Baseball

Fans use umbrella hats to protect themselves from the sun during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Colorado Rockies Saturday, July 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 20, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees'...
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Members of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship team Dave Parker (39) and Mike Easler, left, wait in the dugout before a pre-game ceremony honoring the team before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 20, 2019 - 8:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Candelaria can't quite pinpoint when the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge as the club's de facto theme song on the way to a World Series title. Ultimately, the timing doesn't really matter. What matters is that every word rang true. The proof...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso, right, celebrates with Jeff McNeil (6) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Derek Holland in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 20, 2019 - 8:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pete Alonso set another record after making a small tweak to his swing. Dominic Smith quickly got redemption. And the New York Mets bounced back from a pair of frustrating extra-inning losses. Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, left, tags out San Diego Padres' Wil Myers at second during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2019. The Cubs won 6-5. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 20, 2019 - 8:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez tagged the San Diego Padres in all sorts of ways. The Chicago Cubs star hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, then made a nifty play with his glove in the ninth inning Saturday to help preserve a 6-5 victory. The game started out as a slugfest in sweltering conditions at...
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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe cools off in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 20, 2019 - 8:05 pm
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Friday, July 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 20, 2019 - 2:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen says he is tired, and it has nothing to do with an exhausting road trip to start the second half that included a handful of games that went late into the night. After Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda shut down Miami, Jansen struck out the side...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2019 - 2:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 20, 2019 - 2:35 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A week after the worst start of his career, Mike Leake came back with his best. Shockingly so. Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning, losing his bid at baseball immortality when rookie Luis Rengifo hit a leadoff single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-...
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