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Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
June 14, 2019 - 8:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Needing a home run for the cycle, Jake Bauers had a conversation with teammate Shane Bieber before heading to the plate in the eighth inning. "I told him, 'I don't know man, I think I'm just going to try and stay left-center, hit a base hit where the shortstop should be,'" Bauers...
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Atlanta Braves mob Brian McCann after he hit a two-run single in the ninth inning of a baseball game to defeat Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 Friday, June 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 14, 2019 - 8:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann capped Atlanta's three-run ninth inning with a two-run single off Héctor Neris, and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 on Friday night for their eighth straight win. Atlanta improved to 23-9 since May 10 and opened a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL...
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Arkansas' Curtis Washington, Jr., right, and Casey Martin head to the dugout during practice for baseball's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:45 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 13, 2019 - 8:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) bows as he shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, after Pujols hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning and completed the feat with a...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) bows as he shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, after Pujols hit a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 13, 2019 - 7:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Thursday night after a delay caused by a power outage. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning and completed the feat with a...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson reacts to getting hit by a pitch as Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell looks on at first base during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 1:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's five-run fifth inning to win his rematch with Joe Musgrove, and the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. The Braves have won seven straight to pass Philadelphia for the NL East lead...
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This combination of photos provided by the Dominican Republic National Police on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 show suspects in connection with the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Police identify the men as, top row from left, Rolfy Ferreyra, who has been identified as the shooter, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia. Bottom row from left, Polfirio Allende Dechamps Vazquez, Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase and Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela. All the men with the exception of Rivas Clase have been detained. (Dominican Republic National Police via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 9:50 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Latest on the shooting for former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The wife of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz says he remains in guarded condition at a Boston hospital and "continues to heal and make progress."...
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This combination of photos provided by the Dominican Republic National Police on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 show suspects in connection with the shooting of former Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Police identify the men as, top row from left, Rolfy Ferreyra, who has been identified as the shooter, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta, and Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia. Bottom row from left, Polfirio Allende Dechamps Vazquez, Luis Alfredo Rivas Clase and Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela. All the men with the exception of Rivas Clase have been detained. (Dominican Republic National Police via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 8:35 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the suspects being sought in the shooting of former Red Sox superstar David Ortiz is believed to be the same man who's wanted by Pennsylvania authorities on a charge of attempted homicide. Thirty-one-year-old Luis Rivas-Clase is charged in an April...
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June 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free July 27 event in Orlando at Wall Street Plaza...
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