Professional Baseball

Texas Rangers Joey Gallo hits a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
August 08, 2018 - 2:44 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo homered twice and drove in four runs, Yovani Gallardo won his fourth straight start and the Texas Rangers held off the Seattle Mariners 11-7 on Wednesday. Gallardo (7-1) leads the majors with seven wins since June 23. He allowed three hits, two runs and three...
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon is doused after his 246th career win, the most by a pitcher born in Latin America, after the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Texas won 11-4. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
August 07, 2018 - 9:59 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon reached out and snagged the comeback liner while slipping into a squat on the mound. The portly 45-year-old pitcher managed to stay upright, with a smile on his face and a ball from his milestone victory secured firmly in his glove. Colon became the top winning...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon hugs catcher Francisco Cervelli after the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Denver. Taillon threw a complete game and the Pirates defeated the Rockies 10-2. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
August 07, 2018 - 8:57 pm
DENVER (AP) — Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in his second complete game of the season. The 26-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Osuna got the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Monday, Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
August 06, 2018 - 11:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roberto Osuna needed five pitches for a clean inning and a nice on-field impression on his new teammates. Osuna earned the win in his first appearance with Houston after Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Astros over the San...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 06, 2018 - 8:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland's right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston's Chris Sale for the AL lead. After striking out 196...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout stands in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Cleveland. Trout's right wrist is still sore and the Angels will not risk him making it any worse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
August 06, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout received a cortisone injection in his sore right wrist Monday, and the Los Angeles Angels are hopeful their superstar center fielder can return to their lineup on the weekend. The two-time AL MVP wasn't in the Angels' starting lineup for the fifth consecutive game...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Rondon throws during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 06, 2018 - 12:22 am
Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here's some quick trivia: Which team does Zach Duke pitch for? How about Darren O'Day? Or Seunghwan Oh? It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week's non-...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, exits with a trainer after getting injured whiletrying to steal second base during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 11:57 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: INJURIES MOUNTING The Houston Astros are hoping for good news on All-Star outfielder George Springer, who exited Sunday's loss to the Dodgers after hurting his left thumb on a headfirst slide. It's unclear how long the 2017 World Series MVP might...
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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, scores in front of New York Yankees' Austin Romine after a throwing error by Miguel Andujar during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 05, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi's hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees. The Red Sox now find themselves in firm control of the AL East. Benintendi's RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped...
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Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna is interviewed in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
August 05, 2018 - 8:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roberto Osuna is getting a second chance with the Houston Astros. They also made it clear they won't give him another one. The All-Star closer met his new Astros teammates Sunday and addressed the club for 10 minutes in a closed-door meeting after completing a 75-game suspension...
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