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Cincinnati Reds' Anthony DeSclafani, left, hits a grand slam off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brian Duensing in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 23, 2018 - 7:41 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory. It was Cincinnati's third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts talks to the crowd during the Cubs' annual convention, in Chicago. The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for "a medium- to long-period investment" and wants to create "a strong bond with the city." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 23, 2018 - 6:04 am
MILAN (AP) — The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for "a medium- to...
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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 15th inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves early Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Atlanta. Baltimore won 10-7 in 15 innings. (AP photo/John Bazemore)
June 23, 2018 - 2:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Santana, center, celebrates a two-run home run with teammate Odubel Herrera (37), who also scored, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 23, 2018 - 2:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PHILLY SPECIAL Odubel Herrera has homered in five straight games, tying a Philadelphia record. Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also connected five in row for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr...
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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez is doused after the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Boston. Martinez singled in the go-ahead run in the Red Sox's 14-10 victory. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 23, 2018 - 12:33 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a showdown of All-Star sluggers, Nelson Cruz had more RBIs, but J.D. Martinez had more help. Martinez homered and drove in five, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 14-10 on Friday despite a monster night from Cruz. Cruz had a pair of...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, June 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 22, 2018 - 10:36 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Flaherty has struck out 11, walked two and thrown 94 pitches Friday night at Miller Park. The 22-year-old right-hander began the night with a 3-2 record and a 2.66...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
June 22, 2018 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he...
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Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
June 22, 2018 - 6:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seattle manager Scott Servais kept up the ruse on Friday night, denying that he saw Ichiro Suzuki in disguise in the Mariners dugout at Yankee Stadium. And he mostly kept a straight face as he said it. In a performance almost as transparent as the fake mustache and hoodie the former...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Odubel Herrera, left, hits a home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Sam Tuivailala during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Yadier Molina. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 22, 2018 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PACKING A PUNCH Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. "What he's doing is special," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's elite." Herrera is batting .419 (13 for...
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Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
June 21, 2018 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie? Wait a second — it was Ichiro! Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout Thursday to watch...
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