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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, bottom, celebrates his game-winning RBI single with Xander Bogaerts during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 09, 2018 - 10:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland put some recent struggles behind him with a clutch hit in the ninth inning. Helped the major league-leading Boston Red Sox do the same with their weekend woes, too. Moreland singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-...
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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi (16) is forced out at second base as Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) turns the double play on J.D. Martinez during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 08, 2018 - 11:28 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TWO DOWN... Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major league-leading Boston this season when the teams complete their three-game series on national TV. The defending World Series champion Astros took the first two games to extend...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 08, 2018 - 11:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader delayed more than 3½ hours by rain. Max Scherzer pitched a complete game and Washington took advantage of the sloppy Cubs...
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Arizona Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed (13) is tagged out at the plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki to end the baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. The Braves won 5-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 08, 2018 - 9:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop on the outfield grass and cut down Nick Ahmed at home plate for the final out to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 innings Saturday night. Atlanta got two runs in the top of the 10th to go up 5-3...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 7:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Court documents show that the Dallas police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this week also shot a man during a confrontation in 2017. An affidavit...
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Kansas City Royals watch as pitcher Jorge Lopez, center, leaves after he was pulled in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. Lopez had a perfect game through eight innings but gave up a walk and a hit in the ninth. The Royals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 7:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. The 25-year-old right-hander made just his...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 7:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was gunned down at his home by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own suggested that her son might still be alive if he were white. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, wondered whether race was a...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates his solo home run with Carlos Correa (1) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 08, 2018 - 6:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros proved last October they can win at Fenway Park. With another postseason clash possibly coming next month, the Astros are showing they haven't lost their touch. Alex Bregman hit his 30th home run, Charlie Morton returned from the disabled list with five solid...
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 6:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' Jorge Lopez is perfect through seven innings against the Minnesota Twins. A 25-year-old right-hander, Lopez was making his seventh big league start and fifth for Kansas City since he was acquired from Milwaukee in the late-July trade that sent Mike...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws in front of UCLA linebacker Jaelan Phillips (15) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 08, 2018 - 3:25 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — UCLA coach Chip Kelly believes his day against Oklahoma might have gone better with some help from the Oakland Athletics. The A's selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. They signed him for nearly $5 million but...
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