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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo,Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado throws to first base to make the double play on Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2018 - 6:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to a second straight losing season, the Baltimore Orioles enter the so-called second half with this unavoidable realization: It's time to break up the band. The trade of shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 18, 2018 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday. MLB announced that the commissioner's office would require Hader...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There's some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Hamels has a career-worst 4.36 ERA and he's already allowed 21 homers but he's a proven lefty who could benefit from pitching away from a hitter-friendly ballpark. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 18, 2018 - 8:00 am
From aces to closers, pitchers will be on the move this month. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There are some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Here are 10 pitchers — five...
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Houston Astros George Springer (4) congratulates Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) on Bregman's solo home run during the tenth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 18, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday...
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Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) hits a solo home run during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The American League won 8-6. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2018 - 12:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. "It's just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston's Alex...
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American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado looks over his shoulder as he walks onto the field before the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 17, 2018 - 10:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are making preparations to welcome Manny Machado into their pennant race. Los Angeles entered the All-Star break with a narrow half-game lead over second-place Arizona in the NL West, and there's a good chance the Dodgers will begin play Friday in Milwaukee...
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Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 16, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the...
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his RBI-single off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake in the third inning of an interleague baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and there's no telling where fans...
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Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado, left, and Caleb Joseph score against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 16, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night of the All-Star Game, Manny Machado will proudly represent the Baltimore Orioles, the only team he's played for in the big leagues. It just might be his final appearance in an Orioles uniform. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, it won't be long before...
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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks during NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
July 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 schools...
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