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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 - 10:21 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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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 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York. This one was a laugher from the get-go, but it might not...
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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 - 9:08 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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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper is doused following his grand slam ended the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 15, 2019 - 9:06 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: BRYCE BLASTS Quiet for much of the season, Bryce Harper is making a lot of noise lately for the Phillies. Harper hollered as he ran around the bases after hitting a game-ending grand slam that rallied Philadelphia over the Cubs 7-5 Thursday night...
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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 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hittin' season has arrived for the Philadelphia Phillies. J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel's first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels' return Wednesday night. Manuel was back in red...
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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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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 - 4:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta likely will have season-ending surgery soon because of a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Arrieta, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, has been pitching through pain for several starts but his inability to go more than five...
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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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