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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) goes out to argue that Texas Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela balked as Astros' Evan Gattis (11) turns to talk to home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez, right, during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
June 10, 2018 - 7:44 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch thought it was clear that Texas closer Keone Kela balked with the go-ahead run at third base in the ninth inning. Rangers counterpart Jeff Banister says he had never seen a balk ruling after umpires didn't make the call immediately when a pitch was...
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Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton catches a fly-out from St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Greg Garcia in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 10, 2018 - 6:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Legs, glove and bat — center fielder Billy Hamilton used them all to almost single-handedly stop the Cincinnati Reds' historic losing streak to the St. Louis Cardinals. Hamilton made a bunch of key defensive plays and the Reds ended their 13-game skid against St. Louis, beating...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Curtis Granderson, right, celebrates with teammate Randal Grichuk after hitting a three run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Sunday June 10, 2018. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2018 - 4:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Curtis Granderson had four hits and a career-high six RBIs, Marco Estrada pitched six innings to snap an eight-start winless streak and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the struggling Baltimore Orioles 13-3 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep. Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run home run...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 10, 2018 - 3:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Richard became the latest pitcher to flirt with the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' history, losing his bid with two outs in the seventh inning Sunday during a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins. The Padres are the only team in the majors that has never thrown a no-hitter...
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 10, 2018 - 3:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Richard of the San Diego Padres has lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins. Miguel Rojas grounded a clean single up the middle to spoil Richard's try Sunday at Marlins Park. The Padres are the only team in the majors that has never...
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June 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays say prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will miss at least four weeks because of a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. The son of Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir Guerrero and one of baseball's highest-ranked prospects, Guerrero Jr. left Wednesday's game for...
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New York Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka runs home to score a run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Aaron Judge during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
June 09, 2018 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka's first major league run should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it benched him. The New York Yankees put Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list before Saturday night's 4-3 victory at Citi Field, a day after the pitcher strained both hamstrings running the...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols has some words with plate umpire Jim Reynolds after he was called out looking at a pitch from Minnesota Twins Kyle Gibson in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 09, 2018 - 10:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Albert Pujols met Hall of Famer Stan Musial during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grew to appreciate Musial and his legacy. For now, the pair is sharing a place in baseball's record books. Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and tied Musial for seventh on the career RBI...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter (13) celebrates with Marcell Ozuna (23) after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Austin Brice in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 09, 2018 - 10:01 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: QUEEN CITY CRUSH The Cardinals will try for their 14th consecutive win against the Reds, including their 12th straight in Cincinnati. It's St. Louis' second-longest streak of domination in a rivalry that dates to the 1800s — the Cards won 18...
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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez rounds first base after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 09, 2018 - 8:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez looked bad on a swing, went to the video, took some hacks in the cage and made sure he didn't miss his pitch the next time up. Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, David Price pitched six solid innings to win his fifth straight decision and the Boston Red Sox...
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