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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 29, 2019 - 8:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: INJURED FAN Protective netting at ballparks is again under scrutiny after a young girl was struck in Houston by a foul ball. Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a line drive into the stands down the third base line and almost immediately...
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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 29, 2019 - 7:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A young fan at Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder. Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line, where it hit a young girl. He immediately put...
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May 29, 2019 - 3:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday...
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May 29, 2019 - 12:09 pm
The Texas Rangers are set to play their first regular-season game at new Globe Life Field on Tuesday, March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. Texas starts the season at Seattle with a weekend series before...
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Houston Astros' Carlos Correa watches his RBI double against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 29, 2019 - 11:02 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a fractured rib that will keep him out 4-6 weeks. It is unclear when or how Correa was injured. He played on Sunday that was followed by what manager AJ Hinch called a scheduled day. Hinch said Correa reported soreness around his ribs on Tuesday...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels' Nick Tropeano in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 28, 2019 - 11:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Joakim Soria took issue with a 1-2 curveball he believed should have been strike three to Shohei Ohtani, who two pitches later lined a go-ahead single and Oakland's best winning streak in 13 years had all but ended. Ohtani hit the tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his Major League debut, throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 28, 2019 - 9:19 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: CONGRATS The inspiring story of Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer is sure to spread following his dazzling debut in the big leagues. Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he was just 9 years old, Smeltzer wasn't...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer, making his Major League debut, throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 28, 2019 - 8:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer added another chapter to his inspiring comeback story, pitching six shutout innings in his big league debut and helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Tuesday night. Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Avisail Garcia celebrates after scoring on an inside-the-park home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 28, 2019 - 8:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays keep winning — and drawing sparse crowds at home. Austin Meadows homered for the third straight game and five Tampa Bay relievers combined to throw a six-hitter and beat struggling AL East rival Toronto 3-1 on Tuesday night. The second-place Rays have...
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May 28, 2019 - 7:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago White Sox employee of the month got to throw out a first pitch. And, to put it mildly, she was just a little bit off target. The rookie right-hander uncorked one of the most wayward first pitches ever when she plunked a team photographer standing close by, between the mound...
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