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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd after hitting a triple to complete the cycle during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 17, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich has hit for the cycle for the second time this season, setting a major league record by doing it twice against one team. The Milwaukee Brewers' slugger completed his cycle Monday night with a sixth-inning triple against the Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle when...
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Colorado Rockies left fielder David Dahl (26), center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) celebrate a victory over the San Francisco Giants after a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)
September 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FINAL COUNTDOWN With the Rockies a half-game ahead of the Dodgers for the NL West lead, the teams begin their final series of the regular season. Jon Gray (11-7) pitches the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3)...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after his home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 16, 2018 - 11:50 pm
While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was another deal involving Miami that has turned out to have quite an impact on the postseason race. Christian Yelich was sent from the Marlins to Milwaukee in late January,...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) reacts after striking out Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
September 16, 2018 - 11:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright had something to prove. Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night. "...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (66) watches his third home run of the game a three-run homer against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
September 16, 2018 - 1:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN? Cy Young Award contenders Chris Sale (12-4, 1.96) and Jacob deGrom (8-9, 1.71) face off for the first time since their college days as Boston hosts the Mets. DeGrom was a two-way player at Stetson in 2010 when he hit his only college...
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Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Sept.15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
September 15, 2018 - 3:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday of the Detroit Tigers, who made four errors and managed only two hits. Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley connected for back-to-back homers in the first...
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Chicago Cubs' Jorge De La Rosa, right, and Victor Caratini celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 15, 2018 - 12:04 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PEN PALS The Cubs will try a closer-by-committee approach down the stretch after learning Pedro Strop is out for the rest of the regular season because of a strained left hamstring. Strop, who had posted 11 saves since closer Brandon Morrow went...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton (34) throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 14, 2018 - 9:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Stratton pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Austin Slater backed him with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Friday night. The NL West-leading Rockies had their division...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
September 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a pivotal series for the Dodgers, rookie Walker Buehler came through with a masterful performance. Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and Los Angeles drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory on Friday...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Blake Treinen, left, celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 during a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Khris Davis helped Oakland win another close one. Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. "I've always said he's one swing away from winning a game for you," A's manager Bob...
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