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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 10, 2018 - 6:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander made it seem like old times at Comerica Park, drawing several big cheers and pitching seven sharp innings in his return to his former home while leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Monday night. Verlander struck out 10 in his first game in Detroit...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 10, 2018 - 12:23 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK Justin Verlander will make his first start in Detroit since the Tigers traded him to the Astros last August. The 2011 AL MVP went on to win the World Series with Houston last fall, while Detroit is powering through what figures to be...
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Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, bottom, celebrates his game-winning RBI single with Xander Bogaerts during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 09, 2018 - 10:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland put some recent struggles behind him with a clutch hit in the ninth inning. Helped the major league-leading Boston Red Sox do the same with their weekend woes, too. Moreland singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-...
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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi (16) is forced out at second base as Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) turns the double play on J.D. Martinez during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 08, 2018 - 11:28 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: TWO DOWN... Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major league-leading Boston this season when the teams complete their three-game series on national TV. The defending World Series champion Astros took the first two games to extend...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 08, 2018 - 11:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader delayed more than 3½ hours by rain. Max Scherzer pitched a complete game and Washington took advantage of the sloppy Cubs...
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Arizona Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed (13) is tagged out at the plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki to end the baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. The Braves won 5-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 08, 2018 - 9:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop on the outfield grass and cut down Nick Ahmed at home plate for the final out to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in 10 innings Saturday night. Atlanta got two runs in the top of the 10th to go up 5-3...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 7:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Court documents show that the Dallas police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this week also shot a man during a confrontation in 2017. An affidavit...
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Kansas City Royals watch as pitcher Jorge Lopez, center, leaves after he was pulled in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. Lopez had a perfect game through eight innings but gave up a walk and a hit in the ninth. The Royals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 08, 2018 - 7:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. The 25-year-old right-hander made just his...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 7:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was gunned down at his home by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own suggested that her son might still be alive if he were white. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, wondered whether race was a...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates his solo home run with Carlos Correa (1) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 08, 2018 - 6:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros proved last October they can win at Fenway Park. With another postseason clash possibly coming next month, the Astros are showing they haven't lost their touch. Alex Bregman hit his 30th home run, Charlie Morton returned from the disabled list with five solid...
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