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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, bottom, advances to second base on a wild pitch ahead of the throw to San Diego Padres' Ty France during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Austin Hedges had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, and Joey Lucchesi pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Luis Urías also went deep for the Padres, who had lost seven...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. cannot hold on to a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to...
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Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg works against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant swings in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 18, 2019 - 2:58 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs take on Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates in prime time at the MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Cubs left-hander José Quintana (10-7, 4.11 ERA) is 6-0 in eight starts...
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Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron, left, rounds the bases past Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The shot scored Marwin Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 18, 2019 - 2:08 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Duffey's season win total increased before the game while he was sitting in the clubhouse and again Saturday night after he was back out on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Duffey got the decision in the Twins' latest win by retiring the last two batters of the fifth...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames (7) celebrates his two-run home run with Ryan Braun, right, during the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, early Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Washington. The Brewers won 15-14 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 18, 2019 - 1:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing two dozen runs and multiple comebacks over nine innings, Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell knew he had never seen something quite like the Brewers' game against the Washington Nationals. He couldn't have guessed there would be another five innings of back-and-forth...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. dives to catch a fly ball by Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager with the bases loaded for the final out in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 18, 2019 - 12:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves reliever Luke Jackson summed up his team's mindset against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "They're kind of like our David and Goliath, you know?" Jackson said. "Whenever we've gone out there it's been rough. They're a good team, we're a good team, 1-2, just duking it out. It's nice...
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Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon watches his solo home run off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Wei-Yin Chen during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 17, 2019 - 11:41 pm
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon continued his power surge with two home runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 on Saturday night for their first three-game winning streak in two months. McMahon has homered in three straight games and four of his last five to set a career high with...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 17, 2019 - 11:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso's error at first base in the fourth inning led to Kansas City's only run of the night and put the New York Mets behind. So when he got a chance to come through for his teammates with the bases loaded in the seventh, Alonso didn't want to fail. After narrowly...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi (26) douses Michael Brosseau after Brosseau's walkoff RBI single off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Matt Hall scored Eric Sogard during the 13th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 17, 2019 - 11:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau came through in the 13th inning to finish a long night and end an extended scoring drought by the Tampa Bay Rays. Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th drove in Eric Sogard to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night in a game...
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