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Boston Red Sox Chris Sale reacts to the umpires after being subbed out against the New York Yankees in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)
August 03, 2019 - 9:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale threw an 0-2 fastball at the letters past Gio Urshela in the fourth inning and didn't get the call. He raised both arms as if to say, "What's wrong?" and muttered at plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Sale's outing in a doubleheader opener spun out of control from there, just...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 03, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: POWER ARM Justin Verlander will try to keep up his impressive strikeout roll — and the blazing run by Houston pitching — when the Astros host Seattle. Verlander starts a day after Houston newcomer Aaron Sanchez made an impressive debut, combining...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez stretches on the mound during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
August 03, 2019 - 7:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez looked like a reinvented pitcher in his Houston debut, throwing six stellar innings to start the Astros on a combined no-hitter Saturday night in their 9-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 and led the American League in ERA, but he's...
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File-This Sept. 16, 2013. file photo shows the Phillies Phanatic dancing with a fan on the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green fuzzy fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate the Phillies' rights to the Phanatic next year and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have sued the New York company that created the Phanatic mascot to prevent the green furry fan favorite from becoming a free agent. In a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the team alleged Harrison/Erickson threatened to terminate...
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San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer, right, is congratulated by Manny Machado as he scores on a double by Josh Naylor during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 02, 2019 - 11:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer can boast about something not many major league pitchers currently can: an unbeaten record against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Diego left hander improved to 4-0 against the Dodgers as the Padres rallied for a 6-2 victory in Los Angeles on Friday night. "We've seen...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Roman Quinn follows through on a home run in the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 02, 2019 - 10:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez did everything he could playing in the field for the first time since he was a kid and it still wasn't enough. Jose Abreu hit an RBI single off outfielder Roman Quinn in the 15th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Friday night...
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Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, rear, and Danny Santana, front, jog to join the team in celebration as relief pitcher Jose Leclerc throws a ball following the team's 5-4 win against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Leclerc threw the ball after covering first for the final out of the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 02, 2019 - 9:42 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After throwing 24 pitches in a messy ninth inning, Texas Rangers reliever José Leclerc made his most notable toss. Leclerc held for a save, then fired the ball onto the right field roof at Globe Life Park as the Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday night. Leclerc...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws before the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 02, 2019 - 9:26 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: NOW PITCHING Trevor Bauer (9-8, 3.79 ERA) makes his Cincinnati debut four days after arriving in a trade with Cleveland. Bauer went 3-2 with a 4.54 ERA in six starts last month. In his last outing, he threw the ball from just past the mound...
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, consoles center fielder David Dahl, who suffered and injury to his right leg while catching a fly ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Scooter Gennett during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 02, 2019 - 9:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — Rockies center fielder David Dahl was carted off the field after spraining his ankle while making an awkward catch, and substitute Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning that sent Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Friday night. Dahl left in obvious...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrates after hitting a grand slam, next to Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 02, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, the box score for James Paxton looked ugly after three outs. The eye test told Yankees manager Aaron Boone something different. "I thought he threw the snot out of the ball in the first inning," he said. Gleyber Torres wiped up Paxton's mess with a grand slam, and the...
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