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Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle (18), Matt Duffy (5) and Kevin Kiermaier, right, celebrate a win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
August 26, 2018 - 3:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell had his best fastball and that was more than enough against baseball's best team. The All-Star lefty pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major league-leading Red...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacts after hitting a bases loaded three-run double against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
August 26, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington's 32-inning scoreless drought and then the Nationals really went wild at the plate, hammering the New York Mets 15-0 Sunday. The Nationals had been shut out in three straight games — for the...
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August 26, 2018 - 11:48 am
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales set a team record by homering for the seventh consecutive game Sunday, becoming the seventh player in major league history with a home run streak of at least seven games. Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long, and Don Mattingly share the record with...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, center, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after his home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 26, 2018 - 12:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREAK OUT THE BROOMS The surprising Rays go for their eighth straight victory when they try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season. Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 at 69-61 and has allowed three or fewer...
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Several San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a power outage in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
August 25, 2018 - 11:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The power went out for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but not their luck. Justin Turner blooped an RBI double to drive in Matt Kemp from second base on the first pitch after a 20-minute power outage in the 12th inning, giving the Dodgers an odd 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on...
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Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
August 25, 2018 - 8:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday. The loss snapped...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2008, file photo, Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., uses a cheetah hand puppet to make her husband laugh as they ride the "Straight Talk Express" campaign bus to a polling station in Charleston, S.C., on the day of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary. Arizona Sen. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81. His office says McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He had battled brain cancer. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
August 25, 2018 - 8:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sight of John McCain sitting in the stands at Chase Field became so commonplace few people seemed to even notice. The senator from Arizona would get handshakes and take pictures with fans, but he was there just to be one of them, cheering on the home team. McCain died Saturday...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray delivers a pitch during the first inning of the second baseball game of a split doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 25, 2018 - 7:45 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — After making a guest appearance in the starting rotation, it's back to the bullpen for Sonny Gray. The New York Yankees right-hander can take consolation in knowing he's still got the talent to effectively go deep in a game. Gray took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, and New...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi, of South Korea, runs the bases after his RBI-triple off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 25, 2018 - 7:45 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a run. Kevin Kiermaier tripled to key a two-run sixth inning, Tommy Pham homered and the Rays won their seventh straight game by beating the major league-leading Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Saturday night. "We've gotten some confidence, and I...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper grounds into a double play during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 25, 2018 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals tried everything: two straight bunts to begin the game, a hit-and-run play, plus a delayed steal. Once more, it added up to zero. Bryce Harper and the Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row, something that had never happened since the team moved...
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