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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, center, is congratulated in the dugout after making an over-the-shoulder catch on a Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus flyout to end to bottom of the fourth inning of baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 20, 2019 - 1:49 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney struggled to describe his emotions with the Los Angeles Angels back in Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series against the Rangers last month. Standing next to the No. 45 jersey hanging...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 20, 2019 - 1:10 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday night in a series opener between NL Central contenders. Yasmani Grandal's ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth inning...
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Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu celebrates his three run home run against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug 19, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
August 20, 2019 - 12:58 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson made a mistake, and José Abreu was ready. Abreu hit a towering three-run homer in Chicago's four-run second inning, helping Iván Nova and the White Sox beat the Twins 6-4 on Monday night. Minnesota returned home after a 5-1 road trip helped re-establish its control of...
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Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, center, is congratulated in the dugout after making an over-the-shoulder catch on a Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus flyout to end to bottom of the fourth inning of baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
August 20, 2019 - 12:57 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away Monday night. Isiah Kiner-Falefa...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Wade Miley throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros allowed 14 hits on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. They were able to escape with a win despite all the traffic on the bases by making big pitches when it mattered most. Yuli Gurriel had two hits and drove in two runs as the Astros built a lead with a big...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson walks to the dugout after being removed during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 20, 2019 - 12:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Only when Dakota Hudson reached the dugout after being removed from the game did he realize something was different. "Guys were giving me hugs instead of handshakes," the St. Louis Cardinals starter said. "I thought, what was going on? I didn't know it was a no-hitter." Hudson and...
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Seattle Mariners' Tom Murphy (2) celebrates with J.P. Crawford (3) and Austin Nola (23) after Murphy hit a three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brendan McKay during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 19, 2019 - 11:58 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brendan McKay couldn't provide a lift for a depleted Tampa Bay rotation and was headed back to the minors after his latest start. Tom Murphy homered twice and drove in four runs, Austin Nola also went deep and had three RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Rays 9-3 on...
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Washington Nationals' Asdrubal Cabrera hits a double driving in two runs in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 19, 2019 - 11:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nationals are on a hot streak at the plate that defies explanation. "If anyone knew the answer to that, they could write a book and make millions of dollars," Adam Eaton said. The onslaught continued Monday night when Asdrúbal Cabrera hit the last of Washington's four home...
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Kansas City Royals catcher Nick Dini holds a baseball between Baltimore Orioles batters during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Baltimore. Dini hit his first career home run and the Royals won. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 19, 2019 - 11:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the...
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San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kirby Yates (39) celebrates with catcher Francisco Mejia, right, after closing the ninth inning of a baseball game with bases loaded against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 19, 2019 - 11:15 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Francisco Mejía hit one off the foul pole. Manny Machado had another big hit off Trevor Bauer. The San Diego Padres were in position for a third straight victory with the NL's leading closer on the mound. Kirby Yates came close to giving it up, but found the pitch he needed to...
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