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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, gets congratulations from Mike Trout after hitting a two-run home run, as Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado, center, looks away during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
May 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one. Trout's solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night...
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Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) and Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, right, celebrate after the Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in a baseball game Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18, 2019 - 11:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was seeking fairness when he questioned the legality of Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle's delivery in the ninth inning Saturday night and ultimately protested the game. That wasn't Doolittle's interpretation. "He's not trying to do...
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) walks off the mound as Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder rounds the bases after a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 18, 2019 - 11:02 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ALL A'S The Athletics try to beat Detroit for the 16th time when Mike Fiers starts at Comerica Park. A win by the A's would equal the franchise record for the longest winning streak against one team. Oakland took 16 in a row from the Yankees from...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 18, 2019 - 8:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins starter Pablo Lopez followed his worst outing as a big leaguer with his best — both against the New York Mets. The result was the Marlins' first winning streak in nearly a month, and ramped-up speculation that Mets manager Mickey Callaway's job was in jeopardy. "I'm...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jose Alvarado, left, and catcher Erik Kratz celebrate after an 11 inning, 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees in a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)
May 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — José Alvarado stepped onto the Yankee Stadium mound, 18 hours after walking off with a look of disgust when he wasted a two-run, ninth-inning lead. Luke Voit, whose home run started the previous night's meltdown, singled leading off the 11th. Not this time. Alvarado struck out Aaron...
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Tampa Bay Rays starter Blake Snell pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
May 18, 2019 - 2:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DO OVER Blake Snell makes his second straight start against the Yankees. The Rays left-handed ace was overpowering against New York on Sunday, but his 12 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball weren't enough in a 7-1 loss. Yankees righty...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) is greeted by third base coach Will Venable (25) after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 17, 2019 - 11:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Chicago Cubs piled on against the Washington Nationals bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday night. Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras also homered to help the NL Central-leading Cubs (...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela follows through on a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 17, 2019 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters, but both sides otherwise kept cool as the New York Yankees rallied for a 4-3 victory Friday night on Gio Urshela's game-ending single. New York scored three runs in the bottom of...
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Houston Astros' George Springer reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 17, 2019 - 10:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — George Springer hit his American League-leading 17th home run and the Houston Astros continued their torrid month of May with their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Springer's two-run shot in the eighth off Rick Porcello put the Astros up 2-1 and...
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his son, Jack, stand on the field at Yankee Stadium before the New York Yankees' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. Shaking hands and posing for photos on the field during batting practice, Harbaugh wore a Yankees cap, a Michigan sweater vest and — of course — a crisp pair of khakis. He says he and his father had never been to Yankee Stadium before and it's a "bucket list" trip for them. Harbaugh, a lifelong baseball fan, grew up rooting for the Detroit Tigers while his father was an assistant coach under Bo Schembechler at Michigan. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
May 17, 2019 - 9:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend. Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and 6-year-old son to watch the Bronx Bombers take on the Tampa Bay Rays with first place in the AL East on the line...
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