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Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro, left, scores past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto on a double hit by Neil Walker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 24, 2019 - 12:04 am
MIAMI (AP) — Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Miami Marlins spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, their highest-scoring game at Marlins Park. Isan Díaz hit a three-run homer, Harold Ramirez and Neil Walker each...
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Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton hits an RBI single during the 14th inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2019 - 12:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom. The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Milwaukee (AP) — Jordan Lyles has pitched six hitless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers before getting pulled to begin the seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Devin Williams took over for the Brewers in the seventh on Friday night at Miller Park. Lyles threw 99 pitches. He struck out...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Milwaukee (AP) — Jordan Lyles has pitched six hitless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers before getting pulled to begin the seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Devin Williams took over for the Brewers in the seventh on Friday night at Miller Park. Lyles threw 99 pitches. He struck out...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibel Sanchez (19) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs the Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 23, 2019 - 7:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington Nationals...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 23, 2019 - 3:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski tosses a ball in reaction after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 23, 2019 - 1:57 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season. It was just a matter of where and when. And that came early Thursday night when Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows sent a drive sailing over the right field...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, photo, Anthony DeFrancesco, center, son of Tiburones head coach Tony DeFrancesco, left, practices his baseball swing as his father speaks with a player prior to a baseball game against rival Leones, at Estadio Universitario in Caracas, Venezuela. Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed under the new sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro's administration and at least temporarily suspending involvement in the league. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 22, 2019 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 22, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements. His team is finding success in both versions. Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and Chicago won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt celebrates his game-winning RBI single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals that was suspended by rain with the scored tied on Aug. 8, and continued at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with the score...
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