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San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen follows through on an RBI-single in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 30, 2018 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 30, 2018 - 4:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price visited a hand specialist on Thursday, and manager Alex Cora said he isn't sure when the left-hander will make his next start. Price was hit on his left wrist by a line drive in the third inning of Wednesday night's 14-6 win against Miami at Fenway...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, sits in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 30, 2018 - 4:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player again. Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday the Japanese rookie sensation will start for Los Angeles on Sunday night for the first time since spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right pitching elbow nearly three months ago...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 29, 2018 - 11:48 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PRICE CHECK The major league-leading Red Sox hope for good news on David Price. The left-hander exited Wednesday night's start against Miami with a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a line drive. The team said X-rays were negative and...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr. hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 29, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It had been a couple of weeks since Steven Souza Jr. approached Arizona manager Torey Lovullo in Cincinnati about batting leadoff, so the right fielder began to question whether he would get his chance. "I was wondering," he said. Then, with the offense in a deep funk, Souza...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, left, congratulates Max Stassi (12) after he scores the go ahead run on the single by George Springer, making the score 4-3 during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 29, 2018 - 2:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Tyler White homered with one out in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. White, who also homered Monday, sent a pitch from Jeurys Familia (4-1) to the seats in left field. The Astros won two of three games in the series to...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) hits a grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 29, 2018 - 2:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 10-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday and avenge a tough loss earlier in the day. Frazier gave New York a 4-0 lead in the first inning with his drive against Alec Mills and...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 28, 2018 - 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired veteran slugger Jose Bautista from the New York Mets on Tuesday for a player to be named or cash. Bautista has batted .196 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs for the Braves and Mets this season. The Phillies entered Tuesday night's game against...
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St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, left, answers questions after the team announced Mike Shildt, right, as manager, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt's title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the fired Mike Matheny. Shildt has guided the Cardinals to a 26-12 record since July 15 and they now hold the top spot in the National League wild card standings. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 4:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thrilled with the results, the St. Louis Cardinals thanked Mike Shildt. The Cardinals took off the interim tag from Shildt's title and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020, a reward for steering the team back into postseason contention after replacing the fired Mike...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2018 - 11:08 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WE MEET AGAIN NL Cy Young Award candidates Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola share the mound for the second time in five days, this time at Nola's home park in Philadelphia. Nola (15-3, 2.13) got the better of Scherzer (16-6, 2.13) and the Nationals...
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