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New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo, right, celebrates while crossing home plate after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal looks on in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. The Mets won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
September 03, 2018 - 9:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jacob deGrom turned in another stellar no-decision for the Mets. Broke a couple of records, too. Yet still not a victory that might boost his NL Cy Young Award candidacy. And don't think his teammates aren't feeling a little guilty. Pinch-hitter Brandon Nimmo slugged a go-ahead,...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, leading...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 03, 2018 - 5:03 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has been evaluated after coming out of his pitching return early, and Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hopeful the right-hander will be good to make his next scheduled start Sunday. Scioscia said Monday that Ohtani had no apprehension about his elbow...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge walks on the field before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 03, 2018 - 11:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took his first swings off a tee since breaking his right wrist July 26, a significant early step in what he hopes is a return to the field for New York in a couple of weeks. Judge, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, took 25 dry swings Monday in...
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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies signals safe as umpires review a play at home plate in which Freddie Freeman was ruled safe during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 03, 2018 - 12:37 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: IN THE FIRST PLACE The Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts catches Kansas City Royals' Terrance Gore trying to steal second base during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston. Gore has resurfaced with the Chicago Cubs, who purchased his contract from Triple-A Iowa when rosters expanded Sept. 1. Like the Royals previously, the Cubs will have a chance to turn Gore loose on the bases. The 27-year-old outfielder has played in 50 games in his major league career. He has 11 at-bats, zero hits, 14 runs and 21 stolen bases. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
It's September, so it's time for Terrance Gore. The 5-foot-7 speedster has resurfaced with the Chicago Cubs, who purchased his contract from Triple-A Iowa when rosters expanded Saturday. Like the Royals previously, the Cubs will have a chance to turn Gore loose on the bases. The 27-year-old...
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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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