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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout looks on from the bench during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Trout has landed on the disabled list with an inflamed right wrist, something the Angels had hoped to avoid. The move announced Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, is retroactive to Monday, when Trout received a cortisone injection in his wrist. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Star outfielder Mike Trout was put on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of an inflamed right wrist, a move that Los Angeles Angels had hoped to avoid. Manager Mike Scioscia sounded confident that Trout's stay on the DL would not be extended beyond the minimum time. The...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the team's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 10, 2018 - 4:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — Kenley Jansen spent the day in the doctor's office getting checked out for an irregular heartbeat. The conclusion: Nothing definitive yet. The Los Angeles Dodgers closer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday and manager Dave Roberts wasn't sure if his absence would be 10 days...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash from the Miami Marlins for a minor league pitcher. Bour is batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He's expected to be a pinch-hitter in Philadelphia, where Carlos Santana is the starting...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in California. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Javier Baez, right, celebrate after scoring on single hit by Jason Heyward against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 10, 2018 - 2:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter with a tying two-run single in the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday. In the first meeting between the teams since Chicago beat Washington in the NL...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez reacts after allowing a soft bunt-single by Texas Rangers' Carlos Tocci during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 11-4. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
August 09, 2018 - 10:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Seattle's Felix Hernandez has lost his spot in the rotation in the wake of his latest terrible start in a season filled with struggles. The right-hander, who threw a perfect game in 2012, will pitch out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. He's having the worst season of...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) talks with home plate umpire Nic Lentz (59) after being called for a balk during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 09, 2018 - 10:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander got pushed around by the Seattle Mariners early Thursday night, and then umpire Nic Lentz sent him off for an early shower. Certainly not what the former Cy Young and MVP Award winner had in mind for his first shot at career win No. 200. Seattle jumped on Verlander...
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Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the team's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
August 09, 2018 - 10:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers' 8-5 win that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the day and didn't...
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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar reacts as he heads down the third base line after hitting a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 09, 2018 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's teammates jumped out of the dugout, amazed at how fast the power hitter's latest homer sped into the Yankee Stadium seats. The Yankee slugger? Well, it was just another one in his ledger. Stanton hit the hardest homer ever measured by Major League Baseball's...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 8:26 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Mookie Betts has circled a few potential cycles in his young career, not surprising considering his rare combination of power and speed. Boston's AL MVP contender finally knocked that milestone off his list with his final swing Thursday night. Betts homered in the ninth inning to...
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