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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 15, 2019 - 10:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia Phillies 16-2 on Monday night. Bellinger passed reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for the MLB lead in homers and...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward and 2019 NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, signs shoes for New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, July 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 15, 2019 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium. The reigning NBA MVP was shocked. "It was really heavy,"...
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San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jesus Tinoco in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 15, 2019, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 15, 2019 - 7:55 pm
DENVER (AP) — With nearly every swing, Brandon Crawford's day at the plate got better and better. Crawford went 5 for 6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the first...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY NOT THURSDAY - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell works from the mound against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 6, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
July 15, 2019 - 2:17 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE? A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson (31) celebrates with Corey Seager (5) behind Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 15, 2019 - 2:13 am
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Yarbrough throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 15, 2019 - 1:13 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays took a combined perfect game into the ninth inning before Hanser Alberto beat the shift with a leadoff single against Ryan Yarbrough, wrecking history in the making and taking some of the edge off their 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Ryne...
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Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman looks up after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
July 14, 2019 - 10:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Atlanta Braves All-Star rookie Mike Soroka remains on a brilliant run, helped along by a mighty swing by Freddie Freeman. Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision and Freeman hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning as the...
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July 14, 2019 - 9:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays took a combined perfect game into the ninth inning before Hanser Alberto beat the shift with a leadoff single against Ryan Yarbrough, wrecking history in the making and taking some of the edge off their 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Ryne...
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Los Angeles Angels' Matt Thaiss follows through on his three-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 14, 2019 - 8:42 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss hit the first homer of his major league career and rounded the bases into the arms of his overjoyed teammates. After the win was secured an inning later, the rookie gratefully accepted the dual dousing from the dugout drink coolers given to every hero of an Angels...
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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy connects for a double to drive in two runners off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 14, 2019 - 8:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Amid another offensive show at hitter-friendly Coors Field, a high-risk, old-fashioned hustle play produced the decisive run for the Colorado Rockies. Ryan McMahon singled, doubled, tripled and drove in three runs and a sprinting Garrett Hampson scored from second base on a slow...
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