astros in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
September 10, 2020 - 2:10 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRIGHTENING SCENE Wildfires in Northern California have darkened the daytime skies over the Bay Area, leaving an orange-glowing haze above Oracle Park and the Coliseum. The smell of the fires wafted over the stadium as San Francisco hosted...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson, left, Ender Inciarte, center, and Austin Riley return to the dugout after scoring in a double by Ronald Acuna Jr. during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 10, 2020 - 12:55 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Manager Brian Snitker was just hoping to shake up the Atlanta Braves' lineup following a shutout loss. As it turned out, the new mix made National League history. Adam Duvall drove in nine runs with three homers, including a grand slam, and the Braves obliterated their franchise...
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