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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez hits a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 01, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth inning, Aroldis Chapman escaped trouble in the ninth and the New York Yankees bullpen held tight again to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Saturday night. After starter Domingo Germán was chased early, six Yankee relievers...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis watches his two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. The Athletics are hoping to get injured slugger Davis back in the lineup for the middle game of a series against the first-place Houston Astros. Davis took batting practice before the series opener and could be activated from the injured list as early as Saturday, June 1. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
June 01, 2019 - 4:03 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics slugger Khris Davis is back from a stint on the injured list because of a bruised left hip and oblique muscle. The designated hitter, who led the majors with 48 home runs in 2018, was set to start batting cleanup Saturday night for Oakland in the middle game of a...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. heads up the first base line after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 01, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters set a record in May for most home runs in any month. Batters hit 1,135 home runs in May, topping the previous mark of 1,119 in August 2017, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Toronto rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit No. 1,120 for the month on Friday night...
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Florida State's Tim Becker (37) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run to score two runs during an NCAA college baseball Regional Championship game against Florida Atlantic University in Athens, Ga., Friday, May 31, 2019. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 11:01 pm
A Cincinnati team that entered the NCAA Tournament with barely a winning record pulled the biggest upset Friday, knocking off defending national champion Oregon State 7-6 on the Beavers' home field. The Bearcats, who made the tourney by winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament and were...
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Oklahoma's Caleigh Clifton (20) celebrates a run in the first inning against Oklahoma State in an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 31, 2019. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
May 31, 2019 - 10:01 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle "G'' Juarez struck out 11 and gave up one run in six innings to help Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 6-1 in the Women's College World Series on Friday. It was the first time the in-state rivals played in the World Series, and the matchup helped draw a single-session record...
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New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu hits an RBI double off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 31, 2019 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't let DJ LeMahieu's professional demeanor fool you. "He's out there to rip your heart out," New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, "and he plays with an edge." A pumped-up LeMahieu homered and hit an RBI double off the wall against Chris Sale, sending the surging Yankees to...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Kevin Newman celebrates as he stands on first base after driving in two runs with a single off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Freddy Peralta during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 31, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell finished off his historic May with two more hits, Starling Marte added three hits and scored three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounced on struggling Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin in a 9-4 victory Friday night. Bell went 2 for 5 and drove in a run in front of a...
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Fans watch a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Miami. Major League Baseball's average attendance of 26,854 is 1.4% below the 27,242 through the similar point last season, which wound below 30,000 for the first time since 2003. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its smallest home crowd since 2011, and Toronto and San Francisco since 2010. Miami and the Rays drew 12,653 Wednesday night _ combined. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins drew 12,653 Wednesday night — combined. Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Tampa Bay set stadium lows this year. Kansas City had its smallest home crowd since 2011 and Toronto and San Francisco since 2010. The Marlins' average attendance is...
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A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 30, 2019 - 12:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized. The girl was hit during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday, May 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:01 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports the raisin company Sun-Maid terminated...
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