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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, gets congratulations from Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run, as Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado, center, looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 18, 2019 - 11:07 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) walks off the mound as Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 18, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery. After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami starter Pablo Lopez gave up a double on his first pitch, then combined with the Marlins' bullpen to hold the New York Mets hitless the rest of the way in a 2-0 win Saturday. The Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, beat the Mets for the second straight day after entering...
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New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)
May 18, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Meadows homered off Luis Cessa in the 11th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 Saturday and regain the AL East lead after dropping behind New York for a day. New York's bullpen retired 13 in a row before Meadows lined a slider from Cessa (0-1) into...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) is greeted by third base coach Will Venable (25) after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 17, 2019 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Chicago Cubs piled on against the Washington Nationals bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday night. Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras also homered to help the NL Central-leading Cubs (...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela follows through on a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 17, 2019 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters, but both sides otherwise kept cool as the New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the ninth inning and a 4-3 victory Friday night that moved them into first place in the AL East...
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his son, Jack, stand on the field at Yankee Stadium before the New York Yankees' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. Shaking hands and posing for photos on the field during batting practice, Harbaugh wore a Yankees cap, a Michigan sweater vest and — of course — a crisp pair of khakis. He says he and his father had never been to Yankee Stadium before and it's a "bucket list" trip for them. Harbaugh, a lifelong baseball fan, grew up rooting for the Detroit Tigers while his father was an assistant coach under Bo Schembechler at Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
May 17, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend. Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place in the AL East on the line...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin, left, during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2019 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 17th and 18th homers to help Zach Davies and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 Thursday. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas also went deep as the Brewers won their third in a row after losing the series opener...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 16, 2019 - 12:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda dominated on the mound and helped himself at the plate. The right-hander struck out 12 batters and drove in both runs in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. "It's hard to imagine him being any better," Dodgers...
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