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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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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
July 01, 2018 - 1:02 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon overcame a sluggish start to earn his 245th major league win and match Dennis Martinez for the most by a pitcher from Latin America when the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 13-4 on Saturday night. Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua homered for the Rangers, who...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
June 30, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If his right arm isn't healed in time for his next start, maybe Vince Velasquez can pitch with his left. Ambidextrous, indeed. Hit on his pitching arm by a line drive, Velasquez made a dazzling throw with his left hand, and Philadelphia overcame an early injury to its starting...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier has a cold wet towel applied to his head during the seventh inning of a baseball game Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Chicago. Temperatures at Wrigley Field climbed into the mid 90's with a heat index over 100 degrees. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 30, 2018 - 10:01 pm
Here's a look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: HIGH HEAT It's expected to be a hot box at many ballparks, with game-time temperatures likely to climb over 100 degrees in Texas for White Sox-Rangers, near triple digits in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Yankee Stadium, and into the mid-90s...
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier has water from a cold wet towel squeezed onto his head during the seventh inning of a baseball game Chicago Cubs, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Chicago. Temperatures at Wrigley Field climbed into the mid 90's with a heat index over 100 degrees. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 30, 2018 - 8:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday's sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field were the worst he's experienced during a major league game. The Minnesota Twins were in no position to disagree. Minnesota's Eddie Rosario, Bobby Wilson and Max Kepler all left early because of...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, in Denver. With the Mets sinking fast toward the bottom of the National League standings, baseball operations were turned over Tuesday, June 26, to a trio of Sandy Alderson's assistants as the 70-year-old general manager made the stunning announcement that he was stepping down because his cancer has returned. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
June 30, 2018 - 3:01 am
Here's a look at what's happening around the major leagues today: STILL HERE Mets star Jacob deGrom is expected to start at Miami. He was a late scratch Friday night because of what the team called a family issue — no doubt, many fans around the country thought deGrom might've been traded when they...
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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, reacts after throwing out Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts at first base on a soft ground ball to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 30, 2018 - 1:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Packed house, summer heat, Red Sox-Yankees for the best record in baseball. So, CC Sabathia, did it feel like a really big night in Bronx? "I wish I could tell you it did," he said, "but it didn't." Instead, he just pitched as if the calendar read October, rather than June. Sabathia...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, right, and Aaron Judge celebrate after Hicks' home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 28, 2018 - 10:13 pm
Here's a look at what's happening around the major leagues on Friday: BEASTS OF THE EAST The Red Sox and Yankees start a three-game series in the Bronx, with the American League East division race as tight as ever. The archrivals were just a half-game apart in the standings entering play on...
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Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 28, 2018 - 6:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Rizzo's three-run double and Addison Russell's two-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh inning as the Chicago Cubs broke loose after Clayton Kershaw exited, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-5 on Thursday. The Cubs pounded out 15 hits, including four by Rizzo...
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