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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Top contenders for the NL Cy Young Award square off when Nola and the Phillies face Max Scherzer and the Nationals in their series finale Thursday, Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:54 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PRIZE FIGHT Top contenders for the NL Cy Young Award square off when Aaron Nola (14-3, 2.24 ERA) and the Phillies face Max Scherzer (16-5, 2.11) and the Nationals in their series finale. Nola is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in two starts this season...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., right, rounds the bases near Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 22, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonny Venters thought he had given up a tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. "It sounded loud," the Atlanta Braves' reliever said. "I thought it was gone." Gregory Polanco's drive to right field hit off the top of the 21-foot wall, however, and he was...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, right, leaves the game with an injury during the twelfth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Miami. The Yankees won 2-1 in twelve innings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 22, 2018 - 2:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Yankees' injury wave has reached the ninth inning. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his left knee. He joined right fielder Aaron Judge, shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher Gary Sanchez on the DL for the...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy hits a two-run single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York. The Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, before beginning a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 21, 2018 - 9:29 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: RALLY MURPHY The Cubs have scored exactly one run in five straight games, all via solo homers, but they're hoping new addition Daniel Murphy can help string together some hits. The NL Central leaders bolstered their struggling lineup by...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy hits a two-run single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York. The Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, before beginning a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 21, 2018 - 8:37 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago Cubs know all too well what Daniel Murphy can do at the plate. So they are very much looking forward to playing alongside him for a change. The Cubs bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The 33-year-old...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton waves as fans cheer during his first at-bat in the first inning in a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Miami. Stanton says it's weird to return to Miami, where he played his first eight major league season and will now try to help the Yankees beat the Marlins. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 21, 2018 - 8:36 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton had two hits in his homecoming but closer Aroldis Chapman left the game accompanied by a trainer as the New York Yankees beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 in 12 innings Tuesday. After Yankees backup catcher Kyle Higashioka raced home on a sacrifice fly in the 12th, Chapman...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 21, 2018 - 12:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, watches along with home plate umpire Sam Holbrook during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 20, 2018 - 11:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles 5-3 on Monday night. Gyorko pinch hit and sent a 1-1 pitch into center field leading off. Carpenter...
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Houston Astros second baseman Yuli Gurriel, left, and Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano eye the ball after Cano arrived at second base on his double in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 20, 2018 - 11:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...
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Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis swings on a pitch from Texas Rangers' Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Davis' jersey is signed by Anthony Slocumb, a child from the Make A Wish Foundation, seen on Davis' left shoulder. Davis hit his 37th home run of the season wearing the signed jersey. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 20, 2018 - 9:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on Davis' white jersey, then wore the...
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