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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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Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester watches his two RBI-single during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 27, 2018 - 8:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off Noah Syndergaard and made two nice plays in the field, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Anthony Rizzo homered and Daniel Murphy reached...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales walks off the field after striking out swinging in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kendrys Morales took his cuts, and the ball didn't go out of the park. It happens all the time to the best players in the land. On this occasion, however, Morales' homerless performance ended his attempt to make baseball history. Morales had his home run streak snapped at seven...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales rounds the bases after hitting a team record-breaking two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Toronto. Morales broke the team record for home runs in consecutive games with his seventh straight. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 11:10 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHASING HISTORY Kendrys Morales has homered in seven straight games for Toronto, one short of the major league record. He can match Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. when the Blue Jays face rookie David Hess (2-8, 5.50) and the Orioles...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit singles against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 26, 2018 - 9:26 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Despite all the injuries, and regardless of the deficit they face in the AL East, the New York Yankees won't let up in their quest to put a strong finish on a heck of a season. Luke Voit went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer to help Luis Severino earn his major league-leading 17th...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales rounds the bases after hitting a team record-breaking two-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Toronto. Morales broke the team record for home runs in consecutive games with his seventh straight. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales swatted his way to the brink of baseball history Sunday. The Blue Jays slugger homered in a franchise-record seventh consecutive game in Toronto's 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Morales is the seventh player in major league history to have a streak this long...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter gestures to the dugout after his RBI-double off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right. It was the start of a double feature — a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals. Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run first...
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