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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 - 6:26 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 - 4:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy can't fully explain his success at Wrigley Field. He's just happy he now calls the storied old ballpark home. 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...
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Chicago Bears' Kevin White celebrates his touchdown catch during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
August 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears coach Matt Nagy decided to rest his starters for the next-to-last preseason game rather than use it as the customary regular-season tuneup. And the backups proved that they're also ready for the regular season. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel directed touchdown drives on the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia celebrates after hitting a walk off single during the 15th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 7-6. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 24, 2018 - 11:19 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Orlando Arcia's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Arcia was mobbed on the field by his teammates after he put an end to the 5-hour, 36-minute contest. Erik Kratz tied the game with...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: GROWING BOTE OF WORK Cubs rookie David Bote tries to keep his sensational rookie season rolling in a game against Cincinnati. Bote walked off Chicago with a 10th-inning homer Friday, his second game-ending shot this month. The 25-year-old didn't...
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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) celebrates with Alex Gordon after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 24, 2018 - 10:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez made a young fan's night by coming through on his promise to hit a home run. A few hours later, a couple kids on the Kansas City Royals hit their own memorable shots. Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier became the first rookies ever to hit back-to-back home runs to...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ryan Borucki throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 8:00 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jake Arrieta wasn't too happy with the effort his Philadelphia Phillies produced against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kendrys Morales homered for the fifth straight game, Billy McKinney hit a two-run shot and Toronto beat Philadelphia 4-2 on Friday night, handing the slumping Phillies...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, celebrates his two-run home run in front Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart during the fourth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
August 24, 2018 - 7:36 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Willy Adames homered, Michael Perez drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Perez had a two-run double in the second, and a two-run single in Tampa Bay's five-run third. His four RBIs matched his...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout walks out of the batting cage during practice for a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 24, 2018 - 6:12 pm
ANAHEIM (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is back in the lineup for the first time since the death of his brother-in-law. Trout was starting Friday night at home against Houston. The two-time AL MVP is hitting .309 with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs, and leads the majors with a .459 on-base...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during a joint NFL football practice with the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
After all of those years eschewing the Los Angeles area, the NFL now has two teams there. On Saturday, both will host preseason games on what many say is the only August weekend that even slightly matters. The Rams host the Texans in an afternoon game, and four hours later the Chargers entertain...
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