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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout stands in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. Trout's right wrist is still sore and the Angels will not risk him making it any worse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 06, 2018 - 8:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: BLUE BIRTHDAY Mike Trout is likely to sit out the Angels' game against Detroit because of a sore right wrist, depriving Los Angeles' fans of what's become an annual treat: Seeing Trout do incredible things on his birthday. Trout will turn 27 on...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout stands in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. Trout's right wrist is still sore and the Angels will not risk him making it any worse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 06, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout received a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist Monday, and the Los Angeles Angels are hopeful their superstar center fielder can return to their lineup on the weekend. The two-time AL MVP wasn't in the Angels' starting lineup for the fifth consecutive game...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Rondon throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 06, 2018 - 12:22 am
Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here's some quick trivia: Which team does Zach Duke pitch for? How about Darren O'Day? Or Seunghwan Oh? It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week's non-...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: INJURIES MOUNTING The Houston Astros are hoping for good news on All-Star outfielder George Springer, who exited Sunday's loss to the Dodgers after hurting his left thumb on a headfirst slide. It's unclear how long the 2017 World Series MVP might...
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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, scores in front of New York Yankees' Austin Romine after a throwing error by Miguel Andujar during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 05, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi's hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees. The Red Sox now find themselves in firm control of the AL East. Benintendi's RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 7:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Star outfielder George Springer left Houston's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after injuring his left thumb trying to steal second base in the third inning Sunday. Springer exited with discomfort in his thumb following a headfirst dive into the bag. He was thrown out by...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Brian Dozier hits a two-run double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the best of the Houston Astros and it took a pair of players not on last year's World Series roster to do it. Brian Dozier delivered a two-run double in the first inning and Manny Machado had three hits with two runs scored as the Dodgers...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Asdrubal Cabrera runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
August 05, 2018 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning and the surging Philadelphia Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Cabrera, acquired in a July 27 trade with the New York Mets, crushed a 2-0 slider from Drew...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John McCoy)
August 05, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort and activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna. Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day...
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