Professional Baseball

Matthew Thomas Bernard puts his hands on Keeling Baptist Church groundskeeper Loyd Gauldin, as a state police officer attempts to take him into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in Keeling, Va. The wife, toddler son and mother-in-law of minor league baseball player Blake Bivens have been killed. Bernard, Bivens’ brother-in-law, has been charged with first-degree murder. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 6:05 pm
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — The brother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher killed the athlete's wife, toddler son and mother-in-law before he was captured naked during a manhunt in a tiny southern Virginia community, authorities said Wednesday. Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested after police...
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A fan holds a sign that reads "All Rise" as New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, greets Gary Sanchez (24) after Judge hit a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
August 28, 2019 - 4:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Judge hit the 101st homer of his career, Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu and Mike Ford also went deep, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. After opening their West Coast swing by being swept in Oakland, the Yankees...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Keston Hiura hits an RBI double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 28, 2019 - 4:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' chances of repeating as NL Central champions might have looked bleak had they been swept by the St. Louis Cardinals. Thanks to Keston Hiura and Jordan Lyles, they bounced back. Hiura homered and drove in three runs, Lyles turned in another strong start and...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, yells at home plate umpire Pat Hoberg, right, as Joe Espada, first base umpire Greg Gibson and manger A.J. Hinch get between them after Verlander was ejected by Hoberg during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
August 28, 2019 - 6:20 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's Justin Verlander was bracing for a pitcher's duel as he prepared to face former teammate Charlie Morton and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Turned out quite differently than Verlander had imagined. Rookie Yordan Alvarez homered twice as Houston jumped on Morton to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez, right, walks off the field with a trainer during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cleveland. Ramirez has not been ruled out for the postseason, if Cleveland can make it without him. He had surgery Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on a broken hamate bone in his right hand, an injury he sustained with a hard swing over the weekend. The team said the two-time All-Star could return in 5-7 weeks. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
August 28, 2019 - 1:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKE DO José Ramírez's regular season is over. The postseason remains in play — if the Indians can make it without him. Cleveland's hard-hitting third baseman is expected to need five to seven weeks to recover after underdoing hand surgery...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat as he trots down the first base line after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. With the home run, Alonso set the Mets' single-season home run record. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 27, 2019 - 10:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The rookie has the record. New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso became the first rookie in 81 years to break his team's season home run mark when he connected Tuesday night in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Alonso launched his 42nd of the year on the first pitch from Yu Darvish in the...
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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins adjusts his uniform after committing an error on a run-scoring grounder by Pittsburgh Pirates' Kevin Newman during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Philadelphia. Pittsburgh won 5-4. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins botched an easy catch that cost the Phillies a game and gave their fed-up fans a reason to really boo the home team. The struggling first baseman has become the latest player to trigger the official sound of contempt in Philly with a drop that cost the Phils a...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 27, 2019 - 12:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PAIR OF ACES Former teammates and 2019 All-Stars square off in a prime pitching matchup when Charlie Morton (13-5, 2.85 ERA) and the Rays face Justin Verlander (15-5, 2.77) in Houston. With the Rays locked in a close wild-card race and the Astros...
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New York Yankees' Austin Romine (28) congratulates Mike Ford on Ford's two-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Omar Narvaez heads to the mound in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 26, 2019 - 11:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Gleyber Torres is clearly the hottest Yankees hitter at the plate this month. Little-known Mike Ford isn't far behind. Torres hit his 13th home run in August, Ford went deep twice and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Monday night. The Yankees added to their record-setting...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper stretches before batting during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. Harper left after the fifth inning because of dehydration. The Padres won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 25, 2019 - 11:05 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DADDY'S HOME Bryce Harper is expected to return from paternity leave as the Phillies open a home series against struggling Pittsburgh. Philadelphia dropped two of three at last-place Miami without him, managing only four hits and never batting...
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