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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, center, smiles while being relieved against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 04, 2018 - 8:11 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: LET'S BE FRIENDS Still in contention for a postseason spot, the Seattle Mariners apparently have some internal issues that need sorting out. A brawl involving several Mariners players broke out in their clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a...
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, right, throws to first base after forcing out Baltimore Orioles' Joey Rickard at second base in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. Segura completed the double play at first, throwing out Orioles' Caleb Joseph. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl involving several players has broken out in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse before a game at Safeco Field. Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other players were involved in the skirmish Tuesday night. Moments after center fielder Dee Gordon politely asked...
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September 04, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard has officially retired nearly two years after he last played in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 2006 NL MVP spent 13 seasons with the Phillies and helped them win five division titles and the 2008 World Series. He hit 382 homers and had 1,194 RBIs with...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 03, 2018 - 11:56 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 03, 2018 - 5:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland's 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost three straight but still lead the AL...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge walks on the field before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 11:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took his first swings off a tee since breaking his right wrist July 26, a significant early step in what he hopes is a return to the field for New York in a couple of weeks. Judge, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, took 25 dry swings Monday in...
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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies signals safe as umpires review a play at home plate in which Freddie Freeman was ruled safe during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 03, 2018 - 12:37 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: IN THE FIRST PLACE The Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts catches Kansas City Royals' Terrance Gore trying to steal second base during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston. Gore has resurfaced with the Chicago Cubs, who purchased his contract from Triple-A Iowa when rosters expanded Sept. 1. Like the Royals previously, the Cubs will have a chance to turn Gore loose on the bases. The 27-year-old outfielder has played in 50 games in his major league career. He has 11 at-bats, zero hits, 14 runs and 21 stolen bases. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
It's September, so it's time for Terrance Gore. The 5-foot-7 speedster has resurfaced with the Chicago Cubs, who purchased his contract from Triple-A Iowa when rosters expanded Saturday. Like the Royals previously, the Cubs will have a chance to turn Gore loose on the bases. The 27-year-old...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 02, 2018 - 10:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher him in the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 and then came out throwing 88-92. When it's...
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