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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado gestures as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run, next to San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2019 - 1:28 am
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado continued his torrid hitting and blasted his way into the record books to lead the Colorado Rockies to another close victory. He hit his 40th home run and Trevor Story connected twice to lead the Rockies past the San Diego Padres 10-8 on Friday night. Arenado's two-run...
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Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar (23) greets Ramon Laureano, right, at the top of the dugout after Laureano hit a three-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 14, 2019 - 1:21 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis will probably miss the hitter-friendly home of the Texas Rangers more than most. The Oakland slugger might not quite be finished at Globe Life Park. Davis homered twice, Ramon Laureano connected on the game's fourth three-run shot to break a tie in the sixth...
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Houston Astros' George Springer watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The Astros won 4-1. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
September 14, 2019 - 12:59 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — George Springer turned a night of frustration into a ninth-inning celebration. Springer hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the ninth inning, Gerrit Cole win his 13th straight decision and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Friday night to stop a three-game...
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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jonathan Villar misplays a grounder hit by Detroit Tigers' Willi Castro for a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 14, 2019 - 12:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — Baltimore beat Detroit in the opener of the battle of the bad. In the first meeting in 50 years of major league teams both 50 or more games under .500, DJ Stewart and Trey Mancini homered to lead the Orioles over the Tigers 6-2 on Friday night. "I think we can all look in the mirror...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard walks off the field after the top of the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 13, 2019 - 11:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard got caught again, this time by the smart-swinging Los Angeles Dodgers. Syndergaard kept wobbling with Wilson Ramos behind the plate while Clayton Kershaw was right in the pocket, sending the Dodgers over the New York Mets 9-2 Friday night. "It wasn't terrible," Mets...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka follows through on a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 13, 2019 - 11:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Markakis didn't show any rust in his return from the injured list. Markakis went 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly, Mike Soroka allowed one hit over six innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Friday night. Atlanta moved 9½ games in front of Washington...
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Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Bo Bichette, front right, rounds the bases after hitting a walkoff home run to defeat the New York Yankees in the 12th inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 11:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, Bichette led off the 12th against Tyler Lyons (1-2) with his 11th home run. Wilmer Font (4-4...
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Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras (40) celebrates with teammate Nico Hoerner left, after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 13, 2019 - 11:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt (46) is congratulated by teammate Dexter Fowler (25) after hitting a three-run home run as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, stands at the plate during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in St. Louis. The home run was the second of the game for Goldschmidt. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 13, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to back Adam Wainwright, who pitched six innings of two-hit ball as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-0 on Friday night. The win gives the Cardinals a five-game lead over the third-place Brewers in the NL...
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The tarp rests on the field after a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians was postponed due to inclement weather, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. The Indians and Twins are scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 13, 2019 - 11:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called...
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