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Houston Astros starting pitcher Wade Miley throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. They were able to escape with a win despite all the traffic on the bases by making big pitches when it mattered most. Yuli Gurriel had two hits and drove in two runs as the Astros built a lead with a big...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson walks to the dugout after being removed during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 20, 2019 - 12:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Only when Dakota Hudson reached the dugout after being removed from the game did he realize something was different. "Guys were giving me hugs instead of handshakes," the St. Louis Cardinals starter said. "I thought, what was going on? I didn't know it was a no-hitter." Hudson and...
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Seattle Mariners' Tom Murphy (2) celebrates with J.P. Crawford (3) and Austin Nola (23) after Murphy hit a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brendan McKay during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 19, 2019 - 11:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brendan McKay couldn't provide a lift for a depleted Tampa Bay rotation and was headed back to the minors after his latest start. Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 9-3 on...
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Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double driving in two runs in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 19, 2019 - 11:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation. "If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars," Adam Eaton said. The onslaught continued Monday night when Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home...
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Kansas City Royals catcher Nick Dini holds a baseball between Baltimore Orioles batters during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Baltimore. Dini hit his first career home run and the Royals won. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 19, 2019 - 11:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the...
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San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kirby Yates (39) celebrates with catcher Francisco Mejia, right, after closing the ninth inning of a baseball game with bases loaded against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 19, 2019 - 11:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Francisco Mejía hit one off the foul pole. Manny Machado had another big hit off Trevor Bauer. The San Diego Padres were in position for a third straight victory with the NL's leading closer on the mound. Kirby Yates came close to giving it up, but found the pitch he needed to...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 19, 2019 - 10:18 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasmani Grandal has ended the St. Louis Cardinals' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers with a two-out double in the eighth inning. Dakota Hudson went the first 6 2/3 innings for the Cardinals but was pulled after throwing 111 pitches Monday night. He struck...
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Canada's Bianca Andreescu, left, consoles Serena Williams, of the United States, after Williams had to retire from the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2019 - 9:37 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams is set to begin her 2020 season at the WTA's ASB Classic in Auckland in January. Organizers of the ASB Classic announced the entry of the 23-time major winner on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Williams has played the hard court tournament once before, losing...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 19, 2019 - 8:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting (26) grabs Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
August 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick. Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on...
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