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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. hits a lead off homer against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 12:58 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD Rookie phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. will try to get the first-place Atlanta Braves off to another fast start when they visit Arizona in a matchup of NL playoff contenders. Acuna hit his eighth leadoff homer Wednesday, setting a club...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story follows the flight of his solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Andrew Suarez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 05, 2018 - 11:15 pm
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez waited patiently as Trevor Story finished his postgame interviews, a beer in hand to congratulate his Colorado teammate on his huge night. More games like that from Story, and Gonzalez will be pouring champagne all over him at the end of September. Story homered in his...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty breaks his bat on a two-run single against the New York Yankees during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
September 05, 2018 - 10:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run single, Matt Chapman and Matt Olson each doubled in a run, and the Oakland Athletics jumped on the New York Yankees early for an 8-2 win Wednesday night. Jed Lowrie added a run-scoring single as the A's backed righty Mike Fiers (11-6), who...
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 05, 2018 - 4:25 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has new damage in his right elbow and the team says Tommy John surgery has been recommended. The Angels said Ohtani had an MRI on Wednesday in Texas that revealed the problem in his ulnar collateral ligament. "There's more...
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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen gestures after the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 05, 2018 - 3:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be without All-Star closer Kenley Jansen for a key weekend series with the Colorado Rockies after a team cardiologist recommended the right-hander not travel to Denver. Twice in his career Jansen has experienced an atrial fibrillation...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:55 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will wear first-of-their kind big league jerseys with their names spelled in Braille, for its National Federation of the Blind Night. The Baltimore Sun reports the jerseys will be autographed and auctioned online after the Sept. 18 game against the Toronto...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, center, smiles while being relieved against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 05, 2018 - 12:59 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: LET'S BE FRIENDS Still in contention for a postseason spot, the Seattle Mariners seem to have some internal issues that need sorting out. A brawl broke out in the team's clubhouse Tuesday several hours before a game against Baltimore at Safeco...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates with Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Fernando Rodney during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 04, 2018 - 11:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Voit let a changeup go by for a called strike on the first pitch from Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning. When the Athletics reliever tried sneaking another changeup past him, Voit sent it soaring into the left-field stands. The big first baseman hit a tiebreaking home...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Wade Miley pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 04, 2018 - 9:07 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain reached base five times, Wade Miley pitched six stingy innings and the Milwaukee Brewers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Tuesday night to climb within three games of the NL Central leaders. Miley (3-2) allowed one run and three hits, struck out five and walked...
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Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura, right, throws to first base after forcing out Baltimore Orioles' Joey Rickard at second base in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Seattle. Segura completed the double play at first, throwing out Orioles' Caleb Joseph. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A brawl involving several players has broken out in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse before a game at Safeco Field. Shortstop Jean Segura, catcher Mike Zunino and other players were involved in the skirmish Tuesday night. Moments after center fielder Dee Gordon politely asked...
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