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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher pitcher Ryan Weber (65) works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora was hoping to get four or five decent innings out of spot starter Ryan Weber. The unheralded right-hander gave Boston a whole lot more. Weber pitched six impressive innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had three RBIs...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit, right, celebrates his home run with third base coach Phil Nevin (88) during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 23, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Perhaps figuring that Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez were worn out from circling the bases, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wrote out a starting lineup without both sluggers in the finale of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The benefit of such a move was that both...
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New York Yankees' CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — CC Sabathia's ailing right knee landed him on the 10-day injured list Thursday, although the New York Yankees don't expect the star lefty to be sidelined for long. Sabathia has right knee inflammation, a problem he's been dealing with for a long time. "This is something we know we'...
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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez follows through on his two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
May 23, 2019 - 2:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING The Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-year-...
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Chicago White Sox's Charlie Tilson (22) is congratulated by third base coach Nick Capra after hitting a grand slam against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 23, 2019 - 1:14 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Charlie Tilson hit a grand slam for his first career homer and the White Sox turned the only triple play in the majors this season during a 9-4 victory. It's the first time in franchise...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham follows through on a solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 23, 2019 - 1:11 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Avisail Garcia and Kevin Kiermaier each hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to power the Tampa Bay Rays past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night. Kiermaier also made a rocket throw from center field to cut down Cody Bellinger at home plate, keeping the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
May 23, 2019 - 1:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn't sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers,...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson watches his three-run home run off San Francisco Giants' Jeff Samardzija during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 23, 2019 - 12:56 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman hit back-to-back homers in the second inning, when Atlanta scored six unearned runs after San Francisco botched a double play, and the surging Braves beat the Giants 9-2 on Wednesday night. Austin Riley also homered for the Braves. Max Fried...
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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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