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Gabriel Alexander Pérez Vizcaino, alias "Bone," behind wearing helmet, a suspect in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, is taken to court in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, June 17, 2019. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, June 9. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
June 18, 2019 - 9:11 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston. The...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in New York. Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 18, 2019 - 3:02 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor...
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From left to right, Chris, Lisa, and Ariana Kukec watch the Oakland Athletics during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 18, 2019 - 2:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a...
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Seattle Mariners' Tom Murphy hits a three-run home run off of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy that also scored J.P. Crawford and Daniel Vogelbach during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
June 18, 2019 - 2:39 am
SEATTLE (AP) — It might be because he's never received enough of a chance, but until this year, Jorge Soler has never been lumped in with the game's top power hitters. Maybe it's time to add him to the list. Soler hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Anthony Bass, and the Kansas...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Beede throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 18, 2019 - 2:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much Bruce Bochy hasn't seen in his 25 years as a big-league manager. One of his favorite things is watching a young player achieve a career milestone. Tyler Beede did just that against the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed one run over six innings to earn...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 18, 2019 - 2:00 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics hoped to get a steady presence from right-hander Mike Fiers when they brought him back on a two-year contract with more than $14 million in the offseason. He's been rock solid. Fiers pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Oakland took advantage of...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
June 18, 2019 - 1:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin (3 for...
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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado watches his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, June 17, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 18, 2019 - 1:15 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado homered and doubled a few hours after appealing a one-game suspension handed down by MLB, and left-hander Joey Lucchesi threw seven brilliant innings in a combined four-hitter to lead the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Monday night. Machado was...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, June 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
June 18, 2019 - 12:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in New York. Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 18, 2019 - 12:17 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: STANTON RETURNS Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor...
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