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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 8:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler expected to be pitching in a playoff chase this month. As of two weeks ago, that meant his bags were packed — a recommendation from Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as the trade deadline neared, rumors swirled and New York trailed 12 teams in the NL standings...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Tim Beckham runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning of a baseball game, in Houston. Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham has been suspended 80 games as part of baseball's joint drug agreement after testing positive for stanozolol, a banned performance-enhancer, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Beckham's suspension is effective immediately and ends his season. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 06, 2019 - 11:13 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham has been suspended 80 games as part of baseball's joint drug agreement after testing positive for stanozolol, a banned performance enhancer, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. Beckham's suspension is effective immediately and ends his...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke stands after a news conference before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Houston. Greinke was acquired via a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 05, 2019 - 11:31 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ZEROED IN Zack Greinke makes his Houston debut, joining an Astros rotation that is on quite a roll. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, newcomer Aaron Sanchez and the starters for the AL West leaders are 14-1 in their last 17 games — the Astros held...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman follows through on a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 8:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Sometimes, baseball isn't all that mystifying. Match a hard-hitting lineup against an inexperienced pitching staff, put them both in a small ballpark, and the result is quite predictable. Such is the case when the New York Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The...
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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi drops to a knee on his two-RBI double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. At left is Kansas City Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 05, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The music was blaring in the clubhouse and Boston utility player Brock Holt was holding a microphone, acting like a DJ. The defending World Series champion Red Sox were clearly ready to relax and have fun again. Rick Porcello pitched six innings of one-run ball, Sam Travis hit a two-...
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New York Yankees' Mike Tauchman is congratulated after scoring against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 05, 2019 - 7:26 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees have blasted their way into the major league record book with another show of power at Camden Yards. With five home runs Monday night in a 9-6 win, the Yankees now have hit 32 at the Baltimore Orioles' home ballpark this year. That's the most homers hit in a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Martinez looks at his ball after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui during the second inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series in New York. The Phillies lost to the New York Yankees in six games and Martinez went 0-2 in two starts against the Yankees with a 6.30 ERA _ but has long said he was sick in his Game 6 start at Yankee Stadium and always wished he could have that one back. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 05, 2019 - 9:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pedro Martinez had signed his autograph on the sweet spot of the baseball when he grabbed it by the seams and pointed out that his middle and pointer fingers should not have been touching on the ball. The Hall of Fame pitcher used the demonstration to show why he believes the...
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New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge watches his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 04, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of things have remained constant for the New York Yankees all season: They keep getting hurt and they keep winning games. Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela homered early as a makeshift Yankees lineup pounded David Price in a 7-4 victory Sunday night that sent the defending World...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Charlie Morton goes into his delivery to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 04, 2019 - 8:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SOUNDS FAMILIAR Charlie Morton is set to start for Tampa Bay against prized rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays. In Morton's big league debut in 2008 with Atlanta, he faced Guerrero's father — future Hall of Famer Vlad, then with the...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits an RBI single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 04, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a flexor strain in his right elbow, the latest blow to an injury-ravaged team leading the AL East nonetheless. After getting hurt on a throw Saturday night, Hicks had an MRI on Sunday and New York...
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