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Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) stands between pitcher Jose Urena (62) and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) as the dugouts empty after Urena hit Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018m in Atlanta. Marlins' Derek Dietrich (32) and Braves' Ender Inciarte argue at right. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 17, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch. Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn't rule out using him this weekend against the Washington Nationals. Major...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets'...
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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar runs to tag out Los Angeles Angels' Taylor Ward (3) for one out of a triple play on a ground ball by David Fletcher off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. were also out on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
August 17, 2018 - 2:40 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night. In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors. "It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
August 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month. However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance. Lester pitched six innings and Ian Happ homered as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Thursday...
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena leaves the field after being ejected for hitting Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 16, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch. Major League Baseball announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Urena hit Acuna on the left arm with his...
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Adam Kolarek, right, and catcher Michael Perez celebrate after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in New York. The Rays defeated the Yankees 3-1. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As he jogged from the bullpen, Tampa Bay rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek reminded himself that he's pitched out of bases-loaded, no-out situations before. In the minors, at least. "It just hasn't been at this level," he said. "And certainly not in a stadium like Yankee Stadium." Or...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson afters scoring on a sacrifice by Pederson during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 16, 2018 - 3:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was looking all too familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Another lead lost, another reliever buckling in a big moment. Only this time, after San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game, the Dodgers did not wilt...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 16, 2018 - 12:52 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Austin Gomber learned plenty about pressure during a 15-game stint in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen earlier this season. The left-hander used that experience to his advantage on Wednesday night. Gomber tossed six shutout innings in his fourth start of the year, Marcell Ozuna...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Wilson Ramos is doused by Odubel Herrera after the Phillies' 7-4 win in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 15, 2018 - 11:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first...
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Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 15, 2018 - 10:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. Acuna, who had hit leadoff homers in the last three...
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