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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 15, 2019 - 10:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. The Yankees also got...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 15, 2019 - 10:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais was just about ready to head out to the field Saturday when he received news he had been anticipating for a while. AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación was traded to the Yankees, putting the last-place Mariners in full rebuild mode. "I knew there...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 15, 2019 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. The Cubs blew early leads and got outscored 12-6 in losing the first two games of the...
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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
June 15, 2019 - 8:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — César Hernández singled in two runs off Luke Jackson in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a two-run deficit to snap the Atlanta Braves' eight-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Saturday night. It was a big comeback for the Phillies, who looked poised...
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June 15, 2019 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The...
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Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin (18) celebrates with David Fletcher (6) after Fletcher's two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Charlie Morton during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
June 15, 2019 - 1:01 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton lost for the first time in 22 starts and Los Angeles hit three homers to lead the Angels to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. The loss was Morton's first since Aug. 11, when he was pitching for Houston against Seattle. He struck out nine in...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
June 14, 2019 - 8:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: YU AGAIN? Yu Darvish says he expects to hear some boos when he takes the mound for the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. It will be his first outing at the ballpark since he got roughed up in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, chased early as the Houston...
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Cleveland Indians' Jake Bauers, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers in the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
June 14, 2019 - 8:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Needing a home run for the cycle, Jake Bauers had a conversation with teammate Shane Bieber before heading to the plate in the eighth inning. "I told him, 'I don't know man, I think I'm just going to try and stay left-center, hit a base hit where the shortstop should be,'" Bauers...
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Atlanta Braves mob Brian McCann after he hit a two-run single in the ninth inning of a baseball game to defeat Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 Friday, June 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 14, 2019 - 8:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann capped Atlanta's three-run ninth inning with a two-run single off Héctor Neris, and the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 on Friday night for their eighth straight win. Atlanta improved to 23-9 since May 10 and opened a 2 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches his triple off Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Yarbrough during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 13, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Mike Zunino. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 13, 2019 - 8:45 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani returns to Tropicana Field a night after becoming the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in the first inning — his sixth in 11 games — and completed the feat with a single in...
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