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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 07, 2018 - 11:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Kenta Maeda felt something the veteran pitcher doesn't always experience — a touch of nerves. Stepping into the shoes of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen happens to be stressful work. Even more so in the heat of a division chase. Clayton Kershaw threw six effective innings, Maeda...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 9:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nothing seems to bother two-way star Shohei Ohtani at the plate. Not bad news. Not a hard-throwing, up-and-coming left-hander. Ohtani homered for the third straight game after learning he will probably need Tommy John surgery, launching a three-run shot to cap the Los Angeles Angels...
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Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher David Hess gestures as he wears an LSU football helmet in the dugout during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hess was hit in the eye with a football while warming up before the game. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 07, 2018 - 8:29 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Orioles pitcher David Hess might want to stick to baseball. The rookie right-hander was hit in the left eye while playing catch with a football Friday night before Baltimore's game against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. He was taken to a specialist for an examination of...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 8:01 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: THE SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani doesn't need two good elbows to help the Angels. Doctors this week recommended the two-way rookie sensation have Tommy John surgery on his right pitching elbow, but Ohtani has been crushing it at the plate, hitting...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his three-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 6:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he plans to finish this season as the team's designated hitter and hasn't decided yet if he'll have Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old rookie maintains he'll be able to return next season as a DH, even though he might not be able to...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 5:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Just as the rebuilding Chicago White Sox were starting to form their rotation for the future, a major setback: Top prospect Michael Kopech has an injured right elbow and probably will need Tommy John surgery. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made the announcement before Friday...
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September 07, 2018 - 12:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He says he'll "shed no tears" when the Chief Wahoo logo disappears from Indians uniforms. The Indians are wearing grey road uniforms without the controversial logo on the left...
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Atlanta Braves' Kurt Suzuki, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Johan Camargo (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 06, 2018 - 11:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Ahead all night, the Atlanta Braves watched a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning. A day after losing to Boston on a two-run homer in the ninth, they could have folded. Instead, the Braves found a way to scratch out a victory and increase their NL East lead. Dansby Swanson...
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Houston Astros' George Springer (4) and Alex Bregman (4) celebrate at the plate after they both scored on a two-run home run by Bregman against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 06, 2018 - 10:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER IN THE AIR Two of the top teams in the majors meet at Fenway Park when Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86 ERA) and the Astros take on David Price (14-6, 3.60) and the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game set between AL division leaders. Houston beat...
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Chicago Cubs' Daniel Murphy waves his batting helmet to the crowd before his at-bat to start a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington. Murphy was traded to the Cubs from the Nationals last month. At left is Nationals catcher Spencer Kieboom at lower left. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 06, 2018 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With so much attention focused on Daniel Murphy's return to Washington for the first time since he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, it was his in-game replacement — David Bote — who once again tormented the Nationals. Bote had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored in the 10th inning as...
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