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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar runs to tag out Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward (3) for one out of a triple play on a ground ball by David Fletcher off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. were also out on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
August 17, 2018 - 2:40 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz works against a San Diego Padres batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in San Diego. Buchholz threw a five-hitter as the Diamondbacks won 5-1. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)
August 17, 2018 - 2:18 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a five-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Buchholz (6-2) allowed a leadoff double to Travis Jankowski but retired the next 13 batters he...
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Kansas City Royals' Lucas Duda hits a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
August 17, 2018 - 1:37 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series. Royals relievers Brian Flynn, Kevin McCarthy, Brandon Maurer and Wily Peralta shut down the...
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Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco, left, congratulates Logan Forsythe as they and Eddie Rosario, right, go through the celebration line after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-8 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. Polanco had four RBIs and Forsythe went 5-for-5 at the plate. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 17, 2018 - 1:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe's 14th game in a Minnesota...
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Atlanta Bravess Ronald Acuna Jr. reacts as Dansby Swanson (7) scores on a Julio Terheran base hit during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. The Rockies won 5-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 17, 2018 - 12:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. was back in the lineup for the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, one day after being plunked in the left arm with a pitch that sparked a national debate about whether it's ever acceptable to throw at a hitter intentionally. Acuna said his elbow felt fine less...
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New York Mets' Jose Bautista, center, high-fives Wilmer Flores after Bautista hit a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
August 17, 2018 - 12:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing. Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Thursday night to split their doubleheader. In the first game, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a...
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Colorado Rockies' David Dahl, right, celebrates in the dugout with Ryan McMahon (24) after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2018 - 11:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies took care of a couple of streaks. First, they found a way to keep Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. from hitting one over the fence. Then, Colorado rallied for three unearned runs in the ninth inning and a 5-3 victory that snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2) scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 16, 2018 - 10:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, and a beleaguered bullpen held on as the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. The Nationals won for just the third time in their last 10 games...
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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker argues with the umpiring crew after Ronald Acuna Jr was hit by a pitch from Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday , Aug. 15, 2018 in Atlanta. Urena was ejected. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2018 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena's plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna's pain. The reigning AL home run leader knows that with so many big flies comes a risk that some disgruntled pitcher may try burying a fastball in your ribs. "...
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