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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, right, tosses relief pitcher Mark Melancon a baseball as they celebrate after the Braves defeated the New York Mets 2-1 in 14 innings in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2019 - 12:28 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREEZIN' Despite tying a major league record by striking out 26 times, the Braves kept their winning streak going. The NL East leaders outlasted the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta is 9-3 against the...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 23, 2019 - 10:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a solo shot to help the Yankees set a club record for homers in a month, and New York routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 Friday night in a matchup of the two teams with the best records in baseball. Aaron Judge...
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Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro, left, scores past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto on a double hit by Neil Walker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 23, 2019 - 9:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Miami Marlins spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, their highest-scoring game at Marlins Park. Isan Díaz hit a three-run homer, Harold Ramirez and Neil Walker each...
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Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton hits an RBI single during the 14th inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 23, 2019 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom. The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have lost their bid for a combined no-hitter against Arizona on a two-out single in the seventh inning. Christian Walker blooped the Diamondbacks' first hit to center field at Miller Park off reliever Devin Williams on Friday night. Milwaukee starter Jordan...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 7:33 pm
Milwaukee (AP) — Jordan Lyles has pitched six hitless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers before getting pulled to begin the seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Devin Williams took over for the Brewers in the seventh on Friday night at Miller Park. Lyles threw 99 pitches. He struck out...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibel Sanchez (19) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs the Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 23, 2019 - 4:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington Nationals...
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Japan's Yuto Misaki (18) scores on a wild throw by South Korea's Gibeom Jung (35) during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Japan won 7-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2019 - 10:47 am
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Japan is just one win away from its eighth Little League World Series championship game appearance this decade. The Chofu City Little League team is continuing what has been a dominant run in South Williamsport for a country with a population of nearly 127 million...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 23, 2019 - 12:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski tosses a ball in reaction after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 22, 2019 - 10:57 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season. It was just a matter of where and when. And that came early Thursday night when Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows sent a drive sailing over the right field...
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