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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, right, celebrates with Justin Turner, second from left, and A.J. Pollock, left, after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Johnny Cueto in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 25, 2020 - 11:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The typically reliable Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen didn't have its shut-down stuff this time. Donovan Solano hit a walkoff two-run homer with two outs in the 11th after Evan Longoria’s tying single, and the San Francisco Giants held off the first-place Dodgers 10-8 on Tuesday...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 25, 2020 - 7:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox is pitching a no-hitter through eight innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Giolito has struck out 12, walked one and thrown 89 pitches Tuesday night. An All-Star last year, the right-hander retired the first nine Pittsburgh hitters before...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor reacts as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 25, 2020 - 7:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber corrected some unusual early control issues to strike out 10 and Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, evening the three-game series between the AL Central rivals. Bieber (6-0) allowed...
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In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks from Washington, during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off his reelection campaign with a swaggering World Series ad that declared he’s “No Mr. Nice Guy,” but his campaign has taken pains to highlight a softer side of the famously brusque and bombastic chief executive during this week's Republican...
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The Washington Nationals play the New York Mets during the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 24, 2020 - 11:48 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: SCHEDULE SHIFTS Pete Alonso and the Mets will be back in action for the first time since two members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19. The infections caused postponements of a game Thursday in Miami and the entire three-game...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols follows through on a swing for a two-run double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
August 24, 2020 - 10:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols continued his climb up the career charts Monday night, passing Alex Rodriguez with his 2,087th RBI. Hank Aaron is the record holder at 2,297. Babe Ruth is next on some lists with 2,214, even though 224 occurred before the RBI became an official...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Framber Valdez (59) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 24, 2020 - 10:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Before Dusty Baker became manager of the Houston Astros. he heard that left-hander Framber Valdez had all the weapons, but just needed to get it all together and find the strike zone. In the last month, the 26-year-old has been able to do just that and it's helped steady a rotation...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, front left, after hitting a three-run home run as Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz, back left, looks away during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
August 23, 2020 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernández hit a three-run drive, crossed the plate and motioned taking a 3-point jumper in a tribute to Kobe Bryant on what would have been the late NBA superstar's 42nd birthday. “It's probably one of those that I'll always remember,” Hernández said. “We lost Kobe a little...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 23, 2020 - 4:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Yu Darvish is rolling. Not even the slugging White Sox could take him down. Darvish struck out 10 in his career-high fifth consecutive victory, and the Cubs beat the White Sox 2-1 on Sunday to stop the South Siders’ seven-game win streak. “Seeing what he did out...
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San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, left, congratulates Fernando Tatis Jr. for scoring a run off a double by Eric Hosmer during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in San Diego, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
August 23, 2020 - 4:29 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop, Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres got a lockdown performance from their bullpen to beat the Houston Astros 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. The Padres, who got to nemesis...
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