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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Jason Heyward celebrates the team's 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks after a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 26, 2018 - 4:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER PREVIEW Several top teams in the National League are matched up against fellow playoff contenders. Arizona wraps up a four-game series at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs. Max Muncy and the Dodgers host Atlanta. And it's Milwaukee in San...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
July 26, 2018 - 2:54 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With their three biggest stars all shining Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Angels put on quite a show. Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani homered in the same game for the first time, and the Angels romped to an 11-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Pujols passed Ken...
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Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis ends up over the dugout railing after catching a pop foul off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Denver. With the bases loaded, Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia scored the tying run. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 26, 2018 - 2:00 am
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon didn't have to wait long for a shot at redemption. The night after Blackmon made a costly error in center field, he hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies held the World Series champion Houston Astros to one hit at...
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Texas Rangers relief pitcher Cory Gearrin walks back to the mound as Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis rounds the bases on a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
July 26, 2018 - 12:14 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis homered two more times in Texas, including a towering two-run homer in the ninth inning as the Oakland Athletics rallied again to the beat the Rangers 6-5 on Wednesday night. Davis hit a three-run homer in the seventh to get the Athletics to 5-4. He went the...
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A tarp covers the infield during a rain delay in a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox appeared on their way to beating the Baltimore Orioles — again — when a heavy rain descended upon Camden Yards. It didn't let up until three hours later, not long after Wednesday night's game had been postponed following a delay that began immediately after...
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Nathan Eovaldi emerges from the Tampa Bay Rays' clubhouse for a press interview after being traded to the Boston Red Sox prior a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox enhanced their thin starting rotation for a playoff run, obtaining right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays' game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday but...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are close to agreement on a trade to acquire Britton from the rebuilding Orioles for three prospects, a deal that would bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
July 25, 2018 - 1:21 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone said newly acquired reliever Zach Britton will fill a variety of roles at the back end of the Yankees bullpen but emphasized that Aroldis Chapman's role remains the same. "Chappy is our closer," Boone said before Wednesday's game at Tampa Bay...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Trevor Plouffe, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy after hitting the game-winning three-run home run off relief pitcher Kike Hernandez during the 16th inning of a baseball game, early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 25, 2018 - 2:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies' relievers just kept shutting down the Dodgers, and Los Angeles finally ran out of pitchers. Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off outfielder Kike Hernandez with one out in the 16th inning as Philadelphia outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Edgar Santana after the Pirates defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-4 in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 24, 2018 - 10:53 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: STEEL CITY STREAK The Pirates aim for their 12th straight win in a series finale against Cleveland. Pittsburgh pounded starters Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber for seven runs apiece in the first two games of the series. Starling Marte has a...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes watches his team play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 24, 2018 - 10:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes is back on the disabled list, and the New York Mets were still trying to determine whether the oft-injured slugger needs surgery on both feet that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery. An announcement had been expected before Tuesday night's game against San...
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