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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 16, 2019 - 11:38 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: LATE DEBUT Luis Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. Severino was scratched from what was to be his first spring training start on March 5...
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Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner, left, tags out Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
September 16, 2019 - 9:01 pm
The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 16, 2019 - 6:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will wear a walking boot for the next five to seven days after an MRI showed he had a moderate lateral right ankle sprain. Rizzo had to be helped off the field after he got hurt while going to field a bunt in the third inning of Sunday's 16-6 victory...
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September 16, 2019 - 6:18 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich said he had a "pity party" for himself after fracturing his right kneecap. Hurt when he fouled off a pitch last week, the reigning NL MVP will miss the rest of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers try to make the playoffs. The projected recovery time for the two-...
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New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, has the ball in hi glove as Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) runs home to score on Cory Seager's fourth-inning RB-single in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 16, 2019 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso is slumping at the wrong time for the New York Mets. And with little margin for error, their two most reliable relievers let a game get away Sunday night that might prove too much to overcome. Jedd Gyorko came off the bench late and played a big role in rallying the Los...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 15, 2019 - 12:12 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took five starts for five different teams over an eight-year span before Zack Greinke finally beat his old club, the Kansas City Royals. Greinke (16-5), now with the Houston Astros, went six strong innings and rookie Yordan Álvarez belted a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts after popping out in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions' payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to...
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Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras (40) celebrates with teammate Nico Hoerner left, after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 13, 2019 - 11:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
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New York Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion, right, celebrates his two-run home run with New York Yankees Gary Sanchez in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 13, 2019 - 7:03 pm
TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season, one day after the sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, left, Lorenzo Cain (6) and Ben Gamel (16) celebrate after they defeated the Miami Marlin during a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 13, 2019 - 10:35 am
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Braun honored injured teammate Christian Yelich the past two days by wearing his No. 22 jersey underneath his own. Braun then put on a Yelich-like performance Thursday, hitting a two-run homer that helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to complete a four-game...
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