Professional baseball

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
September 24, 2018 - 8:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and won his 20th game, and Brandon Guyer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians shutout the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Monday night. Kluber (20-7) reached 20 victories for the first time after...
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field office in Tukwila, Wash., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Mike Siegel/ The Seattle Times via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 5:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen. A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36...
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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre tips his cap to the Seattle Mariners bench after being relieved at third base during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
September 23, 2018 - 11:58 pm
It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball's distinguished sluggers. Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers' home finale Sunday. The star third baseman's future is uncertain, but the fans showed their appreciation in case this turns out to be his final season. There was...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius slides past Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph to score during the eleventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 23, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist while scoring the run that clinched a wild card berth for New York, manager Aaron Boone said after his team wasted a three-run lead in a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Boone said Gregorius was hurt when he...
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The New York Yankees celebrate after they clinched wildcard playoff birth with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 22, 2018 - 11:54 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors on today: THE HAPPENING The Yankees know they'll be playing in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3, and J.A. Happ on track to be their starter. New York clinched a wild-card berth with a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings on Saturday. Happ...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks celebrates with teammates Tyler Wade (12) and Andrew McCutchen (26) after hitting an RBI double during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 22, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, right, hugs manager Brian Snitker after defeating Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 in a baseball game to clinch the National League East Division, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2018 - 2:56 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz works against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2018 - 11:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz of the Atlanta Braves has lost his no-hit bid in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. Odubel Herrera led off the seventh by lining a clean single up the middle Saturday at SunTrust Park. The Braves lead 4-0, and can clinch their first division title...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., left, and Ender Inciarte (11) celebrate after scoring on a single by Johan Camargo during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2018 - 12:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVES BASH? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the...
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Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel (10) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 21, 2018 - 11:08 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros toasted a playoff berth in a private moment, and then moved on to their next goal. "You've got to take it step by step so it's nice to acknowledge and celebrate it because you don't take it for granted," right-hander Gerrit Cole said. "But we've got some more work...
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