Professional baseball

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, celebrates with Tyler Naquin after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 12-0 in a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 20, 2018 - 6:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber shut down the White Sox and became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season. So what else is new for the reigning AL Cy Young winner? Kluber allowed one hit over seven dominant innings and retired his final 14 batters Wednesday as the Cleveland Indians routed Chicago...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera, left, hits a home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Sam Tuivailala during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Yadier Molina. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Odubel Herrera smiled when told he was being compared to Ichiro Suzuki and Vladimir Guerrero. He has potential to be known by his first name just like Ichiro and Vlad, too. Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the...
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Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett celebrates with Scott Schebler (43) after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Tigers knew exactly what hit them — the daunting combination of a homer-friendly park and a free-swinging Reds offense starting to come around. Scooter Gennett hit a tying two-run homer , and Eugenio Suarez also connected on the next pitch — a hit originally ruled a double but...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 3:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ pitched a season-high 8 1-3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run and the Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Wednesday for Toronto's seventh win in eight home games. Happ (9-3) allowed four runs and six hits, walked none and...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2018 - 2:52 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There is never a June gloom for Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout. Trout drove in two runs, Kole Calhoun and Ian Kinsler added solo homers and the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Trout continued his torrid hitting in June...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story (27) celebrates a solo home run with Ian Desmond (20) during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
June 20, 2018 - 2:46 am
DENVER (AP) — A show of power helped take the edge off the Colorado Rockies' recent pitching problems. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and Colorado snapped an eight-game home losing...
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San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis leaps out but cannot reach over the fence to catch a fly ball that went into the stands hit by Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were down to their last strike when Stephen Piscotty hit a tying home run off closer Brad Hand, who was San Diego's only All-Star last year. Jed Lowie then hit a two-run shot with two outs in the 10th to lift the Athletics to a 4-2 victory Tuesday night. Hand...
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, relieves pitcher Hunter Strickland in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, June 18, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 20, 2018 - 2:15 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEED A HAND The Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then cost himself six to eight...
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San Francisco Giants' Gorkys Hernandez swings for a two-run home run off Miami Marlins' Dan Straily during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 20, 2018 - 2:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey certainly thought he got hit by a pitch in retaliation. Manager Bruce Bochy is still disappointed the Marlins plunked Evan Longoria last week and the third baseman is now recovering from surgery on his left hand. Miami's Don Mattingly insists nobody on either side...
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Chicago Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., left, celebrates his game winning RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brock Stewart, as Kris Bryant, right, scores the winning run during the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 20, 2018 - 12:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. got even. So did the Chicago Cubs. Almora hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Tuesday night to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader. Kris Bryant sparked the winning rally with a leadoff triple...
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