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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 22, 2019 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened game for their fifth straight win. The game was called with New...
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Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 22, 2019 - 8:51 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. "I can't get hurt again," the Washington Nationals ace said. "That's just the reality of this." Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1...
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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 - 7:27 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have set a major league record by allowing their 259th home run this season, breaking a tie with the 2016 Cincinnati Reds with 34 games remaining. Baltimore right-hander Asher Wojciechowski surrendered a solo shot to Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows in the third inning...
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August 22, 2019 - 5:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says its players will be banned from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League because of recent U.S. economic sanctions against Venezuela. MLB said Thursday in a statement that it has been "in contact with the relevant government agencies" about how to...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 22, 2019 - 2:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for their fifth straight victory. Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI single to help the NL Central leaders complete a three-game sweep. The Giants...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt celebrates his game-winning RBI single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals that was suspended by rain with the scored tied on Aug. 8, and continued at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 22, 2019 - 11:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with the score...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to the Colorado Rockies during a baseball game in Washington. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is “ready to get in a game” for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, Aug. 14. a day after throwing the equivalent of about two innings in a simulated game, and said he felt able to return to action from a back muscle problem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: WELCOME BACK, MAD MAX Nationals ace Max Scherzer comes off the injured list to start at last-place Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts but has pitched only once over the past six weeks because of...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber right, is tagged out at home plate by San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019, in Chicago. Chicago won 12-11. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
August 21, 2019 - 9:03 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a wild, back-and-forth game Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. Nicholas Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber also connected for Chicago, which...
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New York Mets' Juan Lagares hits a single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 21, 2019 - 8:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night. All-Star reliever Brad Hand's failure to cover first base on a potential...
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Detroit Tigers' Ronny Rodriguez (60) runs the bases after hitting a home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 21, 2019 - 8:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night. Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in...
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