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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg pitches during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 27, 2018 - 8:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg made all the necessary adjustments. The right-hander threw six effective innings, Matt Wieters hit a solo homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday night. Strasburg (7-7) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out five to...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales rounds the bases after hitting a team record-breaking two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Toronto. Morales broke the team record for home runs in consecutive games with his seventh straight. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 11:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHASING HISTORY Kendrys Morales has homered in seven straight games for Toronto, one short of the major league record. He can match Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. when the Blue Jays face rookie David Hess (2-8, 5.50) and the Orioles...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter gestures to the dugout after his RBI-double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right. It was the start of a double feature — a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals. Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run first...
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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 - 3:50 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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South Korea catcher Gi Jeong Kim, walks to the mound as Honolulu, Hawaii's Mana Lau Kong (19) is greeted by teammates after hitting the first pitch of the baseball game from South Korea's Yeong Hyeon Kim, lower left, for a solo home run in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar).
August 26, 2018 - 3:50 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade. Against a South Korea team that hadn't surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. As...
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August 26, 2018 - 11:48 am
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 - 12:34 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 25, 2018 - 11:51 pm
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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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 - 8:42 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 Aug. 24, 2008, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is seen on the giant replay screen during a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Florida Marlins at Chase Field in Phoenix. The sight of 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, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer and the Arizona sports community mourned him across the Valley of the Sun. He was 81. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:26 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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