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Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season.The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are...

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Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by torn Achilles

ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka's teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst.When they saw him being helped off the...

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Lopez, Marlins to face Means, Orioles

Miami Marlins (2-1, first in the NL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (5-3, second in the NL East)Baltimore; Tuesday, 7:35 p.m....

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Lynn expected to start for Texas against Oakland

Texas Rangers (3-5, third in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (6-4, first in the AL West)Oakland, California; Tuesday, 9:10...

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May expected to start for Los Angeles at San Diego

Los Angeles Dodgers (7-4, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (7-4, third in the NL West)San Diego; Tuesday, 9:10 p.m....

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Morton expected to start as Rays host the Red Sox

Boston Red Sox (3-7, fifth in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (4-6, fourth in the AL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday,...

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Corbin expected to start for Washington against New York

New York Mets (4-7, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (3-4, third in the NL East)Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m....

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Giolito expected to start for the White Sox against Brewers

Chicago White Sox (6-4, second in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3-4, third in the AL Central)Milwaukee; Tuesday, 8:10...

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Bieber scheduled to start for Cleveland at Cincinnati

Cleveland Indians (5-6, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (5-5, second in the AL Central)Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6:10...

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Javier scheduled to start for Houston at Arizona

Houston Astros (5-4, second in the AL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7, fifth in the AL West)Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:10 p.m....

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Musgrove expected to start for Pittsburgh against Minnesota

Pittsburgh Pirates (2-8, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (8-2, first in the NL Central)Minneapolis; Tuesday, 2:10...

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Marquez expected to start as Colorado hosts San Francisco

San Francisco Giants (5-6, fourth in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (7-2, first in the NL West)Denver; Tuesday, 8:40 p.m....

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Heaney scheduled to start for Los Angeles against Seattle

Los Angeles Angels (3-7, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (4-7, fourth in the AL West)Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m....

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Singer scheduled to start for Royals at Cubs

Kansas City Royals (3-8, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (8-2, first in the AL Central)Chicago; Tuesday, 8:15 p.m....

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Shoemaker expected to start for Toronto against Atlanta

Toronto Blue Jays (3-4, third in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (7-4, second in the AL East)Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Cronenworth, Paddack help Padres beat Dodgers 5-4

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even with no fans in the stands, rookie Jake Cronenworth got a sense of the San Diego Padres' rivalry with the...

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Monday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike...

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Cole wins 19th in row, beats Phils 6-3 in pinstripes debut

NEW YORK (AP) — This was not what Gerrit Cole had in mind for his debut in pinstripes, and yet it was.Cole extended his...

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Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that...

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Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the...

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LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on the shelf

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:___FRESH FISHThe Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Opinion: Cardinals, Marlins show consequences of not following protocols during coronavirus pandemic

The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins became baseball’s poster boys Monday on how careless, but not necessarily reckless,...

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Mets beat Braves 7-2; Atlanta ace Soroka tears Achilles

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday...

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Abreu, Moncada HR; White Sox spoil Brewers home opener, 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — José Abreu hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Leury García scored on a wild pitch in the eighth...

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A's use big 5th inning to cruise past Mariners 11-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramón Laureano and Chad Pinder had two-run singles during Oakland’s big fifth inning, and the Athletics thumped...

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Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the...

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Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday...

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Rockies beat Giants 7-6, match best start in team history

DENVER (AP) — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies are off to a sizzling start with their top slugger in a slump.Now even he's...

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Cubs slugger Bryant returns following stomach ailment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant is following through on his own words when it comes to the coronavirus...

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Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat...

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Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom's typically strong performance was overshadowed by a devastating injury to another of baseball's...

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Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price.Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak...

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Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles

ATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike Soroka was...

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St Louis series at Detroit off after positive Cards tests

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major...

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The Latest: USL : 4 positive out of 1,400 Championship tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The United State Soccer League says four...

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Mets' McNeil, Rosario, Canó pulled with injuries vs Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets pulled infielders Jeff McNeil, Robinson Canó and Amed Rosario from a game against the Atlanta...

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Betts out of Dodgers' lineup at San Diego with finger injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was out of the lineup Monday night at San Diego because of a...

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Counsell: Murphy released from hospital after heart attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering...

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Angels' Shohei Ohtani strains arm, won't throw for 4-6 weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star from...

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Field of Dreams game in Iowa postponed to 2021 due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel...

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McNeil scratched from Mets' lineup with back pain

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Jeff McNeil was a late scratch from the New York Mets' lineup Monday after experiencing lower back...

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Taken by storm: Yankees, Phillies to play 3 in Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies' game at the New York Yankees on Tuesday was postponed because of the approach of...

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MLB looks to shorter doubleheaders to ease scheduling chaos

The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with...

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AP Source: LA Angels recalling top OF prospect Jo Adell

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Los Angeles Angels, a person with knowledge of the decision tells...

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Indians manager Francona to miss 2-game series in Cincinnati

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a...

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List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALLMen’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022.SUMOSpring Basho in Osaka...

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List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

GYMNASTICSArtistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew.All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on...

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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St. Louis' 4-game series at Detroit postponed; 7 Cardinals players, 6 staffers test positive for COVD-19

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis' 4-game series at Detroit postponed; 7 Cardinals players, 6 staffers test positive for COVD-19.

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This Date in Baseball

Aug. 41884 - Pud Galvin pitched the most lopsided no-hitter in major league history as the Buffalo Bisons routed the Detroit...

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Plesac scheduled to start for Indians at Reds

Cleveland Indians (5-5, third in the AL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (4-5, third in the AL Central)Cincinnati; Monday, 6:40...

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deGrom scheduled to start for New York at Atlanta

New York Mets (3-7, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (7-3, first in the NL East)Atlanta; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Gonzalez expected to start for the Rockies against the Giants

San Francisco Giants (5-5, fourth in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (6-2, first in the NL West)Denver; Monday, 8:40 p.m....

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Mills expected to start as Cubs host Royals

Kansas City Royals (3-7, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (7-2, first in the AL Central)Chicago; Monday, 8:15 p.m....

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Arrieta scheduled to start for Philadelphia at New York

Philadelphia Phillies (1-2, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Yankees (7-1, first in the NL East)New York; Monday, 7:05 p.m....

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Thorpe expected to start as Minnesota hosts Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates (2-7, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (7-2, first in the NL Central)Minneapolis; Monday, 8:10...

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Anderson to start home opener for Milwaukee against Chicago

Chicago White Sox (5-4, second in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, second in the AL Central)Milwaukee; Monday, 8:10...

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Paddack scheduled to start for Padres against Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers (7-3, second in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (6-4, third in the NL West)San Diego; Monday, 9:10 p.m....

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Sheffield expected to start for Seattle against Oakland

Oakland Athletics (5-4, first in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (4-6, third in the AL West)Seattle; Monday, 9:10 p.m....

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAs college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of...

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Friday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAs college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of...

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Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

A look at what's happening around the majors today:BACK TO WORKThe Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their...

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Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he's not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red...

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Judge homers twice to extend streak to 5 games, Yankees win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an...

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Brewers' Pat Murphy 'resting comfortably' after heart attack

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffered a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller...

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Astros outlast Angels 6-5 in 11; Ohtani has arm discomfort

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't even need to lift their bats from their shoulders to chase Shohei Ohtani from...

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7-inning doubleheaders debut in MLB, Reds sweep Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball's first seven-inning...

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge homers in 5th straight game

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered for the fifth consecutive game Sunday night, becoming the first New York Yankees player in...

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Laureano, Bassitt lead Athletics past Mariners 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramon Laureano broke out of a slump with a three-run homer, Chris Bassitt became the first Oakland starter to...

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Gallo, Choo homer as Rangers avoid sweep in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly after the Giants walked the bases loaded in the seventh...

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Báez's single in 11th gives Cubs 2-1 win over Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving...

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Kershaw sharp in return, Bellinger HR, Dodgers blank D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw was stringing together dominant, scoreless innings. Cody Bellinger ripped a first-inning homer...

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Senzatela sharp over 6 innings, Rockies hold off Padres 9-6

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched six innings of one-run ball, designated hitter Matt Kemp homered for a second straight...

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Indians' Francona misses game for gastrointestinal condition

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before its game at Minnesota on Sunday due to what the...

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Mets slugger Céspedes leaves team, opts out of 2020 season

ATLANTA (AP) — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The...

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Braves beat Mets 4-0 for 5th win in row; Cespedes opts out

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row,...

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Garver, Twins lean on pen for 2-hitter to top Indians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string...

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Madrigal's first 4 big league hits help White Sox top KC 9-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Madrigal was starting to lose sleep after two frustrating games without his first big league...

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Marlins end isolation in Philly and leave for Baltimore

MIAMI (AP) — The nightmarish first stop of the season for the Miami Marlins finally ended Sunday.The Marlins left Philadelphia,...

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Orioles beat Rays 5-1 for first series sweep since 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hanser Alberto doubled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Renato Núñez and Pat Valaika homered, and...

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Mike Trout to return to Angels on Tuesday after baby's birth

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is expected to return to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday after missing four games to be...

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Cubs star Bryant sits out again with stomach ailment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Sunday, a day after reporting...

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Rox reliever Oberg out with blood clots in arm, Davis hurt

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies may be without reliever Scott Oberg for the rest of the season after he developed blood...

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Joey Votto to injured list, Reds activate Desclafani

DETROIT (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list before the opener of Sunday's...

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LEADING OFF: Reds-Tigers debut MLB's 7-inning doubleheaders

A look at what's happening in the majors today:LET’S PLAY 7!Shortened doubleheaders are about to make their Major League...

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Allard expected to start for Texas at San Francisco

Texas Rangers (2-5, fifth in the AL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (5-4, fourth in the AL West)San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m....

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Lester expected to start for Chicago against Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates (2-6, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-2, first in the NL Central)Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m....

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Peterson expected to start for New York against Atlanta

New York Mets (3-6, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (6-3, first in the NL East)Atlanta; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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DeSclafani scheduled to start for Cincinnati at Detroit

Cincinnati Reds (2-5, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (5-3, second in the NL Central)Detroit; Sunday, 12:10 p.m....

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Junis scheduled to start for Kansas City against Chicago

Chicago White Sox (4-4, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-6, fifth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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Davies expected to start for San Diego at Colorado

San Diego Padres (6-3, third in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (5-2, first in the NL West)Denver; Sunday, 3:10 p.m....

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Chirinos expected to start for Rays at Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays (4-5, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (4-3, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m....

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James expected to start for Houston against Los Angeles

Houston Astros (4-4, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (3-6, fourth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Sunday, 4:10...

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Civale, Indians to face Clippard, Twins

Cleveland Indians (5-4, third in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (6-2, first in the AL Central)Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10...

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Brice, Red Sox to take on Paxton, Yankees

Boston Red Sox (3-6, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (6-1, first in the AL East)New York; Sunday, 7:08 p.m....

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Kershaw scheduled to start for Los Angeles at Arizona

Los Angeles Dodgers (6-3, second in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (3-6, fifth in the NL West)Phoenix; Sunday, 4:10 p.m....

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Bassitt, Athletics to face Graveman, Mariners

Oakland Athletics (4-4, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (4-5, third in the AL West)Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m....

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Opinion: As MLB tiptoes around coronavirus, walls are closing in on 'mess' of a season

This 2020 baseball season is wobbling, a home built on an iffy foundation, with two walls gradually closing in that might...

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Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and...

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Opposing brothers Scott, Tyler Heineman share special moment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They like to joke that Scott Heineman hits the home runs and his big brother brings him a little good luck...

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Giants beat Rangers 7-3 despite starter Smyly's injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Solano hit a two-run single for an early lead and the San Francisco Giants overcame an injury to...

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Nelson 3 hitless innings wins debut, Yanks' win 5th in row

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Nelson was beaming.He had pitched three hitless innings for his major league debut in the New York...

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Angels recover after giving up late lead, beat Astros in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss scored on Michael Hermosillo’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los...

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Athletics use late rally for 3-2 victory over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the...

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Chatwood fans 11, Cubs hit 3 homers to beat Pirates 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, and the Chicago Cubs...

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Cubs' Ross non-committal when asked about Kimbrel as closer

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is working out how he plans to handle save situations while struggling closer...

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Angels rally twice, snap 3-game skid, beat Astros 5-4 in 10

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hansel Robles gave up a go-ahead homer to George Springer with two outs in the ninth, and the Los...

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Orioles extend Rays' skid to 4 with 5-4 win in 11 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Pat Valaika singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa...

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Freeland throws 6 innings of 2-hit ball, Rox beat Padres 6-1

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland pitched six innings of two-hit ball and was backed by the superb defense of Trevor Story and Nolan...

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Bellinger sits, Dodgers still roll to 11-2 win over D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) — Reigning National League MVP Cody Bellinger had a leisurely night at the ballpark, lounging and cheering in the...

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Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. shook off a slow start by driving in two runs with two hits, including his first homer, and the...

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Gio Gonzalez helps pitch White Sox to 11-5 rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gio Gonzalez made his first start for the hot-hitting Chicago White Sox more than 16 years after they...

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Maeda, Sano power Twins past Indians 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and Kenta Maeda pitched six scoreless innings in his home debut for...

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Pirates RHP Mitch Keller departs with left side discomfort

CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller exited his start against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night because...

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Bosox LHP Rodríguez out for year, inflamed heart from COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused...

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Cubs 3B Bryant scratched with gastrointestinal issues

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has been scratched because of gastrointestinal issues.Bryant was slated...

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Brewers OF Cain opts out of 2020 season; series called off

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has decided not to play the remainder of the 2020 season.Cain, a married father of...

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Padres' Hosmer on 10-day injured list with stomach ailment

DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres placed first baseman Eric Hosmer on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to a stomach...

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Baby Trout: Angels' Mike, Jessica Trout welcome first child

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Three-time AL Most Valuable Player Mike Trout is now a first-time dad.The Los Angeles Angels center...

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White Sox put star SS Tim Anderson on IL with groin strain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed shortstop Tim Anderson on the injured list with a strained right groin and...

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Another postponement rattles MLB; Brewers' Cain opts out

The coronavirus forced baseball's 17th postponement in 10 days on Saturday, prompting at least two more players to opt out and...

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Column: Let's make baseball weirder with even more new rules

The stat geeks are all excited, even if no one else seems to be. They’ve spent the first days of the baseball season analyzing...

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Tigers, Reds rained out, to play 7-inning twinbill Sunday

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were set to play Major League Baseball's first doubleheader scheduled for...

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AP source: Cardinals-Brewers game Saturday to be postponed; St. Louis has 1 player, 3 staffers test positive

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: Cardinals-Brewers game Saturday to be postponed; St. Louis has 1 player, 3 staffers test positive.

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No new positives for Marlins, Phils; 2B Isan Diaz opts out

The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the...

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Freeland expected to start as Rockies host Padres

San Diego Padres (6-2, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (4-2, second in the NL West)Denver; Saturday, 8:10 p.m....

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Chatwood expected to start as Cubs host the Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates (2-5, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (5-2, first in the NL Central)Chicago; Saturday, 8:15 p.m....

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Toussaint expected to start for the Braves against the Mets

New York Mets (3-5, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (5-3, first in the NL East)Atlanta; Saturday, 7:10 p.m....

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Glasnow scheduled to start for Rays at Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays (4-4, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (3-3, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Saturday, 7:35 p.m....

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Gonzalez expected to start for the White Sox against Royals

Chicago White Sox (3-4, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-5, fifth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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Greinke expected to start for Houston against Los Angeles

Houston Astros (4-3, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (2-6, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Saturday,...

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Brewers to start Anderson against St. Louis in home opener

St. Louis Cardinals (2-3, third in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, second in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Saturday,...

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Weaver scheduled to start for Diamondbacks against Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3, third in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (3-5, fifth in the NL West)Phoenix; Saturday, 8:10...

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Tanaka scheduled to start as New York hosts Boston

Boston Red Sox (3-5, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (5-1, first in the AL East)New York; Saturday, 7:07 p.m....

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Kikuchi expected to start as Seattle hosts Oakland

Oakland Athletics (3-4, third in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (4-4, second in the AL West)Seattle; Saturday, 9:10 p.m....

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Bauer expected to start for Cincinnati at Detroit

Cincinnati Reds (2-5, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (5-3, third in the NL Central)Detroit; Saturday, 1:10 p.m....

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San Francisco to host Texas Saturday

Texas Rangers (2-4, fourth in the AL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (4-4, fourth in the AL West)San Francisco; Saturday, 9:10...

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Maeda scheduled to start for Minnesota against Cleveland

Cleveland Indians (5-3, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (5-2, first in the AL Central)Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10...

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Tucker drives in 4 runs to lead Astros over Angels 9-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker will take any wins he can get, even if they provide some anxiety.The Astros...

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LEADING OFF: Cards, Brews try again after virus postponement

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:WHO’S PLAYING?The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at...

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Marlins get LHP Bleier from Orioles for player to be named

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Miami Marlins acquired left-handed reliever Richard Bleier from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be...

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Judge homers again, Yankees roll past Red Sox 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered for the third straight night, Jordan Montgomery cut up one of the league’s hottest lineups...

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Walker's double in 8th lifts Diamondbacks over Dodgers 5-3

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker hit a three-run double in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks broke out of their...

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Pham, Tatis homer in 9th, Padres rally, beat Rockies 8-7

DENVER (AP) — Tommy Pham carried a little grudge with him to the plate.He took it out on the offending party.Pham hit a...

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Flores homers to get Giants going in 9-2 win over Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer off Mike Minor, Darin Ruf drove in three runs and the San Francisco...

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Darvish shines as Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish and Craig Kimbrel looked like they did at the end of last year.Talk about a mixed bag for the Chicago...

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Taijuan Walker overpowering as Mariners beat Athletics 5-3

SEATTLE (AP) — After seeing most of the last two seasons wiped out by Tommy John surgery, Taijuan Walker was more than ready to...

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Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota,...

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Santander hits unique HR, has 3 RBIs as Orioles top Rays 6-3

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander hit an odd home run off Blake Snell and had three RBIs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat...

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Engel, Keuchel lead White Sox to 3-2 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adam Engel hit a three-run homer in the second inning Friday night, and that was all the offense the...

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Braves rally on d'Arnaud's 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded double that capped a...

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Turnbull, most Ls last year, gets 1st W, Tigers top Reds

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Austin Romine and Travis Demeritte each...

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Judge HR, Montgomery sharp, Yanks top Red Sox in home opener

NEW YORK (AP) — His chambers left empty, Aaron Judge still rules right field at Yankee Stadium.Judge homered for the third...

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Yanks' Chapman returns from virus; Kahnle needs Tommy John

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to return to the New York Yankees following a bout with the...

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Cardinals contact tracer finds 'tricky balance' in new role

St. Louis Cardinals assistant general manager Moisés Rodríguez has been expecting the news that came down Friday.“At seven in...

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6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to...

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Mets' Rojas not saying if Diaz losing hold on closer's role

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas wants to get Edwin Diaz back on the mound quickly.Rojas won't say if the next...

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White Sox bring up 2B prospect Nick Madrigal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox promoted second baseman Nick Madrigal on Friday, adding one of their top...

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Vagabond Blue Jays stuck on the road with no one to play

Toronto general manager Ross Atkins says life has been difficult for the vagabond Blue Jays at the beginning of a baseball...

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US Soccer hires NASCAR's Leetzow as chief legal officer

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has hired Karen Leetzow as Chief Legal Officer.Leetzow spent 20 years at NASCAR,...

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Cubs sign former Indians closer Allen to minor league deal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs signed former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday.Allen was...

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Carlson: NBA players kneeling on day John Lewis was laid to rest a powerful reminder of fight for racial justice

I missed the first hour or so of the NBA restart on Thursday. Sometimes mom duty gets in the way of TV watching. I didn’t...

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"We love baseball" Wrigley ballhawks stay on during pandemic

CHICAGO (AP) — Standing on a corner on Waveland Avenue, Moe Mullins has seen them come and go.Sosa and McGwire. The Sandberg...

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Nats put new reliever Will Harris on IL with groin strain

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Nationals reliever Will Harris was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right groin.The...

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AP source: Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee postponed after multiple Cardinals tested positive

NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee postponed after multiple Cardinals tested positive.

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Snell expected to start for Rays at Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays (4-3, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (2-3, fifth in the AL East)Baltimore; Friday, 7:35 p.m....

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Giants to host Rangers Friday

Texas Rangers (2-3, fourth in the AL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (3-4, fourth in the AL West)San Francisco; Friday, 9:10...

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Porcello expected to start for Mets at Braves

New York Mets (3-4, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (4-3, second in the NL East)Atlanta; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Bubic to start home opener for Kansas City against Chicago

Chicago White Sox (2-4, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-4, fourth in the AL Central)Kansas City, Kansas;...

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Turnbull scheduled to start for Tigers against Reds

Cincinnati Reds (2-4, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-3, third in the NL Central)Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m....

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Montgomery to start home opener for New York against Boston

Boston Red Sox (3-4, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (4-1, first in the AL East)New York; Friday, 7:05 p.m....

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Gonsolin, Dodgers to take on Gallen, Diamondbacks

Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2, second in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (2-5, fifth in the NL West)Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m....

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Seattle hosts Oakland for home opener

Oakland Athletics (3-3, second in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (3-4, third in the AL West)Seattle; Friday, 9:40 p.m....

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Williams expected to start for Pittsburgh against Chicago

Pittsburgh Pirates (2-4, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (4-2, first in the NL Central)Chicago; Friday, 8:15 p.m....

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Clevinger, Indians to face Dobnak, Twins

Cleveland Indians (5-2, first in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (4-2, second in the AL Central)Minneapolis; Friday, 8:10...

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McCullers Jr., Astros to face Andriese, Angels

Houston Astros (3-3, first in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (2-5, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Friday, 9:10...

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Gray to start home opener for Colorado against the Padres

San Diego Padres (5-2, third in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (4-1, first in the NL West)Denver; Friday, 8:10 p.m....

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Brewers to start Anderson in home opener against St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals (2-3, third in the NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, second in the NL Central)Milwaukee; Friday, 2:10...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBALAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Los...

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Pham, Padres use big six-run 10th for 12-7 win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tommy Pham hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning after Trent Grisham began at second base under...

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LEADING OFF: Yelich, Springer slumping, Blue Jays wandering

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:SLOW STARTSTwo-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a...

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Indians' Bieber strikes out 13 against Twins to tie record

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the...

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Marmolejos' first homer powers Mariners over Angels 8-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — José Marmolejos and Shed Long Jr. homered, Marco Gonzales pitched into the seventh inning and the...

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Angels' Trout on paternity list ahead of couple's 1st child

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout was placed on the paternity list before the Los Angeles Angels' game against the Seattle...

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Dodgers win third straight, cruise past D-backs 6-3

PHOENIX (AP) — The Dodgers came into Chase Field on quite the high Thursday night, fresh off an emotional two-game sweep over...

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Rosenthal earns 1st save since 2017, Royals beat Tigers 5-3

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal couldn't remember the last time he'd earned a save — nearly three years ago.“It's been a...

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Vázquez homers twice to lead Pérez and Red Sox past Mets 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Vázquez is giving the Boston Red Sox everything they could ever hope for behind the plate.Meanwhile,...

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Judge HR rallies Yankees to another win over Orioles 8-6

BALTIMORE (AP) — Down by a run and held scoreless since the first inning, the New York Yankees appeared to be in trouble with...

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AP source: MLB will play 7-inning games in doubleheaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Shortened season, shorter games.Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games,...

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Bieber strikes out 13, ties record as Indians top Twins 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the...

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Fried dominates, retires first 14, as Braves edge Rays 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried retired Tampa Bay's first 14 batters and then insisted it didn't feel like a special start.Braves...

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Mets add Dozier at 2B, put Núñez on IL, confirm Maxwell deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Brian Dozier wasn’t even sure he wanted to play this season.Once he made up his mind and joined...

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Taylor, Suzuki lift Nats past Jays 6-4 before 4-day break

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starlin Castro is coming off a four-hit game. His Washington Nationals finally have their first consecutive...

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Final game of Cubs at Reds postponed because of rain

CINCINNATI (AP) — The finale of a four-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed Thursday because...

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MLB hitters slow out of the box to start 60-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time defending NL batting champion Christian Yelich has a long way to go if he wants a three-peat. The...

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Rangers' Leclerc joins sidelined Kluber with shoulder injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be without closer Jose Leclerc for most of the pandemic-shortened season with a...

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Foltynewicz clears waivers, sent to Braves alternate site

ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz has cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Atlanta Braves' alternate training...

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Umpire Joe West misses 2 innings after getting hit by bat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home plate umpire Joe West left in the bottom of the first inning of Thursday's game between the Washington...

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MLB postpones Blue Jays-Phillies series after more positives

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has postponed this weekend's scheduled series between Toronto and Philadelphia because of...

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NFL Players Association agrees to deal with 2K Sports

The NFL Players Association has reached an agreement with 2K Sports that will allow the video game developer to use the names,...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

Aug. 61926 — Nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel as she...

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This Date in Baseball-Week Ahead

Aug. 61908 — John Lush threw a six-inning no-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0. It was Lush’s...

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Ray set to start home opener for Arizona against Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers (4-2, third in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (2-4, fourth in the NL West)Phoenix; Thursday, 9:40...

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Matz expected to start as New York hosts Boston

Boston Red Sox (2-4, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (3-3, second in the AL East)Flushing, Queens; Thursday, 7:07 p.m....

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Bundy expected to start as Angels host Mariners

Seattle Mariners (2-4, fifth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (2-4, third in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Thursday,...

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Yarbrough scheduled to start for Tampa Bay at Atlanta

Tampa Bay Rays (4-2, first in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (3-3, third in the AL East)Atlanta; Thursday, 7:10 p.m....

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Bieber expected to start for Cleveland at Minnesota

Cleveland Indians (4-2, first in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (4-1, second in the AL Central)Minneapolis; Thursday, 7:07...

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Ryu scheduled to start as Toronto hosts Washington

Washington Nationals (2-4, fifth in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (3-3, fourth in the NL East)Washington; Thursday, 4:05...

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Singer scheduled to start for Royals at Tigers

Kansas City Royals (2-4, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (4-2, third in the AL Central)Detroit; Thursday, 7:10...

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Lamet, Padres to face Giants

San Diego Padres (4-2, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (3-3, fifth in the NL West)San Francisco; Thursday, 9:45...

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Happ, Yankees to take on Means, Orioles

New York Yankees (3-1, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (2-2, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Thursday, 7:05 p.m....

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Darvish expected to start for Chicago at Cincinnati

Chicago Cubs (4-2, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (2-4, fifth in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Thursday, 6:10 p.m....

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLHOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on...

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Kyle Seager, Dylan Moore propel Mariners past Angels 10-7

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Seager drove in three runs, Dylan Moore hit a three-run homer and the Seattle Mariners rallied from...

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Roberts back for Arizona's home opener

A look at what's happening around the majors today:ROBERTS RETURNSLos Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be back from a...

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MLB doubleheaders could get shortened to 7-inning games

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Banks famously said: “Let’s play two.”Baseball players just might not want to play nine innings twice in...

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Nationals beat Blue Jays 4-0 in 10 in road game at home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Eaton’s bases-loaded chopper broke a scoreless tie in the 10th inning on a close play and Asdrúbal...

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'That's dirty baseball': Astros' Dusty Baker hot after benches-clearing incident vs. Dodgers

HOUSTON — They may be playing baseball in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, where social distancing is strongly encouraged...

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Vázquez helps Bosox end skid, top Mets 6-5 after deGrom exit

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly a month at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox needed a change of scenery. Even if it meant facing...

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Giants rally on Yastrzemski's 2nd HR, walk off with 7-6 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning,...

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Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day...

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All quiet till Ríos HR in 13th lifts Dodgers over Astros 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) — After a testy, noisy game in the series opener, all was quiet between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros...

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Twins beat Cardinals 3-0 in Rich Hill's smooth debut

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coming off major surgery and currently the oldest pitcher in the major leagues, Rich Hill sure looked smooth...

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Yankees make most of schedule change, defeat Orioles 9-3

BALTIMORE (AP) — If the New York Yankees must adjust on the fly to a sudden change in the schedule, there's no team they'd...

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Freeman powers Braves to 7-4 win, snaps Rays' 4-game streak

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman was fearing for his life not that long ago.Never would've known it the way he played in the...

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John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88

BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an...

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José Reyes, 4-time All-Star shortstop, retires at age 37

NEW YORK (AP) — José Reyes has retired from baseball, almost two years after playing his final game.The 37-year-old, a...

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Woodruff dominates as Brewers silence punchless Pirates 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff allowed one hit and struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning as the...

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Moustakas, Senzel homer in return, Reds beat Cubs 12-7

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel homered in their returns from a COVID-19 scare, Nick Castellanos added a grand...

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4-run 10th for Nats spoils Blue Jays' 'home opener' in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing as the “visiting” team in their own stadium against the can't-play-at-home Blue Jays, Dave Martinez's...

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Tigers rally from early deficit, beat Royals 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit's bullpen came through again in a...

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The Latest: Colorado State pauses football after 8 positives

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Colorado State says it will pause football...

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White Sox score late, top Indians 4-0 after Plesac fans 11

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jiménez hit sacrifice flies and the Chicago White Sox, who couldn't do anything...

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Gallo homers in 5-run 8th for Rangers in 7-4 win over Dbacks

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers scored three more runs...

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Astros obtain RHP Hector Velázquez from Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — The pitching-strapped Houston Astros have acquired right-hander Hector Velázquez from the Baltimore Orioles...

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Quick pivots in schedule needed in MLB coronavirus season

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about printing a 2020 baseball schedule. Cyberspace is needed for all the backspaces and deletes.After...

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Rockies rely on strong bullpen again, sweep 2 from A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — German Márquez struck out eight over six impressive innings to bounce back after losing on opening day...

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Stray souvenirs: Without fans, MLB foul balls left lonely

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mookie Betts made a running catch in foul territory and immediately spotted something just over the...

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Column: Kelly makes sure cheating Astros get some payback

The fake crowds and phony noise were tolerable, at least for a few games. Empty ballparks, too, because it was worth it to have...

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With Marlins battling virus outbreak, will they play again?

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins, one of the most under-the-radar teams in sports, have been in the news lately.Sort of.A network...

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MLB suspends Dodgers' Kelly 8 games for throwing high-and-tight pitches and taunting Astros, manager Roberts for 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) — MLB suspends Dodgers' Kelly 8 games for throwing high-and-tight pitches and taunting Astros, manager Roberts...

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Braves' Markakis returns 3 weeks after opting out of season

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Markakis is returning to the Atlanta Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season...

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Phillies visiting clubhouse staffer tests positive for virus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak on another team has left the Philadelphia Phillies idle for five days, aiming to...

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Indians catcher Perez on injured list after hurting shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians placed starting catcher Roberto Pérez on the 10-day injured list with a sore throwing...

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Davis, Williamson say they're ready for re-opening night

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson say they are ready for re-opening night.Davis practiced...

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Nats OF Soto awaits DC clearance to return after COVID test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was still waiting on Wednesday to be cleared to play by the city...

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Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks said Wednesday they are banning headdresses at home games as...

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Boyd scheduled to start as Detroit hosts Kansas City

Kansas City Royals (2-3, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (3-2, third in the AL Central)Detroit; Wednesday, 7:10...

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Hill scheduled to start as Minnesota hosts St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals (2-2, second in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (3-1, second in the NL Central)Minneapolis; Wednesday,...

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Blue Jays to start Pearson in home opener against Washington

Washington Nationals (1-4, fifth in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (3-2, fourth in the NL East)Washington; Wednesday, 6:05...

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Paddack scheduled to start for Padres at Giants

San Diego Padres (4-1, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (2-3, fifth in the NL West)San Francisco; Wednesday, 9:45...

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Woodruff expected to start for Brewers at Pirates

Milwaukee Brewers (2-3, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2-3, fourth in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Wednesday,...

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Bumgarner scheduled to start for Arizona at Texas

Arizona Diamondbacks (2-3, fourth in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (1-3, fourth in the NL West)Arlington, Texas; Wednesday,...

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Gray expected to start for the Reds against the Cubs

Chicago Cubs (4-1, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-4, fifth in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m....

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May, Dodgers to face Javier, Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2, third in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (3-2, first in the NL West)Houston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Orioles to start Wojciechowski against New York in home opener

New York Yankees (2-1, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (2-1, second in the AL East)Baltimore; Wednesday, 7:35 p.m....

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Eovaldi scheduled to start for Boston at New York

Boston Red Sox (1-4, fifth in the AL East) vs. New York Mets (3-2, second in the AL East)Flushing, Queens; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Montas scheduled to start for Athletics against Rockies

Colorado Rockies (3-1, second in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (3-2, second in the NL West)Oakland, California; Wednesday,...

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Soroka to start home opener for Atlanta against Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rays (4-1, first in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (2-3, third in the AL East)Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Dunn scheduled to start for Seattle against Los Angeles

Seattle Mariners (1-4, fifth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (2-3, third in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Wednesday,...

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Plesac scheduled to start for Indians against White Sox

Chicago White Sox (1-4, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (4-1, first in the AL Central)Cleveland; Wednesday, 6:10...

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LEADING OFF: Yanks-O's open patchwork series; Marlins off

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:___ON THE FLYThe Yankees will open a two-game series in Baltimore after...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.The...

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Rendon homers in season debut, Angels rout Mariners 10-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer and reached base three times in his Angels debut, and Albert Pujols...

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Benches clear in testy rematch as Dodgers beat Astros 5-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Benches cleared Tuesday night during the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory over the Astros in the first game between the...

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Rockies keep rolling behind Hilliard, Senzatela to beat A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sam Hilliard homered for the first time this season, Antonio Senzatela pitched out of an early jam on...

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Benches clear as Dodgers beat Astros 5-2

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them.It seems as if the Los Angeles...

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Tatis Jr., Myers hit home runs as Padres beat Giants 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a three-run homer in the third, Wil Myers added a two-run drive an inning later,...

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Kelly takes no-hit bid into 7th as Dbacks beat Rangers 4-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Merrill Kelly took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a home run as the Arizona...

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Donaldson goes deep as Twins top Cards 6-3 in home opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a...

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Wednesday's Time Schedule

All Times ESTWednesday, July 29MLBColorado at Oakland, 3:40 p.m.Arizona at Texas, 4:05 p.m.Washington at Toronto, 6:05...

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Benches clear in first Astros-Dodgers game since scandal

HOUSTON (AP) — Benches cleared Tuesday night in the first game between the Astros and Dodgers since it was revealed that...

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Santana homers as Indians complete sweep, 5-3 over White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) —Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer, Oscar Mercado had a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians beat the...

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Peterson wins MLB debut, Mets beat Red Sox 8-3

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Davis banged a two-run homer off the Pesky Pole, and left-hander David Peterson pitched 5 2/3 innings to win...

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Frazier hits go-ahead homer in 8th, Pirates edge Brewers 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for an...

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Arizona's Merrill Kelly loses no-hit bid in 7th at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning...

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The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days...

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Báez homers twice, Cubs stay hot with 8-5 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two homers, a deft dive to score another run, and a couple smooth-as-ever defensive plays. Vintage Javier...

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Tsutsugo gets key hit as Rays beat Braves 5-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a two-run single during Tampa Bay's five-run third inning, and the Rays beat the...

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Tigers' bullpen sharp in 4-3 win over Royals

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to...

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NFL training camps opening with eye on baseball, babysitting

Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps.Try baseball and babysitting.As veterans report...

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2 more HRs, 3 unearned runs help Blue Jays drop Nats to 1-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Series champion Washington Nationals are 1-4 after losing three games in a row. Normally? Not a big...

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States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast...

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Cardinals RHP Mikolas out for season with forearm surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas will have season-ending surgery to repair a tendon in his...

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Renteria returns to manage White Sox after COVID-19 scare

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago White Sox got their manager back just before their first road game of this strange, shortened...

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Yankees-Phillies series postponed amid virus worries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The remainder of the Phillies' home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed amid...

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Hands to yourself: Complying with protocols proves difficult

From players ignoring prohibitions on handshakes, high-fives and hugs, to some sitting noticeably closer than six feet apart in...

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Sign of times: Braves quickly run out of patience with Folty

ATLANTA (AP) — Call it a sign of the times.Facing a sprint of a season rather than a marathon because of the coronavirus...

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MLB suspends Marlins' season through weekend amid outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday, and the Philadelphia Phillies will...

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TV viewers welcome baseball back, at least for now

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps sensing the abbreviated season might not last long, television viewers welcomed baseball back with open...

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Astros pick up Baker's contract option for 2021 season

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have picked up the option for the 2021 season on manager Dusty Baker's contract.Baker was...

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Rangers activate Martin from virus IL, Kluber to 45-day IL

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers left-hander Brett Martin has been activated from the injured list after missing the start...

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On Football: Training camps' look defines strange times

Don't expect any footballs — or players — on fields at NFL training camps anytime too soon.No blocking sleds. No pass-rush...

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Royals sign Matt Harvey to minor league deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract.The Royals...

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Get yer Dodger Dogs and garlic fries at home via delivery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get yer Dodger Dogs and garlic fries at home?Yes, fans craving their favorite foods served at the ballpark...

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Alex Wood joins Clayton Kershaw as Dodgers pitchers on IL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have lost another starting pitcher to the injured list.Alex Wood went on the IL with shoulder...

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Patrick Mahomes becoming part owner of Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.The Royals...

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Indianapolis Indians minor league team to discuss name

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Indians, the Triple A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, said Tuesday it will form a...

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AP source: Mets to sign C Maxwell, 1st MLB player to kneel

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Bruce Maxwell, the first major league...

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The Miami Marlins' schedule has been postponed through Sunday after 15 players tested positive for the coronavirus.

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' schedule has been postponed through Sunday after 15 players tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Tuesday's Time Schedule

MLBChicago White Sox at Cleveland, Game 1 at 3:40 p.m., then Game 2N.Y. Yankees at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m., ppd,...

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AP source says Yankees-Phillies game postponed for 2nd straight day amid virus concerns; Marlins have outbreak in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AP source says Yankees-Phillies game postponed for 2nd straight day amid virus concerns; Marlins have...

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Valdez scheduled to start as Houston hosts Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dodgers (2-2, fourth in the NL West) vs. Houston Astros (3-1, first in the NL West)Houston; Tuesday, 9:10 p.m....

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Angels to start Sandoval in home opener against Seattle

Seattle Mariners (1-3, fourth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (1-3, fifth in the AL West)Anaheim, California; Tuesday,...

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Eflin scheduled to start for Phillies against Yankees

New York Yankees (2-1, third in the AL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1-2, fourth in the AL East)Philadelphia; Tuesday, 6:05...

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Mills scheduled to start for Cubs at Reds

Chicago Cubs (3-1, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (1-3, fifth in the NL Central)Cincinnati; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m....

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Holland expected to start as Pirates host Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers (2-2, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3, fourth in the NL Central)Pittsburgh; Tuesday,...

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Royals to face Tigers on the road

Kansas City Royals (2-2, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (2-2, fourth in the AL Central)Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m....

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Samardzija to start home opener for San Francisco against the Padres

San Diego Padres (3-1, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (2-2, third in the NL West)San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45...

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Gibson scheduled to start as Texas hosts Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks (1-3, fifth in the NL West) vs. Texas Rangers (1-2, third in the NL West)Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 9:05...

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Mets to visit Red Sox Tuesday

New York Mets (2-2, third in the NL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (1-3, fifth in the NL East)Boston; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDTPITCHING...

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Voth expected to start for the Nationals against the Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (2-2, fourth in the AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (1-3, fifth in the AL East)Washington; Tuesday, 6:05...

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Twins to start Bailey against St. Louis in home opener

St. Louis Cardinals (2-1, second in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (2-1, second in the NL Central)Minneapolis; Tuesday,...

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Mengden scheduled to start for Oakland against Colorado

Colorado Rockies (2-1, second in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (3-1, second in the NL West)Oakland, California; Tuesday,...

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Cease, White Sox to face Plesac, Indians

Chicago White Sox (1-2, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (2-1, first in the AL Central)Cleveland; Tuesday, 3:40...

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Chirinos expected to start as Rays host the Braves

Atlanta Braves (2-2, second in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3-1, first in the NL East)St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday,...

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LEADING OFF: Marlins postponed again amid virus outbreak

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PANDEMIC PANICMajor League Baseball has already postponed a second scheduled...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLMIAMI (AP) -- More than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak...

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Brewers rally past Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Sogard doubled home Brock Holt in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a rain-delayed...

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Rays fan 19 Braves in 14-5 romp; Atlanta cuts Foltynewicz

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Renfroe homered twice and Tampa Bay pitchers set a team nine-inning record with 19...

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Rizzo homers again, Cubs beat virus-unsettled Reds 8-7

CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Ross was starting to relax with a seven-run lead. Didn't take long for him to remember from his...

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Non-retro: Rangers new home next-gen park with classic touch

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There is a series of high brick arches along an outfield concourse reminiscent of their old stadium and...

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Conforto, Alonso, Smith homer for Mets to beat Red Sox 7-4

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith all homered, Michael Wacha pitched well over five innings and the...

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Royals slug 6 HRs in 14-6 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Maikel Franco hit two of Kansas City's six home runs, and the Royals pounded the Tigers 14-6 on Monday night,...

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Bregman's 100th homer helps Astros beat Mariners 8-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit his 100th career homer, a three-run shot, and Jose Altuve added a solo drive to give the...

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Renfroe homers twice, Rays fan 19 Braves in 14-5 romp

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Renfroe homered twice and Tampa Bay pitchers set a team nine-inning record with 19...

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Hernández hits 2 of 4 Blue Jays homers in 4-1 win at Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of injuries, the can't-play-in-Toronto Blue Jays were without their leadoff hitter and their closer...

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Tatis, Grisham power Padres to 6-2 win vs. Diamondbacks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. saw the ball rolling to the wall in left-center field and raced around the bases, diving...

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At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins' virus outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had...

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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up...