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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 17, 2019 - 2:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW BOMBER Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL...
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Mississippi State's Marshall Gilbert, second from left, is hugged by teammates after he drove in the winning run against Auburn in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 16, 2019. Mississippi State won 5-4. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 17, 2019 - 12:40 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marshall Gilbert turned a mostly forgettable night at the plate into a memorable one. The No. 9 batter hit a bases-loaded single up the middle that capped a four-run ninth inning and gave Mississippi State a 5-4 walk-off victory over Auburn in the College World Series on Sunday...
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Vanderbilt's Austin Martin (16) stomps on home plate after hitting a two-run home run against Louisville in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 16, 2019 - 11:38 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Austin Martin is best known as Vanderbilt's .400 hitter. He's starting to get a reputation for his power. Martin homered on Reid Detmers' first pitch of the game and he went deep again in the seventh to break a tie in the Commodores' 3-1 victory over Louisville on Sunday in the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' David Freese, center, is congratulated by Justin Turner, left, and coach Bob Geren, right, after scoring on a bases-loaded walk during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 16, 2019 - 11:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs. "I wanted the ball after what happened last night," the closer said. "I really wanted to face them again." Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again...
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San Diego Padres' Greg Garcia gestures to the dugout after hitting a triple to drive in two runs off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Peter Lambert in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 16, 2019 - 9:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a historically high-scoring series, the outcome was decided by a pinch-hitting pitcher. On a bases-loaded walk, no less, off a starter who was making his first major league relief appearance. That seems appropriate for such a wacky series. The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 16, 2019 - 7:51 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: NEW BOMBER Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in the Bronx. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use the AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
June 16, 2019 - 7:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past...
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Kansas City Royals' Martin Maldonado walks on the field during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Minneapolis. Maldonado celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
June 16, 2019 - 7:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Sunday. Maldonado had several names scribbled on the tie, along with "Happy Father's Day." Pittsburgh...
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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 16, 2019 - 6:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...
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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell, center, hands the ball to manager Kevin Cash, left, as he is taken out of the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning Friday, June 14, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Looking away is third baseman Daniel Robertson. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 16, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, who pioneered the pitching strategy of using relievers as openers, are trying another experiment on the mound in the minors — they're stacking two-way players to start games. The focus Saturday night at Triple-A Durham was on two-way prospect Brendan...
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