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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales rounds the bases after hitting a team record-breaking two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Toronto. Morales broke the team record for home runs in consecutive games with his seventh straight. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 11:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHASING HISTORY Kendrys Morales has homered in seven straight games for Toronto, one short of the major league record. He can match Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. when the Blue Jays face rookie David Hess (2-8, 5.50) and the Orioles...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit singles against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 26, 2018 - 9:26 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Despite all the injuries, and regardless of the deficit they face in the AL East, the New York Yankees won't let up in their quest to put a strong finish on a heck of a season. Luke Voit went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer to help Luis Severino earn his major league-leading 17th...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales rounds the bases after hitting a team record-breaking two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Toronto. Morales broke the team record for home runs in consecutive games with his seventh straight. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales swatted his way to the brink of baseball history Sunday. The Blue Jays slugger homered in a franchise-record seventh consecutive game in Toronto's 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Morales is the seventh player in major league history to have a streak this long...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter gestures to the dugout after his RBI-double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right. It was the start of a double feature — a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals. Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run first...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle (18), Matt Duffy (5) and Kevin Kiermaier, right, celebrate a win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
August 26, 2018 - 3:50 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell had his best fastball and that was more than enough against baseball's best team. The All-Star lefty pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won their eighth straight game Sunday, beating Boston 9-1 to hand the major league-leading Red...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper reacts after hitting a bases loaded three-run double against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
August 26, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington's 32-inning scoreless drought and then the Nationals really went wild at the plate, hammering the New York Mets 15-0 Sunday. The Nationals had been shut out in three straight games — for the...
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August 26, 2018 - 11:48 am
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales set a team record by homering for the seventh consecutive game Sunday, becoming the seventh player in major league history with a home run streak of at least seven games. Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long, and Don Mattingly share the record with...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, center, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after his home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 26, 2018 - 12:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREAK OUT THE BROOMS The surprising Rays go for their eighth straight victory when they try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season. Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 at 69-61 and has allowed three or fewer...
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Several San Diego Padres players gather in the infield during a power outage in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
August 25, 2018 - 11:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The power went out for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but not their luck. Justin Turner blooped an RBI double to drive in Matt Kemp from second base on the first pitch after a 20-minute power outage in the 12th inning, giving the Dodgers an odd 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on...
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Colorado Rockies' Matt Holliday watches his solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
August 25, 2018 - 8:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Holliday launched his first home run of the season in the seventh inning, Carlos Gonzalez sparked an eight-run eighth with a tiebreaking double and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 in a matchup of NL playoff contenders Saturday. The loss snapped...
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