Professional baseball

June 11, 2018 - 9:34 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little more than a year after a life-threatening brain injury, Daniel Poncedeleon is ready to make his major league debut. The St. Louis Cardinals bought the 26-year-old right-hander's contract from Triple-A Memphis on Monday before they opened a three-game series against the San...
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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations shows William Howard Hughes Jr., after being captured in June 2018, at left, and an image from his time at the U.S. Air Force. Hughes, a Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance, disappeared 35 years ago and was found in California after a fraud investigation involving a fake identity he had been using. (U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 8:48 pm
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors knew him as Tim, a quiet man who kept to himself but was always pleasant and never left the house without his San Francisco Giants cap on. Then his picture appeared on the news and TV satellite trucks showed up Monday on their quiet, tree-lined street in Daly City...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2015, photo, fans watch what they can of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs on a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued in 2015, arguing in part that a video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a revenue-sharing agreement (AP Photo/Andrew Seligman, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that a right-field video board...
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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo delivers to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
June 11, 2018 - 2:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — To avoid the embarrassment of a winless homestand, the slumping New York Mets needed to beat the top team in baseball with its best pitcher on the mound. That's exactly what they did. Seth Lugo tossed six dominant innings in a stellar spot start, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and...
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Washington players celebrate after beating the Cal State Fullerton in the 10th inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game in Fullerton, Calif., Sunday, June 10, 2018. Washington won, 6-5. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 1:29 am
Before Sunday, Washington was the only baseball team in the tradition-rich Pac-12 to never make it to the College World Series. The Huskies finally are going to Omaha. Kaiser Weiss' bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Washington a 6-5 win over host Cal State Fullerton...
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June 10, 2018 - 8:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes' rehab assignment has been cut short after a setback, and the plummeting New York Mets aren't sure when they might get their slugging left fielder back from a nagging hip injury. Cespedes, on the disabled list since May 14 because of a strained right hip flexor, hit...
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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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