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Chicago Cubs' Jorge De La Rosa, right, and Victor Caratini celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)
September 15, 2018 - 12:04 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PEN PALS The Cubs will try a closer-by-committee approach down the stretch after learning Pedro Strop is out for the rest of the regular season because of a strained left hamstring. Strop, who had posted 11 saves since closer Brandon Morrow went...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton (34) throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 14, 2018 - 9:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Stratton pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Austin Slater backed him with a two-run single, and the San Francisco Giants snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Friday night. The NL West-leading Rockies had their division...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
September 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a pivotal series for the Dodgers, rookie Walker Buehler came through with a masterful performance. Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and Los Angeles drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory on Friday...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Blake Treinen, left, celebrates with catcher Jonathan Lucroy after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 during a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Khris Davis helped Oakland win another close one. Davis led off the 10th inning with his major league-leading 42nd homer, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. "I've always said he's one swing away from winning a game for you," A's manager Bob...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez reacts as he runs around the bases after his home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 14, 2018 - 3:08 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ON THE CUSP Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians can clinch their third consecutive AL Central crown with a victory at home over Detroit and a Minnesota loss at last-place Kansas City. Josh Tomlin (1-5) pitches for the Indians against Matthew...
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Nolan Arenado pega un jonrón solitario por los Rockies de Colorado ante los Diamondbacks de Arizona en el primer inning dekl duelo del jueves 13 de septiembre de 2018, en Denver. (AP Foto/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 3:07 am
DENVER (AP) — Opposing managers Dave Roberts and Bud Black are close friends. Star infielders Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt talk all the time. Just maybe not so much right now. This NL West title chase is serious business and shaping up to go down to the wire. Colorado holds a 1 1/2-game lead...
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright speak during a news conference before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 13, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team's final homestand, making what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer. The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is scheduled...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier follows through on a walkoff home run during the ninth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 13, 2018 - 4:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after scoring 13 runs in a rain-delayed affair that ended after midnight, it looked like the Mets didn't have much left in the tank for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against Miami. Down to their last out and trailing by a run, they came through. Michael Conforto...
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Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu follows the flight of his two-run, walkoff home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Denver. The Rockies won 5-4. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 13, 2018 - 12:14 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: GETAWAY DAY With both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and Rockies wrap up their pivotal four-game series. Colorado leads the division by 1½ games over the Dodgers, while Arizona is 3½ back. Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.01 ERA) makes...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 12, 2018 - 9:57 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that...
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