Baseball

August 03, 2020 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus. The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled for Aug. 13 in Dyersville. The Chicago White Sox...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, celebrates a win with teammates following a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
August 03, 2020 - 3:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks. "The entire traveling party got a little too comfortable,”...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 03, 2020 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. “You think about how...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
August 02, 2020 - 11:28 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 02, 2020 - 11:11 pm
The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with seven-inning games. They ended up having a long day anyway after the opener was delayed over two hours because of rain. It’s been that kind of season so far for Major...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on an eighth-inning, two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 02, 2020 - 9:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he's not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red Sox. The big slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, is congratulated by Michael Brantley after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 02, 2020 - 6:52 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from another wild performance in the second inning. Almost four hours later, Ohtani provided another worry for Angels fans when the two-way star said he felt discomfort in his...
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August 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller Park, but team officials said he was resting comfortably and should be out of the hospital later this week. Brewers general manager David Stearns said the 61-year-old Murphy...
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) celebrates after the final out of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 02, 2020 - 6:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball's first seven-inning doubleheader with a shutout. Bauer threw a two-hitter in Cincinnati's 4-0 victory in the second game Sunday. The Reds beat the Tigers 4-3 in the opener. MLB recently decided to use...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with designated hitter and on-deck batter Giancarlo Stanton after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 02, 2020 - 5:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered for the fifth consecutive game Sunday night, becoming the first New York Yankees player in 13 years to accomplish the feat. The big slugger connected off left-handed reliever Matt Hall in the second inning, sending a three-run drive off the facing of the second...
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