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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson (7) is restrained by Jose Abreu after he was hit by a pitch from the Kansas City Royals, as benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Royals won 4-3 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 18, 2019 - 12:05 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CLOSER NEEDED The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team...
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New York Yankees Brett Gardner, left, celebrates with Yankees Aaron Judge, right rear, after hitting a seventh-inning grand slam during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 17, 2019 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as...
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Boston Red Sox Steve Pearce, left, and Red Sox starting pitcher David Price watch from the dugout during the ninth inning of the Red Sox 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 17, 2019 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one...
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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, left, talks to Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 17, 2019 - 3:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Fiercely energetic Tim Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate a home run and Kansas City's Brad Keller responded by drilling him with a fastball, setting off a benches-clearing fracas in the Royals' 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Anderson tossed his bat...
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha pitches to the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
April 17, 2019 - 3:06 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Wacha effectively cooled off NL MVP Christian Yelich, and the St. Louis Cardinals finally broke through against the reigning division champs. Wacha slowed Yelich and pitched six solid innings, Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each went deep, and the Cardinals beat the...
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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson, left, talks to Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado after being hit by a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 17, 2019 - 2:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox youngster Tim Anderson was drilled by a fastball two innings after emphatically spiking his bat to celebrate a home run, sparking a benches-clearing fracas with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Anderson chucked his bat toward Chicago's dugout while admiring his two-run...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 17, 2019 - 12:10 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DECKED! Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will try to figure out a way to finally get Christian Yelich out. The reigning NL MVP has eight homers against St. Louis already this season, including three on Monday and a three-run shot Tuesday. Yelich is...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton waves to the crowd after pitching eight innings in the Yankees' 8-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 16, 2019 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr. throws during a spring training baseball workout, in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the...
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Former Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 16, 2019 - 1:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall...
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