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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hits a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 25-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 9:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Offense is on the rebound in Major League Baseball. After a historic drop during the season's first three months that concerned the sport's leadership, the big league batting average in July was .255, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, raising the season's average from .246 to ...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, left, reacts as he leaves the game during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in New York. The Orioles won 7-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 01, 2018 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled. A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout. The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he slogged through a season at Triple-A Syracuse that didn't appear to be leading anywhere, Tommy Milone started rediscovering the control that made him a reliable starter in the majors. Now, the 31-year-old left-hander is pitching meaningful games for a team trying to get back...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes pitches in relief during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 25-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 2:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets have been searching for any reason to smile during a miserable season. This laugher wasn't exactly what they had in mind. In the highest-scoring game in Nationals franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and Washington kept pouring it on against...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier grabs a line drive by the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 30, 2018 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 5-4. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
August 01, 2018 - 2:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers made another addition to their infield, acquiring power-hitting second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday for infielder Logan Forsythe and two minor leaguers shortly before the trade deadline. Dozier departed Target...
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Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, left, tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Joey Wendle on a steal-attempt in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
August 01, 2018 - 2:05 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STARTING OUT Brian Dozier could make his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host Milwaukee. The power-hitting Minnesota second baseman was traded Tuesday, shortly before the deadline for making deals without waivers. The defending...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ was diagnosed Tuesday with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness. Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious illness that often affects young children. Mets star Noah...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Chris Archer, right talks with Mallex Smith, left, and Blake Snell, center, in the bullpen after he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Pirates bolstered the front end of their rotation at the non-waiver deadline, adding Archer while sending the Rays a couple of coveted prospects in outfielder Austin Meadows and pitcher Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 31, 2018 - 8:31 pm
Brian Dozier, Chris Archer and Jonathan Schoop were among the many players traded before the deadline for making deals without waivers. Wilson Ramos and Brandon Kintzler also were on the go in the flurry of 15 deals. Every team except San Francisco made at least one trade since the All-Star Game,...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 31, 2018 - 7:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list Tuesday with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he will miss his scheduled start this week against the New York Yankees. Sale said the soreness is in the same spot as usual after a start, but he wasn't recovering as quickly...
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