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MLB Notebook: Judge, Chapman work out, could return this week

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge had 11 at-bats in a simulated game and New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches, perhaps...

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Gonzalez's homer helps Astros down Mariners 7-0

HOUSTON (AP) — If rookie Josh James keeps throwing this way, he might just pitch himself onto Houston's postseason roster.James...

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Cowart hits grand slam, drives in 5 as Angels stall A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kaleb Cowart hit a go-ahead grand slam in a six-run sixth inning before adding an RBI triple, and the...

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Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory over Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For Blake Snell, all the setbacks set up all these victories.Snell became the major leagues' first...

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Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around...

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Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a high-arching, solo home run to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a...

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Shaw's 2-run single lifts Giants over last-place Padres, 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giants rookie Chris Shaw hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and San Francisco rallied to beat San Diego...

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Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past Diamondbacks 9-1

PHOENIX (AP) — Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead...

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Brewers still struggling to score, fall to Reds 3-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' inconsistent offense couldn't offset Chase Anderson's continuing home run...

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Cardinals win 3rd straight, send Braves to 4th straight loss

ATLANTA (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt loved watching Yadier Molina grind out a big at-bat in the eighth inning.With the...

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Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As the losses mounted and the Phillies tumbled far out of first place, it was clear many players were...

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Yankees top Red Sox 3-2, deny Boston a division clincher

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in...

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Lavarnway drives in winning run, Pirates top Royals in 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Lavarnway was an unlikely candidate to get a big hit in a pressure situation for the Pirates.The...

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Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox after delay

NEW YORK (AP) — Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees'...

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Strasburg fans 11, Nationals top Marlins 4-2

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg gave the Washington Nationals just what they needed.Strasburg matched his season-high with 11...

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Gimenez, Austin lead Twins over Tigers, 5-3

DETROIT (AP) — Jake Odorizzi loves the way he's pitching.The Minnesota Twins righty only wishes he could have discovered this...

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Nationals take on faraway Fresno as Triple-A affiliate

MIAMI (AP) — Players joining the Washington Nationals from their Triple-A affiliate will have to take some redeye flights the...

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Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber isn't letting up as the regular season winds down.Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record...

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LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:LAST CHAPTERLocked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies...

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Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record 108th loss

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles trudged off the field following a historic loss, still not absorbing that they are part...

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Cubs closer Morrow shut down for rest of 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say closer Brandon Morrow will be shut down for rest of the year because of an injured right...

Why Mike Gundy is showing the world his goofy side

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Oklahoma State and Boise State, opponents of Saturday, have built powerful programs over the past decade or so. But they sometimes zig where others zag. Boise has blue turf. OSU has Mike Gundy.

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Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the...

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Cleveland pitcher hoping to return in postseason

Trevor Bauer is 12-6 with a 2.22 ERA in 25 starts. He has been sidelined since he was struck on the lower leg by a line drive...

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White Sox slugger Abreu hospitalized with thigh infection

CLEVELAND (AP) — White Sox All-Star slugger Jose Abreu remains hospitalized with an infection in his right thigh.Abreu was...

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Rangers make Sounds decision with Triple-A move to Nashville

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are making a Sounds decision by moving their Triple-A affiliation to Nashville.The...

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Justus Sheffield brought up to Yankees, could make debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Justus Sheffield was put on the roster by the New York Yankees and could make his major league...

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Indians' Bauer throws to hitters for first time since injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer threw to hitters for the first time since breaking his right leg last month and hopes to be back...

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Betts to sit vs Yankees with side injury, soggy conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox star Mookie Betts will sit out Boston's series opener against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night...

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APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players' union officials met last month with management of the four teams accused in a grievance of...

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$135M in funding OK'd for Seattle Mariners ballpark

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's King County Council has approved $135 million in public funding for improvements at Safeco...

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Rain forecast pushes Yankees-Red Sox to night game

NEW YORK (AP) — The start of the New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox has been pushed back to 7:05 p.m.The Yankees...

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Yankees open series at home against Boston

Boston Red Sox (103-47, first in AL East) vs. New York Yankees (91-58, second in AL East)New York; Tuesday, 1:05 p.m....

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Upton providing spark for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels (74-76, fourth in AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (90-60, second in AL West)Oakland, California; Tuesday,...

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Tampa Bay takes on Texas after combined 2-hitter

Tampa Bay Rays (83-66, third in AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (64-86, fifth in AL West)Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m....

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Brewers hit the field after Yelich's cycle

Cincinnati Reds (64-87, fifth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (86-65, second in NL Central)Milwaukee; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m....

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Seattle in action against Houston after combined 3-hitter

Seattle Mariners (83-67, third in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (94-56, first in AL West)Houston; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m....

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Pederson leads Dodgers into matchup with Colorado

Colorado Rockies (82-68, second in NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (83-68, first in NL West)Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m....

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Gomber, Cardinals to face Sanchez, Braves

St. Louis Cardinals (83-68, third in NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (83-67, first in NL East)Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:35 p.m....

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Philadelphia's Aaron Nola aims for 17th win of the season

New York Mets (70-80, fourth in NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-73, second in NL East)Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m....

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Twins to visit Tigers Tuesday

Minnesota Twins (69-81, second in AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (61-89, third in AL Central)Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Chicago faces Arizona after combined 3-hitter

Chicago Cubs (88-62, first in NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (78-73, third in NL West)Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m....

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Toronto in action against Baltimore following combined 3-hitter

Toronto Blue Jays (68-82, fourth in AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (43-107, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m....

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Rendon looks to stay clutch against Marlins

Washington Nationals (76-75, third in NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (59-91, fifth in NL East)Miami; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Rodon gets the start for White Sox in series opener against Indians

Chicago White Sox (59-90, fourth in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (83-66, first in AL Central)Cleveland; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Lucchesi scheduled to start as San Diego hosts San Francisco

San Francisco Giants (71-80, fourth in NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (60-91, fifth in NL West)San Diego; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m....

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Royals to face Pirates on the road

Kansas City Royals (52-98, fifth in AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (75-74, fourth in NL Central)Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:05...

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Yelich propels Brewers with 2nd cycle in 3 weeks vs Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same...

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Yelich's 2nd cycle in 3 weeks vs Reds leads Brewers, 8-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich cycled his way into the record book.Milwaukee's streaking slugger became the first major...

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LEADING OFF: Bosox try to clinch in Bronx, Snell goes for 20

A look at what's happening around the majors today:BOSOX BUBBLY?The Red Sox can clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium with a...

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Wong begins Cardinals' homer parade in 11-6 win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been unbeatable this season when the St. Louis Cardinals score him a couple of runs.He's 16-0...

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Dodgers top Rockies 8-2, move back into 1st in NL West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson let his fist bump with a fan in the front row show just how good he was feeling Monday...

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Crawford, Longoria homer to carry Giants over Padres 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants' rookies got the better of the San Diego Padres' youngsters in a matchup of NL West...

Find out who made the grade in OU's win at Iowa State

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The Sooners got their fair share of good grades, but there remains plenty to work on after a 37-27 victory at Iowa State.

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Hendricks takes shutout into 9th, Cubs beat D-backs 5-1

PHOENIX (AP) — Kyle Hendricks received a standing ovation from Chicago Cubs fans in Arizona for merely laying down a sacrifice...

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Rockies SS Trevor Story leaves with elbow injury vs Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been removed from a critical game against the Los Angeles...

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Mets may shut down Wheeler after strong start vs Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If this was it for Zack Wheeler, he finished strong and — probably most importantly — healthy.Wheeler...

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Vogelbach's slam in 8th powers Seattle over Houston 4-1

HOUSTON (AP) — When Houston's Jake Marisnick made a highlight-reel catch on a ball hit by Robinson Cano for the second out of...

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Glasnow limits Rangers to 2 infield singles in Rays' 3-0 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow finally has a win to go with the label of the pitcher Tampa Bay got in the trade for...

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Nats balk in a run, blow 4-run lead vs Marlins in 8-5 loss

MIAMI (AP) — Wander Suero was trying to pick a runner off first base when he let another stroll into home.Suero balked in a run...

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Twins beat Tigers 6-1 behind 6 sharp innings from Stewart

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire encountered a familiar face during the pregame lineup exchange.It was his son — representing the...

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Rookie Stallings caps Pirates' 7-6 comeback win over Royals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacob Stallings has 19 hits in parts of three major league seasons, and the rookie third-string catcher has...

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Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

BALTIMORE (AP) — A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it.Baltimore...

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Yelich completes 2nd cycle of season _ both against Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich has hit for the cycle for the second time this season, setting a major league record by doing...

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Twins' Eddie Rosario aggravates quad injury

DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota left fielder Eddie Rosario left Monday night's game at Detroit after aggravating a right quad...

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Tigers' Fulmer seeks 2nd opinion for possible meniscus issue

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer is seeking a second opinion after an MRI showed possible damage to the right-hander's...

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Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge had 11 at-bats in a simulated game and New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw 22...

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OKC Dodgers announce 2019 schedule

Oklahoma City won its third division title in four seasons since becoming the Dodgers, and 2019 is already in the...

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A look at some notable US game-fixing scandals

Notable game-fixing scandals in the United States:2013: Auburn basketball player Varez Ward is charged with trying to fix...

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Los Angeles and hot-hitting Yasiel Puig set for matchup with Colorado

Colorado Rockies (82-67, first in NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (82-68, second in NL West)Los Angeles; Monday, 10:10 p.m....

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Rangers kick off series at home against Rays

Tampa Bay Rays (82-66, third in AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (64-85, fifth in AL West)Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8:05 p.m....

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San Francisco opens series at San Diego

San Francisco Giants (70-80, fourth in NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (60-90, fifth in NL West)San Diego; Monday, 10:10 p.m....

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Twins begin series at Detroit

Minnesota Twins (68-81, second in AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (61-88, third in AL Central)Detroit; Monday, 7:10 p.m....

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Musgrove to start series opener for Pittsburgh against Kansas City

Kansas City Royals (52-97, fifth in AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (74-74, fourth in NL Central)Pittsburgh; Monday, 7:05...

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Toronto starts series at Baltimore

Toronto Blue Jays (67-82, fourth in AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (43-106, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Monday, 7:05 p.m....

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Cincinnati looks to hot-hitting Peraza against Milwaukee

Cincinnati Reds (64-86, fifth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (85-65, second in NL Central)Milwaukee; Monday, 7:40 p.m....

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Ozuna looks to stay clutch against Atlanta

St. Louis Cardinals (82-68, third in NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (83-66, first in NL East)Atlanta; Monday, 7:35 p.m....

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Astros look to build on Verlander's solid start

Seattle Mariners (82-67, third in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (94-55, first in AL West)Houston; Monday, 8:10 p.m....

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Mets begin series at Philadelphia

New York Mets (69-80, fourth in NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-72, second in NL East)Philadelphia; Monday, 7:05 p.m....

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Soto puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Miami

Washington Nationals (76-74, third in NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (58-91, fifth in NL East)Miami; Monday, 7:10 p.m....

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Arizona begins series at home against Cubs

Chicago Cubs (87-62, first in NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (78-72, third in NL West)Phoenix; Monday, 9:40 p.m....

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Brewers can't complete rally in 9th, lose to Pirates 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says every day is going to be difficult during the final two weeks of the...

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Verlander, Astros beat Diamondbacks 5-4, extend AL West lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander continued his strong September with another dominating outing Sunday.Verlander struck out 11 in...

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Betances blows save, Yanks fall to Jays with Red Sox next

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox-Yankees in late September — as sure a thing as exists for baseball's schedule makers. AL East powers,...

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LEADING OFF: NL West showdown, Cards-Braves, Cubs slumping

A look at what's happening around the majors today:FINAL COUNTDOWNWith the Rockies a half-game ahead of the Dodgers for the NL...

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Yelich has Brewers closing in on postseason spot

While much of the focus last offseason was on the trade that sent Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins to the Yankees, there was...

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Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright had something to prove.Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in...

Why meat-and-potatoes non-conference games in college football may be giving way to cupcakes

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OU and OSU are giving college football fans in our state a treat with a run of fabulous non-conference games. But with the guaranteed payouts being demanded by more mid-major schools, quality non-conference games are becoming increasingly more...

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Betts hurts side, says injury minor, Red Sox near East title

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left the game after hurting his left side making a throw to home plate during...

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Senzatela, Rockies hold playoff position, top Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leave it to Antonio Senzatela to end Colorado's longest scoring drought this season with his first hit in...

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Mejia's slam lifts Padres to 7-3 win over Rangers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Francisco Mejia is quickly giving the downtrodden San Diego Padres a hopeful glimpse of the future.The...

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O'Brien, Marlins keep Phillies from moving up with 6-4 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez gave Philadelphia a fast start, homering on the first pitch from Jose Urena. But the...

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Calhoun, Upton homers lead Angels past Mariners 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun and Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia were surprised to find out just how long the...

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Cubs lose to Reds 2-1, NL Central lead stays at 2½ games

CHICAGO (AP) — The run-deficient Chicago Cubs were in a deficit from the start.Scott Schebler homered on the first pitch of the...

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Austin dazzles with bat, glove as Twins beat Royals 9-6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was little for Tyler Austin to be upset about as he headed to the bus on Sunday.The Twins' first...

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Braves' NL East lead still 6½ games after 6-4 loss to Nats

ATLANTA (AP) — Sean Newcomb is fighting for a spot in the rotation for the Atlanta Braves' hopeful march to the postseason.The...

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Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason.The Indians rested several...

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Davis hits slam in 9th but A's again stumble, Rays win 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics missed out this weekend on gaining ground to host the AL wild-card game.Khris...

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Mullins gets 4 hits to help Orioles beat White Sox 8-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — The young players on the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles have endured a whole lot of losses in front of quite a...

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Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts doesn't seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium...

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Yankees' Boone says Judge could return vs Red Sox this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone said All-Star slugger Aaron Judge could return to New York's lineup this week...

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Boston's Mookie Betts leaves game hurting side on throw

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left a game in the New York Mets after hurting his left side while making a...

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Jason Heyward activated from 10-day DL by Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Outfielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Chicago Cubs.Heyward was not in...

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New York and hot-hitting Didi Gregorius set for matchup with Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays (66-82, fourth in AL East) vs. New York Yankees (91-57, second in AL East)New York; Sunday, 1:05 p.m....

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Astros go after series win over Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks (78-71, third in NL West) vs. Houston Astros (93-55, first in AL West)Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m....

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Kansas City looks for series sweep against Twins

Minnesota Twins (67-81, second in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (52-96, fifth in AL Central)Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday,...

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Oakland chases series win over Tampa Bay

Oakland Athletics (90-59, second in AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (81-66, third in AL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Sunday, 1:10...

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Conforto looks to continue hot streak as Mets face Red Sox

New York Mets (69-79, fourth in NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (102-47, first in AL East)Boston; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EasternPROBABLE...

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San Francisco tries for series sweep of Rockies

Colorado Rockies (81-67, second in NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (70-79, fourth in NL West)San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m....

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Rangers eye up series sweep over San Diego

Texas Rangers (64-84, fifth in AL West) vs. San Diego Padres (59-90, fifth in NL West)San Diego; Sunday, 4:10 p.m....

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Washington and hot-hitting Juan Soto set for matchup with Atlanta

Washington Nationals (75-74, third in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (83-65, first in NL East)Atlanta; Sunday, 1:35 p.m....

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Pirates try for series win over Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Pirates (73-74, fourth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (85-64, second in NL Central)Milwaukee; Sunday, 2:10...

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White Sox chase series sweep over Orioles

Chicago White Sox (59-89, fourth in AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (42-106, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m....

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Cincinnati looks to hot-hitting Peraza against Chicago

Cincinnati Reds (63-86, fifth in NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (87-61, first in NL Central)Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m....

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Indians face Tigers, aim to build on combined 2-hitter

Detroit Tigers (60-88, third in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (83-65, first in AL Central)Cleveland; Sunday, 1:10 p.m....

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Mariners look for series sweep against Los Angeles

Seattle Mariners (82-66, third in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-76, fourth in AL West)Anaheim, California; Sunday, 4:07...

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Marlins take 5-game losing streak into matchup with Phillies

Miami Marlins (57-91, fifth in NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (76-71, second in NL East)Philadelphia; Sunday, 1:35 p.m....

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Dodgers ride 4-game win streak into matchup with Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers (82-67, first in NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (81-68, third in NL Central)St. Louis; Sunday, 8:05 p.m....

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LEADING OFF: Sale vs deGrom for 1st time since college

A look at what's happening around the majors today:YOU AGAIN?Cy Young Award contenders Chris Sale (12-4, 1.96) and Jacob deGrom...

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Cano hits 3-run 2B, lifts Mariners over Angels 6-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle assured itself a winning season with another one-run victory Saturday night. It's still holding...

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Chirinos' 3 RBIs lead Rangers past Padres 6-3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Robinson Chirinos and the Rangers broke through in the sixth inning, and the bullpen made that lead stand on a...

Thunder at 10: Why Game 6's stand as most memorable to Thunder fans

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The Oklahoman tallied 60 fan submissions for their most memorable game in Thunder history and a theme emerged around unforgettable Game 6 scenarios.

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Puig's 3 homers, 7 RBIs lead Dodgers over Cards 17-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasiel Puig has never missed the postseason since making his major league debut in 2013, and he doesn't plan...

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Indians blank Tigers, clinch 3rd straight AL Central title

CLEVELAND (AP) — Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0...

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Bumgarner, Giants' pen knock Rockies out of 1st in division

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies' bats went silent at the worst possible time.Madison Bumgarner pitched six strong...

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Springer helps Astros beat D-backs 10-4, extend AL West lead

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros were in a celebratory mood after helping Charlie Morton get a milestone win.George Springer...

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Brewers now 2 1/2 games behind Cubs with 3-1 loss to Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn't hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers.Davies gave up a...

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Phils beat Marlins again, 5-4, remain on periphery of race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler is keeping an eye on the NL playoff picture. He's watching even closer to see how his...

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Kennedy sharp, Gordon with 5 RBIs as Royals beat Twins 10-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy, Alex Gordon and the rest of the Royals' veterans have been watching as their talented...

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Lopez shines again as White Sox beat Orioles 2-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Chicago White Sox want their young pitchers looking strong down the stretch as they eye a step forward in...

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Soto youngest to steal 3 bases, Nats beat hit Braves 7-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Juan Soto shrugged off his latest accomplishment after showing what he can do on the bases."I stole three bags,...

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Bauers lifts Rays over A's, who fail to close on Yanks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Bauers spoiled the Oakland Athletics' chance to close some ground on the AL wild card-leading...

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Lester pitches Cubs over Reds 1-0, Chicago maintains lead

CHICAGO (AP) — After seven dominant innings from Jon Lester, the Chicago Cubs turned to a closer-by-committee due to their loss...

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Yankees rally late, but Blue Jays hang on for 8-7 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Andujar's drive sailed into the seats for a grand slam , the crowd went crazy. But a furious rally...

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Cinch of a clinch: Indians win third straight division title

CLEVELAND (AP) — With ski googles perched on his head, Michael Brantley stood in the middle of Cleveland's rocking clubhouse...

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MLB Notebook: Indians blank Tigers, clinch 3rd straight AL Central title

Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday...

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Brock Holt's pinch double lifts Red Sox over Mets 5-3

BOSTON (AP) — Any disappointment Jackie Bradley Jr. had about the replay review that turned his home run into a double...

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Hellickson season may be over after he reinjures wrist

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Jeremy Hellickson may miss the rest of the season after reinjuring his right wrist...

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Soto becomes youngest player to steal 3 bases in a game

ATLANTA (AP) — Washington 19-year-old rookie Juan Soto has become the youngest player to steal three bases in a game when he...

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Indians' Bauer throws off mound, closer to comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer moved a little closer to pitching in the postseason, throwing 40 pitches off the mound inside an...

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Britain's Vicky Holland wins overall season triathlon title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Vicky Holland finished a close second to Australian Ashleigh Gentle but it was enough for the...

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Mondesi bringing the offense for Kansas City

Minnesota Twins (67-80, second in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (51-96, fifth in AL Central)Kansas City, Missouri;...

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Mets put a 4-game win streak on the line against the Red Sox

New York Mets (69-78, fourth in NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (101-47, first in AL East)Boston; Saturday, 4:05 p.m....

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Hoskins brings hot bat into matchup with Miami

Miami Marlins (57-90, fifth in NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (75-71, second in NL East)Philadelphia; Saturday, 7:05 p.m....

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Morton scheduled to start for Houston against Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks (78-70, third in NL West) vs. Houston Astros (92-55, first in AL West)Houston; Saturday, 7:10 p.m....

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Los Angeles faces St. Louis following combined 2-hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers (81-67, second in NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (81-67, third in NL Central)St. Louis; Saturday, 1:05...

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Lopez scheduled to start for White Sox in Baltimore

Chicago White Sox (58-89, fourth in AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (42-105, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Saturday, 7:05 p.m....

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Atlanta looks for seventh win in a row

Washington Nationals (74-74, third in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (83-64, first in NL East)Atlanta; Saturday, 1:05 p.m....

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Giants in action against Rockies following Stratton's 2-hitter

Colorado Rockies (81-66, first in NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (69-79, fourth in NL West)San Francisco; Saturday, 9:05...

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Yankees set to do battle with Blue Jays Saturday

Toronto Blue Jays (65-82, fourth in AL East) vs. New York Yankees (91-56, second in AL East)New York; Saturday, 4:05 p.m....

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Fulmer scheduled to start for Tigers in Cleveland

Detroit Tigers (60-87, third in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (82-65, first in AL Central)Cleveland; Saturday, 3:10 p.m....

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Lauer scheduled to start as San Diego hosts Texas

Texas Rangers (63-84, fifth in AL West) vs. San Diego Padres (59-89, fifth in NL West)San Diego; Saturday, 8:40 p.m....

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Votto providing spark for Cincinnati

Cincinnati Reds (63-85, fifth in NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (86-61, first in NL Central)Chicago; Saturday, 4:05 p.m....

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Milwaukee Brewers set to do battle with the Pirates on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates (72-74, fourth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (85-63, second in NL Central)Milwaukee; Saturday, 7:10...

How did the Cowboys grade out in a big win over Boise State?

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Oklahoma State earned some pretty impressive grades after its dismantling of Boise State on Saturday.

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Heaney chasing 10th victory of the year

Seattle Mariners (81-66, third in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-75, fourth in AL West)Anaheim, California; Saturday, 9:07...

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Pham looks to hit safely in 18th straight game

Oakland Athletics (90-58, second in AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (80-66, third in AL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Saturday,...

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LEADING OFF: Cubs lose their closer, Indians try to clinch

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PEN PALSThe Cubs will try a closer-by-committee approach down the stretch...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

TENNISLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance...

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6 Mariners relievers combine to blank Angels 5-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dee Gordon did a happy dance while sitting on the warning track, and the display that was at least nine...

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Aaron Judge returns, Yankees rout Blue Jays 11-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge returned to the Yankees for the first time since his right wrist was broken seven weeks ago, taking...

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Profar, Mendez lead Rangers to 4-0 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Using an "opener" for an inning ahead of a traditional starter worked so well for the Texas Rangers on Friday...

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Yelich, Shaw, Moustakas homers lead Brewers past Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers played long ball with homers by Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas. It was...

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Stratton pitches 2-hitter, Giants top Rockies to end skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 11-game losing streak wore on the San Francisco Giants, who had chances in many of those games and...

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Perez hits game-ending slam as Royals beat Twins 8-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been one rough year for the Kansas City Royals.Not this night, though. This one was fun.Salvador...

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Happ lifts Cubs over Reds 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — With Pedro Strop sidelined by a hamstring injury, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave the ball to Jorge De La...

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Jay triples in 8th, D-backs top Astros 4-2, races tighten

HOUSTON (AP) — In a stretch where the Arizona Diamondbacks feel like things haven't been going their way, a lucky break on...

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Acuna goes 4 for 5, Braves win 6th straight

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out twice and reached base once in his first six at-bats against Nationals ace Max...

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Buehler, Dodgers blank Cards to draw even in wild-card race

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a pivotal series for the Dodgers, rookie Walker Buehler came through with a masterful performance.Buehler...

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Altherr powers Phillies past Marlins 14-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confidence is a big deal for Aaron Altherr.A couple more games like Friday night should help out a...

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Shields picks up rare road win as White Sox beat Orioles 8-6

BALTIMORE (AP) — James Shields has dealt with some tough luck this season.On a soggy Friday night, the pitcher nicknamed "Big...

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Indians' Central clinching stalled with 5-4 loss to Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' sprint to another division title has turned into a crawl.Andrew Miller gave up two RBI doubles in...

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Judge returns as Yanks rout Jays 11-0, but no hitting yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's wrist got a big hand.The reigning AL Rookie of the Year returned to right field for the first...

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Davis hits 42nd homer, Athletics beat Rays 2-1 in 10 innings

ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Khris Davis helped Oakland win another close one.Davis led off the 10th inning with his major...

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Syndergaard helps Mets cool off Red Sox 8-0

BOSTON (AP) — Noah Syndergaard was still wearing a plastic bib from a local seafood chain when he spoke to reporters after...

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Yankees star Judge returns to outfield, no hitting yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge took another step in his return from a broken right wrist when he played right field...

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MLB Notebook: Judge activated by Yankees, no hitting yet

Aaron Judge took another small step in his return from a broken right wrist when the New York Yankees activated him from the...

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Pirates OF Polanco out 7-9 months after shoulder surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco could be out until next June after having surgery on his left...

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Cubs reliever Pedro Strop to miss rest of regular season

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs reliever Pedro Strop will miss the rest of the regular season with a left hamstring strain, leaving the NL...

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Arenado providing spark for Colorado

Colorado Rockies (81-65, first in NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (68-79, fourth in NL West)San Francisco; Friday, 10:15 p.m....

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Choi providing spark for Tampa Bay

Oakland Athletics (89-58, second in AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (80-65, third in AL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7:10...

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Tanaka set to start series opener for New York against Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays (65-81, fourth in AL East) vs. New York Yankees (90-56, second in AL East)New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m....

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Lauer set to start for Padres in series opener against Rangers

Texas Rangers (62-84, fifth in AL West) vs. San Diego Padres (59-88, fifth in NL West)San Diego; Friday, 10:10 p.m....

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Shields starting series opener for Chicago at Baltimore

Chicago White Sox (57-89, fourth in AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (42-104, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m....

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Boston puts win streak on the line against New York

New York Mets (68-78, fourth in NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (101-46, first in AL East)Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EasternPROBABLE...

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Houston opens series at home against Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks (77-70, third in NL West) vs. Houston Astros (92-54, first in AL West)Houston; Friday, 8:10 p.m....

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Merrifield looks to keep rolling as Kansas City faces Minnesota

Minnesota Twins (67-79, second in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (50-96, fifth in AL Central)Kansas City, Missouri; Friday,...

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Tomlin to start for Indians in series opener against Tigers

Detroit Tigers (59-87, third in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (82-64, first in AL Central)Cleveland; Friday, 7:10 p.m....

Ailing mother, newborn daughter motivating OSU’s Larry Williams

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In his ailing mother and newborn daughter, Larry Williams has all the motivation he needs to make the most of his final college season. With OSU’s offensive line struggling, he will face his biggest challenge yet when Boise State comes to town...

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Phillies look to break 5-game skid

Miami Marlins (57-89, fifth in NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (74-71, second in NL East)Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m....

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Reds begin series at Chicago

Cincinnati Reds (63-84, fifth in NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (85-61, first in NL Central)Chicago; Friday, 8:05 p.m....

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Los Angeles Dodgers travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers (80-67, second in NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (81-66, third in NL Central)St. Louis; Friday, 8:15 p.m....

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Trout brings hot bat into matchup with Seattle

Seattle Mariners (80-66, third in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-74, fourth in AL West)Anaheim, California; Friday, 10:07...

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Archer to start series opener for Pittsburgh at Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Pirates (72-73, fourth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (84-63, second in NL Central)Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10...

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Atlanta looks for sixth straight win

Washington Nationals (74-73, third in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (82-64, first in NL East)Atlanta; Friday, 7:35 p.m....

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LEADING OFF: Indians can clinch, Cubs' new closer hurt

A look at what's happening around the majors today:ON THE CUSPJose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians can clinch their third...

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Rockies chasing 1st division title in tight NL West race

DENVER (AP) — Opposing managers Dave Roberts and Bud Black are close friends. Star infielders Nolan Arenado and Paul...

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Mariners' Cruz continues power surge vs Angels in 8-2 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz has enjoyed plenty of success over the years against the Los Angeles Angels.This season has...

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J.D. Martinez hits 41st HR, Red Sox sweep Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 41st home run and the Boston Red Sox moved closer to winning the AL East title, completing...

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Perez, Bonifacio go back-to-back; Royals beat Twins 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez put himself in the company of some Hall of Famers at his position.Perez and Jorge...

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Machado drives in 3 runs, Dodgers top Cardinals 9-7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Dodgers got some help from a former Cardinal before their pivotal series against St. Louis.David Freese,...

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Red Sox sweep Blue Jays, move closer to AL East crown

BOSTON (AP) — Thanks to a miscue by Toronto, the Boston Red Sox moved one step closer to clinching the AL East title.J.D....

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Frazier hits walk-off homer, Mets win 2 over Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day that Mets captain David Wright announced he'll return to play his last big league game during New...

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Athletics' 6-game win streak ends with 5-3 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Presented with an opportunity to make up ground in their playoff run, the Oakland Athletics were mounting a...

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Arenado, Story homer to help Rockies beat Diamondbacks 10-3

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland got in on the fun at the plate, too, for the Colorado Rockies.Freeland pitched effectively into the...

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Phillies' collapse result of several factors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A surprising first half and a surge in early August had the Philadelphia Phillies in prime position to...

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Mariners' Paxton, Hernandez will miss starts vs. Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Seattle pitchers James Paxton and Felix Hernandez will not make their scheduled starts this weekend...

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Baez's bunt single lifts Cubs past Nationals in 10 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got nearly everything they wanted out of their day trip to Washington to face the Nationals,...

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Mets' Wright to return for curtain call

The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is...

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David Wright to make likely final start for Mets on Sept. 29

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team's final homestand, making what will probably be his...

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No. 2 Clemson forges ahead, playing game with storm looming

Second-ranked Clemson is the only major conference school in the Carolinas and Virginia that will play its scheduled football...

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Cubs first baseman Rizzo wears full uniform on team flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unusual scheduling spawned even more atypical travel attire for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo.The...

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Buchholz scratched from start because of right arm tightness

DENVER (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Clay Buchholz was scratched from Thursday's start because of tightness in his...

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Ex-big leaguer O'Dell who won 105 games in majors dies at 85

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Major League pitcher Billy O'Dell, who won 105 games in a 13-year career, has died. He was 85...

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Cardinals begin series at home against Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers (79-67, second in NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (81-65, third in NL Central)St. Louis; Thursday, 7:15...

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Los Angeles begins series at home against Mariners

Seattle Mariners (79-66, third in AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-73, fourth in AL West)Anaheim, California; Thursday,...

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Washington puts win streak on the line against Chicago

Chicago Cubs (84-61, first in NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (74-72, third in NL East)Washington; Thursday, 4:05 p.m....

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New York and Miami face off in doubleheader Thursday at Citi Field

Miami Marlins (57-87, fifth in NL East) vs. New York Mets (66-78, fourth in NL East)New York; Thursday, 3:10 p.m....

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Twins face Royals, look to build on combined 2-hitter

Minnesota Twins (67-78, second in AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (49-96, fifth in AL Central)Kansas City, Missouri;...

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Streaking Athletics look for seventh straight win

Oakland Athletics (89-57, second in AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (41-104, fifth in AL East)Baltimore; Thursday, 7:05 p.m....

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Morales bolstering Toronto offense

Toronto Blue Jays (65-80, fourth in AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (100-46, first in AL East)Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m....

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

WOMEN'S BASKETBALLFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a...

OSU safety Jarrick Bernard making impact as freshman

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Being a freshman hasn’t kept Oklahoma State safety Jarrick Bernard from making an impact. In the victory against the Broncos, he delivered a blocked punt and would’ve had another had teammate Amen Ogbongbemiga not narrowly beat him into Boise...

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LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks-Rockies, Dodgers-Cards, Cubs in DC

A look at what's happening around the majors today:GETAWAY DAYWith both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and...

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Rookies Arcia, Fernandez power Angels to win over Texas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francisco Arcia and Jose Fernandez aren't your typical rookies.They are a combined 58 years old and took...

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Red Sox beat Blue Jays 1-0 for 100th victory

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946...

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Dodgers avoid season sweep by Reds with 8-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn't breathe a sigh of relief. He could have.Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner...

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Anderson's 12th-inning homer leads White Sox past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tim Anderson kept the White Sox in the game with his glove before he won it with his bat.Anderson hit a...

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Rays' Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about...

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Mets pounce after 5 1/2-hour rain delay, beat Marlins 13-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Several hundred fans waited out a 5-hour, 35-minute rain delay Wednesday in Citi Field's covered areas, pouring...

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LeMahieu hits 2-run homer in 9th, Rox beat D-backs 5-4

DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu found himself in the spotlight even if he doesn't much care for being in the spotlight.Walk-off...

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Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central

CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the...

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Odorizzi takes no-hit bid into 8th as Twins top Yankees 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing...

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Mets' Horwitz gets new roles, including team historian

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are transferring longtime media relations boss Jay Horwitz to a new role as vice president of...

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Hedges, Renfroe homer, Padres top free-falling Mariners 5-4

SEATTLE (AP) — The Padres opened their bullpen gate and slammed the door on the Mariners' chances of a comeback.Four San Diego...

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Strasburg strikes out 9, Nats beat Phillies 5-1 for sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Aaron Nola can't stop Philadelphia's skid, the Phillies are in trouble.Stephen Strasburg threw seven...

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Athletics use 10-run 3rd inning to beat Orioles 10-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics kept getting hits and scoring runs, circling the bases in a display that manager Bob...

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Mets prospect Alonso arrives at Citi Field, but not to play

NEW YORK (AP) — Top Mets prospect Peter Alonso was finally in uniform at Citi Field on Wednesday, just not as part of New...

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Marlins-Mets doubleheader bumped back after 5 1/2 hour delay

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets and Miami Marlins have bumped their doubleheader back a day after the opener of Wednesday's...

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Red Sox reach 100 wins for 1st time since '46, beat Jays 1-0

BOSTON (AP) — The scoreboards at Fenway Park were all flashing "100 WINS" to celebrate the Red Sox reaching the milestone for...

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Odorizzi's no-hit bid vs Yankees broken up in 8th inning

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi has given up an RBI double to Greg Bird with one out in the eighth...

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MLB Notebook: Chapman could return from DL next week

New York Yankees All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman could return next week from nearly a month on the disabled list.

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Fenway fan hit in head by Devon Travis' thrown bat

BOSTON (AP) — A man sitting in the box seats at Wednesday night's Red Sox game was hit on the forehead by a bat that slipped...

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Yankees closer Chapman could return from DL next week

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman could return next week from nearly a month on the disabled...

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Braves top reeling Giants 2-1, inch closer to division crown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a day when Anibal Sanchez didn't have his best command, he found a way to help the Atlanta Braves on...

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APNewsBreak: Yanks still under threshold; Red Sox, Nats over

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball's luxury tax threshold for the...

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Cubs' Yu Darvish has arthroscopic surgery on right elbow

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to clean out loose...

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Taillon helps Pirates to 4-3 win, slowing Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A small bump in the road.That's what St. Louis Cardinals infielder Paul DeJong says Wednesday's 4-3 loss to...

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Springer's catch helps Astros hold off Tigers 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — George Springer understood the situation as he was about to dive for Dawel Lugo's line drive in the eighth...

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A pitcher for NL MVP? The numbers make a compelling case

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola are going pitch for pitch in the NL Cy Young Award race.Problem is,...

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Rays' Snell loses no-hit bid against Indians in 7th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell lost his no-hit in the seventh inning when Cleveland's Jose Ramirez...

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Oklahoma QB Murray's strong play moves focus from baseball

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As the season approached, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray often said he wanted to shift the focus back...

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Detroit's Goodrum leaves game after collision

DETROIT (AP) — Niko Goodrum left Detroit's game against Houston on Wednesday after the shortstop collided with teammate...

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'Such a pro': At 39, Roberto Luongo still chasing the Cup

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo has an arena named after him. He has made roughly $100 million in career earnings,...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth and did not...

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LEADING OFF: Brewers chase Cubs, Reds try to blank Dodgers

A look at what's happening around the majors today:LAST SHOTThe Brewers try to close ground on the NL Central-leading Cubs in...

Defending Army's option: 'Do your job and you'll be fine'

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NORMAN — According to former Oklahoma star safety Roy Williams, there's no magic to defending the triple option. “Do your job, have everybody else around you do their jobs and you'll be fine,” Williams said. Williams knows, having been part...

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Angels nearly get no-hitter from bullpen, beat Rangers 1-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels nearly came through with a no-hitter in a bullpen game.However, Blake Parker gave...

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Padres get better of Edwin Diaz in 9th, beat Mariners 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners' offensive woes have been the chief culprit for their fall from AL playoff contention. Those...

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Red Sox beat Blue Jays, become 1st team to get playoff spot

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on...

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Mike Foltynewicz pitches 6-hitter as Braves beat Giants 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz has minimal experience pitching in meaningful September games, so saving the Braves...

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Marte drives in 4, D-backs beat NL West-leading Rockies 6-3

DENVER (AP) — Ketel Marte was told his playing time would decrease. A struggling bullpen was informed their roles would be...

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Soto HR in 10th gives Nats doubleheader sweep over Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Juan Soto made a leaping catch in foul territory in the first game of a doubleheader and ended eight hours...

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Mauer's grand slam leads Twins past Yankees 10-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though the New York Yankees remain on pace to reach the 100-win mark, the threat of being forced to take a...

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Keller shuts down White Sox in Royals' 6-3 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller had another effective outing to keep up his impressive rookie season.Keller pitched seven...

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O'Neill, Ozuna lift Cardinals, help Mikolas get 15th win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas was feeling fresh for St. Louis, and that was bad news for the Pittsburgh Pirates.Cardinals...

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Angels' combined no-hit bid broken up in eighth inning

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled off Blake Parker with one out in the eighth inning, spoiling the Los Angeles...

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MLB commemorates 9/11 anniversary with ballpark ceremonies

NEW YORK (AP) — In a way, Don Mattingly was about as far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York City as an...

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Dodgers drop to 0-6 against Reds with 3-1 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Not only did Los Angeles lose to the lowly Cincinnati Reds yet again, this time former Dodgers prospects did...

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Quintana pitches Cubs past Brewers 3-0, take 2-game lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana dazzled all night long.The Chicago Cubs had the right guy on the mound for a big game against the...

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Red Sox become 1st team in majors to clinch playoff spot

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth and did not celebrate."Any time...

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Marlins hand deGrom latest hard-luck loss, beat Mets 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few teams to have much success against Jacob deGrom all year has been the last-place Miami...

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Altuve hits leadoff homer, Astros power past Tigers 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — For five innings, the Houston Astros were one pitch away from blowing an important game.Their relievers never...

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Donaldson hitless in Indians debut, 2-0 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion are back together again and got a chance to celebrate a home...

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Fiers stays unbeaten with Oakland, A's top Orioles 3-2

BALTIMORE (AP) — The acquisition of Mike Fiers has coincided with the Oakland Athletics' surge toward the postseason.With a...

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Boston Red Sox become first team in majors to clinch a postseason berth with win over Toronto

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox become first team in majors to clinch a postseason berth with win over Toronto.

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Mariners' Iwakuma intends to continue career back in Japan

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma intends to try and continue his professional career next...

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Donaldson activated by Indians, who will skip Kluber's turn

Josh Donaldson was acquired from Toronto on Aug. 31. The 2015 AL MVP had not played in the major leagues since May 28 because...

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Chris Sale returns to Red Sox with scoreless inning vs Jays

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale pitched a scoreless inning for the Boston Red Sox in his first start since going on the disabled list...

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Mets 3B David Wright takes live BP in latest comeback step

NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright took live batting practice Tuesday at Citi Field as the New York Mets captain tries to complete...

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Blue Jays OF Grichuk back 2 days after colliding with chair

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk is back in the lineup, two days after he crashed face-first into a...

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Donaldson activated by Indians, who will skip Kluber's turn

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Josh Donaldson was activated from the disabled by AL Central-leading Cleveland and set to make his...

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A's left-hander Manaea to undergo season-ending surgery

BALTIMORE (AP) — If the Oakland Athletics are to advance in October, they'll have to do it without Sean Manaea.Manaea, who...

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Guzman, Gallo, Minor lead Rangers past Angels to stop skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pitching without his best stuff, Mike Minor was still able to continue his second-half success.Minor...

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Verlander wins in return to Detroit as Astros top Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander drew several big cheers and pitched seven sharp innings in his return to Comerica Park while...

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LEADING OFF: MLB remembers 9/11; Donaldson, Sale return

A look at what's happening around the majors today:REMEMBERINGMajor League Baseball will hold a moment of silence before all...

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Newcomb goes 6 strong, Albies provides jolt as Braves top SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are threatening to turn a tight NL East race into a runaway finish.Sean Newcomb pitched...

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Sanchez takes Gibson way deep, sparks Yanks' win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gary Sanchez was struggling since coming off the disabled list, and the New York Yankees were off to a so-so...

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Offense erupts, Marquez dazzles as Rockies beat D-backs 13-2

DENVER (AP) — In a sixth-inning jam, German Marquez received a visit from his manager and a little advice: Don't do too much....

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Brewers trim Cubs' NL Central lead to 1 with 3-2 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Tommy La Stella struck out swinging for the final out, Jeremy Jeffress pounded his glove with his...

How Cornelius changed a game and a narrative with his feet

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On a day that Oklahoma State dismantled Boise State, there were lots of reasons for the Cowboys’ success. But no player turned the game or changed his narrative more than Taylor Cornelius. A switch seemed to flip for the Cowboy quarterback when he...

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Adams homer rallies Cardinals past Pirates 8-7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two weeks ago, St. Louis infielder Matt Adams couldn't buy a hit.He struggled just to make contact, and was...

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Choi hits 2-run HR with 2 outs in 9th, Rays beat Indians 6-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With time running short and so much ground to make up, the Tampa Bay Rays will probably miss the...

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The Latest: Protesters speak out against Dallas shooting

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local):11:35 p.m.Protesters...

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Gennett, Votto help Reds improve to 5-0 against Dodgers

CINCINNATI (AP) — If the Los Angeles Dodgers fall short in the competitive NL West, they can blame Scooter Gennett and the...

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Royals win on wild throw in 10th, beat White Sox 4-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A little bunt by Alcides Escobar paid off big for the Kansas City Royals.White Sox reliever Jeanmar...

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Adams' homer rallies Cardinals past Pirates 8-7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over...

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Verlander saluted back at Comerica, Astros beat Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander knew this would be one of the most emotional games of his major league career.He still wasn't...

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MLB Notebook: Indians get Miller back, Donaldson next

The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians got star reliever Andrew Miller back Monday and plan to put former AL MVP third...

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Nationals-Phils rained out, traditional doubleheader Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even blow torches couldn't get the field dry enough for the Nationals and Phillies to play.Despite unusual...

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Aaron Judge takes on-field BP for first time since injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time since breaking his...

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Cardinals catcher Molina out of lineup for 4th straight game

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game because...

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AL Central-leading Indians get Miller back, Donaldson next

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians got star reliever Andrew Miller back Monday and plan to...

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Marlins-Mets rained out; doubleheader Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The game between the Miami Marlins and Mets scheduled for Monday night has been postponed because of the rain,...

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LEADING OFF: Verlander returns to Detroit, Cubs host Brewers

A look at what's happening around the majors today:WELCOME BACKJustin Verlander will make his first start in Detroit since the...

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Verlander, Astros come rolling into Detroit from Boston

Justin Verlander is set to make his long-awaited return to Detroit as a member of the Houston Astros.And his new team is on...

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Moreland walks off Red Sox to avoid sweep by Astros

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland put some recent struggles behind him with a clutch hit in the ninth inning. Helped the major...

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'Rally Squirrel' returns, Cardinals beat Tigers 5-2

DETROIT (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals needed something to get them going on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.Out of nowhere —...

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Grichuk knocks into guard's chair, Blue Jays top Indians 6-2

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto first baseman Justin Smoak figured teammate Randal Grichuk never saw it coming.Grichuk was injured in a...

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Hosmer HR in 9th lifts Padres over Reds to cap soggy series

CINCINNATI (AP) — The San Diego Padres didn't exactly enjoy their soggy stay in Cincinnati. Eric Hosmer got a nice parting gift...

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Braves rally in 9th, beat skidding D-backs 9-5, boost lead

PHOENIX (AP) — Ender Inciarte failed to execute a sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning. It worked out just fine for the Atlanta...

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Haniger's legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit the deck three times for the Mariners late in Sunday's game. The first two put Seattle ahead...

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Piscotty homers, A's keep rolling with 7-3 win over Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a dominant 15-man bullpen, the Oakland Athletics don't need much from their starters these...

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Phillies, Velasquez stumble again in 6-4 loss to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — About a half-hour before the first pitch, the Philadelphia Phillies learned the New York Mets had scratched...

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Turner's 4 hits lift Dodgers past NL West-leading Rox 9-6

DENVER (AP) — Rich Hill broke his own personal rule: He peeked at the standings before mid-September.Curiosity simply got the...

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Rally Squirrel II: Critter shows up, Cards beat Tigers 5-2

DETROIT (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals needed something to get them going on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.Out of nowhere —...

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Heaney tosses 7 shutout innings, Angels top White Sox 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Heaney began the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Now, the 27-year-old left-hander is on...

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After Braun plunked, Schoop's slam lifts Brewers over Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop responded to a tense situation in the biggest way possible.Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan...

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Astudillo hits game-ending home run, Twins beat Royals 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — He might look more like a fullback than a baseball player. His resume might read more "suspect" than...

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Cubs-Nationals postponed, will be made up on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sunday's game between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain and...

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Rays win 11th straight home game, beat Orioles 8-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays haven't played this well at home since the only year they went to the World...

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Blue Jays OF Grichuk hurt in collision with guard's chair

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right fielder Randal Grichuk is being checked for a possible concussion after slamming face-first into...

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Mets scratch deGrom on rainy afternoon vs Phillies

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was scratched from his start against Philadelphia on a rainy Sunday.New York manager...

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Marlins-Pirates game postponed because of rain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sunday's game between the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates was cancelled more than four hours before its...

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Scherzer, Harper help Nats sweep rainy doubleheader vs Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals outlasted the weather and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night — and early...

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Royals rookie Lopez loses perfect game and no-hit bid in 9th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off...

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LEADING OFF: Astros seek sweep in Boston, deGrom's Cy pitch

A look at what's happening around the majors today:TWO DOWN...Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major...

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McCutchen homers again, Yankees hold off Mariners 4-2

SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen got the Yankees started and Dellin Betances made sure they hung on at the end.McCutchen hit his...

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Gio Gonzalez hits stride in Brewers debut, tops Giants 4-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gio Gonzalez didn't need his affable personality to make new friends in Milwaukee on Saturday night.Gonzalez...

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Swanson saves Braves in 10th for 5-4 win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — The series between National League playoff hopefuls Atlanta and Arizona has been a wild ride, and Saturday...

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Syndergaard hit by line drive in Mets' 10-5 win over Phils

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard has sent plenty of 100 mph fastballs toward home plate. One of these days, he figured one...

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Trout homers twice, leads Angels past White Sox 12-3

CHICAGO (AP) — The wind blowing in posed a challenge to some hitters. Not Mike Trout.Trout homered twice and drove in five...

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Freeland lifts Rockies over Dodgers in battle for 1st place

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland was a 14-year-old Rockies fan when Colorado made its improbable run to the 2007 World Series.Eleven...

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Lopez 3 outs shy of perfect game as Royals beat Twins 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Lopez was so calm on the mound that Royals catcher Salvador Perez didn't even realize the rookie had a...

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Tigers deck Cards 4-3 on wild pitch after Ozuna's tying HR

DETROIT (AP) — Fifty years ago, a Detroit Tigers lefty dominated the St. Louis Cardinals on the way to a World Series...

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Perez homers and has 4 RBIs, Indians outslug Blue Jays 9-8

TORONTO (AP) — In one productive inning, Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez snapped the longest homer drought of his career and...

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The Latest: Officer named in killing also shot a man in 2017

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local):9:20 p.m.Court...

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Rays beat Orioles 10-5 for 10th straight home win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The surging Tampa Bay offense helped Ryan Yarbrough tie a team pitching record.Yarbrough struggled...