Professional baseball

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, right, watches his two-run home run in front of Baltimore Orioles' Pedro Severino during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 17, 2019 - 11:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez's role in Boston's rotation just got a lot bigger. Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility. Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a...
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Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen (21) is congratulated by Aristides Aquino after scoring during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
August 17, 2019 - 11:10 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino keeps hitting historic home runs. Cincinnati's red-hot rookie had a three-run homer, Nick Senzel added a leadoff shot and the Reds dropped the St. Louis Cardinals back into a tie with Chicago for first place in the NL Central Division with a 6-1 victory on...
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San Diego Padres' Dinelson Lamet pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 17, 2019 - 10:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinelson Lamet pitched six solid innings, Ty France hit a tiebreaking single and the San Diego Padres cooled off the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-3 victory Saturday night. Lamet (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts and a walk. The 27-year-old right-hander...
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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 17, 2019 - 10:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That's when he could just make out...
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Former Texas Rangers player Josh Hamilton makes comments during a ceremony where the club inducted him into its Hall of Fame, before the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 17, 2019 - 10:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton said he had forgotten how the grass looked and smelled at the home of the Texas Rangers. He hadn't been there since playing in the AL Division Series four years ago. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP the season the Rangers went to their first World Series, was back for...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson swings for an RBI-single off Houston Astros' Rogelio Armenteros in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 17, 2019 - 9:03 pm
OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt believes the Oakland Athletics' struggles against the Houston Astros are due in part to the perception that the 2017 World Series championship are unbeatable. He helped pierce that aura of invincibility on Saturday. Matt Chapman doubled among his three hits and...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 17, 2019 - 7:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team's doctors said the results showed...
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Seattle Mariners' Austin Nola celebrates in the dugout with teammates after hitting a solo home run during fourth-inning baseball game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 7:09 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Seager got a kick out of displacing Alex Rodríguez from the Seattle Mariners' record book. Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Austin Nola also went deep, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Saturday. Seager's two-out drive off the right...
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August 17, 2019 - 7:06 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey was awarded a win on Saturday, a day after pitching in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Duffey entered Friday night's game with two outs and a runner at second base in the sixth inning, Texas having taken a 3-2 lead on the last...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly, top, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias reacts during the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 17, 2019 - 6:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urìas has accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. MLB gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining...
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