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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early July. And...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 31, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put ace Chris Sale on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he will miss his scheduled start this week against the New York Yankees. Sale is leading the majors in strikeouts and tops the AL with a 2.04 ERA. The lefty is 5-0 in his last six...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 1:49 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 4:40 p.m. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles. The playoff-hopeful Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar, along...
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July 31, 2018 - 1:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, said he feels lucky to be alive. Kyle McAleer was sitting with his family and friends under the manual scoreboard when he was hit by...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. In a deal announced late Monday, July 30, 2018, the Boston Red Sox have acquired Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
July 31, 2018 - 10:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too. Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler (25) celebrates with Tommy Pham (28) after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cincinnati. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 31, 2018 - 9:20 am
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez. The Rays also received international cap space in the four-player trade announced...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) is shown during batting practice before of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, July 30, 2018 in Atlanta. Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 30, 2018 - 11:41 pm
A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they're cheering for, and to expose the sport's "toxic" culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press,...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, center, avoids getting put out by Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, left, during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 11:33 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DEADLINE DAY Teams have until 4 p.m. EDT to swing a trade without waivers, meaning it could be the last chance for contenders to land some top targets. Could Bryce Harper really be on the move? Will the Rays find a new home for Chris Archer? What...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for minor league starter Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers' 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It was a challenging trade...
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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart, right, is doused with sports drink after his walk-off RBI double off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Luis Garcia during the 13th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 30, 2018. The Red Sox defeated the Phillies 2-1. At left is Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart has been waiting for his chance to make an impact as the third catcher on a Red Sox team that is putting together a historic season. On Monday night, he waited all the way until the 13th inning. After entering the game in the 10th as a pinch-hitter, Swihart bounced a...
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