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Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino and San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watch the flight of Tatis's grand slam ball that came off a pitch from Rangers relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday Aug. 17, 2020. The shot also scored Jurickson Profar, Josh Naylor and Trent Grisham. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 17, 2020 - 9:22 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. homered twice, including a grand slam for his major league-leading 11th of the season, and the San Diego Padres routed the Texas Rangers 14-4 on Monday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Tatis had a career-high seven RBIs, starting with a three-run...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer warms up in the outfield during team baseball practice at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
August 16, 2020 - 5:36 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: WAIT AND SEE The Cincinnati Reds will wait for their latest COVID-19 test results to see when they can resume the season. Cincinnati had home games against Pittsburgh postponed Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive. The Reds...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader signals with catcher Manny Pina (9) after a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Chicago (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 16, 2020 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Keston Hiura and Orlando Arcia homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday for their third straight win against the NL Central leaders. Arcia had three hits and scored the go-ahead run on Ryan Braun's seventh-inning single off Jason Adam (0-1) at Wrigley...
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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Roel Ramirez, bottom, returns to the mound after giving up a home run to Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, top, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 16, 2020 - 2:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox tied a major league record with four consecutive home runs, all against reliever Roel Ramirez in his major league debut, and went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday. Ramirez is the first pitcher to allow four straight homers in his debut. Yoán...
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Cleveland Indians center fielder Delino DeShields greets teammates after their 8-5 over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 16, 2020 - 2:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Indians beat Detroit for the 20th straight time, nearing the major league record for most wins by a team over a single opponent, as Franmil Reyes hit two home runs to defeat the Tigers 8-5 Sunday. Baltimore holds the mark with 23 consecutive wins over Kansas City in...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, left, adjusts his face mask during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 16, 2020 - 6:19 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Major League Baseball will honor the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues with all players, managers, coaches and umpires wearing a commemorative patch on their uniforms. The special logo also will appear on bases and...
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St. Louis Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt (46) heads heads home after his fourth inning home run against the Chicago White Sox in game two of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
August 15, 2020 - 4:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O'Neill homered, and St. Louis beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday for a doubleheader sweep in the Cardinals' long-awaited return from a coronavirus outbreak. Playing for the first time since July 29, St. Louis used solid performances by Dexter...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Avisail Garcia (24) celebrates with teammates Christian Yelich (22) and Ryan Braun (8) after scoring on a Justin Smoak two RBI double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
August 15, 2020 - 4:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5 Saturday, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season. The Cubs were the only team in the majors that hadn't dropped back-to-back games before two straight...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner, left, and relief pitcher John Gant fake a high five with Kolten Wong after the Cardinals 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 15, 2020 - 2:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty, John Mozeliak watched the St. Louis Cardinals drop off their rental cars and prepare for work. His cell phone was filled with encouraging baseball messages instead of questions of concern. For Mozeliak, the club's president of baseball operations, it was a...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, celebrates a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis. Molina says he’s one of the players on his team who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The nine-time All-Star revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in a Spanish-language Instagram post. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 15, 2020 - 12:10 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK ... FINALLY Remember the St. Louis Cardinals? Finally healthy enough to return to the field after COVID-19 raced through the organization, the Cardinals (2-3) will play for the first time since July 29 when they face the Chicago White...
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