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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, left, is doused by teammate Yasiel Puig after Kemp's two-run walk-off double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles won 3-2. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 02, 2018 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This was one rerun Dodgers fans were happy to watch again. Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West. A day after...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, dodges a pitch with Pittsburgh Pirates' Jacob Stallings catching during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 02, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. loves being a spark at the top of the Braves' batting order. "It's part of my personality and the kind of baseball player that I am," he said through a translator. "That's the energy I try to bring. The energy is contagious, and I just try to make sure I bring it out...
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Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Austin Davis, left, talks with umpire Marty Foster, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Philadelphia. Umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss. Davis and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was using the card merely for information on the Cubs hitters. But West said it was illegal under Rule 6.02(c)(7), which states that the pitcher shall not have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
September 02, 2018 - 1:22 pm
Major League Baseball has told teams that it's OK for pitchers to use the kind of scouting cards that umpire Joe West confiscated from Philadelphia reliever Austin Davis on the mound this weekend. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday that he'd been informed the cards were legal. They are,...
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Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Austin Davis, left, talks with umpire Marty Foster, right, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Philadelphia. Umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss. Davis and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was using the card merely for information on the Cubs hitters. But West said it was illegal under Rule 6.02(c)(7), which states that the pitcher shall not have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
September 02, 2018 - 8:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers can't have a cheat sheet — at least for now. Veteran umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Phillies reliever Austin Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Davis and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he was using...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp reacts after hitting a three-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
September 01, 2018 - 10:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has had a lot of big hits for the Dodgers in his career. Traded back to them this season, he's regaining his rhythm offensively in the heat of a pennant race. Kemp slugged a go-ahead, two-strike, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 3-2 victory...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows reporter John McNamara of the Capital Gazette, who was one of the victims when an active shooter targeted the newsroom, Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. The widow of the slain Maryland newspaper reporter, McNamara, has spread his ashes at Nationals Park. The Baltimore Sun reported that Andrea Chamblee placed the ashes of McNamara in a planter of begonias at the park Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a slain Maryland newspaper reporter has spread his ashes at Nationals Park. The Baltimore Sun reported that Andrea Chamblee placed the ashes of John McNamara in a planter of begonias at the park Saturday. The planter is located where the stands meet the left-field...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a double against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cleveland Indians have acquired former AL MVP Donaldson in a trade with the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 6:17 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn. The Indians are giving him a swing at October. The 2015 AL MVP was traded Friday night by Toronto to Cleveland, which is hoping a healthy Donaldson can bolster its lineup and help the club get back to the World Series. "This...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen, center, is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Cincinnati.The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Aug. 30, 2018, the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor leaguer to San Francisco for McCutchen. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
September 01, 2018 - 1:39 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CLEAN-CUT CUTCH Andrew McCutchen is expected to join the Yankees when they host Detroit, a day after being acquired from San Francisco. The 2013 NL MVP will take over right field duties with slugger Aaron Judge still recovering from a broken right...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a double against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The Cleveland Indians have acquired former AL MVP Donaldson in a trade with the Blue Jays. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 31, 2018 - 9:53 pm
Andrew McCutchen is shaving his beard for a possible World Series run. Ryan Madson is switching bullpens, trying to help another team win a title. And Josh Donaldson is hoping he's healthy enough to contribute. The Milwaukee Brewers? They were a busy bunch, swinging trades to get starter Gio...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone demonstrates to home plate umpire Nic Lentz before being tossed from a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 31, 2018 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone ended his argument by squatting behind home and impersonating a catcher to show plate umpire Nic Lentz what he was missing. Boone was long gone by the time umpires awarded Luke Voit first base on a borderline check swing — a decision that left Tigers...
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