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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer, newly acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, talks with reporters at PNC Park after a long toss workout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 02, 2018 - 11:33 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: MORE THAN A RENTAL Chris Archer makes his first start for the Pirates in what the team hopes could be the beginning of a long and productive stint in Pittsburgh. The Pirates acquired Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, left, reacts as he leaves the game during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in New York. The Orioles won 7-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 02, 2018 - 8:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees removed Sonny Gray from their starting rotation and replaced him with newly acquired Lance Lynn, and New York put pitcher J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease. Gray tied a career high by allowing seven runs while lasting 2 2/3 innings...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) gets tagged out by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy while trying to steal third base during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
August 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout missed Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays because of a bruised right wrist. Trout got hurt while sliding during a stolen base attempt of third in the first inning of Wednesday night's 7-2 defeat to the Rays. "When I slid into...
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Boston Red Sox's Ian Kinsler looks back as he rounds second base while advancing on a pick-off attempt during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 02, 2018 - 2:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DEPLETED RIVALRY The Yankees and Red Sox open a four-game series at Fenway Park with the two best records in the majors, but minus key players. Chris Sale, who tops the big leagues in strikeouts and leads the AL in ERA, had been scheduled to start...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray, left, reacts as he leaves the game during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in New York. The Orioles won 7-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
August 01, 2018 - 8:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Booed as he walked off the Yankee Stadium mound in the third inning, Sonny Gray smiled. A few moments later, third base coach Phil Nevin screamed at players in the New York dugout. The Yankees headed to their four-game series at Fenway Park after perhaps their worst performance this...
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Cleveland Indians Rajai Davis, right, slides ahead of the play by Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver to steal home as umpire Chris Conroy watches in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
August 01, 2018 - 5:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have turned this division race into a late-summer cruise, with the Minnesota Twins already in future-planning mode. Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 while taking a shutout into the eighth inning, winning his fourth straight start since returning from the...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tommy Milone worked seven strong innings to get his first win in more than a year, Anthony Rendon homered and the Washington Nationals moved back above .500 with a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday. The Nationals followed their 25-4 blowout of the Mets on Tuesday...
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August 01, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Offense is on the rebound in Major League Baseball. After a historic drop during the season's first three months that concerned the sport's leadership, big league batting average in July was .255, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, raising the season's average from .246 to .248...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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Washington Nationals relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) walks to pick up his glove after throwing it after giving up a two-run homer during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 25-4. Kelley's outburst on the mound got him booted from the Washington Nationals. The Nationals designated Kelley for assignment on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shawn Kelley's outburst on the mound got him booted from the Washington Nationals. The Nationals designated Kelley for assignment on Wednesday, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the New York...
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