Professional baseball

FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees Aaron Judge watches his fifth-inning solo home run in the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in New York. Judge lofted an opposite-field homer during a series of simulated plate appearances against a Yankees minor leaguer Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2018, another box checked as the All-Star slugger works his way back from a broken right wrist. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
September 18, 2018 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees' lineup. For Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it was just the opposite. Judge was hitless in his return and Betts sat out when the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the opener of a...
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Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon leaps but cannot catch a fly ball hit to the fence by Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 18, 2018 - 8:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.88 ERA) pitches for Los Angeles against Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.82) at...
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Baltimore Orioles' John Andreoli, left, and Adam Jones stand in the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Baltimore. Toronto won 6-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2018 - 7:18 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Tuesday night, dropping their 108th game, a team record for losses since they arrived in Baltimore in 1954. The 1988 Orioles, who opened the season 0-21, held the previous team record for losses with a 54-107 finish. The overall...
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An injury forces Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story (27) to walk off the field with manager Bud Black (10) during an at-bat in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 18, 2018 - 6:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the Rockies are hopeful he can return to the lineup in a few days. The All-Star shortstop tweaked his elbow on a throw in the first inning of an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers on...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a sacrifice fly that scored Rafael Devers during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 18, 2018 - 12:21 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOSOX BUBBLY? The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a single win during their three-game series — in 2016, Boston locked up the division while playing on the home field of its archrival. Ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi pitches against...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Miles Mikolas pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
September 18, 2018 - 12:11 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs. He's 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, a big asset for the Cardinals as they stay in the postseason hunt. "I've been fortunate enough that when I've pitched, we've had...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, follows though on his two-RBI home run with Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera watching during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 17, 2018 - 10:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson hit two homers, Max Muncy added a three-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved back into first place in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. Dodgers starter Huyn-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings, throwing 93 pitches to...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd after hitting a triple to complete the cycle during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
September 17, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich has hit for the cycle for the second time this season, setting a major league record by doing it twice against one team. The Milwaukee Brewers' slugger completed his cycle Monday night with a sixth-inning triple against the Reds. Yelich also hit for the cycle when...
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Colorado Rockies left fielder David Dahl (26), center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) celebrate a victory over the San Francisco Giants after a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)
September 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: FINAL COUNTDOWN With the Rockies a half-game ahead of the Dodgers for the NL West lead, the teams begin their final series of the regular season. Jon Gray (11-7) pitches the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3)...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after his home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 16, 2018 - 11:50 pm
While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was another deal involving Miami that has turned out to have quite an impact on the postseason race. Christian Yelich was sent from the Marlins to Milwaukee in late January,...
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