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Texas Rangers' Nick Solak watches his two-run home run, next to Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 12, 2019 - 11:38 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak homered off the pitcher he was traded for two months ago, and Texas beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Thursday night, giving the Rangers consecutive series victories for the first time since June. The rookie's two-run shot off hard-throwing reliever Peter Fairbanks...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill looks down after walking in a run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. Hill left the game in the first inning.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)
September 12, 2019 - 11:18 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Now that Rich Hill finally got past an arm injury, he's got a knee problem that might ruin his bid to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason. Hill struggled with his control during his first start since June 19 and hurt his left knee in the process, a development that...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Cesar Hernandez celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 12, 2019 - 11:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez hit one of four Philadelphia home runs and added an RBI single to help the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. J.T. Realmuto, Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies, who remained two games behind the Cubs...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, talks with catcher Gary Sanchez during the second inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
September 12, 2019 - 10:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees wrapped up their visit to Detroit with two victories and a couple new injuries. All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez became the Yankees' latest health concern when he exited the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with left groin tightness as New York beat Detroit 6-...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler singles against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher DJ Johnson in the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 12, 2019 - 8:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals had the upper hand from the start on a day the ball was flying out of Coors Field. Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong opened the game with successive home runs and the Cardinals connected five times in all, beating the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday. Marcell...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove works in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 12, 2019 - 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Musgrove made some adjustments to his delivery, and he's enjoying the results. Musgrove pitched five shutout innings and hit a triple, Jacob Stallings homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday. The Pirates took three of four in the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish tosses the ball as he works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 12, 2019 - 8:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field feeling better about their situation than they had in several days. Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings, and the Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday to remain tied...
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New York Mets' Juan Lagares (12) and Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks during their baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 12, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Juan Lagares, Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets kept up their playoff push by pounding the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lagares hit his first career grand slam and a two-run shot as the Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by going deep six times, routing Arizona 11-1...
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Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier celebrates in the dugout his three-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Chicago. Jorge Soler, and Whit Merrifield also scored. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 12, 2019 - 7:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost likes to think his team has moved forward despite its 55-92 record this season. Its recent play vouches for that, at least for now. Hunter Dozier hit a tie-breaking, three-run home run in the sixth, Jorge Soler had his third homer in two days and...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, watches a foul ball during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 12, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is ending his second major league season early to make sure he's prepared to resume his two-way career in 2020. The Los Angeles Angels slugger and pitcher will miss the rest of the season to have surgery on his left kneecap, the team announced Thursday. Los...
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