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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 15, 2019 - 9:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-6 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. The teams combined for a Coliseum record 10 home runs, five by each team...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 15, 2019 - 8:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper knows everyone in the dugout and ballpark expects him to get clutch hits in moments just like this. Boy, he crushed it. Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2019 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 on Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders. Carlos Santana also...
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From left to right, Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig, Oscar Mercado and Francisco Lindor watch the ninth inning in a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 14, 2019 - 11:52 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG APPLE TEST José Ramírez, Francisco Lindor and the Indians own the majors' best record since early June, going 43-19 while whittling away an 11 1/2-game deficit in the AL Central. Now, Yasiel Puig and his new teammates are set to spend more...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, center, is greeted in the dugout after scoring on a double by David Fletcher during the fourth inning of the tema's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 14, 2019 - 8:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols had two hits and three RBIs Wednesday and set the major league record for career hits by a foreign-born player, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pujols had an RBI single in the 4th inning. His 3,167th hit moved him...
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Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, left, celebrates his grand slam with Rhys Hoskins, center, as Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini, right, looks down during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 14, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel's first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels' return home Wednesday night. Manuel was back in red pinstripes in his old dugout exactly...
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Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton celebrates his three-run homer with Trea Turner (7) and Stephen Strasburg during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 14, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon, Kurt Suzuki and Adam Eaton hit homers in a 10-run fifth that included an RBI single from Stephen Strasburg, and the Washington Nationals tacked on another six runs in the next inning of what became a 17-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, completing a...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly yells towards umpire John Tumpane after a balk call was made on Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Miami. Mattingly was thrown out of the game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. "There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 14, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta says he's likely going to have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five innings led him to shut it down. He's...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 Wednesday in their final meeting this year. The Yankees went 17-2 against the O's, their most wins versus any opponent in a season since going...
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