Baseball

Los Angeles Angelsl Mike Trout takes batting practice before a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the Angels in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 30, 2020 - 10:43 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list before the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. The reigning AL Most Valuable Player and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child, which is due on Monday. Trout, who turns 29 on Aug. 7,...
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Rain falls during a rain delay prior to a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
July 30, 2020 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shortened season, shorter games. Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games, baseball’s latest radical rule change during a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached agreement Thursday on the new...
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Cleveland Indians' Shane Bieber, center left, celebrates with catcher Sandy Leon after Bieber's performance against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Bieber earned the win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 30, 2020 - 8:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday...
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Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, left, talks with first base umpire Joe West, right, after Rowdy Tellez was ejected during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-0 in extra innings. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 30, 2020 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday his team's series at Philadelphia scheduled for this weekend was called off because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. “Our plans right now are to stay put and let MLB work through...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich strikes out during an intrasquad game Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
July 30, 2020 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The Milwaukee Brewers star is 1 for 28 to start the season, an .037 average that's worst among qualified hitters. Not by much. Houston's George Springer is batting .048, and...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor gets Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert at second base in the seventh inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 29, 2020 - 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Banks famously said: “Let’s play two.” Baseball players just might not want to play nine innings twice in one day during this pandemic-delayed season. While Cleveland swept the Chicago White Sox in the first doubleheader of the season on Tuesday, union head Tony Clark called...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Edwin Rios watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Houston. The Dodgers won 4-2 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 29, 2020 - 9:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Dodgers and Astros showed no carry-over Wednesday night from a fracas in the series opener that led to suspensions, and Edwin Ríos hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift Los Angeles over Houston 4-2. No pitches were thrown above or behind any batters, nobody made any ugly...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) greets DJ LeMahieu, right, after LaMahieu hit a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 29, 2020 - 8:41 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — If the New York Yankees must adjust on the fly to a sudden change in the schedule, there's no team they'd rather face than the Baltimore Orioles. Baseball's weird season reached another level of strange Wednesday night when New York stepped in for the Miami Marlins and ruined...
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FILE - In this July 13, 1987, file photo, American League All-Star manager John McNamara, left, of the Boston Red Sox, chats with National League counterpart Davey Johnson, of the New York Mets, between workouts in preparation for the upcoming All-Star Game in in Oakland, Calif. McNamara, who managed several Major League Baseball teams during his career, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Tennessee. He was 88. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his...
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The Toronto Blue Jays' logo is displayed on the scoreboard during the middle of the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. The Blue Jays are the home team in the game. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
July 29, 2020 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing as the “visiting” team in their own stadium against the can't-play-at-home Blue Jays, Dave Martinez's Washington Nationals didn't even get the benefit of a boost from fake “cheering” by nonexistent “spectators” — those were reserved for Toronto's exploits Wednesday night...
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