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San Francisco Giants' Dereck Rodriquez delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
August 16, 2019 - 1:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — On his fourth trip to the majors this season, Dereck Rodriguez looked like a pitcher who plans to stay. Rodriguez pitched seven innings of three-hit ball after being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento earlier Thursday, Evan Longoria had a 412-foot homer among his three hits and four...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers works against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 16, 2019 - 1:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper celebrates the team's win over the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5 on a grand slam by Harper in the ninth. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 16, 2019 - 1:20 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 Thursday night for a three-game sweep. Harper delivered his biggest hit yet in his first season with the Phillies,...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, is high-fived in the dugout after his solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 16, 2019 - 1:13 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout went 4 for 4, scored four runs and hit his AL-leading 40th homer, and Andrew Heaney pitched seven innings of four-hit ball in the Los Angeles Angels' 8-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Trout put a solo shot off Reynaldo Lopez (7-10) into the...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 16, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time José Ramírez and the Cleveland Indians were finally done thrashing the Yankees on Thursday night, rookie designated hitter Mike Ford was at least enjoying a chuckle at his own expense on the mound for New York. This one was a laugher from the get-go, but it might not...
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Minnesota Twins third base coach Tony Diaz sends Jorge Polanco home, scoring on a C.J. Cron single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Miguel Sano also scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 16, 2019 - 12:43 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins keep hitting home runs, and maintaining the slimmest possible lead in the AL Central. Rosario matched his career high with his 27th homer, and like Miguel Sanó went deep for the second game in a row, as the Twins beat the Texas Rangers...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) celebrates his grand slam with teammates during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 16, 2019 - 12:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper knows everyone in the dugout and ballpark expects him to get clutch hits in moments just like this. Boy, he crushed it. Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-...
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New York Mets Marcus Stroman (7) celebrates with the dugout after scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Tami Chappell)
August 16, 2019 - 12:08 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario helped the New York Mets pile up huge totals of hits and runs. The Mets needed almost all of them to hold off the homer-happy Atlanta Braves. Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest...
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Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, left, and relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias celebrate the team's 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
August 15, 2019 - 11:31 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sonny Gray was terrific for Cincinnati once again. Especially at a key moment in the third inning. Gray struck out 10 while pitching five scoreless innings, and the Reds held off the St. Louis Cardinals for a 2-1 victory Thursday night. St. Louis had won five in a row to move into...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton waits for the pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning of a baseball game in New York. Giancarlo Stanton wants to return from his knee injury in time to fine-tune that powerful swing for October. Sidelined nearly all season, the New York Yankees slugger is hitting indoors and throwing as he rehabs from a sprained right knee that's been slow to heal since he got hurt June 25. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
August 15, 2019 - 8:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton wants to return from his knee injury in time to fine-tune that powerful swing for October. Sidelined nearly all season, the New York Yankees slugger is hitting indoors and throwing as he rehabs from a sprained right knee that's been slow to heal since he got hurt...
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