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Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez, right, watches his solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
June 16, 2019 - 2:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING A NAME Cuban rookie Yordan Alvarez is off to a smashing start for the injury-depleted Houston Astros, becoming just one of four players in major league history to hit four home runs in his first five games. The 21-year-old is 8 for 17 so...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 16, 2019 - 1:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. The Yankees also got...
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 16, 2019 - 1:24 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais was just about ready to head out to the field Saturday when he received news he had been anticipating for a while. AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación was traded to the Yankees, putting the last-place Mariners in full rebuild mode. "I knew there...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 16, 2019 - 1:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish can rest easier now. He finally conquered his demons at Dodger Stadium. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball while being booed heavily and Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory...
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Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Tom Schwarz, of Germany, during a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 16, 2019 - 12:54 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world. The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, packing plenty of entertainment into his brief Las Vegas debut. Fury (28-0-1...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Cesar Hernandez watches his two-run go-ahead ground ball single to left field during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
June 16, 2019 - 12:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies got the ninth-inning elixir they needed after a tough outcome a night earlier. "There's a lot that went on that could've pushed us to not give the kind of effort that we gave," manager Gabe Kapler said. "A really impressive, heartfelt win by our club, a...
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Gary Woodland waves after his putt on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 15, 2019 - 10:28 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first appearance in...
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Michigan's Jordan Nwogu (42) celebrates after scoring against Texas Tech on a sacrifice fly by Jordan Brewer, in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2019 - 10:22 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stage fright was no factor for a Michigan baseball program that's in the College World Series for the first time in 35 years. The Wolverines just kept doing what they've been doing since the NCAA Tournament started. "Pitching, defense, timely hitting seems to be the recipe of the...
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Gary Woodland waves after his putt on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 15, 2019 - 9:48 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open. Woodland narrowly missed a birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole to finish the third round at Pebble Beach with a score of 2-under 69 to get to 11...
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FILE - In this July 1929 file photo, New York Yankees' Babe Ruth, who was injured, stands in the dugout during the baseball team's game at Cleveland. A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. (AP Photo, File)
June 15, 2019 - 9:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4.4 million. The...
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