Minor league baseball

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2019 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 on Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders. Carlos Santana also...
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This Sept. 18, 2015 photo shows fans arrive at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif., for a minor-league baseball game between the Fresno Grizzlies and the Round Rock Express. Fresno authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a Grizzlies game. Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, of Fresno, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 shortly after arriving at a hospital. Botti says an autopsy on Hutchings will be done Thursday to determine a cause of death. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:56 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday. Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti said. An autopsy...
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Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino celebrates after hitting a solo home run, his second home run of the game, in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
August 10, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats , keeping up his prodigious power display and leading Cincinnati over the Chicago Cubs 10-1 Saturday night. Aquino came up twice more with a chance to match the major league record for home runs in a game. He drew a...
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New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 04, 2019 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered early and a makeshift New York Yankees lineup pounded David Price in a 7-4 victory Sunday night that sent the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox to their eighth consecutive defeat. With only three projected regulars in the batting order, the banged-up...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Dyson throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Minnesota Twins fetched another veteran right-handed reliever in Sam Dyson with a deadline-beating deal Wednesday, July 31, 2019, with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
August 01, 2019 - 7:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will rely on largely the same roster for the stretch run as the one that originally propelled them into first place, with the exception of a few potentially valuable additions to the bullpen. Four days after acquiring Sergio Romo from Miami, the Twins got...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows, right, is congratulated by Willy Adames (1) after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 31, 2019 - 9:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier felt he had something to prove to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, where he played in two games while working his way back from a left thumb sprain. It took him all of one pitch. "I'm sure they're thinking, 'Man, where was this a couple days ago?'" Kiermaier said, smiling,...
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Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 31, 2019 - 7:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Roberto Pérez homered twice, Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis each hit a three-run shot and the Cleveland Indians capped a power-packed day with a 10-4 win Wednesday night over the Houston Astros, who added another ace before the trade deadline. Perez hit a three-run homer in the...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Corey Dickerson sits in the dugout during the bottom of the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Cardinals won 14-8. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 31, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The Latest on Major League Baseball's trade deadline (all times Eastern): 3:50 p.m. The Philadelphia Phillies bolstered their outfield by acquiring veteran Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash and a player to be named. Dickerson, who could become a free agent at the end of the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2019 file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' David Phelps pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 30, 2019 - 1:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs added bullpen depth by acquiring right-hander David Phelps from Toronto for minor league righty Thomas Hatch. As part of the trade announced Tuesday, the Blue Jays will send cash to Chicago to offset some of Phelps' contract, which includes a $2.5 million base salary for...
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Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle (18) sides safe past Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio (8) at second base after hitting a double during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 2:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Joey Wendle drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded groundout in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Sunday. Ji-Man Choi and Guillermo Heredia each hit two-run home runs and Willy Adames added a game-...
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