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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: INJURIES MOUNTING The Houston Astros are hoping for good news on All-Star outfielder George Springer, who exited Sunday's loss to the Dodgers after hurting his left thumb on a headfirst slide. It's unclear how long the 2017 World Series MVP might...
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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, scores in front of New York Yankees' Austin Romine after a throwing error by Miguel Andujar during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 05, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi's hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees. The Red Sox now find themselves in firm control of the AL East. Benintendi's RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 7:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer left Houston's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after injuring his left thumb trying to steal second base in the third inning Sunday. Springer exited with discomfort in his thumb following a headfirst dive into the bag. He was thrown out by...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits a two-run double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the best of the Houston Astros and it took a pair of players not on last year's World Series roster to do it. Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Dodgers...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Asdrubal Cabrera runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 05, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the surging Philadelphia Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Cabrera, acquired in a July 27 trade with the New York Mets, crushed a 2-0 slider from Drew...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort and activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna. Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
August 05, 2018 - 11:33 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals claimed right-hander Tyson Ross off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The 31-year-old Ross is 6-9 with a 4.45 ERA in 22 starts this season. He will join the team during its upcoming series in Miami. The last-place Padres could have pulled Ross...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia speaks during a press conference before a baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Angels, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. Scioscia has strongly dismissed a report that he’s stepping down after this season as “just chatter.” Scioscia, who has managed the Angels since 2000, said before Sunday’s series finale against the Indians that he won’t talk about his future with the club until the season ends. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 05, 2018 - 10:01 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia reached deep into his vocabulary to describe a report saying he'll step down after this season. "Poppycock," Sciocsia said Sunday, using a dated term for "nonsense." A day after The Athletic reported that Scioscia is expected to end his 19-...
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Houston Astros Yuli Gurriel pours candy near the mouth of Jake Marisnick, who had hit a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 04, 2018 - 11:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Astros are doing more than just getting by without injured Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa. Josh Reddick's three-run homer highlighted Houston's seven-run eighth, and the Astros routed the Dodgers 14-0 to hand Los Angeles its biggest shutout loss at home in 95 years Saturday...
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