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New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 20, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week. The person spoke to the AP on Friday under condition of anonymity...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 20, 2019 - 12:21 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have work to do on their postseason push, and no games left against their favorite pushovers. Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 7-0 win over...
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Payers spray New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone as they celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels and clinching the AL East baseball title Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 19, 2019 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL title since 2012. No wild celebration, not this year. "We're just trying to avoid injuries," DJ...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) gestures after reaching second base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 19, 2019 - 10:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. was pumped to join a very exclusive club. He's even more thrilled about the chance to properly celebrate a division title. Acuña became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and the Atlanta...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates with Nicholas Castellanos, left, after Rizzo hit a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
September 19, 2019 - 8:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit a tying home run in his surprise return to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Four days after suffering a sprained right ankle that threatened his status for the...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) follows through on a solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Atlanta. The homer was Acuna's 40th of the season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 19, 2019 - 2:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger. The other two were Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, who are both in the Hall of Fame. The 21-year-old Acuña launched a two-run shot Thursday in the...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole waves to the crowd as he leaves the mound after striking out Texas Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo for his 300th season strikeout during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 19, 2019 - 2:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole wanted to get his milestone strikeout at home, and he accomplished the feat in an important win for the Houston Astros. Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Astros beat the...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, scores on a throwing error by Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger after a single by Jesus Aguilar, as catcher Will Smith goes after the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 19, 2019 - 2:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Dodgers having twice erased their lead, the Tampa Bay Rays were staring at a third straight loss and a precipitous drop in the AL wild-card race. But they tied it up in the bottom of the ninth inning and got a home run from Austin Meadows leading off the 11th to rally...
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Los Angeles Angels' Michael Hermosillo (21) slides past New York Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka to score on a throwing error by relief pitcher Adam Ottavino during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 18, 2019 - 11:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the AL East without help out West, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. It may still be unofficial, but the Yankees are preparing for October...
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