Professional baseball

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates in the dugout after hitting a pinch-hit home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
May 19, 2019 - 2:55 am
PHOENIX (AP) — His pitching line didn't completely indicate it, but Madison Bumgarner couldn't have felt better on the mound Saturday night. It helped that his San Francisco Giants teammates provided plenty of run support. Bumgarner allowed four runs and five hits with six strikeouts in 6 1/3...
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Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop celebrates with Eddie Rosario (20) after hitting a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Ryan Garton during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
May 19, 2019 - 2:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as part of the Minnesota Twins' best offensive output of the season, an 18-4 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Miguel Sano also homered for the Twins, who extended their season-high...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows watches his home run during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)
May 19, 2019 - 2:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory. Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI for Houston (31-15), which matched...
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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, gets congratulations from Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run, as Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado, center, looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a Jesus Aguilar single to center field during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
May 18, 2019 - 11:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman led off the 10th inning with a home run into the right-field seats, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The Braves recovered to win their fourth straight game after Luke Jackson blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth. Freeman...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) walks off the mound as Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 18, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from...
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Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers (11) tags out Houston Astros' Max Stassi in a rundown after a line-out by Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 18, 2019 - 10:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Houston Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night for their 10th straight victory. Michael Brantley had three hits and an RBI for Houston (31-15), which matched...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter watches his RBI double against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 18, 2019 - 10:38 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Carpenter almost homered and almost got picked off in the same decisive inning that pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to their first victory over Texas since the 2011 World Series. Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth inning after his opposite-field...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
May 18, 2019 - 8:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered a powerful swing and Aaron Nola provided the punchouts. Harper homered over the batter's eye in center field, Nola tied his career high with 12 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-...
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Cleveland Indians' Jordan Luplow hits a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Cleveland. Carlos Santana scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 18, 2019 - 8:45 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Adam Plutko's season debut for Cleveland couldn't have gone much better. Called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game, Plutko allowed one run in six innings — a solo homer by Trey Mancini for Baltimore's only hit — and the Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1 on Saturday. Plutko...
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