Professional Baseball

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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New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, and relief pitcher Justin Wilson high-five after closing out a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. New York won 8-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 04, 2019 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Wilson and the Mets' bullpen held on this time, rookie Pete Alonso hit his major league-leading 45th home run and New York bounced back from a brutal loss to stop the Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday. A day after a trio of Mets relievers was tagged for seven runs in the...
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Washington Nationals' Kurt Suzuki celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning three-run home run in the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Washington. Washington won 11-10. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 03, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning comeback in Nationals franchise history with a game-ending, three-run homer, helping Washington score seven runs in its final at-bat to beat the New York Mets 11-10 Tuesday night. Mets relievers Paul Sewald, Luis Avilan and Edwin Díaz...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, is congratulated by Walker Buehler, center, and Gavin Lux after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 02, 2019 - 9:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson homered twice and drove in five runs before running into the right-field wall on a spectacular catch in the fifth inning, Gavin Lux scored three runs in his major-league debut, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 16-9 Monday night. The Dodgers...
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Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Minor delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 02, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 221 tries to shut out the Yankees, helping the Texas Rangers beat New York 7-0 Monday. The Yankees had the second longest streak without being blanked since at least 1900 behind a 308-game stretch by the Babe Ruth-led Yankees...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 11th inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 01, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Cody Bellinger hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, pinch-hitter Joc Pederson went deep in the 11th and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a four-game sweep. In a frightening scene, Dodgers reliever Dustin May was hit in the head...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich watches his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
September 01, 2019 - 4:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The last day of August and first day of September looked awfully familiar to the Milwaukee Brewers. Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, and Milwaukee beat Chicago 4-0 on Sunday for its second straight shutout against the Cubs. The Brewers...
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Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander reacts after pitching a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 3:43 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Verlander took the mound for the ninth inning, fully aware of the no-hitters he finished — and his near misses, too. Zeroed in, he wouldn't be denied this time. Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season by striking out 14 to lead the Houston...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco (59) stands with catcher Kevin Plawecki during the playing of "God Bless America" in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carrasco is making his first appearance since May, when he was diagnosed with leukemia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
September 01, 2019 - 3:10 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco made his return to the mound from leukemia Sunday and the Cleveland Indians pitcher was applauded by both teams in a touching scene during Tampa Bay's 8-2 victory that completed a three-game sweep. The right-hander entered in the seventh inning for his...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 12:08 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Verlander has struck out 10 and thrown 93 pitches Sunday at Toronto. The only runner he's allowed was Cavan Biggio on a one-out walk in the first inning. Verlander has...
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