Athlete health

Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith (16) celebrates along with Russell Martin, back left, as he rounds first after hitting a two-run walkoff home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 23, 2019 - 9:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith had seen fellow Los Angeles Dodgers rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo deliver walk-off homers during their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Hours after being called up from the minors on Sunday, it was Smith's turn to join the fun. The rookie catcher...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte (6) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly to right field off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 23, 2019 - 8:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman isn't afraid of the big moment. Newman drew a game-winning walk in the 11th inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates rally from a three-run deficit in the 11th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 11-10 on Sunday. The rookie second baseman was down 0-2 in the count with...
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A young fan holds ice to her head after being hit with a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 23, 2019 - 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman at Dodger Stadium was taken to a hospital Sunday for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies. The young woman was sitting four rows from the field...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi works against the Baltimore Orioles during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
June 23, 2019 - 8:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford felt his trade to Seattle would give him the opportunity to be an everyday shortstop — hopefully as part of what the Mariners hope to build long-term. His recent performance is backing up Seattle's belief in the 24-year-old. "I like his demeanor, how he's carrying...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) hits a three run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
June 23, 2019 - 7:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record. Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Alonso to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 23, 2019 - 7:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Over four games, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics played about as even as it can get — knowing full well they could meet again in a matter of a few months come playoff time. Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs and hit a two-run homer, Austin Meadows hit a three-run...
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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Yuli Gurriel, right, and Michael Brantley (23) during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 23, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three pitches in, Jose Altuve gave the Astros a much-needed lead. By the time rookie Yordan Alvarez connected innings later, relief was settling in for a club coming off a most miserable week. Altuve hit a leadoff homer, Alvarez went deep yet again and Houston beat the streaking New...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 23, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto's clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face. The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It's easy to figure out who had the...
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Cleveland Indians' Bobby Bradley, right, and Jason Kipnis celebrate after both score on a throwing error by Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum in the second inning in a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 23, 2019 - 5:33 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse. Both experiences were even better than he had imagined. Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance as the Cleveland...
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Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Josh Tomlin throws to the Washington Nationals in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 23, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johan Camargo delivered a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series. Overcoming an injury to standout rookie starting pitcher Mike Soroka, the Braves used the long ball and their...
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