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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt, right, is greeted by Eduardo Escobar after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 18, 2018 - 2:54 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night. Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson celebrates a Georgia win over Auburn in the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Wilson has been working with Georgia’s first-team offense at right tackle for much of preseason camp as the Bulldogs attempt to replace New England Patriots first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who was the starting left tackle last season. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 18, 2018 - 2:37 am
Redshirt freshmen are becoming less common as more players contribute straight out of high school. They still can have an impact, though. That's particularly true on the offensive and defensive lines, where players regularly need that extra year to gain the physical strength necessary for the...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) celebrates after hitting the game winning home run off Houston Astros' Tony Sipp in the tenth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2018 - 2:32 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With September approaching, the Oakland Athletics are showing the baseball world what they believed from the start: This group and its young sluggers are ready to make a playoff push. Matt Olson hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning after a video review gave Oakland the...
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San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley, left, reacts to being shoved by Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, as they argue while home plate umpire Eric Cooper, second from left, gets between them and Max Muncy runs in during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 18, 2018 - 2:18 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: JUST A MINUTE Recently suspended players Jose Urena and Yasiel Puig are both appealing their punishments and should remain in action this weekend. Urena, the Marlins right-hander who plunked breakout Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with the first...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Kevin Newman, left, is doubled off first as Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets the throw from second baseman Javier Baez on a line-out by David Freese during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates challenged the call, but it was upheld. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 18, 2018 - 1:19 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cubs starter Cole Hamels didn't have his best stuff Friday night. Luckily, he had a few buddies on hand to help him out. "The double play is a pitcher's best friend," he said with a smile. A friend in need, indeed. Chicago tied a major league record by turning seven double plays,...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Seattle. It was Machado's second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 18, 2018 - 1:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles' five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners 11-1 to open a key three-game series on Friday night. The Dodgers won consecutive games for just the third time since July 28, using the long...
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Chicago White Sox's Nicky Delmonico, right, is greeted by Omar Narvaez (38) and Tim Anderson (7) after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Since returning from the disabled list last month, Nicky Delmonico had been searching for rhythm and consistency at the plate. He found both Friday night. Jose Abreu and Delmonico hit three-run homers in a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 9-3...
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
August 18, 2018 - 12:45 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation. After Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong (12) and Tyler O'Neill celebrate after scoring on a double by Kolten Wong during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 18, 2018 - 12:34 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty got an extra day of rest and a chance to pitch against Milwaukee, and took advantage of both. Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs apiece, Flaherty pitched six shutout innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-2 on Friday night. "As the season...
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
August 18, 2018 - 12:32 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Freeland commanded all four of his pitches and had his slider working especially well. It's been a smooth ride for the left-hander since mid-June. "I've been trying to hold that feeling and keep on going with that," Freeland said. "See how long I can ride it out." Ian Desmond...
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