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Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro (38) beats the throw to New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) to steal second in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 23, 2019 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts gets out of the way of a wild pitch from Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 12:40 am
TORONTO (AP) — Michael Chavis got his team a win and his teammates some rest. Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night...
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New York Mets Rajai Davis smiles while running the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 23, 2019 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rajai Davis took batting practice Wednesday afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 38-year-old outfielder ended his night hitting a three-run homer that capped a thrilling eighth-inning rally for the New York Mets. "It was a normal day when it started," Davis said after a...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 23, 2019 - 12:18 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Marcell Ozuna made Homer Bailey work. Then he made him pay. Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage and the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on Wednesday night. Brad Keller threw seven-...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Elias Diaz (32) scores ahead of the tag attempted by Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters during the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 23, 2019 - 12:17 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another feat of strength from Josh Bell didn't do the Pittsburgh Pirates much good Wednesday night. For the second time in two weeks, the switch-hitting slugger homered into the Allegheny River on the fly. Before then, only three balls had splashed into the river without bouncing...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Avisail Garcia celebrates with Guillermo Heredia (54) after Garcia hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 23, 2019 - 12:02 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a night of redemption for Kevin Kiermaier, who hit a three-run homer and made the biggest defensive play of the game to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday. One day earlier, Kiermaier's baserunning blunder took the Rays out of a 7...
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Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson celebrates his two-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 22, 2019 - 11:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer. Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait. Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, left, celebrates his home run with third base coach Phil Nevin during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 22, 2019 - 11:38 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Playing in a small ballpark against a struggling pitching staff, the New York Yankees went with their most obvious strength to pound out another victory. Gleyber Torres hit two of New York's five home runs, and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 Wednesday night to secure...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Cassidy's Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer works against an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
May 22, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Left-hander Eric Lauer pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in seven starts and Greg Garcia had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run for his hometown San Diego Padres, who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. Lauer (3-4) held...
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