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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani walks to the dugout after striking out looking to Seattle Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
July 04, 2018 - 1:42 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels activated two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and used him as the designated hitter in their game against the Seattle Mariners. Ohtani and his injured right elbow are only cleared to hit for now, but Los Angeles said he will be...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 03, 2018 - 4:28 am
Here's a look at what's happening around the majors today: RECOVERING ACE Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw goes for his first win in 2 1/2 months when he faces Pittsburgh in the middle game of the teams' three-game series in Los Angeles. Kershaw (1-4, 2.84 ERA) has no decisions with a 2.77 ERA in three...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) hits a three run double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 03, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just stepping into the batter's box to face good friend and former teammate Max Scherzer was a special occasion for Rick Porcello. A career American League pitcher with 35 plate appearances on his resume going up against a three-time Cy Young Award-winner had mismatch written all...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) hits a two-run home run during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, July 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 03, 2018 - 1:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This time, the short porch at Yankee Stadium ended up hurting the home team. Even with one of baseball's tallest players posted at the wall. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning that nicked the glove of a leaping Aaron Judge in right field, and the Atlanta Braves...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor hits a grand slam off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 03, 2018 - 12:26 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Francisco Lindor had an exceptional Monday after a very good Sunday. Lindor homered twice, including a grand slam, and finished with a career-high seven RBIs as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Monday night. On Sunday, he had two doubles and a solo...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers fan Jordan Phillips poses for a photo in front of a poster featuring Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, before Game 4 of the basketball's NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, in Cleveland. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night, July 1, 2018, that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
July 02, 2018 - 8:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James jerseys in assorted colors hung inside the Cavaliers team shop, their retail price slashed by 40 percent. Eight years ago, some of them were still smoldering in the streets. The day after James announced he is leaving Cleveland as a free agent for the second time since...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks (31) hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, July 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 02, 2018 - 2:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — First, it was third-string catcher Kyle Higashioka getting the silent treatment in the dugout after a home run. Then, the same for Aaron Hicks when he hit homer No. 3. On a 91-degree night with the pennant race heating up, the New York Yankees enjoyed some more yucks against their...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 3-2. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
July 01, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Here's a look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SWING OR MISS? Many hitters got off to a smashing start in July as Cleveland socked 11 doubles, Baltimore homered four times and the Cubs combined with Minnesota for 21 runs at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Now, we'll see if the trend continues...
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A fan holds up strikeout number 13 after Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale struck out Seattle Mariners' Mike Zunino to end the seventh inning of Boston's 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
July 01, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Strikeouts exceeded hits in the major leagues for the second time in three months, a deviation that had never occurred before this year. There were 6,776 strikeouts and 6,640 hits in June, the Elias Sports Bureau said Sunday. That leaves the season totals at 21,090 strikeouts and 20...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 01, 2018 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale got an earful from the biggest crowd at Yankee Stadium this season while walking from the bullpen to the bench prior to the first pitch. The Red Sox ace said he didn't hear the boos and insults. By the second inning, the catcalls weren't for him, anyway. Sale pitched his...
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