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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the Little League Classic baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bowman Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 10:43 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight...
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Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 18, 2019 - 9:02 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain, right, is grimaces as he is checked by a team trainer after fouling a ball off his leg while batting during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Cain finished the at-bat and left the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 8:30 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a solo home run off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jacob Barnes during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
August 18, 2019 - 7:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having. The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. tosses his glove after losing a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 6:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega stepped...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto celebrates his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 18, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs — including two by Juan Soto — in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of three from a fellow contender in the NL playoff race. Matt Adams and Victor Robles hit back-to-back homers in the...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday Aug. 18, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 5:04 pm
TORONTO (AP) — After watching his team use seven pitchers Saturday, Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi wanted to give the bullpen a break. His first big league shutout fit the bill perfectly. Kikuchi needed just 96 pitches to complete a two-hitter Sunday that led the Mariners over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0,...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. cannot hold on to a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stood at the plate admiring a long flyball that did not leave the park. Acuña, an All-Star outfielder for the NL East leaders, was pulled before the fifth inning after failing to...
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Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg works against the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 18, 2019 - 2:30 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg has been treated for a blood clot in his pitching arm for the second time in his career. Manager Bud Black said Oberg had a procedure to dissolve the clot at a hospital on Saturday and remained there overnight. The Rockies put Oberg on the 10-...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Ji-Man Choi (26) douses Michael Brosseau after Brosseau's walkoff RBI single off Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Matt Hall scored Eric Sogard during the 13th inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 17, 2019 - 11:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Brosseau came through in the 13th inning to finish a long night and end an extended scoring drought by the Tampa Bay Rays. Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th drove in Eric Sogard to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night in a game...
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