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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 13, 2018 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard was back on the mound for the New York Mets and made it clear he wants to stay. With his name bandied about in trade talk ahead of the July 31 deadline, Syndergaard pitched out of trouble during a rusty return from the disabled list and helped himself with an RBI...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Justin Smoak celebrates his solo home run with Kendrys Morales (8) during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 13, 2018 - 8:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Pillar had four hits and Justin Smoak had three, including a pair of homers, and they drove in four runs apiece on Friday night to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 13-7 and snap Boston's 10-game winning streak. Dwight Smith Jr. also homered for Toronto, which won for...
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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley pauses for a moment during a news conference held to announce his retirement at the end of the season, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 13, 2018 - 6:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia and an elder-statesman role with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 13, 2018 - 12:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — On a night when Albert Pujols moved up the career home run ladder, rookie teammate David Fletcher grabbed onto the bottom rung. Pujols hit two home runs to tie Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth place with 630, and Fletcher connected for his first in the majors as the Los Angeles...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius looks toward Aaron Hicks at second base after Gregorius scored on a double by Hicks during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 12, 2018 - 8:41 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona trusted Corey Kluber to keep the Yankees from scoring. At this point, he has no better option. Kluber gave up a go-ahead double to Aaron Hicks with one out in the eighth inning as New York scored late against Cleveland's ace and downed the Indians 7-4...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 12, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 12, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer isn't going to begin a debate over who should start the All-Star Game for the National League. He's content to let others sort that out while he keeps winning. Scherzer made a final pitch to start the Midsummer Classic on his own mound, Anthony Rendon hit two homers and...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center right, celebrates his grand slam that drove in Eduardo Nunez (36), Jackie Bradley Jr., center left, and Sandy Leon during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 12, 2018 - 7:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Betts added an RBI single in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4, increasing the top batting...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning of baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 11, 2018 - 9:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon is healthy, and showing signs of rounding into the dominant starter the Chicago White Sox hoped he'd become. Rodon pitched three-hit, shutout ball into the eighth inning to outduel Luke Weaver and lead the White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon wears a "Send Segura" t-shirt, as part of a team campaign to have fans vote for Jean Segura to the All-Star game, during warmups before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 11, 2018 - 8:28 pm
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates with teammates after hitting a ground ball to Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy to score Kyle Tucker during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 6-5. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 11, 2018 - 12:16 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman agreed when someone called the final play on Tuesday night in Houston a circus. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy described it as "a big zoo." Both descriptions could work for the wild way this one ended. Bregman homered twice and his tapper just in front of the plate in...
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