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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon greets Anthony Rizzo after Rizzo's home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs' 9-5 win is Maddon's 1.000th in the majors. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 16, 2017 - 11:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Slumping sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber homered, rookie Ian Happ connected again and the Chicago Cubs beat Cincinnati 9-5 Tuesday night, giving manager Joe Maddon his 1,000th career win. Maddon's victories have come with the Angels, Rays and reigning World Series champion...
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Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 16, 2017 - 10:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Unbeaten ace Dallas Keuchel became the first seven-game winner in the majors despite pitching only five innings, his shortest outing this season, and the Houston Astros beat the swooning Miami Marlins 12-2 on Tuesday night. Jake Marisnick tripled his season RBI total to six with a pair...
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Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra, left, gets congratulated as he heads to the dugout on a solo home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 16, 2017 - 9:59 pm
A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit the Minnesota Twins in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) pitches for the Twins against rookie...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson, right, is congratulated by Evan Longoria after Dickerson hit a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 16, 2017 - 9:33 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five home runs, leading the Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit solo home runs in the third and fifth off Danny Salazar (2-4). Colby Rasmus and Derek Norris also hit solo shots off...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Corey Dickerson, right, is congratulated by Evan Longoria after Dickerson hit a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 16, 2017 - 9:30 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five home runs, leading the Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit solo home runs in the third and fifth off Danny Salazar (2-4). Colby Rasmus and Derek Norris also hit solo shots off...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning interleague baseball action in Toronto, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 16, 2017 - 8:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker calls first baseman Freddie Freeman "a boring professional." Snitker's only half right. These days, there's plenty of excitement whenever Freeman swings the bat. Dansby Swanson hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Freeman added a two-run shot...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning interleague baseball action in Toronto, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 16, 2017 - 7:24 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman also had a two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday, sweeping their two-game series. Swanson snapped a 5-all tie with a leadoff drive to center off Danny Barnes (0-1...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during seventh inning interleague baseball action in Toronto, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 16, 2017 - 7:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Dansby Swanson hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman also had a two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday, sweeping their two-game series. Swanson snapped a 5-all tie with a leadoff drive to center off Danny Barnes (0-1...
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Seattle Mariners closing pitcher Tony Zych and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch share congratulations with teammates after the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Monday, May 15, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 16, 2017 - 3:10 am
SEATTLE (AP) — After expecting the night off, Tony Zych made the most of a surprise call in the ninth inning. Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each hit a two-run homer, and Zych bailed out struggling closer Edwin Diaz with a game-ending strikeout with the bases loaded to preserve Seattle's 6-5 victory...
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San Diego Padres' Erick Aybar is greeted by teammates after scoring on a two-RBI double by Hunter Renfroe during the second inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, May 15, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 16, 2017 - 2:43 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Hunter Renfroe gave the San Diego Padres a huge boost a day after they took an embarrassing loss. Renfroe hit a two-run homer with no outs in the 10th inning to lift the Padres to a 6-5 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. "That was my very first walk-off home...
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