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FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2004 file photo, riders wait to board an arriving train at the D.C. Metro Center, in Washington. Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for the July 17, 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Union leaders said they would wait on Monday’s expected response from Metro’s management after Sunday’s vote authorizing a strike. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:40 am
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Striking is forbidden under Metro'...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, center, talks with Michael Conforto and No. 1 draft pick Jerred Kelenic, left, before the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in New York. Wilpon won’t need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and the Wilpons are being praised for their leadership of the video game club. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 15, 2018 - 11:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets COO Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 15, 2018 - 11:27 pm
At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks. By the end of the season, of course, Sale had to settle for second place — and not a particularly close second — after Corey Kluber...
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World Team Touki Toussaint, of the Atlanta Braves works against the U.S. Team during the eighth inning All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
July 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier...
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Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado follows through on a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 15, 2018 - 3:18 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — For well over six seasons, Manny Machado's value to the Baltimore Orioles has been solely his ability to hit and play the field. All that has changed, now that the Orioles are looking to receive a huge return for their All-Star shortstop in a blockbuster trade. Machado homered...
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World Team manager David Ortiz (34) shoots a self portrait with his team before the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2018 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz drew so many pals and well-wishers, it took him nearly three minutes just to climb a few dugout steps. He then swung behind the batting cage, gave Vladimir Guerrero a playful pat, and spotted another Hall of Famer along the first base side. "What's goin' on, Papi?" a...
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St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, center, speaks about the firing of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as owner Bill DeWitt Jr., left, and interim manager Mike Shildt, right, listen before a baseball game between the Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds Sunday, July 15, 2018, in St. Louis. The Cardinals fired Matheny after an 8-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday night with the team hovering around .500. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 15, 2018 - 11:20 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the St. Louis Cardinals took stock of their situation a day after the firing of manager Mike Matheny, some players said they bear some responsibility for Matheny's sudden dismissal. Matheny was fired Saturday night after an 8-2 loss to the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 14, 2018 - 11:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez follows through on a two-run double against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 14, 2018 - 11:33 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out of superlatives for All-Star slugger Javier Baez. "Wow. That was a nice performance," Maddon said after Baez — who almost was scratched because he didn't feel well — hit a three-run home run and had five RBIs to highlight the NL...
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Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes hits an RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 14, 2018 - 8:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face...
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