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Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper walks in the dugout before the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 24, 2019 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper appeared in the visiting clubhouse just as reporters were told it was time to leave, so his thoughts on the Philadelphia Phillies officially getting eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to his former club would need to wait. Harper, the $330 million right...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt smiles in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 23, 2019 - 11:02 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks made it obvious they appreciated Paul Goldschmidt in his return to the desert, honoring him with a tribute video before the game and multiple ovations throughout the evening. Clearly, everyone thought this night was a pretty big deal. Except for the man being...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz crouches on the mound after allowing a sixth-inning grand slam to Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 23, 2019 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz allowed two homers to Jorge Alfaro, including a grand slam, and the New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 8-4 Monday night to dim their fading postseason hopes. Amed Rosario cut into Miami's big lead with his own slam, but the Mets dropped five games behind idle...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the Royals winning baseball's World Series, in Kansas City, Mo. Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next rebuilding job to someone else. Yost announced Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that he will be retiring at the end of the season, ending a nine-year tenure that included two American League pennants and that dramatic 2015 championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 23, 2019 - 6:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: FINAL DAYS The Kansas City Royals host the Atlanta Braves in their first game since manager Ned Yost announced Monday he plans to retire at the end of the season. The 65-year-old Yost, who has been on a year-to-year contract, is the only manager...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, left, appeals to umpire crew chief Bill Miller, center, after home plate umpire Mark Carlson ejected starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman (57) for hitting Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Royals manager Ned Yost will be retiring at the end of the season, a year in which his team lost 100 games. His decision was announced by the team Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 23, 2019 - 10:35 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 22, 2019 - 11:19 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WRIGHT CALL After completing its first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field since 1921, NL Central-leading St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the mound for the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. The 38-year-old Wainwright is 4-0 in September,...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, right, celebrates his two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Rodriguez with Michael Brantley during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 22, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer hit a career-high three homers, Justin Verlander posted his MLB-leading 20th win and the Houston Astros clinched their third straight AL West title in grand fashion, routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-5 on Sunday. A crowd at Minute Maid Park that was cheering from...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, right, celebrates his two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Rodriguez with Michael Brantley during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 22, 2019 - 2:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer has hit a career-high three homers for the Houston Astros, all of them in the first four innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The MLB record of four home runs in a game has been done 18 times. J.D. Martinez did it most recently for Arizona on Sept. 4,...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, front right, celebrates after defeating the San Francisco Giants n a baseball game to clinch the NL East baseball title Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2019 - 2:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves star Freddie Freeman is remaining in Atlanta for treatment on his sore right elbow instead of joining the team for its next series at Kansas City. Freeman, a MVP candidate for the NL East champions, left Sunday's game in the eighth inning against San Francisco after a...
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San Diego Padres manager Andy Green walks off the field during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Diego, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 21, 2019 - 4:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rod Barajas was at his daughter's soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out as manager of the underperforming San Diego Padres. "I jumped in the car and came over straight to the field, and he asked me if I...
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