Minor league baseball

Tampa Bay Rays' Nate Lowe, left, is greeted near the dugout by Michael Brosseau after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Tayler Scott during the ninth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Baltimore. The Rays won 12-4. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 13, 2019 - 11:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Limited to just one measly run by the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a split doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays cranked up the offense to earn a satisfying split. Michael Brosseau and Nate Lowe each hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high six home runs, and the Rays pounded out a 12-4...
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Oakland Athletics' Franklin Barreto swings for a three-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Ross Detwiler in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 13, 2019 - 9:28 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Barreto picked on a familiar opponent, and that was plenty for the Oakland Athletics. Barreto hit a three-run homer to cap a seven-run first inning and the A's routed the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Saturday. Five of Barreto's nine career home runs have come against...
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Spectators watch near an artist's rendering during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new minor league baseball stadium, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Worcester, Mass. Polar Park will be the new home of the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, beginning in 2021. The club announced last year that it is moving from Pawtucket, R.I. to Worcester after failing to reach a deal for a new stadium with Rhode Island officials. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 11, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Red Sox executives joined officials from the state and the city of Worcester on Thursday to break ground on a 10,000-seat stadium for the ballclub's Triple-A affiliate. A crowd of about 1,000 people attended the ceremony to welcome the International League team now based in...
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Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece during the first inning of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in York, Pa. deBrauwere wore the earpiece connected to an iPhone in his ball bag which relayed ball and strike calls upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let the computer call balls and strikes during the all star game. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 11, 2019 - 12:05 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, July 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 08, 2019 - 5:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — We've seen Reggie hit the light tower, Pete Rose crush a catcher to score the winning run and a tribute to Ted Williams that sent shivers through Fenway Park. But come the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, baseball fans might witness something they've never seen before. Automatic...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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Milwaukee Brewers Mauricio Dubon walks through the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 07, 2019 - 2:03 pm
In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers prospect became the first. The rest is more complicated. It's a matter of perspectives, and Dubon...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 03, 2019 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán felt solid coming off the injured list. He was happy to get a little support nonetheless. Germán pitched six sharp innings in his return from injury, Didi Gregorius and Gio Urshela hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-1 Wednesday night...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)
July 03, 2019 - 10:11 pm
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick's urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield...
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Mourners stand at a memorial to give their condolences for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 1, 2019. Skaggs died at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 02, 2019 - 2:48 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to become a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas, where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. Skaggs...
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