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FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Baltimore. Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker says the Braves ‘hit all the boxes’ with four trade-deadline deals. Atlanta acquired Gausman and Darren O’Day from Baltimore in their last trade, Tuesday, July 31 , 2018. Gausman joins Atlanta’s rotation as the Braves chase a playoff spot. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)
July 31, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — From the perspective of manager Brian Snitker, the addition of right-hander Kevin Gausman means the Atlanta Braves added help in all the right places for their push to win the NL East. Snitker applauded four trades made by general manager Alex Anthopoulos. "I feel really good,"...
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New York Yankees' J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 31, 2018 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ has been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made the announcement Tuesday before a game against Baltimore. Hand...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Schoop follows through on a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
The latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern): 5:15 p.m. The Arizona Diamondbacks have bolstered their bullpen for the second time at the trade deadline, acquiring left-hander Jake Diekman from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Wei-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 5, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Ian Kinsler is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. In a deal announced late Monday, July 30, 2018, the Boston Red Sox have acquired Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
July 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, replacing the injured Dustin Pedroia at second base even as the AL East leaders distance themselves from the New York Yankees — and the rest of baseball, too. Boston will send Triple-A pitchers Ty...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler (25) celebrates with Tommy Pham (28) after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Amir Garrett during the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cincinnati. The Cardinals won 4-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 31, 2018 - 11:46 am
The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez. The Cardinals also received international cap space in the four-player trade...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) is shown during batting practice before of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, July 30, 2018 in Atlanta. Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they're cheering for, and to expose the sport's "toxic" culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press,...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, center, avoids getting put out by Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, left, during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 31, 2018 - 2:33 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DEADLINE DAY Teams have until 4 p.m. EDT to swing a trade without waivers, meaning it could be the last chance for contenders to land some top targets. Could Bryce Harper really be on the move? Will the Rays find a new home for Chris Archer? What...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela (50) throws against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for two players to be named, in a deal announced late Monday, July 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
July 31, 2018 - 2:32 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for minor league starter Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers' 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It was a challenging trade...
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Cincinnati Reds' Mason Williams (46) celebrates with Adam Duvall (23) after scoring on an RBI double by Tucker Barnhart off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 30, 2018 - 11:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night to bolster their lineup, especially against left-handers, for a postseason push. Duvall was targeted for a platoon role, starting against left-handers. The move will cut into Ender Inciarte's...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A power outage at Dodger Stadium on Monday shut down the stadium lights and caused a 23-minute delay before the second inning of a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers said the official cause of the outage was "a disruption in the city's power...
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