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Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado celebrates with Francisco Lindor after the Indians' 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. It was a diving catch in center field by Mercado of a Danny Santana line drive for the third out that preserved the win. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 07, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — For two months, they've chiseled, chipped and whittled away at Minnesota's large lead. The Indians are in position to erase it completely. José Ramírez homered in both games, Cleveland's bullpen combined on a four-hitter in the second game and the Indians swept a doubleheader...
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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies, celebrates with Freddie Freeman after Albies' home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Martin Perez in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. Freeman followed up with a solo home run. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 07, 2019 - 3:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have put on quite the power display this season at Target Field. The Atlanta Braves produced an even bigger show of strength to win this interleague series between first-place teams. Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acuña...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball...
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Houston Astros Yuli Gurriel connects for a one run RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 07, 2019 - 2:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel drove in a team record-tying eight runs, Gerrit Cole won his 10th straight decision and the Houston Astros routed the Colorado Rockies 14-3 Wednesday for their sixth victory in a row. A day after homering twice with three RBIs, Gurriel again teed off for the AL West...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso, left, is met at home plate by teammate Michael Conforto after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 07, 2019 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are convinced their earlier struggles have made them stronger for the stretch. Michael Conforto homered twice, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil hit two-run shots and surging New York beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep. The Mets took...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) and Mickey Callaway (36) celebrate the team's 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 07, 2019 - 12:53 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are 58-56, a sharp turnaround since losing their...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 06, 2019 - 11:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The San Diego Padres fell short of history and their first no-hitter — again. What they learned about starter Dinelson Lamet might just make up for it. Just a month after coming off the injury list from Tommy John surgery, Lamet took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and matched...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius flies out against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 06, 2019 - 9:48 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Over the course of two defining games, the New York Yankees showed why they are atop the AL East and the last-place Baltimore Orioles learned they're not even close to making up the difference. One night after hitting five home runs, the Yankees went one better Tuesday against the...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 06, 2019 - 9:36 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke's debut with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night was made easier by the warm welcome he received from his new teammates in the days since his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks. It didn't hurt that the Astros also provided him a ton of offense on a night where he didn't...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face after a mound visit by pitching coach Tommy Hottovy during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 06, 2019 - 9:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A night after their late rally fell just short, the Oakland Athletics started quickly and took their frustration out on Jon Lester. Lester was tagged for a career high-tying 11 runs in only four innings, with Dustin Garneau and Stephen Piscotty hitting three-run homers that led the A...
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