MLB baseball

New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak, left, talks with catcher Devin Mesoraco during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 in New York.the Braves won 2-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 04, 2018 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets fans struggling with their team's lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to Flushing faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as...
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Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) celebrates after making the game winning hit against the Detroit Tigers in the 13th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 04, 2018 - 12:29 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramon Laureano reached his hands out to each side and knew he had his first major league hit at last, a big one at that to end the game. Laureano somehow forced himself to relax with the game on the line and two outs in the 13th inning, having already failed at the plate four...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 03, 2018 - 11:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a game dripping with World Series nostalgia, not everybody was willing to embrace the symbolism Friday after the Houston Astros earned a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Justin Verlander struck out 14 Dodgers and George Springer brought home two runs...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames celebrates after hitting a three-run walk off home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 5-3. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 03, 2018 - 9:10 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The first pitch Eric Thames swung at made him look foolish — a looping curveball that bounced at the plate. "I was like, 'OK, see the ball and trust whatever happens, happens,'" Thames said. Thames found what he was looking for, hitting a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani watches his two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 03, 2018 - 8:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shohei Ohtani, who sometimes wows opponents with his pitching, put on a display with his bat. Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, had a career-high four hits and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night...
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Detroit Tigers pitcher Blaine Hardy works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 03, 2018 - 8:43 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy gave up Jed Lowrie's infield single to begin the seventh inning for the Athletics' first hit, ending a no-hit bid as the clubs opened a weekend series Friday night. Hardy had issued only a pair of walks to Matt Olson — the first on a 13...
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August 03, 2018 - 4:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected one pitch into the bottom of the first inning for arguing after an inside pitch to Mookie Betts. Both benches were warned when Luis Severino threw a fastball high and inside to Betts on his first pitch. In the top of the first, New York leadoff...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger hits a grand slam during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 02, 2018 - 11:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took 56 years for Dodger Stadium to see a game like this. Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig hit two homers each, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 on Thursday night. Brian Dozier and Justin Turner also went deep as Los...
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Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce celebrates his two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When Steve Pearce's third homer of the game clanged off the light tower above the Green Monster, a few fans behind home plate tossed their caps onto the field to celebrate his first career hat trick. When he came to the plate in the eighth for his final at-bat, he received a standing...
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer, newly acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, talks with reporters at PNC Park after a long toss workout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 02, 2018 - 8:33 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MORE THAN A RENTAL Chris Archer makes his first start for the Pirates in what the team hopes could be the beginning of a long and productive stint in Pittsburgh. The Pirates acquired Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver...
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