Professional Baseball

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Aug 31, 2019, in Chicago. Milwaukee won 2-0. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Báez has a hairline fracture in his left thumb, putting the rest of his season in jeopardy. An MRI in Chicago on Saturday revealed the extent of Báez's injury, suffered when he slid headfirst into second base last Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers...
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Cleveland Indians batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 07, 2019 - 2:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason. Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the suspension takes...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig heads home to score the go-ahead run on a Roberto Perez single off Minnesota Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol during the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. The Indians won 6-2. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 06, 2019 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following a 13th defeat in 22 games, Cleveland manager Terry Francona decided to deliver a brief pep talk before taking the road for a pivotal series in Minnesota. With time running out in this race, the Indians responded to the skipper's address and took one back from the first-...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of a series...
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Houston Astros' Michael Brantley, right, watches his game-winning two-run home run along with Seattle Mariners catcher Austin Nola, center, during the 13th inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Houston. The Astros won 11-9. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 06, 2019 - 9:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Astros fell behind by seven runs in the second inning Thursday night, it would have been easy for them to starting looking toward their next game. But for a team eyeing a World Series championship that was never even a thought. "I think that's what makes a team...
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Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, middle, gets a high-five from Ben Zobrist after Schwarber's grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 05, 2019 - 8:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber's grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning and powered the Chicago Cubs to a 10-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series. The third-place Brewers dropped 7½ games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL...
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Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro puts the tag on Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers at home during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Boston. The Twins won 2-1. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 05, 2019 - 7:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Left fielder Eddie Rosario threw out Rafael Devers at home plate for the final out, preserving the Minnesota Twins' 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Rosario delivered a strike to catcher Mitch Garver as Devers attempted to score from second on a double off the...
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel watches a three-run home run hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich during the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 05, 2019 - 3:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation on Thursday ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs also scratched infielder Javier Báez with lingering soreness in his left thumb. Kimbrel hasn't pitched since allowing a...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen throws to a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 04, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Zac Gallen is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the San Diego Padres. Gallen has struck out six, walked one and thrown 88 pitches Wednesday night in Phoenix. The game is scoreless. Gallen is a 24-year-old right-hander. He made his major...
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Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen (21) reacts as he crosses the plate with a two-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Blake Parker during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
September 04, 2019 - 7:47 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — With a homer, a win and an appearance in the outfield, Michael Lorenzen pulled off a feat last accomplished by The Babe. Cincinnati's versatile reliever also blocked the Phillies from gaining ground in the playoff chase. That last part stung the most for Philadelphia. Lorenzen hit...
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