Professional Baseball

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio is greeted by Bo Bichette after he scored both of them with a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chandler Shepherd during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 17, 2019 - 8:03 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth. He drove in four runs and scored three times. Biggio and his...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer walks in the dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta scored a run against Scherzer in the fifth; he did not return for the sixth. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 17, 2019 - 6:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: TWO GOOD ONES Max Scherzer faces Adam Wainwright as the Nationals and Cardinals finish their pivotal series in St. Louis. Washington is fighting for position in the wild-card race while St. Louis is looking to hold off Chicago and Milwaukee...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez works against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of pornography and soliciting a child. Vazquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2019, by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 17, 2019 - 11:32 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of pornography and soliciting a child and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vázquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 16, 2019 - 8:38 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: LATE DEBUT Luis Severino makes his season debut for the Yankees when New York opens its final homestand of the regular season against the Los Angeles Angels. Severino was scratched from what was to be his first spring training start on March 5...
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Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner, left, tags out Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
September 16, 2019 - 6:01 pm
The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 16, 2019 - 3:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will wear a walking boot for the next five to seven days after an MRI showed he had a moderate lateral right ankle sprain. Rizzo had to be helped off the field after he got hurt while going to field a bunt in the third inning of Sunday's 16-6 victory...
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New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, has the ball in his glove but cannot make the tag in time as Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy (13) scores on Cory Seager's fourth-inning RBI-single in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 15, 2019 - 7:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jedd Gyorko came off the bench late and played a big role in rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory that damaged the New York Mets' dwindling wild-card chances Sunday night. Gyorko scored the tying run in the eighth inning on Chris Taylor's double and hit an RBI single...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player...
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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 15, 2019 - 2:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Dellin Betances made his season debut for the Yankees, strengthening an already top bullpen. Jordan Montgomery returned, too, though he likely is tuning up for next season. Betances faced two batters and struck out both Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays that ended a 10-...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is tended to after spraining his ankle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 15, 2019 - 1:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third inning with a sprained right ankle. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no broken bones. An MRI is scheduled for Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The first baseman...
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