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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, scores past Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos after a double by Kevan Smith and a throwing error by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 15, 2019 - 11:40 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the...
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Kansas City Royals' Martin Maldonado hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 15, 2019 - 11:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate. The NL Central leaders acquired Martín Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on Monday night that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Boston, Sunday, July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 15, 2019 - 9:59 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. Cashner was acquired Saturday from Baltimore for two 17-year-old prospects. The 32-year-old righty went 9-3 with a 3.83...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 15, 2019 - 8:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night — in Philly. Bellinger hit his 32nd and 33rd homers, Clayton Kershaw struck out seven in six innings and the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Philadelphia...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Travis d'Arnaud watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 15, 2019, in New York. It was d'Arnaud's third home run of the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 15, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including a startling, three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman, and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame their Yankee Stadium woes to beat New York 5-4 on Monday night. D'Arnaud went the other way on a full-count breaking ball...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY NOT THURSDAY - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell works from the mound against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 6, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
July 14, 2019 - 11:17 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE? A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson (31) celebrates with Corey Seager (5) behind Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 14, 2019 - 11:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka applauds his third baseman after a play during the sixth inning in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 14, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was near the batter's box for a pretty good view of Gio Urshela's nifty slide at the plate to give the New York Yankees the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The Yankees slugger is sure the club wouldn't have one of the best records in the majors if it wasn't for the...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout follows through on a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 14, 2019 - 2:41 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout has been pulled from the Los Angeles Angels' game against Seattle due to right calf tightness. The two-time AL MVP left before the start of the third inning, interrupting his incredible recent success at the plate. Trout lined out to first in his only plate...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryne Stanek throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 14, 2019 - 12:26 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A pair of Tampa Bay Rays pitchers has combined on a perfect game through eight innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Right-hander Ryne Stanek pitched the first two innings Sunday at Camden Yards. He struck out two of the six batters he faced before Ryan Yarbrough took over...
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