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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 20, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 20, 2018 - 8:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — David Price pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox kept right on rolling in their first game after the All-Star break, beating the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night. The Red Sox (69-30) have won 13 of their last 14, and on this night one run in the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 20, 2018 - 8:27 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Friday night. NL West-leading Los Angeles was held in check by Wade Miley before going ahead to...
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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader warms up before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 20, 2018 - 8:22 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a teenager,...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 20, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington's 8-5 loss Friday night. It was unclear what prompted the exchange between the star pitchers in their first game after the All-...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais walks in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, in Seattle. The Seattle Mariners have given manager Scott Servais a multiyear contract extension with the club in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four major pro sports. Seattle announced the extension for Servais on Friday, July 20, 2018, with the Mariners sitting at 58-39 and holding the second wild-card spot in the American League with the second half of the season about to begin. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will have some continuity in the managerial chair for a change. Seattle signed Scott Servais to a multiyear contract extension Friday as the club opened the second half of the season in position to potentially end the longest current playoff drought in the four...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits a home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 20, 2018 - 2:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings for the St. Louis Cardinals, then was pulled from the game against the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field on Friday before exiting with the Cardinals leading 15-1. The St...
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Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward watches his RBI single off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2018 - 8:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Chicago and St...
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San Diego Padres pitcher Brad Hand (52) throws in the eighth inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2018 - 7:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The Indians need Hand, a lefty,...
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader (71) throws during the eighth inning at the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 19, 2018 - 6:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to "re-earn the trust" of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday. Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader's years-old racist and...
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July 19, 2018 - 11:08 am
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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