Professional Baseball

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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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts after popping out in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 14, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs. The World Series champions' payroll for purposes of the tax increased from $239.7 million on opening day to $242.8 million on Aug. 31, according to...
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Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras (40) celebrates with teammate Nico Hoerner left, after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 13, 2019 - 8:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
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The tarp rests on the field after a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians is postponed due to the weather, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Cleveland. The Indians and Twins will play a doubleheader on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 13, 2019 - 8:20 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called...
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New York Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion, right, celebrates his two-run home run with New York Yankees Gary Sanchez in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 13, 2019 - 4:03 pm
TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season, one day after the sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
September 13, 2019 - 8:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OH, NOAH! Noah Syndergaard is set to pitch — "likely" to Wilson Ramos, manager Mickey Callaway says — when the playoff-contending Mets open a weekend series at home against Clayton Kershaw (13-5, 3.06 ERA) and the NL West champion Dodgers. Kershaw...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, left, Lorenzo Cain (6) and Ben Gamel (16) celebrate after they defeated the Miami Marlin during a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 13, 2019 - 7:35 am
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Braun honored injured teammate Christian Yelich the past two days by wearing his No. 22 jersey underneath his own. Braun then put on a Yelich-like performance Thursday, hitting a two-run homer that helped the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 to complete a four-game...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, second from left, is checked on by home plate umpire Kerwin Danley, manager Craig Counsell, second from right, and a trainer after an injury while batting during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Miami. Yelich broke his right kneecap on a foul ball and will miss the rest of the regular season. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 12, 2019 - 11:02 am
MIAMI (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich won't need surgery on his broken right kneecap, but the team says it's unlikely he'll return this season. Brewers general manager David Stearns says Yelich's recovery is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. Yelich was back in Milwaukee for tests...
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San Francisco Giants' Corban Joseph hits a grounder that scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 11, 2019 - 10:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Through a long, losing season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have learned to celebrate each other for even the small accomplishments and try to push forward from the times of turmoil — like this week's embarrassing clubhouse fight between a pair of relief pitchers. Felipe Vázquez...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar runs home to score on a fielder's choice hit into by Pedro Severino during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 11, 2019 - 6:24 pm
Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — the...
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